Those with small thumbs may have less of a problem, and if you train yourself to actually start your swipe on the keyboard and drag up from there, you'll have more success, but we can't help but wish BlackBerry had shifted the entire display assembly up a quarter-inch or so. Peek into your BlackBerry Hub message center without leaving your current application, and you can multitask seamlessly too. It's really the size and the shape that are its only detractions. The Q10 chassis is built using steel and feels incredibly tough. The only visual highlights on the front are another four unpainted stainless bands that separate the rows of keys. Again, our testing found text entry to be faster on the Z10 than the Q10 in most situations, but speed doesn't always equate to satisfaction. The keyboard is comfortable, well designed, and the largest on a BlackBerry yet.
It is, then, very nearly the same as you've experienced on earlier BlackBerries, and that is, of course, a very good thing. Indeed, overall improvements are slight and the Q10 works and feels very much like its predecessor. Despite its understated design, Q10 exudes class. Key travel is deep as well, and key presses give a satisfying click. Using the phone as a phone also delivers great audio quality which only helps our overall impression.
BlackBerry also claims the Q10's thin battery cover is made from reinforced glass that's designed to flex, not crack. All things being equal, we'd prefer a physical keyboard to peck at than a piece of glass to smudge, but here we'd choose the Z10 just for that larger display. The Blackberry Q10 mobile features a 3. Unlike the Bold, which has a grey metal ring around it, Q10 has an understated design. Does it have the best design, screen, interface, camera, multimedia capabilities, connections or performance? Camera, though not in of shooters inside and Galaxy S4, takes very good pictures under decent lighting conditions. Click here for the latest.
As a phone, Q10 excels. I can say that while this band helps the edges feel sturdy, they do give a little when pushed. BlackBerry Q10 review: Operating System Everyone knows the touch based operating system, BlackBerry 10, works on the BlackBerry Z10, an all touch phone. Still, in a gadget equipped with a full four rows of physical keys I can forgive this. Another set of technologies improve the browsing experience and personalize it. The biggest distinguishing feature is the keyboard layout, which does away with the ergonomic, curved shape in favor of straight rows. Throw in a reassuring click feedback and you have keyboard gold.
Finally, boot-up times are still as painfully slow as on the Z10. The camera is reasonably quick to re-focus while filming, but we did notice a bit of focus-hunting when shooting at more distant targets. For your more casual mobile gaming pursuits, the Q10 will do just fine. The thing is set so far down close to the keyboard that it's actually somewhat difficult to execute the key gesture in BlackBerry 10: swiping up from the bottom bezel. If you like the simple phone that handles Texts, Emails, and Calling then this is the phone for you however if you are like most and demand Apps then I would not recommend this phone. Video can be digitally stabilized here, but as you can see in the sample footage above, enabling it actually introduces some rather distracting jiggling to the mix. Currently, it is also the only phone with a physical keyboard that looks and feels premium.
The Q10 is cut in the same classic flat shape with softly rounded edges that graced other BlackBerrys. In this mode, the camera will take two shots at different exposures and average the two together. It has nearly 1 lakh apps but quality apps, which can enhance the smartphone experience, are difficult to find. The Q10 sits well in the hand. That said, the Q10 shares plenty of design language with the keyboard-free Z10. Otherwise, the layout is almost exactly the same, with the only slight difference being the addition of an alternate function on the 0 key: a little microphone.
BlackBerry Q10 review: Performance and battery The 1. BlackBerry Q10 review: Camera and multimedia There are three shooting modes: photo, video and group shot. There also doesnt appear to be a notes function which is another killer. There appears to be plenty of room between the top of the display and the earpiece, taken up only by a bit of branding at this point. After all, nothing else does what the BlackBerry Q10 does.
Indeed, this phone passes the twist test with flying colors, not flexing or creaking when some torque is applied. Q10 is powered by a dual-core processor running at 1. I personally appreciate the Hub and wish Android phones had a similar capability. Its camera is average, not exceptional. We're not entirely sure that's actually better than the shake it aims to replace. In fact, in nearly every situation we tried, we were quicker entering text on the virtual keys of the Z10 than the physical ones of the Q10.