PLEASE HELP, 16 Nov 2014Please help me! Should I buy the q5 or lumia 735 Im on contract and they are the same price Thanks!My friendly advise is to weigh-in everything. Try to ask yourself this questions and I guarantee you will have your answer of your choice.
1. Which of these two phones will give my satisfaction as a mobile user?
2. Am I comfortable with a physical QWERTY pad or a touchscreen keys?
3. Which of these phones has a higher positive feedbacks in terms of performance based on credible source?
4. In surfing the net, does screen size matters to you? Definitely you prefer the wider screen.
5. Am I comfortable with the traditional screen swipe gesture or I love to explore new gesture / swiping command?
6. Are the phones both reasonable for their price and specifications? Which phone answers my true qualifications for a new mobile phone?
7. Lastly, do I have previous experience whether good or bad from the same manufacturer of my preferred unit? What are those experience.
After answering all of these, I am very sure you will come up to your choice.
Good luck with the phone and have a good day!
Please help me! Should I buy the q5 or lumia 735 Im on contract and they are the same price Thanks!
AnonD-330573, 14 Nov 2014How did you updated to 10.1.3?
My phone shows that already updated to latest version 10.1.2Its a beta version and not the final version by Blackberry, I suggest you wait for the official update from blackberry.
It has a lot of glitches and bugs.
AnonD-1360, 13 Nov 2014You'll be surprised with the endurance, apparently I get much better battery life with the 10.... moreHow did you updated to 10.1.3?
My phone shows that already updated to latest version 10.1.2
sanjay, 13 Nov 2014i need whatsup application ,that apps use ing posiable blackberry world you'll get it there.
AnonD-1360, 13 Nov 2014You'll be surprised with the endurance, apparently I get much better battery life with the 10.... moreGreat!
Yes. Surfing the net video playbacks is a common cause of heat up especially in a multi-tasking event. My friendly advise is to close multiple screen for phone care and energy saving.Let's remember our phone is not made of ultrastrength material but rather semiconductor materials and some of them are too fragile.
Can't wait to see the update.
recca, 12 Nov 2014I have the 10.2.1.3062 update.
You are perfectly correct.
Camera performance plunged d... moreYou'll be surprised with the endurance, apparently I get much better battery life with the 10.1.3 update than the earlier update, with one charge the battery lasts about 20hrs on minimum use and 15hrs with very heavy usage. which is pretty cool.
Yes the phone back panel does heat up that only when you surfing the net or when you use the video camera for recording.
Sushi Majesty, 12 Nov 2014don't worry bud. I'm not offended by your remarks. But the beta update of the OS laggs a lot. ... moreI have the 10.2.1.3062 update.
You are perfectly correct.
Camera performance plunged down. But for sure, an update will come with a good fix on the bugs. Hopefully the updates won't give headaches on our Q5 performance.
One thing that excites me is the update what you have said. Pinch to zoom in zoom out video playbacks. Let's wait and see!
But there is a minor loophole I foresee if the long awaited update will come especially on the hardware performance. Faster phone performance has a tendency to heat up during multitasking and surfing the net. As a result, battery life and endurance wont last that much. This is true for all mobile phones. Processor along with the board generates heat and Q5 and the other phones has no built-in cooling system. Add the fact that our phone is compact and have non-removeable battery.
Thanks buddy for sharing! Have a good day.
recca, 07 Nov 2014@sushimajesty
A big yes. There are some unnoticeable loopholes in the q5 update especially t... moredon't worry bud. I'm not offended by your remarks. But the beta update of the OS laggs a lot. I can't wait to see the final 10.1.3 official update from blackberry. Some cool update features also using the pinch to zoom to zoom while recording a video but the camera quality has deteriorated much more than expected.
What version of the OS do you have running on your q5?
What is the reason blackberry Q5 not supporting viber pls anyone answer me
I hv purchased it on 2nd nov.
2.camera quality is gd but nt gd enough
1. Built quality is bad
2.display brightness is nt gd
3. When browsing net, phn is getting too hot
4. Non-removable back cover
5. To select a text for copy paste or want to slide the cursor for deleting or inserting word, is a bit tough.
Overall its a gd phone to me.
AnonD-1360, 06 Nov 2014Actually @ Recca there's a slight difference!
