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BlackBerry Z30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1457 reviews of BlackBerry Z30. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the screen and battery. The size and performance are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the apps.

usability, performance, size, battery, screen

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry Z30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for BlackBerry Z30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 137 user reviews of BlackBerry Z30 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the durability and portability are on the whole positive. The battery and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the GPS navigation.

usability, performance, battery, portability, durability

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

This summary is based on the products: Blackberry Z30 Sim Free Smartphone - BlackBlackberry Z30 Sim Free Smartphone - Black

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for BlackBerry Z30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 454 user reviews of BlackBerry Z30 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and battery. The design and performance are also appreciated, whereas the GPS navigation and connectivity get negative views.

usability, performance, design, battery, portability

apps, connectivity, GPS navigation

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

This summary is based on the products: Blackberry Z30 16GB 4G LTE Unlocked GSM OS 10.2 Smartphone - BlackBlackberry Z30 16GB 4G LTE Unlocked GSM OS 10.2 Smartphone - Black

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for BlackBerry Z30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of BlackBerry Z30 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. People are impressed by the reliability and screen. The performance and battery are also mentioned favorably, but many are less positive about the portability.

usability, battery, performance, screen, reliability

portability

94% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BlackBerry Z30 Factory Unlocked Black - 16GBBlackBerry Z30 Factory Unlocked Black - 16GB

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: (t3.com)

BlackBerry Z30 review

 

The big-screened BlackBerry Z30 shows off the new software at its best

Impressive big screen ; Nippy performance ; Stylish interface

Still not enough apps ; Highly priced given the specs ; Outgunned by rivals

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Simon Hill (techradar.com)

BlackBerry Z30 review

 

BlackBerry goes big with the 5-inch Z30

Great battery life ; Unified messaging hub ; Premium feel ; Good web browsing

Poor navigation ; Lack of apps and games ; Wi-Fi issues ; Expensive

Ratings in depth The BlackBerry Z30 is too late. This isn't the place to recap BlackBerry's highs and lows, but with the reassuringly expensive Z30 in your hand it's tough not to muse about what might have been. This is a smartphone worthy of flagship...

Nov, 2013

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

BlackBerry Z30 review - Pocket-lint

 

The BlackBerry Z30 feels like the device where it all comes together for BlackBerry. It's the best of the BB10 handsets, with a great design, software

Design, build quality, feels lovely in the hand, slick and fast, good battery performance, nice improvements in BB10.2

Screen resolution should be higher at this price, the app ecosystem needs to be more advanced, native maps are way behind rivals, dark clouds hanging over BlackBerry's future and direction are difficult to ignore

The BlackBerry Z30 is the best Blackberry 10 model so far, bringing the benefits of a large display, plenty of power, a much imporved design compared to the Z10, and solid battery life that has seen us through the day.

Oct, 2013

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

BlackBerry Z30 pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

The BlackBerry Z30 takes BB10 big in a number of ways, pushing the display out to 5-inches, making this the biggest BlackBerry around, but also pushing

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Matt Egan (pcadvisor.co.uk)

BlackBerry Passport vs BlackBerry Z30 comparison review

 

No such problems with BlackBerry's previous flag-bearer. The Z30 can be picked up for around £250-£290 SIM free. That reflects its year-old provenance, but the Z30 is worth anyone's consideration as a high-end smartphone at a bargain price. For more on...

If you are looking to save money on a decent smartphone you could do a lot worse than the BlackBerry Z30. It is a decent 5in handset at a very good price. But if you want a BlackBerry that is truly fit for business, and you are able to spend on a full...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: Andrew Harrison (pcadvisor.co.uk)

BlackBerry Z30 smartphone review

 

BlackBerry, the company formerly known as Research in Motion, had a rebrand around one year ago. It dropped the RIM name, so now the company is named after its handsets, starting with the long-awaited BlackBerry Z10 touchscreen phone. This also...

There isn't the app ecosystem of the big two competitors but we can see the BlackBerry Z30 as a useful compromise of the needs of businesses that rely on BlackBerry's security model, and users who'd like something with the touchscreen power of...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Tom Morgan (expertreviews.co.uk)

BlackBerry Z30 review

 

The best BlackBerry yet, but it's too little too late

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

BlackBerry Z30

 

The best BlackBerry 10 phone yet, but is it worth buying?

Strong email, chat and social network support, Great build quality

Poor games and apps selection, Problematic camera

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Alex Todd (recombu.com)

BlackBerry Z30 Review: In Depth

 

Does a bigger device make for a sweeter BlackBerry 10 experience? That's what the Canadian smartphone maker is hoping with its new flagship phone - the BlackBerry Z30; which brings to the table more…

Great battery life ; Great connectivity ; BlackBerry Hub is excellent

Bulky and heavy construction ; Poor choice in BlackBerry App World ; No Full HD display

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Canadian Reviewer (canadianreviewer.com)

Review: BlackBerry Z30

 

Feeling very much like the product the Z10 should have been, BlackBerry's new flagship Z30 isn't just the largest BlackBerry device we've seen and used but also the most refined in terms of software enhancements and user experience with BlackBerry OS...

Dec, 2013

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2880
Standby time (2G):384
Standby time (3G):384
Talk time (3G):18

Call management

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: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:5
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2 / 3
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:2 / 3
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 1080p, 720p
Video stabilizer: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / White
Curved Design: No
Form factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:12.7
Display Resolution:1280 x 720
Display Type:AMOLED / SAMOLED
External display: No
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

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

Memory

Internal RAM:2

Messaging

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

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, AMR, MP3, PCM, WMA / AAC, AMR, AMR-NB, ASF, MP3, PCM, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, MKA, MP3, WAV, WMA
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3G2, 3GP, ASF, M4V, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG4, WMV / 3G2, 3GP, AVI, M4V, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG4, WMV / 3GP, ASF, AVI, M4V, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG4, VC-1, VP6 / 3GP, ASF, AVI, M4V, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG4, VP6 / 3GP, AVI, H.263, H.264, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG2, MPEG4
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):No / Yes
GLONASS: Yes
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location: No

Networking

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

Other features

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
Music player: Yes
Video Playback: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

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 / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Stopwatch / Games
Personalization:Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:Micro-USB B
USB port:No / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A7
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:QUALCOMM / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.7
Processor Model:MSM 8960T Pro

Software

Operating system installed:BlackBerry OS
Operating System Version:10

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:2048
Internal storage capacity:16

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.4
Height :14.1 / 7.2
Weight:170
Width:14.1 / 7.2