Official BlackBerry Z30 specs and features

By James Richardson on 18 Sep 2013 07:52 am
23
loading...
236
loading...
138
loading...

With the BlackBerry Z30 having been announced most folk will be interested in its specs, as in this day and age that seems to be what many people are mainly concerned with. Below you'll see every detail regarding the new BlackBerry 10 flagship and while the specs are pretty impressive you also have to remember that it's just as much about the whole BlackBerry 10 experience as well as the specs. 

There has been some speculation that the Z30 would come with Qi Wireless charging. That's not the case, so charging will remain via the good old fashion of microUSB cable. 

Full specification of the BlackBerry Z30: 

  • Processor: Dual Core 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro Processor with QuadCore Adreno 320 GPU
  • Memory: 2GB RAM + 16GB Flash + Hot Swappable MicroSD slot up to SDXC UHS-I
  • Expandable Memory: MicroSD slot located under back cover
  • Display: 5”, 1280 x 720 resolution, 295 PPI, 24 bit Color, 16:9, SuperAMOLED
  • Network Connectivity: 4G LTE support for global roaming
  • Rear Facing Camera: 8MP Auto-Focus, Back Side Illumination, 5 element F2.2 lens, Flash, continuous & touch to focus, image stabilization, Proprietary Enhanced Super, Resolution Digital Zoom (5x), 1080p HD video recording
  • Front Facing Camera: 2MP Fixed-Focus, Image & video stabilization, 3x digital zoom, 720p HD video recording
  • GPS: Assisted, Autonomous and Simultaneous GPS
  • Bluetooth: 4.0 Low Energy 
  • Dedicated Keys: Volume Up/Down, Mute, Lock(Power On/Off)
  • Notification: Tone, vibrate, on-screen or LED indicator; notification options are user configurable
  • Voice Input/output: Dual integrated stereo speakers, multiple microphones, Hands-free headset capable, Bluetooth headset capable, Integrated Hands-Free Speakerphone
  • Advanced Sensors: Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Proximity, Gyroscope, Ambient Light Sensor
  • Headset: 3.5 mm stereo
  • Ports and Connectivity: USB 2.0 High Speed - USB port allows charging and data synchronization of the device with a USB “A” to micro-USB “B” cable, USB OTG, Micro HDMI, NFC, Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Server
  • Power Adapter: +5V DC / 850 mA AC power adapter
  • Battery: 2880 mAh non-removable battery
  • Battery Life: Talk time: Up to 18 hours UMTS/14 hours GSM, Standby time: Up to 16 Days, Music: Up to 90 hours, Video: Up to 12 hours
  • Wi- Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n, 2.4GHz/5GHz, 4G Mobile Hotspot
  • Dimensions (LxWxD): 140.7 x 72 x 9.4 mm
  • Weight: 170g

 

291 comments

Amy wineBerry

Looks that way?

Posted via CB10

kaijai_tm

Lol. And that's the only time I will ever do that. Lololol.

Posted via CB10

newbaskerville

Phone is a beauty

Posted via CB10

JR A

Agreed.

On top of that, this phone is stuck in 2012, and it's fall 2013. Come on BBRY, S4 and 720p display in Sept 2013?

I'll pass.

Thunderbuck

Cheap shot. Same GPU as the Samsung GS4 and Lumia 1020. How is that "stuck in 2012"?

dv220s

Nope. The 1020 has the Adreno 225. This is the S4 Pro and not the S4 Plus. The 1020 has a much slower GPU. Also, the GS4s Adreno 320 has a faster clock speed.

f0xG3

How about the supported LTE frequencies and variants?

Z10 | Z10STL100-2/10.2.0.1725 | Globe PH

Bla1ze

BlackBerry Z30 smartphone STA100-1: Quad band FD-LTE (2, 4, 5, 17) + MIMO / Quad band UMTS/HSPA+ (1, 2, 4, 5/6) / Quad band GSM/GPRS/EDGE

BlackBerry Z30 smartphone STA100-2: Quad band FD-LTE (1, 3, 7, 8, 20) + MIMO / Quad band UMTS/HSPA+ (1, 2, 5/6, 8) / Quad band GSM/GPRS/EDGE

