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BlackBerry Q5

BlackBerry Q5
alaScore 89

994 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 994 reviews of BlackBerry Q5. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the screen and price. The size and performance also get good feedback.

usability, performance, size, price, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry Q5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for BlackBerry Q5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 103 user reviews of BlackBerry Q5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the screen and portability. The price and performance also get good feedback. The durability and battery get mixed opinions, while some have doubts about the reliability.

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reliability

93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BlackBerry Q5 SIM-Free Smartphone - BlackBlackBerry Q5 SIM-Free Smartphone - Black

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for BlackBerry Q5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 251 user reviews of BlackBerry Q5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Comments about the design and portability are generally positive. The price and performance also get good feedback, but opinions are divided on the reliability.

usability, performance, price, portability, design

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Blackberry Q5 Black UnlockedBlackberry Q5 Black Unlocked

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for BlackBerry Q5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 user reviews of BlackBerry Q5 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. Reviewers really like the battery and portability. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the size, and views are divided on the design.

performance, usability, price, portability, battery

size

95% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: UNLOCKED Blackberry Q5 GSM Quad-Band Smartphone BLACK, Telus, Rogers, Fido, Bell, Virgin, Koodo, Chatr, Videotron, Wind Mobile, Mobilicity CompatibleUNLOCKED Blackberry Q5 GSM Quad-Band Smartphone BLACK, Telus, Rogers, Fido, Bell, Virgin, Koodo, Chatr, Videotron, Wind Mobile, Mobilicity Compatible

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: (t3.com)

BlackBerry Q5 review

 

The BlackBerry Q5 is the brand's first 'budget' smartphone running BlackBerry 10

BlackBerry Hub ; NFC connectivity ; BBM Voice&Video

Build & design ; Non-removable battery ; Keyboard

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

BlackBerry Q5 - Pocket-lint

 

With a build that feels rather generic, and a price that isn't cheap enough to justify it, the BlackBerry Q5 feels like it misses the mark. It's not without

Most affordable route to BB10, keyboard action is nice, makes a great messenger device

Feels cheap, battery not great, performance is rather lacklustre

BlackBerry's rebirth in 2013 hasn't got off to the strongest start. The Z10 feels like the poor cousin to the flagship devices of rival platforms. The Q10 is great as the Qwerty messenger, but again, the user experience just doesn't feel as exciting as...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: John McCann (techradar.com)

BlackBerry Q5 review

 

BlackBerry 10 gets slightly more affordable, but does that make any better?

4G enabled ; Fast web browsing ; MicroSD slot ; Decent BlackBerry Hub

Chunky plastic case ; Non-removable battery ; Average keyboard ; Awkward screen size

Ratings in depth BlackBerry 10 gets ever so slightly more affordable with the introduction of the BlackBerry Q5 to the Canadian firm's smartphone lineup. But don't go thinking this is a bargain basement offering, because it carries a mid to high tier...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Hunter Skipworth (pocket-lint.com)

BlackBerry Q5 pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

BlackBerry has just announced the Q5, a mid-range Qwerty keyboard handset designed for emerging markets and those after something cheaper than the Q10

May, 2013

Expert review by: Chris Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

BlackBerry Q5 review

 

It has that iconic BlackBerry smartphone look with a square screen situated above the buttoned keyboard. One of the only clues that tells us it's a modern BlackBerry phone running BlackBerry 10 OS is the absence of any trackpad or thumbstick.

It's a mixed bag when it comes to the BlackBerry Q5. It's cheaper than both the BlackBerry Q10 and Z10 and a lot of its hardware specs are better than we expected. However, build quality isn't inspiring and while BlackBerry 10 is smooth with good...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Chris Finnamore (expertreviews.co.uk)

BlackBerry Q5 review

 

A competent and cheaper way to enjoy BlackBerry 10's superb messaging features

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

BlackBerry Q5

 

The BlackBerry Q5 has one serious problem. Read our full review to find out what it is...

Physical QWERTY keyboard, Sharp HD screen, Good business features

Massively overpriced, Cheap, plastic design, Only a 5-megapixel camera

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Alex Todd (recombu.com)

BlackBerry Q5 Review: In Depth

 

If you're a fan of the new BB10 operating system but not a fan of the price tags tied to the likes of the BlackBerry Z10 and Q10, then the new BlackBerry Q5 should be right up your alley.BlackBerry Q5…

Excellent UI ; Fantastic battery life ; Comfortable hardware keyboard

Under-developed design ; Awkward screen aspect ratio ; Non-removable battery

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Canadian Reviewer (canadianreviewer.com)

Review: BlackBerry Q5

 

While BlackBerry's bread and butter has long been the enterprise and government market, there was a time when it catered to a large user base of consumers.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Tracy and Matt's Blog (tracyandmatt.co.uk)

BlackBerry Q5 Review

 

At the end of my time with the Q5 I wasn't sad to see it go like I was with the Q10 which is such a shame as I had hoped the Q5 could be a phone I could live with day to day as its cheaper to buy but it still possesses the power and quality of the Q10...

Sep, 2013

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2180
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (3G):336
Talk time (3G):12.5

Call management

Call blocking: Yes
Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert:No / Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:5
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:2
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 1080p, 720p
Video stabilizer: Yes

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):0.85
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
Head SAR (EU):1.38

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Red / Pink / Red / White
Form factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:1:1
Display diagonal:7.87
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:720 x 720
Display Type:IPS / LCD / TFT
Orientation sensor:No / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Keyboard

Keyboard: Yes
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Media keys (play/pause, stop, forward, rewind): Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:2 / 2048

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GPP, 3GPP2, AAC, AAC+, AMR, M4A, MKA, MP3, MP4, PCM, WAV, WMA / AAC, AAC+, AMR, ASF, eAAC+, M4A, MKA, MP3, MP4, PCM, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, MKA, MP3, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, MP3, PCM, WAV / AAC, AMR, MP3, WAV, WMA, WMV / AAC, M4A, MP3, MP4, PCM, WMA, WMV
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF
Video compression formats:H.263, MPEG4 / H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, M4V, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG4, WMV / 3G2, 3GP, ASF, M4V, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG4, WMV / 3GP, ASF, AVI, H.263, H.264, M4V, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG4, WMV, WMV9, XVID / 3GP, ASF, AVI, H.263, H.264, M4V, MOV, MP4, MPEG4, WMV, XVID / 3GP, ASF, AVI, H.264, M4V, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG21, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV, XVID / 3GP, ASF, AVI, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG4, WMV / 3GP, ASF, H.263, H.264, M4V, MOV, MP4, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV9, XVID
Voice codecs:AMR-NB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):No / Yes
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location:No / Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,1700,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+ / HSPA, UMTS
4G: Yes
4G bands supported:700,850,1700,1900 / 800,900,1800,2600
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, HFP
Bluetooth version:4.0 LE
Data network:3G, 4G / 4G
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Ringer type:MP3
Voice Recording: Yes

Packaging Content

Battery charger included: Yes
Bundled software:BlackBerry Link
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:BlackBerry OS
Operating System Version:10 / 10.1
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Shortcuts / Menu / Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Charging connector: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor Cores:2
Processor family:QUALCOMM / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.2
Processor Model:S4

Software

Operating system installed:BlackBerry OS
Operating System Version:10 / 10.1

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:2048
Internal storage capacity:2 / 8
Maximum memory card size:32 / 64
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.08
Height :12
Weight:120
Width:6.6