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BlackBerry Z30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 333 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the responsiveness and design. The screen and usability are also appreciated, but views about the portability and camera are different. There are some critical comments about the apps and GPS navigation.

battery, usability, screen, design, responsiveness

features, 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 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for BlackBerry Z30

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 58 user reviews of BlackBerry Z30 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, design, value for money, responsiveness, build quality

86% 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 Flip Case for BlackBerry Z30 - BlackBlackBerry Leather Pocket Case for BlackBerry Z30 - Black

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Amazon.com review summary for BlackBerry Z30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 user reviews of BlackBerry Z30 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

usability, screen, battery, sound, design

features

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

This summary is based on the products: BlackBerry Z30, Black 16GB (Verizon Wireless)Blackberry Z30 LCD Black Screen & Digitizer Assembly

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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

 

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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.

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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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BlackBerry Z30 review

 

BlackBerry goes big with the 5-inch Z30

Great battery life ; Unified messaging hub ; Premium feel ; Good web browsing

Poor navigation ; Lack of apps and games ; Wi-Fi issues ; Expensive

It's sad to think that this might be BlackBerry's last release because with the Z30 it has finally, belatedly, figured out how to make a really good touch screen smartphone.

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BlackBerry Z30 review

 

The BlackBerry Z30 arrives at a time when BlackBerry is in turmoil. Racking up losses, a question mark over who will end up owning the company and what the future holds, sees the BlackBerry Z30 launching into a storm. It's ironic, then, that the...

Design, build quality, feels lovely in the hand, slick and fast, good battery performance, nice improvements in BB10.2

Screen resolution should be higher at this price, the app ecosystem needs to be more advanced, native maps are way behind rivals, dark clouds hanging over BlackBerry's future and direction are difficult to ignore

The BlackBerry Z30 is the best Blackberry 10 model so far, bringing the benefits of a large display, plenty of power, a much imporved design compared to the Z10, and solid battery life that has seen us through the day.

Product Specifications

Camera

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:HD1080p

Configuration

GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: Yes
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:4.X LTE / WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

Display Technology:Super-AMOLED
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Design:Bar
Operating System:BlackBerry OS
Operating System Version:BB 10
Operator:Vodafone
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Prepay Pack

Messaging

E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
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