BlackBerry Z30 smartphone STA100-3:  Dual band FD-LTE (4, 13) / Dual band CDMA (850 / 1900) / Quad band UMTS/HSPA+ (1, 2, 4, 5/6) / Quad band GSM/GPRS/EDGE

BlackBerry Z30 smartphone STA100-4: Tri band FD-LTE (4, 12, 25) / Dual band CDMA (850 / 1900) + BC10/0/1/ Quad band UMTS/HSPA+ (1, 2, 4, 5/6) / Quad band GSM/GPRS/EDGE

BlackBerry Z30 smartphone STA100-5: Tri band FD-LTE (4, 5, 7) + MIMO / Quad band UMTS/HSPA+ (1, 2, 4, 5/6) / Quad band GSM/GPRS/EDGE

BlackBerry Z30 smartphone STA100-9 (China): / Quad band FD-LTE (1, 3, 7, 8, 20) + MIMO / Quad band UMTS/HSPA+ (1, 2, 5/6, 8) / Quad band GSM/GPRS/EDGE

Needless to say, that will be a sep. post explaining them lol.

koolpep

Oh man, really? I thought following the new iPhone 5c/s we are over that. 6 different variants, Apple can pack all these bands in one device. Why can't Blackberry? And yes, I use a Z10 privately and my iphone5 is my company phone.

Jakob Greve

Actually the Iphone 5 didn't work in my country for the largest operator for 4g. Not saying it wouldn't be nice just seems kind of lame to praise Apple on this point

koolpep

I referred to the iPhone 5c/s which both have all LTE bands in one chip even currently unused ones. So that is no praise for the iPhone 5 but the c/s and I just would like to see that kind of hardware progress with blackberry instead of having to release 6 versions of the same device which creates a headache for roaming and buying your phone elsewhere.

Jakob Greve

@Koolpep

Well I see 5 different Iphone models, but maybe that's just me.

http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/09/10/apples-iphone-5s-and-5c-suppor...

But yeah it would be nice if Blackberry were able to do something that Apple didn't like NFC for instance

KermEd

Lol

Posted via CB from my LE

ofutur

They need different models because of CDMA, not because of LTE. I guess BB has decided that roaming is only necessary within your own continent.

meltbox360

I'm pretty sure they need different models because try fitting all the antennas needed for all the frequencies in one phone. Not going to happen.

Posted via CB10

cletis

And to the extent that Apple did manage to pack all those radios into one device, how badly do they interfere with the Bluetooth, WiFi, NFC, and GPS radios?

KermEd

Since when has Apple had a problem with reception and radios?

I thought they determined it was user error not a cr@p design.

Posted via CB from my LE

KermEd

{sarcasm}

Posted via CB from my LE

cletis

Sarcasm accepted. I wasn't referring to the case-grounding/rubber bumper debacle to which you're referring, though; I was asking whether there is an additional cross-radio interference issue when packing in all those additional networks. It certainly has been a problem in some phones, including BBs.

Master A

It is actually a 3GPP spec that a device cannot have more than 5 LTE bands. As for Apple they did have some fine print stating how many hardware variants they had.

Posted via CB10

Kiddo2050

News flash: Apple is yesterday's news. No BB isn't today's news, but really Apple and their small screens who gives a F about them.

scribacco

a small screen that is a million times better than the z30 one..

Kiddo2050

SORRY, it's too small face it, and know that the next time you pull it out young people are taking pitty on you.

koolpep

Says the person who can't spell pity correctly.... point made. Back to school kiddo.

Kiddo2050

OK, Granny, thanks for making my point...

koolpep

Well if you study hard, some day I might let you valet park my Porsche. Let's see. If in your world the screen size of a phone is a reason to pity people, I would love to be a granny. I pity stupid people. And I just realized that I am wasting my time with an imbecile.

