Specs summary

Screen
4.2"

The BlackBerry Z10's screen is 4.2 inches with 768 x 1280 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.5 GHz

There is a Dual-core 1.5 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the BlackBerry 10 (Update Available: 10.2.1) operating system (OS).

Camera
8+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 8+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 2+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
16 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1800mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1800 mAh battery. BlackBerry's performance ratings are 13 days standby time, 660 minutes (2G), 600 minutes (3G).



The BlackBerry Z10 has seemingly given its new iOS and Android rival the best possible platform from which to grow.

- Luke Johnson , TrustedReviews 


BlackBerry is still at the top of its game with data and reception.

- Joshua Topolsky , The Verge 

Reviews summary

7.5/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 67 reviews

Miles behind in the wake of the iOS and Android era, BlackBerry has overhauled its hardware and software.

Its first offering, the BlackBerry Z10, is indeed a phone that devoted followers (current and former) will love. As Laptop Magazine puts it, "...the company has created a platform that should not only keep many faithful from jumping ship, but also win some back."

However, those used to the workings of iOS and Android and unfamiliar with BlackBerry will find the Z10 not worth the transition. Business Insider makes that clear saying, "There's next to no incentive for anyone currently using an iPhone or Android phone to make the switch to BlackBerry..."

But for the BlackBerry faithful, the Z10 will not let you down. The creators of the phone have overhauled everything you know about the previous devices (even the recent Storm series) and shown that it can create compelling hardware relevant to this day and age. Phonedog details this when saying in their review that the "...Z10 is a substantial leap forward for BlackBerry. It brings the company into the 21st century with a modern smartphone with a dual-core processor, HD display, LTE connectivity, and an improved camera."

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While the hardware and technical specs are a plus, the software is a let-down. Compared to the dedicated and wide-ranging services of the App Store and Google Play, the BlackBerry Z10 fails to have an adequate competitor. Gaj-it say that "there aren't enough apps to tempt consumers away from Android and iOS, and there aren't enough consumers to tempt app developers to make BB10 apps as a priority."

The clear result is that the BlackBerry Z10, while an overhaul and modernization of the once great smartphone giant, isn't quite up-to-date in terms of software and accessibility for consumers used to the two big rivals, Android and iOS. Loyal buyers will rejoice, however, in the best BlackBerry handset to date.

Above all, the Z10 gives a new hope for the future of BlackBerry. Luke Johnson from TrustedReviews best sums this up with saying, "The BlackBerry Z10 has seemingly given its new iOS and Android rival[s] the best possible platform from which to grow."


Reviews (7.5/10 Avg. rating)


APC

Fast browser, gestures easy to learn, great for info junkies

from APC

The Z10 is certainly a solid phone. It’s also nice to have another smartphone OS option and those who love having quick direct action to their messaging and social media will love the Hub features. However, up against the heavyweights of the iOS, Windows Phone and Android worlds, it falls short.

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The Z10 is certainly a solid phone. It’s also nice to have another smartphone OS option and those who love having quick direct action to their messaging and social media will love the Hub features. However, up against the heavyweights of the iOS, Windows Phone and Android worlds, it falls short.

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Gadget Review

Solid battery life, an excellent keyboard, and nice form factor that feels solid in the hand

from Gadget Review

Despite Blackberry building what appears to be a solid OS that can handle just about anything that is thrown at it, it still lacks the feeling of belonging. Perhaps part of this is derived from the rather nascent and desolate app store that is devoid of the main stream applications I depend on, s...More

Despite Blackberry building what appears to be a solid OS that can handle just about anything that is thrown at it, it still lacks the feeling of belonging. Perhaps part of this is derived from the rather nascent and desolate app store that is devoid of the main stream applications I depend on, such as Spotify, Pandora, Instagram and a stand alone Gmail app. Or perhaps it’s because I want a me-too device that has an existing, and more importantly, mature eco system, such as Android and iOS.

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GottaBeMobile

Offers a full touch screen experience that delivers a very good keyboard

from GottaBeMobile

If you already own a BlackBerry and or are required to use a BlackBerry for work, and can switch away from a physical QWERTY keyboard the BlackBerry Z10 is worth considering.

However, if you are using an iPhone or Android device, switching to the BlackBerry Z10 will not be an easy experie...More

If you already own a BlackBerry and or are required to use a BlackBerry for work, and can switch away from a physical QWERTY keyboard the BlackBerry Z10 is worth considering.

However, if you are using an iPhone or Android device, switching to the BlackBerry Z10 will not be an easy experience. Learning the new operating system and gestures is simple enough, but the lack of important apps, animation delays and overflowing BB Hub are too important to overlook.

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Phone Report v2.0

Camera captures under-exposed pictures, battery could have more capacity

from Phone Report v2.0

The BlackBerry Z10, together with its operating system BlackBerry 10, is a smartphone that is worthy of belonging to the high-end segment of the mobile market, but it may be too late to steal market-share from iOS and Android devices.

