Blackberry Q10 Review: Tasting the Berry

Blackberry Q10

Blackberry Q10Blackberry has always been known as a dark horse in the consumer electronics company. Now with their latest smart phone, the Blackberry Q10 released last April, the company aims to compete with the bigwigs in the smart phone industry, notably Apple and Samsung. It has been able to keep up these guys, having approximately 80 million users in December 2012. It may not be a mainstream product, but it still is one of the best.

First off, the device is armed with the signature Blackberry Bold Series QWERTY keyboard (keyboard the same as the ones in your computer keyboard) with a 3.1 Super-AMOLED capacitive multi-touch display. It looks pretty neat and small compared to the iPhone 5 and the Galaxy S4. Let’s take a look at its dimensions and design, shall we?

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Blackberry Q10

Height – 119.6 mm / 4.7 in
Width – 66.8 mm / 2.62 in
Depth – 10.35 mm / 0.40 in
Weight – 139 g

It is a few inches shorter, however, it is wider and deceptively thicker than its opponents in the electronics market. It is also a tad heavier, but despite this, it just feels solid and doesn’t have that weighty feeling when you hold it in your palm. The design pretty much feels like a traditional old Blackberry with its flat shape and smooth, rounded surface.

Resolution – 720 x 720 pixels-at 330 PPI, 24-bit color depth
Screen size – 3.1″ diagonal 1:1 aspect ratio
Keyboard – QWERTY

The screen size is a bit of a letdown, considering most smart phones today have larger screens However, it does pack a 720×720 resolution with 330 PPI, assuring you that the screen quality is nothing but phatagasmorical (which is just a fancy way of saying AWESOME). However, the smaller screen is backed up by the smooth, easy to use QWERTY keyboard, which means that you don’t have to text or type using the touch screen. I’m pretty sure still requires a lot of effort from touch screen users. The keyboard features auto-correction, next-word prediction and a personalized learning engine which makes the typing and texting experience effortless.

Blackberry Q10

Blackberry Q10 keyboard
BlackBerry Q10 For QWERTY diehards
Processor – Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S4 processor, 1.5 GHz dual-core
Memory – 16GB Storage, expandable up to 32 GB, 2GB RAM,
OS – Blackberry 10

Snappy. The best word to describe the Blackberry’s performance when browsing the Internet and switching through applications. Its processors are of great quality, while the memory might look a tad small, however, it can be expanded via a microSD card slot under the battery door. Speaking of the battery, it can stay up to 14 days of standby time and 13 hours of talk time, assuring you of its longevity. However, the major downside of the Q10 is the Operating System. Not because it’s buggy, flawed or too slow, but because the company has yet to provide the same multitude of applications its competitors like the Android and iOS offer. Sure, it can check your e-mail, browse Facebook and send tweets on Twitter, watch videos on YouTube, but still, there are a lot of things the company must to in order to provide better software and programs. Connectivity isn’t a problem as it is capable of WiFi, a mobile hotspot, cellular and Bluetooth connections.

BlackBerry Q10

Rear Camera – 8 megapixel auto-focus camera
Front Camera – 2 megapixels

The cameras of the Q10 may not give you that professional camera you desire, but it can still provide a shade of that. A decent 8 megapixels armed with a flash, 5x zoom and 1080p video recording is very satisfactory but not extraordinary. As for the front camera, the 2 megapixel secondary one is capable of zooming 3x and is capable of recording 720p videos, great for selfies and video calls.

PROS & CONS

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Overall, the Blackberry Q10 is a well-made, powered up machine great for people who aren’t really multimedia freaks. Blackberry has a huge fan base, and this smart phone is perfect for its legions of die-hard fans. It’s also great for people who are in the business side and prefer to use a QWERTY keyboard instead of a touch screen. The Q10′s potential audience is very specialized – meaning it isn’t really for everybody for the reason that it isn’t really a mainstream product. But still, it’s one of the most underrated and best smart phones currently in the market. It currently is priced at $199-$585 available on AT &T.

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