Product Type: Blackberry Smartphone
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Member Name: cragle
Advantages: Brilliant display and Camera, Large expandable memory
Disadvantages: Poor battery life when on WiFi, Buggy software
The Blackberry Z10 is their new flagship model. The first phone to be running on the new 10 OS you can tell that some serious thought has been put into this phone.
The box seems to have been modelled on an iPhone box (Which is not a bad thing), with a slow release lid and minimal graphics, it has a contemporary feel. Once the lid is off you are presented with the sleek Z10 phone on a carton tray, underneath this is the two compartments which house the in-box accessories. The supplied charger is a vast change for the old style large one piece unit, in two parts it has a separate head / cable unit. The cable will also double up as a data cable thus allowing you to easily connect the phone to your computer. The battery is quite large but this is no surprise as once the phone is powered up you will realise why. The included headphones are a serious let down, they look and feel like a very cheap model that you would buy off a Sunday car boot.
The Z10 is a completely different design than any of Blackberry's previous handsets with a large 4.2" screen the handset has clearly been designed with the web and social media in mind. The display is very sharp with 16 million colours available and a 335 ppi density you never struggle to view to screen not matter what the light is like.
The new BS 10 OS software is a joy to behold, gone are the days of having to scroll through numerous menus just to make a phone call. Now the software is enticing rather than an hindrance, its easy to use, typing is an joy and with the quick links you can taking photo's in one easy swipe.
The camera is 8 megapixels with an auto focus and LED flash built in, photos are smooth and sharp, although their is a slightly blurred effect on high speed photos.
With 16GB internal memory you can store a LARGE number of Apps, Photo's, Music and Video's on the phone before you even entertain using the memory card slot.
The battery life is very good when you havn't got WiFi turned on but as soon as that switch is pressed you will soon find yourself reaching for a charger.
All in all this is a major improvement on the previous tried and tested models, although the software is still a little buggy (this will be sorted out with software updates), this much needed return of form from Blackberry and a serious contender for phone of the year. If you want a touch screen handset which looks classy, has some serious power and will fill you social fix, then this could be the handset for you.
Summary: A welcome return of form from Blackberry
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