Blackberry Q10

Blackberry Q10 – 16GB

Positive Reviews
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  • Compact design
  • Pixel dense touchscreen
  • Fluid physical QWERTY keyboard
  • Decent camera


  • Small display
  • Competition from cheaper Android alternatives

Bottom Line

The Blackberry Q10 offers a great physical QWERTY keyboard and BlackBerry's legendary encryption. But the lack of apps for BlackBerry 10 OS will mean some users will rather look at cheap Android devices.

The Blackberry Q10 is a popular 2013 smartphone that received positive reviews for its comfortable, compact design, pixel dense touchscreen, fluid physical QWERTY keyboard, strong camera and a long battery life. On the downside it has a small display, it faces tough competition from cheaper Android alternatives and Blackberry World has a very limited selection of apps compared to Android or iOS. The Q10 will appeal to users who prefer a physical keyboard for messaging rather than the touch screen keyboard found on modern smartphones.

  • Weight: 0.31 lbs
  • Processor: Snapdragon S4 1.5GHz
  • Display Size: 3.1 inch
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Operating System: BlackBerry 10
  • Battery Life: 13 hours

Score Summary

Critic Reviews

  • 75
    Cnet April 23, 2013

    The BlackBerry Q10 is a great phone for QWERTY diehards and e-mail addicts, but anyone who doesn't need a physical keyboard should skip it.

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  • 77
    Engadget April 23, 2013

    The BlackBerry Q10 delivers the great QWERTY feel that fans have been waiting for, but those looking to consume content will want to stick to the larger panel on the Z10.

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  • 70
    DigitalTrends July 23, 2013

    Even though it doesn’t have a giant display, the BlackBerry Q10 may prove more interesting to mainstream users than the Z10. After all, there are a million touchscreen smartphones in the world. There aren’t many phones with good physical keyboards (and the competition mainly consists of other BlackBerry devices).

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  • 70
    TechRadar April 29, 2013

    Without doubt the BlackBerry Q10 is the best QWERTY keyboard smartphone on the market. It's also arguably one of the most expensive keyboards on the planet, with little in the way of stand out features to justify its cost. You'll get more for your money elsewhere.

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  • 70
    TrustedReviews June 7, 2013

    The BlackBerry Q10 will not challenge the Samsung Galaxy S4 or HTC One, but this is not really what it has been designed to do. For business users, the Q10 will be a welcome and giant step up from an aging BlackBerry Bold 9900.

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Operating System Blackberry BlackBerry 10
Weight 0.31 lbs
Battery Life 13 hours
Connectivity 4G LTE | Wi-Fi | Bluetooth 4.0 | microUSB 2.0 | FM | NFC | 3.5mm audio jack
Internal Storage 16GB
Removable Memory microSD (Max 32GB)
Display Size 3.1 inch
Display Resolution 720 x 720
Display Type IPS
Display Technology Super AMOLED
Front Camera 8 MP
Rear Camera 2 MP
Graphics Qualcomm Adreno 225
Additional Features microSD card reader | Accelerometer | A-GPS | Compass | Gyro | Ambient light sensor | Proximity sensor | QWERTY keyboard
Dimension (LxWxH) 4.7 x 2.6 x 0.4
Warranty 1 year

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