BlackBerry Z30

price Rs. 16,350 onwards | launch Oct, 2013
magic score ?
<50
poor value for money
our verdict: avoid
ranked
#73
of 77 phones in Rs. 15,000 - 20,000

PhoneCurry Editor's Note

summarizing opinion across 8 expert reviews

What We Liked

  • Premium build with metallic accents
  • Great overall ergonomics
  • Beautiful vibrant display with good viewing angles, and outdoor visibility
  • BB 10 OS is snappy and visually-polished
  • Useful messages hub feature
  • Good on-screen keyboard
  • Good web browser
  • Good battery life

What We Didn't

  • Heavy
  • Overall, BB 10 OS is not as intuitive as iOS or Android, and involves a significant learning curve to get used to its gesture based UI
  • Occasional crashes suggest that the OS is not as stable as it should be
  • BlackBerry app ecosystem is still far behind Android and iOS
  • Voice control is not as 'smart' as other platforms
  • Mediocre camera

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Operating System
Smartphone OSBlackBerry OS 10.2
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5 inches
Screen Resolution720x1280 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • Super AMOLED
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Proximity
Processor/RAM
Processor1.7 GHz, Dual Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4Pro
GPUAdreno 320
RAM2 GB
Memory
Internal Memory16 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 64 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity2880 mAh
Battery Talktime25.00 hrs
Dimensions
Thickness9.4 mm
Camera
Camera8.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • Face Detection
  • Image Stabilization
  • Video Stabilization
Secondary Camera2.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • HD Video Recording
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes (limited band support)
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes
CompassYes
NFCYes
More
App StoreBlackBerry App World
More
  • WiFi Dual Band
  • WiFi Direct
Note: All brand quality factors listed below are already taken into account (with appropriate weightage) when calculating the magic score for a phone!
average brand rating
2.50/5
(Below Average)
average phonecurry internal rating for all phones launched by this brand in recent times
brand perception
Very Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Good
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys