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|DESIGN AND DIMENSIONS BlackBerry Q10|
|Product Type||BlackBerry smartphone|
|Form Factor||Full keyboard - touch screen|
|Height||119.6 mm||Worse than 62 % of phones rated.|
|Width||66.8 mm||Worse than 51 % of phones rated.|
|Depth||10.35 mm||Worse than 51 % of phones rated.|
|Weight||139 g||Better than 53 % of phones rated.|
|SAR Value||0.61 W/kg (body), 0.78 W/kg (head)|
|Integrated Components||FM radio|
Micro-USB - 5 pin Micro-USB Type B
HDMI - 19 pin micro HDMI Type D
Headset jack - mini-phone 3.5mm
The BlackBerry Q10 has a height of 119.6 mm, a width of 66.8 mm and a thickness of 10.35 mm. The weight of the phone is 139 g.Show more
|DISPLAY BlackBerry Q10|
|Display Type||OLED display|
|Display Technology||Super AMOLED|
|Screen Size (Display Size)||3.1"||Worse than 76 % of phones rated.|
|Screen Resolution (Display Resolution)||720 x 720 pixels||Better than 50 % of phones rated.|
|Pixel Density||330 ppi||Worse than 65 % of phones rated.|
|Colour Depth||16.7 million colours||Better than 99 % of phones rated.|
The screen size reaches 3.1" inches. Phones with smaller displays are easier to use with one hand. The experience is less pleasant compared to phones with large displays. However, if you're buying a phone for basic use and don't want, for example, a good gaming experience or a large screen for watching movies, this size should be good enough for you. Owing to OLED technology, the display offers a true representation of colours, especially black. The resulting contrast is significantly higher and colours appear more vivid. OLED technology is now part of most smartphones, while LCD displays are becoming a thing of the past in mobile phones. OLED displays also have lower power consumption compared to LCD technology.
Display Resolution of BlackBerry Q10 is 720 x 720 pixels. A higher display resolution is a prerequisite for a sharper image. The standard for mid-range phones today is a Full HD resolution of 1920 × 1080 px. Cheaper phones, which usually have a smaller diagonal, have an HD resolution of 1280 × 720 px. Smaller resolutions can only be found in older models. Best phones, on the other hand, have a 4K resolution of 3840 x 2160 px. Display´s pixel density is 330 ppi and represents another significant factor affecting image sharpness besides resolution. The higher the value, the sharper the image. Average value is currently about 350-400 ppi, which guarantees a fine and sufficiently sharp image. Finest modern phone displays reach 450 ppi and above.
|PROCESSOR BlackBerry Q10|
|Processor Type (CPU)||Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus|
|Clock Speed||1.5 GHz||Better than 56 % of phones rated.|
|Processor Core Qty||Dual-core||Worse than 89 % of phones rated.|
|Graphics System (GPU)||Qualcomm ADRENO 225|
BlackBerry Q10 is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus. The number of processor cores is 2. It is a number of cores that plays an important role in evaluating the performance of phone as it is responsible for computing operations. Smartphones already commonly have a core count of around 4 to 8. Multi-core processors can perform better and reduce the processing time of a request to a minimum, which is reflected in the responsiveness of the phone, e.g. in the speed of opening applications. The processor frequency indicates how many instructions phone can process in 1 second. The higher the frequency, the better the performance. Standard processor frequency range today is between 1.8 GHz and 2.8 GHz. BlackBerry Q10 reaches the frequency of 1.5 GHz.
The processor also includes the graphics accelerator Qualcomm ADRENO 225.
|MEMORY BlackBerry Q10|
|RAM||2 GB||Better than 57 % of phones rated.|
|Internal Memory Size (Storage Capacity)||16 GB||Better than 50 % of phones rated.|
|Supported Flash Memory Cards (Expandable Memory)||microSDHC - up to 32 GB|
The phone´s internal memory capacity is 16 GB. The size of the internal storage determines e.g., how many photos, songs, movies, or applications you can store on your phone. This memory capacity is ideal for those who have a few basic apps and a few dozen photos on their phone. If you don't expect to use your phone to play games or need to store high-resolution photos, this size should be sufficient. There is almost no probability you're likely to see this low capacity on new smartphones. The standard memory today is around 64 and 128 GB. The best phones have internal memory of 256 GB or more. Luckily, most smartphone manufacturers nowadays offer models with different memory sizes to suit every user.
An additional option to increase the storage capacity of this model is to insert a memory card.
RAM memory of the BlackBerry Q10 is 2 GB. Most powerful phones currently have an operating memory of 12 GB or more, which is especially useful for demanding users such as gaming enthusiasts. Normally, phones nowadays have 6 to 8 GB of RAM, which means that the phone can easily handle normal operation and more demanding applications. Operating memory of less than 4 GB is found in lower-end phones or older models, and they are suitable for low-end users who don't use demanding applications and have the phone more for basic use.
|CAMERA BlackBerry Q10|
|Number of Main Cameras||1|
|Sensor Resolution||8 Megapixel||Better than 54 % of phones rated.|
|Lens Aperture||F/2.2||Worse than 71 % of phones rated.|
|Digital Zoom||5x||Better than 66 % of phones rated.|
|Camera Modes||Time Shift mode|
|Light Source||LED light|
|Video Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (1080p)|
|Number of Front Cameras||0|
The rear camera of the BlackBerry Q10 has only one lens. Single lens is more typical for older phones or lower-end phones with lower quality cameras. The rear cameras of modern phones nowadays are usually equipped with two, three and sometimes even five rear camera lenses. The resolution of the main lens is 8 Megapixel. Higher resolution does not necessarily mean super high quality photos. Furthermore, it depends on the pixel size but also on other important factors. The aperture of main lens reaches F/2.2 value. The best phones have a lens with an aperture of up to F/1.5, where more light can pass through sensor and photos will be of a high quality even in low light conditions. However, lenses with apertures around F/1.8 to F/2.2 are the most common. The lower the number after the slash, the better the photo quality.
Digital zoom in this case offers zooming up to 5x. Of course, the higher the lens value, the more distant object can be zoomed in. Nonetheless, the disadvantage of digital zoom is that the quality and sharpness of photo deteriorates when using it.
|BATTERY AND CHARGING BlackBerry Q10|
|Battery Capacity (Battery Size)||2100 mAh||Better than 51 % of phones rated.|
|Standby Time||355 hours||Better than 51 % of phones rated.|
|Talk Time||810 minutes||Better than 65 % of phones rated.|
|Run Time Details||
Talk (WCDMA): up to 810 min
Standby (WCDMA): up to 355 hrs
|Battery Technology||Lithium Ion|
The battery size of BlackBerry Q10 is 2100 mAh. Nevertheless, battery capacity is not the only factor that affects the phone's battery life. For example - the size of the display, the performance of the processor, the use of data functions and, of course, the intensity of use of phone in general all have a significant impact on battery life. Standard for most smartphones today is a battery capacity of around 4500 to 5000 mAH. Phones with this battery size usually guarantee a phone life of at least 1 day. Older or cheaper smartphone models can then reach battery capacities typically around 2500 mAH and below. With this capacity, you may find that if you use your phone heavily, you may need to recharge your phone during the day.
Standby time is 355 hours and it expresses the maximum time your phone can last on a single charge when you are not actively using it. Talk time, or we can say battery life when making calls, then indicates amount of time your phone will last from a full charge if you are constantly on a call. BlackBerry Q10 is provided with a talk time about 810 minutes.
|CELLULAR BlackBerry Q10|
|Technology||WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM|
|Mobile Broadband Generation||4G||Better than 91 % of phones rated.|
|Operating System||BlackBerry 10 OS|
BlackBerry Q10 supports 4G. 5G connectivity, which is slowly replacing standard 4G connectivity, is still more the preserve of the latest phones. The operating system in this case is BlackBerry 10 OS.Show more
|COMMUNICATIONS BlackBerry Q10|
|Data Transmission||GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE|
|2G Band||850 GSM, 900 GSM, 1800 GSM, 1900 GSM|
|4G LTE Band||Band 2, Band 4, Band 5, Band 17|
|4G LTE Frequency||FDD 1900 PCS, FDD 1700 - 2110 AWS, FDD 850, FDD 700b|
|Wireless Interface||IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n|
|NFC||Yes||Better than 68 % of phones rated.|
|Communication Features||Mobile Email client, Internet browser|
|Messaging Services||BlackBerry Messenger, SMS, MMS|
Fans of modern technology will appreciate NFC function, which allows, among other things, contactless mobile phone payments, but also finds other uses in connectivity, such as unlocking the door or loading the menu in restaurant using the NFC tag. Basic connectivity standards also include Bluetooth 4.0, making it easy to communicate wirelessly with other devices such as headphones, tablets, speakers and smartwatches.Show more
|MEDIA BlackBerry Q10|
|Supported Digital Audio Standards||WAV, WMA, AAC, PCM, Ogg Vorbis, AMR, MP3, FLAC, AC-3, AAC-LC, AAC +, OGG, MKA, M4A, eAAC, WMA 10 Pro, WMA 9|
|Supported Digital Video Standards||MKV, AVI, MOV, M-JPEG, XviD, MPEG-4, WMV, ASF, MPEG-2, 3GP, H.264, H.263, M4V|
|FEATURES BlackBerry Q10|
|Phone Functions||Speakerphone, voice control, call timer, conference call, flight mode, voice dialing, vibrating alert|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, magnetometer, gyro sensor|
|Personal Information Management||Calendar, synchronization with PC, calculator, reminder, stopwatch, alarm clock|
|Additional Phone Features||TTY compatible, BlackBerry Balance, BlackBerry Magnify|
|OTHERS BlackBerry Q10|
|Included Accessories||USB cable, power adapter|
|Compliant Standards||HAC (Hearing Aid Compatible)|
|Max Operating Temperature||35 °C|
|Min Operating Temperature||0 °C|
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