BlackBerry Z10

price N/A launch Feb, 2013

phonecurry editor's note based on opinion across 15 expert review(s)

WHAT WE LIKED
  • Solid build, good hand feel
  • Good display with high pixel density, good viewing angles, and good sunlight legibility
  • BB10 is visually refined, and touch friendly
  • Smooth, fluid performance
  • Decent camera
  • Excellent web browser
  • Nice on-screen keyboard
  • Good call quality
  • Good audio/video playback

WHAT WE DIDN'T
  • Display tends to attract too many smudges and fingerprints
  • Initial learning curve with the BB10 OS (especially to understand the different gestures)
  • Average loudspeaker
  • Limited 3rd party app eco-system (compared to Android or iOS) - and even the apps present are often not as full-featured as their Android/iOS counterparts
  • Ordinary maps application compared to that of Google, or even Apple
  • Limited voice control service (not as 'smart' as Android's voice control, or Apple's Siri)
  • Average battery life

15 expert review(s)


video review

source: @PhoneArena
OS
Smartphone OSBlackBerry OS 10, Upgradeable to 10.2
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size4.2 inches
Screen Resolution768x1280 pixels (~ 355 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • LCD
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
Processor/RAM
Processor1.5 GHz, Dual Core
RAM2 GB
Memory
Internal Memory16 GB
Expandable Memory SlotYes
Battery
Battery Capacity1800 mAh
Battery Standby408 hrs
Battery Talktime11.00 hrs
Dimensions
Weight135 gm
Thickness9 mm
Camera
Camera8.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes
Other Camera Features
  • Continuous and touch to focus
  • Image Stabilization (Front and Back camera)
  • Face Detection
  • HD Video Recording For Front Facing Camera
  • Back Side Illumination
  • 5-element F2.2 lens
  • Time Shift mode
  • Video Stabilization (Front Camera)
Secondary Camera2.0 MP
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes
CompassYes
TV OutYes, via HDMI
NFCYes
More
App StoreBlackBerry App World
More
  • BlackBerry Hub
  • BlackBerry World
  • BlackBerry Remember
  • Story Maker
  • Foursquare
Note: All brand quality factors listed below are already taken into account (with appropriate weightage) when calculating the magic score for a phone!
brand rating
2.50/5
(Below Average)
average phonecurry internal rating for phones launched by this brand in the last 12 months
brand perception
Very Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Good
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys