BlackBerry Z3

Specifications

BlackBerry Z3Notebook: BlackBerry Z3 (BlackBerry Series)
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 305
Display: 5.0 inch, 16:9, 960x540 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.164kg
Price: 300 euro
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Average Score: 68.25% - average
Average of 8 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: 68%, performance: 65%, features: 70%, display: 60% mobility: 60%, workmanship: 78%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the BlackBerry Z3

70% BlackBerry Z3 Smartphone review
Source: T Break English
Herein lies the biggest conundrum when looking at the Z3 – the AED 899/- price. While the price is very competitive for a phone of its price range, the problem is that the previous flagship Z10 has now been reduced to a similar amount and can be found for cheaper at certain stores. So the question arises – is the Z3 worth buying over the stronger specced Z10? Well, the Z3 has a much stronger battery life and a bigger screen which certainly sounds appealing, so it’s a question of how important those two things are for you. If they are, Z3 is fantastic value. If you value more RAM and a faster processor on a smaller screen, the Z10 is a steal at its current price. BlackBerry Z3 is a successful attempt at a budget BlackBerry 10 experience and one that’s recommended to anyone looking to make the jump.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 65% performance: 70% features: 70% workmanship: 75%
70% BlackBerry Z3 Smartphone review
Source: T Break English
Herein lies the biggest conundrum when looking at the Z3 – the AED 899/- price. While the price is very competitive for a phone of its price range, the problem is that the previous flagship Z10 has now been reduced to a similar amount and can be found for cheaper at certain stores. So the question arises – is the Z3 worth buying over the stronger specced Z10? Well, the Z3 has a much stronger battery life and a bigger screen which certainly sounds appealing, so it’s a question of how important those two things are for you. If they are, Z3 is fantastic value. If you value more RAM and a faster processor on a smaller screen, the Z10 is a steal at its current price. BlackBerry Z3 is a successful attempt at a budget BlackBerry 10 experience and one that’s recommended to anyone looking to make the jump.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 65% performance: 70% features: 70% workmanship: 75%
70% BlackBerry Z3 review: Good build and battery life, but a little too expensive
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The two reasons we would recommend the Z3 over the Z10 is if you want a larger display and longer battery life. As an overall package, the Z3 is a very tempting proposition if it drops in price. Once that happens, the Z3 makes a very good alternative to say, the Nokia XL. The slightly better specifications will ensure Android apps run a lot smoother as compared to Microsoft’s offering.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/04/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% BlackBerry Z3 review: Good build and battery life, but a little too expensive
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The two reasons we would recommend the Z3 over the Z10 is if you want a larger display and longer battery life. As an overall package, the Z3 is a very tempting proposition if it drops in price. Once that happens, the Z3 makes a very good alternative to say, the Nokia XL. The slightly better specifications will ensure Android apps run a lot smoother as compared to Microsoft’s offering.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/04/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% BlackBerry Z3 Review: Sticking to What It Does Best
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
In that context, the BlackBerry Z3 is a solid phone. Comparing specifications and capabilities, it doesn't look good next to Android-based phones in its price range. On the other hand, if you value build quality, deal with hundreds of emails per day and don't have any use for multimedia features, it comes out on top. This phone delivers on the classic BlackBerry promise, finally updated for our century, for those few who still want that.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/30/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 70% performance: 60% display: 60% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
60% BlackBerry Z3 Review: Sticking to What It Does Best
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
In that context, the BlackBerry Z3 is a solid phone. Comparing specifications and capabilities, it doesn't look good next to Android-based phones in its price range. On the other hand, if you value build quality, deal with hundreds of emails per day and don't have any use for multimedia features, it comes out on top. This phone delivers on the classic BlackBerry promise, finally updated for our century, for those few who still want that.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/30/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 70% performance: 60% display: 60% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
73% Blackberry shoots for the mid-range
Source: Digital Trends English
The BlackBerry Z3 makes a strong case for the Canadian phone maker in the mid-range segment. It steps away from BlackBerry’s usual modus operandi of pricing its phones too high and as a result it is worth recommending as a phone worth buying for Rs. 15,990, if you want a large screen, although a lower price would have made it a much better deal. At about Rs. 16,500, the Blackberry Z10 is a significantly better buy if you’re okay with its 4.2-in screen. Moving away from Blackberry, you can also consider the Motorola Moto G and the Nokia Lumia 720.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 73%
73% Blackberry shoots for the mid-range
Source: Digital Trends English
The BlackBerry Z3 makes a strong case for the Canadian phone maker in the mid-range segment. It steps away from BlackBerry’s usual modus operandi of pricing its phones too high and as a result it is worth recommending as a phone worth buying for Rs. 15,990, if you want a large screen, although a lower price would have made it a much better deal. At about Rs. 16,500, the Blackberry Z10 is a significantly better buy if you’re okay with its 4.2-in screen. Moving away from Blackberry, you can also consider the Motorola Moto G and the Nokia Lumia 720.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 73%