Manminder Singh

The irony in your comments is hilarious lol poor child you

Posted via Z10

Kiddo2050

I hope you are smart enough to know that your statement carries no credibility. I hope but I fear you won't even understand what I am saying. *sigh*

drakegao

Just a curious, will those variants in different hardwares like z10 stl-1 compares to 2,3,4? I don't want to be left out in future leaks os. Ha

Posted via CB10

henrickrw

Hope the 100-1 doesn't support T-Omap as with the Z10 100-1

Posted via CB10

rav813

seems like the STA-1 variant is the one for AT&T and T-Mobile (LTE 2,4,5 [both] and LTE 17 for AT&T) and STA-3 is Verizon

I also find it interesting that there is no variant with 4 & 7 band together, since Rogers' LTE Max is supposed to be LTE 7 (2600 MHz), as well as Bell's new upcoming LTE spectrum. Seems like they should've just added LTE 7 to STA-1

soapydarren

Please, which of these is the equivalent of the STL 100-1? So we know the model to avoid. For the sakes of those who love leaks and the likes. We don't wanna have an inferior model that would be disregarded most times for juicy stuff...lol

Bumppa

Love this phone.

Bla1ze,
I'd like to encourage you to make such a post. I'd like to know what frequency/band each carrier is using. Probably a large undertaking.

Keep up the great work.

raino

Bla1ze, -2 and -9 look the same. Are you sure there are two variants?

(I'm putting together a radio bands thread for reference.)

Bla1ze

-9 was scrapped AFAIK and -2 will be used but I'm waiting for the safety guides to come up before I lay anything concrete out.

raino

Yeah that makes sense. The -2 and -9 had the same radio specs, and furthermore, they weren't even right for China (which uses TDD LTE. The bands listed were FDD LTE.)

Wireless Gadget

Now that Rogers said they won't carry the Z30, which of the above you listed will work on the Rogers network for those of us who still wants one?

I haven't read the other posts so if this was confirmed, just let me know.

jainprashant

Non removable battery?????.....

Posted via CB10

nathfren

You're joking right? It'd been rumored to have a non removable battery for awhile now...

Posted from my Z10

shabbs

Would love to have a 2880 mAh non-removable battery in my Z10! Drooool...

Qrackin

You can have a 4500mah battery in your Z10, I do and love going 2 days between charges.

Posted via CB10

Dave Bourque

Non removable because you don't need to... this thing is built to last in battery department.

Posted via CB10

cletis

I'm sue that's exactly what Apple said before their decision to make the iPhone battery non-removable -- and how'd that work out for them?

KermEd

Who knows knows, are they still around? I thought they were being bought by Samsung ;)

Posted via CB from my LE

BB10QNX

Might eliminate the loose battery connection reboot issue as well?

feldmen01

I didn't realize that was an issue.

slagman5

It's not an issue when it's new, but after 2 years of use, the battery will not hold its charge nearly as well as the beginning. Sure a lot of people would upgrade by then, but at least with a removable battery there is the option to just keep using your phone and buy a new battery. This way, you simply HAVE to just get a new phone...

Posted without the aid of AutoCorrect with my physical keyboard via CB10

macspapa

That is designed so u have to upgrade...

axllebeer

Hey my decision between the Q10 and the Z30 is based on 2 variables. Keyboard, do I want it or not. And removable battery. I'm tired of being tied to a charger all day long because of poor coverage areas on all carriers and it eats the battery.

GiantSchnauzer

It's funny cause I was actually at the Launch of 4g here in dubai almost 2 years ago,. All the new phones had it, and then blackberry launches the only new phone without it about a year later. just crazy. And they are going to do the same thing again? Just stupid. ..... why fragment this shit again? . I. can get a usb stick with 100 megs down and up for 60 $ a month 10 gigs...

Z10 Rocking 10.2

fragment137

I might be a little lost on Video specs... Doesn't 295 PPI seem a little low? and 24 bit colour? I may mis-understand what makes for good graphic specs on a phone...

BEFORE PEOPLE FLAME ME: I love this phone and will venture to get one, I'm just asking a genuinely curious question :P

Plazmic Flame

The Galaxy Note 2 with its 720p 5.5 inch screen looks great. Don't get caught up in the hype of 1080p screens; they are battery burners and well exceed the human recognition of pixels. 720p is still good, wait till you see the vids of the screen or see it in person.

Bluenoser63

You are joking right? 295ppi is higher resolutions than someone with 20/20 vision can see. 24 bit colour displays more colours than the human eye can see. Please show us who has a 32 bit colour graphics card.

fragment137

Ok maybe you missed the part where I was asking a genuinely curious question? That kind of a response really discourages people who might be ignorant to this type of technology from asking about it for fear of not being taken seriously.

wincyUt

So true. You are not alone. Maybe he didn't read your post properly.

