BlackBerry Q10

BlackBerry 10.0 smartphone

BlackBerry Q10 review, rating and the latest UK deals and offers


Whatever the rest of the world may think of BlackBerry's current position in the market there is no denying they always produce quality handsets and the Q10 is no exception to the rule

Our rating
84

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BlackBerry Q10

£299.99


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Main features

  1. Unique 3.1" square HD touchscreen
  2. 8 megapixel camera with TimeShift
  3. Full QWERTY keyboard
  4. Memory card slot
  5. Carbon fibre style rear panel


Read our full BlackBerry Q10 review >>>
by Mike Leader

The stylish 4G ready smartphone is a class act, with silver accents on a sharp black casing with carbon fibre style soft touch rear cover. This all new smartphone features the latest BB10 operating system from BlackBerry.

The new operating system has been completely rewritten and will now be familiar to users of Apple and Android devices such as the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S4.

In fact it looks and feels very much like Apple's iOS and it can even run android apps in compatibility mode so the old arguments about BlackBerry not having enough apps are now redundant. There are a host of new features incorporated into BB10 to confirm that BlackBerry are back with a bang.

Famous QWERTY keyboard

Amongst those features, BlackBerry lovers will love the famous Blackberry Type'N Go QWERTY keyboard which really is a dream to use and remains the easiest way to type text and messages on a mobile phone.

Users who prefer a large screen to a physical keyboard however would probably be more interested in the BlackBerry Z10.

BBM also remains of course, enabling you to chat in real time with other Blackberry users, and you can switch at a touch to BBM Video which as the name suggests, switches your call to a video call.

Sharing is just as simple, you can instantly share photos, documents, even what is currently on your phone's screen.

Strong 8 megapixel camera with TimeShift

The camera is an 8 megapixel shooter which is up there with most smartphones released this year and the fantastic TimeShift function works by taking extra shots just milliseconds before and after the main shot.

If something isn't quite right you can nudge it back or forward for the perfect shot, or even make a mini movie by joining them together instantly. Face detection is included too as is an LED flash.

The screen size is a somewhat unusual 720 x 720 pixel 3.1 inch square Super AMOLED screen due to the QWERTY keypad but with touchscreen useability and a very generous 360 pixels per inch so you get the best of both worlds and somehow it feels more natural than a full touchscreen.

This is all powered with a dual core 1.5GHz processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage which is complimented by a MicroSD slot which can accept memory cards up to 64GB.

Stay connected - comprehensive connectivity

Connectivity is right up there with the best, as well as 4G you get an HDMI and USB output, GPS, Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth 4.0. Specifications are in fact pretty much the same as the BlackBerry Z10 which can be considered to be a full screen version of the same phone.

We particularly like the lock screen, which you can customise to display a veritable wealth of information far beyond the usual time and date offered by most smartphones. How about your latest emails, Tweets or Facebook notifications?

Our summary

Overall this is an outstanding smartphone with build quality as good as, if not better than, the HTC One which we believe is the best on the market.

It is still a business-oriented handset, those looking to use their phones primarily for watching videos will not be interested but if you want a phone with a physical keyboard then there is no better phone on the market today than the BlackBerry Q10


BlackBerry Q10 UK Price Comparison

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O2 Network UK (4G) - Latest Offers

Budget
£28 a month
500 minutes
UNLIMITED texts
500 MB data
NO upfront cost
4G ready
RECOMMENDED
£38 a month
UNLIMITED minutes
UNLIMITED texts
1 GB data
NO upfront cost
4G ready
Popular
£43 a month
UNLIMITED mins
UNLIMITED texts
5 GB data
NO upfront cost
4G ready
Premium
£48 a month
UNLIMITED mins
UNLIMITED texts
8 GB data
NO upfront cost
4G ready

TalkTalk Network UK - Latest Offers

Popular
£27.50 a month
300 minutes
UNLIMITED texts
600 MB data
FREE handset
RECOMMENDED
£30 a month
500 minutes
UNLIMITED texts
1 GB data
FREE handset
Premium
£40 a month
2000 mins
UNLIMITED texts
4 GB data
FREE handset
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  5. Full 1 year warranty

IMPORTANT: Customers outside the UK MAINLAND MUST select the "worldwide" option from the drop-down list.

BlackBerry Q10

£299.99


In stock now

Choose shipping option:
Colour (subject to availability)
Payments handled securely by Paypal. Credit/debit cards welcome.