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BlackBerry Classic

US carrier availability

Discontinued: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile

Pros

  • Hardware QWERTY keyboard

Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (294 ppi)

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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:
    • PopupBlackBerry (10.3, 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 5.5 oz (157 g)
  • Features:
    • Full keyboard, Touch sensitive control keys
  • Colors:
    • Black

Displaybenchmark

  • 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:

    Screen-to-body ratio - Shows what part of the frontal area of a phone its screen occupies.

    • 41.18 %
  • Features:
    • Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camerabenchmark

  • Camera:
      • Popup8 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
    • Hardware Features:
      • Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
    • Software Features:
      • Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
    • Shooting Modes:
      • PopupBurst mode
  • 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:

    Graphics processor - The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.

      • 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.

    • 2 GB RAM
  • Built-in storage:

    Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 16 GB
  • Storage expansion:

    Storage expansion - Some handsets allow you to expand their storage capacity by using a memory expansion card – most often microSD. Expansion memory is mostly suitable for media storage, such as photo, video or music content.

    • microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 128 GB

Battery

  • Capacity:

    Capacity - The bigger, the better! However, battery capacity is not the only factor that has an effect on battery life. Those include the chipset in use, the software running on the device, as well as the consumer's unique usage pattern.

    • 2515 mAh
  • Type:
    • Not user replaceable, Li - Ion
  • Talk time:
    • 17.20 hours
      the average is 20 h (1195 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 15.2 days (365 hours)
      the average is 19 days (449 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 11.70 hours
      the average is 18 h (1073 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 14.5 days (348 hours)
      the average is 24 days (564 h)
  • Music playback:
    • 70.00 hours
  • Video playback:
    • 13.70 hours

MultimediaPopupbenchmark

  • Screen mirroring:
    • Wireless screen share, SlimPort
  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Background playback
  • Radio:
      • FM
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • Additional microphone(s):
      • for Noise cancellation

Cellular

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 20, 5, 8, 3, 2, 1, 7
  • Data:
    • LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
  • Nano SIM:
    • Yes

Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers)
  • Notifications:
    • Service lights, Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Other features:
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.0, EDR
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. The most common types are GPS and A-GPS. 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.

    • GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
  • Other:
    • NFC, Computer sync, OTA sync

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 25 Feb 2014

Shopping information

  • MSRP price:
    • $ 449

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