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BlackBerry Curve 9320 review

6.6/10 AVG.
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6.6/10
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The BlackBerry Curve 9320 currently has an Informr score of 6.6 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 12 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
BlackBerry
Processor
806 MHz
Screen Size
2.44"
Camera
3+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


PhoneArena

In the greater scheme of things, $50 might seem like a dandy deal for the Curve 9315, but when the platform experience is outdated, combined with the handset’s cheap feel, it doesn’t make it a prized possession against other comparable smartphones. At this point folks, unless you’re firmly in love w...

- John V., PhoneArena
Expert Reviews

With the Curve 9320, the BlackBerry brand has gone back to its roots with a simple QWERTY keyboard, a squat and chunky design, no touchscreen and a focus on BlackBerry Messenger. The Curve 9320 is also retro in specification, having a 2.4in display, 512MB of RAM and 512MB of storage space for your a...

- Andrew Unsworth, Expert Reviews
GSMArena

The BlackBerry Curve 9320 is not a bad phone in its own right. It offers an established, functional platform with a no-fuss interface alongside elegant styling. However, at the midrange price point, there are simply better-equipped devices to be had.The Curve 9320 is not the last of its species perh...

- GSMArena Team, GSMArena
Fone Arena

This tiny device is definitely powerful with the 806 MHz processor. The 512MB RAM makes you multitask easily with quite a number of apps running in the background. 512MB internal memory with an optional micro SD card expansion slot is a plus. The 1450 mAh battery lasts for 2 complete days, with Alwa...

- Srivatsan, Fone Arena
TrustedReviews

There's no two ways about it, the BlackBerry Curve 9320 isn't a phone that will excite many of you. Its screen is small and low resolution and the selection of apps on offer is fairly poor. But, if you're in the market for an upgrade to your old budget BlackBerry or you just want a capable messaging...

- Edward Chester, TrustedReviews


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Common Questions


BlackBerry released the Curve 9320 on May 14, 2012.


The Curve 9320 price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare BlackBerry Curve 9320 prices from around the web here on The Informr.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the BlackBerry Curve 9320 user manual here.


BlackBerry backs up the Curve 9320 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your Curve 9320 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact BlackBerry support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find BlackBerry's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.




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Screen Size
2.44"

The BlackBerry Curve 9320's screen size is 2.44 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
806 MHz

There is a 806 MHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
3+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 3+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
No

Internal memory is No. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1450mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1450 mAh battery. BlackBerry's performance ratings are 18 days standby time, 420 minutes.

Curve 9320 Specs

Brand BlackBerry
Overview
Release date May 14, 2012
Regions available USA, Canada, UK
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/1900/2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA 7.2
SIM card size Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System

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Processor 806 MHz
Internal Storage No
RAM 512 MB
ROM 512 MB
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.75 W/kg
Body: 1.28 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1450 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 420 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 18 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black, Pink
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.9 x 6.0 x 1.3 cm (4.3 x 2.4 x 0.5 in)
Weight 103 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 65k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 2.44 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Proximity
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type QWERTY
Navigation Type Optical pad
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard Yes
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, MMS, Blackberry
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP, OBEX
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization OTA
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
3+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
4x digital
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Geotagging, Image stabilization
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, ASF, AVI
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC, AMR, WMA, WAV, M4A, OGG
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, ASF, AVI
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Social Feeds, Docs to go)
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): BlackBerry Curve 9315

Music playback time: Up to 30 hours
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Critic Reviews


PhoneArena

Cheap construction and poor quality display

from PhoneArena

In the greater scheme of things, $50 might seem like a dandy deal for the Curve 9315, but when the platform experience is outdated, combined with the handset’s cheap feel, it doesn’t make it a prized possession against other comparable smartphones. At this point folks, unless you’re firmly...More

In the greater scheme of things, $50 might seem like a dandy deal for the Curve 9315, but when the platform experience is outdated, combined with the handset’s cheap feel, it doesn’t make it a prized possession against other comparable smartphones. At this point folks, unless you’re firmly in love with the old platform, you’re better off waiting for RIM’s next-generation BlackBerry OS 10 devices. And honestly, even though it’s an aged device, you’re still better investing your money in something else like the Bold 9900.

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Expert Reviews

A retro BlackBerry that doesn't satisfy our business or leisure needs

from Expert Reviews

With the Curve 9320, the BlackBerry brand has gone back to its roots with a simple QWERTY keyboard, a squat and chunky design, no touchscreen and a focus on BlackBerry Messenger. The Curve 9320 is also retro in specification, having a 2.4in display, 512MB of RAM and 512MB of storage space for you...More

With the Curve 9320, the BlackBerry brand has gone back to its roots with a simple QWERTY keyboard, a squat and chunky design, no touchscreen and a focus on BlackBerry Messenger. The Curve 9320 is also retro in specification, having a 2.4in display, 512MB of RAM and 512MB of storage space for your apps. This specification is probably why the Curve 9320 is colloquially known as the Kiddie Curve, because it’s perfect for young people with great eyesight and no need for a more powerful phone.

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GSMArena

BlackBerry phones have never been about flashy graphics or powerful processors

The BlackBerry Curve 9320 is not a bad phone in its own right. It offers an established, functional platform with a no-fuss interface alongside elegant styling. However, at the midrange price point, there are simply better-equipped devices to be had.

The Curve 9320 is not the last of its sp...More

The BlackBerry Curve 9320 is not a bad phone in its own right. It offers an established, functional platform with a no-fuss interface alongside elegant styling. However, at the midrange price point, there are simply better-equipped devices to be had.

