Z30 - £420
Why this smartphone is built for you
The BlackBerry Z30
The BlackBerry Z30 is a top-end smart phone that runs on BlackBerry OS 10. It replaced the Z10 to become BlackBerry's premier Touchscreen smartphone upon its release in 2013.
This phone has a 5 inch HD touchscreen that displays in 295PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.
The BlackBerry Z30 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 1.7GHz dual core processor and 2GB RAM. Based upon its processor speed and memory, this phone receives an unmudlr performance rating of 70 out of 100.
The BlackBerry Z30 has an estimated battery life of around 18 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 2880mAh (MilliAmp hours). The average battery capacity is 1950mAh.
1GB (Gigabyte) is equal to roughly 500 pictures or 250 songs. The BlackBerry Z30 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 BlackBerry Z30 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. The Z30 has NFC compatibility which enables you to make contactless payments and share files with your friends. The Z30 can connect to DLNA enabled devices (such as a laptop or Smart TV) allowing you to stream content both to and from your phone. It also comes with Miracast and it has a micro hdmi port which makes it easy to hook your phone up to your TV (requires a separate Micro HDMI to HDMI adapter).
The Z30 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 Z30 has excellent build quality and performs well in all areas. Its attractive design, large screen and excellent battery life make it a competitive option in the middle of the market as its price continues to fall.