Review: BlackBerry Z10 for Verizon Wireless
At the end of the day, the Z10 can't really be compared to BlackBerry's older BlackBerries. It is an entirely new and different animal, both in terms of the hardware and the operating system. That said, there's no doubt that the Z10 is the best effort from BlackBerry.
The hardware isn't perfect (few phones are), but it manages to combine a decent screen, with quality hardware that is easy to use. Signal performance and call quality on Verizon's LTE network were quite good, but battery life is mediocre at best.
For those who prioritize communications, the Z10 has your bases covered and then some. The BlackBerry Hub is an extremely well-organized messaging tool that brings everything together under one roof. As long as you can get used to the new UI gestures, you'll be all set.
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Media continues to be a thorn in BlackBerry's side. The Z10 is capable, no doubt, but could be much, much better. The music and video playback features are so-so, and the camera/video camera only earn average marks.
For fans or BlackBerries, there's plenty to like. Though Android, iOS, and Windows Phone all offer a more complete and well-rounding smartphone experience, the Z10 and BB10 are competitive in what they offer.
Hands-On: BlackBerry Z10 and Q10
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BlackBerry Z10 (GSM)
4.2" display 768 x 1280 pixels
Snapdragon S4 processor 2 GB RAM
1,800 mAh battery
Headphone Jack (3.5mm), Memory Card Slot, NFC