BlackBerry Classic User Reviews
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Kame_Hame_Haaaaa has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Wrong time, Wrong product.
First. The 3.5" small screen is really looks bad compared to other phone in 2014. I wonder why BB even bother to made this phone.
Second, the phone SLOW AS HELL. BB should put a faster CPU on this phone.
Third, the battery life is NOT GREAT.
Fourth, the screen color calibration is NOT GREAT.
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The best clasic type blackberry... EVER!!
SitiNurbaya0 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
This is the best blackberry classic style phone. ever. compared to the old blackberry OS 7, this phone is lightning fast, and have less hickup.
This phone biggest design problem in 2014/2015 is the small screen. After using a couple of large 5"+ phone, this 3"-ish phone really show that this kind of phone is not comparable to current generation of smartphone.
The other design problem were, using touch screen is now faster to type and more comfortable compared to small keyboard.
Other than that, the phone is stable and great enough for blackberry product. Although there is still a couple of unpleasant stability.
The biggest downside of this phone is apps. there is no GOOD/GREAT quality apps. Most of the apps were just low quality. I know this phone can run android apps. Unfortunately, not all apps can be run. only selective apps. Newest, greatest game mostly run with problem.
If you want blackberry. This is the one.
If you want apps and future proof phone. This phone NOT the one.
62 out of 71 people found this review helpful.Report
Bringing back BB OS7 nostalgia
JaneChenLong has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
This phone really remind me the day I was using BB as my daily phone. But things were different with this phone, the browser is a lot better compared to the old BB, and the lag & crash from old BB were almost disappear.
But, although this phone is a PERFECT EVOLUTION from the old BB device. after I try to use this phone as my daily phone, I feel this phone is NOT UP TO compete with regular Android and iPhone. There is some chemistry missing in the UI. Using this phone is like using a computer with foreign language that I didn't know as the menu.
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One of the best phone for business user
Andronikos has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Definitely I can say this is one of the best phone for business user like me.
Currently I'm using this Blackberry Classic to accompany my Huawei Mate 10 Pro PD as daily driver.
I really love this phone build quality and start screen. I read some bad review for this device multimedia but this is a business phone so I wont talk about that. The typing experience? MARVELOUS!
Blackberry push mail still one of the best and real-time 'til now and really help me with my daily tight schedule and multiple company email.
IF you need a secondary phone special for business, this is definitely your choice !
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Very great phone for daily work
Klaas has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
Great phone for your daily work. Fast composing emails with the keyboard. Very accurate when browsing with the touchpad. I use this phone for my daily work, create emails, make appointments. The sound of this phone with phonecalls is very clear and loud. If you do not need this as a gaming phone it is absolutly a great phone.
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A Classic phone for the Classic population
dangerous91 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
The Blackberry Classic has been my daily phone for the past three months. The only time did not satisfy my needs/requirements was when I did not have Snapchat on the phone.
Im no business owner or have a job where I need to send hundreds of emails of day. Im an average joe that grew up with Android phones. The reason I use BlackBerry is due to its reputation for helping said people with their tasks. Coming from a Q10 ive realized the BB10 os is very underrated.
Im very pleased with the phone. The only thing I dont like is the camera.
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Very Underrated Phone
thed00mshr00m has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I really don't understand why people don't give this phone more credit. BlackBerry knocked it out of the park with this phone. The OS is great, keeps my day to day tasks organized. The keyboard is outstanding. It takes beautiful photos. I feel like the reason it has not gotten the best reviews is because no one wants a blackberry these days. So what if the BlackBerry app word doesn't have everything, with the Amazon App store you basically have access to everything BlackBerry and Android! Over all, this phone deserves a perfect 10. Battery life is amazing, UI is quick, apps are great, really the only down side to this phone is the weird screen resolution. I got this phone for the keyboard but I've found I love it more than I expected. Excellent phone, very very underrated for what it is.
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For Simple User Like Me
MeanHeng has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I'm writing a review from cambodia. I'm a simple user. I just changed from my iPhone 5s. I love it more than 5s. BB 10 OS is look nice and I love to change Dark Background in my contact, message, calendar and BBM I hope I can get dark mode in more app or anywhere. To be honest first time I know Blackberry Classic use trackpad it make me think it's a old tool but I really fun when I used trackpad to select multi contact, photo, video... select text just press shift with trackpad, use trackpad to move photo zooming it's really fun. I always confusing to touch home button on my iPad to move cursor when I typing! my iPad is my entertainment thing and this Classic thing is my phone. I can say I like this phone than 5s that the same os of my entertainment thing.
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Classic: Bridging BBOS and OS 10
emtgeek has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
This is a solid handset for mobile professionals. The security, qwerty keyboard, integration with email, enterprise, and BBM services all make for a well rounded smartphone for people who need to get work done. This phone is certainly an evolution of the popular Bold 9900/9930 and Q10 phones but the larger screen, tool-belt integration, and premium BlackBerry keyboard will please long-time and new fans of BlackBerry. Though blackberry has long been known not to have the 'millions' of Apps such as iPhone and Androids BB 10 OS now includes the Amazon App store which allows access to many android apps, amazon services, as well as their free app of the day. Call quality is among the best of any current generation device, and the BlackBerry Hub unified inbox is the best execution of such feature in the industry. The square screen does not allow for an over the top multimedia experience, however it is certainly usable for viewing the occasional video or photos.
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