BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 Review
|| Review: September 2010
Last updated Sep 2012.
In a nutshell: A good mid-range
BlackBerry, offering a full QWERTY keyboard, mobile e-mail,
media player, plenty of memory, GPS receiver, 3G and Wi-Fi.
The display and the camera are pretty basic though.
Best buy: On Pay as you Go for £99.98 from
(Black or Red).
The BlackBerry 9300 Curve 3G is a mid-range model - more expensive
than the BlackBerry 8520, cheaper
than the Curve 9320. And its
capabilities, unsurprisingly, sit somewhere between these two models
Physically, the device is almost identical to the old 8520. In fact
you'd be hard pressed to tell them apart. The full QWERTY keyboard isn't
as polished as the Bold's, but
it certainly beats a touchscreen. As the name suggests, the Curve 3G
takes the basic Curve 8520 and adds 3G. Also added is a GPS receiver
with BlackBerry Maps. So, read our review of the 8520
and decide if it's worth paying a little extra for these features. Or,
read our Curve 9320 review and
ask yourself if you should pay more still and get a newer version of
the operating system, more memory, a faster processor, a bigger battery
and a better camera. We'd recommend going the whole hog and treating
yourself to the Curve 9320,
but hey, it's not our money that we're spending!
Features of the BlackBerry Curve 3G include:
- 2 megapixel camera with video recording
- LCD display: 320 x 240 pixels, 65,000 colours, 2.44 inches
- Media player (Supports MP3, WMA, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, MPEG4, WMV9 formats)
- Messaging: email and text messaging, BlackBerry® Messenger
- Built-in speakerphone
- Hands-free headset capable
- MP3 ringtones / 32 voice polyphonic ringtones / Vibration alert
/ LED indicator
- GPS with BlackBerry Maps
- Personal organiser functions
- Internet: Web browser
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, USB, RIM wireless modem,
3.5mm stereo headset port
- Memory: 256 MByte flash memory plus microSD memory card slot
- Size: 109 x 60 x 14 mm
- Weight: 104g
- Quadband GSM (1900/1800/900/850 MHz) plus UMTS (2100/1900/850/800
- Battery: 1150mAHr removable/rechargeable lithium-ion cell
- Talktime: 5.5 hours
- Battery standby: up to 450 hours
BlackBerry Curve 3G User Reviews
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Average rating from 173 reviews:
Reviewed by Jess from UK on 7th Feb 2013
This is the worst phone I have ever owned, I would rather go back to
an old brick. I'm stuck in a 2 year contract and I'm on my 3rd replacement
and it's even worst than the first one! On the first one the track pad
went so it used to do its own thing so typing was impossible and it
kept freezing. On the second one they hadn't bothered to connect the
speaker properly so I couldn't hear anything during a call. On this
one it constantly freezes, the track pad is going again, browser is
stupidly slow and very often won't connect, and is's new problem is
to keep shutting down and dying without warning even when the battery
is still over half full and I'm stuck with it until June. I would advise
to not go near this phone!
Reviewed by John Read from UK on 6th Nov 2012
Oh dear..1 replacement and 2 repairs within 12 months.The function button
and keys come loose and cease to work. VERY annoying... I mentioned
this in the 3 shop in Plymouth and was met with 'what can I do' shrug.
My advice? Don't buy.
Reviewed by Simran from England on 15th Oct 2012
Terrible phone. It's my second blackberry and at first it's fine but
then trackpad starts to mess up and not work. I've found this is a common
problem amongst this model and as I have no insurance and my network
refuse to fix it, I have to buy another out of my own money.
Reviewed by Gerry from Ireland on 6th Sep 2012
I kinda like the BB 9300 but the one issue I hate is that the Data setting
is not a separate setting like on other phones, it is part of the mobile
network setting and you cannot connect to the Internet with it turned
OFF, so you cannot turn the mobile network off if you want to make sure
you are using Wi-Fi to connect to the Internet. Not really suitable
for a PAYG USER.
Reviewed by miriam from wales england on 29th
Ibought mine this year and find it a bit complicated but you can easily
overcome this as there is a help key which as answered most of my questions
and it is easier than Ithought and I do like it as theres lots of help
available via a number that you can phone if you get stuck on anything
Reviewed by prince from zimbabwe on 28th Aug 2012
Used it for over a month now,not bad as pple said.only 1 problem (battery)I
dnt wanna lie ,its really bad,mine can last for 16hrz on average use(disappointing.
Reviewed by james from uk on 26th Aug 2012
i hate my blackberry it always frezzes
Reviewed by Will Barlow from England on 22nd Aug
The BlackBerry 9300 was the first BlackBerry I have had in my life and
I really liked it especially how BBM is used and how when i know when
someone is reading my messages BUT I got this BlackBerry at the end
of May 2012 and it lasted me till the end of July 2012 which was 2 months.
It is very easy to break the screen on this BlackBerry so if your one
of those people who are clumsy i would not recommend you buying this
BlackBerry but it is miles better than the Curve 8520 so i would rate
this BlackBerry a 3star!
Reviewed by Greg from England on 6th Aug 2012
Guys, I haven't got the BlackBerry yet but I'm soon going to get one!
If you live in the U.K then what you should do is buy it from Phones4U!
My Nokia C3-00 broke, so Ijust visited them and they sent my phone back
to Nokia to be replaced really quick! So if you do have a blackberry
and the scrollpad keeps going off in random directions turn fown the
sensitivity/ return it to the place of purchase and just tell them that
THEIR product is faulty and they should be happy to fix it! I've been
on my friends and to be honest BBm is brlliant! Forget siri, forget
touchscreens, if you text/email/facebook or tweet on the go then this
is what you're looking for!