Posted via CB10

Bluenoser63

I just think that people should do a little research before posting. There has been all kinds of posts about ppi and 24 bit colour.

cletis

Really, wouldn't it have been easier to just admit that you jumped on the guy rather then dig yourself in deeper?

'Cause here's the thing: You are defending your failure to observe forum etiquette (not reading the entire post) with an after-the-fact claim that the OP failed to observe forum etiquette (didn't explicitly state that they searched first). Nice try.

And we know that you didn't read the whole comment because of the tone of your response, as well as the fact that you didn't cite failure to search in your first response, so please don't respond with an attempt to maintain that post-facto charade.

It's not that big a deal; we all get snippy sometimes on these fora. And sometimes we condescendingly look down on others for not already knowing what we already know, and maybe we post a comment designed to show everyone that we already knew all about ppi and color depth, duh! You just apologize and move on.

Bluenoser63

Crackberry Search and Google are your friends. Use them.

fragment137

As a matter of fact a lot of the questions I have I choose to research myself, though I don't have hours on end to read up on the colours the human brain can perceive (Which from your three links to extensively long research analysis' suggests that it would take quite awhile). So I figured asking here was a much simpler and more direct way. It was also a very valid place to ask such a question as it relates DIRECTLY to the specs of the phone.

I think you really just need to give up, you're out-numbered and coming across as desperate to prove something. I'm sure you don't want to come across that way.

Bluenoser63

So did you get your answer from my first post?

techanic

Dude, stop being a ****.

Posted via CB10 on my kickass media-consuming Z10

BBrickk

He's pmsing lol

Posted via Z10 STL100-3 using CB10. Fido, Toronto.

kylef5993

Why would you even respond if you were gonna be ignorant? The kid didn't ask you directly so it wasn't your responsibility to answer. You voluntarily answered. And you were voluntarily disrespectful.

Posted via CB10

BBrickk

+1

Posted via Z10 STL100-3 using CB10. Fido, Toronto.

ian8206

Must be that time of his moon cycle. Yes, here one Crackberry, we only want well thought out and research backed posts. Love these internet tough guys.

fragment137

And it's people like you that always bring me back to these forums. Thanks :)

Manminder Singh

Obviously he can't see 20/20 lol

Posted via Z10

allisos

Not true.... The human eye can see over 1 billion colors. 24 bits will deliver 16.8 million colors.... so not even close. 32 bits however, will deliver over 4 billion... Let's not spread mis-information.

As for pixels... not everyone has the same vision quality. This will satisfy over 90% of people looking at it. Will it create images so real, it fools you? No one has done that yet. (Not for my eyes, anyway....)

lawguyman

HD Video spec (bluray etc.) is only 8 bit color.
Downside of 8 bits is that sometmes you can see banding instead of smooth transitions between shades of colors. 24 bit color is overkill, especially on a 5" display.

ofutur

8bit PER colour. That's 32bit when you include transparency.

lawguyman

I don't know why you would include transparency when the spec that the Z30 mentions is "24 bit color."

I don't know exactly what BB means when it say this but I do know one thing: this spec is more than adequate.

The quality of any display is governed by a lot of specs. Taking one out of context doesn't tell you much, unless that spec is not up to the job. The important specs that I can think of in determining how good a display is are: (1) contrast (2) color space and calibration (2) gamma calibration (3) resolution (4) color depth and (5) display technology artifacts (screen door effect, color blooming, etc).

From everything I have read about the Z30's screen, it looks to be a good one.

ofutur

I was just saying in general. We see products specs which read "10bit per colour" or "32bit images".
But you're right, in the case of the Z30, it's 3x8bit.

And you're absolutely right, a lot of factors play a role in how good a screen is. People used to a 5" 1080p screen will definitely see the difference in terms of resolution, but as with everything, we get used to what we use regularely and I'm sure most owners will be happy with what they get.
I'm waiting for the BGR review ;)

lawguyman

A 720p screen has over 900,000 pixels and a 1080p screen has a little over 2 million pixels. On a 5 inch screen, whether we are talking about 900k or 2 million, those are still very small pixels.

