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  1. Happy_Tramp's Avatar
    That is a seriously weighty phone. I had to abandon my Classic because of it's 177g heft - I just found it too heavy to use and type on comfortably.

    I shouldn't judge until I've held one I suppose as weight and balance are two different things, but initial thoughts are that this is a deal-breaker for me.

    Will anything replace my fantastic 9900?!!
    10-18-15 06:34 AM
  2. Uzi's Avatar
    192g too heavy?

    192g - Too heavy?-polar_facepalm.jpg
    10-18-15 06:35 AM
  3. Happy_Tramp's Avatar
    192g too heavy?
    Not for some/many/most. But too heavy for me, yes.
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    10-18-15 06:39 AM
  4. lawguyman's Avatar
    Hit the gym. Start with the 5 pound weights and work your way up. You can do it.
    10-18-15 06:49 AM
  5. Happy_Tramp's Avatar
    Hit the gym. Start with the 5 pound weights and work your way up. You can do it.
    I think you're confusing the weight I am physically capable of lifting (which I would guess is a reasonable way north of 192g) with the ideal weight I would like my smartphone to be.
    WT44, TGR1 and lift like this.
    10-18-15 06:54 AM
  6. Adam Frix's Avatar
    56g heavier than the Z10. That's a 41% increase in weight--pretty significant.

    But if the Classic is like the old BB7 units, I never had any problems with those. To some degree it's not about the weight, it's about the overall form factor--how big it is, how heavy it is, where the weight comes from, is it concentrated in one place, etc.
    10-18-15 06:59 AM
  7. The Big Picture's Avatar
    Get an iPhone 6S then

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    10-18-15 07:00 AM
  8. pineapple2607's Avatar
    iPhone 6s Plus has the same weight..

    Posted via CB10
    10-18-15 07:04 AM
  9. lawguyman's Avatar
    I think you're confusing the weight I am physically capable of lifting (which I would guess is a reasonable way north of 192g) with the ideal weight I would like my smartphone to be.
    I'm just suggesting that you bulk up so that the added weight doesn't bother you.
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    10-18-15 07:08 AM
  10. yessuz's Avatar
    It is whopping 4!(!!!) grams less than passport.

    Guys, seriously?!

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    10-18-15 07:09 AM
  11. ptdsb's Avatar
    I think you're confusing the weight I am physically capable of lifting (which I would guess is a reasonable way north of 192g) with the ideal weight I would like my smartphone to be.
    Thanks for clarifying that point!

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    10-18-15 07:13 AM
  12. Essoo's Avatar
    Do you even lift bro?

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
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    10-18-15 07:13 AM
  13. jhimmel's Avatar
    I think you're confusing the weight I am physically capable of lifting (which I would guess is a reasonable way north of 192g) with the ideal weight I would like my smartphone to be.
    For sure you will find a phone more in your weight range. Everyone has different priorities and thankfully there is plenty of variety available to choose from.
    It seems Priv will lose those who want a light phone, or a big megapixel selfie camera, but on the flip side, might appeal to those who like a physical keyboard and a very big battery.
    Personally, I will take a big battery over lighter weight every time.
    I imagine it would be difficult to have a large phone, with a slide out physical keyboard and a very large battery - in a light package. So the Priv was probably never going to work for someone like yourself.

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    10-18-15 07:16 AM
  14. Hulk123's Avatar
    Everyone want a good built device with huge battery and good materials but then they complain about few grams lol....

    Posted via BlackBerry Classic
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    10-18-15 07:27 AM
  15. DroidBerryGuy's Avatar
    It the same weight as a iphone 6s plus
    10-18-15 07:38 AM
  16. Adam Frix's Avatar
    The big phone thing is why the watch thing came about. You get a big, battery-laden computer to carry around and to act as a phablet when you want a screen to use such as when watching movies or reading news or whatever--but then you also have the watch on your wrist to give you the tiny bits of info as you need them, such as alerts and texts and whatever. It can also let you control the phone to some degree. With the watch, you don't have to have physical possession of the large phone at all times just to use it.
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    10-18-15 07:38 AM
  17. DroidBerryGuy's Avatar
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    10-18-15 07:38 AM
  18. wilber1's Avatar
    Classic is the Perfect weight feels like Quality thinking Prev will be the same .Maybe you should be looking at older plastic phones or dumbbells .
    10-18-15 07:48 AM
  19. bobshine's Avatar
    It's in line with other phones of that size ! The la was of physics dictates that when something is more massive it weights more!

    This thing is surprisingly light considering that it's the same size as the 6+ and has way more components!

    When you think about weight, always compare it.

    If your dog is a great dane, of course it will weight more than my chihuahua

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    10-18-15 07:50 AM
  20. paul360's Avatar
    But if the Classic is like the old BB7 units, I never had any problems with those. To some degree it's not about the weight, it's about the overall form factor--how big it is, how heavy it is, where the weight comes from, is it concentrated in one place, etc.
    The latest Bolds and Curves were around 100-130g, the Classic is a whopping 177g!
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    10-18-15 07:53 AM
  21. guygardner73's Avatar
    Not for some/many/most. But too heavy for me, yes.
    Just use it with the keyboard shut. It should weigh less then.

    PassportSQW100-1/10.3.2.2639 O2 UK
    10-18-15 07:54 AM
  22. Happy_Tramp's Avatar
    Just use it with the keyboard shut. It should weigh less then.
    PassportSQW100-1/10.3.2.2639 O2 UK
    Well I was already going to remove some of the pre-installed apps to shave a few grams off...
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    10-18-15 08:07 AM
  23. jhimmel's Avatar
    Well I was already going to remove some of the pre-installed apps to shave a few grams off...
    Very good idea. And type in short sentences - those characters start to add up.

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    10-18-15 08:09 AM
  24. timee80's Avatar
    I cant understand people moaning about the weight of a phone. Do you have someone that carries all of your shopping for you when you go out? Man up

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
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    10-18-15 08:21 AM
  25. willtothewong's Avatar
    I guess it's something people might get used to?

    Going from my Q10 to the Classic was a big jump in weight for me but it does not bother me anymore.

    Took about 3 days for me to completely not notice.

    Posted via CB10
    10-18-15 08:22 AM
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