BlackBerry Q5
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BlackBerry Q5

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BlackBerry Q5 launched in the Indian market on 2013-07-15 and is available to purchase..
Key Features
  • Display Size 7.874 cm (3.1)
  • Operating System Blackberry
  • Rear Camera 2 MP
  • Processor 1.2 GHz Dual-Core
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  • Variant List
  • Expert Reviews
  • User Reviews
  • Specification

BlackBerry Q5 - Variant List

BlackBerry Q5 White

BlackBerry Q5 White

Best Price 7,999 View Details

BlackBerry Q5 - Price Disclaimer

  • All prices mentioned above is in Indian Rupee.
  • The latest price of BlackBerry Q5 was obtained on 24 Jan 2020.
  • The price is valid in all major cities of India including Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, NCR. Please check instructions at the specific stores for any deviation.

BlackBerry Q5 - Expert Reviews


It has been a long time since we have heard about anything else other than Android. It would be even more befitting to say that it has also been long, since we have heard the name BlackBerry. The company has not been that active in the media since the BlackBerry Z10. RIM was down in the doldrums since the launch of the Android software platform. They were in danger of being crashed out of the market but BlackBerry Z10 did pull things back to some extent. But for most the device was overpriced and low on battery along with a lot of other drawbacks. The company is trying to push the 10-series with better marketing strategy but for now, they have produced a more economical version with BlackBerry Q5. BlackBerry Q5 is 10.5mm thick and has a length of 120mm, and a height of 66mm. BlackBerry has not gone for substantial change in the design which again seems to be the weak point of the smartphone just like the Z10. The edges are bland which appears as a kind of theme as far as the device is concerned. The 120-gram weighing device has a 3.1-inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen that has a high pixel density of 328ppi. So, since the screen size is comparative, the 328ppi certainly brings out the images with accurate colors and clarity.

The ever so reliable QWERTY keypad of the smartphone accompanies this, which means it eats into quite a bit of space of the device. However, the diehard BlackBerry users do not mind that and would give away anything to get that physically accessible QWERTY keypad as compared to the virtual one. As far as the applications like BBM and user interface are concerned, there is no problem whatsoever with a fast multitasking ability as well. But even after all these, the device fails to match up to the prowess of the Android gadgets. What is good about the device though is its 2GB RAM that would help the user in multi tasking better but the processor is dual core, which is thus half the capability of the quad core processor that most of the flagship Android devices feature these days. The operating system is BlackBerry 10, which is upgradable to the BlackBerry 10.1. Available in three colors of Black, White, and Red, BlackBerry Q5 has a 5megapixel camera located at the back of the device which is pretty good with LED flash facility for support while the secondary camera is as good as any, we have seen so far with 2megapixels strength. Videos can be shot at 1080 pixels, which pretty high too in terms of strength.

The battery strength is comprehensive with 2180mAh at least on paper but when it comes to delivery, BlackBerry Q5 just fails to deliver time and again. The storage capacity is pretty good with an 8GB internal capacity that comes with a microSD card slot of 32GB. Internet, just like most of the BlackBerry devices, is fast and easy to use. The Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi hot spot enable the user to make other devices connect to the web through it. The device can also support the NFC technology depending upon the carrier. BlackBerry Q5 is good but not worth the price and there are certainly better Android devices that would be lot more fun and useful to use.

Operating system and UI

The BlackBerry Q5 is a QWERTY keypad-featuring device, which means that a certain amount of space is bound to be reduced with its presence. So, when one considers the dimensions of 120mm by 66mm by 10.8mm, the device seems big, but the screen size is just 3.1inches which is not small but certainly not what you would expect with these dimensions. The display is great to look at though, with a phenomenal pixel density of 328ppi backing the IPS LCD capacitive touch screen. Therefore, the user can interact with the device through the physical QWERTY keypad and the touch screen facility. Resolution offered by the device is 720 by 720pixels while it has 16million colors for support.

Other Features

BlackBerry Q5 is nothing out of the usual in the entertainment department with a music player and a video player for music and videos. The device has a 3.5mm jack compatibility while loudspeakers and overall, quality wise, the device is as good as its predecessors.


