Cam unboxes the BlackBerry Classic, the Waterloo-company's attempt at poking us in our nostalgic soft parts. For those age-old BlackBerry fans, or former fans who loved their Bolds, this is the device to try and win you back. It has the perfect keyboard, and comes with the trackpad and a new version of Brick Breaker. What's not to love?
It features a 3.5-inch, 720x720 pixel square screen, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, and 8MP camera with 1080p video capture and a 2,515mAh battery. So in spec-terms, it's certainly a mid-range phone. But that said, first impressions are that this is the best BlackBerry we have seen in years.
BlackBerry fans throughout the world have been eagerly waiting for the release of the BlackBerry Classic. With this unboxing, interested individuals can take a look at what’s inside the BlackBerry Classic packaging.
Available with a sleek black packaging, there may be some indications that this will not be a retail packaging. Instead, it is only a special box available for unboxes purposes.
Like other mobile phone packages, the device has been carefully placed on one portion of the side. Underneath it is a series of introductory booklets, which come in a variety of languages.
As soon as the top layer is removed, the included accessories of the BlackBerry Classic are revealed. The first and most exciting accessory included on the package is the soft leather case that comes with nice stitching and a logo of BlackBerry on both sides. The box underneath the case reveals the BlackBerry premium headphones along with a spare set of earbuds. While these may not be the most premium headphones available, they do have a nice set of comfortable earbuds attached to the speakers.
The next accessory included in the package is the ejector tool that is used to remove both the SIM and MicroSD card slots. The BlackBerry Classic also comes with the usual 3 power adapter options suitable for UK, Euro, and American sockets. With this, users get an option on how and where they can plug their device along with its micro USB cable.
Similar to other BlackBerry models, the Classic is covered with a number of plastic films—on its screen, back, trackpad, and classic logo glass panel where the camera is placed. Once removed, the Classic reveals a beautiful metallic frame around the sides. On the left hand side is where the SIM and MicroSD card trays can be opened using the included ejector tool.
On the right hand corner of the device, a special function and the volume buttons can be found; much like the BlackBerry Passport. The bottom edge is where the Micro USB port and grills are found. The back area of the Classic comes with a beautifully textured plastic that produces a really good grip and feel. Meanwhile, the top edge has a power key and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The Classic has a 4-row keyboard separated by metal frets, which are actually a reminiscent of the BlackBerry Bold. With its tapered build, users have an easy time to type on the device. Like other BlackBerry devices, the trackpad scrolls up, down, left and right plus also controls various tasks.
The phone is much smaller than the Passport and has a form nowhere near a square. It was designed this way so it could fit one hand easily.
The specs of the Classic include an 8MP camera with 1080p video on the back and a 5MP camera in front. It has a 3.5-inch 720x720 pixel square screen, with about 294 pixels per inch resulting to a sharp display on its Gorilla Glass 3 coating. The phone is powered by a 1.5 GHz Dual-Core Snapdragon processor and 2 GB of RAM, running on BlackBerry OS 10.3. With a built-in storage capacity of 16 GB, the phone’s memory can be expanded by up to 128 GB with a microSD card.
With its 2515 mAh non-removable battery, the phone makes for a solid device; just like how well-built the BlackBerry Passport is.