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BlackBerry Classic Featured in Best QWERTY

Announced
Feb 25, 2014
Market status
Released
Release date
Dec 17, 2014

US carrier availability

Upcoming: Verizon, AT&T

Pros

  • Lots of RAM (2048 MB RAM)
  • Fast mobile data support (4G)

Cons

  • Battery is not user replaceable

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Description

The BlackBerry Classic is equipped with a 3.5 inch glass with resolution of 720 x 720. This works out to a pixel density of 291 ppi. A dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon MSM8960 processor is under the hood with 2GB of RAM. 16GB of native storage is on board, and a 128GB microSD slot is included for those seeking additional memory. Back and front-facing cameras weigh in at 8MP and 2MP respectively. A 2515 mAh battery powers the device.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • BlackBerry (10)
  • Dimensions:
    • 5.16 x 2.85 x 0.4 inches (131.1 x 72.4 x 10.2 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 6.28 oz (178 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 3.5 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 720 x 720 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.

    • 294 ppi
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 41.18 %
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Yes
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 8 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Aperture size:

      Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

      • F2.2
    • Features:
      • Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
  • Camcorder:
      • 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)
    • Features:
      • Digital image stabilization, Continuous autofocus, Video calling, Video sharing
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 2 megapixels

Hardware

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960
  • 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.

    • Dual core, 1500 MHz, Krait
  • Graphics processor:
      • Adreno 225
  • 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.

    • 2048 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 16 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 128 GB

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 17.20 hours
      the average is 11 h (675 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 15.2 days (365 hours)
      the average is 20 days (477 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 11.70 hours
      the average is 15 h (902 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 14.5 days (348 hours)
      the average is 23 days (554 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 2515 mAh
  • Not user replaceable:
    • Yes

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Background playback
  • Radio:
      • FM
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • FDD LTE:
    • 800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz
  • Data:
    • LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, EDGE, GPRS
  • nano-SIM:
    • Yes
  • 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, Glonass

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.0, EDR
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Other:
    • NFC, Miracast, SlimPort, Computer sync, OTA sync
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Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Service lights, Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Additional microphone(s):
      • for Noise cancellation
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 25 Feb 2014

Shopping information

  • MSRP price:
    • $ 449

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