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BlackBerry Curve 8520

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8076 reviews of BlackBerry Curve 8520. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the design and portability are generally positive. The performance and size also get good comments, whereas some have doubts about the GPS navigation and reliability. The connectivity and reception get mixed opinions.

usability, size, performance, portability, design

battery, camera, reliability, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry Curve 8520 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for BlackBerry Curve 8520

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 324 user reviews of BlackBerry Curve 8520 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the size and design. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the GPS navigation and camera. The screen and durability get mixed reviews.

usability, portability, price, design, size

reliability, battery, camera, GPS navigation

73% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for BlackBerry Curve 8520

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1264 user reviews of BlackBerry Curve 8520 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Opinions about the design and performance are on the whole positive. The portability and price are also appreciated. There are mixed opinions on the camera and battery. Many are less positive about the GPS navigation and reliability.

usability, price, portability, performance, design

reliability, GPS navigation

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for BlackBerry Curve 8520

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of BlackBerry Curve 8520 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. Reviewers really like the price. The portability is also appreciated.

portability, price

67% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

BlackBerry Curve 8520

 

The entry-level BlackBerry 8520 swaps the mini trackball for a new optical trackpad, and makes up for it small screen with an excellent physical keyboard.

Good price, Excellent QWERTY keyboard, Great email support

Lacks 3G, Light on features, Disappointing camera

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

BlackBerry Curve 8520 in pink: exclusive to Phones 4u - Pocket-lint

 

Phones 4u recently announced an exclusive pink BlackBerry Curve 8520. We braved blizzards and black ice to get our hands on one to bring you all the details.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

BlackBerry Curve 8520

 

It would be fairly easy to dismiss the BlackBerry Curve 8520 out of hand, but it could potentially be a big mistake to do so. The Curve 8520 is RIM punting into the budget end of the market, but still offering the two things that people really get...

Price, BlackBerry email and internet service, keyboard, media keys, 3.5mm jack

Screen doesn't show off the OS at its best, build quality isn't fantastic, no GPS, not 3G

Engineered to a price point perhaps seems a little too clinical an expression, but with the BlackBerry Curve 8520 available on Vodafone (for example) for free on a £25 a month contract (for 24 months), that's no bad thing. In fact, it's excellent value...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Duncan Geere (pocket-lint.com)

BlackBerry Curve 8520 - First Look

 

RIM's BlackBerry Curve 8520 has been aimed at the low end of the smartphone market. Pocket-lint got a brief hands-on with the device, and here's what we thought. Let's focus first on the headline additions to the 8520 - the media keys and the optical...

Optical trackpad works, great keyboard, multimedia buttons mean easier access to music control, 3.5mm jack

Limited hardware specs mean some essentials are lacking

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Tech Staff (techradar.com)

BlackBerry Curve 8520 review

 

Will BlackBerry's entry-level smartphone lure you in?

Responsive ; Good usability ; Relatively cheap

Connectivity is lacking ; Corners have been cut generally

Perfectly reasonable as a cheaper entry into the world of smartphones, but you may want more

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Editorial Team (recombu.com)

BlackBerry Curve 8520 Review: In Depth

 

RIM has taken note of the consumer demand for inexpensive messaging phones and delivered several devices that bridge business and consumer worlds. Its latest budget offering is the BlackBerry Curve 8520…

Jul, 2011

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

RIM Blackberry Curve 8520 review

 

The BlackBerry Curve 8520 has a wide screen with a full QWERTY keyboard beneath and a clever trackpad button that senses your thumb's movement.

The 8520 has an accurate trackpad button, good application support and is great for music, but lacks GPS and high-speed 3G.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Barry de la Rosa (expertreviews.co.uk)

RIM BlackBerry Curve 8520 review

 

The 8520 has an accurate trackpad button, good application support and is great for music, but lacks GPS and high-speed 3G.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Rosemary Hattersley (techadvisor.co.uk)

BlackBerry Curve 8520 review

 

RIM (BlackBerry) is continuing its push into the consumer smartphone space with the launch of a BlackBerry Curve model that will cost markedly less on a monthly contract that previous models and that will also be available on a pay as you go basis.

All in all, the BlackBerry Curve 8520 smartphone is an impressive piece of telephonic gadgetry for the money. We've yet to have a chance to test out its battery life but based on all the other BlackBerry handsets we've tried, expect it to be unfazed bv...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Mobile Choice UK (mobilechoiceuk.com)

BlackBerry Curve 8520 review -

 

Despite its svelte appearance, the QWERTY keypad will appeal to regular texters and emailers

We still await a camera on a BlackBerry that can be described as being ?above average

Dec, 2011

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