The BlackBerry Q5 is a phone that brings the BlackBerry 10 operating system closer to the users, ie that makes the devices on this platform more affordable. Still, this first sentence shouldn’t make you intoxicated so you think the BlackBerry Q5 is some cheap phone and you’ll finally easily get one BlackBerry (if you couldn’t before). This phone comes as a compromise solution between the full touchscreen and the QWERTY model, so in the BlackBerry classification, it can fit somewhere between the BlackBerry Z10 and the BlackBerry Q10.
BlackBerry Q5 specification
When we look at it this way, the phone does not offer some spectacular features. Similar to the BlackBerry Q10, the smaller model “packs” a 3.1-inch screen with a resolution of 720 × 720 pixels in IPS LCD technology. In addition, the Q5 runs on a dual-core processor at 1.2GHz with the help of 2GB of RAM. As for internal memory, the BlackBerry Q5 has 8GB (but not all are available), as well as a microSD expansion option.
When we realize that both the 5 and 2MP cameras are far below some more serious level, we realize again that the BlackBerry still just refuses to compete because it still pushes its head into the sand. In a way, it’s a story that repeats itself and BlackBerry seems to still live in a time when it dominated the world of smartphones.
What can somewhat fix the thing with this model are the connections, because the Q5, in addition to Wi-Fi, has a Bluetooth connection and advanced technologies, such as 4G and NFC. Also, the 2.180mAh battery is commendable, but you should know that it cannot be removed.
BlackBerry Q5 design
The phone is the same and different from other relatives at the same time. The difference is perhaps most visible in the fact that it has a slightly more elongated shape than some of its predecessors, which were adorned with a square design scheme.
At first glance, it is clear that this is not a premium device (which is why the question of the justification of its price remains open). The body is made of plastic in a matte edition and does not seem to be of excessive-quality, nor as a work of modern design. On the contrary, it seems to us that the BlackBerry Q5 brings a design somewhere lost from a few years ago.
If we take into account that BlackBerry says that this model is intended primarily for young people, for whom the most important thing is to be constantly in touch and always “online”, then to some extent these design flaws can be ignored.
BlackBerry Q5 conclusion
This model shows RIM’s primary intention, which is to make a functional device, which is able to offer everything you expect from a smartphone. However, its price, which can be compared to the prices of very good Android or some Nokia devices, remains a major problem. Especially if it is known that BlackBerry is intended for young people. If they take care of that, future users will be able to count on very solid surfing on the net, and with the help of 4G and NFC, connections to enjoy the benefits they provide.
A positive thing is the BlackBerry Hub, which is a good way to have all the important things in one place. This impression is somewhat spoiled by the plastic of which the phone is made, but it is also improved by the QWERTY keyboard, which offers a great opportunity to enter text.
All in all, The BlackBerry Q5 is a device that will have to work hard to reach you. His competitor is his BlackBerry Q10, so if you have more money it’s not a bad option. If, on the other hand, you are not married to a solid keyboard, there are very good models like the Sony Xperia SP and Motorola Razr HD, and others.