Reviewed by tommy from samson on 3rd Aug 2012
I own this phone and it is in just a few words ABSOLUTELY MAGNIFICENT
i did have the 8520 which lagged so much and was disgusting by the way
dosent this curve have OS6????
Reviewed by Dave Roberts from United Kingdom on
26th Jul 2012
This is one seriously poor mobile phone. In fact, it's awful. After
having it for 6 months the touchpad starting malfunctioning. Trying
to compose a text message or browse the web, the cursor flies around
the screen and forces its way to the top. A call to O2, was greeted
with, oh just power it off/on. Well 2 years later and 200 battery pulls
it still does it.
The web browser crashes frequently, is slow and cumbersome. Using as
a mobile modem, if it drops from 3G to gprs, you have to power reset
to get 3G back, and does this frequently.
What else, oh yeah, calendar entries keep being cleared which is really
annoying when I`m doing my accounts/mileage as I want to go back and
check where I`ve been. There is nothing 3 months old on the phone, 2nd
time it's done it!!
Overall, shame I can't give it 0 stars and it's going as soon as my
contract is up... Awful is an understatement.
Reviewed by sprsunil from India on 21st Jun 2012
This phone is perfect for its price tag except for camera and html browser,
opera mini solves the later issue but you have to compromise with camera
Reviewed by tom from england on 9th Jun 2012
it is realy good
Reviewed by sarah from Uk on 3rd Jun 2012
This phone is better than excellant
Reviewed by Sarah from England on 2nd Jun 2012
Purchased this phone 3 days ago and already requested an exchange, what
a load of rubbish!!! It couldn't even manage to play the welcome video
without freezing 3 times and then said "APP ERROR" and restarted 8 times
in 2 hours!!!! Wouldn't recommend it to my worst enemy!!
Reviewed by bb user 1996 from UK - England on
27th May 2012
A well designed phone that is worth paying for but like all phones there
are drawbacks such as the trackpad. The pad will stop working after
5 months if you forget to clean it by gentally rubbing it especially
if you have naturally hot hands or like to use your phone all the time
and don't clean off all the oils that acumulate through the day. Also
note that bbm is only useful if all your contacts also have a blackberry
otherwise it is suggested to intsall other I'm apps that can be used
across all the phone brands.
But for the price paid the 9300 is a very reliable mid-range phone that
will last is used correctly and not man handled.
Reviewed by planetlaxy2012 from United Kingdom on
10th May 2012
i have always preferred the qwerty style curve from blackberry other
than the touch screen versions os some other bb models.
it is easy and basic and does the job but it will become boring in comparison
to some of the latest phones from apple and samsung!
Reviewed by yaoodle from england on 23rd Apr 2012
i am in love wid dis phone siikk
Reviewed by Anonymous from GB on 12th Apr 2012
I am in love with this phone! I've had it for about six months now and
I haven't had a single glitch. The trackpad works brilliantly and it's
not faulty at all (although many others have found it to be). The screen
is perfect, messaging capabilities amazing, Facebook on my BB I couldn't
live without and BBM is fab. This phone is also so fast! You get a message
and you can have replied within 30 seconds...dashing off a multi line
message in seconds takes minimal effort thanks to the cuve 9300s fantastic
QWERTY key pad. I find it extremely hard to find fault with this handset.
It is just so perfect. I would recommend it to anyone and everyone.
Brilliant brilliant. Thank you so much RIM. :) BUY IT NOW!!!!
Reply by I use bb from England on
3rd Jun 2012
I agree this si an amazing phone I bought it a eek ago and its so fast
and does whatI ask
Reviewed by Annomous from England on 12th Apr
I got this phone On October 23rd 2011
I loved it at first i had no problems at all ,
but since january/february my trackpad has stopped working at times
& the phone kept freezing then flashing then it would switch off , the
battery life use to be excellent i would listen to music all day while
am out & it would only go down one bar but now even when am sleeping
and the phone is locked with a full battery when i wake up my battery
is dead !
Am due for a upgrade today & am not sure if i want another blackberry
because ive had enough !!!!!
Reviewed by mnm from philippines on 3rd Apr 2012
I super love this phone. Its super convenient especially for those people
who loves social networking site and wants to be updated asap. Though
its battery life only lasts a day for me since I use it very very much.
I love it and its worth every penny. I only had this phone for about
a month but I love it so so much. Totally worth it!! :)
Reviewed by chanochano from philippines on 23rd
why so many people always comparing another phone to another. Lol. although
i have android phone. Sony xperia ray but. here in my country its unlocked
although its great phone but i need to pay lot of bucks to get unlimited
intenet for 1 month. it seems 1 dollar per day. but there is a blackberry
plan here it only cost 2$ per month with th use of unlimited social
apps messaging apps bbm lol. services wise or specification wise lol.
im FB addict lol.
Reviewed by Chris from UK on 20th Mar 2012
Fantastic little phone, real workhorse and amazing all-rounder! out-does
anything Sony Ericcson have to offer as I was previously an avid SE
fan, but trust me, this is a phone not to be missed. Only getting rid
of it due to upgrade, getting a Bold 9790, hopefully it wont let me
PS. this 'unreliability' issue if rubbish, only occurs to people who
abuse their phones, keep it happy, and you'll be happy!
