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BlackBerry 9720 (2013) review

BlackBerry OS 7.1
Marvell PXA930
512 MB / 512 MB
2.8 inches (480 x 360 px)
5 MP, 2592 х 1944 px

BlackBerry announced the launch of the 9720 smartphone in 2013. The manufacturer is offering the BlackBerry 9720 phone with 2.8 inches display, Marvell PXA930 chipset, 512 MB of RAM and 512 MB of internal storage.

The BlackBerry 9720 comes with BlackBerry OS 7.1 out of the box, and a Li-Ion 1450 mAh battery. The 2.8 inches phone comes with IPS display (480 x 360 px). The IPS display provides enhanced features, such as optimal viewing angles, color accuracy, invariable color reproduction and better power consumption.

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BlackBerry 9720 specifications

Release date2013


The weight of BlackBerry 9720 is about 4.23 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this BlackBerry phone are average (4.49 x 2.6 x 0.47 inches).

Weight4.23 oz
Dimensions4.49 x 2.6 x 0.47 inches
Colorsblack, blue, pure pink, purple, white
SIM typeMini SIM


The BlackBerry 9720 comes with BlackBerry OS 7.1 out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS.

OS versionBlackBerry OS 7.1
SoCMarvell PXA930
CPUTavor MG1 806 MHz


The size of 9720 screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. The 2.8 inches IPS display of BlackBerry 9720 with 480 x 360 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Display typeIPS
Screen size2.8 inches
Resolution480 x 360 px
Multitouch supportyes


The internal memory of BlackBerry 9720 (512 MB) cannot be expanded, but the internal storage (512 MB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card.

Internal storage512 MB
Memory card slotmicroSD


The camera of the 9720 has no autofocus capability (fixed-focus). An autofocus (or AF) optical system uses a sensor, a control system and a motor to focus on an automatically or manually selected point or area. Very few Android cameras come without autofocus.

Selfie camerano
Main camera5 MP, 2592 х 1944 px


The BlackBerry 9720 doesn't support 4G/LTE networks. This phone has a built-in GPS. GPS is a highly accurate navigation system using signals from satellites to determine a location on the Earth's surface, irrespective of weather conditions. Most phones have a GPS unit on board. The 9720 phone has built-in FM radio. The built-in FM Radio is great for listening to your favorite radio station.

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetoothv2.1, A2DP
FM radioyes, with RDS
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack


The Li-Ion 1450 mAh battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery which offers high energy, is lightweight and does not require periodic full discharge. The battery of 9720 is removable. You can simply buy a new piece from the open market and interchange it easily by yourself.

TypeLi-Ion 1450 mAh


Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The accelerometer is a sensor that measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. This BlackBerry phones comes with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear.

Sensorsaccelerometer, proximity
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The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the BlackBerry 9720, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.

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