Summary: The BlackBerry Q10 is a great phone — the best BlackBerry ever, in fact — a fantastic communication tool and a decent smartphone. The issue is that I said the same thing about the Bold 9900 in 2011 and the Bold 9000 three years earlier. The trouble with recreating its former success is the tacit acknowledgement that BlackBerry will never quite be the same company.
Pros: - Amazing, impossibly good hardware keyboard - Gorgeous, high-definition Super AMOLED screen - Substantive software improvements over initial BlackBerry 10 release - Impressive camera quality in good lighting conditions - Excellent macro photo quality - Premium build materials - Good battery life - Excellent call quality - The best BlackBerry experience to date
Cons: - App ecosystem is still largely barren - Software is occasionally buggy - BlackBerry Hub is not as intuitive as it could be - Third-party integration with the Hub still lacking - Low-light camera performance subpar - Very expensive
Excerpt: If you're dead set on a physical keyboard for your phone, the Blackberry Q10 is the phone to get.
Pros: Top rated battery life, Good speaker quality, Very portable
Cons: Small display, Subpar camera quality, Subpar performance – has a somewhat dated processor and takes over a minute to turn on, Physical keyboard – consumers have become accustomed to onscreen typing, Small screen difficult to read on, Unintuitive to navigate, Blackberry app store is limited compared to Apple and Google Play stores
Summary: After a few days of testing, we must say that the BlackBerry Q10 has really satisfied. The practicality of the new BB10 operating system combined with the improved ergonomics of the physical keyboard will not disappoint users looking for a terminal with this form factor. Perhaps the price is a bit ‘high, though the smartphone is available at lower prices from several vendors.
Conclusion: Even though it doesn’t have a giant display, the BlackBerry Q10 may prove more interesting to mainstream users than the Z10. After all, there are a million touchscreen smartphones in the world. There aren’t many phones with good physical keyboards (and the competition mainly consists of other BlackBerry devices).
Pros: Comfortable, compact design, Great keyboard (if you don't have fingernails), Made for messaging, Speedy performance, Long battery life
Cons: Display not bright enough, Interface doesn't work well on smaller screen, BlackBerry World still has mediocre selection of apps
Conclusion: The BlackBerry Q10 is the best QWERTY phone we’ve ever used and one of our favourite handsets out now. Does it have the best design, screen, interface, camera, multimedia capabilities, connections or performance? No. So why do we like it so much? It differentiates. While its sibling, the all-touch Z10 can’t stand out in a sea of touchscreens phones, the Q10 and its keyboard can, coupling good, across the board performance and an innovative UI with a familiar form-factor...
Pros: Fantastic keyboard, Smooth performance, Great connectivity options
Cons: Poor aspect ratio for video, Expensive off contract, Mediocre camera
Conclusion: There aren’t many surprises lurking beneath the surface of the BlackBerry Q10 – it looks like a texting machine built for hardcore message-senders with some modernized software, and that’s exactly what it is. And while we called out many of its shortcomings above, the device still packs an ineffable quality that draws our affection. Maybe it’s nostalgia for the golden years of the company formerly known as RIM. Maybe it’s the great keyboard.
Pros: Best-in-class physical keyboard, Outstanding battery life, Solid video performance, Good call quality with loud speakerphone, BlackBerry Hub concept is brilliant
Cons: The BlackBerry Q10 is already available for purchase on several global carriers, with U.S. availability confined to Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile USA as this review goes to press. AT&T will join those carriers on June 21st, while Sprint is said to start offering the device in the “late summer.” The full retail price appears to hover between $579 and $599, with on-contract pricing ranging from $99 to $199 depending on carrier.
Summary: Back to its roots. BlackBerry has successfully launched the vanguard of its new OS Blackberry 10 with the Z10 model. Now the Canadian manufacturer introduces the Q10 - a purebred business smartphone. The hardware is largely identical, but the Q10 wants to impress with a physical QWERTY keyboard and a 3.1-inch touchscreen. So, is this new blackberry mix tasty?
Pros: Brilliant QWERTY keyboard with backlight, The controls, Lots of connectivity options, Workmanship and tactile feel, Brilliant AMOLED display, Battery Life, Good OS, Well thought-out one-hand operation, High performance, Business extras, In addition to the great operating system is the brilliant keyboard in combination with the good touchscreen. This is what mobile working should look like.
Cons: The brightness of the display could have been better, The quality of the cameras is only average, The store must be filled more, Slightly brighter display, preferably similar to the luminous one in the BlackBerry Z10.