BlackBerry Q5 review: The apprentice

26 July 2013
Smartphone makers believe in trickle-down economics. They build their portfolios top to bottom, looking to get as much bang out of the flagship as they can and, after the hype around it has settled, they bring out the more affordable...

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  • ish

> In reply to swizz @ 2014-11-03 12:39 from fuN1 - click to readWallpaper can be change and definitely there is a setting. Couldnt u find one?

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  • 2014-11-16 15:25
  • PTGw
  • swizz

Why can't I change my wallpaper on my bbq5? Why is it only for androids, please you guys should do something about it, add it to your new upgrade & there is no settings?? What is wrong?

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  • 2014-11-03 12:39
  • fuN1
  • heeesho

BB Q5 is the worst smartphone ever. Have you work account and personal account on BBQ, then try working on whatsapp you will discover how BB Q5 is the worst.

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  • 2014-10-31 11:24
  • 3Y75
  • ant

Ant save photos from fb to my q5 blackberry gallery

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  • 2014-10-16 19:33
  • rjBe
  • john

I enjoy using Q5 best qwerty ever

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  • 2014-09-29 10:51
  • Np}}
  • praveen

Can any body tell me the actual price of bb q5 I m interested to buy the phone pls pls.............

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  • 2014-09-08 22:33
  • rK8u
  • vickkytemmy

My whatsapp is old asking me to download another bt each time I try it will be telling me to on WI-FI and I did bt yet is nt connecting and I can't download pls what can I do?

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  • 2014-09-06 12:29
  • fuNc
  • buzwe

> In reply to lala @ 2014-05-15 09:40 from rvdD - click to readYou need to open the photo first, on the bottom of that photo you will notice the options asking you to "set it profile photo" etc, then there is an option to view full screen photo select it and that only when the saving option will be available by you clicking and holding on the photo and select save

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  • 2014-08-18 22:53
  • Nvp@
  • duchess

How do I save a song on my bbq5...from this site called tubidy. Plz can sm1 put me tru

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  • 2014-08-18 22:45
  • N9@S
  • Papa's doll

Pls av not been able 2 download songs or videos instead it keeps playing and ends dere pls wat can I do

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  • 2014-08-15 16:24
  • fuNc
  • Asish Kumar

1.Is normal net pack work in BBQ5 or i have use BIS.
2.Whats app, skype,hike etc messenger will work in Q5 or not.

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  • 2014-08-10 19:19
  • KAeC
  • funky

I use a BlackBerry Q5 but one side of the fone is not responding to touch I can't send pix to my BlackBerry profile pix or watsap pls tell me what to do"

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  • 2014-07-14 20:34
  • ftVg
  • PAULA

please help me to find the settings for q10 whats app as i need to change my whats app background

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  • 2014-07-05 15:00
  • m278
  • gaphea

> In reply to Harsh @ 2014-03-27 10:22 from PTis - click to readjust go up the glass at the whatsapp page,as in the top of the phone,the swipe down. you ll seen the setting icon

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  • 2014-06-16 15:33
  • f0Ea
  • lala

how can i save pictures from fb to my phone? please sm1 i need advice

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  • 2014-05-15 09:40
  • rvdD
  • q5 user

I can't help myself but say you're def wrong with "no fm radio" function 'cuz it def have. And with the keyboard,I'm comfortable with it, only it's noisy when I'm trying to be inconspicuous from chatting.

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  • 2014-04-29 09:52
  • Hxee
  • Kiran K

Hello all,

I bought Q5 on 8th April 2014 and have to return it back to Amazon on 18th April 2014, coz they don't have replacement policy, they can only refund it.

So I have no option other than to get refund and it is better for me also.

Ok now let go to the mobile review.

No need of BIS plans to run BBM and mails etc… normal 2G plan will do all for you as other mobile do.     +1

Touch screen is good like other phones.   +1

Good typing experiences, good keyboard. +1

Was able to watch almost all type of video files. +1

Good speaker for hands free call and music  +1

No back key, now it is replaced with new touch feature. I  really miss the back key, coz it helps a lot with every action you do on phone (old blackberry users will miss a lot) -1

Phone buttons are missing, call key and call drop key which helps BB users to action it fast, touch option is there but is good to have a key.  -1

Can’t edit anything properly coz of the missing tracker key, due to which I missed the old way or reading mails, web browser, chats etc…  like we use to do, scrolling up-down, left-right. -2

WhatsApp is not integrated with BB and I again miss my old BB phone. WhatsApp message by using phone contacts is not there, forwarding WhatsApp message to other WhatsApp user or group is missing, using WhatsApp in this phone is really a big pain. -2

Old BB users will miss the email feathers like reading the next email, replying to mail etc… we have to go back to read the next email in Q5. -2

Last and final the Camera, which 5Mp and it won’t work and give an error “The camera can't be started” just after two days of purchasing. Done everything with the phone to make the camera work, like reset, format phone, format SD card, drained battery to get it switched off and whatever solution I can find it on the net, but the result was same with an error “The camera can't be started”. Last option was to take it service centre to know what can be done.   Reply was surprising, they would keep it with them to check if it is a software or hardware and if it’s a hardware issue then need to replace it, but this can only be happen from the store where I have bought/buy it i.e. Amazon.in. -5 (Service centre)

So finely I don’t like the Q5 phone, rest is up to you people.
 

Thanks you.

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  • 2014-04-20 13:48
  • K8Tv
  • Harsh

I dont know but for whatever reason i can not see setting option in the Whatsapp in my phone I use BBq5

Can someone help me guidin here

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  • 2014-03-27 10:22
  • PTis
  • Tory

My BBQ5 cant startup after i dropped it in the rain. I need help, what do i do please?
Thank you.

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  • 2014-03-23 23:09
  • fuN1
  • candy

> In reply to cuddly @ 2014-01-17 14:50 from N9@S - click to readI am also struggling with downloads please help!!!!!

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  • 2014-03-17 15:56
  • Na@n