BlackBerry Q10 has a monoblock body of a small size of 119,6×66,8×10,4 mm, it weights 139 gr. The basic body material is plastic which was used to design the whole back removable panel, as well as a part of a front panel excepting the protective glass of a sensor display.
Though the phone release happened in the first quarter of 2013, the design turned out to be very successful and looks greatly up to this time. QWERTY-keyboard adds the additional solidity. The back cover with a pattern which looks like carbon looks well too.
BlackBerry Q10 operates on a dual-core processor TI OMAP 4470 with capacity 1,5 GHz which is added by 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal memory that can be widen with microSD to 64 GB. The platform OMAP 4470 is made according to the norms of the technological process and is a pretty old solution that cannot brag about good productivity and energy effectiveness. However, for OS BlackBerry 10 these parameters are enough to see its quick and fluent work.
|NETWORK||Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE|
|Status||Available. Released 2013, April|
|BODY||Dimensions||119.6 x 66.8 x 10.4 mm (4.71 x 2.63 x 0.41 in)|
|Weight||139 g (4.90 oz)|
|DISPLAY||Type||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||3.1 inches (~38.8% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||720 x 720 pixels (~328 ppi pixel density)|
|PLATFORM||OS||BlackBerry OS 10, upgradable to v10.3.1|
|Chipset||Snapdragon S4 (LTE version)/ TI OMAP 4470 (Non-LTE)|
|CPU||Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait (LTE version)/ Cortex-A9 (Non-LTE)|
|GPU||Adreno 225 (LTE version)/ PowerVR SGX544 (Non-LTE)|
|MEMORY||Card slot||microSD, up to 64 GB|
|Internal||16 GB, 2 GB RAM|
|CAMERA||Primary||8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, check quality|
|Features||Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama|
|Video||[email protected], check quality|
|Secondary||2 MP, 720p|
|SOUND||Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|COMMS||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual band, hotspot|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS|
|Radio||FM radio (after SW upgrade)|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM, BBM 6|
|Java||Yes, MIDP 2.1|
|– HDMI port
– BlackBerry maps
– Document editor
– Photo viewer
– MP3/WMA/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– DivX/XviD/MP4/WMV/H.264 player
– Voice memo/dial
– Predictive text input
|BATTERY||Li-Ion 2100 mAh battery|
|Stand-by||Up to 360 h (3G)|
|Talk time||Up to 10 h (2G) / Up to 13 h 30 min (3G)|
|SAR US||1.16 W/kg (head) 0.75 W/kg (body)|
|SAR EU||1.41 W/kg (head) 0.78 W/kg (body)|
|TESTS||Display||Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal) / 2.856:1 (sunlight)|
|Camera||Photo / Video|
|Loudspeaker||Voice 69dB / Noise 66dB / Ring 75dB|
|Audio quality||Noise -89.6dB / Crosstalk -82.7dB|
|Battery life||Endurance rating 56h|
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As was mentioned before, Q10 is one of the few smartphones facilitated by a QWERTY-keyboard. After many sensor devices a user will meet some difficulties to get used to typing on such keyboard.
Modern smartphones are supplied with large displays where the screen keyboards reached the maximal comfort key size. Of course, you can change your keyboard to the common Swype one or any other alternative if you have a device with Android. The mechanical BlackBerry Q10 keyboard can’t be changed and have small dimensions. Besides, for language switching you need to push two keys instead of one on the sensor smartphone. It is not very hard to get used to typing on Q10 at random, and sometimes it turns out to be even better.
When we speak about BlackBerry Q10 processing, the OS BlackBerry 10 makes a user glad by its fluentness, though it has not the ideal technical characteristics. The interface has a nice animation everywhere. The working process is performed by gestures, to be exact, a gesture from the bottom edge upwards – minimize an application, a gesture from the top edge downward – open an additional menu in the application. Of course, you need to get used to such interface, however, it is pretty convenient and nice.
The app shop BlackBerry World is not rich in a variety of programs, but there are such applications as Whats App Messenger, Evernote and many others. The same thing is with games.
For instance, Real Racing 3 for BlackBerry 10 runs perfectly, but without reflections in the mirrors.
Working process with calls, messages, e-mail and social services is implemented well due to the app BlackBerry Hub system which can be called by an icon in the main menu or by opening a very left inlay on the desktop.
Though a display is only 3,1 inches cross, its capacity is 720×720 pixels, the pixel weight is 328 ppi. The display is performed according to the SuperAMOLED technology, so you can read anything on this phone even under the direct sun rays. In general, colours look really pleasantly.
When we speak about the autonomity, here our phone throws us into confusion because if you not use it very much its processing will last for not more than 2-3 days. However, if you always use the phone, its autonomity will reach not more than 1,5 day. The reason is an old-fashioned platform, since the battery capacity is 2100 mAh which has to be enough for a good autonomity of the smartphone with a small display.
To sum up
A truly high price of this gadget will make you think of buying. Don’t wait for some unique functions in this phone. Yes, it operates under the interesting BlackBerry 10 system, but the rest details are pretty archaic.
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