Best of Blackberry goes affordable
Display and Configuration
Blackberry Q5 sports a 3.1 inches of TFT LCD capacitive touchscreen Display with a resolution of 720x720 pixels and a depth of 16M colors. The device runs on Blackberry 10 operating system and has been powered with 1.2GHz Dual Core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor complemented up with 2GB of RAM. It comes with powerful configuration which makes the device stable for long time in the market.
Camera and Memory
Blackberry features a 5.0 MP of rear camera with resolution of 2592x1944 pixels and with LED Flash and autofocus. It also has a 2.0MP of front camera for video conferencing.
It houses with 8GB of internal storage capacity which can be expandable up to 32GB via Micro SD Card. The device also comes with Accelerometer and proximity sensors.
Connectivity and Battery
On the connectivity front, Blackberry Q5 offers 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Hotspot, GPS, USB, GPRS, Bluetooth etc. It is powered by a 2180 mAh non removable battery.
Blackberry Q5 is the most affordable smartphone running Blackberry OS 10. The price difference in compaison to Q10 is significant but feature wise its only marginally behind. Nice configuration, good camera and a long battery backup, time to be Blackberry boy once again. If you are a Blackberry Fanboy and were waiting for some affordable option on OS 10, this could be your pick.
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