This is what our team have been longing for. Yes, Blackberry Q10 it is. After the successful hands on of Google Nexus 4 and Sony Xperia Tablet Z we bring you the hands on of Blackberry Q10. I was really surprised when I was asked to review this phone. Since BB is not much famous in India. BB has been accused by all of us as the one which charges really high for its product. Even I was one of them until I encountered with Blackberry Q10. I know blackberry was launched in January and it’s too late for its review but our team says, “It’s never late to do hands on review of such an elegant and premium gadget”. Is the keyboard and BB OS 10 enough to help BB gain its popularity again? Let’s check it out:
Blackberry Q10 is nicknamed as BBQ10 with a model number of SQN 100-3. The device Blackberry fans have been longing for. It comes with a surprisingly small touch screen but that’s at the cost of such an awesome keyboard.
The dimension of the phone is 4.71x 2.63x 0.41 which makes it easier to hold and pocketable too. The Blackberry Q10 sports a 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 plus processor with a 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage. There’s a microUSB and HDMI-out port on the left of the phone, a 3.5mm headphone jack and power button on the top and volume toggle keys on the right.
Blackberry Q10 comes with Blackberry 10 out of the box. Blackberry 10 displays true multitasking. Just swipe your fingers on the screen and the running task is minimised and displayed on the home screen. You can do other works while your current work does its job.
I have used so many Android phones and tablets, windows phones and some iOS devices too.In the beginning I was really worried whether I will be able to adapt to the UI or not. But, with time the UI became a friend of mine. The user interface is seriously user friendly. You can send multiple files over bluetooth with just a single touch. A single swipe minimises the running job/task. The widgets and menus are bigger in size making it easier to read even for older people.
The screen resolution of Blackberry Q10 is 720 x 720. It is a 1:1 Aspect ratio. It offers a unique 3.1 inch square shaped super Amoled screen with 330 ppi It offers excellent viewing angles and excellent sunlight legitibility.
Blackberry sports an 8 Megapixel rear camera and 2 Megapixel front camera. The image quality is really awesome. You can pick photographs in the auto mode, night mode or burst mode. The burst mode option was really fantastic. You just need to click and swipe the screen.
The screen will show you a counter as you slide. The counter is the number of photographs clicked. The Q10 records both 720p and 1080p videos. The videos and images were brilliant when displayed on laptops. The images were sharp.
The battery went for a day and a half under normal usage. But, under extreme condition it went for just 14 hours, which is too less comparing other devices in the same price range.
The Blackberry Q10 comes with a price tag of 44,900 INR. If you have no problem digging your pocket too deep, this is gonna be your best buy.
I’m not a great fan of blackberry, but I gotta say I was pretty impressed with the device overall. The only thing I disliked was the small screen size and obviously the lack of apps. Otherwise it is one of the best phones I have ever used. Lastly hearty thanks to Mr. Suvendu Swain for providing us the Blackberry Q10 for the review.