BlackBerry Z30: high bet on a workhorse

Nov

18

2013

BlackBerry Z30: high bet on a workhorse

Introduction: a long way

What Samsung, LG, Cisco, Intel, Fairfax, Qualcomm and Google have in common? They were all mentioned in connection with a possible acquisition of BlackBerry this fall, but in the end it was none of these parties. Only Fairfax made a bid, but got the money together.

BlackBerry may try again by lenders. It received nearly 750 million to invest and also has a new director: John Chen, Sybase previously saved from bankruptcy. Chen faces a greater challenge than the late nineties with Sybase in the time of economic prosperity and the ‘dotcom bubble’ money was easier than now. Moreover BlackBerry moves largely on the consumer market for smartphones, which manufacturers quickly fall out of favor and then rarely pick ourselves up again.

“Is this the beginning of the resurrection of BlackBerry?”

The hand of the new director will be apparent later, but under this constellation the Z30 came out. The largest and fastest BlackBerry smartphone ever, with the still relatively new BlackBerry 10, which was introduced under the previous director, Thorsten Heins,.

With Chen is the future of BlackBerry for a while secured in any case, he gets a half years time. Tweakers went to work with the Z30. Is this the beginning of the resurrection of BlackBerry and you should buy this smartphone from the Canadian maker now?

For this review we borrowed from the BlackBerry Z30 tweaker vjweirnogeenn . Many thanks for that!

This video talked about a rumor that Google Play Store would work on BlackBerry 10. BlackBerry has been debunked that rumor, but an update is not yet released it possible to use for example to install apps. The Amazon App Store Can also be apk files directly to the unit downloaded and installed.

10.2

The Z30 comes with a new version of BlackBerry 10, although it now also as an update to the smaller BlackBerry has come. Version 10.2 brings several small and big improvements, but two of the features that most users will notice the Priority Hub and Lock Screen Notifications.

The Priority Hub trying to learn which alerts the user to important finds and slide in a separate part of the BlackBerry Hub, to quickly establish your main messages informed. Also you can add and remove messages from that list. Especially for people with a lot of mail and other notifications is a handy addition.

“You do not need separate BlackBerry subscription”

Lock Screen Notifications are perhaps the most useful addition that BlackBerry has done so far to BB10. The icons that were already on the lockscreen have become clickable, so you can see previews of new instance mails, tweets and Facebook messages. The feature can be disabled for those who will not like the idea that previews of emails visible without entering code.

Make that two things that the Z30 is even better in that wherein BlackBerry was all right, make a device that serves as a communication tool. Services like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Dropbox and Box built by default.
BlackBerry 10.2 Notified BlackBerry 10.2 BlackBerry 10.2 BlackBerry 10.2
BB10

BlackBerry 10 is a relatively new operating system and has few similarities to the old BlackBerry OS. The kernel is completely different, but also the interface varies considerably, though the legacy of BlackBerry OS 7 in some interface elements and spot colors to see again. Presumably this is also done to make the transition. Old BlackBerry users smoother

The app switcher is still room for improvement. First, the number of eight apps side by side completely random and given the memory of 2GB is not really necessary. Moreover, they are always in chronological order and apps can not ‘pin’. Furthermore, it is not so convenient that you must navigate textually. Icons are always the same and therefore easy to recognize, but still differ thumbnails, so you do not always know where the thumbnail is correct. For that you read the title.

Across the board is that working with BB10 goes smoothly, but it is not very fast operating system. Starting apps is relatively long. It is not once you get used to it, but compared to other smartphones.

“The phone can switch between a business profile and a private profile”

Communicating through the Hub works faster than other smartphones. If after a while your phone again, you’ve missed you at once aware of any notifications that you have. That list and the ability to mails, Facebook messages and tweets to respond immediately in the Hub is fine and works fast.

It is good to mention that you do not separate BlackBerry subscription more need for the Z30 or any other BlackBerry 10 phone. It does work with BIS or BES, but it is no longer a condition for the functioning of many applications and that saves a lot of money monthly BlackBerry lovers.

