Blackberry Q5 is another device which runs the latest version of BB10.1 OS, it was launched by Blackberry recently in india, as per the company this phone is targeted towards youth of india as it come in various vibrant colors and its more affordable than Z10 and Q10 which are the top end devices, read on further we tell you whether this new offering is value for money.
Blackberry Q5 Quick Specs
Display Size: 3.1 inch IPS LCD display with 720 x 720 pixels with ~328 ppi pixel density.
Processor: Dual-core 1.2 GHz
RAM: 2 Gb
Software Version: BlackBerry 10 OS, upgradable to v10.1
Camera: 5 MP with autofocus, LED flash.
Secondary Camera: 2 MP front-facing camera FF [Fixed Focus] but capable of recording 720p video.
Internal Storage: 8 GB
External Storage: Expandable up to 64GB
Battery: 2180 mAh battery Lithium Ion
Connectivity: 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, aGPS, 3.5mm audio jack.
Handset with non removable battery, headphones, user manual, warranty card.
Build Quality, Design and Form Factor
The build quality of the blackberry q5 is good enough for the price at which it comes but again its not too good as on the back it has matt finish back cover on all the color variants but still I could notice some fingerprint on the back. The design of the phone is not something unique but one the lines of the blackberry phones and the form factor is quite good as it can be easily carried in one hand due to its right width and the weight of the phone is around 120 grams which is again fairly light.
Display, Memory and Battery Backup
The display of the phone is 720 x 720 pixels, 3.1 inches with ~328 ppi pixel density which makes it really sharp and crisp in clarity and the viewing angles are good enough if not too wide for this phone. The in built memory is around 8 Gb out of which you get around 5 Gb approx free for the apps and other things you would like to store on the phone in the form of picture, videos etc. The battery back is something which are exceptional on this phone as it gave us more than 1 day of battery back most of time during our review cycle.
The rear camera is 5 MP shooter which performs better in day light and it can record HD videos at 720p and 1080p at 30 frames per second and the secondary front camera is 2 MP capable of doing a HD video chat with 720p video recording support, below are some camera samples.
The software is the latest version of blackberry 10 OS which is much stable and easy to use with one touch access to most of the important options, settings etc.
Sound, Video and Navigation
The sound which comes from the loud speaker is good and loud enough, but because of the placement of the loud speaker is at the bottom it does not get blocked but most of the time due to the vertical cut out the sound does not get blocked with fingers but it gets amplified. The device can play HD videos at 720p without any audio or video lag but not all 1080p videos are playable in the default video player on this device, you will need to install third party video players and enable hardware decoding to play 1080p videos on this device. The device can be used for Navigation as well with the help of assisted GPS but in built maps are not worth using it.
Blackberry Q5 Photo Gallery
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Conclusion and Price
Blackberry Q5 is nice phone which comes at a price of around Rs. 25,000 INR which is not affordable for all the youth in our country but it could be a great value for money for blackberry lover, as you can get a decent performer in terms of the blackberry phones with latest version of blackberry 10.1.