Featuring a 4.2″ touchscreen with HD resolution,...More

The BlackBerry Z10, together with its operating system BlackBerry 10, is a smartphone that is worthy of belonging to the high-end segment of the mobile market, but it may be too late to steal market-share from iOS and Android devices.

Featuring a 4.2″ touchscreen with HD resolution, a dual-core 1.5 GHz processor and 2 GB RAM, an 8 megapixel with full HD video recording, and impressive sound intensity, the hardware of this handset is an attractive offer, even though it may not feature a quad-core CPU like certain Android competitors. What deprived the Z10 from being a perfect device when it came to its build is the 1800 mAh battery, which could have brought more capacity, and its camera that under-exposes pictures, although this could be a software issue.

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GSM Dome

Very promising, camera above expectations, catchy UI

from GSM Dome

The keyboard here is also unique, very, very comfortable to use and it has frets like a guitar. Said frets will have written on them suggestions and if you swipe up, the suggestions will reach the text writing area. You get suggestions for 3 languages at once, by the way. The keyboard will learn...More

The keyboard here is also unique, very, very comfortable to use and it has frets like a guitar. Said frets will have written on them suggestions and if you swipe up, the suggestions will reach the text writing area. You get suggestions for 3 languages at once, by the way. The keyboard will learn your writing pattern by using your messages from the past week. There’s also voice dictation and overall the writing experience is fantastic.

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UnleashThePhones

Performance is smooth and consistent and it’s still a great messaging device

from UnleashThePhones

I had some pretty high hopes out of the Blackberry Z10. Mostly because of Blackberry 10 as a platform. While I do wish they had worked on the design of the Z10 more, some might actually like the industrial design. The star of the show though, is the new Blackberry 10 platform, and the QNX based p...More

I had some pretty high hopes out of the Blackberry Z10. Mostly because of Blackberry 10 as a platform. While I do wish they had worked on the design of the Z10 more, some might actually like the industrial design. The star of the show though, is the new Blackberry 10 platform, and the QNX based platform honestly is a joy to use. There is admittedly a very steep learning curve with all the various gestures and settings, but once you master that it becomes second nature. Performance is smooth and consistent and it’s still a great messaging device. Though I’m not a fan of the onboard maps and battery life isnt too great.

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Mobility Digest

Blackberry delivered a very well thought out experience and executed it with class

from Mobility Digest

Blackberry delivered a very well thought out experience and executed it with class. For me, this puts to rest the question of “Can Blackberry stop the bleeding?” This device might not be what a lot of us would like it to be, but it sure does make a case for Blackberry loyalist and anyone in between. If I had to rate this device, I would give it a strong 3 our of 5, it is an excellent 1.0 product and will become a stronger contender as the OS and feature set mature....

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Blackberry delivered a very well thought out experience and executed it with class. For me, this puts to rest the question of “Can Blackberry stop the bleeding?” This device might not be what a lot of us would like it to be, but it sure does make a case for Blackberry loyalist and anyone in between. If I had to rate this device, I would give it a strong 3 our of 5, it is an excellent 1.0 product and will become a stronger contender as the OS and feature set mature.

I would recommend this device to the Blackberry fanatic who has been holding on for ever, the corporate user who is looking for the one phone to fit their lifestyle or even a smartphone user who doesn’t require a million apps. Good job Blackberry!

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Tech Ticker

Great design, smooth performance

from Tech Ticker

All said and done, is this phone worth buying? The BlackBerry Z10 is a good phone, no doubt but the phone’s undoing is its price. In the similar price range, users have got the iPhone 5, Galaxy S4 or even the HTC One to choose from, all of which either have a superior hardware, design or hu...More

All said and done, is this phone worth buying? The BlackBerry Z10 is a good phone, no doubt but the phone’s undoing is its price. In the similar price range, users have got the iPhone 5, Galaxy S4 or even the HTC One to choose from, all of which either have a superior hardware, design or huge app support. Admittedly, Z10 is BlackBerry’s first attempt with the new OS and BlackBerry will come out with newer and better devices but when a phone is reckoned as a ‘comeback’ device, BlackBerry could’ve priced it more aggressively to win back the lost BlackBerry customers and gain some new ones. consumer’s choice is based on the wallet and not the loyalism, a cheaper Z10 would’ve won few more customers for BlackBerry.

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TheUnlockr

The Z10 feel solid and yet is light

from TheUnlockr

All in all, if you are coming from another Blackberry device, the Blackberry Z10 is an upgrade. Full touchscreen, snappy keyboard, all the BES crap you’re used to, slick design, Blackberry Hub, faster internet than another Blackberry, etc. But if you come from ANY other device like Android,...More

All in all, if you are coming from another Blackberry device, the Blackberry Z10 is an upgrade. Full touchscreen, snappy keyboard, all the BES crap you’re used to, slick design, Blackberry Hub, faster internet than another Blackberry, etc. But if you come from ANY other device like Android, Windows Phone, or an iPhone, you can’t help but think you’re using a device that isn’t up to par. Give it a few iterations from now and maybe it’ll be caught up, but as it stands now, it’s like driving a model T and admiring its potential, when all your friends already have Ferraris.

