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Criteria Comments Rating
  • Reception and call quality I use this phone for work and the reception (T-Mobile service) is almost always clear without experiencing dropped calls. good
  • Display Display is average. Not terrible, but not great either. so-so
  • Battery life After the first 6 months of using this phone (for work use), the battery life still lasts pretty long without charging for a few days. good
  • Camera Picture quality is very grainy. Colors are bland and not very vibrant. No HD picture or video option. poor
  • Ease of use Very easy to access enterprise tools like RSA token, BBM, and email. good
  • Design and form factor The body style of the new curve is much thinner and sleeker. Much better in physical design than previous generations. good
  • Portability (size / weight) Small, thin, and light. great!
  • Media support No comments
  • Durability Standard plastic shell can take drops and bangs pretty well. good
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.) No comments
Detailed review
The revamp on the physical design of the Curve 9360 is thin, sleek, sexy, and elegant. The Curve is also a relatively affordable phone that serves its function. It is a refreshingly delightful improvement from the previous iterations of this model. Though the physical design is more appealing, it does feel cheap.

The 800MHz processor seems a bit outdated and is slow, granted that the current smart phones out on the market are integrated with much snappier processors. The lack of HD photos and video is a disappointment for personal use, but one would assume that HD enhancements aren't necessary for the enterprise work setting.

Conclusion: If you're looking for a durable, affordable, and functional phone that looks sleek and sexy, but won't break the bank- the Curve is an ideal choice.