Top positive review
189 people found this helpful
The most elegant phone till date - Honest Review
on November 5, 2013
I bought the unlocked version from Malaysia.
Only a company such as RIM / Blackberry can do this. I can keep writing forever about how great I find this phone to be. But here is a short and quick review..
I have been using an iPhone 5 and BB Z10. The Z10 itself was much better than the iPhone in several departments but was lacking some crucial features such as a confusing copy paste functionality and weak battery life.. With Z30's new hardware and OS 10.2, BB has taken it to the a whole new level. The Z30 has the best network coverage. In a basement where my iPhone gives me 1 or 2 signal bars, the Z30 gives me almost full network. The call voice quality is amazingly clear and natural. The speakers give a stereo sound. Off-course you cant compare it with a home theater system, but it is certainly one of the best and it makes the experience of watching Youtube videos, Pandora very enjoyable. The screen resolution though not 1080p is really nice. BB OS10.2 has some drastic changes and improvements. With USB host, I connected a mouse, keyboard and pen drive to it and also connected it to a monitor via Miracast. I was amazed to see how the Z30 delivered in all the departments. BB OS10.2 is way better than iOS7. Trust me on this.. Once you get used to the gesture based navigation on a BB, you would never ever like to use the iPhone. In OS10.2, you can instantly reply to messages through the notifications without leaving your current screen. Lastly not to mention, with moderate usage, my battery lasted about 2 and a half days. This beats every other phone in the competition.
Bottom-line: If you are looking for a cell phone with superior sound quality, powerful communication, great battery life go for the Z10.
If you are someone who cant live without Apps such as Netflix, Instagram.. then this may not for you. It is for people who are looking for a powerful and secure communication device. I find it a great fun device too.
The only one thing that might be a shortfall for some people would be the number of apps available on BB World. A phone is judged by its quality and features and not by the number of apps. You could anyways side-load all Android apps onto the Z30. That said, the BB World does have over 120,000 apps and counting including the most important apps that one would need.
Agreed that BB has made some crucial mistakes and has stepped into the game a little late, but its well worth the wait. It takes sometime for a new platform to mature and stabilize and BB OS10.2 has done just that.
Don't be surprised if the US starts bashing this phone in their reviews solely because of the lack of apps compared to iOS / Android. Its become a sort of trend here to bash a brand and give biased views.