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8.3 out of 10

BlackBerry Q5

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Overall 8
7.6
Design 8
7.5
Performance 8
7.9
Display 8
8.1
Build quality 7
7.1
Software 8
8.2

BlackBerry Q5 Review

mobilesyrup.com
9 May 2014
  • 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 ...
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Overall 8
7.9

BlackBerry Q5 Review

Review guidelines
22 September 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 7
7.0

Blackberry Q5 Review – The Modern Day Curve

Good E-Book Readers
23 August 2013
  • Conclusion: When we first got this phone last week, I thought I would hate it. The Blackberry Q10 was a fine phone, but not worth the $900 it was available in Canada to buy off-contract. The Q5 is only a few hundred, and will reel in prior Blackberry users that may have shifted to another phone, because of the high costs. If you love physical keyboards, text like crazy, or answer a ton of emails, this may be the phone for you.
  • Pros: Priced Right, Keyboard is a pleasure to type on, Solid hardware
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Overall 8
7.7
Performance 5
5.1
Battery performance 10
10
Display 8
8.4
Weight 10
10
Noise 10
10
Gaming performance 4
3.7
Connectivity 4
4.3
Keyboard 7
7.3
Temperature 9
9.0

Review BlackBerry Q5 Smartphone

Notebookcheck
22 August 2013
  • Summary: Austerity measures? Following the exceptional BlackBerry Q10, the Canadian manufacturer releases an even less expensive version on the market dubbed BlackBerry Q5. For an RRP of 399 Euros (~$534), the smartphone with a QWERTY keyboard inherits a lot of traits from its Q10 sister model, such as a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus SoC with 1.2 GHz, 8 GB of flash memory and 2 GB of RAM.
  • Pros: Great backlit QWERTY keyboard, Controls, Decent build quality, Very bright, high-contrast IPS screen, Battery runtimes, Good OS, Well-conceived one-hand usage, Business extras, The very bright, high-contrast IPS screen and the great QWERTY keyboard.
  • Cons: Material impression, Non-removable battery, Below-average cameras, Small screen in 1:1 format, Store not yet on par with Android or iOS, A higher quality casing and a removable battery.
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Overall 7
7.0

BlackBerry Q5 Review: In Depth

Recombu
31 July 2013
  • Conclusion: It’s a mixed report card from the BlackBerry Q5 with an under-developed design, awkward display and unbalanced camera, but at the same time the BB10 experience is undeniably good and there are some great elements that help it stand out against its rivals, not to mention that sweet, sweet near-two-day battery life.
  • Pros: Excellent UI, Fantastic battery life, Comfortable hardware keyboard
  • Cons: Under-developed design, Awkward screen aspect ratio, Non-removable battery
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Overall 7
7.0

Blackberry Q5

thinkdigit.com
17 July 2013
  • Summary: The Q5 is a tad more expensive than what the sweet spot would have been - somewhere around the Rs. 20,000 mark. It's a must buy for those who desperately want a BlackBerry 10 device, but for whom the Q10 is out of budget. Otherwise, for the same amount of money, a few Android phones and the Apple iPhone 4 (if you don't mind the old phone) will offer better application variety and usage experience.
  • Pros: Good screen - easy to read and vivid, Keyboard response better than the Q10's, Swipe gestures are easy to get the hang of, Built well, with minimalistic design
  • Cons: Price on the higher side, App ecosystem still needs work
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

Phone Arena
16 July 2013
  • Conclusion: While the BlackBerry Q5 isn't necessarily a bad phone, we can't imagine seeing it fly off the shelves. That's because it targets a very specific demographic, namely people who aren't yet ready to give up on the hardware keyboard, and/or folks who haven't yet made the switch from BBM to an alternative mobile messaging app. And the number of people belonging to either or both of these groups are slowly decreasing.
  • Pros: Fluid performance, Good physical keyboard, 4G LTE support
  • Cons: Mediocre camera quality, Small screen, Cheap and plasticky feel
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Overall 8
7.5

Expert Review

t-break
23 June 2013
  • Conclusion: Overall the BlackBerry Q5 is a nice little phone that fits well as a mid-end BlackBerry. Its interesting to see that BlackBerry chose a QWERTY model for the introduction of the mid-end series. It probably tells you that most Curve owners prefer the hardware keyboard but I won’t be surprised to see a Z5 being announced soon. Priced at AED 1,499, I think the Q5 is slightly on the expensive side.
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Overall 7
7.0

BlackBerry Q5 review

wired.co.uk
6 November 2014
  • Conclusion: The BlackBerry Q5 is a pretty decent handset overall. The screen is sharp and sensitive, even if it's an unusual shape. The keyboard is excellent for messaging and the BlackBerry 10 OS is fast, slick and easy to get the hang of. It's a shame that developers are holding back on the app store since that's the only thing that really lets the Q5 down.
  • Pros: Very sharp screen, excellent QWERTY keyboard, solid build quality, good battery life
  • Cons: App store still looking lean, not cheap
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

hubofgadgets.com
3 February 2014
  • Summary: Introduction Blackberry Q5 is the most important phone to be launched by the company in 2013. You would have seen Z10 and Q10 models which were specially designed for gadgets lovers. The Q10 model was price a lot and was not affordable for common man. So here it is all new Blackberry Q5 which promises to deliver similar performance without spending extra money from your pocket. At the first glance, you will notice that the Blackberry Q5 has all important features.
  • Pros: Fast Web Browsing , 4 G Enabled , Mirco SD slot , Decent Blackberry Hub
  • Cons: Non-removable battery , Chunky Plastic case , Average Keyboard , Poor screen Size
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