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BlackBerry Q5

59
Engadget
Score
It might work in a pinch, but you wouldn't want to use it regularly.
59

It might work in a pinch, but you wouldn't want to use it regularly.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

BlackBerry has resurrected the Curve range with a decent mid-range device. It’s just a shame the designers scrimped on the keyboard.

Pros
  • Long battery life
  • Excellent backlight
Cons
  • Uncomfortable keyboard
  • Small, 3.1-inch display
  • Slow performance
  • Expensive for what it is
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Scores

Engadget

59
 

User Reviews

70
sasha1010
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
80
Nilay Patel
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
60
Balasubramaniam Adityan
No trackpad. No hardware keys for menu, and to take or disconnect calls. These...read more
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66
Average Critic Score

Reception and call quality

76
 

Display

70
 

Battery life

74
 

Camera

57
 

Ease of use

76
 

Design and form factor

59
 

Portability (size / weight)

67
 

Media support

70
 

Durability

75
 

Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)

63
 

How It Stacks Up

88

Engadget

88
 

Critic

81
 

User

93
 
80

Engadget

80
 

Critic

80
 

User

Not yet scored
 
84

Engadget

84
 

Critic

81
 

User

79
 
87

Engadget

87
 

Critic

83
 

User

90
 
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84
 

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Engadget

87
 

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83
 

User

90
 
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