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RIM BlackBerry Curve 9315 Review

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Call Quality:

RIM BlackBerry Curve 9315 Review
Putting out a reasonable output with its earpiece, we’re able to comprehend voices relatively well – with minimal distortion. On the other end of the line, though, our callers say that there’s a hint of hollowness with our voice. Meanwhile, the speakerphone emits some crackle at the loudest setting.


Battery:

With nothing more than a 1,450 mAh battery, it’s enough to get us through a solid day of normal usage – though, we were kind of hoping for a little bit more.


Conclusion:


In the greater scheme of things, $50 might seem like a dandy deal for the Curve 9315, but when the platform experience is outdated, combined with the handset’s cheap feel, it doesn’t make it a prized possession against other comparable smartphones. At this point folks, unless you’re firmly in love with the old platform, you’re better off waiting for RIM’s next-generation BlackBerry OS 10 devices. And honestly, even though it’s an aged device, you’re still better investing your money in something else like the Bold 9900.

Software version of the reviewed unit: v7.1.0.838

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Pros

  • Same quality Curve keyboard

Cons

  • Cheap construction
  • Poor quality display
  • Antiquated platform experience
  • Terrible camera performance
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posted on 30 Jan 2013, 07:58

1. RiseAgainst94 (Posts: 281; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)


Wish theyd pull out the stops for what may be there last Blackberry pre BB10- just for the few remaining die hards, but either way this phone should not be bought. Too many other good options.

posted on 14 Apr 2013, 12:14

2. AlMal (Posts: 29; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Agree. Also the phones with small screen are mostly good just for the phone calls.

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Display2.4 inches, 320 x 240 pixels (164 ppi) TFT
Camera3.2 megapixels
Hardware
Single core, 800 MHz
512 MB RAM
Size4.29 x 2.36 x 0.50 inches
(109 x 60 x 12.7 mm)
3.66 oz  (104 g)
Battery1450 mAh, 8 hours talk time

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