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BlackBerry Curve 9315

Announced
Jan 3, 2013
Market status
Released

US carrier availability

Discontinued: T-Mobile

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (164 ppi)
  • Single-core processor
  • Too little RAM memory (512 MB RAM)
  • Low resolution display (320 x 240 pixels)
  • Low-resolution camera (3.2 megapixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • Low-resolution video capture
  • No front-facing camera

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Description

BlackBerry Curve 9315 is a device for first time smartphone users and as such, specs-wise, it is nothing worth bragging about. It features a 2.44 QVGA display (not a touchscreen), GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, microSD card slot, 512MB RAM, the typical Curve keyboard and a 3.2-megapixel extended depth of field camera.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • PopupBlackBerry (7.1)
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.29 x 2.36 x 0.50 inches (109 x 60 x 12.7 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.66 oz (104 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 2.4 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 320 x 240 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 164 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 28.23 %
  • Features:
    • Light sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • Popup3.2 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Features:
      • PopupDigital image stabilization, Face detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
  • Camcorder:
      • 640x480 (VGA)

Hardware

  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Single core, 800 MHz
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 512 MB RAM
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 8.00 hours
      the average is 11 h (675 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 18.0 days (432 hours)
      the average is 20 days (477 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1450 mAh

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  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Radio:
      • FM

Internet browsing

  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook, Twitter

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 1700/2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSPA (unspecified), UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS, A-GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • USB charging
  • Other:
    • UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Compass
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M3, T4
    • Voice recording

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 03 Jan 2013

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