One of the spearheads of BlackBerry 10 is, as with previous versions of BlackBerry, security. The phone can switch between a business profile and a private profile, where data are not interchangeable. So you can not reach business mail from the private profile. Files will be protected. It is safe for business and easy gear shifting, by wiping. Down from the main menu

The keyboard of BlackBerry 10 on the Z10 was already above average, but with the improvements in 10.2 and on the larger screen of the Z30 is typing a lot more enjoyable. It is one of the best keyboards on a smartphone. You have to do it, because you can not download alternative keyboards, but that’s not a punishment with this keyboard.

A difference in BlackBerry 10 between the Z10 and Z30 is the background of the interface. Many menus and menu settings are blackened, presumably because it is more economical and more beautiful on the AMOLED screen of the Z30.
Screenshot BlackBerry Z10 Screenshot BlackBerry Z10 Screenshot BlackBerry Z10 Screenshot BlackBerry Z10 Screenshot BlackBerry Z10 Screenshot BlackBerry Z10 Screenshot BlackBerry Z10

To illustrate here are screenshots of the BlackBerry Z10 used
Connection to PC

To the Z30 to connect the PC need you. BlackBerry Link This software is a hard necessity, even if you want to transfer. Only files It may take some time, connect to the PC, but that is because the PC has a VPN connection to the phone set to protect. This allows transferring files take longer than with other phones, but if you give a lot of security, it is a fine structure.
Browser

The browser on the Z30 is based on Webkit, the rendering engine that is used. In browsers for iOS and Android As a result, many sites properly represented and that is a big improvement over previous BlackBerrys. It does not mean that all is well. Many sites have the Z30 is not yet on the list of mobile user agents, giving you desktop sites presented. However, the browser BB10 excels in supporting HTML5 elements, which is better than many other phones.
Frontpage loading (automatically)
Phone / Tablet in seconds, more preferably less
Sony Xperia Z1
**
0.27
BlackBerry Z10
****
0.43
BlackBerry Z30
*****
0.51
LG G2
*****
0.53
Samsung Galaxy S4
*****
0.54
BlackBerry Q10
*****
0.58
Nokia Lumia 925
*******
0.76

The Z30 is doing well in this test, with 0.51 seconds he scores about as well as many competitors, especially using the stock browser on Android. Oddly enough, the Z10 is slightly faster after the update. The difference is not large, but remarkably, because obviously difference between the two browsers.
Kraken 1.1
Phone / Tablet In milliseconds, lower is better
Sony Xperia Z1
*
6978
Nexus 5
*
7381
LG G2
**
11366
Samsung Galaxy S4
**
13185
BlackBerry Z30
***
17763
BlackBerry Z10
*****
28761
BlackBerry Q10
******
39872
Nokia Lumia 925
*******
43406

In Kraken 1.1, the Mozilla browser benchmark that focuses on future web technology, the Z30 scores about a third better than the Z10 with the same software. Many competitors with Android do it this benchmark slightly better, but Windows Phones do it right less. The Q10, which we tested with BlackBerry 10.1, doing much less: BlackBerry has therefore been made in this area.

Android apps running

Who wants to install apps on the Z30, can do that is via BlackBerry World, BlackBerry download store. Ideal is not, because although there are quite a few apps, missing too much. Apps for weather, traffic, banking and many people essential apps like WhatsApp are there, but that does not apply to many niche apps. Furthermore, the quality is often poor, many of the apps are simply copies of other apps that a new title is given. A developer is responsible for the publication of 50,000 apps or almost a third of the entire BlackBerry World download store.

However BB10 has an advantage compared to eg Windows Phone. It has an Android runtime, so you can use on a BlackBerry 10 phone. Android Apps Apps compatible with Android 4.2.2 working on the Z30. The easiest way to do this requires a number of steps, but it is not advanced hack work and is virtually risk.

