BlackBerry Torch 9860 Shadow Grey, 4 GB Best Price in India on 17-Aug-2022 + Expert Reviews

BlackBerry Torch 9860 Shadow Grey, 4 GB

Detailed Review


This smartphone presents a resolution of WVGA, 800x480 pixels. The BlackBerry Torch 9860 flaunts a display of 9.4 cms; approximately 3.7 inches. You get Optical Trackpad is credited with in this phone in addition to the at par ones, enabling fine usability. A a size more colossal screen would work more in your favour than the size provided by this phone. You get TFT LCD display with this device. With the TFT LCD display of BlackBerry Torch 9860, you get higher resolution without making concessions on the battery life. The display of this phone is credited with 16 colours. This BlackBerry Torch 9860 offers sharp picture quality with its LCD display for an amazing viewing feast your eyes on.


This device boasts of the typical Li-Ion battery. With the battery life of 6 hours of talk time, you might occasion to take up a cautious note while multitasking with this device, especially on 3G network. This phone clocks in 324 hrs of standby time on 3G network, under optimal scenario. The battery bids 333 hrs of standby time on 2G network. The battery of this smartphone that offers 4 hours of talk time on 2G network might be a drawback area for heavy users.


The kind of pictures and videos your camera produces does not depend only on megapixels. You have the flexibility to get surprisingly good results even with a Yes, 5 megapixels camera when the sensor is of good quality. With the Yes, 1280 x 720 recording modes of this smartphone, and a resolution of Yes, 5 pixels, shooting video is equally savourable as clicking pictures.

General Features

BlackBerry Torch 9860 has a touch screen, just like most of the typical smartphones in the market today. Weighing a moderate 135 g,the phone promises to not weigh down on your pockets. This smartphone, with dimensions of 62x120x11.5, comes pre-loaded with a number of is credited with. You get at par accessories such as Handset, Battery, Charger, Headset, User Manual in the box, in addition to the BlackBerry Torch 9860. The BlackBerry Torch 9860 here is credited with a Shadow Grey body. If your smartphone is the lifeline of your business life, then Document Viewer, Pushmail of the BlackBerry Torch 9860 will definitely simplify and neaten your professional activities.


If you mostly use your device for standard purposes such as emailing, chatting, calling and messaging, then the 2G connectivity offered should be good enough. Save up on heavy 3G and 4G data charges by staying away from risks with the standard 2G connectivity offered by this smartphone. Be certain you are well-aware that a high network type leads to heavy battery usage. You get a Single Sim, GSM sim with this smartphone. The built-in GPS that constantly updates the device's instant location lets the user to keep up with the route while traveling. Whether it is about standard boasts of or advanced boasts of like Loudspeaker, this BlackBerry Torch 9860 smartphone is created with all such boasts of in it. The headphone jack of 3.5 mm makes sure that the audio needs are accommodated by this smartphone. On top of the mobile data, this device are able to in a like manner be connected to the internet via Wi-Fi. The wireless connectivity of the built-in Bluetooth of this phone is a winner in a hectic lifestyle, as it allows for current syncing with compatible devices for file sharing and hands-free communication.


Only basic utilities have the flexibility to be satisfied with such a low internal memory. Stay off graphic intensive games and applications and the lower internal RAM of this smartphone will meet requirements. With 32 GB of expandable memory, you don't have to constantly delete heavy files, videos, apps and images to free up the space, most of it have the flexibility to stay for as long as you like; plus the entire extendable storage is a. You have the flexibility to easily amp up the internal storage of your device as it displays compatibility with the microSD memory cards.


This BlackBerry Torch 9860 is credited with a platform that performs at a frequency of GSM - 900, 1800; UMTS - 2100 GHz. Equipped with a 1.2 GHz processor frequency, the BlackBerry Torch 9860 bids a power packed performance. A lower frequency would mean the device would tolerate longer to respond, so for a smoother performance, a higher frequency would be optimal. The speed required by most typical apps are satisfied by the BlackBerry Torch 9860 without any hindrance. The Blackberry OS v7 operating system is responsible for the pleasurable performance of this device.

Mr. Ajmera's Review (A business user)

If there is one thing absolutely vital in my smartphone apart from great call management, is it being able to download and edit most email attachments; and much more such as Document Viewer, Pushmail present in this device. No point fidgeting with a screen that poses real difficulty both while watching videos and typing on the cramped keyboard, the portability that is offered by the smaller screen seems futile against the little value it offers with respect to functionality. Not an hour goes by without my phone ringing, that's why I always go for something like the BlackBerry Torch 9860 that has all the advanced features to ease the communication. Although I am not so much into file sharing via Bluetooth as I am more of an email guy, but it is quite essential for hands-free calling. I am constantly on the move, even if most of the travel routes are familiar, the GPS navigation in the BlackBerry Torch 9860 is quite reliable and reassuring.

