Excerpt: With the introduction of the Z10 and Q10 in addition to the BlackBerry 10 operating system, the phone manufacturer is trying hard to change its fortunes. With a five inch screen, the Z30 is BlackBerry’s stab at a phablet.
BlackBerry Z30 Review – Smartphone Without Competition
9 June 2014
Summary: When we quoted the BlackBerry Z30 as being a smartphone without competition, that is because we believe it. There are simply so many features that make this smartphone stand above the rest that we couldn’t fit them into one article.
Summary: From 10 to 30 within a year. After the Z10's launch, the Canadian manufacturer takes a shot with its new Z30 model. BlackBerry uses hardware and software from the same source - thus meeting the demands on both is all the more difficult a task.
Pros: Battery runtime, Performance, Contrast and black level, Build quality, The screen has very good qualities and can also be read well outdoors. Furthermore, the battery life is incredibly good.
Cons: App availability in the "Blackberry World", Screen resolution, Weight, The hardware is impressive, but the software affects the overall impression. The limited availability of apps is frustrating.
Conclusion: BlackBerry’s Z30 is an excellent feature phone for anyone stuck in the past. Two years, even a year ago, and the Z30 would have been a contender. But it’s 2014 now (the Z30 launched September 2013), and overpriced, buggy phones like this are unacceptable.
Conclusion: Leave the continuing struggles of its parent company out of the picture, and the BlackBerry Z30 is a pretty good alternative to the iPhone or your many Android phones, particularly if you’re looking for a device that’s focused more on messaging and long battery life than apps or excellent imaging...
Excerpt: Is the BlackBerry Z30 a big BlackBerry Z10? Yes and no. The 5 inch Z30 has a larger display, sure. It was the first device to ship with BlackBerry OS 10.2, but that playing field is now even and my Z10 runs that OS as well.
Summary: As said earlier, the impression is that the BlackBerry Z30 arrived too late on the market than when it was conceived on the tables of the designers. This is demonstrated by the fact that what the company considers its top of the range has specific that would have been the height of a similar level a...
Pros: Construction of value, Excellent performance, Improved OS, Excellent autonomy.
Cons: Fluctuating room, The BlackBerry World endemically poor content, Comes too late on the market.
Summary: For all of its technical merit, I still worry about the BlackBerry Z30 selling. There doesn’t seem to have been as much of a marketing push for the Z30 as even the Q5 enjoyed, carrier support seems to have waned ( Rogers wasn’t initially going to be getting it , and we haven’t heard from Sprint or...
Pros: Extremely impressive sound, Excellent battery life, Tons of OS improvements
Cons: Unwieldy at times, Physical keyboard still provides ideal typing experience
Summary: Many BlackBerry enthusiasts in the world love the company's messaging-centric mentality, and have been waiting for a touchscreen phone with decent specs and a big display. If you count yourself among them, you're in luck: The Z30 looks and feels beautiful.
Pros: With solid battery life and a bright Super AMOLED display, this is the first BlackBerry device that feels like a modern smartphone.
Cons: The Z30 wears its weight well, but it's still very heavy for a 5-inch phone. Its 720p screen is nowhere near as sharp as the 1080p displays on competing devices.