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Daily Mobile

The Z10 feels light but solid in the hand

from Daily Mobile

BlackBerry's new BB10 operating system is fantastic (in my opinion) it's easy to use, fast to learn and can be fantastic with some updates. My hope is that BlackBerry takes the feedback they get from users and tweak it to mature the OS. It's very good for a 1.0 version OS however BlackBerry needs to improve it quickly if they want to stay alive in the mobile space....

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BlackBerry's new BB10 operating system is fantastic (in my opinion) it's easy to use, fast to learn and can be fantastic with some updates. My hope is that BlackBerry takes the feedback they get from users and tweak it to mature the OS. It's very good for a 1.0 version OS however BlackBerry needs to improve it quickly if they want to stay alive in the mobile space.

Is the Z10 right for you? That I can not tell you, you need to go down to you local AT&T store and play with the device itself for five or ten minutes. You will either love or hate the OS after that period of time. If you love it nothing else will do for you. (well except maybe the Nokia N9 and Meego) This is trusting that BlackBerry with their years of experience will fix the minor flaws in the OS and ramp up the apps quickly enough to keep everyone happy.

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Good But!!!

Problematic when loading pictures to Main PC. Very poor battery life

Better but not by much.

Lacks speed. Hub is a pain...one extra step to email, text, etc. Lack of dedicated apps that can make it truly stellar. Sidebar loading is a pain to put on a modified android app. Camera is good. Sound is good. Browser is still weak. Have to pay for Google Maps available free on Ios and Android.
Lacks speed. Hub is a pain...one extra step to email, text, etc. Lack of dedicated apps that can make it truly stellar. Sidebar loading is a pain to put on a modified android app. Camera is good. Sound is good. Browser is still weak. Have to pay for Google Maps available free on Ios and Android. Less
Mark

This is the BEST phone I ever had

It offers SECURITY like no other phone does. No malware (!!!), no worries like had with Samsung Galaxy S II. Very easy to learn how to use it (great online support) and BBM really rocks!! Great USEFUL and SECURE apps. I strongly recommend this phone to anyone ready to upgrade. From now on BlackBerry is the only Brand I will ever have
It offers SECURITY like no other phone does. No malware (!!!), no worries like had with Samsung Galaxy S II. Very easy to learn how to use it (great online support) and BBM really rocks!! Great USEFUL and SECURE apps. I strongly recommend this phone to anyone ready to upgrade. From now on BlackBerry is the only Brand I will ever have Less

Blackberry Re-invented

This phone is absolutely amazing. Things that I had initially found lacking were the battery and the camera, but the updates are coming in so fast that those things aren't a problem any longer. The battery lasts me the entire day on a single charge (and I really push it with extensive internet browsing...More
This phone is absolutely amazing. Things that I had initially found lacking were the battery and the camera, but the updates are coming in so fast that those things aren't a problem any longer. The battery lasts me the entire day on a single charge (and I really push it with extensive internet browsing, music, and BBM), and the camera now also works excellent in the dark. It is very light but still feels solid and the texture and design of the phone makes it very comfortable to use (the 4.2 inch size is perfect for both one hand and two hand use). The Blackberry Hub feature is a major selling point for the phone because it is so efficient and effective but it is the browser that really blew me away. I have used the iphone 5's, Samsung's S4, and HTC One's browser but the Z10 blows them all out of the water. Overall this is an excellent phone and I would definitely recommend it. Less
Andrew

Flawless

Its awesome. Love it

Fun and definitely a Modern High Quality Smart Phone now.

Great speed and multitasking is incredible and easy on it. found that peek works as advertised and the swipe/flow thing is easy to learn and very intuitive once played with a bit. I would say a great start and a great phone from a company that has in the past been the best in the industry and is looking for some comeback.
Great speed and multitasking is incredible and easy on it. found that peek works as advertised and the swipe/flow thing is easy to learn and very intuitive once played with a bit. I would say a great start and a great phone from a company that has in the past been the best in the industry and is looking for some comeback. Less

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Full Specs

Overview
Release date February 2, 2013
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kindom, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/1700/1900/2100 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/700 MHz
Data:
EDGE, HSPA+, LTE
variations
SIM card Micro-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System BlackBerry 10 (Update Available: 10.2.1)

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Processor Dual-core 1.5 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 16 GB
RAM 2 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.07 W/kg
Body: 1.07 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1800 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time 660 minutes
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time 242 minutes
Talk Time 660 minutes
3G Talk Time Up to: 600 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 13 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 5.1 x 2.6 x 0.3 cm (2 x 1 x 0.1 in)
Weight 137 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 768 x 1280 pixels
Pixel density 356 pixels
Size 4.2 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, MMS, Blackberry
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles HSP
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out HDMI
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallett Yes
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
5x digital
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Image stabilization, Time Shift mode
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, ASF, AVI
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Zoom
3x digital
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, MP4, AAC, AMR-WB, AMR, WMA, WAV, M4A, OGG
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, MPEG-4, WMV, ASF, AVI
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): BlackBerry Surfboard, BlackBerry London

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