BlackBerry Torch 9850

Announced:
Aug 3, 2011
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Aug 21, 2011

PhoneArena Rating:

7.5
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Display

Display size:

3.7 inches

Resolution:

480 x 800 pixels

Pixel density:

252 ppi

Technology:

TFT

Screen-to-body ratio:

52.44 %

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

5 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Autofocus

Flash:

LED

Video recording:

1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)

Features:

Continuous autofocus

Design

Dimensions:

4.72 x 2.44 x 0.45 inches (120 x 62 x 11.5 mm)

Weight:

4.76 oz (135 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Features:

Optical Mouse (Touchpad)

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5 mm jack

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback

Hardware & Performance

Processor:

Single core, 1200 MHz, QC 8655

GPU:

Yes

RAM:

0.75 GB

Internal storage:

4 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDHC up to 32 GB

OS:

BlackBerry (7.1, 7)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

2.1, EDR

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g, n; Hotspot

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0

Features:

Mass storage device, USB charging

Location:

GPS

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Compass

Other:

Computer sync, OTA sync

Cellular

UMTS:

2100 MHz

Data:

HSPA, UMTS

Battery

Capacity:

1230 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, User replaceable

Talk time:

6.80 hours
the average is 21 h (1288 min)

Stand-by time:

13.4 days (321 hours)
the average is 19 days (457 h)

Talk time (3G):

6.10 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)

Stand-by time (3G):

11.8 days (283 hours)
the average is 25 days (611 h)

Music playback:

50.20 hours

Phone features

Notifications:

Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features:

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Aug 05, 2011

FCC ID value:

L6ARDH70CW link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

0.90 W/kg

Body:

0.66 W/kg

Shopping information

MSRP price:

$ 500

This device is also known as BlackBerry Monaco, BlackBerry Monza

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Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Thick body (0.45 inches)
  • No front-facing camera
  • Too little RAM

Description

RIM BlackBerry Torch 9850 is an all-touch smartphone featuring the biggest screen on a BlackBerry to date - a 3.7” WVGA (480 x 800) capacitive touchscreen. It it features 1.2GHz processor, 5-megapixel camera, 720p video recoding, 8GB internal memory, microSD card slot, digital compass, 1230 mAh battery, 3G mobile hotspot functionality, Wi-Fi, accelerometer, and all this powered by BlackBerry OS 7. It is CDMA phone with quad-band GSM and European UMTS (2100 MHz).

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