“Apps compatible with Android 4.2.2 working on the Z30″

The easiest way to sideload apps works through Google’s Chrome browser. The desktop or laptop with Chrome must be connected to the same WiFi network as your phone. There is a Chrome extension called BB10/Chromebook Manager . The BB10-phone should be put. In development mode You can then select Info in the dropdown Network and that the IP address of the phone reading. This IP address must be entered in the window of the extension, after which you can connect.

Android-apps sideloaden op Z30

If the connection is established, the browser displays an error message-ssl, which is to be ignored. Then A window which can be selected and setup files can be put on the device. The first file to be installed is an unlocked version of the runtime. That prevents you to use. Debug tokens After that all Android apps on the devices are put, though they do not all work. You can search bar files on sites and forums or convert itself apk files to bar.
Android Apps sideload on BB10 Android Apps sideload on BB10 Android Apps sideload on BB10 Android Apps sideload on BB10

The set-up takes some time, but then it is very easy to sideload apps. Because BlackBerry 10 equally on the market, there are many converted Android apps available. It is not the same as access to the Play Store, but it’s a nice way to run. Lot of Android apps on BB10 Biggest problem is that many apps require APIs that are not supported. The Tweakers app has it affected. The app can not be installed and gives error -9.

Android-apps sideloaden
10.2.1

The Z30 turned during testing version 10.2 of BlackBerry OS. Last week the CrackBerry forum 10.2.1 update, however, that a standard unlocked runtime on board. After updating to 10.2.1, the BlackBerry Z10 moreover handle. Apk files. Which can also were installed on the device itself rather than that it works in a roundabout way. This means they can be downloaded or acquired. Attached via e-mail from sites

In addition, alternative download stores can also be used in 10.2.1. Google’s own Play Store still does not, like many other Google apps, but Amazon’s App Store works fine. Be careful with alternative download stores, because they can be a source of malware. It is still unclear whether any harm on BlackBerry 10, despite the fact that Android apps running in runtime.

After the update also work much more apps than under 10.2. It is so far unclear exactly which apps do not work, but just wanted Google Apps not functioning. During our test Many apps do show minor problems, such as apps that minimize immediately after startup. That’s annoying, but it is not functioning in the way. Design and Hardware

The Z30 is larger than previous BlackBerries, but not much. Especially in width along the falls, the Z10 has almost 14mm bezels on the side, which is reduced to 9mm with the Z30.
Appliance Z30 Q10 Z10 Bold 9900 Galaxy S4 iPhone 5s Lumia 925
Length 141mm 120mm 130mm 115mm 137mm 124mm 130mm
Width 72mm 67mm 66mm 66mm 70mm 59mm 71mm
Thickness 9.4 mm 10.3 mm 9mm 10.5 mm 7.9 mm 7.6 mm 10.4 mm
Weight 170g 139g 125g 130g 130g 112g 158g
Screen 5 ” 3.1 ” 4.2 ” 2.8 ” 5 ” 4 ” 4.5 ”

However, the Z30 is a bit bigger than the Galaxy S4 for example, also with a 5 “screen. BlackBerry has never given the size of its smartphones and that seems still the case.

Greatest concern is the weight. With 170 grams heavier than the Z30 example the much larger Galaxy Note 3. He is quite heavy and you can feel in the hand and in the pocket. Whether that is an advantage or a disadvantage, varies from person to person, but it is in any case a property to be reckoned with.

The Z30 is clearly related to the Z10 and Q10. He has the same curves and the same element under the screen. The back side is similar to that of the Q10. One major difference is that the battery is no longer removable, but stuck in the device. That is a disadvantage for those who often replacing batteries, take. Example a spare battery However, the storage memory of 16GB expandable via micro SDHC card up to 64GB.

“Where the Z10 still framedrops shows, the Z30 flowing everywhere”

The design is very different from the Z10 and the somehow more rounded. Because there is a metallic, but plastic chin on it, the design is also not symmetrical. The back has a pattern as the Q10 and is made of the same, slightly rough plastic. It leaves no fingerprints and feels good. The back of the Z10 with its embossed looks something tougher and stronger.

