BlackBerry Q5 

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launchJul, 2013

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Design

  • Good, ergonomic design
  • Rounded corners and sides ensure a comfortable hand fit
  • Good keyboard
  • Squeaky plastic body, quite prone to collecting fingerprints

Display

  • Nice high resolution display
  • Average legibility under sunlight, because of reflective nature of screen

Software

  • The new BlackBerry 10 OS has a fairly steep learning curve for its gestures based UI
  • BlackBerry app ecosystem is still far behind Android and iOS

Performance

  • Smooth, slick performance

Camera

  • Mediocre camera

Audio

  • Good loudspeaker
  • Excellent call quality

Battery

  • Good battery life

More

  • BlackBerry hub does a good job of integrating email, text messages, notifications, and social networking
  • Small screen (with an awkward 1:1 ratio) means watching photos and videos, or browsing the web are not the best experiences

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BlackBerry Q5 Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSBlackBerry OS 10.1, Upgradeable to 10.2No more updates expected
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size3.1 inches
Screen Resolution720x720 pixels (~ 328 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • IPS
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Magnetometer
  • Proximity
  • Gyroscope
  • Ambient Light
Processor/RAM
Processor1.2 GHz, Dual Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon
RAM2 GB
Memory
Internal Memory8 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 32 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity2180 mAh
Battery Standby312 hrs
Battery Standby (3G)336 hrs
Battery Talktime10.00 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G)12.50 hrs
Dimensions
Weight120 gm
Thickness10.5 mm
Camera
Camera5.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • 4-element F2.4 lens
  • Continuous and Touch to Focus
  • Image Stabilization
  • 2 DOF (Degrees of freedom) Video Stabilization
  • Time Shift mode
Secondary Camera2.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • HD Video Recording
  • Image Stabilization
  • Video Stabilization
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes (limited band support)
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes
CompassYes
DLNAYes
More
App StoreBlackBerry App World
Full Physical QWERTY KeypadYes
More
  • On-screen or LED indicator
  • Picture Editor
  • Story Maker
  • BlackBerry Hub
  • Universal Search
  • Print To Go
  • Adobe Reader
  • Remember (memos /tasks combo)
  • Foursquare
  • Weather
  • BlackBerry Balance

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