Reviewed by raj from UK on 18th Mar 2012
The worst phone I have ever had!! A white line has appeared thorugh
the middle of the screen, I have never been able to send a single text
message from the phone!! feels plasticy and cheap!
Reviewed by Gabe from UK on 14th Mar 2012
Like all phones the bb curve has its ups and downs but to be honest
the phone will be brilliant for those that want a semi-minamilistic
smartphone but heavey users are advised to chose a better modal as the
RAM can run low and close the internet especially on sites that were
not designed for mobile use.
I have had the phone for four months and only managed to fill the RAM
once and crash it but others at collage have had problems as they tried
to multitask and crashed the phones. So its really how you use the phone
to how you will like it.
Reviewed by georgia from England on 11th Mar 2012
its amazing, i love it and i have only had it a day, so i say go buy
Reviewed by bbgeek from england,bradford on 9th
awsome fone but could be improved a bit everyone complaining got a rip
off buy it from asda tesco or argos and see where that gets you
Reviewed by ang from scotland on 7th Mar 2012
bought bb 9300 it just loads all the time cant use it 95 percent of
time because its loading
Reviewed by Jackie from Canada on 2nd Mar 2012
Have had the 3G since May 2011. Was happy at first, but after a month
or so the scrollpad went. It scrolls up/down on it's own, and can only
be used out of direct sunlight (which makes it go haywire- typing weird
symbols and scrolling all over). Putting my shirt over my thumb stops
most of the scrolling issues.
The browser stinks, and crashes all the time. The system seems to have
little-to-no RAM, so apps run slow or freeze. (Selection isn't that
The camera is crap, unless in daylight. But then the zoom goes crazy
because of the scroll issue, so it's hard to take a photo. Inside, pictures
are pretty grainy, and very low saturation.
The battery lasts about 3 days for me, but I am not a heavy texter.
However, it does shut itself off lately, and will not turn on until
it is plugged in... Even if it was at half battery.
Overall, I'm happy with BBM and texting layout. But those are on all
blackberry phones. DO NOT get a 3G! It is cheap for a reason.
Reviewed by Martin from UK on 29th Feb 2012
I got the BB 3G when my iphone stopped palying things on wifi, it would
connect just not play. I'd had it years so I thought I'd look for something
else and tried out a few in the shops and liked the BB so read some
reviews and thought it sounded OK. I hadn't realised that if you're
PAYG you have to pay to connect to the blackberry network, without this
you can't connect to the net or wifi, so makes it more expensice to
run than the iphone. The apps are a bit sad, apart from that I can't
say I'm impressed. its really complicated to do anything and unless
you need one for business I'd say give it a miss and pay more and get
something that works, come back iphone all is forgiven.
Reviewed by jake from morroco on 28th Feb 2012
its a great phone add me on bbm ha ha
Reviewed by Lily Rose from England on 27th Feb
I got this phone back in September 2011, I was really excited to have
the phone and two months in, it started freezing a lot. I spent a lot
of time taking the battery out and rebooting it. The battery also drained
when I switched it off at night and I even switched off Mobile Network
and WiFi. I wouldn't reccommend this phone for travelling uses or gaming
uses although it's messaging services are superb. Camera is rubbish,
needs 5 megapixels or 8 megapixels. and front facing camera with flash
and auto focus and 10x zoom. The battery lasts 4/5/6 hours maximum if
you don't use music services that much. I recently purchased the HTC
Desire S and that is amazing and beats BlackBerry so much. HTC are better
than iPhones and BlackBerrys. Also the optical trackpad kept scrolling
up on its own or go down on its own and wouldn't let me surf the net
properly. The internet is rubbish, closes the page all the time.
Reviewed by Jessica from England on 22nd Feb 2012
Its one of the most rubbish moblies you can get... The crome edge of
the curve is starting to fall appart, it reboots often, and I also have
had to call 'geeksquad' a number of times because this particular phone
has been turning off by itself, flashing red when I don't have a message
and also wiping out all my photos, music and videos. I have to keep
on taking the battery out because it has frozen a number of times. I
only bought this phone 4months ago and these are the problems I have
had with it. I am now on my 2 replacement and are having the exact same
problems? So no its not my blackberry that was broken thanks very much?
You will probably be better off with a nokia c3!!!
Reviewed by hannah from england on 21st Feb 2012
ive had my bb for a week now, its really easy to use and it is by far
the best phone i have ever bought for a good price! its a brillliant
phone and the keyboard is very nice to use as well, RECCOMENDED!
Reviewed by Laura Jackson from England on 20th
Don't understand why people are giving bad reviews... have you not thought
that maybes your blackberry is broke? I had the 8520 and it was a good
phone, had it's hick up now and again but worked great... until I spilt
cider on it. Looking forward to the 9300 as I had a non-mainstream phone
with the 3G on and worked great, so I can see the 9300 living up to
it's standards. Don't give back feedback unless you have checked that
it may be the fault of your own.
Reply by klay from england on 23rd
Eh, yep I'm on my 2nd blackberry... Still rubbish?
Reply by John from UK on 9th Mar 2012
With all due respect, Laura, the rules of this review column state "please
don't review this phone if you have not used it." Your experience was
with the 8520, which, while it looks almost identical, has very different
components inside. Even the trackpad is different. My wife and I had
9300s at the same time. They were fine at first, but after a few months,
the trackpads on both phones went haywire, sending the cursor jumping
randomly around the screen on it's own. I sent both phones back for
repair under warranty, to be told that they couldn't be repaired, so
refurbished replacements were issued. I've received mine today, and
am writing this reply on it right now, but unfortunately the trackpad
on this one hardly responds to my finger at all, and only works properly
if I use my shirt or tie material to operate it. I've got 7 mor months
of my contract to endure and when it ends I will definitely not be looking
for another Blackberry. The app choice is limited and poor quality,
and the browser isn't capable of opening two tabs without running out
of memory and closing completely. When it works, it's good, but there
have been too many occasions when it doesn't.
