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BlackBerry Q5 Hands On: My Likes and Dislikes

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The most affordable BlackBerry 10 device is here! Meet the BlackBerry Q5! This is the second BB10 device sporting a physical QWERTY keyboard. The device is targeting the younger market with its design and price. Let’s see the specs first.

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BlackBerry Q10 specs:

  • 1.2 GHz Dual Core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 8GB ROM, expandable via MicroSD up to 32GB
  • 3.1 inch IPS LCD display (720 x 720 pixels) 328ppi
  • 5 megapixel rear facing camera with autofocus and LED flash
  • 2 megapixel front facing camera
  • LTE, HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0
  • GPS with A-GPS support
  • 2,180 mAh battery, non-removable
  • BlackBerry 10, upgradable to BlackBerry 10.1
  • SRP: P18,690

Likes:

  • Still the best physicial QWERTY keyboard – Many still prefer a physical keyboard. My mom has an Android smartphone and since it a touchscreen she types slower than usual. She is still using her old BlackBerry Torch 9800 and she types faster there.
  • Stunning display – a 720p resolution for a 3.1 inch screen will result into a vibrant and sharp display
  • Messaging integration – what I like most in BB10 devices is the BlackBerry Hub because it integrates SMS, email, and bbm into one.  No need to switch in between apps.
  • LTE capable – YES! This baby is LTE capable! Web browsing and social networking will be very fast.
  • Above average camera – The camera was never BlackBerry’s strong point. But in BB10, camera performance is a big improvement… but not great.
  • Above average battery life – According to BlackBerry, the battery would last more than 12 hours of normal use with LTE or 3G on.

Dislikes:

  • Lack of apps – We all know that. If you love downloading apps like productivity tools, camera apps, games, social networks, this is not the phone for you.
  • Small screen – Gaming experience is better with a large screen. You better go with Android with a quad core processor and a big screen of you are a gamer.