The BlackBerry Curve 9320 is an entry-level BlackBerry device. That means, for example, that you’re stuck with a small (2.44-inch), low resolution display (320×240 pixels). The question is, how does that measure up when it comes to watching movies?
Videos & Movies
First off, small, low-res display apart, the 9320 plays everything I have thrown at it – avi, mp4, 3gp, et al. Like a champ.
But, the low resolution display means that the quality isn’t great. The movies playback in widescreen or fullscreen formats. Its your choice. One hitch – if you leave a video while playing, when you return to it, it starts from the beginning again. This happens even when I paused the movie before switching to another app.
Comparing the displays of the Curve 9320 and the more expensive Torch 9810, the Curve’s colour rendering is more accurate. The 9810’s display is creamy tint to it . I hope I described that right, but in brief, reds are redder and blacks are blacker on the 9320. Take a look:
Didn’t I say there’s no justice?
Audio & Music
Audio playback on the 9320 is surprisingly very good. It is louder than the HTC One X and sounds better too. What?! Easily better. I got the shock of my life when I did a direct comparison. I had expected the One X to win by a landslide. Like I keep saying, there’s no justice in this world.
Oh; and just to be sure, it leaves the more premium Torch 9810 in loudness and quality too. Sigh.
However, do note that when set to the very highest volume, there is some distortion or noise in the audio output. At that point, quality is sacrificed, but at all other levels below that, quality is great.
If audio playback via speaker is good, listening on a good pair of headphones is heavenly!
The 9320 packs a 3.2 megapixel camera with LED flash. It is good for a 3 megapixel shooter, and the flash helps with close shots in low light.
The results are good. Not much better can be expected from VGA resolution.
The FM radio works well.
In all, the 9320 is a mixed bag in the multimedia department. For its class, it doesn’t disappoint in any area, and then it pulls off an amazing feat in the audio department. After listening to music on this baby, I want to keep it as my BlackBerry device. You know how I can’t be separated from my music.
For the music alone, I would get me this baby. Plus, that beefy battery means that one can go on for a full day listening to music endlessly (no BIS connection). I really would love to. And that’s saying something for the little guy.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.