Reviewed by Andrea from Bristol Uk on 20th Feb
I did have this curve before I went over to bold 9780... only cause
i was being a brat .... I WOULD HAVE A CUPBOARD FULL OF BLACKBERRY'S
but too be honest its a great phone battery life is great takes good
pics easy to use features e-mails are a doodle..everything is as you
would expect from a Blackberry..never had reason to have a negative
comment about blackberry's well done again rim ....
Reviewed by Anna from England on 18th Feb 2012
my bb 9300 is the secound phone i had got. My first phone is Samsung
B3310 and if you look at the picture it is also one of those keyboards
phone which i just love!! But now my father is got me a bb 9300 for
my birthday and omg u can type so fast without even knowing. The camera
is really clear and HD. U can put a huge amount of songs on ur bb 9300
and 100 pictures and 67 videos and still have some MB left!! EVERYTHING
ON BB 9300 IS AWESOME!!!
I would advise you get a BB 9300 for someone special in your life for
Make them happy!!
Please reply if u agree
Reply by Bob from Uk on 21st Mar 2012
I think that it is correct!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by ish from india on 18th Feb 2012
i just don't know what is the problem with these users. i have been
using 9300 for the last ten months and it never hung, never dropped
a call, maintains a good signal strength, and the battery charge lasts
for two days with moderate use.the call quality is superb. did they
buy fake products?
Reviewed by Lucky from India on 15th Feb 2012
I have bought blackberry just 5 days back and that too for the first
time in my life. Earlier I had used Nokia and Samsung. As far as the
experience with My BB Curve 9300 is concerned, it has been the most
pathetic one so far since I started using cell phones in my life. This
phones hangs frequently and I find myself re-inserting the battery on
a brand new phone. I am not sure what is the total satisfaction policy
of Blackberry for its Indian Customers. Can I get the replacement ?
If somebody can guide me further ??
Thanks in advanced.
Reviewed by AKPAN from Canada on 14th Feb 2012
Certainly the worst mobile phone I've ever had, in every imaginable
respect. It's hard to find a single aspect of this contraption that
I would recommend. Don't accept one even as a gift.
Reviewed by Riki Loizou from Cyprus on 14th Feb
I have my Blackberry 9300 for 6 months and for have serious problems
with the signal. Cannot speak on the phone for more than 5 minutes without
dropping its signal!
Reviewed by amyooonom from uk on 13th Feb 2012
its good i have one and they dont freeze like everyone says cuz their
Reviewed by Lydia from England on 11th Feb 2012
Worst phone i've ever had, and i've have some bad phones!
I've had it for about 2 months and I'm on a 2 year contract, for starter's
the grey casing around the edge is starting to come off.
The scroll key-pad always does it's own thing and scrolls up,
I don't see why people would want this phone or give it a good review.
If i was you, i'd had a HTC/Iphone, they are much better than Blackberry's
and I will NEVER be buying on again.
Reviewed by JD Knell from South Africa on 10th
My Blackberry Curve 9300 is the worst phone i ever had, it almost always
has a connection error or the server were busy, facebook and the internet
are so slow and almost never connects. i will NEVER get another Blackberry
again. the perks are not the frustrations worth!
Reviewed by linzi from uk on 8th Feb 2012
I have had nothing but trouble with blackberry's i am on to my second
handset and still on the same contract as my first one froze and broke
on me... my new handset came on the 28th january 2011 and and im back
to square one AGAIN it keeps freezing and shutting down.
I will never ever get another blackberry again i have been put off for
life and i use it for my business aswell hence why it makes me so angry.
so if your thinking of getting a blackberry i would think again.
Reviewed by Dan from UK on 8th Feb 2012
The first blackberry I got my hands on was the original Storm a few
years back, I fell in love with the Storm and it soon become the best
phone I'd had, I then damaged it and got a cheap £20 phone until I could
get I replacement, that went out of the window and I purchased a nokia
N8, after many months of happiness with the N8 I sold it and was bought
a 9300 CURVE, I didn't want the basic 8520 with the flaw of no 3g on
the handset so I was bought the 9300! And I love it!
256mb is enough to get all the useful apps for the phone and a few social
networking ones etc without making the phone run slow. Keyboard good
quality and makes typing long messages fast and efficient. The 2mp camera
is point and shoot basic camera, if you want a good camera with any
special features just get a digital camera.
Screen resolution is good enough to watch films and Family guy, Simpsons
etc in rather better quality than I ever expected from a mid range phone.
In call sound quality is very good with a real crisp, clear sound. The
media player also out-performs many nokia's etc of the same price due
to being able to read many music and video formats (mp4, AVI, WMVA,
Games are also great on the curve 9300.
Wi-fi is great, get very fast download speeds and never fails to connect
etc as some people have reported.
Buy it, you won't be disappointed.
Please note always Exit/Close app's properly using the menu when your
done. Delete logs in your messages folder by pressing menu, view folder
and deleting missed call and call logs folders.
Also BBM, Internet etc will struggle same with any phone in 2G only
areas! Make sure you choose a network that supports 3G in the areas/towns
you most go.
A blackberry is like a pc so you must clean memory and internet cache,
history etc often.
