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Criteria Comments Rating
  • Reception and call quality I have no complains on the quality. I don't talk much but when I do I've had no issues. good
  • Display Great display but wish it had some kind of dimming based on the light. Otherwise great display on this one! good
  • Battery life On moderate use you can get a full day in, but if you are a heavy user you'll need to charge mid day. so-so
  • Camera Great camera, love the time shift. Front camera is decent too. great!
  • Ease of use Times a little bit to get use to, but once you learn the gestures, it is very easy and simple to use. good
  • Design and form factor Simple but I like it. Yes it has a iPhone, but that isn't a bad thing, and I like the rubberized back of it. great!
  • Portability (size / weight) Good size, fits well in the pocket. Also feels good in the hand. great!
  • Media support Haven't had any issues playing anything so far, so no complains currently there. good
  • Durability Feels good, believe it will it could survive a fall or two. But I wouldn't make a habit of it. good
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.) This is what will make or break this phone. App support right now is weak to me. None of the top tier apps are available yet. poor
Detailed review
The Blackberry Z10 is a great phone. It looks good, feels good, and the OS is definitely great. The camera is very good and the overall feel of this phone is one I'm proud to use. However it needs serious app support if it is going to survive. Without the apps it will be hard to use this as a daily driver.