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BlackBerry Q5 review: The apprentice

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Hello all,

I bought Q5 on 8th April 2014 and have to return it back to Amazon on 18th April 2014, coz they don't have replacement policy, they can only refund it.

So I have no option other than to get refund and it is better for me also.

Ok now let go to the mobile review.

No need of BIS plans to run BBM and mails etc… normal 2G plan will do all for you as other mobile do.     +1

Touch screen is good like other phones.   +1

Good typing experiences, good keyboard. +1

Was able to watch almost all type of video files. +1

Good speaker for hands free call and music  +1

No back key, now it is replaced with new touch feature. I  really miss the back key, coz it helps a lot with every action you do on phone (old blackberry users will miss a lot) -1

Phone buttons are missing, call key and call drop key which helps BB users to action it fast, touch option is there but is good to have a key.  -1

Can’t edit anything properly coz of the missing tracker key, due to which I missed the old way or reading mails, web browser, chats etc…  like we use to do, scrolling up-down, left-right. -2

WhatsApp is not integrated with BB and I again miss my old BB phone. WhatsApp message by using phone contacts is not there, forwarding WhatsApp message to other WhatsApp user or group is missing, using WhatsApp in this phone is really a big pain. -2

Old BB users will miss the email feathers like reading the next email, replying to mail etc… we have to go back to read the next email in Q5. -2

Last and final the Camera, which 5Mp and it won’t work and give an error “The camera can't be started” just after two days of purchasing. Done everything with the phone to make the camera work, like reset, format phone, format SD card, drained battery to get it switched off and whatever solution I can find it on the net, but the result was same with an error “The camera can't be started”. Last option was to take it service centre to know what can be done.   Reply was surprising, they would keep it with them to check if it is a software or hardware and if it’s a hardware issue then need to replace it, but this can only be happen from the store where I have bought/buy it i.e. Amazon.in. -5 (Service centre)

So finely I don’t like the Q5 phone, rest is up to you people.
 

Thanks you.

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  • 2014-04-20 13:48
  • K8Tv

I dont know but for whatever reason i can not see setting option in the Whatsapp in my phone I use BBq5

Can someone help me guidin here

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  • 2014-03-27 10:22
  • PTis

My BBQ5 cant startup after i dropped it in the rain. I need help, what do i do please?
Thank you.

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  • 2014-03-23 23:09
  • fuN1

> In reply to cuddly @ 2014-01-17 14:50 from N9@S - click to readI am also struggling with downloads please help!!!!!

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  • 2014-03-17 15:56
  • Na@n

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-10-02 10:55 from 3sEj - click to readWhen u are on watsapp!!drag for up u will see settings click on it den u see change profile pics den u can change there!!!

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  • 2014-02-27 07:37
  • N9@S

I have the bbq5. I upgraded it and now can't save any videos from fb or youtube or anything. Extremely frustrating considering i could do it before. Any ideas? Fml hate this phone.

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  • 2014-02-22 02:15
  • j2mx

All the companies have stopped makin qwerty phones... Sad...m usin bold4 bb... Still can anyone suggest me which blackberry is best to by considerin its battery life n net friendly features...?

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  • 2014-02-03 10:27
  • 3sEw

> In reply to bbz @ 2013-12-25 22:48 from HKSG - click to readTo save song on d fone from tubidy, it doesn't give u d option 2save..it just plays the song and ends there. I have still not been able to save

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  • 2014-01-17 14:50
  • N9@S

Hi there,

How do I save or download a picture using my BB Q5 ??

Thanks!

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  • 2014-01-15 16:06
  • NmaU

What are the advantages of a build-in battery,bec I don't see it as an advantage

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  • 2014-01-12 11:48
  • fj5j

> In reply to kilo @ 2013-11-25 15:21 from Nv0T - click to readTo change your picture, you go on to the one you want, got to set as and choose whatsapp pic.

To get songs I know a site called tubidy.com, search the song you want then go to save mp3 something like that, it's free and really easy to use. Only down side is that just released songs take a little while to get on to there.
Let me know if I could help

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  • 2013-12-25 22:48
  • HKSG

The sloution for changing the picture (I try it my self) I found it my self no body told me.. for q5 is u add ur self in whatsaap by saving ur number in ur contacts then u open ur profile from ur whatsaap contact and open the picture and select in the middle option then u upload easly :) I am genious

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  • 2013-11-27 03:03
  • wHU7

How do I change my watsup profile picture on blackberry Q5,and how do I download and save songs

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  • 2013-11-25 15:21
  • Nv0T

I bought BlackBerry Q5 2 month ago,but I'm still cann't used BBM and I don't know to sign in Blackberry ID,thanks

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  • 2013-11-25 08:31
  • u{Ea

> In reply to nemo @ 2013-08-05 05:18 from LwFK - click to readU get a blackberry hdmi cable that u plug in where u plug ur charger in

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  • 2013-10-25 19:03
  • 3sEw

Hey people I am planning to buy bb q5 just fr whatsapp. Will u plz help me is dis a gud phone? Or ny busy facing any problem wid their device so plz let me knw wht type of prob ur facing wid ur machine q5. Bec my reason to buy bb q5 is its qwerty keypad as I use whatsapp 6 to 8 hours daily. So plz guys do suggest me

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  • 2013-10-05 20:31
  • 9GaE

My bbQ5 doesn't do profile picture on whatsaap' help me plz' how can I do ?

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  • 2013-10-02 10:55
  • 3sEj

> In reply to Paximos @ 2013-07-27 00:29 from kc7V - click to readI hv a problem wth my bbQ5 it doesn't do profile picture

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  • 2013-10-02 10:18
  • 3sEj

Please how can I download music and videos on my q5

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  • 2013-09-18 00:58
  • ftVg

A good choice for people who wants to try Blackberry 10 OS

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  • 2013-08-19 15:42
  • txjn

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