Finally, BlackBerry has revealed a device with brand new OS and a new hardware. However, impressing everyone with it isn’t going to be easy for the manufacturer. Still, BlackBerry Z10 has got the potential to impress everyone with its superb looks and features.
In terms of design, Z10 has got all the right lines which are similar to iPhone 5. You will see a change in texture from comfortable rear plate to the plastic sides. BB Z10 looks quite modern in its fluidity and animations and the icons, fonts and text on the phone are quite readable. The device is light, thin and the screen looks fairly sharp. However, don’t expect the screen to be as bright as iPhone or HTC 8X. The performance of the device is quite decent and the apps including Twitter and Facebooks apps load fast enough. You will hardly face any slowdown. The software keyboard of this phone is simply fantastic. It is too comfortable to type on. The auto correct option is much better than the other BB devices.
The software upgrade in Z10 is perhaps its most noticeable feature of the device. You won’t find any navigation or home button in this phone. In order to go home, you need to swipe up from bottom of the screen. Also, to centralize the experience and as a replacement of traditional home screen, BlackBerry 10 has been equipped with BlackBerry Hub, which contains all your notifications, messages, calendar events as well as contacts. All of these things are beautifully integrated in hub. Using the hub, you can get to everything very quickly.
The best part of the device is its fast speed. If you are an existing BlackBerry user you won’t face much problem in switching to BB 10. However, for first time user you may take some time to adjust to the settings. The call quality of the device is decent and the speaker is loud and clear. The microphone also seems to be quite sensitive. However, there are a few complaints about the battery life of the phone.
For internet users, this is a user friendly device as the web pages load quickly even when working in 2G or low speed connections. Also, the basic features like copy & paste, bookmarks and tabs are pretty good in the device. The 1.5GHz dual core processor of the phone is backed by 2GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage to store music, apps, videos and other files.