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BlackBerry Curve 9380

alaTest has collected and analyzed 264 reviews of BlackBerry Curve 9380. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and performance. The screen and portability are also appreciated, but there are mixed opinions on the durability and size. There are some negative comments about the social networking functionality and reliability.

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battery, reliability, social network

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry Curve 9380 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of BlackBerry Curve 9380 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on People really like the price and portability. The screen and performance also get good feedback, but the size and battery get less positive views.

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76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BlackBerry Curve 9380 Sim Free Smartphone - BlackBlackBerry Curve 9380 Sim Free Smartphone - Black

Feb, 2017

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 user reviews of BlackBerry Curve 9380 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Comments about the portability and price are generally positive. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the reliability.

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82% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BlackBerry Curve 9380 Unlocked GSM Phone with Touchscreen and 5 MP Camera--No Warranty (Black)BlackBerry Curve 9380 Unlocked GSM Phone with Touchscreen and 5 MP Camera--No Warranty (Black)

Feb, 2017

Expert review by: Matt Bolton (

BlackBerry Curve 9380 review


A touchscreen BlackBerry Curve at last

Fairly cheap ; Bright, colourful screen ; Some nice design in BB OS 7 ; Light and quite well-made ; Some good social integration

Low screen resolution ; A few performance issues ; OS has lots of rough edges ; Keyboard is a bit fiddly ; Some poor social integration, too

After playing it cool for a few years, RIM has apparently decided that there's something to this touchscreen phone lark after all, releasing a budget all-touch device in the shape of the BlackBerry Curve 9380.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Hunter Skipworth (

BlackBerry Curve 9380 pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint


Yet more phones emerging from the BlackBerry camp, in what appears to be a veritable river of BlackBerry 7 packing handsets flooding our phone shops. Next

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Thomas Newton (

BlackBerry Curve 9380 Review: In Depth


In a sense, the BlackBerry Curve 9380 is one of the most interesting phones we've seen from RIM in a while. Though it's specifications aren't cutting edge and it doesn't immediately scream ‘Phone…

Visually rich user interface ; Slick design and feel ; Great price

Video camera isn't amazing ; Limited apps from BlackBerry App World ; Not the best virtual Qwerty

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Hanleigh Daniels (

BlackBerry Curve 9380


The very first touch-only BlackBerry Curve smartphone lands on our shores - is it good enough to forgo one of the best QWERTY keyboards in the business?

Very nice display for budget device excellent size and weight comes with Documents To Go capable camera.

Noticeable dip in performance whilst multi-tasking only VGA video-recording portrait QWERTY keyboard a bit cramped.

Mar, 2012

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BlackBerry Curve 9380 Review


Review: BlackBerry Curve 9380 The BlackBerry Curve 9380 is the entry level full-touch smartphone offered by Research In Motion. When this was first announced in Jakarta, Indonesia, people were surprised because they were probably expecting a full-touch...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Vince (

BlackBerry Curve 9380 review


The Curve brand has been hugely successful for RIM, especially the 8520 mega-hit; these were the first BlackBerries that appealed to the masses on a budget, allowing the everyman a taste of BBM and the famed BlackBerry keyboard. Alongside...

Bright screen ; Responsive UI ; Very customisable alert profiles ; NFC capable ; Small, thin and very light

Touchscreen sensitivity issues ; Small screen and low resolution ; Tiny, inaccurate keyboard ; Buttons difficult to press ; Poor camera performance

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: What Mobile (

BlackBerry Curve 9380 review


While BlackBerry maker Research In Motion has a reputation for physical keyboards on its smartphones, it's actually been in the touchscreen business for a long time. Way back in 2008, after seeing the surging success of the iPhone 3G, RIM released the...

Despite its flawed operating system, there’s a charm to the compact design of the Curve 9380 but it’s the keyboard skills that will disappoint BlackBerry fans. If you demand speed, the Curve 9380 is not your next phone.

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: Dave Oliver (

RIM BlackBerry Curve 9380 with BBM music


Review Perhaps sensing that it's on the verge of losing the smartphone battle, BlackBerry manufacturer RIM has all but swamped the market recently with a rash of handsets, each offering something a little bit different. The Curve 9380 is the midrange...

The BlackBerry Curve 9380 betrays its lower end leanings with a fairly low resolution screen and underpowered processor, but it’s got a decent camera and messaging capabilities. The lack of content on BlackBerry App World will be a frustration for some...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Dave Oliver (

BlackBerry Curve 9380 review


RIM's recent burst of handsets would almost put HTC to shame fortheir diversity and frequency. The Curve 9380 is the midrangeversion of the Torch 9860 -- a full face touch screen design butsmaller, lighter, and a little bit cheaper.

Slim and sleek styling, BlackBerry 7 OS

Screen not too sharp, onscreen keyboard a bit cramped, processorshows occasional signs of lag, awkward hard buttons, not a greatselection in BlackBerry App World

It's horses for courses, but if you don't want the bulkof its larger cousin, the Curve 9380 offers a slick little packagewith a decent range of features so long as you're not expectingespecially high performance.

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Kevin Thomas (

BlackBerry Curve 9380 Review by


The Blackberry Curve 9380 is a cheaper handset with OS 7 and a touchscreen, but it lacks some of the classic BlackBerry features

BlackBerry 7 OS; great colour saturation on screen; updated version of an old favourite

Dearth of apps; slower 860MHz chip; over-sensitive display; social networking integration is disappointing

Anyone looking to update their Curve for a touchscreen device will find the 9380 offers a comfortable and familiar option. It may not be as durable as some devices, but it is small and light. However, there's not much in the way of entertainment or...

Nov, 2011

Product Specifications


Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:JM-1
Continuous audio playback time:30
Continuous video playback time:5.5
Standby time (2G):360
Standby time (3G):360
Talk time (2G):5.5
Talk time (3G):5.8

Call management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes


Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:4
Face detection: Yes
Front Camera: No
Geotagging: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Second Camera: No
Video capture resolution (max):640 x 480
Video recording: Yes
Zoom capability: Yes


Colour of product:Black / White
Form factor:Bar


Display diagonal:8.13
Display Resolution:480 x 360
Display Type:LCD / TFT
External display: No
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touchscreen: Yes


Accelerometer: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes


Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ


Internal RAM:0.5


E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):No / Yes


Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, FLAC, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, FLAC, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, M4A, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, M4A, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA
FM radio: No
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF, WBMP
Video formats supported:3GP, ASF, AVI, M4V / 3GP, ASF, AVI, M4V, MP4 / 3GP, ASF, AVI, M4V, MP4, WMV / 3GP, ASF, AVI, MP4


Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location:Y / Yes


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:2100
3G standards:UMTS / WCDMA
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, DUN, HFP, HSP, SAP, SPP / A2DP, DUN, HSP, MAP, OPP, PBAP, SAP, SPP
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Data network:3G
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Security algorithms:WPA, WPA2
SIM card capability:Single SIM
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Music player: Yes
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Rotating: Yes
Video Playback: Yes
Volume Control:Digital


Accelerometer: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:BlackBerry OS
Operating System Version:7 / 7.0
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes / Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:MICRO-USB
USB port:No / Yes
USB version:2.0


Processor frequency:0.806


Operating system installed:BlackBerry OS
Operating System Version:7 / 7.0


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Hot-swap: Yes
Internal Memory:512
Internal RAM:512
Internal storage capacity:0.5
Maximum memory card size:32


Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.12 / 10.9
Height :1.12 / 10.9