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Q5 - £180


All features

Date Announced15/05/2013
Operating SystemBlackBerry OS
Storage Capacity8 GB
Touch ScreenTouch Screen
Camera5 MP
Front Facing Camera2 MP
Screen Size3.1"
External StorageExternal Storage
Performance Rating57
Battery Life13 Hours
Processor TypeDual Core
Ram2 GB

Available Colours

Why this smartphone is built for you


The BlackBerry Q5

The BlackBerry Q5 is a mid-range smart phone that runs on BlackBerry OS 10. It has a classic BlackBerry look with its QWERTY keyboard positioned below its Touchscreen. The Q5 is centered on social and instant messaging.


This phone has a 3.1 inch HD touchscreen that displays in 329PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.


The Q5 has a 5MP camera, can record video in up to 1080p and it has a 2MP front facing camera for taking selfies and making video calls.


Performance is provided by a 1.2GHz dual core processor and 2GB RAM. Based upon its processor speed and memory, this phone receives an unmudlr performance rating of 57 out of 100.

Battery Life

The Q5 has an estimated battery life of around 13 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 2180mAh (MilliAmp hours). The average battery capacity is 1950mAh.


1GB (Gigabyte) is equal to roughly 500 pictures or 250 songs. The Q5 comes with 8GB internal storage and an expandable memory card slot which makes it possible for you to add a further 64GB external storage.


The Q5 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 Q5 has DLNA and Miracast so can wirelessly connect to/share video with many modern smart TV's and projectors. It also has NFC compatibility which enables you to make contactless payments and share files with your friends.


The BlackBerry Q5 has an FM radio and an MP3 player. It is able to integrate with social media via designated Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn Apps and it comes with BlackBerry's BBM instant messaging service installed as standard. It also has the BlackBerry Hub installed, a feature that brings together all of your social media updates, messages and emails in the same place. The Q5 comes preloaded with BlackBerry Maps and Documents To Go. Other apps such as YouTube, WhatsApp and Spotify are available to download from BlackBerry World along with all of the latest music, films, TV shows and games.


The BlackBerry Q5 comes with all of the key smartphone features for a device in the mid-range of the market. The focus that it places upon instant and social messaging mean that it is likely to find favour with teenagers and students.