Conclusion: The BlackBerry Z30 has plenty of things going in its favor. It's well-designed, isn't cumbersome to hold and, despite its size, looks really stylish. Moreover, BlackBerry 10 is well-suited to a bigger display and the 5-incher here is a good one.
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.
The BlackBerry Z30 Has A Lot of Promise – Yes, We Said it: Review
1 June 2014
Summary: We’re not sipping the koolaid, the BlackBerry Z30 is a very fine phone. Are we giving up our iPhones anytime soon? We’re not, but you could easily make a case for switching. BlackBerry was always the working persons phone, and they’ve done a fantastic job on optimizing around productivity,...
Pros: Beautiful, large, responsive, polished UI, and very efficient/productive to use. BlackBerry Hub is the best for managing messages and notifications. Screen is gorgeous. Lots of features, supports Android Apps, long-lasting battery, and great specs. HDMI output, unlocked, durable, real carbon fibe...
Cons: Still lacking some of the best apps. On the heavy side, (detailed above)
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.
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
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: Aaron reviews the BlackBerry Z30 , the newest smartphone from the OEM and the first BlackBerry to offer a large display. The Z30 is available at GSMNation.com and offers a 1.7 GHz dual-core CPU, 5-inch 720p Super AMOLED HD display, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, 2,880 mAh battery, and...