The back also contains a conscious or unconscious easter egg. If you hold it up to the light to see. Kind Matrix pattern Whether that is done deliberately is not clear, but given the preference to 13:37 into screenshots would not surprise us. On the other hand, it may also have to deal with the production process.

Under the back can be the microsim and micro sd card in the device put. There is also the battery to see which can prevents substitution. The battery looks great and is also in relation to the screen diagonal.
BlackBerry Z30 BlackBerry Z30 BlackBerry Z30
Hardware

The Z30 runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro-soc Krait processor with two cores and an Adreno 320 GPU. Especially to graphics is that a considerable improvement over the Adreno 225 in previous BlackBerrys.

The difference is quite noticeable. In places where the Z10 still framedrops shows, the Z30 is flowing everywhere. It works like a lot more enjoyable, because the flow which BlackBerry happily talks without frame drops in animations much better emerges. Therefore the phone feels much faster. Is he that? Not really. Opening apps about as fast, and loading data and open tabs in apps all go about as fast. One time the Z10 the Z30 too quickly, other times it is the reverse.

Working memory is 2GB remained the same size, while the 16GB storage memory still is, about 11GB usable after the set-up. Display: large and impressive

BB Z30 en Z10

The screen is on, it’s an AMOLED screen with a diagonal of 5 “and a resolution of 1280×720 pixels, leading to 293 pixels per inch, lower than the pixel density of the Z10, Q10 and Q5 It is a rgb.. variant of the AMOLED screen and thus has three subpixels per pixel.

The screen is the same size as, inter alia, that the Galaxy S4 and that makes BlackBerry participate in this field with the competition, are already many competitors are already full HD screens. Some users see value in full-HD screens above 720p variants, but many do not. The lack of more pixels is in any case not disturbing the Z30.

The viewing angles of the Z30 are good enough. The contrast remains largely intact, but at an angle, for example, red orange. It is quite disturbing, but could have been better. Under extreme angles, which you will keep the device in normal use never changes in white or purple, but that’s not an issue.
Brightness
Phone / Tablet Resolution Screen Type in nits, higher is better
BlackBerry Z10 1280×768 IPS LCD
*******
730
Nokia Lumia 925 1280×768 Amoled
*****
566
Nexus 5 1920×1080 IPS LCD
*****
476
Sony Xperia Z1 1920×1080 LCD
*****
470
LG G2 1920×1080 IPS LCD
****
402
BlackBerry Z30 1280×720 Super Amoled HD
****
372
Samsung Galaxy S4 1920×1080 Super Amoled
***
303
BlackBerry Q10 720×720 Super Amoled
**
239

The great advantage of the screen of the Z10 is, in addition to the exceptional color fastness, it is in sunlight can be transformed into a true light, so you can always read it. The Z30 does a lot less. How much light you also put on, the screen can not go beyond 372 nits, which is quite a disappointment, the Z10 comes to 730 nits. On the other hand, the screen has fewer reflections, so that the readability in sunlight remains reasonable to good. It’s not as good as that of the Z10, but not much. Saves the
Contrast
Phone / Tablet Resolution Screen Type in ratio, higher is better
BlackBerry Z30 1280×720 Super Amoled HD
*******
10000
BlackBerry Q10 720×720 Super Amoled
*******
10000
Nokia Lumia 925 1280×768 Amoled
*******
10000
Samsung Galaxy S4 1920×1080 Super Amoled
*******
10000
BlackBerry Z10 1280×768 IPS LCD
*
1327
LG G2 1920×1080 IPS LCD
*
1232
Nexus 5 1920×1080 IPS LCD
*
963
Sony Xperia Z1 1920×1080 LCD
*
507

The contrast we can not measure. The Spectracal meter indicates 0 simply with the black value, making the contrast would be infinite. This is obviously not so, black simply reflects so little light that the meter must complete to 0.

