RIM BlackBerry Curve 3G 9310 Review

Call Quality:

Just like its fellow Curve brothers, the 9310 produces good call quality, with voices sounding clear and natural on our end. People that we called also said that we sounded clear on their end, but voices were a bit “hollow” and not full-sounding. The speakerphone also does an excellent job, as it produces clear voices and can get quite loud without too much speaker distortion. Signal reception was also adequate, as we got 3-4 bars in our area and didn’t drop any calls.


Battery:

With the included 1450 mAh battery, we were able to get 7 hours of continuous talk time on a full charge, or about one day worth of mixed usage.


Conclusion:

The most attractive aspect of the BlackBerry Curve 9310 is its low $49 contract price. But for the same amount, you can get an Android smartphone, such as the LG Lucid, which is capable of a lot more and can run on Verizon’s 4G LTE network. At this point, we don’t see much interest in the BlackBerry Curve 9310, as it just doesn’t stand up to the competition, except for those individuals specifically looking for a low priced BlackBerry.

Software on tested device:
7.1 Bundle 1663 (v7.1.0.539, Platform 5.1.0.385)

RIM BlackBerry Curve 9310 Video Review:


Pros

  • Low Price
  • Good call quality

Cons

  • Poor camera quality
  • Outdated user interface
  • Small display

PhoneArena Rating:

5.0

User Rating:

9.0
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