Q10 - £435
Why this smartphone is built for you
The BlackBerry Q10
The BlackBerry Q10 is a top-end smartphone that runs BlackBerry OS10. It is the natural successor to the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9790 and shares many of the same specs as the BlackBerry Z10. At the time of its release it was considered by many to be the best QWERTY keyboard smartphone available.
This phone has a 3.1 inch touchscreen that displays in 330PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.
The Q10 has an 8MP camera, can record video in up to 1080p and has a 2MP front facing camera for taking selfies and making video calls.
Performance is provided by a 1.5 GHz dual core processor and 2GB RAM. Based upon its processor speed and memory, this phone receives an unmudlr performance rating of 60 out of 100.
The Q10 has an estimated battery life of around 13 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 2100mAh (MilliAmp hours). The average battery capacity is 1950mAh. The battery on the Q10 is removable.
1GB (Gigabyte) is equal to roughly 500 pictures or 250 songs. The Q10 comes with 16GB internal storage and an expandable memory card slot which makes it possible for you to add a further 32GB external storage.
The Q10 comes 4G ready so can take advantage of high speed mobile Internet in locations where it is available. It has Bluetooth which enables it to communicate with other Bluetooth devices (such as a Bluetooth handsfree kit). It has Wi-Fi which means that it can connect to your home network or public Wi-Fi hotspots such as those available in many coffee shops, cafes or hotels. It has NFC compatibility which enables you to make contactless payments and share files with your friends. It is also able to connect to Miracast enabled devices to share video and audio wirelessly and it has a Micro HDMI out port which makes it easy to hook up to your HD TV or projector.
The BlackBerry Q10 has an FM radio and an MP3 player. It is able to integrate with social media via designated Facebook and Twitter apps and comes preloaded with BBM, BlackBerry Maps and Documents To Go. Other apps, such as YouTube, WhatsApp, Spotify and LinkedIn are available to download from BlackBerry World along with all of the latest music, films, TV shows and games.
The BlackBerry Q10 is a premium smartphone with a good array of features. It remains largely unparalleled if you are looking for a top end device with a physical QWERTY keyboard.