• BlackBerry Curve 8520 vs BlackBerry Curve 9360 vs BlackBerry Classic

Phone Comparison - BlackBerry Curve 8520 vs BlackBerry Curve 9360 vs BlackBerry Classic

general General Info

Manufacturer BlackBerry BlackBerry BlackBerry
Announced July 2009 August 2011 June 2014
Status Available - August 2009 Available - August 2011 Available - November 2014
Colors Black Black, Purple Black
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 109 x 60 x 13.9 mm
(4.29 x 2.36 x 0.55 in )
109 x 60 x 11 mm
(4.29 x 2.36 x 0.43 in)
131 x 72.4 x 10.2 mm
(5.16 x 2.85 x 0.4 in)
Weight 106 g (3.74 oz) 99 g (3.49 oz) 177 g (6.24 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100
HSDPA 900 / 1700 / 2100
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network - - LTE
Messaging SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS BlackBerry OS BlackBerry OS 7.0 BlackBerry 10.3 OS
Processor 512MHz 800MHz Quad-core, Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 Plus
GPU Adreno 225
RAM N/A 512 MB 2 GB
Internal Memory 256 MB 512 MB storage 16 GB
External Memory microSD, up to 32GB microSD, up to 32GB microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)

display Display

Type TFT TFT Capacitive touchscreen
Colors 65K colors TFT 16M colors
Size 2.46 inches 2.44 inches 3.5 inches
Resolution 320 x 240 pixels (163 ppi) 480 x 360 pixels (246 ppi) 720 x 720 pixels (291 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 28.52% 28.17% 41.64%
Multi-Touch no no yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes yes
Radio No No No
Games Yes + downloadable Yes Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 2 MP, 1600x1200 pixels 5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels 8 MP
Flash No LED flash LED Flash
Features Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Image Stabilization AutoFocus, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, HDR
Video Yes, QVGA Yes, VGA Yes, 1080p@30fps
Front Camera No [Similar] No [Similar] 2 MP [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 - 48 kbps Yes Yes
Edge Class 10, 236.8 kbps Yes Yes
3G No HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA HSDPA, HSUPA, LTE
Bluetooth Yes, v2.0 with A2DP Yes, v2.1 with A2DP Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11b/g Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, UMA (carrier-dependent) Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, microUSB Yes, microUSB v2.0 Yes, microUSB v2.0
GPS No Yes, with A-GPS support Yes, with A-GPS support
Browser HTML HTML HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 256 MB 512 MB storage, 512 MB RAM 16 GB, 2 GB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 32GB microSD, up to 32GB microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
USB OTG - - Not Supported

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported
Proximity Sensor proximity sensor not present proximity sensor not present proximity sensor present
Accelerometer Sensor accelerometer sensor not present accelerometer sensor not present accelerometer sensor present
NFC NFC not supported NFC not supported NFC supported

battery Battery

Type Standard battery, Li-Ion Standard battery, Li-Ion Non-removable Li-Ion battery
Capacity 1150 mAh 1000 mAh 2515 mAh
Stand by Up to 408 h Up to 336 h (2G)
Up to 288 h (3G)
Up to 348 h (2G)
Up to 365 h (3G)
Talk Time Up to 4 h 30 min Up to 5 h (2G)
Up to 5 h (3G)
Up to 11 h 40 min (2G)
Up to 17 h 10 min (3G)