BlackBerry Q10 Full Specifications and Review with Price, Availability in India

BlackBerry has recently unveiled BlackBerry Q10, the first BlackBerry 10 phone with a full hardware qwerty keypad. So, if you are a BlackBerry fan mainly because of its trademark hardware keypad, then this phone may suit you best, which is also loaded with the latest & refreshing BlackBerry 10 OS & HQ large 3.1″ super AMOLED display. The pricing of this phone in India is very high – 44,500 Rs ~ 780 USD where as in the US, you can bag one at around 550 USD.  Just have a quick look at the specifications below-



Key Features
  • 1.5 GHz Dual-core Cortex-A9 processor & TI OMAP 4470 chipset, PowerVR SGX544 GPU, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage
  • 3.1 inches super AMOLED display with 720 x 720 pixels resolution @328 ppi pixel density
  • New BlackBerry 10 OS
  • 8 MP AF camera with FHD recording, 2 MP front camera with HD recording
  • 1800 mAh  battery


Market status: Available, announced– January 30, 2013,  released –June, 2013.


Specifications and Review


DISPLAY Size 3.1 inches (7.87 cm) Very large display for a qwerty phone. The colors look extremely punchy and overall this is one of the best displays you can find on a smartphone
Technology Super AMOLED, 16 M colors
Resolution 720 x 720 pixels @328 ppi
Type Capacitive, Multitouch
EXTERIOR Dimensions 119.6 x 66.8 x 10.4 mm (4.71 x 2.63 x 0.41 in) This BlackBerry Q10 is one of the best looking phones I have ever handled. The glass fibre back, good ergonomics, bold corporate front look and premium build make this one of the nicest looking phone in the world.
Weight 139 gm (4.90 oz)
Ports & Keys Front camera, QWERTY keypad (front), Volume rocker, Sound on/off key (left), microUSB port, micro HDMI port (right), Power key, 3.5 mm jack (top), Camera with flash (back)
Sensors Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor
Colors White, Black
PROCESSINGPOWER Processor Dual core  1.5 GHz, Cortex A9 Enough power to handle the BlackBerry 10 OS and all the hard-core games available on the BlackBerry World.
Chipset TI OMAP 4470
GPU PowerVR SGX544
MEMORY System Memory 2 GB of RAM More than enough RAM, good for multi-tasking and handling high end apps & games.
Internal Storage 16 GB
Expansion microSD slot, up to 64 GB
SOFTWARE OS BlackBerry 10.1 OS BlackBerry has managed to cover up all the shortcoming & issues with the 1st BlackBerry 10 OS like lag, crash etc. with this new 10.1 version. This comparatively new OS is very user-friendly, intelligent and full of hidden-treasures but still falls short of the charm of already popular Android and iOS.
CONNECTIVITY SIM Micro SIM, Single Slot Relatively slower 3G speed though LTE supported versions are available in some countries.
Operatingfrequencies GSM- 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHzUMTS- 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
GPS Yes, with A-GPS & BlackBerry Maps
Bluetooth v4.0 [Low Energy (LE)]
USB microUSB  v2.0
CAMERA Primary 8 megapixels Good camera quality with very fast shutter and auto-focussing. Rating – 4/5
Secondary 2 megapixels FF
Video Up to 1080p @30fps (Primary),  720p @30 fps (Secondary)
Flash Single LED
Features Auto focus, Back Side Illumination(BSI) sensor, image stabilization
BATTERY Capacity 1800 mAh Li-Ion Very good battery backup, you will get at least 1.5 days with normal uses and more than 2 days with heavy uses.
  • Other sensors : Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Gyroscope
  • BlackBerry® Magnify, for customers with partial vision
  • Dedicated mic for active noise cancellation
  • BlackBerry® Balance™ offering dedicated profiles to keep work and personal data separate
  • Teletypewriter (TTY) Support
BlackBerry has brought some nice features into this BlackBerry Q10 and the new OS is dependent on gestures a lot which feels really great after few days of uses. Click here to watch a video demonstration of the tips & tricks, features this Q10.
PRICE  44,500 Rs ~ 780 USD Highly overpriced in India, it’s available in the US for around 550 USD. Value for money rating 2.5/5


Strong points: The refreshing new BlackBerry 10 OS feels good. After you get used to the gestures and find the hidden brilliance of the user interface, you will start loving it. The premium finish and bold look makes it very desirable. Moreover if you are looking for a qwerty phone and also if you are a former BlackBerry fan, then BlackBerry Q10 suits you nicely.

Weak points: BlackBerry is late in bringing a new OS like this when iOS and Android have already made their places all-around the globe. People are now more into the already established operating systems rather trying something new specially when the device we are talking about costs 780$ or more. If you are not a heavy user of a keyboard, then there is no question of getting this BlackBerry Q10, get BlackBerry Z10 instead.

Suitable for those people looking for a premium full hardware qwerty phone from a reputed brand like BlackBerry [formerly RIM] with a nice optimised user-interface and refreshing new OS. The premium look and feel of the BlackBerry Q10 is unmatched and you can surely go for it you are a former BlackBerry user.


BlackBerry Q10 Tips and Tricks Part I by Gadgets Portal




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