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About Blackberry

1. Trusted Brand

2. Once popular among corporates, Blackberry suffered a setback in popularity when Android and iOS entered the market. Owned by RIM and based in Canada, it develops its own Blackberry OS, but is now launching Android devices too.

3. BlackBerry device servicing is being handled by HCL which has service centres all over the country. Toll Free Number: 1-877-644-8410

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Blackberry Z3 details

Buy For
  • Latest Blackberry OS
  • Powerful configuration
  • Large display
  • Useful apps
Beware of
  • Average camera
Verdict

With the new iterations of Blackberry operating system, the company has made it more useful and efficient both professionally and personally. If you are looking for a smart phablet which doesn't run Android, for a change, consider it.

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Display and configuration

The Blackberry Z3 is a full-touch smartphone that flaunts a 5.0-inch capacitive display with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels and a density of 220 ppi. It runs BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2.1 and gets powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Cortex-A7 Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, accompanied by 1.5GB of RAM and Adreno 305 GPU.

Camera, storage, connectivity

The Blackberry Z3 packs a 5-megapixel primary camera that can click stills of 2,592 x 1,944 pixels resolution. It also features a 1.1MP front camera for video calling. The Z3 houses 8GB of inbuilt storage.

In terms of connectivity, the Blackberry Z3 comes with 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, USB etc. 

Other features

The Blackberry Z3 comes pre-loaded with a lot of apps and features to make it useful and enticing. While the Blackberry Hub and BBM keep you connected personally and professionally, apps like Time Shift & Story Maker make the phone more enjoyable.
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3.9 / 5
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Blackberry v10.2, upgradable to v10.3.1
  • Performance
  • Display
  • Camera
  • Battery
  • 8 GB + 32 GB Expandable
  • Available
  • FM Radio
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Blackberry Z3 Review

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3.5/5

BlackBerry Z3 review: an affordable and solid workhorse

A comprehensive review of BlackBerry s latest, the Z3

Jul 25 2014 By Deepak Dhingra
PROS
  • Solid build quality
  • Smooth performance
  • Intuitive UI with useful features
  • BlackBerry Hub provides at-a-glance info on all connected accounts
  • Superb battery life
CONS
  • Average camera
  • Doesn't match up in terms of specs
  • No native Google apps
Verdict

This is where things get tough. Priced at Rs 15,990, we think it’d have been much simpler to recommend the Z3 wholeheartedly if it had been priced slightly lower, but then, we’d like all phones out there to be lighter on the pocket. Compared head on with other smartphones in the same price bracket, the BlackBerry Z3 looks like it’s fighting a losing battle, especially when you take pure specs into account. Android has always been BlackBerry’s nemesis, and compelling options like the Moto G (review), and the ASUS Zenfone 5 (review) don’t make things easy. Thanks to the crowded landscape, there are tons of other alternatives too, including Micromax Canvas Turbo, Karbonn Titanium Octane Plus and Alcatel One Touch Idol X+ (first impressions). Then there’s the Xiaomi Mi 3 (review in pictures), a smartphone that looks like it can blow everything else out of the water. It’s not easy to compete with that. Then there’s BlackBerry’s own Z10, which is selling for as low as ~Rs 17,000. The price difference between the two siblings is negligible, and admittedly, the Z10 does offer better specs, though its screen size is smaller at 4.2-inches. However, the Z10’s battery life isn’t as good, and for most, that could be the deciding factor.  The BlackBerry Z3’s key strengths lie in its sturdy build, smooth performance, and above all, superb battery life. The platform may not offer as much customisability or app variety as Android, but it does have a few areas where it excels. The email experience, which was one of the pillars of BlackBerry’s success in the past, is still great on BB OS 10, and by extension, on the Z3. The interface is quite intuitive, and many of its features such as the keyboard’s text prediction, pop-up notifications, etc are extremely useful. The one thing that takes it to a different level is BlackBerry Hub though, which just makes things extremely convenient for anyone who leads an active digital lifestyle. Not only does it provide a bird’s eye view of all your email and social accounts at a single location, it’s also very feature-rich and flexible. For anyone with multiple email and social networking accounts, this feature would be very useful to have. We hate to admit it, but this aspect points more towards executives, though it’d be useful to other types of users too. Having said that, the Z3 does offer FM radio and media players supporting a variety of audio and video formats too, so it isn’t as if you’ll be left wanting as far as entertainment on the go is concerned. The Z3 then, is an option that you should definitely consider when looking out for an affordable workhorse. 

