Blackberry Curve 9380 review

Blackberry Curve 9380

The Blackberry Curve 9380 is the first touchscreen Curve. As Blackberry used us the Curve 9380 is a budget smartphone as the other phones from Curve family.  The phone looks like the Torch 9860 but it has lower specs. Check out its main features:

  • 3.2″ 16M-color TFT touchscreen of HVGA resolution (360 x 480 pixels)
  • Quad-band GSM support and tri-band 3G with HSDPA
  • Single-core 800MHz processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • BlackBerry OS v7
  • BlackBerry’s proprietary email service and data security
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n connectivity
  • GPS receiver and BlackBerry maps preloaded
  • 5 megapixel fixed-focus camera and a LED flash
  • VGA video recording @ 30 fps
  • 150MB of inbuilt storage
  • 2GB MicroSD card pre-bundled
  • Four physical buttons at the bottom
  • Optical trackpad
  • Hot-swappable microSD card slot (up to 16GB)
  • DivX and Xvid video support
  • Office document editor
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Smart dialing
  • Ultra-fast boot times
  • Solid build quality

Full specs here.

The Curve 9380 is a fingerprint magnet because of its glossy materials that are used. Only the battery cover has a rubber material. Under the display we have the typical Blackberry control buttons: call keys, menu, back and the optical trackpad in the center. On the left side it has only the USB slot. It is central positioned. On the right side it has the camera shutter button and the volume keys with a small mute button between them that serves as a play/pause button too when you are in the music player. On the top we can see the power button near the 3.5mm jack.

The 806 MHz processor is powered by Blackberry OS 7.0. The amount of RAM memory is 512 Mb. The internal storage has 512 Mb and it can be expanded through a microSD card up to 32GB. It has a proximity sensor to turn off the screen during calls.

The TFT capacitive screen is quite good; it has good contrast, very good sun light legibility and viewing angles and vibrant colors. It has a resolution of 360 x 480 pixels and a pixel density of 188ppi. It has a diagonal of 3.2 inches. The phone measures 109 x 60 x 11.2mm and weighs 98 grams.

Depending on the carrier the Curve 9380 has NFC support. It has 3G HSDPA and HSUPA speeds, Wi-Fi with b/g/n standards, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP +EDR and a microUSB 2.0 slot. The browser has HTML and it works fine.

The camera has LED Flash, geo-tagging, face detection and image stabilization. It has 5MP sensor and it can shoot VGA videos. The pictures quality is average but it could have been better. The noise is too high but the colors are pleasing and the contrast is good.

The 1250 mAh battery can keep the phone on for about one and a half day with a moderate use of phone calls, web browsing and watching videos.

The Blackberry Curve 9380 is a nice and solid phone. Check good deals for this phone and others on


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