2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Superb phone for my need
4 February, 2015
The 1 star I didn't give because of few cons which I will mention below later.
For a brief review, this phone is made solid, it definitely feels firm and looks really like an expensive phone unlike samsung. Blackberry OS 10 is still improving, but stable than Android and very light for both cpu and battery. The camera is good enough but not so great, yet it captures decently in low light and good colors. The display which I love is Amoled with true black color. The phone is little heavy, but my medium sized hand holds it comfortably and sturdy. It has no home button, back nor menu buttons, because it is programmed for all touch gestures which is another point I loved. The front camera is 2mp and rear is 8mp. The front alone doesn't have focusing options but back does have. If you are interested, this phone has mini hdmi for connecting display apart from its miracast as well as NFC. And the battery is a beast.
In detail review:
1.The battery is the main advantage, it gave me upto to days of full charge in light usage and mostly a day or a day and a half for medium usage. For heavy usage, it gives as advertised, 25 hours.
2. Connectivity: USB OTG devices(On the go), supports MicroSD with UHS, mini-HDMI, NFC, WiFi direct / tethering / hotspot, Bluetooth 4.1 (of course all phones have but apple phones doesn't allow to transfer data with other OS, but balckberry does)
3. Get updates always even if your phone is 2 years old which Android doesn't.
4. BlackBerry Hub. Everything under one swipe. No matter its a new notification or old, you can reach all at one place with just a single swipe. Not just that, it is for all accounts like emails, text sms, facebook, whatsapp, LinkedIn, BBM, Twitter, calls, google talk etc.
5. The display. It is not an attracting display though. but it is rich in proper color and visible brightness even in sunlight. It's pure black attracted me the most as its Amoled. The resolution is just 720, HD. but I am happy, never felt poor for both videos and games.
6. The unique picture password. You must search in youtube to know what it is. No one can figure your password even if you unlock in front of them.
7. the body, design and solidity. The back cover is removable only to insert sim and micro sd card, or to change cover. The cover is made of hard plastic, which is soft and super grip. the design has unique 3D texture which feels premium phone.
Cons: the reasons I gave 4 out of 5.
1. Although they advertise that it can run android apps, still some apps are not working properly. Nevermind, I don't need android apps which are unstable always. But you might miss some apps.
2. there is no youtube app, nor gmail. However, we can create gmail in the hub email without any problem. And the mail notifications are super fast than in any other phones. And you can view youtube videos within the browser.
3. Difficult to get cases or pouches. If you need fancy case like for iphone, you may not find much.
4. the camera can focus to any object you want, but will take a fraction of second for it to focus sometimes.
5. When you dial in the phone app, Android will automatically search the related names and numbers, blackberry currently doesn't have this feature. However, they are listed in the future updates.
that's it. thanks for readin. If it helped, glad to know.
Problem in saving your vote. Try again.