BlackBerry Z3 

priceN/A

launchJul, 2014

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Design

  • Beautiful, premium design
  • Impeccable build quality
  • Feels good in hand

Display

  • Low screen resolution means the video watching experience is not that great

Software

  • Apart from native BlackBerry apps, you can also install a large number of Android apps
  • BlackBerry OS 10 is not as simple or intuitive as Android/iOS/Windows phone, and takes quite a bit of time and effort to get used to
  • The gesture centric UI means that you have to move your thumb quite a lot over the large screen which takes longer and requires more effort than a simple button press would have
  • BBM today simply isn't the powerful draw it once was, with a plethora of messaging apps around
  • Voice search and command features aren't as capable as Apple's Siri or Google's voice search

Performance

  • Occasionally laggy performance

Camera

  • Average camera

Audio

  • Built-in speaker is pretty loud and works well for voice, but music is just too thin and tinny

Battery

  • Decent battery life

More

  • Decent on-screen keyboard with useful Hinglish, and Swipe-to-autocomplete features
  • Good for hardcore email and messaging
  • BlackBerry hub is useful as a central place for messages
  • Phone internal storage is not accessible from a PC without using BlackBerry's included desktop software (only microSD card is accessible)

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BlackBerry Z3 Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSBlackBerry OS 10.2No updates expected
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5 inches
Screen Resolution540x960 pixels (~ 220 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • LCD
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity
  • Ambient Light
Processor/RAM
Processor1.2 GHz, Dual Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400Ranked #76 in Mobile Procesor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 305
RAM1.5 GB
Memory
Internal Memory8 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 32 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity2500 mAh
Battery Standby389 hrs
Battery Talktime15.50 hrs
Other Battery Parameters
  • Music Playback Time: 84 hrs
  • Video Playback Time: 10 hrs
Dimensions
Weight164 gm
Thickness9.3 mm
Camera
Camera5.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • Continuous and Touch to Focus
  • Image Stabilization
Secondary Camera1.1 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • HD Video Recording
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes
TV OutYes, via HDMI
NFCYes
More
App StoreBlackBerry App World
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
More
  • Screen Reader for users with vision loss
  • Magnify for users with partial vision
  • Dropbox
  • Evernote

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