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BlackBerry Z3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 404 reviews of BlackBerry Z3. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and portability. The performance and price also get good reviews. The size and usability get mixed comments. There are some less positive views about the reception.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry Z3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of BlackBerry Z3 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers are impressed by the usability. The price is also mentioned favorably, but opinions are divided on the reliability. Some have doubts about the performance and size.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BlackBerry Z3 Smartphone - Wireless LAN - 3G - BarBlackBerry Z3 Smartphone - Wireless LAN - 3G - Bar

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: ( review summary for BlackBerry Z3


alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of BlackBerry Z3 from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on People really like the durability and price. The portability and reliability also get good comments, but the reception and usability get critical views.

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usability, reception

56% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BlackBerry Z3 Factory Unlocked Smartphone STJ100-2 - 3G 850/1900/2100BlackBerry Z3 Factory Unlocked Smartphone STJ100-2 - 3G 850/1900/2100

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Robin-Leigh Chetty (

BlackBerry Z3


The first smartphone to debut in 2014 from BlackBerry locally is not a new expensive flagship, but rather the entry-level Z3. Favouring function over form, the Z3 offers a utilitarian BlackBerry experience at an attractive price point. But is that enough?

Large 5

Back cover slightly hot under heavy use; BB10 OS feels dated

All things considered, the BlackBerry Z3 certainly feels deserving of a place among the top entry level smartphones around, with its solid combination of processing capability, utilitarian design and an enticing price point adding up to an well thought...

Jul, 2014

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BlackBerry Z3 Hands-on: Will BlackBerry Woo Back Old Customers With This?


We go hands-on with the BlackBerry Z3 Facing an uncertain future and major upheavals in leadership a few months ago, the company is now looking to make a comeback under the leadership of John Chen. The device that's leading the charge?

Jul, 2014

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Обзор бюджетного смартфона Blackberry Z3


Самый доступный Blackberry – хорошее соотношение цена/качество, исправление детских болезней, поддержка Android-приложений

Качество связи в аппарате неплохое, звонок громкий, виброзвонок ощутимый из карманов. В Азии этот аппарат предлагается по 180 долларов, что неожиданно мало для телефона Blackberry. В России перекупщики продают его за 9-10 тысяч рублей, что выглядит не...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: Roydon Cerejo (

BlackBerry Z3 review: Good build and battery life, but a little too expensive - Tech2


The BlackBerry Z3 is the company's first budget smartphone running on the BB 10 OS. Can it pack enough punch to be relevant against the current crop of budget phones?

At a price tag of Rs 15,990 the price of the Z3 has far exceeded price expectations. Granted, most media brands didn’t exactly do in-depth research by simply converting the price in Indonesia into Indian rupees, without accounting for duties and taxes,...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: Techtree (

BlackBerry Z3 Review: A Robust Handset For Messaging Junkies


Sturdy construction; Fluid gesture-based interface; Thoughful BlackBerry Hub; Great sound quality

Disappointing camera; Not ideal for one-handed use

The BlackBerry Z3 is a well built budget device. It looks way better than most similarly priced phones. The BB 10 OS is specifically designed to please the messaging junkies. The phone offers impressive music output. On the other hand, the camera lets...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: Surbhi Chawla (

BlackBerry Z3 Review: Will It Appeal To The Masses?


The Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry has been striving hard to cover its lost market share. In this bid the company had introduced the BlackBerry 10

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: Laique Khan (

BlackBerry Z3 Smartphone Review


BlackBerry Z3 is the latest BB10 basedd smartphone from the Canadian manufacturer. It comes with some new features.

• Impressive battery life ; • Performance is good ; • Affordable BB Device ; • Supports Android Apps ; • Appeasing Design Structure

• Low screen resolution (just 960 x 540 pixels) ; • Average Camera ; • Display prone to smudges & fingerprints ; • Minor UI lags

At the time when the market is flooded with Android smartphones, the arrival of BB Z3 brings a breath of fresh air for the cult who was desperately waiting for a good and affordable BlackBerry smartphone after the disastrous failure of expensive BB...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: Anupam Saxena (

BlackBerry Z3 review: Strictly for messaging junkies - The Times of India


Can BlackBerry Z3 be the ailing tech giant's saviour? We try to find out in our review.

- Android app support ; - Excellent soft keyboard

We'd not recommend you the Z3 if you majorly use your phone for viewing multimedia content or playing graphics-rich games. You'd be better off with a Moto G or a Xolo Q1100 which cost less and offer good performance.

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: pallabhazarika (

BlackBerry Z3 Reviews, Specs, Prices and Best Deals


The Canadian telecommunication company Blackberry Limited toady releases the new BlackBerry Z3 smartphone in India. BlackBerry is aiming the device for next generation consumers and bringing them connectivity and premium smartphone experience. The...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Digit Mobile Phones Nikhil Pradhan (

Blackberry Z3 Review


The BlackBerry Z3 makes a strong case for the Canadian phone maker in the mid-range segment. It steps away from BlackBerry's usual modus operandi of pricing its phones too high and as a result it is worth recommending as a phone worth buying for Rs....

Great looks and build ; Very good touchscreen keyboard ; Excellent battery life ; Decent performance

Could have been priced slightly lower ; Poor camera ; Large size creates some issues in using the interface

Jun, 2014

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:2500
Continuous audio playback time:84
Continuous video playback time:10

Call management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes


Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:5
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.1
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:1.1
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p, 720p


Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Bar


Aspect Ratio:15:9
Display diagonal:12.7
Display Resolution:540 x 960
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


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


Internal RAM:1.5


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


Audio formats supported:3GPP, 3GPP2, AAC, AMR, FLAC, M4A, MKA, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / 3GPP, 3GPP2, AMR, FLAC, M4A, MKA, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, SVG, WBMP
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3GP, ASF, AVI, MOV, MP4, MPEG4, WMV
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB


Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+, UMTS
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 LE
SIM card capability:Single SIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Packaging Content

Quick start guide: Yes


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

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0


Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.2
Processor Model:MSM 8230


Operating system installed:BlackBerry OS
Operating System Version:10


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:1536
Internal storage capacity:8
Maximum memory card size:32
USB mass storage: Yes


Subscription type:No subscription


Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Height :14