BlackBerry Curve 9370: Conclusion

February 7, 2012 by Grant Hatchimonji Reads (26,523)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Service, Warranty & Support
    • 10
    • Ease of Use
    • 2
    • Design
    • 9
    • Performance
    • 3
    • Value
    • 5
    • Total Score:
    • 5.80
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10

CONCLUSION

It’s a shame that the BlackBerry Curve 9370 has to run… well, the BlackBerry OS. I say that because beyond the dreadful operating system that the device runs, there’s a lot to like about it as an entry-level smartphone. It has an excellent build that’s sleek, light, and easy to pocket. Email and messaging still live up to the golden BlackBerry standard, the screen size isn’t compromised by the compact form factor, the battery life is incredible, and it has an extremely affordable price point of $100 with contract when ordered online.

BlackBerry Curve 9370Sure, its entry-level nature is reflected in aspects like its relatively underpowered processor, meager amount of included storage, and subpar camera. But I would still say that aside from the OS, you could get a lot worse for a hundred bucks.

PROS:

  • Light, compact build
  • Very affordable
  • Great battery life

CONS:

  • BlackBerry OS 7 is slow, menus are fragmented, and the UI is unintuitive and cumbersome to navigate
  • Browser and maps are also awful
  • Small amount of onboard storage


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