Summary: Todo indica que este nuevo terminal llegará al mercado de los móviles a un precio promedio de doscientos euros, e incluso, muchos de los usuarios de BlackBerry , indican al BlackBerry Q5 como un hábil heredero de la reputación del BlackBerry Curve . El formato, diseño, pantalla táctil, cámara fotográfica, funcionamiento e interfase amigable, son las principales armas con las que BlackBerry Q5 llegará al mercado.
Summary: The BlackBerry Q5 is a reasonably well constructed smartphone with a productive keyboard and a sharp screen. That’s the issue though: it’s only reasonably well made when you should expect excellence, and the problems with BlackBerry 10 remain, especially the dire lack of apps. That said, there are few options with a physical keyboard left these days, and BlackBerry’s fancier Q10 is eye-wateringly, wallet-empytingly expensive.
Summary: The Q5 does more things right than wrong, and is recommended to anyone needing a hardware QWERTY device who doesn’t want to spend more than the bare minimum.
Pros: The BlackBerry Q5, above all, does not feel cheap. The company could have gone the route of the older Curve series and dumbed down the phone, but instead it exists comfortably in the mid-range, and that’s where it will likely do well. The ring around the device is glossy and slippery, and is likely the worst feature of an otherwise well-designed smartphone. The chiclet keyboard doesn’t match up to the Q10 — it’s louder and not as comfortable for long typing sessions —...
Cons: The Q5 lacks in a few key areas that many smartphone users on Android or iOS currently take for granted. The rear camera, which is rated at 5MP, is not very sharp, and produces disappointing photos. The camera interface on BB10, which aspires to be as simple as possible, lacks the fine-tuning necessary to ensure a small sensor like this can take decent photos in all lighting conditions. There are no options to adjust exposure, ISO, shutter speed or white balance, and ...
Excerpt: If there’s one thing Gearburn editor Steven “not biased to BlackBerry” Norris hates, it’s the Q5. In his fairly damning review , Norris outlines mostly negatives aspects of what is an overpriced and essentially broken device. His video review isn’t much better. What BlackBerry has done is almost insulting: it’s taken a flimsy plastic shell and squeezed a crisp display into it.
Conclusion: Personally, I’m sick and tired of BlackBerrys. It’s time that the world moves on. There’s Android and iOS. Pick one of those devices and try to propel your digital life forwards in a meaningful way. I can count off the top of my head at least ten Android and iOS devices in the same price range (US$420/R5 000) that are better than the Q5.
Summary: If you are a Blackberry fan and want to catch up with the latest BB10 operating system and do not want to spend a lot of money on the top end Q10, Z10 then the Q5 is a great option for you. It has all the standard Blackberry features you may want like BBM and security.
Pros: Very good display with a full QWERTY buttons keypad, BBM and the top end BB security.
Cons: The number of Apps is very limited compared to Apple and Android. Only 8 Gigs memory
Conclusion: At the end of my time with the Q5 I wasn’t sad to see it go like I was with the Q10 which is such a shame as I had hoped the Q5 could be a phone I could live with day to day as its cheaper to buy but it still possesses the power and quality of the Q10 in a cheaper body, but it really did disappoint in key areas such as the keyboard performance and for that matter alone I wouldn’t buy one of these devices.
Summary: While a not disappointing overall, the BlackBerry Q5 is a smartphone that is perplexing. To design and hardware sector appears to be too expensive, and therefore, not very competitive compared to other phones of the same price, higher performance and more capable. The real leverage to the purchase is easy and intuitive control via touch screen and QWERTY keyboard, while the functionality and the immediacy of the BlackBerry Hub will be appreciated not only by historical...
Pros: 4G/LTE and NFC support, MicroSD slot, Features of the BlackBerry Hub, Intuitive control via gesture touch and QWERTY keyboard.
Cons: Design for improved materials and finishes, Non-replaceable battery, Unusual form factor of the screen, Above the average price, Rear camera disappointing.
Summary: The BlackBerry Q5 packs a good display, decent camera, very good battery life, and above average performance. If you’re a BB7 user who is planning to upgrade to a QWERTY BB10 device but find the Q10 to be very expensive, the Q5 (at the time of writing) is your next and only option.
Summary: The first piece of good news is that the Q5 is substantially cheaper than the Q10 . BlackBerry has had to cut down on some key specifications and the materials used to build it, but overall you’re left with a very good experience that comes close to its more expensive brethren. However, Rs 24,990 is still quite expensive for the Q5 as we would peg the value of the handset at not more than Rs 20,000.