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: 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.
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.
Summary: If you're a legacy user of BlackBerry and are itching to get a slice of BlackBerry 10 without committing a huge slice of money, then the Q5 won't disappoint. If you're just in the market for an affordable and functional smartphone though, there's plenty of other options that offer more for less.
Pros: Good build quality, LTE-enabled, impressive battery life
Summary: BlackBerry 10 gets slightly more affordable, but does that make any better?
Pros: 4G enabled, Fast web browsing, MicroSD slot, Decent BlackBerry Hub, Once again where BlackBerry 10 seems to excel is in the web surfing department, and while the BlackBerry Q5 may not be quite as fast as the BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10 , it still puts in a decent performance that it can be ...
Cons: Chunky plastic case, Non-removable battery, Average keyboard, Awkward screen size, Sadly we're not sold on the chunky, overly plastic design that feels like it's been pulled directly from a BlackBerry handset from a few years back - and the extra girth makes it a little tricky to type one-handed ...