The Buyer's Guide

Find it, buy it and tell us how you really feel.

BlackBerry Z30

BlackBerry Z30

product image
62 Engadget Score
A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well.
62

A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well.

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’s first entry into the small tablet / big phone market gets about half of the key decisions right, but a high price, poor call quality and crash-prone software ultimately make it an also-ran.

Read Full Review
Pros
  • Long battery life
  • Comfortable to hold
  • BB10 well-suited to a big screen
Cons
  • Buggy, crash-prone software
  • Middling camera
  • Expensive

Reviews

67
 
Average Critic Score
Critic Reviews 9

92
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 17
See All Reviews

Specs

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
BlackBerry
Screen size
522
Internal memory
161
Camera
Yes
Talk time
3G
Carriers (US)
Verizon / Alltel
Type
Operating system
Screen size
Internal memory
Camera
Talk time
Carriers (US)
Smartphone
BlackBerry
522
161
Yes
3G
Verizon / Alltel

Write a Review

Tip: Log in before writing a review

Step 1: Rate and comment on specific criteria

Reception and call quality
Display
Design and form factor
Battery life
Portability (size / weight)
Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)
Ease of use
Media support
Durability
Camera

Step 2: Write a detailed review

Tips: Make sure to include your initial thoughts on using the product, any observations and potentially any issues you might have run into while using it.

Step 3: Finalize your product rating and submit your review

We've calculated your overall product rating based on the average of your criteria ratings above. You can adjust this rating by dragging this slider.
Overall Rating
62 Engadget Score
A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well.
62

A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well.

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).

Scores

Engadget

62
 

User Reviews

90
coneng96
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
100
JanezDemsar
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
90
ChadL
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
Write a Review