Blackberry Z10 Review and Specifications


Members of the BlackBerry trustworthy, meet your new phone. The BlackBerry Z10 has everything you have been waiting for: a sleek, modern, associated skilled touch-screen body with an up-to-date OS to match and 4G LTE support. you may experience the virtual keyboard's ease and in BlackBerry Messenger's seamless voice chats. you may crow regarding the Z10's Micro-HDMI port, and luxuriate in the 8-megapixel camera with its inbuilt redaction tools.

In the most significant ways in which, everything comes together: a beautiful HD screen, a quick processor, a camera (with tricks!) that is adequate to square aboard those of the massive boys.

Slip off the RIM-colored glasses, though, associated you will not be able to ignore the minor hardware and OS irritations that however collect as you employ the Z10 over time -- like having to use an old and unintuitive classification system to form a brand new picture album, and a basic mapping app that cannot presumably arise to Google's best-in-show. for his or her half, BlackBerry detractors can plainly see a poor iPhone clone that gives very little quite the same old options found in any contemporary OS price its salt.

Design and Build

At first look, the handsome BlackBerry Z10 appearance suspiciously like Apple's black iPhone 5: tall and slim, with straight edges that meet at rounded corners, and a roughly 4-inch screen. just like the iPhone five, the Z10 is adept at one-handed operation. that is wherever the similarities finish.

Blackberry Z10
You see, the Z10 has no navigation buttons, either physical or electrical phenomenon. Instead, you may operate the Z10 through gestures (more on those later). The phone stands five.1 inches tall, 2.6 inches wide, and 0.35 in. thick -- solely slightly deeper than the iPhone five. Its 4.8-ounce weight feels right with the phone's proportions, and therefore the device features a far more comfy grip than the iPhone, because of the marginally rounded edges on the rear and a gently rough-textured, soft-touch end.

Larger than the iPhone 5 overall, the Z10's form still fits showing neatness into pockets (I use my back pockets for visits round the workplace and therefore the neighborhood). However, it feels uncomfortably flat once I wedge it between my shoulder and my ear. And yes, this can be exactly why many of us use a wireless telephone receiver.

Blackberry Z10
Above the show area unit the array of sensors, the notification semiconductor diode, and therefore the 2-megapixel front-facing camera. the correct spine homes Up and Down volume controls, with a button within the center that is a voice command trigger you'll conjointly use to pause music. If you at the same time press each volume buttons, you may take a screenshot. If you are in private mode, pressing either one snaps an image.

Blackberry Z10
On the Z10's left edge area unit the Micro-HDMI port and Micro-USB port. the position of the latter just about guarantees that the charging twine gets in my approach. Up top, you will find the power/lock button and therefore the three.5 millimetre telephone receiver jack -- you may hold down the beginning button for a 3-second tally to show off the phone. On the rear area unit the lense with semiconductor diode flash, and a BlackBerry icon that matches up with the NFC antenna on the other aspect of the rear panel.

Blackberry Z10
Also beneath that panel area unit the tall, slim battery (I surprise if there was area for larger?) and a microSD card slot. The Z10 comes preloaded with a 8GB category a pair of microSD card. that is sensible, right? it might be if the cardboard supported the camera's choice to capture 1080p HD video. As a result, you may shoot video in 720p HD if you do not switch out the cardboard to category four or higher.

Features and Apps

Blackberry Z10
For your social networking apps, the BlackBerry serves up a healthy containerful of Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and LinkedIn. And yes, these area unit real apps, not simply links to mobile internet sites masquerading as apps. you recognize what's, though? YouTube. i am trying forward to a full-fledged app from them.

BlackBerry 10 OS

Blackberry Z10
More content is shut at hand in BlackBerry World, wherever you'll browse by apps, games, music, videos, and television shows. Rovio powers the shows, whereas old partner seven Digital handles the music. Strangely, you'll seek for prime paid apps, however there are not any filtering choices specifically at no cost programs.

Cameras and video

Blackberry Z10
For a protracted time currently, the BlackBerry camera has been a soft spot. No longer. The Z10 packs a good 8-megapixel shooter within the back and a 2-megapixel lens up front. each record 720p HD video, and therefore the larger of the 2 may shoot 1080p HD video.


Device type
Smart phone
BlackBerry (10.2, 10)
5.12 x 2.58 x 0.35 inches (130 x 65.6 x 9 mm)
4.85 oz (138 g)

Dual core, 1500 MHz, Krait
System Chip
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960
Graphics processor
Adreno 225
System memory
2048 MB RAM
Built-in storage
16 GB
Storage expansion

Physical size
4.2 inches
768 x 1280 pixels
Pixel density
356 ppi
16 777 216
Light sensor, Proximity sensor

8 megapixels, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Digital zoom
1920x1080 (1080p HD)
Front-facing camera
2 megapixels

Talk time 3G
10.00 hours
Stand-by time (3G)
13.0 days (312 hours)
1800 mAh

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
800, 850, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
LTE, HSPA (unspecified), UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
Micro Sim
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz
USB 2.0
TV-Out, NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync