Market Status: Available in India
Updated on:May 30, 2016
Release Date: Jun 16, 2013 (Official)
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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.
BlackBerry Q5 (White, 8 GB)
Usually Delivered in 4-5 business days
BlackBerry Q5 (Black)
2-10 Working Days
BlackBerry 10 gets ever so slightly more affordable with the introduction of the BlackBerry Q5 to the Canadian firm`s smartphone lineup. But don`t go thinking this is a bargain basement offering, because it carries a mid to high tier price tag. Unveiled at BlackBerry`s annual Live conference in Orlando in May 2013, the BlackBerry Q5 was hotly rumoured under the moniker BlackBerry R10, and while the name was a bit of a surprise at launch, pretty m...
Pros: 4G enabled, Fast web browsing, MicroSD slot, Decent BlackBerry Hub,
Cons: Chunky plastic case, Non-removable battery, Average keyboard, Awkward screen size,
Verdict: The BlackBerry Q5 is difficult to love. Sure it`s got all the core smartphone features, but it doesn`t really excel at anything, apart from perhaps web browsing, but even that`s hampered somewhat by the pokey 3.1-inch display. It`s a Q10 for people w...
Overall User Rating (4 Out of 5 based on 684 ratings)
Overall: I had ordered a Blackberry Q5. I received the item in nicely packed on May 05th. But within one week time, six of its physical keys started non-functioning. On May 12th I raised a complaint and my replacement request was approved. And I received the new item on May 16th
Interestingly, the original item was manufactured in Apr 2014 and the phone had the latest software. The replacement item was manufactured in July 2013 and it had an older version of Blackberry OS. I received notification from phone that there is a latest software version available. But could not download over the air (OTA) since it is almost 700 MB in size. I have been trying the remaining two options to get the latest software since the time I received the phone. One method is to update via Blackberry Link and the last one is from web browser directly. But unfortunately I could not succeed using both the methods. To ensure that its not a problem with the laptop or data card, I repeated it with two laptops and three data cards (BSNL, Tata Photon Plus, Reliance Netconnect+). But there wasn't any difference.
And more over the cell has poor signal strength inside a normal building. My carrier is Idea which has a very good presence in all over Kerala.
I contacted Flipkart and I was disappointed by their bad response.
I have decided not to use Flipkart anymore. I will let others also know about their commentable irresponsibility.