Mrs. Iyer's Review (A homemaker)

The size of the BlackBerry Torch 9860 makes it extremely portable, but with its tiny and cramped keypad it's really not of much use to me. I never let a special occasion pass by without recording it, right from cake cutting to dinner parties; and the BlackBerry Torch 9860 with good recording features is really good for me. I don't like the camera in particular, and I won't be buying the BlackBerry Torch 9860, however good the other features might be. Smartphones with larger memory is always preferred by me; this phone can't even hold images and videos which I save in a single week. The expandable memory of the BlackBerry Torch 9860 is a good option for me as against the high priced smartphones which come with high internal memory.

Ishan's Review (A geek)

Although the display looks great, the tiny screen size is too awkward to please the gamer or the ardent bookworm in me. Gaming on the BlackBerry Torch 9860 with 1.2 GHz is decently fluid, not that exciting though; for the long haul however, I would recommend a higher frequency for gaming. I wouldn't recommend such a low RAM even for the most amateur gamer; in fact for anyone. No clue what's the point of storage which can't even make enough room for my apps, leave alone my books and games. Even if your smartphone offers good amount of internal storage, extendable memory never hurts and is good to know that there's room left if you need.

Prachi's Review (A social butterfly)

For me the 3.7 inches display is the first thing I noticed in the BlackBerry Torch 9860. I love texting and all my friends too prefer texting over talking, so I find the screen size of the BlackBerry Torch 9860 very cramped. Yes, 5 MP is not that great camera resolution. There are so many smartphones with better megapixels sometimes even cheaper than this phone. I love clicking pictures with my smartphone and this one doesn't seem up for it. My smartphone should do a lot of things simultaneously and not just basic messaging, emails and browsing. And the 2G network is too slow to do anything more than that. I can now travel to almost any new place or location with the built-in GPS and it is great help during various emergencies, traffic updates or navigation issues. I always forget charging my phone so USB charging via my laptop is really a good option for me and sometimes I even use this port to transfer music and images. The internal storage in the BlackBerry Torch 9860 is quite stingy with the tiny 4 GB. I don't know what it is good for when it can hardly hold any of my media files.

Technical Specification

General Features

Business Features:Document Viewer , Pushmail
Handset Color:Shadow Grey
Call Features:Loudspeaker
Model Name:Torch 9860
Touch Screen:Yes , Capacitive
SIM Type:Single Sim , GSM
In the Box:Handset , Battery , Charger , Headset , User Manual


Video Recording:Yes
Video Recording:1280 x 720
Other Camera Features:Auto Focus , Face Detection , Image Stabilization , Geo-tagging , Flash
Zoom:Digital Zoom - 4x
HD Recording:HD
Rear Camera:5 MP


Video Player:Yes
Video Player:Supports MP4 , M4A , 3GP , M4V , AVI , ASF , WMV , HD
Music Player:Yes , Supports MP3 , FLAC , WAV , MIDI

Internet & Connectivity

Audio Jack:3.5 mm
Bluetooth:Yes , Yes , Yes , Yes , Yes , Yes , Yes , Yes , Yes , Yes
Navigation Technology:A-GPS , BlackBerry Maps
Internet Features:Email
Wifi:Yes , 802.11 b/g/n
USB Connectivity:Yes , micro USB , v2
3G:Yes , 14.4 Mbps HSDPA; 5.76 Mbps HSUPA

Other Features

Sensors:Proximity Sensor , Digital Compass
Phone Book Memory:Practically Unlimited
Call Memory:Yes
SMS Memory:Yes
Important Apps:Facebook , Wikitude , Gist , , Vlingo , ScoreMobile , Nobex Radio , BlackBerry Travel
Additional Features:LED Indicator , Password Protection , Keyboard Lock , Sleep Mode , Voice Input


Display Resolution:WVGA
Display Resolution:800x480 Pixels
Other Display Features:Optical Trackpad
Display Type:TFT LCD
Display Size:3.7 inches
Display Color:16 M


Weight:135 g
Size:62x120x11.5 mm


Warranty Summary:1.5 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 6 months warranty for in the box accessories


Talk Time (2G):4 hrs
Talk Time (3G):6 hrs
Standby Time (2G):333 hrs
Standby Time (3G):324 hrs
Battery Type:Li-Ion
Capacity:1230 mAh

Memory And Storage

Expandable Memory Card Type:microSD GB
Expandable Memory Capacity:32 GB
RAM:0.768 GB
Internal:4 GB


Operating Freq:GSM - 900
Operating Freq:1800; UMTS - 2100
OS:Blackberry OS v7
Processor Frequency:1.2 GHz