The contrast is high and you see all the time. Moreover, the high contrast screen more to you seems to come on the Z30 than the Z10. The result is that the software looks more impressive, even though it is almost the same.
Color Temperature
Phone / Tablet Resolution Screen Type in kelvins 6500 is ideal
BlackBerry Z10 1280×768 IPS LCD
******
6509
Nexus 5 1920×1080 IPS LCD
******
6465
Nokia Lumia 925 1280×768 Amoled
******
6689
BlackBerry Z30 1280×720 Super Amoled HD
******
6699
BlackBerry Q10 720×720 Super Amoled
******
6935
Sony Xperia Z1 1920×1080 LCD
******
7041
Samsung Galaxy S4 1920×1080 Super Amoled
*******
7369
LG G2 1920×1080 IPS LCD
*******
7859

The color temperature of the Z30 is an AMOLED screen insanely good. The color temperature obviously has as much influence as the contrast, but many AMOLED screens have a bluish glow and which are not. Has the Z30 You can not influence the color temperature, such as AMOLED screens on Nokia and Samsung phones can.
Average color error (dE2000)
Phone / Tablet Resolution Screen Type in dE2000, lower is better
Nexus 5 1920×1080 IPS LCD
**
2.1
BlackBerry Z10 1280×768 IPS LCD
*****
4.1
LG G2 1920×1080 IPS LCD
*****
4.2
Nokia Lumia 925 1280×768 Amoled
*****
4.5
Sony Xperia Z1 1920×1080 LCD
*****
4.6
BlackBerry Z30 1280×720 Super Amoled HD
*******
6.2

The average color error of 6.2 is acceptable, but certainly not superior. The largest deviations were seen in green, cyan and red, and the eye can perceive colors that really do not mind as it should. Whether you like it or not, is a matter of personal taste. Yellow, magenta and blue look better.

Gamut BB Z30 Battery life and camera

The battery life of the Z30 is, depending on your use, very good or very bad compared to the competition. By AMOLED screen and black elements in the interface, the battery is relatively long as you intensively using the device. If you use less, however, it is less efficient than other devices and you can see the battery faster so just go blank.

The battery of the Z30 has a capacity of 2880mAh, much larger than the 1800mAh of the Z10. This leads to an immediate improvement in the battery life in some areas, especially since the resolution of the screen is not higher. However, the Z30 slurps much in standby. In one night, there is a noticeable amount of your battery leeggeslurpt.

“We may conclude that it lasts about eight hours browsing”

We have moved away from our usual battery tests. When turning the standby and beltests we got to this review inconsistent results. When we tested other devices again for comparison, there were also different figures. Where it comes from is not clear, but it may be related to changes in the network. Before we continue with these tests, we want to do further research, so we are sure that we present solid figures.

Behind the scenes we see if we can improve, for example by increasing the workload and mimic. More human actions our tests in other areas This may mean that we come across a while with a new test, other data than today. If so, then we will of course not hesitate to test important and relevant devices again so we can display the new data. Before

The test also showed browse not to carry on the Z30 out. It has a screen-time-out of five minutes, and that is not off. Various work-arounds with apps and attempts extrapolation yielded such different results, we can establish that he lasts about eight hours browsing only. Accurate than that is not it, we have decided also to give results not.
Battery life – Film (250 nits)
Phone / Tablet In minutes, higher is better
BlackBerry Z30
*******
11u50min
Samsung Galaxy S4
******
9u23min
BlackBerry Z10 (update)
******
9u21min
LG G2
*****
9u4min
BlackBerry Q10
*****
8u46min
Nokia Lumia 925
*****
7u45min
Nexus 5
****
6u58min
Sony Xperia Z1
****
6u42min

In the video the Z30 test scores amazingly good. He goes around the clock with almost 11 hours and 50 minutes. Only two phones have there ever scored better, the Jiayu G4 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. It is a tremendous achievement, aided by the AMOLED screen and the large battery.

