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Criteria Comments Rating
  • Reception and call quality New Paratek Antenna - never drop calls and make calls from impossible places. great!
  • Display 5 inch Super Amoled... Super clear, bright and a pleasure to read anything on this large format. great!
  • Battery life 2 days + on a charge... amazing... great!
  • Camera May be ones "slightly better than this out there" - this one has never disappointed... good
  • Ease of use Once you learn a few "swipe gestures" - any phone with a home button is "so 2007"... great!
  • Design and form factor Solid design, most ports hidden... clean and "sturdy feeling"... great!
  • Portability (size / weight) Sturdy and substantial phone - terrific build quality great!
  • Media support No comments great!
  • Durability Best "build quality" out there... great!
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.) Not a single app that I want that I cannot get... with 10.2.1 coming - this will be even easier... great!
Detailed review
- iTunes and Outlook "Sync Friendly" .... rare combination these days...
- 2 Days + on a battery charge.... Equals 4-5X the battery life of iPhone 5S and most Android Phones
- 6 external speaker "Natural Sound" is Superior to HTC "Beats Technology" for Music, Hands Free Calls, Gaming, Video Calls
- BlackBerry Messenger Video Chat is Superior to Skype in "ease of use" and "quality of audio and video"....
- Browsing experience is "as good as" if not "better than" anything else on the market...
- New "Paratek Antenna Technology" will enable you to make/receive/retain calls in places you could only "wish for" before
- Top Android apps are "loadable" and will be "even easier" when 10.2.1 comes out in the next couple of months...

I had a Samsung Galaxy 3 for about a year, then a BlackBerry Z10 and wanted a "new phone"... I found the "following":

- iPhone 5S just had too small of a screen and I have a family member with iOS 7 on an iPod and I don't care for the software...........

- Samsung Galaxy S4 (too much like the Galaxy S3 that I had and based on a 74% "recommend to a friend" rating on Verizon - did not make any sense to do that, again).......

- Nokia Phones - no interest in the plastic, the colors or the software.....

- LG G2 - nice screen, played the external speaker and could not believe how "tinny" it sounded - I thought that was a good indication of a lackluster "build quality"...

Bought the Z30 for the reasons mentioned above.... Have had it for a month and it is not only the "Best BlackBerry Ever", I believe that it is the "Best New Smartphone on the Market"...

Don't believe me... go look at the Verizon website where the Z30 has a "better rating" than the iPhone 5S and a "much better rating" than the Samsung Galaxy S3 and S4.... go to CNET... Amazon and you "keep seeing the same results" from OWNERS of the Z30 .. not the "biased reviewers".

People who had older BlackBerrys are really doing themselves a disservice by not taking a look at BlackBerry, again. The Z10, Q10 and Z30 are some of the finest and best rated phones on the market.... there is not a single line of code in BB10 software that is the same as what you had in your "old BlackBerry"... Totally New Experience that many are Enjoying...

Berry Christmas...