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BlackBerry Z30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 217 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the usability and design are overall positive. The responsiveness and screen are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the apps and GPS navigation.

battery, screen, responsiveness, design, usability

value for money, features, portability, GPS navigation, apps

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 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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BlackBerry Z30 Review


With BBM now on Android and iOS, it's time for another major announcement from BlackBerry. After launching two premium (albeit overpriced) handsets, it's time to make it a trio with the new BlackBerry Z30. The company's latest flagship was just...

We did notice some lag intermittently when trying to compose a new mail or switching between apps but overall, you’re in for a smooth ride. Media Media functionality remains pretty much unchanged from the previous models and there isn’t anything really...

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BlackBerry Z30 review


Let's face it: If you're seriously considering a BlackBerry at this point, you either haven't been paying attention to the news for the last couple years, or you're a die-hard fan, desperately holding on to your Torch in the hopes that the company...

Solid build quality ; Long battery life ; Nice AMOLED screen ; Impressive message-oriented features ; Excellent speakers

High-end price, mid-range specs ; App selection lags behind Android and iOS ; Only 16GB of internal storage

We review BlackBerry’s Z30 smartphone. Long battery life and solid OS improvements are much appreciated. But the as the company’s troubles continue worsen, it’s hard to recommend.

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Blackberry Z30


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

If the BlackBerry Z30 is the Canadian company's last gasp, it will go out with more of a bang than a whimper. We're fans of the Z30's large display, multitasking capabilities, touch-screen keyboard, security features and very strong battery life....


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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...

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BlackBerry Z30


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.

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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

The rumors of BlackBerry's demise have been greatly exaggerated—or so BlackBerry would have you believe. In the face of grim forecasts and dwindling sales, the company formerly known as RIM remains optimistic as it launches the latest device in its...

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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...

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I looked at the small screened

3 days of battery life.

Basic "swipe gestures" that replace the "home button" for superior performance in and out of apps are, apparently, too difficult for most people to master.... but when you do... the home button is "so 2007 iPhone 3"...

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"Best phone on the market to date Bar None."


Bar None, the BlackBerry Z30 in both White and Black (I have the White), are amazing.

Audio/Video is AMAZING. No other mobile device beats the Z30's sound quality.

None that I am aware of. Not sure what CNET is talking about regarding "too little, too late" nonsense. Just look at the

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"Best phone bar none on the market now."


The Z30 is the best device for my needs, It combines excellent business and messaging productivity plus the fun side of social media and video consumption. New apps are continually arriving and

Top of the line audio,and video. Productive and secure

Not seen as cool by those who haven't tried it.

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