BlackBerry Classic

Featured in Best QWERTY
Announced:
Feb 25, 2014
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Dec 17, 2014

PhoneArena Rating:

6.5
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BlackBerry Classic

Featured in Best QWERTY
Announced: Feb 25, 2014
Market status: Released
Release date: Dec 17, 2014

PhoneArena Rating:

6.5
Read Full Review
  • Display 3.5" 720 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2515 mAh(11.7h 3G talk time)
  • Fingerprint
  • Lightweight
  • Thin
  • LTE
  • Waterproof
  • NFC
  • Dual SIM

Display

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Display size:

3.5 inches

Resolution:

720 x 720 pixels

Pixel density:

294 ppi

Screen-to-body ratio:

41.18 %

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

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Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

8 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2

Flash:

LED

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features:

Continuous autofocus, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

2 megapixels

Design

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 6 oz (172 g)

Features:

Full keyboard, Touch sensitive control keys

Colors:

Black

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960

Processor:

Dual-core, 1500 MHz, Krait

GPU:

Adreno 225

RAM:

2 GB

Internal storage:

16 GB

Storage expansion:

up to 128 GB

OS:

BlackBerry (10.3, 10)

Battery

Capacity:

2515 mAh

Talk time:

17.20 hours
the average is 22 h (1323 min)

Stand-by time:

15.2 days (365 hours)
the average is 21 days (509 h)

Talk time (3G):

11.70 hours
the average is 23 h (1397 min)

Stand-by time (3G):

14.5 days (348 hours)
the average is 28 days (669 h)

Music playback:

70.00 hours

Video playback:

13.70 hours

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20

UMTS:

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data:

LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

SIM type:

Nano SIM

Connectivity

Bluetooth:

4.0, EDR

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band

USB:

USB 2.0

Connector:

microUSB

Features:

Mass storage device, Video out

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Other:

NFC, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers)

Notifications:

Notification light, Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Multimedia

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Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share, SlimPort

Radio:

FM

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector:

3.5mm

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation

Shopping information

MSRP price:

$ 449

US CARRIER AVAILABILITY

Discontinued

Pros

  • Hardware QWERTY keyboard

Cons

  • Thick body (0.4 inches)
  • Too little RAM
  • Low pixel density screen (294 ppi)

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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