Expert Review of BlackBerry Q10 Black
BlackBerry, after so many years of domination, is fighting as an underdog. The company is trying to claw its way back in to the market. BlackBerry Q10 actually looks pretty formidable and is a refreshing change from the company's obsolete operating system that was looking down the barrel for some time now while competing against the ferocious Android and Apple iOS. Redemption might well be on the way for BlackBerry with BlackBerry Q10 that still holds the QWERTY keypad but also introduces the touchscreen technology with it making it a hybrid device. Its 3.1 inch screen is not that big but never the less is super AMOLED and gives a powerful pixel density of 328ppi. The display has fantastic display quality with users getting to view the screen from various angles without any reflection. The processing power is well looked after for BlackBerry Q10 when compared to Apple iPhone 5 and other high profile Android gadgets with a 1.5GHz dual-core processor along with a 2GB RAM and a 16GB internal storage capacity. There is also a microSD card slot that make sure that the user can expand the memory of the device up to 32GB. In terms of design, the device is more or less like its predecessors with a bit larger dimensions. The camera department is pretty heavily loaded too with an 8 megapixels rear camera along with a 2 megapixels front shooter, which shows that BlackBerry has worked really hard to make this device a treat for the users. Other features include a music player, a video player whereas the user will also get access to over 70,000 apps, which are also common to Apple iPhones and other Android devices. Looking at the connectivity features, there are the usual features including Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi while the new additions include an HDMI port and a NFC capability along with Wi-Fi tethering with the Wi-Fi hotspot, thus making sure that the user can make the device as a hub for other devices to connect to as far as Internet connection is concerned.
User Interface and UI functionality
BlackBerry Q10 comes with a 3.1 inch screen which is super AMOLED and offers a resolution of 720 by 720 pixels along with a pixel density of 328ppi, which is at par with Apple iPhone 5. The device can be interacted with through the touch screen facility or the QWERTY keypad.
BlackBerry Q10 has a music player and a video player that gives the user access to all the latest that the entertainment world has to offer. The music can be heard by the loudspeakers or through the earphones that can be attached to the device with the help of a 3.5mm jack. The music is further filtered by Album, Artists, Playlists etc.
Pictures and Video quality
BlackBerry Q10 has an 8 megapixels rear camera, which is very powerful and allows the users to click pictures with clarity and also facilitates loads of features including an LED flash, auto focus and digital zoom. There is also a 2 megapixels front camera for video calling and video chat.
BlackBerry Q10 has lots of back up for Internet connectivity including Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi tethering. The user can check mails, download data including music files, games, images and videos at a swift speed with ease and comfort.
Internal and External Memory
BlackBerry Q10 has a internal memory of 16GB, which is plenty for the user to store loads of data including music files, games, images and videos. If the memory is still not enough the user can expand the external memory of the device up to 64GB with the help of a microSD card slot.
Applications and Gaming
BlackBerry Q10 gives the user access to over seventy thousand apps which the user can access from the web while most of them are preinstalled in the device. The device still looks weak in the gaming and the apps department as compared to the high profile Android devices or even Apple iPhones.
BlackBerry Q10 comes with a decent battery of standard lithium ion 1,800 mAh that makes sure that the user can operate on the device for a longer duration without his or her entertainment being cut short in the middle.
BlackBerry Q10 has loads of data connectivity features including the Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi tethering facility that allows the user to connect with the web and also make the device as a hub for other devices to connect with the web as well. The HDMI port is also another features which is new to its repertoire along with the NFC capability. There is also the USB port which allows the user to connect with computers and laptops to transfer or receiving data. The bluetooth facility allows the user to connect with other devices and transfer or receive data as well where the data exchanged may include music files, games, images and videos.
BlackBerry Q10 when compared to Samsung Galaxy SIII has a different operating system with the former featuring the BlackBerry 10 operating system as compared to the latter's Android Jelly Bean. In terms of the processing power, BlackBerry Q10 has a 1.5GHz processor whereas the latter has a 1.4GHz processor. BlackBerry Q10 wins in terms of RAM capability with 2GB as compared to Samsung Galaxy SIII's 1GB. BlackBerry Q10 is a hybrid device with both touch screen and a QWERTY keypad, accommodated to it, as compared to the pure full touch screen of Samsung Galaxy SIII. The screen size though is bigger in Samsung Galaxy SIII with 4.8 inches, which is pretty big as compared to the 3.1 inch screen size offered by BlackBerry Q10.