Comment

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BlackBerry has been in the mobile phone scene for a long time, however their presence has been slowly fading away with the arrival of many competitors. The BlackBerry Z3 aims to bring back some of its glory. However, to start things off, the BlackBerry Z3 is only available in Indonesia.

The BlackBerry Z3 may not have the most impressive hardware, but it has what it needs to provide for its users. The 1.2 GHz Qualcomm processor coupled with 1.5 GB of RAM ensures that users have lag free performance. It comes with 8 GB of native memory as well. The BlackBerry Z3 is equipped with a 2500 mAh battery that is able to keep the phone on for a full day of work.

The BlackBerry Z3 comes with all the standard connectivity for a phone such as WiFi, 3G, GPS and Bluetooth. However, it does not support 4G LTE, which makes sense as Indonesia doesn't have the infrastructure to support it anyway. The camera also falls shy with only 5 MP rear camera and 1.1 MP front facing camera. By today's standards, this is pretty low.

In short, the BlackBerry Z3 has some decent hardware overall but falls out with its low quality camera. However, keep in mind that BlackBerry has always prioritized communication over everything else, and with the BlackBerry Z3, communication is excellent.

Qualcomm Adreno 305: Integrated mid-range graphics card in the Snapdragon 400 and S4 Plus SoCs that supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and features unified shaders.

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 MSM8230: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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


0.164 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.


68.25%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Archos 50 Helium 4G
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926
» Huawei Ascend G740
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930
» ZTE Grand S Flex
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930

Devices with the same GPU

» HTC One Remix
unknown, 4.5", 0.14 kg
» Sony Xperia T3
Snapdragon 400 MSM8928, 5.3", 0.15 kg
» LG G Pad 7.0
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 7.0", 0.293 kg
» Sony Xperia M2
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 4.8", 0.149 kg
» Huawei Ascend G6 4G
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 4.5", 0.115 kg
» HTC Desire 816
Snapdragon 400 MSM8928, 5.5", 0.165 kg
» HTC Desire 610
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 4.7", 0.143 kg
» LG Lucid 3 VS8760
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 4.7", 0.124 kg
» HTC One Mini 2
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 4.5", 0.137 kg
» Sony Xperia T2 Ultra Dual
unknown, 6", 0.172 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab4 8.0
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930, 8.0", 0.32 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab4 10.1
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 10.1", 0.487 kg
» Nokia Lumia 635
unknown, 4.5", 0.14 kg
» Nokia Lumia 630
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 4.5", 0.134 kg
» LG L90
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 4.7", 0.124 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Grand 2
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 5.3", 0.163 kg
» Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+
Snapdragon 400 APQ8028, 10.1", 0.62 kg
» LG G2 Mini
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 4.7", 0.125 kg
» Nokia Lumia 1320
Snapdragon 400 8930AB, 6.0", 0.22 kg
» Nokia Lumia 525
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227, 4.0", 0.15 kg
» LG D605 Optimus L9 II
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230, 4.7", 0.12 kg
» Motorola Moto G
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 4.5", 0.143 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 S7270
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930, 4.0", 0.2 kg
» LG Optimus F6
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930, 4.5", 0.2 kg
» Nokia Lumia 625
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930, 4.7", 0.159 kg
» Sony Xperia M
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227, 4.0", 0.112 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2014-07- 5)