BlackBerry Z30
Camera

The camera of the BlackBerry Z30 avoids that of the Z10 hardly what interface, features and quality. It would not surprise us if the same sensor goes.
Taking pictures
Phone / Tablet in seconds, more preferably less
LG G2
****
2.04
BlackBerry Z10
*****
2.33
BlackBerry Q10
*****
2.37
Sony Xperia Z1
*****
2.76
Nokia Lumia 925
******
3.12
Samsung Galaxy S4
******
3.21
BlackBerry Z30
******
3.28
Nexus 5
*******
3.60

The speed of the camera is a little lower, but that seems to underlie the autofocus. The result also differed at a time and in some cases did the autofocus works much faster than others. A real problem is not that because the difference with the Z10 no second.

By far the most interesting feature of the camera is Timeshift. That you take pictures in succession and you can choose the best. It proves its worth most when faces can be seen in the picture, a face you can choose the best shot and sticking in the photo. This is a useful feature with the only trade-off that it takes a little longer. Making a Timeshift takes about 4.66 seconds, almost a second longer.

“By face you choose the best shot and sticking in the picture”

The quality of the pictures is fine, provided you do not set high standards. For most people who want to make a picture and want to stick on Instagram or Facebook, the pictures will give enough detail and especially often enough succeed.

In detail here and there is still room for improvement. So the Z30 explains clearly against some competitors with 13-megapixel photos in daylight, perform some Nokia Lumia and the Nexus 5 better in lower light and the camera excels neither in institutions or with softwarefoefjes other than Timeshift. The Z30 has a capable smartphone camera, but is certainly not a competitor for smartphones that focus more specifically on the camera quality. BlackBerry Z30: high bet on a workhorse

By Arnoud Wokke , Monday, November 18, 2013 08:00, replies: 62 , views: 35,153 • Feedback
Specs
Brand and model
Category Mobile Phones
Brand BlackBerry
Implementation Z30
Pictures
Rate and Review
Lowest price € 519.99
Number of providers 13 shops
First prize entry Sunday, October 20th, 2013
Review Rating: 4.5 (4 reviews)
Appliance
Phone Model Bar
Mobile Operating System BlackBerry OS
Physical Characteristics
Color Black
Weight (grams) 170g
Length 141mm
Width 72mm
Height / Depth 9mm
Display
Diagonal 5 ”
Screen 1280×720 (HD Ready 720p)
Input Method Touchscreen
Screen Type Amoled
Multitouch Yes
Touchscreen Technology Capacitive
Camera
Camera Resolution 8mp
Camera Resolution (for) 2mp
Camera autofocus Yes
Mobile flash type Some LED
Resolution video recording 1920×1080 (Full HD 1080p)
Stabilization Digital stabilization
Functionality
Posts Email, MMS, SMS
Playback options Audio, Video
GPS Yes
Mobile phone functions Motion sensor, Handsfree, Vibration, Voice Recorder
Connections
Mobile networks EDGE, GPRS, HSDPA, HSPA, HSPA +, HSUPA, LTE, UMTS
Frequency (mobile) 800MHz, 850MHz, 900MHz, 1800MHz, 1900MHz, 2100MHz
Wi-Fi Yes
Connection (wlan) 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Bluetooth available Yes
Bluetooth version Bluetooth 4.0
Other wireless connections Near Field Communication (NFC)
GSM Connector 3.5mm headset, Micro HDMI, Micro USB
Technical features
GSM Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro (MSM8960T)
Processor Speed 1.7 GHz
CPU Core Dual Core
Memory 2GB
Storage memory 16GB
Memory (Mobile) microSD
Battery
Talk time 18h
Standby time 384u
Battery Capacity (mAh) 2.880mAh
Alternatives

The BlackBerry Z30 comes out in a market full 5 “smartphones that run Android apps. Which smartphones you can buy more?
Rating: 4.5 € 275, – Mobile Phones BlackBerry Z10 Black
BlackBerry Z10 Black

