BlackBerry Bold 9790 User Reviews

Overall user rating

6.4

The overall rating is the average of all user reviews, while the overall alternatives are the ones that has been listed most.

UI speed
7.2
Camera
6.4
Multimedia
5.2
Internet
6.0
Call quality
7.2
Battery
6.4
Reception
7.4
Display
6.0
Build quality
6.6
Text input
6.4
Everyday usage
5.4
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SaintHelena posted on Jan 01, 2015, 4:38 AM
Posts: 397; Member since: Nov 05, 2014

2.0

A device that can't compete

SaintHelena has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

This is one of the device made by BB that really show that BB inability to compete in a dog eat dog, man eat man competition. The device is slow, and hang a lot. I must pull the battery every now and then. What kind of business phone that have an OS that were like engineering sample.

Seeing this is as BB flagship, I wouldn't be surprised if BB went bankrupt

Build quality
3.0
Reception
4.0
Call quality
3.0
Internet
1.0
Multimedia
1.0
Camera
1.0
UI speed
1.0
Everyday usage
1.0
Text input
1.0
Display
1.0
Battery
2.0

Pros

  • Almost nothing

Cons

  • Price were too high for this phone
  • The WORSE phone in this modern age
  • Bad OS

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kevintangi posted on Oct 31, 2012, 8:30 AM
Posts: 6; Member since: Oct 31, 2012

9.0

One of best Blackberries !

kevintangi has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

This is my second blackberry, and im using it everyday, for heavy chatting w/ my friends. Even though i only use that on 2G, battery only last for 6-10 hours a day. i must bring my power bank everywhere.
I only use this since last 2 weeks, because i just bought it.
the build design is cool. very elegant. very nice on hand.
the camera is such disappointment, because only 5 MP, but still able to shoot (fortunately!)
the keypad is just amazing, i love Blackberry Bold keypads, they're big and silent.
touchscreen is sensitive. great
lack of front camera is such a shame

Build quality
10.0
very elegant design, very nice at hand
Reception
8.0
Call quality
9.0
Internet
9.0
Multimedia
8.0
Camera
8.0
UI speed
10.0
very smooth UI
Everyday usage
9.0
Text input
10.0
keypad is verry nice
Display
10.0
images are sharp, and very vivid
Battery
7.0

Pros

  • Screen is quite sharp
  • NFC

Cons

  • Battery Life
  • Front Camera

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liaolteanu posted on May 27, 2014, 8:36 AM
Posts: 0; Member since: May 27, 2014

5.0

weak

liaolteanu has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review

do not buy one
the touch screen activates at the slightest touch while the phone is close to the ear and it will call other contacts while you are in a conversation...
the only possibility you have to stop this is by pressing the lock key at the top of the phone ... I used it until the casing broke... very bad quality of the plastic used since I've only been using it for 7 months ...
the first and last rows of keys are on the edge of the casing hence they are harder to press

Build quality
2.0
weak casing
Reception
7.0
Call quality
7.0
Internet
4.0
Multimedia
2.0
Camera
7.0
UI speed
9.0
Everyday usage
2.0
Text input
3.0
first and last rows are on the edge of the casing, hence they are harder to touch
Display
2.0
too , too small...
Battery
9.0

Pros

  • email

Cons

  • casing
  • touch screen size and sensor
  • keys
  • multimedia

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ghost posted on Apr 02, 2012, 4:25 AM
Posts: 0; Member since: Apr 02, 2012

8.0

BB Bold 9790

ghost has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

It's a good upgrade fro curve 8520 2g to 3.5g & a faster cpu. The memory is good with it's 8 GB storage, 768 MB RAM + microSD, up to 32GB. Touch & type is cool the keyboard is awesome good feedback too. The weak point is the battery but i can get 2 days with little use...

Build quality
9.0
Reception
9.0
Call quality
9.0
Internet
8.0
Multimedia
8.0
Camera
8.0
UI speed
9.0
Everyday usage
8.0
Text input
9.0
Display
9.0
Battery
7.0

0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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vinoh4u posted on Dec 19, 2011, 6:07 AM
Posts: 0; Member since: Dec 19, 2011

8.0

Amazing phone

vinoh4u has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

I am using this phone for one week. On the day one i used the phone continiously for 8 hours (Facebook, twitter, BBM, Mails, Browsing, Downloading, etc etc), which made the battery to lose 90%. On the second day, i gave moderate load to the phone (Facebook, Twitter, BBM, Mails & occationaly browsing), which made the battery to stand for one full day.

Its anyday a better buy when you compare with 9900.

Build quality
9.0
Reception
9.0
Call quality
8.0
Internet
8.0
Multimedia
7.0
Camera
8.0
UI speed
7.0
Everyday usage
7.0
Text input
9.0
Display
8.0
Battery
7.0

Pros

  • Good to hold, Good to type, Quick response from preocessor, OS7

Cons

  • Battery life

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