Reviewed by farrukh from england on 4th Feb 2012
i recently updated my blackberry from the 8520 to the 9300. they both
are physically similar but they are very very different, its the best
phone i have had so far and i love the blackberry os6 experience, if
your going to buy a phone buy this one highly recommended. but the battery
life is a downer
Reviewed by Chris Woods from UK on 2nd Feb 2012
I upgraded my contract with Orange in 2010 and chose the BlackBerry
9300 as my handset based on the good experience i had with my previous
BlackBerry 8900 handset.
Within 6 months the 9300 trackpad failed and the cursor was static meaning
that menu navigation was impossible, however Orange replaced the handset
for me. 2nd Handset lasted 2 months until the trackpad decided that
it had a mind of its own, where the cursor would wonder all over the
screen and again it was replaced in September 2011. The 3rd handset
has now developed a fault whereby the screen will go blank and display
a clock. To reset the handset requires pulling the battery and rebooting
which has lost my contacts at least twice and re-adding them is time
consuming in itself. The long bootup time results in missed calls due
to being off air. I have upgraded the firmware and the problem persists.
Not to mention the reliability of the BlackBerry services, as most people
aware there was a 4day outage in October, however this was down to RIM
rather than the handset itself. As BlackBerry handsets rely on this
service to access email and the internet the handset is pretty much
useless when this service fails. (and RIM are not exactly competent
when it comes to dealing with problems).
The build quality of the 9300 Curve is nowhere near the standard of
that used in the previous 8900 curve. Plastics feel cheap and nasty
in the hand, however as this is an entry level BB that can be expected.
Camera quality is pretty poor by todays standards as there is no flash.
Applications available to download are also pretty limited.
On a positive note, Battery life is fair, i have managed to get 3 days
in standby when used to access email and make the odd call. Audio quality
during calls is excellent and the email service is instant, providing
those lovely people at RIM have decided that their servers are working
I have now upgraded to an iPhone 4s as the BB was proving too unreliable.
On the whole, i would recommend that anyone after a QWERTY type handset
Reviewed by Ryan Cawsey from UK on 2nd Feb 2012
This Blackberry is amazing its my first Blackberry and my first impressions
are: Light, Smart, Buisness like, Good looking, great buttons. The new
3G Blackberry 9300 is brilliant you have some dedicated buttons on each
side, avolume rocker, media buttons on the top, full qwerty keyboard,
optical trackpad (better than the trackball),3.5mm headphone jack, Micro
USB port,and a 2.0 megapixel camera. Software include 3G internet, Camera,
Facebook, Twitter,BBM, and app world. Overal this is generally a huge
improvment to the previous 8520 curve model it also has nice metal around
the edge. It is stylish and feels nice it is not to big or to small
just right perfect for teens/ buisness men/women. If you are looking
for a 'mid' class smartphone this is right for you Ideally you want
it on contract to make the 3G and BBM work otherwise PAYG customers
lose some features. The people who keep saying this phone is bad they
have no clue as to what they are talking about this phone does not wear
out its just for this handfull of users who are very critical about
things so are picking every little bit. If you find it gets scratched
buy a case/cover this will protect it and most cases lie between 10
and 30 pounds.
Enjoy this phone you did a good thing buying it :)
By Ryan Cawsey
Reviewed by Melly from UK on 1st Feb 2012
Freezing is only bugbear. Keep your apps down and its better. Wish mem
card could be used to store apps. Turn GPS off and use Wifi at home.
Certain themes slow down the OS, so trial and error is needed. However
the keypad is great, internet fast for me, battery life decent and its
small and light. BBM great. Would never go back to other brands now!
Had a Bold which was fab, but more than happy with this! Fine tuning
is all thats needed for most users.
Reviewed by Ali from England on 30th Jan 2012
it's a good phone.
Reviewed by xav07Ie! from philippines on 29th
i have a BB 9300.. it's my first BB phone.. where i came from, nokia
is the most common handset model (philippines).. but we're not limited
to the apple, samsung and sony ericsson brands.. for an average person
like me, if you have a BB phone, you're a "high-ender" already.. recently,
i upgraded my BB from OS5 to OS6 (for free) and it was brilliant! so
far, this is the best and coolest phone i've ever had.. looking forward
to have the bold one soon.. i still have to save money on a piggybank..
Reviewed by sara from england on 25th Jan 2012
Some of you obviously aren't treating your blackberry well enough if
it constantly is dented and scratched. The internet is slow? Go invest
in faster broadband. I have had no problems with my blackberry so far!
Except for the poor camera, oh well it is a phone I am not going to
use it for a photoshoot. I am on my blaclberry right now, the keyboard
is ridiculously easy to use.I must admit, I was skeptical about getting
this phone aat first after reading reviews, but after using it I have
fallen in love! So yeah, that is my review on the Curve 9300
Reviewed by Wolf from UK on 24th Jan 2012
My Blackberry Curve 3G is the worst phone I have EVER had, I wish I'd
not bought it, RIM really messed up on this one!
Reviewed by Haze from United Kingdom on 18th Jan
Very poor piece of kit after a decent amount of time being used. The
phone freezes, randomly goes into reboot, camera is poor, battery life
is absoluetly terrible, the buttons around the phone tend to wear out
and rip/make dents, slows done alot, drops signal, must charge atleast
twice a day to keep it going. Its the first blackberry i ever bought,
but dont get me wrong. i was verry happy with it when i first got it,
but since ive used it for sometime now, its become a horrible thing
to use. The battery literally lasts 6 hours, before having to charge
it. i wouldnt recomend this phone. You should go for the 9700/9900/9360
or any other newer phone. i cant wait to get my new phone, this has
the worst battery ever.
