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BlackBerry Classic (2014) review

BlackBerry OS 10.3.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960
Adreno 225
2 GB / 16 GB
3.5 inches (720 x 720 px)
8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus

BlackBerry announced the launch of the Classic smartphone in 2014. The manufacturer is offering the BlackBerry Classic phone with 3.5 inches display, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 chipset, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage.

The BlackBerry Classic comes with BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 out of the box, and a Li-Ion 2515 mAh, non-removable battery. The 3.5 inches phone comes with TFT display (720 x 720 px). A thin-film transistor (TFT) is a type of field-effect transistor that is usually used in a liquid crystal display (LCD). This type of display features a thin-film transistor for each individual pixel.

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BlackBerry Classic specifications

Release date2014


The weight of BlackBerry Classic is about 6.24 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this BlackBerry phone are average (5.16 x 2.85 x 0.4 inches).

Weight6.24 oz
Dimensions5.16 x 2.85 x 0.4 inches
Colorsblack, blue, bronze, cobalt blue, white
SIM typeNano SIM


The BlackBerry Classic comes with BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS.

OS versionBlackBerry OS 10.3.1
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960
CPUDual-core 1.5 GHz Krait
GPUAdreno 225


The size of Classic screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. The 3.5 inches TFT display of BlackBerry Classic with 720 x 720 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Display typeTFT
Screen size3.5 inches
Resolution720 x 720 px
Multitouch supportyes


The internal memory of BlackBerry Classic (2 GB) cannot be expanded, but the internal storage (16 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card.

Internal storage16 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD


The camera of the Classic is equipped with autofocus. 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 camera2 MP
Main camera8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus


The BlackBerry Classic supports 2G, 3G and 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 Classic comes with NFC (Near Field Communication) functionality. Near Field Communication (NFC) is a short-range wireless connectivity technology that makes life easier and more convenient for consumers around the world by making it simpler to make transactions, exchange digital content, and connect electronic devices with a touch. The Classic 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 / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetoothv4.0, A2DP, LE
FM radioyes
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack


The Li-Ion 2515 mAh, non-removable 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 Classic isn't removable without voiding the warranty.

TypeLi-Ion 2515 mAh, non-removable


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. This smartphone doesn't support fast charging technology.

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, gyroscope, proximity
SpecialsCorning Gorilla Glass 3
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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 Classic, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.

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