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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.

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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
nilay036
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
60
Adityan
No trackpad. No hardware keys for menu, and to take or disconnect calls. These...read more
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Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
BlackBerry
Screen size
3.122
Camera
Yes
Talk time
3G
Model

General

Type
Smartphone (BlackBerry)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen, Qwerty keyboard (Capacitive [finger]) (4 rows)

Power

Talk time
3G
Battery type
Li-ion (2180 mAh capacity)

Camera

Camera
Yes (5 megapixels) (Video, Auto focus, Contact pictures) (Yes)

Storage

Memory card
MicroSD

Connectivity

WiFi
Yes

Media

Media playback
Yes

Messaging

SMS
Yes
MMS
Yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML
Email
Yes (Pop3, Imap, Push)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync) (Windows, Mac)

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
Yes
Vibrate mode
Yes

Carriers

Regions offered
Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle east, South america

Display

Screen size
3.1 inches
Screen resolution
Other (720x720)
Pixel density
329 PPI
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
No

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm

Hardware

CPU
1.2 GHz
CPU cores
Dual-core
RAM
2 GB
USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)