I m thinking to buy Q5 I m fed with total touch screen phones I want to use qwerty keypad now a days only blackberry is phn which have qwerty pads den all my friends said dat blackberry phones are hanging up with some software problems is it is true r false bcoz in my location no one use blackberry
What u say guys is it is nice to buy blackberry ???.... plzzzz any 2 reply me
I'm actually very happy with my Q5. I keep all my documentation online, so storage capacity is not an issue. Apollo is a good third-party access to Pandora, and that's just about all I need, music-wise. The hub is convenient, the browser is swift, and the camera does the job. I got it for about $250 directly from BB (rebate included) and can't think of a better QWERTY deal at present. Good work/life companion.
Just got my Q5 last week. Hesitated to buy until now, since price has dropped to usd250 which I think is a fair price I got it.
Things I like:
The screen has great resolution.
The keyboard is quite comfortable to type contrary to some reviewers have mentioned
The build quality is not bad. Yes it is made with plastic but well made toy plastic.
Built quality is not something I would complain abt this phone.
Blackberry hub is very useful
What I dont like about this phone:
You need to crank up the brightness to view photos. And that saps battery.
Really dim display compared to AMOLED.
The camera is prone to start up failures.
The picture quality leaves much to be desired.
5MP BB camera is pretty poor compare to 5MP in budget android models like samsung or huawei.
Unlike android and Windows, u cannot plug in your phone to your laptop and access the files. You have to download their software which was not allowed on my company laptop.
My company has shifted from BB to Windows phone by the way but I am addicted to the keyboard, so I got a BB as my personal phone
If you want wider angle for your camera, use 4:3 frame or 16:9 frame. The square frame is not wide angle. It is weird. I thought they would just crop the square frame but no, it has a different focal length.
I like this phone simply because it has a comfortable keyboard
Other than that I dont see anything special. If android or windows have a qwerty handset with 2gb RAM and decent speed processor, there is no way I am going to buy this
Kiran K, 26 Apr 2014Hello Bro. My review was on bases of actual usage and not about people who compromised with i... moreI agree BB bold 5 is seriously batter then Q5, I really wish I can go back to my bold 5
deep, 25 Apr 2014give me 1 advice which 1 is perfect bold 9790 or q5 ????? bold 9790 is better option then 9720(512Mb RAM)
RAVISAGAR.S, 25 Apr 2014Can We INSTALL WhaTSApp? ... Frenz.. pls reply...Yes, you can
Well, I'm using this q5 just now and I find that I am quite satisfied with what I find with this phone an OS. Well I don't like the design of the qwerty pad, and I find the previous is look more elegant and not monotonous, but well overall it is quite good.
Kiran K, 22 Apr 2014hello all, please think 100 times before buying this Phone if you are already a BB user. earliar bb devices are awesome
Anonymous, 22 Apr 2014I have this phone and he's awesome seriously so please, stop bashing him, I'm sure that you've... moreI believe he really owned one but he never gave it a fair chance, for example he claim that he have to go back to the thread to read the next email, thats not true, i guess he didnt spend enough time with it to see the new ways of doing things.
Kiran K, 21 Apr 2014hello all, please think 100 times before buying this Phone if you are already a BB user. I have this phone and he's awesome seriously so please, stop bashing him, I'm sure that you've Never tried one!
Anomynous, 20 Apr 2014No no no... This is so wrong. All you do is looking for the old ways of doing things and not t... moreHello Bro.
My review was on bases of actual usage and not about people who compromised with it.
Me a user of Samsung Note II and Blackberry Bold, and upgrade to Q5 was due my bold stop working.
Now I hope that you may have understand that all your points were meaningless, coz I have got bored and frustrated with only have a touch option on phone.
Bold was much more better phone then Q5.
And i m sure that many BB users will agree with me.
please think 100 times before buying this Phone if you are already a BB user.
RAVISAGAR.S, 20 Apr 2014Can We INSTALL WhaTSApp? ... Frenz.. pls reply...Yes, u can
kkk, 20 Apr 2014Pls what can I do, my BlackBerry Q5 is writing sim not detected. I will have to off liv it for... moreThis is becoz of sim cutting problem. While u cut ur normal size sim to micro-sim, it might be damaged. U can go to the network provider office and submit your id proof and replace a new micro-sim with existing number.
zack, 19 Apr 2014Can i install apps like wechat, instagram , whatsapp on bb Q5?? Pls what can I do, my BlackBerry Q5 is writing sim not detected. I will have to off liv it for sometime before I can on it again or after several restart. Help me
KK99226, 19 Apr 2014Hello all,
I bought Q5 on 8th April 2014 and have to return it back to Amazon on 18th April... moreNo no no... This is so wrong. All you do is looking for the old ways of doing things and not trying to use things the new way.
Why do you need naviwheel on a touchscreen phone for example? There is an onscreen naviwheel popping up when you longpress text!!!
Why do you need a back button when the OS is made to work without one? In the cases where there is no onscreen back button in the lower left there is a cancel button on top.
And about emails, LoL you are hallucinating, you can go to the next or previous email by using the onscreen arrow buttons that auto-hide after 2-3 seconds. Once again, you have a touchscreen but refuse to look for solutions on the screen.
No wonder you had problems with that phone, its as they used to say about people who had too much problems with their PC, "the problem is located between the chair and the keyboard"
I bet you didnt bother to learn keyboard shortcuts as well. Your post was funny though, how can people get so blinded by the old ways that they get stuck with the user friendliness of BB10 OS? I have to wonder if you still drive a horse carriage because cars cannot be operated the same way as horses. You are DEFINITELY some kind of "cellphone Amish" who swear to the old ways.