The question is whether there is any benefit going from 720p to 1080p on a 5 inch screen. First thing is that this is a 5 inch touchscreen. All the text in the phone's UI is designed to be comfortably readable. That means the text is not too small. There may be some text that might look a little bit sharper when rendered on a 1080p screen, but it would have to be really small. With most things, there is simply not going to be a difference that is visible and it is certainly not one that is significant.

Much more important than resolution on this screen is the potential for Amoled artifacts. But, at 720p (small pixels) and with the S Stripe subpixel arrangement, I doubt it will be an issue.

But, Amoled has a huge contrast advantage over LCD. I will take improved contrast over 1080p any day (when my other choice is 720p anyway). Good contrast will make video look great and will make black text on a white background really pop. Those things catch the eye.

I am all in favor of BB going 1080p, but that is a marketing move, not really an image quality move.

canadianchris

I've got an S4 and a MotoX - the difference at this screen size is mostly negligible. Look at them side by side sometime and then coment. You'd be hard pressed to see any real difference.

ofutur

"Mostly negligible" <-- Still visible
But look at text and lines on a S4 and you'll still see jagged edges...

I'm not staring at my screen for hours, so I'm sure that for my use 720p is fine and it will be fine for gamers as well.

ofutur

Colours are only part of the story. "Retina" BS displays are a joke, you can still see jagged edges.
So this 720p display is not amazing in terms of image rendering, but neither is a 1080p 5" display.

lawguyman

Apple has nice displays but resolution is not the "only" thing that makes them nice. They have good specs in all the things that count.

ian8206

He says "Post a reference" as if he's some scholar, then links wikipedia. Obviously he is well respected in this field of research

Bluenoser63

Now who is being ignorant. I already apologized for a comment like yours. I wonder if people will be speaking up against your post or give you a pass.

I said reference to show where anyone or anybody had said that the human eye can see 1 billion different colours. Just want to see where he got his statement.

cletis

I too am frustrated when people dismiss Wikipedia links out of hand. The problem with categorically criticizing Wikipedia's authority is that the logical end result of that logic is to dismiss anything that isn't a peer-reviewed industry journal -- and where you gonna find those references for free on the interwebs? A Wikipedia reference is perfectly good until someone can show that it's bullshit with a "better" link.

Bluenoser63

Sorry to anyone who was offended especially the OP. I am really tired of the whole spec game, especially a spec that has not use once it reaches a certain point. ppi greater than the normal human eye can see and 24 bit colour fit that category. If we did specs on cars, the same way we play them here, we would all be driving eight wheeled cars.

fragment137

I agree with you about the Spec matter. Please understand that my question was based out of not knowing how specs like PPI and Xbit colour would affect a normal user experience. No harm was done.

scribacco

sorry pal but retina display, which is the gold standard, packs 326ppi..don't make excuses for Blackberry poor choice of diplays

Bluenoser63

There is no excuse. The resolution Blackberry picked for the Z30 has a ppi that is still above what a human eye with 20/20 can see. And there are other phones that have a ppi above Retina, which is only a marketing term anyway.

scrapmetal58

The retina display has less dpi than most modern smartphones. The Q10 and Z10 both have higher dpi than the iPhone. I like the screen on my Z10 much more than my iPhone retina display.

We have to remember that BlackBerry is behind by months due to their delays getting BlackBerry 10 out. They wouldn't have started over with new models after being delayed. These are the same phones they would have released had they not been delayed. I'm confident that the next generation of the BlackBerry 10 phones will be more on par (or gimmicky) with Samsung. Either way, I love my Z10. :)

Posted via CB10

Geeoff

Thanks for asking! I was wondering the same thing, but there were a few helpful responses here
that really cleared things up for me. Sounds like the display is just fine!!

fragment137

You're quite welcome and thank you for validating my question :) A lot of the responses here were very helpful -- the bottom line for me now is that the display on the Z30 is more than adequate.

techanic

I would prefer 32 bit colour, but, that really isn't my main concern.

720p should be plenty, people are right, 1080p will naturally take more horsepower and battery. They are both the same aspect ratio, which is more important for me.

295 ppi should be fine. With corrective lenses I have better that 20/20 vision, and I can't see a pixel on a 300dpi laser jet printout. However, a printout is not a display, and Super AMOLED Displays usually have a weird pentile or "s stripe" pixel arrangement pattern, which may pave way to visible pixels. With a 295ppi LCD screen, and the way the pixels are arranged (evenly), I doubt a pixel could be seen (save a lone black pixel on a white background).

