BlackBerry Q10 review

Is the keyboard the key to BB 10 success?

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Thanks to the 8MP camera housed on the back of the BlackBerry Q10 you're able to shoot video in full 1080p HD, with the front facing 2MP lens also offering a decent 720p recording option.

The video recorder is accessed via the camera app - you'll need to hit the camera icon and select the video camera - and it's pretty basic in terms of funtionality.

BlackBerry Q10 review

As with the camera the whole screen is a shutter key, so any accidental prod will start you off filming.

There's nothing new added from the BB 10.1 update, so you're stuck with the option to record in either 720p or 1080p (if you're using the rear cam), toggle the light on or off (which can also be changed while recording), choose between normal or stabilisation shooting modes and select from two scene modes - night and beach or snow - although once again auto did us just fine.

Auto-focus will try and determine what it needs to concentrate as you record, but it can sometimes take a couple of seconds to readjust if you're moving around, or if there's a lot happening in front of you.

Video footage is pretty decent for a smartphone and considering BlackBerry handsets of old had pretty sub-par camera options anyone upgrading to the Q10 will be more than happy with what is being produced.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Input MethodTouchscreen, QWERTZ
Wireless LANYes
Contract TypeSIM-free
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported64 GB
Built-in Memory16 GB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+
GPS ReceiverYes
Multi-SIM SupportedNo
Near Field CommunicationYes
Integrated TV TunerNo
Cellular Generation4G
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 850, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 1900, WCDMA 2100
Multi-touch ScreenYes
Rear Camera Resolution8 Megapixel
Number of SIM Card Supported1
Front CameraYes
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
Operating SystemBlackBerry
Brand NameBlackBerry
Battery Talk Time13.50 Hour
Product ModelQ10
Screen Size7.9 cm (3.1")
Screen Resolution720 x 720
Touchscreen TypeCapacitive
Weight (Approximate)139 g
Processor CoreDual-core (2 Core)
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Processor ManufacturerTexas Instruments
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 4.0
Operating System VersionBlackBerry OS 10
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, Instant Messaging
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Pixel Density330 ppi
Front Camera Resolution2 Megapixel
Height119.6 mm
Width66.8 mm
Depth10.4 mm
Battery Standby Time355.20 Hour
Product NameQ10 Smartphone
Processor Speed1.50 GHz
Screen TypeOLED
Sensor TypeGyro Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Digital Compass, Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Ambient Light Sensor
Manufacturer Part NumberPRD-53409-052
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

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Limited Warranty1 Year