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BlackBerry Z30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1497 reviews of BlackBerry Z30. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the screen and size. The battery and performance also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the apps.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry Z30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for BlackBerry Z30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 137 user reviews of BlackBerry Z30 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and portability. The battery and performance are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the GPS navigation.

usability, performance, battery, portability, durability

93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Blackberry Z30 Sim Free Smartphone - BlackBlackberry Z30 Sim Free Smartphone - Black

Sep, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for BlackBerry Z30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 454 user reviews of BlackBerry Z30 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the portability and battery. The design and performance also get good feedback, but many are negative about the GPS navigation and connectivity.

usability, performance, design, battery, portability

apps, connectivity, GPS navigation

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Blackberry Z30 16GB 4G LTE Unlocked GSM OS 10.2 Smartphone - BlackBlackberry Z30 16GB 4G LTE Unlocked GSM OS 10.2 Smartphone - Black

Sep, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for BlackBerry Z30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of BlackBerry Z30 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. Opinions about the reliability and screen are overall positive. The performance and battery are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the portability.

usability, battery, performance, screen, reliability

portability

94% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BlackBerry Z30 Factory Unlocked Black - 16GBBlackBerry Z30 Factory Unlocked Black - 16GB

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Matt Safford (digitaltrends.com)

BlackBerry Z30 review

 

The BlackBerry Z30's long battery life and solid OS improvements are much appreciated, but the as the company's troubles continue worsen, it's hard to recommend.

Leave the continuing struggles of its parent company out of the picture, and the BlackBerry Z30 is a pretty good alternative to the iPhone or your many Android phones, particularly if you’re looking for a device that’s focused more on messaging and...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Hristo Zlatanov (gsmarena.com)

BlackBerry Z30 review: Against the odds

 

The BlackBerry Z30 launches in time of crisis and will be looked upon as the savior, or end up as the one that witnessed the company's undoing. Market share has hit the fan, as RIM of old which stood for innovation and vision, has turned into the...

Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, penta-band UMTS/HSPA, penta-band LTE ; 5.0" 16M-color 720p Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen ; Dual-core 1.7 GHz Krait, 2GB RAM, Adreno 320 ; 8 megapixel auto-focus camera with face detection and Time Shift; LED flash, 2MP...

Below-par screen resolution, the competition has 1080p displays ; The UI poses a steep learning curve ; Thick and heavy, not quite up to the usual high standard of design and finish ; BlackBerry Maps fall short of the competition ; Camera offers little...

This review is hot on the heels of a failed rescue deal and another CEO replacement. No way obviously to look at the Z30 and ignore the dire condition the company is in. Yet, this didn't happen overnight. Things were already going downhill when the Z10...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Daniel Cooper (engadget.com)

BlackBerry Z30 review

 

More InfoBlackBerry Z30 officialBlackBerry A10 may be the Z30BlackBerry Z10 reviewLet's be honest: it's not a great time to be BlackBerry

Long battery life ; Comfortable to hold ; BB10 well-suited to a big screen

Buggy, crash-prone software ; Middling camera ; Expensive

BlackBerry’s first entry into the small tablet / big phone market gets about half of the key decisions right, but a high price, poor call quality and crash-prone software ultimately make it an also-ran.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Brian Bennett (cnet.com)

BlackBerry Z30 review

 

Everyone knows BlackBerry is in dire straits, but that hasn't stopped the company from taking one more stab at a flagship smartphone. In many ways BlackBerry's latest creation, the BlackBerry Z30, is what the BlackBerry 10 launch device should have...

The BlackBerry Z30 is equipped with a big screen, long battery life, and excellent messaging capabilities. It also boasts great call quality plus a microSD card slot for extra storage.

The Z30’s BlackBerry 10.2 software is bogged down with unnecessary eye candy. The BlackBerry platform still lags behind iOS and Android in both app number and quality. The Z30’s camera takes unimpressive pictures. The phone is only sold by Verizon.

The BlackBerry Z30 lives up the promise of a flagship phone, but it's too little, too late for all but the most committed BlackBerry users.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Eugene Kim (pcmag.com)

BlackBerry Z30 (Verizon Wireless)

 

The Z30 phablet is the best BlackBerry phone you can get, with killer battery life and excellent reception and call quality. But can it overcome the inferior app store or the uncertainty surrounding the company itself?

All-day battery life. Excellent reception and solid call quality. "Flow" metaphor makes multitasking easy.

BlackBerry App situation hasn't improved. Questions surround the company's fate.

