Excellent 14 Smartphone

Excellent 14 Smartphone

BlackBerry Z30 Unlocked Smartphone 5 inch 16GB Black BlackBerry (Germany import) (Wireless Phone)

Customer Review

At the time of writing the BB Z30 is the high-end 4 BB smartphones running BB10, the new OS launched in 2013. The Z30 is (with the Z10) one of two phones without a keyboard so with a screen which occupies the entire front face of the phone.
The Q10 and Q5 them have a physical keyboard and a smaller screen.

This is my first experience of BB10 operating system, and I must admit to associate Z30 experience is excellent, if not revolutionary.

The OS is extremely stable, fluid, fast, and efficient and do not bug. It revolves around one side of the Hub that brings together and can handle all communications and notifications (including social applications) as well as calendar and contacts, and across applications, including a good file manager. Synchronization with PC is done easily and offline with BlackBerry Link, but can also handle online or wifi.

The Z30 has a 5 "screen that offers excellent reading comfort (be it text, document, image or video) and more particularly web browsing, so that many to access applications to lines in service are unnecessary because direct access is just as satisfying (I think especially to banking applications, ISP, viamichelin, reading the press).
However regarding the screen it should be noted that it is Super AMOLED: its colors are very saturated, visibility is excellent from all angles and in dim light, but less sun than LCD.

The holding of the battery is generally excellent.

The ergonomics of the BB OS 10 requires an adjustment period and it is important to take the time to master it in order to enjoy everything offered by the Z30. Tutorials and support are integrated and particularly complete. it is also possible to download the online manual and read it in PDF format. A week of practice, exploration of the camera and reading the aid should be sufficient to good control of the Z30 (including setting) and its possibilities. It takes a little longer to fully master the touch keyboard and operate its suggestions (again read the help, you can set 3 languages) as well as the quintessence of Z30.

I can not get into the details of opportunities but you need to remember is that with all the Z30 is extremely easy and fast: read a message, send, share a link, image or voice note, make an appointment, updating their status on a social network, surf their favorite websites, move from one app to another and then back again, etc. The alert system is more efficient than in the past.
The integrated search engine allows to choose by finger touch to be searched: in the user data (contacts, documents, messages, etc.), or an external search engine (Google, bing .. .) or using BB for example. It is very easy to find what you seek.
Same fingertip you can access the main parameters and (de) activates the GPS or WiFi, or the data of the operator for example.

I will comment on some applications because everyone has different needs. I am personally very satisfied with the offer, that is to say, there are many very good applications built for BlackBerry despite some waste in the store (BlackBerry World). Furthermore numerous android applications can be installed with some effort (easy installation of the Amazon App Store, a little bit more technical for other apps not so for everyone), allowing to provide for the future needs of the most large number. Tested with two I needed it works very well. Especially Candy Crush available on the Amazon App Store runs very well!

I'm doing the photo and video with a "real" camera that can also be controlled by the Z30 wifi so the performance of the integrated camera are not critical for me, but they are OK for a smartphone and it can help in addition to reading tags and make video conference. The outdoor shooting situations are even more surprising by their quality (dynamic, colorimetry, detail).

As the phone is very good. Just listening to music is very pleasant, and excellent speakers, ditto for the kit supplied earbuds.

Sides features, many good things: micro SD card slot up to 64GB without difficulty since the last update, USB OTG function that can read USB sticks (ie, external USB storage) or accept other devices, ability to occasionally use the SD card as a USB drive in a Z30 connects to the PC (USB Memory mode), HDMI port for connecting to a TV, monitor, or HDMI amp (eg to disseminate deezer) , Miracast, FM radio (antenna via headphones) and a long battery life (which is recharged via USB and can use the old BlackBerry chargers).

In short for me but good!
So this smartphone is not sold by operators (at least for now) but some online retailers offer and if you are looking for above all an excellent communication tool for sharing and access to information, especially go for it!

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