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BlackBerry Curve 9380

alaTest has collected and analyzed 295 reviews of BlackBerry Curve 9380. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and design. The screen and portability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the social networking functionality and reliability. Opinions about the durability and size are mixed.

usability, portability, screen, design, performance

battery, reliability, social network

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry Curve 9380 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for BlackBerry Curve 9380

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of BlackBerry Curve 9380 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the price and portability. The screen and performance are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the size and battery.

usability, performance, screen, portability, price

battery, size

76% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for BlackBerry Curve 9380

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 user reviews of BlackBerry Curve 9380 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the portability and price. The usability and performance also get good feedback, but many are critical about the reliability.

camera, performance, usability, price, portability

reliability

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Hunter Skipworth (pocket-lint.com)

BlackBerry Curve 9380 pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

Yet more phones emerging from the BlackBerry camp, in what appears to be a veritable river of BlackBerry 7 packing handsets flooding our phone shops. Next

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Matt Bolton (techradar.com)

BlackBerry Curve 9380 review

 

A touchscreen BlackBerry Curve at last

Fairly cheap ; Bright, colourful screen ; Some nice design in BB OS 7 ; Light and quite well-made ; Some good social integration

Low screen resolution ; A few performance issues ; OS has lots of rough edges ; Keyboard is a bit fiddly ; Some poor social integration, too

After playing it cool for a few years, RIM has apparently decided that there's something to this touchscreen phone lark after all, releasing a budget all-touch device in the shape of the BlackBerry Curve 9380.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Thomas Newton (recombu.com)

BlackBerry Curve 9380 Review: In Depth

 

In a sense, the BlackBerry Curve 9380 is one of the most interesting phones we've seen from RIM in a while. Though it's specifications aren't cutting edge and it doesn't immediately scream ‘Phone…

Visually rich user interface ; Slick design and feel ; Great price

Video camera isn't amazing ; Limited apps from BlackBerry App World ; Not the best virtual Qwerty

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Hanleigh Daniels (techsmart.co.za)

BlackBerry Curve 9380

 

The very first touch-only BlackBerry Curve smartphone lands on our shores - is it good enough to forgo one of the best QWERTY keyboards in the business?

Very nice display for budget device excellent size and weight comes with Documents To Go capable camera.

Noticeable dip in performance whilst multi-tasking only VGA video-recording portrait QWERTY keyboard a bit cramped.

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : unbox.ph (unbox.ph)

BlackBerry Curve 9380 Review

 

Review: BlackBerry Curve 9380 The BlackBerry Curve 9380 is the entry level full-touch smartphone offered by Research In Motion. When this was first announced in Jakarta, Indonesia, people were surprised because they were probably expecting a full-touch...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Vince (tracyandmatt.co.uk)

BlackBerry Curve 9380 review

 

The Curve brand has been hugely successful for RIM, especially the 8520 mega-hit; these were the first BlackBerries that appealed to the masses on a budget, allowing the everyman a taste of BBM and the famed BlackBerry keyboard. Alongside...

Bright screen ; Responsive UI ; Very customisable alert profiles ; NFC capable ; Small, thin and very light

Touchscreen sensitivity issues ; Small screen and low resolution ; Tiny, inaccurate keyboard ; Buttons difficult to press ; Poor camera performance

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Dave Oliver (reghardware.co.uk)

RIM BlackBerry Curve 9380 with BBM music

 

Review Perhaps sensing that it's on the verge of losing the smartphone battle, BlackBerry manufacturer RIM has all but swamped the market recently with a rash of handsets, each offering something a little bit different. The Curve 9380 is the midrange...

The BlackBerry Curve 9380 betrays its lower end leanings with a fairly low resolution screen and underpowered processor, but it’s got a decent camera and messaging capabilities. The lack of content on BlackBerry App World will be a frustration for some...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Dave Oliver (wired.co.uk)

BlackBerry Curve 9380 review

 

RIM's recent burst of handsets would almost put HTC to shame fortheir diversity and frequency. The Curve 9380 is the midrangeversion of the Torch 9860 -- a full face touch screen design butsmaller, lighter, and a little bit cheaper.

Slim and sleek styling, BlackBerry 7 OS

Screen not too sharp, onscreen keyboard a bit cramped, processorshows occasional signs of lag, awkward hard buttons, not a greatselection in BlackBerry App World

It's horses for courses, but if you don't want the bulkof its larger cousin, the Curve 9380 offers a slick little packagewith a decent range of features so long as you're not expectingespecially high performance.

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Kevin Thomas (3g.co.uk)

BlackBerry Curve 9380 Review by 3G.co.uk

 

The Blackberry Curve 9380 is a cheaper handset with OS 7 and a touchscreen, but it lacks some of the classic BlackBerry features

BlackBerry 7 OS; great colour saturation on screen; updated version of an old favourite

Dearth of apps; slower 860MHz chip; over-sensitive display; social networking integration is disappointing

Anyone looking to update their Curve for a touchscreen device will find the 9380 offers a comfortable and familiar option. It may not be as durable as some devices, but it is small and light. However, there's not much in the way of entertainment or...

Nov, 2011

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

BlackBerry Curve 9380 review -

 

Physical keyboard, worthy business apps, excellent battery life

Ropey touch-screen, stilted web browsing, fewer apps compared to rivals

Nov, 2011

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