This was the first time I bought a blackberry phone, I bought Q5. The phone brings disappointment. Booting takes more than 5 minutes, pathetic. Battery life is very poor, it doesn't long for 8 hours even. In call log it hangs quite often, although after recent OS update has helped on the phone hang front.
nj, 04 Jun 2014Hi all.. I am planning to buy BB Q5 for my son. who is staying in hostel.. he has a huge colle... morePlease don't buy this phone, completely waste of money, I've been using this phone for 4 months, now half of the touch screen is not working, I don''t know y is that, I didn't even drop the phone anywhere. I guess lot of people have this problem. Think b4 u buy this phone
Hi all.. I am planning to buy BB Q5 for my son. who is staying in hostel.. he has a huge collection of songs. and need to check internet too.. hope Q5 is the best choice.. please anybody comment
After reading good, bad and terrible opinions, I have get myself a unit of BlackBerry Q5 for a try.
The very first impression on this device is adorable and affordable too. Its light, speedy, very responsive and pocket friendly. I bought this device from my friend at USD 119 (he prefer touch screen more than QWERTY).
Browsing the net for daily news and infotainment are enjoyable. However, small screen on this device might not be suitable for watching movie.
I love the call and audio quality. It has a very good base speaker which I hardly find in this middle range of devices around.
The baterry provide me 2 days on a heavy usage (call, wifi, audio playback) before I needed to re-charge again.
So far, I haven't got a chance to experience "drvice hang" or "laggy" like some of the opinions posted recently. May be I will experience it after this post (touch wood) :|
However, I did complaint about syncing process which took me quite a while to synchronize with my PC's documents. its a new learning curve for me.
Personally, I prefer BB-OS 10 over BB-OS 7.1. The operation and gesture are the champ here. Installing ever ready apk file from Android platform is awesome despite some of the app might not display nicely due to this device's screen resolution (its square rather than rectangle shape).
I took a lot of photos with this device and the result is very nice. But, night shot is over saturated and produce noises.
Last but not least, if you are a movie and music on the go person, this BB-Q5 device is not suitabe for you. Otherwise, blackberry Q5 is actually a very good handset.
vikas jain, 29 May 2014hi frnds, i just wan 2 know abt bb q5 and its perfomence... how it works, i used iphone 4, n... moreI think you are similar to me then, all Lumia phones are so very very slow, WP is made that way, everything ticks along in its own and very slow pace, so frustrating, i dont understand how people can live with it. BB10 doesnt have any problem like that, the animations and transitions are short enough to not destroy the user experience, you will never be forced to wait for that lame same old Lumia animation where it feels like the final sideways movement lasts forever. BlackBerry 10 is the most pleasant OS i have ever tried.
vikas jain, 29 May 2014hi frnds, i just wan 2 know abt bb q5 and its perfomence... how it works, i used iphone 4, n... moreDon't worry man BLACKBERRY 10 os is more fast more user friendly and q5 has decent internet speed decent battery life
After the Black berry OS update of 10.2.1.2491 the handset and battery seems to be better.
i just wan 2 know abt bb q5 and its perfomence...
how it works, i used iphone 4, note 2, lumia 720, satisfied with note 2 n iphone4. but lumia 720 is damm slow. so howz bb q5 works fast and how about the net.. i had prob with bb bold 9900... suddenly light gets more brighter and suddenly battery low..
so i cant trust bb.. but guys you plz help.. is bb q5 dont have any prob...
I am using the device for the past few days. The Biggest problem is device memory full with in 2 or 3 days. Once I make a Security wipe it shows 4GB balance. I think there is a Software Bug which causes the problem.
I am using Gmail Apps, and I don't know is there anything to do with Settings.
I have deleted my mail accounts also, but the problem is not solving.
Blackberry should release a Update to solve it.
Using this from past 5 month and I'm totally satisfied with it. Everything is good about it. It's looks good and beautiful. Plus point is os itself. No lag,no hang. Speed browsing and have very much interesting things. Got radio after SW update 10.2.1. And now I can download any android app (jelly bean apps). This is really a cool stuff from blackberry. I'm a satisfied customer of blackberry from past 5 years. Thanks
doublechief, 24 May 2014how cheap is it? coz its still presently sold for 34,000($216) naira uk-used here in nigeria ... moreI dontknow the current prices around teh world but in your case its best to pay 39k for new than 34k for used import with no warranty.
AnonD-209094, 22 May 2014And then tell us how often you use the office suite?
The included office suite is one of t... morehow cheap is it?
coz its still presently sold for 34,000($216) naira uk-used here in nigeria and a difference of 5,000 naira to the price of new.
I am using this phone for the last 1 month and I thought of pointing out few things:
1) it is just so silly to even compare a OS7/7.1 device to a BB10 device. No BB7 device can come close to BB10 device when it comes to web, use speed and on-screen aesthetics;
2) you no more need BIS but you still retain same security even with a normal gprs plan;
3) even the flagship Bolds didn't have front cam, all BB10 phone have them;
4) Skype support present on BB10;
5) no more hourglass for lags;
6) majority android apps available(hassle free .apk file install)
Now coming to Q5:
1) bigger screen size than any OS7/7.1 device with much higher resolution(more than iPhone 4S retina display);
2) 2GB RAM so no "out of memory" error;
3) Dual core Krait processor for faster operations;
4) FM Radio available, 5mp decent camera with HD front cam(native Skype support);
5) much improved BBM with free voice and video calls(if supported by other handset);
6) 2nd largest battery in the BB series after Z30;
7) 1080p video recording @30fps;
8) H+ internet speeds, Wi-fi direct & NFC connectivity(country variant).
And yes, it does support whatsapp and doesn't need costly BIS plan.
In the end I have two conclusion. First, it may not be the best phone on market but it over-delivers at its price point. 2nd, no way a legacy OS7/7.1 Bold device can be compared to this handset functionality and specwise.
F!R3, 20 May 2014Couldn't agree more with what you said. Not to mention the fact that you could get this phone ... moreAnd then tell us how often you use the office suite?
The included office suite is one of the things i dislike about BB, lucky i got mine so very cheap, if i had to pay full price i would hesitate because it would be like i was helping to pay for something that i dont use, and almost noone use, like we are all contributing to a few business users who should have had their employer pay the office suite anyway and not put the expenses on regular users.
Hope theres no office suite included in upcoming BB phones or i may switch back to Xperia or iPhone where i pay for what i use, and never pay anything for what other people use.
hey guys..just a simple question kindly tell me which phone should i buy with refrence to calls,txt and whatsapp blackberry q5 or blackberry bold 4(9900)
plz rply soon...q5 seems too be lagging plz help me out..which phone to buy.thank you
Just want clarity onto this device,Im using it now for almost a month,but Ive spent a lot of data bundles surfing,why cant the device be made like others,you just update your BIS then surf as ussual,the BB10 service must cover all the social networks,last but least,WHY DOES THE BATTERY IRREMOVABLE?(Reply onto this address firstname.lastname@example.org)Hope you my input will be considered.
AnonD-246027, 02 May 2014Update to my previous comments Actually this device (and other new BB) can be connected to ... moreCouldn't agree more with what you said. Not to mention the fact that you could get this phone unlocked for 150 CAD and that it comes with a full (featured) office suit for FREE, that's right no need to pay an additional 30 $ for that! Thank you bb!