Reviewed by Holly from Scotland on 17th Jan 2012
Rubbish fone. had it a week since christmas and its already freezing.
when i go to type in the password it takes 5 minutes to load up and
when i play games it turns itself off! DO NOT BUY
Reviewed by Tracey from UK on 15th Jan 2012
I wrote a review for this phone 11 months ago and gave it a 5 star rating,
however since I have had a good years worth of usage I thought I would
come and review it again. I am no longer in love with this phone and
can't wait until I can upgrade to something worthwhile and better value
for money. Ok here are my numerous problems, when using browser, cannot
connect, connection error or more commonly this page is too large to
load, or close tabs, arghhhhh. Since installing the os6 the phone runs
so much slower, before on os5 it was instant, now i am lucky if it connects
at all. When out an about, it very rarely loads up websites, I usually
have to go via planet 3 and use the Google search on that to successfully
get online. Since some update I also lost my browser button, and never
got it back. I am also fed up of each time you download an app the phone
needs rebooting, you delete an app the phone needs rebooting, it becomes
sluggish, the phone needs rebooting. And worse of all the battery life
is completely rubbish I am lucky if i get a day and a half out of it,
and that happens once in a blue moon, if I get no calls and no texts
an don't check Facebook. The Facebook app is annoying, if you scroll
down and don't stop when it says loading new feeds, it will re-show
the posts that you have viewed already, if someone posts a large post
and you try scrolling down, it keeps bouncing back to top of post and
since the browser hardly works, very hit an miss, more so miss, I can't
guarantee that I can do that. The camera is totally rubbish and no flash.
Avoid this phone, its not worth the money, and although I love how blackberry's
work, I am not getting another one. Folk keep saying should get the
bold, why, it works in exactly the same way and has almost the same
features. DO NOT BUY!!!
Reviewed by Lilly from London on 13th Jan 2012
This phone is cool, but the touch pad doesn't respond properly and the
camera isn't the best
Reviewed by Charles Beecroft from Nigeria on 10th
It is a cool phone, except I have this problem with it's soft pad not
responding to touch!!! Very frustrating. What can I do?
Reviewed by George Sinclair from scottland on
9th Jan 2012
good phone has good features and looks good two but is slow and freezez.
Reviewed by Danny Bate from UK on 7th Jan 2012
Terrible Phone, Always Freezing & The Browser Doesn't Work, Don't Buy
Reviewed by syron from uk on 5th Jan 2012
i don't care what anyone say this is one of the best phone... am loving
Reviewed by Katie Kirkwood from Scotland on 3rd
Terrible phone, has given me nothing but problems! It keeps freezing,
telling people callimg me that my phone in temporarily unavailable and
now the track pad has gave up! I would never get another Blackberry!!
Reviewed by Semion from England on 3rd Jan 2012
I'm going to give an honest review on this blackberry as I don't like
biased reviews. I got my blackberry for christmas + ever since I got
it I've been addicted to it because I like the feel of the qwerty keyboard
as its easy to use. However, the keys are rather small + sometimes they're
difficult to text with. If not then you're lucky but if you get any
blackberry you will most likely experience slowness on your device,
I've experience such slowness that I decided to remove the battery from
the device + restart the device. You have to have a lot of patience
at times. The general social networking apps like facebook, twitter
etc are good to be able to use on your device. However the internet
can be very slow at times depending on your signal. I'd love app world
to have a wider variety of better apps to choose from but you will definitely
find some apps which will interest you + you'll end up downloading them
which does take a long while depending on how much MB the app is tak
ing up. There are so many feautures to use on this blackberry eg. Voice
command, maps, copying + pasting, blackberry messenger but I'd advise
you to do research on the internet to find out more about that. The
camera isn't great as its only 2 mega pixels but its decent, if you're
the type who loves a good quality camera + is into a lot of photographer
then say "bye!" to the idea of buying this device :) anyway, overall
I do like my blackberry a lot even though it has its downfalls.
Reviewed by Ex BB Lover from UK on 3rd Jan 2012
I had the 8520 curve, which ended in an unfortunate accident and decided
to get the 9300 curve for the 3g features! what a useless bag of rubbish
it is, iv had it a little over 4 months and hate it, now looking at
an Iphone 4, lack of space on the handset for storing apps, god forbid
it u have more then 4 apps and it will lock down and freeze, takes about
an hour to boot up if i do a total shutdown! very poor signal even with
the UMA Signal booster, cant even get a 3g Signal stood next to an orange
phone mast! track pad has mind of it own, along with it sending texts
of its own accord! camera is pants and in comparison to my neices 2mega
pix camera it does not even come close, its more like a VGA, bbm is
good when it works! app world never shows updates for apps. media buttons
on the top dont work even after setting them up! the one good thing
about it is the battery cover unlike the 8520 the bb logo doesnt unstick
peel off n leave the back of ur phone sticky! oh and thats another point
it does not work as a phone, my husband stood in front of me and rang
me with my phone switched on in my hand, on loud and it went straight
to voicemail! this phone is seriously a waste of money! oh and the charger
does not conform to british standards, it holds no BS Number which is
in fact technically illegal, but they get thru the loophole by saying
it is a travel charger!