BlackBerry Q5 uses the talents of the 5megapixel camera located at the back of the device that can capture images at a resolution of 2592 by 1944pixels. With auto focus and LED flash, the device proves that the camera is above novice standards. The secondary camera is beefy with 2megapixels that can be used for web chatting and video calling.


BlackBerry Q5 comes with powerful Internet capabilities with the presence of the HTML5 browser along with Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Hot spot. Downloading is excessively quick and so is the surfing of web sites like Facebook and Twitter.


BlackBerry Q5 has an internal memory of 8GB, which is more than adequate for starters to store a healthy amount of data. As and when the need arises, the user can augment the external memory of the device up to 32GB thereby, enhancing the memory collection up to 32GB. RAM is dominant too with 2GB that can accommodate faster access to resources.

Other Features

BlackBerry Q5 has lots of games that are available online and compatible with the device but they are just not nearly as good as, what the Android devices have to offer today. Still as far as entertainment is concerned, the purpose is served.


BlackBerry Q5 is aided by the standard lithium-ion battery of 2180mAh but the power back up just does not serve the user with enough usage time that would be considered as ideal. The talk time offered is 12 and a half hours while the standby time is 14 days.


BlackBerry Q5 comes with NFC technology that can enable a device to exchange data with other compatible devices within seconds just by the tap of the gadgets. There is also Wi-Fi hot spot that works perfectly fine too. The remaining connectivity features include Bluetooth, USB port, and GPRS.

Other Features

BlackBerry Q5 when compared to BlackBerry Q10 has the same screen size with 3.1inches while the resolution and the pixel density are also identical. Q5 has an IPS LCD display whereas the Q10 has a super AMOLED screen. Battery strength is slightly more with Q5 but the talk time and standby time are slightly more with Q10. Also, Q10 has a better camera with 8megapixels as compared to the Q5's 5megapixel camera.

Other Features

17 October 2013: Blackberry Q5, Q10 and Z10 have today received price slashes and a leaked OS update as well. Price slash is official, while the OS update, though available for downloading, is not official as yet. Costing Rs. 22,699 earlier, Q5 has been given a very minor price slash, it now costs Rs. 22,095. The OS has been updated to which would bring improvements to the phone. With this updated version of os there are some changes been introduced like updated carrier bars, FM Radio, some added camera sensors, updated translations, hub fixes, APN setting fixes, NDK fixes, keyboard fixes and various AIR fixes. The handset was launched on 16 July 2013. The camera department is beefy with a 5-megapixel primary camera and a 2 megapixel secondary camera. Regarding the memory, we can say that there is an internal memory of 8GB which can be expandable up to 32 GB with an ease. BlackBerry Q5 is the latest RIM creation that is kind of a BlackBerry Q10’s toned down version to give it a more retro look. BlackBerry Q5 has a 3.1-inch display that can be interacted through the QWERTY keypad and the touch screen facility. The device runs on the 1.2GHz dual core coupled processor with a 2GB RAM and BlackBerry operating system. 

*       3.1-inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen display
*       BlackBerry operating system
*       5megapixel camera + 2megapixel camera
*       Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi hot spot + NFC
*       2180mAh standard lithium-ion battery
*       1.2GHz Dual core processor
*       2GB RAM

BlackBerry Q5 User Reviews

Good , Based on 2404 ratings
5 1217 
4 532 
3 212 
2 117 
1 326 
by Tirthankar Biswas on 2013-07-18

For those who hates blackberry......
Once I was also in ur league.....
Someday I keep in touch with a BB Curve 9220 & used it for 7 days.....
Before that I used SG S4...
Believe me

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Good phone with a mediocre casing
by Anay Bhalerao on 2013-10-15

I purchased the phone after reading the reviews on various sites. This is my first Blackberry and I like the change from Android, though not replacing it altogether.

About the phone:

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BlAckberry RocKS
by Amit Bansal on 2013-09-08

Really admirable.
The Best BB has ever produced..

To use BB handsets, you have to do understand them first..

