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BlackBerry Q5 review: The apprentice

BlackBerry Q5 review: The apprentice - read the full textSmartphone makers believe in trickle-down economics. They build their portfolios top to bottom, looking to get as much bang out of the flagship as they can and, after the hype around it has settled, they bring out the more affordable...

 

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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

My bb just doesnt work yey its stil new anyone knows what could hv happened

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  • 2013-08-09 02:29
  • Np}w

I hv a serious problem with my smart phone blackberry Q5,I downloaded my whatsapp bt whn im entering my cell number and press confirm it all turns grey,pls help me bcos I can't live without whatsapp

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  • 2013-08-06 06:16
  • Np}w

HEY!! please use correct information, it doesn't have HDMI port!! you should remove that feature from the first page!

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  • 2013-08-05 05:18
  • LwFK

Can't agreed more with kunal. I've always been a hardware qwerty supporter. Just retired my Nokia 302 to Q5. It's pity that not many maker release phone with qwerty keyboard.

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  • 2013-08-03 12:33
  • KSFS

> In reply to KunalChaudhry @ 2013-08-02 07:32 from t}PQ - click to readYes Aggrd ....BB is not all about gamin entertainment.....BB is all about corporate .its not casual its professional .........so better we keep base same and then compare with other brand i sure BB will will.......ITS CULT....

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  • 2013-08-02 07:52
  • vGBT

My first comment ever, probably because i felt the review was a bit too harsh on the phone. I had a S3, switched over to the One X. But a Blackberry has always been a faithful companion.
Q5, may not be all that great on the music or camera front, but it more than meets your needs for the same.
I bought a q5 as a birthday gift for my mother. its been a week and i have already started saving to buy one for myself.

Its a breeze BBM is way better than its copies - whatsapp and wechat etc.
i love the new gesture controls - its a one hand / thumb operation all the way.
and lets face it - one screen keyboard v/s hardware qwerty keyboard - any one up for a typing speed test??? bring it on.

The reason why Blackberry will always be my first choice :
1. Blackberry Protect
2. Blackberry travel
3. Password keeper
4. smooth changeover from one BB to another without the need to infrom all my BBM contacts of the new BB pin
4. Last but not the least - BBM

Simply put - i trust my data with Blackberry knowing it wont snoop around to push ad's at me. Cant do that with iphone or android.

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Dear Reviewer,
I dont think it'll be wise to call a qwerty keyboard a relic of the past.
For the first time it feels as if you were biased against Blackberyy and wrote the review with an intention to kill it.

I have been a gsmarena follower for almost 6-7 years.... hence the surprise

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  • 2013-08-02 07:32
  • t}PQ

Go home u r drunk bb! Low spec high price. No one will buy ur product

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  • 2013-08-01 05:50
  • tZ0L

no equalisers never mind reverb option complete fail for me.

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  • 2013-07-31 00:13
  • nEsD

I was really interested in buying this phone even after its stupid pricing. But after reading the review and sad camera quality it has to offer, I will shy away. Wish the company get some sense and produces genuine smartphone so that the loyal users aren't fooled in such devices. Give a decent camera and get the pricing right please

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  • 2013-07-29 22:47
  • rKZ4

The problem with the device is the price
And I don't know why bb has provided the black q5 only to every review site
I've seen it in white and it looks much better, in fact rather pretty

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  • 2013-07-29 06:33
  • vIdj

> In reply to jagwar @ 2013-07-28 21:32 from tUdx - click to readWhich older technology is that?

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  • 2013-07-29 04:09
  • Fv4$

blackberry is going to grandpa's company now due to older technology

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  • 2013-07-28 21:32
  • tUdx

Blackberry is a company which should simply kneel down, give and GTFO... They know their problems, their limitations and the usp of rivals, yet they cant come with a single good phone...

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  • 2013-07-28 16:57
  • utug

> In reply to Mohammed @ 2013-07-27 07:39 from rx2% - click to readHi, am interested to buy this phone . Can you tell me as user, is it easy to remove the sticker on the back and feels the keyboard when typing not that good as mentioned in the review ?

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  • 2013-07-28 09:11
  • NsER

Congrats GSM Arena, the best reviews in the business.

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  • 2013-07-28 01:29
  • mV{j

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