I recently got my blackberry Q5 updated (Did ... more@sushimajesty
A big yes. There are some unnoticeable loopholes in the q5 update especially to new owners of this phone.
However, I believe that even other best OS updates have their bugs in it. Updates are being released for better phone performance but not for perfection. A bug fix included in an update surely has another bug on it.
For the camera, touch pad and other hardware and software profiles I can say it is far better than other updates of other operating system.
Forgive how I express my thoughts but for the intrinsic understanding of this phone I may be lacking. But what makes up on my in-depth technically know-how impairment is what suffice my satisfaction of Q5 performance.
Thanks buddy for sharing your thoughts so as sharing with mine.
Have a good day!
recca, 05 Nov 2014Getting an update does not mean a change in visible performance or fancy icons or colorful rea... moreActually @ Recca there's a slight difference!
I recently got my blackberry Q5 updated (Did a jailbreak) its still a beta version of Ver 10.3.1.522 and I did notice a few bugs the drop-down shortcut menu does disappear at times and I would have to restart my phone to make it work again, the new blackberry assistant that works on the Passport works fine but there's a few times it takes forever to figure thing, you have to speak into the microphone else its going to keep looking with absolutely no response 7 out of 10 times it works perfectly its better than what google has to offer but not as good as Crotana on Nokia Lumia devices. The BB assistant works perfectly fine when you as the following things listed below.
1. Weather it gets the weather (You can't ask questions like you do on crotana but dont expect to sound sexy and reply back you need to carry an umbrella, the assistant is to the point after a while it begins to grown on you.)
2. You can ask the assistant to tweet, bbm and remind and for making appointments in your calender, make calls, search for an restaurant, send a text message, thats about it, it doesnt work for facebook. 8 out of 10 times it gets thing right but in crowded places it never works right you might give up and do things the good old way, using your fingers!
3. With a few voice commands you can switch on & off the wifi, bluetooth, set on flight mode and search words or thing on yahoo, bing, google.
The Music player offers equalizer options which is pretty cool with is good but I noticed the aeroplane mode does cause some static and creeky kind of sounds when the volume is at maximum and when you switch to the next song not sure if its only my device but its not that bad but, I preferred keeping the equalizers switched off.
I noticed the camera has better options now with a panorama capturing mode, face detection some better filter options. But, on the contrary I noticed that the image quality of taking still shots have deteriorated without the flash there's lot of noise and image stabilization isn't that great. Low light images inspite of the flash makes things worse. You get the best shots only during day time and you'll still notice considerable amount of noise.
But the OS is much better there's a homescreen now which is great but, the user has the option if he/she wishes not to have a home screen, while the home screen can also be used to hold the application that have been minimized which is a nice trick and works really well.
Battery Life after Update: The battery life has improved considerably. Earlier with the 10.2.1 update my Q5 would last 9 to 10 hours with heavy usage and after the beta update I noticed the battery last 12hrs straight with very heavy usage i.e.., 6hrs of calling, 4hrs of music, 2hrs of web browsing and still there will be 32% of battery life remaining. The update does offer battery saving mode which lets the software to reduce your screen brightness, reduce your phone's processing to just one core of the two, it also lets you choose from killing the 3G connection and gps location updation finally it also offer the users of, what percentage the battery should go into power saving mode you can start to put the phone in battery saving mode from the moment you take it of the charging to 10% battery as well. But I did notice inspite of using the battery saving mode, the battery juice depleted very fast which I found very astonishing shouldnt' work that way but, lets wait for the final update.
A word of caution: The phone does tend to heat up at the back at times not very hot but touches 32 to 38 degrees easily based on what application your running.
But, like I did mention the OS which I have updated seems to be still in beta version and the final version is yet to come out. So, I hope these issues are resolved by the time of the official release.
I hope this helps i wish I could add a few screen shots.
Vishal, 04 Nov 2014Received an OS update today in India. But no visible changes.Getting an update does not mean a change in visible performance or fancy icons or colorful reactions when swiping or tapping the screen. Kindly observe and feel your phone performance. I myself already enjoy the smoothness and responsiveness the screen and keypad. You may also observe the software configurations of your phone.
Hope I answer your thoughts. Good luck and have a nice day