Reviewed by becky from uk on 1st Jan 2012
i love my blackberry i think it is one of the best phones i've ever
had it is amazing
Reviewed by luke from uk on 30th Dec 2011
i hate this junk no apps work or appworld
Reviewed by Matt from UK on 30th Dec 2011
Blackberry Curve 9300 - Complete RUBBISH - dont buy one. The New version
6 operating system takes up two thirds of the applications memory which
stops you downloading anduses APPS. Slow phone and keeps freezing. You
have to take the battery out at least once a week to unfreeze the handset
- thats pants technology! Worst handset Ive ever bought. I challenge
Blackberry to prove me wrong.
Reviewed by John from England, Staffordshire on
28th Dec 2011
I had the bb 9300 christmas 2011 and it is really good!!! The bbm was
not free which everyone knows but very easy to set up and cheap aswell
or cheaper than i thought 1 thing though bb app world.crashes sometimes
recommend fir everyone though!!
Reviewed by Edgardo from Philippines on 26th Dec
I have been using this unit for almost a year now and i like it, it
serves the purpose as per my sales career is concern. Though, now I
dig for the new Torch 9810 - still a BB. Happy holidays.
Reviewed by jimbob from america on 26th Dec 2011
I think that the curve 3G is actually a pretty good phone as I used
to have it but now got a bold although for bbm on the bold 9700 there
is no dp for you or your friend so your gunna have to download it of
Reviewed by BB-don from Uk on 22nd Dec 2011
An amazing phone got it in red for £159.99 from vodafone , it is a huge
upgrade from the 8520 and is easy to use its keyboard is same as the
8520 but I feel it's less stiff and can be pressed with less force .
Overall an estonishing phone :)
Reviewed by charlie from england on 21st Dec 2011
1st phone scroller stopped working sent into three store they gave me
a new phone. 2nd phone within 2 months the internet would not work and
would constanly freeze. 3rd phone which i am on now will not work on
the internet will constantly freeze and will not download apps the battery
lasts about and hour if i was to do anything on it and i am paying £29
a month not worth it anyway. Three have awful customer service avoid
them at all costs they overcharge and to be honest there phones never
work properly anyway awful phone do on get get the 8520 much better
Reviewed by Jordan from England on 19th Dec 2011
THE BLACKBERRY CURVE 9300 IS THE BEST PHONE I HAVE EVER HAD. I LOVE
BBM IT'S AMAZING, EVERYTHING IS VERY GOOD AND WORKS WELL!!!! ;)
Reviewed by Daniel from England on 17th Dec 2011
I love this phone to bits. It is really good for browsing the internet
and 3G comes in quite useful. Texting on it is easy and emailing the
best I strongly recommend this phone.
Reviewed by Amanda from UK on 16th Dec 2011
This phone is amazing! BBMing is a breeze, texting is fun, the design
is sleek and browsing the web is so easy! People are complaining about
the Internet being too slow, or the apps slowing the device down, but
nobody realises it's a just a phone, not a computer or laptop! If you
want to browse the web for hours on end then get a laptop! Blackberrys
are known for texting and the unique BBM service, so why not use the
phone for just that? The end.
Reviewed by Camila from England on 16th Dec 2011
It is very good. Maybe you are just unlucky. Dont give people false
Reviewed by Blackberrycrap from United Kingdom on
14th Dec 2011
Rubbish phone, horrible operating system, faulty hardware. NO-ONE BUY
THIS PHONE IT'S A LOAD OF RUBBISH.
Reviewed by annonamous from england on 9th Dec
this phone is amazing! i have black one, wouldnt have any other phone!
BUY THIS PHONE!:D
Reviewed by niki from uk on 9th Dec 2011
I have come th the end of my tether now with this phone, afer months
of keeping on at my service provider they ahve offered me a HTC, this
phone is a pile of horse ****, freezes battery life is poor, is goes
through the menu on its own, the list i too long, sinc blackberry went
down back alonjg ive ben having problems using ,y bb. DO NOT GET THIS
PHONE, I HAVE JAD 4 YES 4, my 4th only for 1 week before it started
ti give me problems. 0/5 stars
Reviewed by Daniel from England on 8th Dec 2011
The Blackberry 9300 was a great investment I have only had the phone
for a couple of weeks but i'm really happy with the 3G and 2G cover
and speed and I'm addicted to the Blackberry messenger. Buy one.
Reviewed by zars from scotland on 4th Dec 2011
this phone is okay i use it for texting and BBM'ing.there are 2 main
problems, it freezes alot and the trackpad for me is rubbish and does
not work! i used to love this phone and i would reccomend to everyone,
but after experiencing MANY problems with this phone i reccomend you
DON'T buy it! the battery runs out very quick and when you download
an app u have to reboot it again! it wastes time and it works slower
when you have to many apps!if you have not bought it yet i would advise
you to get the samsung galaxy s or the iphone, i have now got an iphone
because of all the problems i had with my blackberry! if young people
and tennagers are buying this for BBM (blackberry messenger) i would
advise you not to get it! its is not worth £160 considering the many
problemns it has. the battery goes very quick! i had to charge it every
night! you are not getting you're money's worth! i only had mine for
Reviewed by Tony from Somalia on 1st Dec 2011
I think it is a terrible phone and always freezes when you open the
messigting app.. bucket
Reviewed by ajat shatru from india on 1st Dec
The bb curve 3g more then sufficient but very low in. Apps storage space.
It may be free to user to choose storage to either device or mamory
Reviewed by stephen rush from northernireland on
29th Nov 2011
I do like the curve 9300 but my biggest problem is when you download
apps you can't save them on the sd card so I'm constantly deleting apps
to free up memory because it slows the phone down. But overall its good.
