Z10 - £170
Why this smartphone is built for you
The BlackBerry Z10
The BlackBerry Z10 is a mid-range smart phone that runs BlackBerry OS 10. The inclusion of the BlackBerry Hub application makes it well suited to instant and social messaging.
This phone has a 4.2 inch HD touchscreen that displays in 356PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.
The Z10 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 1.5GHz 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 Z10 has an estimated battery life of around 10 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 1800mAh (MilliAmp hours). The average battery capacity is 1950mAh. This phone has a removable battery.
1GB (Gigabyte) is equal to roughly 500 pictures or 250 songs. The Z10 comes with 16GB internal storage and an expandable memory card slot which makes it possible for you to add a further 64GB external storage.
The Z10 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. The Z10 also has a Mini HDMI out port, making it easy to hook your phone up to your TV or projector.
The Z10 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 Z10 offers an extensive array of features and is an attractive alternative to the Android and Windows phones that make up the majority of the market at this price-range. The inclusion of BBM and strong focus upon messaging means that this phone is likely to appeal to teenagers and students.