Worst phone I ever owned.
The screen is over-sensitive, I keep it in my handbag and even the lightest brush selects icons. The phone keeps freezing and sometimes dials the wrong number. It floods with pointless notifications like wifi access, which I need to deleted in batches. This way I accidentally deleted a message thread with my boyfriend, and now I cannot retrieve it. I only have this phone for a few months and it's already irritating me to no end.
For those asking, yes, the Z30 is a great phone. Sadly, Blackberry CEO Chen seems intent on killing off the mobile division with his "back to the future" ideas of physical QWERTY keyboards and oddly shaped phones like the passport. Sure, they'll get some sales, but they aren't mainstream. Years ago Samsung and others took on Blackberry with their own QWERTY offerings, but the majority of the world decided they wanted touch screen and it was pretty much all over for Blackberry and QWERTY
Now Chen thinks the problem is BOS 10.x and has decided to try and grab market share with an Android offering. Perhaps BB market research will come up with a study that will tell Chen what the majority of people already know: most of the market won't pay a premium for a phone that has 2nd class specs no matter how good the OS.
Now Snapdragon just came out with a kick-ass 820 which all reports say have the heating issues that came with the 810 worked out. So why not give the Blackberry community a nice successor to the Z30, but with all the bells and whistles?
I'd like to see a successor with an underclocked 820 (to save on battery since BOS 10.x doesn't really need the HP), throw in 64GB internal storage and all the latest connectivity features to do wired/wireless connectivity to SmartTVs, projectors and monitors. That will get business users excited. Throw in the latest Sony camera sensor to make the phone on par with other flagships in that department. And speaking of Sony, make it waterproof too. Give it 3GB-4GB of RAM along with the Adreno 530 to give the geeks and gamers something to get excited about. Finally, make it a bit thinner, but not at the cost of the battery, so that it can be used as a real workhorse without recharging every day.
Now you have a successor to the Z30 that is worthy of the premium price. If you want to make it a horse race, make two versions, one with Android and one with BOS 10.x and let the market decide which one it wants.
Sadly, it won't happen as it appears that after his failed experiments, Chen wishes this mobile division headache would just go away with a whimper, rather than a bang.
a.z., 01 Oct 2015leap or z30 pls suggest which one is better?? Good
grey106 , 07 Oct 2015Thank youI know it is located cyberzone of sm north edsa... .
Friends, Can we install Google Map (through amazon app store) and use real time navigation with GPS in BB z30?
Skype requires a phone number for the service and it sends a download link.
Are you trying to avoid the cost by registering?
abbasi06, 18 Sep 2013MY God, still no comments on this cell. Why?Does the snapchat app work on bbz30 pls need urgent answer
I wasn't really looking for a new phone when I got my Z30 I was in bell just looking around when one of the workers ask me if want to look at one sure had some time to kill and I'm glad I did I just love it. Always said ether you love blackberry or you don't. This one has really been dependable for me I mean I remember when people talk about watching MNF on your phone. It was my playbook that got me hooked on blackberry and I wish they would put more effort into the development of my playbook.
so far so good .. i am using BB z30 from two months . great battery timing . smooth . updated to 10.3 .. hats off to blackberry ..
I really hate a android device. Nd I have do not sufficient money to go for any iPhone device.. so now 2 options for me 1. Lumia 830, 730 nd bb z30.. which 1 is better for me? Um big fan of quality sound both earphones or outdoors nd battery, life ... please ples guys suggest me .... thanks
a.z., 01 Oct 2015leap or z30 pls suggest which one is better??
Because of it's build
Because of it's dual speakers
Because of it's battery
Because of amoled screen
Because of HDMI port
miru, 02 Oct 2015No way to compare ..
Nth comes near HTC in sound and softwareI have both bbz30 & htc one m8..
Blackberry sounds 10 time better than htc, with earphone or without earphone
Posting this just after my z30 had a swim in a bucket of water. Solid phone best ever blackberry device
Can I say, it is long overdue now. The Blackberry Z30 is to me the perfect Blackberry. Z10 was great but now seems outdated yet still can keep up. The Classic and the Passport are excellent too and Passport seems to have the stronger specs of all, but with the Blackberry Priv, while packing awesome specs its still not a Blackberry. Blackberry Z30 needs an upgrade! The Leap in my opinion is a step down from the Blackberry Z30. I am patient and can't wait for the day Z30 has an official successor. This great phone rocks!