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BlackBerry Torch 9800

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2933 reviews of BlackBerry Torch 9800. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the camera and design. The screen and performance are also appreciated, whereas reviews about the GPS navigation and reception are mixed. Many are less positive about the apps and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry Torch 9800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for BlackBerry Torch 9800

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 230 user reviews of BlackBerry Torch 9800 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the price and screen. The portability and performance also get good reviews, but there are some less positive views about the GPS navigation and apps.

usability, performance, portability, screen, price

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78% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BlackBerry Torch 9800 Sim-Free Mobile phoneBlackBerry Torch 9800 Sim-Free Mobile phone

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for BlackBerry Torch 9800

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1169 user reviews of BlackBerry Torch 9800 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and portability. The price and performance also get good views, whereas there are some negative reviews about the battery.

usability, performance, price, portability, reliability

battery

72% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Blackberry Torch 9800 Unlocked Phone with 5 MP Camera, Full QWERTY Keyboard and 4 GB Internal Storage - Unlocked Phone - No Warranty - BlackBlackberry Torch 9800 Unlocked Phone with 5 MP Camera, Full QWERTY Keyboard and 4 GB Internal Storage - Unlocked Phone - No Warranty - Black

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for BlackBerry Torch 9800

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of BlackBerry Torch 9800 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. People are impressed by the price. The screen is also appreciated.

size, screen, price

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Blackberry Torch 9800 Unlocked Phone with 5 MP Camera, Full QWERTY Keyboard and 4 GB Internal Storage - Unlocked Phone - No Warranty - BlackBlackberry Torch 9800 Unlocked Phone with 5 MP Camera, Full QWERTY Keyboard and 4 GB Internal Storage - Unlocked Phone - No Warranty - Black

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Thomas Tamblyn (t3.com)

BlackBerry Torch 9800 hands-on video review

 

BlackBerry Torch 9800: RIM's first touchscreen slider

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

BlackBerry Torch 9800

 

RIM claims to have made its best BlackBerry to date, but is that enough?

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

RIM BlackBerry Torch 9800 review

 

RIM's previous touchscreen phones - the Storms I and II - were big departures for a company known for QWERTY thumb pads. With both a touchscreen and keypad, the Torch tries to be the best of both worlds – and it has an upgraded operating system...

The keyboard may be smaller than other BlackBerrys’, but the Torch’s great screen and updated OS make it the best BlackBerry yet.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Barry de la Rosa (expertreviews.co.uk)

RIM BlackBerry Torch review

 

The keyboard may be smaller than other BlackBerrys', but the Torch's great screen and updated OS make it the best BlackBerry yet.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Rosemary Hattersley (pcadvisor.co.uk)

BlackBerry Torch 9800 review

 

The Torch 9800 is RIM’s first touchscreen slider smartphone to carry the BlackBerry name.

When we first tried out the BlackBerry Torch 9800 we were delighted with the new design and the apparent flexibility that the multiple input and on-device navigation options provide. However, the smartphone is a little heftier than we’d like and is...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Stuff magazine

 

Blackberry's fiery slider combines a full QWERTY keyboard with a 3.2in touchscreen. Does it blaze a trail or get stuck at the lights?

Great messaging and media, but the retro screen and lack of apps mean it lags behind the smartphone big boys

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Andy Vandervell (trustedreviews.com)

BlackBerry Torch 9800 - First Look - TrustedReviews

 

We get our first look at the new BlackBerry Torch, and BlackBerry OS6.

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Thomas Newton (recombu.com)

BlackBerry Torch 9800 Review: In Depth

 

The Blackberry Torch 9800 marks a new departure for RIM. On launch it was the first handset to include Blackberry 6 OS, optimised especially for touchscreens. It also sees RIM attempt to straddle two…

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: letsgomobile.org (letsgomobile.org)

BlackBerry Torch test

 

E n son bir BlackBerry smartphone modeli incelememizin üzerinden epey bir zaman geçti o zamandan bu yana da piyasada çok şeyler değişmiş durumda. BlackBerry'nin son kullanıcı piyasasındaki muazzam gelişimi ve çekici özelliklere sahip birkaç yeni model...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Mobile Choice UK (mobilechoiceuk.com)

BlackBerry Torch 9800 review -

 

The five-megapixel camera is the best snapper to appear on a blackberry device, with the flash in particular impressing

The BlackBerry Torch is a heavy device and we weren?t enamoured with the overall design

Jun, 2011

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1270 / 1300
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:27 / 30
Continuous video playback time:5.7 / 6
Standby time (2G):408 / 432
Standby time (3G):312 / 336
Talk time (2G):5.5
Talk time (3G):5.5 / 5.8

Call management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call blocking: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:2592 x 1944
Digital Zoom:2 / 2.5
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: No
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear Camera Resolution:2592 x 1944
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Second Camera: No
Video capture resolution (max):640 x 480
Video recording: Yes
Zoom capability: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, grey / Red / White
Form factor:Slider

Display

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

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Navigation key: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:0.5

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text prediction system:T9

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, FLAC, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, eAAC+, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WMA / AAC, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WMA / AAC, MP3, WMA / eAAC+, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WMA
FM radio:No / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF, WBMP
RSS reader: Yes
Speakers:Mono
Video formats supported:3GP, ASF, AVI, M4V, MP4 / 3GP, ASF, AVI, M4V, MP4, WMV / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
GPS antenna: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:800,850,1900,2100 / 800,850,900,1900 / 800,850,900,1900,2100 / 800,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA / HSDPA, WCDMA
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, PBAP, SPP / A2DP, DUN, PBAP / DUN, HFP, HSP, MAP, PBAP, SAP, SPP, SSP
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Data network:3G
SIM card capability:Single SIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
WAP: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
Rotating: Yes
Video Playback: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:BlackBerry OS
Operating System Version:6 / 6.0 / 7
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Games, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Video call:No / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB A
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor frequency:0.624 / 1.2

Software

Operating system installed:BlackBerry OS
Operating System Version:6 / 6.0 / 7

Storage

Compatible memory cards:SD
Included memory card size:4
Internal Memory:4096 / 512
Internal RAM:512
Internal storage capacity:0.5 / 4
Maximum memory card size:32
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call:No / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.46
Height :11.1
Weight:161 / 161.1
Width:6.2