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  • Moscow

At times we take tiny things for granted. I mean Q5 has a beautiful well advanced calculator. I love this phone although lately battery drops too quick

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  • 2015-01-30 18:53
  • NmPq
  • mh1983

> In reply to recca @ 2015-01-29 20:36 from 0ZET - click to readFunny agree with your comment. This is a quality phone. Anyone who experiences issues, well, that's what warranty is for. And if warranty doesn't cover the issue, something else is going on. Any tech can go wrong, especially if mishandled.

I can attest to this phone being great. It's a joy to use with 10.2.1, and I recently installed BB10.3.1 (leak install) and it's even better! And with Snap or the Amazon Store, you can easily install Android apps that run beautifully on 10.3.1.

This was positioned as a budget BB10 phone, so there's a perception of lack of quality and cheapness. I completely disagree with that opinion, too; it may not be made out of premium materials, but it feels solid and great in the hand. The back is a bit slippery, but that can easily be remedied with a thin case with grips on the side. The LCD screen is nice and crisp, too. My favourite quality is the battery life -- I get 2-3 days with light to moderate use.

I take a lot of the complaints with a grain of salt -- quite often, I find it's a lack of awareness of what BB10 can do. It's a fluid, easy to use, and efficient OS. The Android emulator overlay is the icing on the cake.

So if you like physical keyboards and want a snappy phone, you can't go wrong with the Q5. Try it out and make up your mind; try to ignore the folks who are projecting the old BlackBerry onto the new.

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  • 2015-01-30 16:54
  • 9BA1
  • recca

> In reply to zat @ 2015-01-28 13:26 from Nas8 - click to readSorry dude but I refuse to believe that.

For your concern, thanks anyway. I have this BlackBerry Q5 for almost 6mos and nothing gone wrong. The good thing is my Q5 comes from an authorized distributor and I can claim warranty if something went wrong. If I you allow me to ask, does your Q5 is well kept and taken care of properly? Any good phone that was not given proper care and handling will end up in disaster. Sorry dude, but on my assessment, this Q5 is above par when it comes to dependability and reliability.

Maybe this is lacking of some fancy applications and games as compared with other OS. But what its lacking has filled up when it comes to performance.

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  • 2015-01-29 20:36
  • 0ZET
  • alfahad

This cell is as awesome as compared to old BlackBerry,

Battery BackUp is better than old BB Models. As it supports Android Apps .apk file extension Android Player which runs the Apps. Also have the Appstore for Android.

This is the only OS Supporting multi-app extension i.e. Both Android and BB Apps.

Performance is Better & doesn't gets heated for overuse. this is the positive point of view.

As Iam using this cell its not hanged yet till now.

No need of restarting the cell after installing or uninstalling the apps.

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  • 2015-01-28 13:32
  • sUwD
  • zat

FREE advice to yol this phone takes good pictures BUT after a year it shall show you flames mine goes off @ any time and it will re boot itself until I connect it to the charger......I wouldn't advice any1 to buy oh and since its battery is built in when it freezes you have to wait for 45mins for it to be ok.....I DONT WANT ANYTHING TO DO WITH BB EVA AGAIN

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  • 2015-01-28 13:26
  • Nas8
  • kyra

Very disappointed in this phone, second one I've gotten in justa few months and it's not fully functioning once again. It's gotten glitchy and the key boards on both of them have stopped working and chose to work whenever they want.i never damaged the first one so they had to fully replace it, this one I've had for only a couple weeks, and it curplunking again. I would not recommend.

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  • 2015-01-27 16:28
  • xGYy
  • Morocco

> In reply to A3p2hell @ 2015-01-26 19:47 from 0U12 - click to readYou'll thank me later when you can buy this phone it' beats most of android mid range phones

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  • 2015-01-27 13:51
  • NmPH
  • A3p2hell

Guys idk what to pick q5, htc 510(eu version)or the sony m2?
never used a BB phone before only android, the reason that i want to pick this phone is, that i hate to tipe on toch screen devices.But im afraid im gona lose all the apps from playstore ...
I got a nokia asha 205 but i can't use it as my main device... this are the phones that my retailer hase.
So if you guys can find the time to tipe a reply i would be verry grateful.
Thank you for taking the time to read my comment :D

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  • 2015-01-26 19:47
  • 0U12
  • recca

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2015-01-22 19:20 from YMax - click to readPossibly yes. Possibly no. This release is much anticipated. Depending on marketing strategies of BlackBerry, we will wait for this. If this OS release to be done on higher and later models or for Q5, again it all depends on BlackBerry's marketing strategies.

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  • 2015-01-23 11:54
  • nTSt
  • Anonymous

Would blackberry release OS 10.3 version for this model?
Does anyone have any idea?

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  • 2015-01-23 02:55
  • YMax
  • Anonymous

> In reply to recca @ 2015-01-19 19:11 from nTS7 - click to readIs there any possibility to release 10.3 for Q5 model ???

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  • 2015-01-22 19:20
  • YMax
  • recca

> In reply to kaydeejay @ 2015-01-16 17:47 from 3sE3 - click to readHere is what you will do.

Open the BBVE app ( BlackBerry Virtual Expert) there you can check each hardware and software loaded on to it even sound, gyroscope, light sensitivity, proximity sensor and all of your phone's parameter. Check them one by one.
If any of those test failed, you can directly go to your sales store for a complete replacement provided you bought it from an authorized outlet not from the blackmarket or any seller of questionable reputation. don't worry. BlackBerry can handle it.

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  • 2015-01-19 19:11
  • nTS7
  • awais 3333235005

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2015-01-10 11:46 from ftb} - click to readyes
first install appdroid application and than freely used the android app

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  • 2015-01-19 08:47
  • XM5M
  • Anonymous

> In reply to sandipmaniar21 @ 2015-01-18 10:02 from vbTT - click to readobviously this phone can do that

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  • 2015-01-19 00:24
  • NrUw
  • sandipmaniar21

Whether PDF documents can be downloaded, saved and read in blackberry q5?

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  • 2015-01-18 10:02
  • vbTT
  • Anonymous

When 10.3 version will be available for q5?

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  • 2015-01-18 03:44
  • YMax
  • msb39321

> In reply to chaithu96 @ 2015-01-15 03:35 from uw5n - click to readDon't buy it unless u have already used or are currently using an BB os 10 device. The system is really complicated unlike android which is user friendly... Opt for Sony or samsung or htc i would say :)

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  • 2015-01-16 23:30
  • 3xLK
  • kaydeejay

> In reply to recca @ 2014-12-16 18:53 from nTSg - click to readYes got BBQ5. D fone is simply amazing. D camera jst stop working suddenly & oda apps also. Pls suggestion

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  • 2015-01-16 17:47
  • 3sE3
  • sandipmaniar21

Whether PDF documents can be downloaded, saved and read in blackberry q5?

iphone may be having non removable battery. But I want to understand the meaning of non removable battery.

If after sometime, battery is not functioning properly, can it be replaced with new battery?

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  • 2015-01-16 17:46
  • vbQU
  • Anonymous

> In reply to sandipmaniar21 @ 2015-01-15 16:26 from vbTN - click to readthats what i want to know and does anyone know if u can download talking tom on a q5

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  • 2015-01-16 13:56
  • N9BQ