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OVERALL RATING

3.9 /5 BASED ON 3,475 RATING(S)
OVERALL RATING
  • 5 stars
    1,721
  • 4 stars
    775
  • 3 stars
    347
  • 2 stars
    185
  • 1 stars
    447
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All reviews
awesome camera (9)
decent camera (2)
poor camera (1)
poor phone (14)
awesome battery backup (36)
average battery backup (2)
awesome display (12)
average display (2)
bad display (1)
connectivity issues (2)
poor voice clarity (1)
awesome phone (135)
value for money (15)
average performance (1)
amazing performance (3)
great sound (2)
hanging issue (22)
poor performance (6)
heating issue (20)
awesome performance (4)
camera issue (1)
poor sound (1)
service center (3)
build quality (14)
pixel density (3)
talk time (1)
flash (12)
low light (1)
selfie (4)
screen protection (1)
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what is wrong with you people.
03 Jul 2014 By Rron On flipkart.com

I just wanted to ask how many of you have ever used BlackBerry OS 10. And yet you rate not only BlackBerry 10 as well as Z3. Which was not even available in market when you rates this product.nnThis is BlackBerry 10. Not an android. I had used android and the experience for BlackBerry 10 is far2 ahead of the so called android. nnMultitasking on android is a pain even with the flagship phone. I am currently using Z10 and I never had complained or had issues related with hardware or lagging.nnBut when I was using Android I had issues from the very same day the phone shipped.nnAnyway, my point is I am buying this phone. If you haven't used BlackBerry 10 before. Don't/never review this product again. nnAnd flipkart is not the place where you complain about the pricing.nnI even had moto g. But promise myself never to use android device ever again. I believe you all have used android. You will see the difference. See the difference yourself.nnFrom BlackBerry Z10.nnEdited. Some tips for new BlackBerry 10 user.nnYou can download android apps from apktrain.com or download amazon apps store(soon this apps store will be available pre install on the next update) you can also sideload(process of installing BlackBerry native apps). Side loading steps are available on crackberry.com n4bb.com.nnTo conserve battery you may close apps on the active frame. nnYou may also learn BlackBerry keypad tips and techniques(google it) :)nnOnce again posted from BlackBerry OS 10

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03 Jul 2014 By Bhargav Gudladona On flipkart.com

I really don't understand why people are yelling at the pricing?!! for the quality of the blackberry product its pretty decent pricing as many said blackberry OS 10 is top notch compared to android, BB OS 10 has no lags no hanging issues.. and people comparing Specs and all with motoG!!!!! guys android is opensource and it needs compatibility with the hardware to perform well on each device so android needs specs...Where as BB 10 is from the same manufacturer who developed and designed the hardware so i think they know it better on what the OS works fine.. nnStop cribbing and comparing android and BB10, BB10 is way too ahead of Android in terms of performance its a best bet for the pricing.nn(Review after using Galaxy S3,S4,and BB Z10)

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Blackberry Z3 Specifications

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Key Specs
RAM 1.5 GB
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8230
Rear Camera 5 MP
Front Camera 1.1 MP
Battery 2500 mAh
Display 5.0 inches
General
Launch Date June 25, 2014 (Official)
Operating System Blackberry v10.2
Performance
Average
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8230
CPU Dual core, 1.2 GHz, Krait 200
Graphics Adreno 305
RAM 1.5 GB
Good
Display
Below Average
Display Type TFT
Screen Size 5.0 inches (12.7 cm)
Resolution 540 x 960 pixels
Pixel Density 220 ppi
Below Average
Screen to Body Ratio (calculated) 67.46 %
Touch Screen Yes, Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
Display Colour 16M
Design
Height 140 mm Compare Size
Width 72.8 mm
Thickness 9.3 mm
Average
Weight 164 grams
Average
Colours Black
Camera
Average
Main Camera
Camera Setup Single
Resolution 5 MP Primary Camera
Autofocus Yes
Flash Yes, LED Flash
Image Resolution 2592 x 1944 Pixels
Shooting Modes Continuos Shooting
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Camera Features 5 x Digital Zoom
Auto Flash
Digital image stabilization
Touch to focus
Video Recording 1920x1080 @ 30 fps
Front Camera
Camera Setup Single
Resolution 1.1 MP Front Camera
Camera Features Fixed Focus
Video Recording 1280x720 fps
Battery
Very Good
Capacity 2500 mAh
Type Li-ion
Removable No
TalkTime Up to 15.5 Hours(2G)
Standby time Up to 388 Hours(2G)
Storage
Very Good
Internal Memory 8 GB
Average
Expandable Memory Yes, Up to 32 GB
Network & Connectivity
SIM Slot(s) Single SIM, GSM
SIM Size SIM1: Micro
Network Support 3G, 2G
SIM 1
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
Wi-Fi Features Mobile Hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0
GPS Yes with A-GPS
USB Connectivity microUSB 2.0
Multimedia
FM Radio Yes
Loudspeaker Yes
Audio Jack 3.5 mm
Video Player Yes, Video Formats: H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV
Ring Tone Music ringtones, Vibration
Music Yes, Music Formats: 3GP, AAC, AAC++, AMR, eAAC+, FLAC, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV, WMA
Sensors
Other Sensors Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer
Games Yes
Java Yes, MIDP 2.1
Browser Yes, HTML5, RSS
Phone Book Yes, Practically Unlimited
Email Yes, Push e-mail
Instant Messaging Yes, Other
Other Facilities Calculator, Stopwatch, World clock, Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer
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