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BlackBerry Z10

Specifications

BlackBerry Z10Notebook: BlackBerry Z10 (Blackberry Series)
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 225
Display: 4.2 inch, 15:9, 1280x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.145kg
Price: 629 euro
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Average Score: 79.33% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: 59%, performance: 64%, features: 67%, display: 87% mobility: 98%, workmanship: 87%, ergonomy: 72%, emissions: 79%

Reviews for the BlackBerry Z10

88% Review RIM BlackBerry Z10 Smartphone | Notebookcheck
The return of the BlackBerry. After two years of development behind the scenes, the Canadian firm BlackBerry comes back on the market with their brand new BlackBerry 10 OS and their new Z10 model. Outfitted with a high-resolution 4.2-inch display, a powerful Qualcomm S4 SoC and useful extras, the smartphone finally steps onto the stage. Is that enough for it to hold its own amidst the long-established competition?
80% BlackBerry Z10 review
Source: It Pro English
An excellent effort from BlackBerry, the BB10 OS is smooth and has all the key features you'd expect. It's easy to navigate and the messaging hub is the best on any platform. The hardware included in the Z10 is also up there with iPhone and Galaxy S3.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/17/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Galaxy S4 vs BlackBerry Z10 comparison review - which is best, the Samsung or the BlackBerry?
Source: PC Advisor English
The Galaxy S4 looks similar to the Galaxy S3 in design: it's pretty different to the BlackBerry Z10, which from the front at least looks like a squarer iPhone 5. The Galaxy S4 is rounded and pebble-like, the BlackBerry Z10 a thin-and-stylish rectangular slab of black. The Galaxy S4 is mostly plastic with a removable cover, while the Z10's front is almost all black, but it also has a thin plastic removable cover.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 05/17/2013
70% Review: BlackBerry Z10
Source: Techtree.com English
The BlackBerry Z10 is sleek and sophisticated device with superb build quality. It has a lot of things going for it such as a sharp 4.2" screen, fluid gesture based UI, impressive multimedia performance, and a great keyboard. However, it's the price tag of Rs 43,000 that holds me back from whole-heartedly recommending it. Looking at the features it offers, I think the right price for this handset should have been around 35k. Having said that, if you're BlackBerry fan who can live without maps, then go for the Z10 — it's the best touchscreen device that the Canadian manufacturer has ever produced. Otherwise, the iPhone 5, Lumia 920, and HTC One are better buys.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/30/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 50% performance: 80% features: 70% workmanship: 90%
67% Review: BlackBerry Z1
Source: PC Authority English
Like the PlayBook, and also Windows 8, the Z10 makes extensive use of edge-swipes to access key features. With the phone in standby, you can swipe up to unlock the phone. From the lockscreen, a swipe down from the top edge puts the phone into bedside mode. A single swipe from the bottom of the screen in any app takes you back to a multitasking view, where you can switch apps, dismiss them with a tap, or swipe right to left to access the app-launcher view. Finally, and most usefully, if you swipe up from the bottom of the screen in any app and hold down your finger, you can take a quick peek at your messages, then swipe right to access the BlackBerry Hub.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/29/2013
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 67% performance: 67% features: 83% workmanship: 83%

Foreign Reviews

88% BlackBerry Z10
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft Nr. 6/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 88% emissions: 63%
BlackBerry Z10
Source: Connect Freestyle - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
83% BlackBerry Z10
Source: Connect - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 83%
Beim Aufholversuch geht die Puste aus
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Positive: good workmanship; display expedient but too small
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/13/2013

Comment

Qualcomm Adreno 225: Integrated OpenGL ES 2.0 and Direct3D 9_3 capable graphics card.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


S4 Plus MSM8960: High end dual core Soc (Krait cores) including a Adreno 225 GPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


4.2": » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.145 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


79.33%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU

» Nokia Lumia 1020
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960, 4.5", 0.158 kg
» Nokia Lumia 925
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960, 4.5", 0.139 kg
» Nokia Lumia 928
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960, 4.5", 0.2 kg
» BlackBerry Q5
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960, 3.1", 0.12 kg
» BlackBerry Q10
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960, 3.1", 0.139 kg
» Samsung ATIV S
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960, 4.8", 0.135 kg
» Dell XPS 10 Tablet
Snapdragon S4 Plus APQ8060A, 10.1", 0.635 kg
» Nokia Lumia 820
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960, 4.3", 0.159 kg
» Nokia Lumia 920
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960, 4.5", 0.185 kg
» Sony Xperia T
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A, 4.6", 0.139 kg
» HTC Windows Phone 8X
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A, 4.3", 0.129 kg
» Lenovo IdeaTab S2110A
Snapdragon S4 Plus APQ8060A, 10.1", 1.107 kg
» HTC One S
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A, 4.3", 0.119 kg

Devices from the same Manufacturer

» BlackBerry Passport
Adreno 330, Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB, 4.5", 0.196 kg
» BlackBerry Z3
Adreno 305, Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230, 5.0", 0.164 kg
» BlackBerry 9720
unknown, unknown, 2.8", 0.2 kg
» BlackBerry BlackBerry Z30
Adreno 320, Snapdragon MSM8960T, 5.0", 0.17 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-05-16)