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The set of features that the best 3.5-inch screen cell phones of 2016 possess are a dual core processor, camera resolution of atleast 5 Megapixel; and the Android 4.x operating system.

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BlackBerry Classic

BlackBerry Classic


BlackBerry Classic: We looked at around 14 expert reviews for BlackBerry Classic from sites like PhoneArena.com, PCMag.com and GsmArena.com based on which BlackBerry Classic was ranked as the #1 top 3.5 inch cell phone.

Comparison of the Top 5 3.5 inch Cell Phones

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BlackBerry Classic
Acer Liquid Z3
HTC Desire 200
ZTE Open
Acer Liquid Z2
BlackBerry Classic
Acer Liquid Z3 Smartphone
HTC Desire 200 Smartphone
ZTE Open Cell Phone
Acer Liquid Z2
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Release Date
Jan 2015
Sep 2013
Aug 2013
Jul 2013
Mar 2013
Screen Size(Diagonal)
3.5 inch
3.5 inch
3.5 inch
3.5 inch
3.5 inch
Digital Camera Resolution
8.0 MP
3.15 MP
5.0 MP
3.15 MP
3.0 MP
Installed RAM (GB)
2.0 GB
Front Webcam Resolution
2.0 MP
Processor Type
Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait
Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A7
1.0 GHz Cortex-A5
Qualcomm MSM7227A Snapdragon
Battery Capacity
2515.0 mAh
1500.0 mAh
1230.0 mAh
1200.0 mAh
1300.0 mAh
Operating System
BlackBerry 10.3.1 OS
Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Firefox OS
Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean)
Carrier
AT-T, Verizon

  • The BlackBerry Classic is a great voice and messaging phone that can't deliver on the range of online services most people need.

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    The hardware QWERTY of the device is the best in the business ... This phone is built for work, not for wasting time in games and media gobbling ... Build quality and one-hand ergonomics are top notch ... The display is bright and boasts impressive colors, but subpar viewing angles ... The camera is a solid performer ... The chipset of the device is already seriously dated ... BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 is fast, fluid, and secure; the available Android apps add an extra layer of appeal ... Audio quality is good ... Battery life is stellar ... The price is high for the hardware on offer


  • This is a hard product to score. If you want a smartphone with a keyboard, and you want it purely for messaging and calls, with a little web-browsing thrown in, the BlackBerry Classic is the perfect device at an excellent price. A five star product. But general smartphone users will be frustrated by the relatively low power, and the paucity of screen space. If you are a BlackBerry fan, you will love the Classic. Otherwise there are better deals elsewhere.


  • The Acer Liquid Z3 won't win any beauty awards, but it feels refined and dependable - it's certainly capable of carrying its own weight if you're looking for a primary device on the cheap, though it would also make a perfect work/secondary phone, especially the dual-SIM version.


  • - The camera, as with the phone’s screen, suffers from poor colour management, weak image definition and sharpness concerns.
    - Screen quality is one of the Acer Liquid Z3’s most disappointing features.
    - The phone’s touch elements are a little slow and unresponsive at times, meaning the phone can feel laggy, and somewhat irritating in use.
    - In areas of weak or artificial lighting, the Acer Liquid Z3’s camera woes are further accentuated.
    - Lifeless 3-megapixel camera.


  • The performance is not great, but it is sufficient for everyday use with the Google Android OS, which is available in an updated version. Price-conscious buyers, who are satisfied with the most basic of smartphone qualities, should pick this smartphone up without a second thought.


  • The HTC Desire 200 has some perks going for it, like the decent audio and call quality, packing the same set of headphones that comes with the HTC One, and sporting strong loudspeaker and clean earpiece. It also flaunts a very fast camera, but its less-than-impressive entry level specs hinder the impression from the handset's advantages. At first glance, you can't ask much more from a handset in the sub-$200 category without a contract, but looking around for alternatives in that niche, we are seeing better choices for the money.


  • We're giving the unlocked ZTE Open with the Firefox OS huge points for its very reasonable price, but the software needs more polish before it's consumer-ready.

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    Firefox OS isn't even in its infancy yet, but it's clear that Mozilla, operators and manufacturers have one thing in mind for the OS - budget handsets for developing markets and the ZTE Open is a colourful, cheap option. We probably won't see the OS on high end handsets any time soon, but that's no bad thing - while Firefox OS is likeable and flexible, it's hardly iOS or Android-beating in terms of feature set.


  • The ZTE Open itself has some notable flaws, and Firefox OS still needs developing, but it's still a clear statement that Mozilla is starting to take the Mobile Internet seriously.


  • The Acer Liquid Z2 stands out only with being dirt-cheap and nothing more, but that's enough for it to draw the attention of budget-conscious consumers. Despite its weak hardware, it is still a usable, full-fledged Android smartphone with access to tons of applications from Google's library. The fact that it comes with Android 4.1 Jelly bean out of the box is definitely a plus, and so is the dual-SIM option, allowing one to use the services of two carriers simultaneously.


  • The Acer Liquid Z2's main attraction is that it runs the Jelly Bean version of Android. This definitely is a big plus as it makes the phone feel quite a bit more responsive than most budget handsets. However, the Liquid Z2 is held back by its small, low-resolution screen and relatively short battery life. As such, it's a good budget handset, but not a really great one.


  • With its low-resolution 3.5-inch screen and single-core processor, the Acer Liquid Z2 won't tempt gadget geeks among you. Its £90 price and Android Jelly Bean software, however, make it a good choice for new smart phone converts or even to use as a temporary phone.