What People Say about BB:
1. Poor Set, No Apps on BB.
2. Poor

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by Tony Mammen on 2013-07-24

I have been using Blackberry for quite a while starting with the base model. In between i have changed to Iphone and a lot many handsets apart from Blackberry but finally i landed back to Q 5.Guys if

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5 stars for the excellent mobile
by Prashanth G on 2014-09-04

for the past 2 months i have been searching for a good phone and atlast my search stops with BB Q5.
For the past 2 months i have almost changed mobiles.
i am qwerty keypad fan and hard core

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Way to go BlackBerry!
by D. Arora on 2014-08-29

I bought this handset two weeks ago. As usual, Flipkart always surprises me with an "earlier than promised" delivery which is always appreciated.
The handset is gorgeous. I've used a BlackBerry

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Perfect phone for work.
by Parthiv Mehta on 2014-09-15

I have been using BB for long , tired other smart phone but no Phone is designed the way this one is.
User friendly interface
Single hand use
Very Quick in getting things done.

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Awesome phone...right price point
by Saurav Chakraborty on 2013-07-20

This is a treat for business users who like to type long emails on their phones. The best budget Qwerty phone running an amazingly fast OS. It is much better than the iOS and makes your daily work way

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Good phone
by PG on 2013-07-22

Its a good phone overall quite a performance. The only thing i thought its lacking is physical dial and end buttons

The BlackBerry Q5 also comes with plenty of power under the hood, so you

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Very poor
by Rajeev Priyatham on 2017-10-25

Sent a second hand piece with outside charger and headphones my dear fruend please please dont buy electronic products from flipkart why flipkart is cheating the loyal customer in this way im feeling

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BlackBerry Q5 - Specifications

General Features
  • Brand Blackberry
  • Handset Color White
  • Model Name q5
  • Network Type GSM
Other Features
  • SIM Size Micro
  • SIM Option Single
  • Sensors Yes
  • SAR Value 13000
  • Business Features Document Viewer, Super-fast Document Access and Browsing, Adobe Reader, Documents To Go
  • Important Apps Yes
  • In The Box Earphone
  • Warranty 18 Months
  • Additional Features SDL919118077
  • Rear Camera 2 MP
  • Front Camera 5 MP
  • Flash Yes
  • Video Yes, 1920 x 1080
  • Camera Features 720p Video Recording, Digital Zoom - 3x, Fixed Focus, Image Stabilization
  • Internal Memory 8GB
  • Extendable Memory Upto 32GB
  • RAM 2 GB
  • Operating System Blackberry
  • Processor 1.2 GHz Dual-Core
  • Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 4
  • Operating Frequency GSM - 850, 900, 1800, 1900; UMTS - 2100
  • Browser Yes
  • Processor Core Dual Core
Data & Internet
  • 4G No
  • 3G 1900/2100 MHz
  • EDGE Yes
  • GPRS Yes
  • Wi-Fi yes
  • Bluetooth Yes
  • NFC Yes
  • GPS Yes, With A-GPS Support
  • USB Yes, micro USB, v2
  • Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, IM
  • Music Player Yes, Supports MP3, WAV
  • Video Player Yes, Supports 3GP, WMV, VC-1, 3GP2, M4A, MKV, WMA 9 / 10, M4V, MP4, AVI, MOV, MKA, MPEG-4, H.263, F4V, Xvid, MPEG-4, ASF, VP6, PCM, SPARK, PCM, MPEG-21, H.264, Full HD
  • Radio Yes
  • Games Yes
  • Alert Types Vibration, Ringtones
  • Loudspeaker Yes
  • Audio Jack 3.5 mm
  • Sound Features Dual Microphone for Noise Reduction, HD Voice
  • Display Size 7.874 cm (3.1)
  • Display Type TFT LCD
  • Resolution 720 x 720
  • Display Color 16M
  • Display Features Multi-touch, Intuitive Gesture Navigation, 24-bit Color Depth
  • Horizontal Pixel 720
  • Vertical Pixel 720
  • Battery Type Lithium Ion
  • Battery Capacity 2180
  • Talk Time Above 11 hrs
  • Max Stand-by Time Upto 850 hrs
  • Form Factor QWERTY
  • Dimensions 66x120x10.5 mm
  • Weight 120g
  • Input Method Touch with Keypad

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