BlackBerry Z10 Overview

Announced Jan 30, 2013 •
4.2 screen | 8 megapixels (rear) | 2 megapixels (front)
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Reviewed Apr 19, 2013
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Product description
Announced Jan 30, 2013

With its new Blackberry 10 devices the Canadian manufacturer is making an attempt to become relevant again in the mobile space. While the Q10, with its physical keyboard, follows in the footsteps of earlier Blackberry models, the Z10 features a touchscreen, placing it in direct competition to Apple's iPhone and high-end Android models from Samsung, LG, HTC and the like.The Z10 comes with a 4.3-inch touchscreen with a resolution of 1280 x 786 pixels and is powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core CPU and 2GB of RAM. The camera module includes a 8MP sensor and a F2.2 lens but no optical image stabilization.

Quick specs
OS BlackBerry OS
OS Version BlackBerry 10 OS, upgradable to v10.1
Front camera effective pixels 2 megapixels
Rear camera effective pixels 8 megapixels
Rear camera resolution 3264 x 2448
Camera image stabilization Unknown
LCD size 4.2
Built in memory 16 GB storage, 2 GB RAM
Weight 138 g (4.85 oz)
Dimensions 130 x 66 x 9 mm (5.12 x 2.58 x 0.35)

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Our review

The BlackBerry Z10 imaging engine chooses detail over noise reduction, which serves it well in bright light and dimmer conditions alike but banding artifacts can also crash the party. The camera UI design is a model others should follow, though it could offer a bit more manual control. A lack of features (no HDR, panorama, or face detection) is aggravated by a thin app ecosystem with few alternatives to the native offerings. Committed BlackBerry users can overlook the Z10’s imaging limitations, but OS-agnostic mobile photographers are likely better served by the best handsets on other platforms.

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