Product Type: Blackberry Smartphone
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Blackberry Curve - The best and worst phone i've ever had!
Blackberry Curve 8520
Member Name: jemjem02
Blackberry Curve 8520
Advantages: Low price, looks the part
Disadvantages: Buggy and slow
This phone is literally everywhere. So many people have it, there must be a reason. At a glance the phone is shiny, sleek, and smart. and at times I think 'Wow, this phone is great, I'm glad I got it' and other times, I want to throw it out of a window.
If a smartphone with high capability and the ability to impress is what you want, then this would be a good choice. Its relatively cheap (I've seen decent contracts for £10-£15 a month and PAYG for £139) and there's lots of great deals out there to compare from. Personally, I love using a qwerty keypad. I'm a fast typer and not a fan of predictive text (infuriating invention) so this seemed like a good choice. also once I updated to OS 5, I found the SMS function was rather pleasant to use as it now has a conversation style system. Also it has the best charging time of any phone i've ever had, about an hour for a full charge which will last for several days providing you have bluetooth off, and are not constantly making calls etc.
Oh, how many there are. This phone, put simply, is incredibly unreliable. It freezes ever such a lot and is prone to awful 'memory leaks' where it is constantly loading and taking an age to do the simplest thing. A big problem I have found, and many others have, is that after a while the phone will heat up very quickly and lose all its battery in about 10 minutes. I know it isnt the fault of the battery as I have changed battery 3 times now. And when you restart it, it takes an average of 5-6 minutes to reload. The camera has a very poor quality, a mere 2.0MP. Fine for the odd photo but if you like high quality, its not for you. The internet function can be very slow, and more than a couple of downloaded apps slow the phone considerably.
All in all a fairly good phone for the price, but I think i'm running back to Samsung pretty soon.
Summary: Mixed feelings, wouldnt go mad for it