The best alternative to the Z30, the Z10. It costs much less and is almost the same, but on a smaller screen. That makes the Z10 a more attractive phone than the Z30 and for less than 300 euros is a twisted interesting device.
Score: 0 € 469, – Mobile Phones BlackBerry Q10 White
BlackBerry Q10 White

The BlackBerry Q10 is the most luxurious model with keyboard BlackBerry. The screen is much smaller and that brings all things back disadvantages. Thus browsing much less pleasant. However, the Q10 is useful for those who are attached to a physical keyboard and choice in phones with keyboard has decreased sharply in recent years.
Score: 4 € 429, – Mobile Phones Samsung Galaxy S4 16GB Black
Samsung Galaxy S4 16GB Black

It’s weird, but a Galaxy S4 will cost you less than a BlackBerry Z30. You’ll BB10 and the Hub, but you can install Android apps from the Play Store. The screen of the S4 is beautiful and has a higher resolution, but whether the design you like is another matter. It is also a more fundamental choice, between platforms.
Rating: 4.5 € 399, – Mobile Phones LG Nexus 5 16GB Black
LG Nexus 5 16GB Black

The Nexus 5 is the flagship of Google and also has a 5 “screen, but linked to faster hardware than the Galaxy S4 and the latest version of Android. He is also cheaper than the Z30, making it an attractive alternative.
Rating: 4.5 € 363.95 Mobile Phones Nokia Lumia 925 Black
Nokia Lumia 925 Black

Whoever wants to seek out Android and iOS comes next BlackBerry to Windows Phone justified. The Lumia 925 is perhaps one of the most attractive rounders on Windows Phone. He has a 4.5 “screen, running at almost the same S4 ​​processor as the Z30, but less graphic. With aluminum edge and a plastic housing, and costs a lot less. Outline notifications on Windows Phone However, a lot less and Windows Phone can not run Android apps. Conclusion

Competition drives the market forward and a duopoly of Android and iOS is virtually no good in the long term, but it is not inconceivable that BlackBerry 10 so far does not sell well. BlackBerry 10 platform is an unknown to the general public and is unknown in this market unloved. Moreover BlackBerry with the Z30 same mistake as far too high to explain. With the Z10 and Q10 by the price The Z10 is now, more than six months after its release, almost halved in price and is suddenly be an attractive phone. The Z30 with lesser specs and unfamiliar platform expensive than a Galaxy S4 and then you have a very big BlackBerry fan to buy. Z30

“BlackBerry excels in a field in which it has always excelled: communication”

Does that make the Z30 a bad phone? Far from it. The hardware is adequate and the screen is beautiful. The design is fine, though he is on the heavy side. BlackBerry 10.2 is the best operating system if you have a smartphone primarily for chat, mail and Facebook, thanks to the lock screen notifications and the Hub. The poorly stocked BlackBerry World, mostly all new and niche apps fog, is a stumbling block for many people. If update 10.2.1 released, with the possibility, for example via Amazon App Store or download from the browser Android apps is that at least for advanced users no longer valid argument.

Canadians must recognize that attend any single platform, including BB10 not, will get Android and iOS to the appeal both consumers and developers. BlackBerry excels it out in a field in which it has always excelled: communication. If the market can bring with BlackBerry 10, much cheaper models say a successor to the hugely popular Curve 8520, there is undoubtedly a much larger audience for it now.

The new director of BlackBerry gets a tough going. In several areas, much remains to be done, but the Z30 shows in any case that BlackBerry is able to make, though it will attract little iPhone and Android users over the line. Capable, good smartphones For those looking for a smartphone to work and communicate, BlackBerry 10 However, considering more than worth it. Given the price, the Z10 now more attractive, but if you’re the biggest, fastest and best wishes, the Z30 is the only option.

Scorecard
Pros

Beautiful screen
BlackBerry 10 in many respects well
Expandable memory

Negatives

Too expensive
App-limited offer
Camera is disappointing

Viewing:-362

Tags:

In: Technology & Gadgets Asked By: [17584 Red Star Level]

Answer this Question

You must be Logged In to post an Answer.

Not a member yet? Sign Up Now »