I really want to like this phone. The OS is very powerful and a joy to use. Incompatibility with the square screen ratio aside (and there are many instances), I'm really disappointed with the build quality of the Q5.
First I noticed that the camera lens and flash covers are poorly fixed on the phone. They can be easily pushed inward 3-4mm like they are fixed on with adhesive foam.
The other issue occurred when the phone fell a half meter onto a bathroom mat. It was inside the oem hard shell case (a dual layer case) yet the phone housing began to separate, and the media buttons had popped halfway out of the case. I suppose a tab that keeps the phone housing together has broken off, because now there always a gap in the phone housing that refuses to stay closed.
I definitely don't feel that this phone is worth the $150 CDN I paid for it. I've used 20 or more phones in the past two years for reviews, samples and development testing, and this phone is one of the most poorly constructed ones I've come across.
Guyz Guyz, I have been using Q5 for 11 months, if u plan to buy a good value for your money go and get in no problems at all
just a quick update to all the users and future buyers of this phone. I apologize if you are already aware of this.
but initially I thought the battery was kind of giving some trouble with low battery backup (better than android Samsung phone though). But just yesterday I changed the signal specification from 3g to Edge (2g) and since then it has been giving excellent battery backup. by default the phone is set to 3g&2g but set it only 2g edge and you will not be disappointed with the battery,
Awesome phone with awesome features.
Also, heard that some android apps are compatible. didn't try yet, will try shortly and shall update on gsmarena.
feel free to email me on firstname.lastname@example.org for any clarifications about this phone. though I am not an expert I can share my opinions.
Thank you for reading
guru murthi, 27 Aug 2014Hi dude are you using software ver 10.2 or 10.2.1 in your Q5 if you are using 10.2.1 how is yo... more10.2.1 OS and camera has very good clarity and all the features are very good...rather I would say excellent
The device is blessed with sleek n smooth look with touch n type feature.Although the price is bit on a higher side, still a winner compared with other devices in the same range
shanth24x7, 25 Aug 2014Messages can be filtered. though BB hub shows all the messages together you also have the opti... moreHi dude are you using software ver 10.2 or 10.2.1 in your Q5 if you are using 10.2.1 how is your camera clarity I'm planning to buy this phone please reply, thank you.
AnonD-296679, 25 Aug 2014Have been using for about 3 months and nothing to complain about it. -first, reasonable pri... moreHi dude are you using software ver 10.2 or 10.2.1 in your Q5 if you are using 10.2.1 how is your camera clarity I'm planning to buy this phone please reply, thank you.
shanth24x7, 25 Aug 2014no need to buy any data plans. works with normal internet plans.no need for BIS.does bb world work without bis pack?
HARDIK, 14 Aug 2014Anybody know that we have to buy a blackberry internet plan for this or it will be worked on n... moreno need to buy any data plans. works with normal internet plans.no need for BIS.
Guru, 20 Aug 2014I'm planning to buy this phone but heard some bad reviews like phone is not user friendly for ... moreMessages can be filtered. though BB hub shows all the messages together you also have the option of looking individual services.also the contacts can be merged from google account or any other account you have.
its user friendly. nothing bad about this phone.
This is awesome and this is blackberry
Have been using for about 3 months and nothing to complain about it.
-first, reasonable price, good build
-second, OS 10 really rocks
-third, superb design, look "business" than bare touch screen phones, can deal very with mails even facebooks
-finally, it's blackberry!
- BB apps are boring and ineffective
- some android apps could be loaded and run on BB10 Platform but it not really runs here. causes delay in opening stage, this is frustrated.
Sazidur, 17 Aug 2014If possible to use Normal data plan as like android,windows,ios pls conform me. We know blackb... moredoesn't need any contract or BIS. you can use normal internet plans 2g 3g to make this work, can set up emails and any other accounts just the way you do not any other smart phone, must have phone for every user.
Where have you been all these days. Very very lovable Q5. Super design, sleek body, Good battery backup, Doesn't need BIS to setup email accounts or facebook or whatsapp.
very easy to use just like any other Android or windows phone.
If there is anything specific it would elaborated discussion. Everything is perfect in this phone, MOST OF ALL it doesn't need BIS.
Lover you blackberry Q5.
there has been a price drop huge price drop and everyone who has a budget of 15000 can go for this phone undoubtedly.
For those who do not like qwerty this is for you as well. has wonderful touch screen and super qwerty as well.