BlackBerry 9720 (2013) review

BlackBerry OS 7.1
Marvell PXA930
512 MB / 512 MB
2.8 inch (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 inch display, Marvell PXA930 chipset, 512 MB of RAM and 512 MB of internal storage.

The BlackBerry 9720 smartphone runs on the BlackBerry OS 7.1 operating system. The IPS display of this phone provides wide viewing angles, accurate color reproduction, better contrast and black levels, fast response times, and consistent image quality. This phone has only one rear-camera (5 MP, 2592 х 1944 px) on its back for photos and videos. Some smartphones with multi-camera setups offer specialized features like macro photography, low-light capabilities, or advanced image stabilization.

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BlackBerry 9720 specifications

Release date2013


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

The weight of the BlackBerry 9720 is 4.23 oz. It is still considered to be relatively lightweight and portable. The dimensions of this BlackBerry smartphone are average (4.49 x 2.6 x 0.47 inch). For some people, larger smartphones are more comfortable to hold and easier to use, as they provide a larger display for watching videos, browsing the web, and using apps.


OS versionBlackBerry OS 7.1
SoCMarvell PXA930
CPUTavor MG1 806 MHz

The BlackBerry 9720 comes with BlackBerry OS 7.1 out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS. The 9720 utilizes Marvell PXA930 SoC (System on a Chip). This CPU can be fast enough for basic phone operations. The BlackBerry 9720 comes with no Graphics Processing Unit. The GPU is optimized for parallel processing and complex mathematical operations required for rendering and manipulating graphics.


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

This smartphone comes with an IPS display. IPS is known for its ability to provide wide viewing angles and accurate color reproduction. IPS panels have become more energy-efficient over time, allowing for longer battery life in portable devices. Smaller smartphones are generally more compact and easier to handle. The display size represents the diagonal distance from one corner of the screen to the opposite corner. Text will be easier to read, and videos will be more immersive on a larger display. This smartphone is multitouch capable. Multitouch is a feature in smartphones that allows for the detection and tracking of multiple touch points on the screen simultaneously. It enables users to interact with the device using more than one finger or touch input at the same time.


Internal storage512 MB
Memory card slotmicroSD

512 MB of RAM is not typically considered to be enough for a smartphone. Most smartphones today come with at least 3 GB or 4 GB of RAM, and some high-end devices have even more. The amount of RAM needed for optimal performance depends on factors such as the operating system, the apps and services you use, and how you use your device. If you primarily use your smartphone for basic tasks like calling, texting, and browsing the web, 32GB may be sufficient for your needs. The 9720 has only 512 MB of internal storage. The internal storage of the 9720 (512 MB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card. MicroSD cards are popular because they're small, lightweight, and easy to use.


Main camera5 MP, 2592 х 1944 px
Selfie camerano

This smartphone has only one camera on its back. If you have budget limitations or prioritize other features over a multi-camera system, this single camera setup can be a suitable choice. The camera of the 9720 has no autofocus capability. Without autofocus, it can be challenging to capture sharp and detailed images, particularly in low light conditions or when you are taking photos of moving objects. 9720 is equipped with a basic camera setup, and it does not have any advanced features. Basic camera setups are designed to fulfill the needs of users who prioritize affordability and basic photography requirements.


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 BlackBerry 9720 supports 2G and 3G networks only. Compared to modern 4G and 5G networks, 3G networks are generally considered to be relatively slow. The BlackBerry 9720 like all modern smartphones, is capable of connecting to Wi-Fi networks. Wi-Fi networks use radio waves to transmit data between devices and a wireless access point, which is typically connected to a wired network and serves as a hub for wireless devices to connect to the internet or other networks.

The 9720 supports the latest Bluetooth standards, which offers faster data transfer speeds, better range, and improved reliability compared to previous versions of Bluetooth. This phone has a built-in GPS receiver. GPS (Global Positioning System) is a satellite-based navigation system that allows you to determine your location and get directions to your desired destination. The 9720 isn't NFC (Near Field Communication) capable. NFC is not essential for basic phone functionality, but it can be useful for a variety of tasks and features.

The 9720 phone has built-in FM radio. During emergencies or natural disasters when cellular networks may be congested or disrupted, FM radio can provide a reliable source of information and emergency alerts. The 9720 has a microUSB port. MicroUSB is a type of USB connector that was commonly used on older smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices. The 9720 smartphone has a 3.5 mm headphone jack. A 3.5 mm headphone jack is a small round port, that allows you to connect wired headphones or earphones to the device.


TypeLi-Ion 1450 mAh

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.


Sensorsaccelerometer, proximity

Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The BlackBerry 9720 smartphone has an accelerometer. The presence of an accelerometer in smartphones enables a range of interactive and intuitive functionalities that enhance the user experience and enable innovative applications. When an object, such as your hand or face, comes close to the sensor of 9720, it triggers a response that can be used for specific functions or features.

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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