There are two stereo speakers on the back of the Z30, and while the rear-facing placement isn't ideal, they perform well, getting loud without distorting. You don't get any real bass response, which is true of most every cell phone speaker, but they...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by (laptopmag.com)

BlackBerry Z30 (Verizon Wireless)

 

It has not been a good year for BlackBerry. The company's market share crumbled, it ousted its CEO and a sale of the company fall apart. But BlackBerry isn't giving up. The new Z30 ($199 for Verizon Wireless) hopes to give other big-screen phones a run...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Dan Howley (laptopmag.com)

BlackBerry Z30 (Verizon Wireless) Review

 

The BlackBerry Z30 is the biggest and boldest smartphone the company has ever made with superb battery life, but it still has flaws.

Quality stereo speakers; Excellent touch screen keyboard; Impressive multitasking capabilities; Top-notch battery life

Heavy for 5-inch phone; BlackBerry World still missing key apps; Display just 720p; Quick settings menu accessible only from home screen

The BlackBerry Z30 is the biggest and boldest smartphone the company has ever made with superb battery life, but it still has flaws.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Daniel P. (phonearena.com)

BlackBerry Z30 Review

 

With the largest screen of any BlackBerry phone so far, large battery, and good processor running the latest BB 10.2 OS, the Z30 is the Canadians' undisputed flagship, taking the torch from the 4.2” Z10. It also features a premium build with metallic...

Premium build quality ; Good battery life ; Ergonomic on-screen BlackBerry keyboard

Camera is mediocre for a flagship ; Low BlackBerry World app count

If your company's IT department is invested in the BlackBerry universe, and your colleagues are mostly on BBM, the Z30 is your best bet. It folds all the security and messaging features of the BlackBerry platform you are used to, into a...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : ZDNet (zdnet.com)

BlackBerry Z30 review: A polished business phablet, lacking a lighter side

 

Summary: BlackBerry's new flagship smartphone is a sturdy 5-inch phablet with good battery life and some elegant tweaks, but it's a little bit too sensible for its own good.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Chip Chick (chipchick.com)

The BlackBerry Z30 Has A Lot of Promise – Yes, We Said it: Review

 

We're not sipping the koolaid, the BlackBerry Z30 is a very fine phone. Are we giving up our iPhones anytime soon? We're not, but you could easily make a case for switching. BlackBerry was always the working persons phone, and they've done a fantastic...

Beautiful, large, responsive, polished UI, and very efficient/productive to use. BlackBerry Hub is the best for managing messages and notifications. Screen is gorgeous. Lots of features, supports Android Apps, long-lasting battery, and great specs....

Still lacking some of the best apps. On the heavy side, (detailed above)

Jul, 2014

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2880
Battery performance:2880
Standby time (2G):384
Standby time (3G):384
Talk time (3G):18

Call Management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:5
Flash Type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):2 / 3
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:2 / 3
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 1080p, 720p
Video stabilizer: Yes

Certificates

Body SAR:0.97
Body SAR (EU):0.97
Head SAR:0.71
Head SAR (EU):0.71

Design

Color of product:Black / White
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:5
Display Resolution:1280 x 720
Display Type:AMOLED / SAMOLED
External display: No
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:2

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, AMR, MP3, PCM, WMA / AAC, AMR, AMR-NB, ASF, MP3, PCM, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, MKA, MP3, WAV, WMA
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF
Video compression format:3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, M4V, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG4, WMV / 3G2, 3GP, ASF, M4V, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG4, WMV / 3G2, 3GP, AVI, M4V, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG4, WMV / 3GP, ASF, AVI, M4V, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG4, VC-1, VP6 / 3GP, ASF, AVI, M4V, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG4, VP6 / 3GP, AVI, H.263, H.264, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG2, MPEG4
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,M4V,MKV,MOV,MP4,MPEG4,WMV / 3G2,3GP,ASF,M4V,MKV,MOV,MP4,MPEG4,WMV / 3G2,3GP,AVI,M4V,MKV,MOV,MP4,MPEG4,WMV / 3GP,ASF,AVI,M4V,MKV,MOV,MP4,MPEG4,VC-1,VP6 / 3GP,ASF,AVI,M4V,MKV,MOV,MP4,MPEG4,VP6 / 3GP,AVI,H.263,H.264,MKV,MOV,MP4,MPEG2,MPEG4
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):No / Yes
GLONASS:Y
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:N / Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:800,850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA,UMTS
4G:Y
4G bands supported:800,900,1800,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
Music player: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Video playback: Yes
Voice recording: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:BlackBerry OS
Operating system version:10
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Stopwatch / Games
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Stopwatch / Games
Personalization:Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:Micro-USB B
USB port:N / Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor:MSM 8960T Pro
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A7
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Qualcomm / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.7
Processor model:MSM 8960T Pro

Software

Operating system installed:BlackBerry OS
Operating system version:10
Platform:BlackBerry

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:2048
Internal storage capacity:16
RAM capacity:2

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.37
Height:2.83 / 5.55
Weight:6
Width:2.83 / 5.55