BlackBerry Z30 Review

(RGB141LW, RFV120LW) Score: 7.4/10
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BlackBerry Z30 is a complete BlackBerry phone launched back in 2013, packing a powerful 1700 MHz Dual-Core processor, a quite big 5-inches screen, an 8 MP back camera and a 2 megapixels front side camera.

Blackberry decided to equip this phone with a good performance 1700 megahertz Dual-Core processing unit, bundled in a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960T Pro system chip with a great 2 GB RAM memory. Handling graphic calculations, this device also uses an Adreno 320 graphics processing unit speeding at 400 MHz. A good advantage of this phone is its 16 GB quite big internal memory and an SD card slot, enough to store a couple hundred games and apps without any trouble.

The BlackBerry Z30 is extremely thin and practical, being just 0.37" thick. This phone is a compact cellphone, taking into consideration it features a 5 inches display and it only has 5.53 inches long. It seems like Blackberry forgot about weight optimization in this 6 ounces cellphone.

Blackberry designed this phone with a interesting 5 inches display, and a resolution of 1280 x 720 (HD), giving this phone a nice image quality. Its display uses Super AMOLED capacitive technology, and has multi-touch detection.

This cellphone features Wi-Fi connection (which it can provide to other devices around, acting as a mobile hotspot), LTE 4G fast connectivity or 3G fast connectivity, using HSPA, UMTS and EDGE technologies. This device works with a Micro SIM card for GSM connection.

The BlackBerry Z30 features two cameras, an 8 MP back side camera and a 2 megapixels front camera. It is also able to shoot videos up to 1920x1080 (Full HD) at 30 fps. In addition, this cellphone's camera also counts with a couple of good characteristics: auto-focus, flash and digital image stabilization.

This phone also features some interesting features like Bluetooth (4.0), GPS and NFC, and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Compass.

This phone uses an amazing 2880 mAh non-replaceable battery that can keep this cellphone running for many hours without having to charge it at all. According to Blackberry, this phone has a reported talk time of 18 hs and a stand by time of 384 hours. An issue to take into consideration is that the BlackBerry Z30's battery isn't removable so you won't be able to replace it when it starts to have trouble holding its charge, although with such a huge battery size you will probably buy a new device before it becomes an issue.

This phone is really cheap considering it's an incredible cellphone and it only costs 215 dollars. No matter if you are looking for a work phone, you love taking pictures, want a gaming device or want a device to mostly use social networks, this phone is probably a good choice for you.

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Device Type:Phone
Operating System (OS):BlackBerry 10.2
Also Known As:BlackBerry A10, BlackBerry Aristo
Product code:RGB141LW, RFV120LW
Dimensions:5.53 x 2.83 x 0.37 inchesMetric14.05 x 7.19 x 0.94 cmImperial
Weight:6.00 ouncesMetric170.1 gImperial
Release date:2013-09-18
Price:$ 215.00


Screen Type:Super AMOLED (16M colors)
Size:5 inchesMetric12.7 cmImperial
Resolution:720 x 1280 pixels (HD)
Pixel density:294 pixels per inchMetric115.75 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch


Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960T Pro
Processor:Krait 300 (Dual-Core 1700 MHz)
RAM Memory:2 GB (500 MHz)
Graphics Processor:Adreno 320 (400 MHz)
Internal Memory:16 GB
SD Card Slot:microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 64 GB)


Capacity:2880 mAh
Stand-by Time:384 hours
Talk Time:18 hours


Back camera:8 megapixels
Front camera:2 megapixels
Max video resolution:1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD)
Camera features:Auto-Focus and Digital Image Stabilization


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Micro SIM
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
UMTS Bands:800, 850, 900, 1900, 2100
LTE (4G) Bands:800 (band 20), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2600 (band 7)
Technologies:LTE (4G), HSPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS and GSM

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.0
NFC (Near Field Communication):Yes
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor