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BlackBerry Q5
8.4 out of 10

BlackBerry Q5

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Overall 8
7.8

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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 8
7.6

BlackBerry Q5 Review

mobilesyrup.com
14 August 2013
  • Excerpt: There are hero products, those that generate all the headlines for a company, and then there are saviour products, those that generate all the revenue. While it may be premature…
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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...
  • 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

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...
  • Pros: Fluid performance, Good physical keyboard, 4G LTE support
  • Cons: Mediocre camera quality, Small screen, Cheap and plasticky feel
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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.
  • 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.
  • 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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Overall 8
7.6

Expert Review

mobilephones.com
2 October 2013
  • Summary: The news has been inundated lately with negative comments BlackBerry’s decline . But does this mean it’s all doom and gloom for BlackBerry fans? The Q5, BlackBerry’s third device sporting the BB10 platform is a mid-range smartphone with a traditional physical QWERTY keyboard.
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Overall 8
8.0

BlackBerry Q5 review

v3.co.uk
1 October 2013
  • Summary: A decent mid-range BlackBerry 10 handset that retains the core enterprise appeal of its more expensive sibling, the Q10. However its BYOD appeal is hampered by issues with its display and camera.
  • Pros: Comfortable in hand, full Qwerty keyboard, good battery life, BlackBerry Balance, Protect, Hub and Messenger services are great for business use
  • Cons: Slow browsing speeds, disapointing camera, display is prone to picking up glare
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