BlackBerry Q5 is an exciting new smartphone from BlackBerry targeted mostly at emerging markets like Nigeria, South Africa, India, etc. It is somewhat like the BlackBerry Q10, featuring a similar sized 3.1-inch touch display and physical QWERTY keyboard, but has a less premium look and comes at a lower price.
Physical QWERTY Key lives on
BlackBerry Q10 is no doubt the best QWERTY key smartphone currently. The BlackBerry Q5, though cheaper, is expected to offer the same experience, though the styling of the QWERTY keys is not exactly the same.
BlackBerry Q5 will also be great for die-hard fans of the physical QWERTY keyboard and BlackBerry customers looking for an upgrade for their BlackBerry Bold 9790.
BlackBerry Q5 features a 3.1-inch Touchscreen with 720 x 720 pixels resolution. While physical keyboard is more efficient for typing, touch interfaces are easier to use.
It comes with a 5 megapixel camera on the rear-end and a 2 megapixels camera on the front-end for video calling.
BlackBerry Q5 comes with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor with 2GB RAM and 8GB built-in storage. The storage can be expanded via its microSD slot.
Price & Availability
BlackBerry Q5 is now available in Nigeria. The price of the BlackBerry Q5 in Nigeria ranges from N33,000 to N55,000 depending on your location in the country.
BlackBerry Q5 Specs
Here is a brief specs of the BlackBerry Q5:
- Available: Since July, 2013
- Weight: 120g
- Thickness: 10.8 mm
- Dimensions: 120 x 66 x 10.8 mm
- 3.1-inch Super AMOLED Display (720 x 720 pixels, 329ppi)
- 5MP Camera with full 1080p HD Video, autofocus
- 2MP Front-end Camera with 720p HD Video
- BlackBerry 10.1 OS
- 1.2GHz Dual-Core Processor
- Micro SIM
- 2GB RAM
- Colours: White, Black, Red, Pink
- Storage: 8GB built-in, up to 32GB microSD support
- 3.5mm audio jack
- Digital compass, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer
- GSM Quad-band (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
- 3G/3.5G (UMTS/HSDPA)
- Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, LE
- Voice Control
- Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin
- GPS Navigation with A-GPS BlackBerry Maps
- NFC (not available in all countries)
- email/push email/IM
- Music player
- Video player
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (dual-band)
- Photo/Video editor
- BlackBerry Browser
- Battery capacity: 2180mAh
- Standby: 336 hours (3G)
- Talktime: 12.5 hours (3G)