Reviewed by Andrew from England on 26th Nov 2011
I've had this phone for a year now and feel I'm well qualified to comment
on it. Overall I'm very pleased with it. The good points are that the
interface is easy-to-use: you don't need to be an expert in technology
to use it and it's fairly intuitive. BBM (messenger) is also great to
use (when it's working). The phone is quite light (compared to the iPhone)
and protective carry cases are cheap to buy and afford good protection
to the screen. But the phone is not without fault. The battery life
is OK but not perfect; spend a couple of hours texting or BBM'ing and
you'll drain half the battery. My other main problem is that the 3G
is unpredictable and the processor speed is woeful. More often than
not the phone freezes when trying to load a web page with too much "rich
content". It works better when I'm logged in to a wi-fi hotspot or my
broadband, but it's far from perfect. On the whole it's a good phone
that does what I need for the price I'm willing to pay.
Reviewed by Phil from Uganda on 16th Nov 2011
The blackberry 9300 is amazing! I would recommend it to anyone. Especially
people who like to text. Buy one!
Reviewed by Adam from England on 15th Nov 2011
I had a Curve 8520 for 9 months fantastic little phone, the camera quality
left a lot to be desired but that was the only flaw. I, just a couple
of months ago upgraded to the new 9300 3G model, and thanks to OS6 it's
even better, again camera quality is poor, but i don't buy my phone
for it's camera. The new OS is fantastic runs nice and smooth not had
a single problem so far. I saw a lot of people complain about poor battery
life, golden rule for any new tech is, leave it switched off and charge
for 16 hours, doing this will boost the life of your battery. A person
complained about it having no manual, this is because the manual is
built into the phone and starts teaching you from the second you switch
on. So yes no complaints here, take your time, if your not sure use
the built in manual and you shouldn't have a problem.
Reviewed by Naresh from England on 13th Nov 2011
I bought this phone two weeks back, for the price its a amazing phone
with all the features you can expect from iphone4 apart from touchscreen.
The battery is also good, i think some are not lucky getting this phone.
I will recommend anyone to buy this phone.
Reviewed by Fen from UK on 11th Nov 2011
I've had my Blackberry Curve 9300 for a couple of weeks now..it's my
first ever Blackberry and I don't think I'll ever go back to Samsungs
or Nokias after this. It looks fantastic..I love the fact that I don't
have to worry about stupid predictive texting now I have a Qwerty keyboard..and
every feature on it so far is working quickly and easily. Would recommend
one of these to anyone.
Reviewed by lu from america on 9th Nov 2011
i had a blackberry bold since august 2011 and its good but froze and
broke. which isnt good but i know my sister has a blackberry bold and
her scrolly thing keeps getting stuck!.. but would recomend for teenagers
as it has bbm. but other wise it is very usful. well worth the money
Reviewed by yasin from wngland on 7th Nov 2011
its all about blackberry9300
Reviewed by Tafari from England on 6th Nov 2011
my blackberry 9300 is still up and running had it from last year November
which means i had it for a year and its still going strong with no problems
Reviewed by Abii from England on 1st Nov 2011
i own a blackberry curve 9300 and they are the most rubbish phones going
on mine the trackpad has broken and i have had mine since may and its
november now. i am sending it back and hopefully getting a blackberry
bold or torch because they are so much better, blackberry phones are
good apart from the curve part- they are a let down on blackberry's
Reviewed by qwertyboo from england on 30th Oct
I just got a blackberry curve 9300 and i love it i am a teenager so
i use bbm alot and the internet i love it!! :)
Reviewed by Tamara from UK on 28th Oct 2011
Although I cant go without this phone and I rely on it quite abit, the
phone itself is very unpredictable. You cant select an app without the
phone Freezing for afew minutes. Ive had this phone since August 2011
and its already playing up. However, The apps avaliable are very good.
Especially Blackberry Messenger. Recommended to Teenagers.
Reviewed by Sonette from South Africa on 27th
terrible phone 2 weeks into the purchase and freezing, new phone 1 week
into the new phone same thing, new phone 1 day same problem. 3 phones
all 3 same problem and they say its me...I would not recommend this
phone to anyone, cant even receive any E-mails very poor !!!!!
Reviewed by Nicki from UK on 27th Oct 2011
I agree with you mark, ive had 3 bb since jan but its still causing
me problems, this morning i had a white screen saying error 543 or something
like that, when the bblackberry went down it was only on the news not
everyone can get the news until later on in the day, i lost everything
from my last review my comments wont change. so if you want a blackberry....stop....read
comments and think again this is the 2nd worstphone ive had. doesnt
even deserve 1 star
Reviewed by Mark from THAILAND on 25th Oct 2011
My BB9300 has been a huge disappointment, the track pad is forever sticking,
SIS service at Fortune in Bangkok is useless, they just say upgrade
the software. This has been done and I still cannot use it. BB really
should take responsibility instead of ripping people off for sub standard
parts. NEVER BUY BB, you will become another unhappy cusstomer and statistic!!!
Reviewed by Anita from UK on 23rd Oct 2011
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The phone looks attractive enough and is really good but the first time
i got it, around a month later the scrolling mouse thingy kept getting
stuck and it was just a bit at first but then a few days later it kept
getting worse and so i went into the store and got it swapped for a
new one and now i've had this one for about 2months and the same thing
is happening again. Thinking of selling it but the prices being offered
are so low, i got it for £190 and the highest price being offered now
to sell it is £78, which as you can imagine is really annoying. Would
not reccomend at all.
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