The Curve 9320 is not the last of its species perhaps and definitely not the worst. There's plenty of people who still want a proper phone - meaning one with buttons and such. They would love a neat and to-the-point QWERTY messenger with secure email. But RIM seems to be less and less interested in that kind of users and in their game plan the Curve 9320 is probably nothing more than a stopgap, a device designed to buy more time for the development of BB10.

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Fone Arena

Good battery life and good loud speaker but low resolution display

from Fone Arena

This tiny device is definitely powerful with the 806 MHz processor. The 512MB RAM makes you multitask easily with quite a number of apps running in the background. 512MB internal memory with an optional micro SD card expansion slot is a plus. The 1450 mAh battery lasts for 2 complete days, with A...More

This tiny device is definitely powerful with the 806 MHz processor. The 512MB RAM makes you multitask easily with quite a number of apps running in the background. 512MB internal memory with an optional micro SD card expansion slot is a plus. The 1450 mAh battery lasts for 2 complete days, with Always on Push email on EDGE, few hours of Music, FM Radio, few calls and messaging. If you are on 3G, then it should last more than a day. The camera is better than the one in 9220 but the LED flash could have been better. The only problem with the device is the low resolution qVGA display at 164 ppi. This is definitely a good entry level 3G BlackBerry phone.

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TrustedReviews

Great keyboard, good build quality, and easy to use core features

from TrustedReviews

There's no two ways about it, the BlackBerry Curve 9320 isn't a phone that will excite many of you. Its screen is small and low resolution and the selection of apps on offer is fairly poor. But, if you're in the market for an upgrade to your old budget BlackBerry or you just want a capable messag...More

There's no two ways about it, the BlackBerry Curve 9320 isn't a phone that will excite many of you. Its screen is small and low resolution and the selection of apps on offer is fairly poor. But, if you're in the market for an upgrade to your old budget BlackBerry or you just want a capable messaging-oriented smartphone with a great keyboard then this phone is well worth a look.

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T3

The BlackBerry Curve 9320 is average in almost every way but will still appeal to BlackBerry fans

from T3

RIM no longer produces smartphones that compete with the desirability of Apple products and the younger market which once craved BBM is now rapidly migrating to cheap yet stylish Android smartphones and iPhones which now boast iMessage, a more than capable BBM rival.

The BlackBerry Curve 93...More

RIM no longer produces smartphones that compete with the desirability of Apple products and the younger market which once craved BBM is now rapidly migrating to cheap yet stylish Android smartphones and iPhones which now boast iMessage, a more than capable BBM rival.

The BlackBerry Curve 9320 is average in almost every way but will still appeal to BlackBerry fans and anyone after a best in class keyboard and upgraded BBM. As a smartphone, it’s actually one of the simplest ones out there.

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Pocket-lint

Affordable, great for messaging, good battery life

from Pocket-lint

Overall, there isn't much that the BlackBerry Curve 9320 doesn't do. Apart from the lack of NFC, now a feature of high-end BB handsets, and a touch interface, you pretty much get everything that Blackberry offers. Sure, you don't get the best hardware, the device isn't the best when it comes to b...More

Overall, there isn't much that the BlackBerry Curve 9320 doesn't do. Apart from the lack of NFC, now a feature of high-end BB handsets, and a touch interface, you pretty much get everything that Blackberry offers. Sure, you don't get the best hardware, the device isn't the best when it comes to build and specification, but this is a very affordable smartphone.

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Dial-a-Phone

Good quality QWERTY keypad, excellent build quality, but small display

from Dial-a-Phone

To the most ardent tech lover, buying a BlackBerry at the moment may seem unwise since RIM have made it known that it is building a whole new OS which won’t be available for older devices. However, there are many who have always loved the BlackBerry for what it is – an excellent platform for emailing, texting and composing social network messages....

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To the most ardent tech lover, buying a BlackBerry at the moment may seem unwise since RIM have made it known that it is building a whole new OS which won’t be available for older devices. However, there are many who have always loved the BlackBerry for what it is – an excellent platform for emailing, texting and composing social network messages.

To this end, the Curve 9320 does the job very, very well. RIM has years of experience creating devices of this kind, gradually evolving the design in small ways, such as adding the optical trackpad. The expertise that has gone into the physical keypad on this device is second to none and shows that, despite its new approach to handset design, RIM still knows how to make a functional and ergonomic phone.

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TechRadar

It's not trying to be better than it is

from TechRadar

What we like about the BlackBerry Curve 9320 is that it's honest. It's not trying to be better than it is and is quite happy to portray itself as a budget smartphone with a few little extras.

And for the people it's aimed at, those who want a phone that makes calls, sends texts/emails and h...More

What we like about the BlackBerry Curve 9320 is that it's honest. It's not trying to be better than it is and is quite happy to portray itself as a budget smartphone with a few little extras.

And for the people it's aimed at, those who want a phone that makes calls, sends texts/emails and has a good battery, it comes up trumps. Web browsers and cameras are nice to have, but won't swing a sale here. So on that basis, it gets a thumbs up.

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The Inquirer

You won't believe that this is the cheapest Blackberry Curve handset yet

from The Inquirer

The Blackberry Curve 9320 is a nice, simple smartphone, one that is sure to appeal to Blackberry fans. Considering its mere £130 price tag, it's a great phone for those looking to enter the smartphone world, namely those who prefer the feel of physical keys to virtual alternatives. It's not goin...More

The Blackberry Curve 9320 is a nice, simple smartphone, one that is sure to appeal to Blackberry fans. Considering its mere £130 price tag, it's a great phone for those looking to enter the smartphone world, namely those who prefer the feel of physical keys to virtual alternatives. It's not going to win any high-end smartphone prizes, but this budget blower has managed to win our heart.

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