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
Summary: This is the most affordable device so far with BlackBerry 10, although that's not saying a lot, as it's still very expensive for what you get. As a messaging device for the power user, it works well enough, but for the more casual user or general consumer, it doesn't really offer the bells and...
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.
Summary: It's a mixed bag when it comes to the BlackBerry Q5. It's cheaper than both the BlackBerry Q10 and Z10 and a lot of its hardware specs are better than we expected. However, build quality isn't inspiring and while BlackBerry 10 is smooth with good features, a shortage of apps remains a downfall.
Conclusion: BlackBerry's rebirth in 2013 hasn't got off to the strongest start. The Z10 feels like the poor cousin to the flagship devices of rival platforms. The Q10 is great as the Qwerty messenger, but again, the user experience just doesn't feel as exciting as you'll get elsewhere.
Pros: Most affordable route to BB10, keyboard action is nice, makes a great messenger device
Cons: Feels cheap, battery not great, performance is rather lacklustre
Summary: With decent performance levels and a mid-range price, the Q5 is reasonable handset. However, it's suited more to the consumer market and is unlikely to anything more than a secondary messaging device for most business users due to the small screen.