In the end, the only way to know if it will suit your needs is to pick one up at a retailer, try it out for 10 mins or so.

I am still hung up on the battery issue though, I use my phone for entertainment more so than communicating, and let me tell you I have swapped batteries on a countless number of occasions. I know the Z30 has a bigger battery, but I would probably still chew through it in a matter of hours. Having a non replaceable battery will probably keep me on the Z10 as much as I would love to be using that silicone. I will definitely need to hear other's daily experiences before I decide whether or not to buy a second BlackBerry at full pop within a year.

Posted via CB10 on my kickass media-consuming Z10

rav813

just FYI, Galaxy Note 2 has a 265 ppi (in reference to Plazmic Flame's comment as well)

3hb78ftg

I'm definitely getting one. Now all I have to do is find a way to get my wife "gift" it to me. Lol

SILENCE!!! For I have spoken...

2stix

Oh I thought I was the only one!

Posted via CB10

CairnsRock

You could try the old " oh look honey, the company gave me a new phone"

michjarv

man thank god I am not the only one....lol....sitting here this morning trying to find a way to get one also.....I already laid the ground work, jus tthe other day, I was like oh BB is about to come out with a new phone.......got that wife "uuumm hmmm" look....lmao

rav813

LOL I use that all the time. it's so perfect.

Dj Teknision

The one thing I dislike about the phone is the non removable battery. I prefer to carry an extra battery instead of always looking for an outlet and being held hostage by a chord.

DJ TEKNISION (All mix No talk) Podcast BBM Channel C001208C3

Dave Bourque

Have you read how long the battery lasts?? And you can still carry the Z10 battery bundle to charge your Z30

Posted via CB10

cletis

All batteries lose capacity over time, and some -- especially newly-released batteries without sufficient field testing die prematurely, as happened with early iPhones.

I don't understand (have not read precious justifications for) the decision to go with a fixed battery. There have to be reasons; I just can't think of any.

Tracy Daken

If you look at the back. It looks like you can undo a few screws and replace the battery. You know how easy it has been to before to take apart BB's. And also wireless charging accessories coming your way. Too.

cletis

But assuming you can indeed get the cover off and reach the battery, why would it then be consumer-removable? It'll be soldered in to begin with, and likely with tiny and/or easily-broken, impossible-to-reach contacts.

Thunderbuck

The more components you can fix in place, the easier it is to take bulk out of the phone. It winds up easier to build.

Also, takes away the overhead of maintaining parts inventory for user-replaceable batteries and the whole infrastructure of selling them outside their own service network.

cletis

Both of those points are perfectly sensible when applied to anything but the battery. Unlike other cell phone parts, the battery is user-serviceable. By making the battery removable, you allow for vendor-switching from production run to production run to get the best cost for the component. And there's a lot of money in retail battery sales, overhead and stocking needs or no.

kylef5993

i'm not sure how wireless charging works but maybe it has something to do with that?

Posted via CB10

uzmarvel

Get a power akku (external battery pack). It works perfectly for me, especially while using maps navigation.

rav813

I question if the battery is actually non-removable. Yes it says it is, but really that just means it's not hot-swappable. However, having a torx screwdriver, just pop a few screws and swap it? Unless it's soldered in...

Thunderbuck

There's no such thing as a "hot swappable" battery, unless there's more than one of them. I haven't seen a phone with two batteries yet.

sf49ers1980

I want this phone! I really wish I'd waited for this instead of getting the Z10, not that I don't LOVE the Z10

CB10 on my Z10

cletis

I bought my Z10 after the Z30 had been announced, knowing that I would prefer the Z30 when it was available. I reminded myself that if I waited long enough for the price of the Z30 to go down to where I could afford it (I bought my Z10 on a 2-year VZW contract from Amazon for $50, when VZW still wanted $150), I'd be waiting a long time. It made more sense for me to get a Z10 when the price was right, and by the time my subsidized upgrade eligibility came up, the Z30 would probably be nearly free.

YYMV, of course; just trying to interject a little cold, rational water on your enthusiasm.

Besides, according to the published specs, the Z10 has one capability that the Z30 doesn't: the Z10 can hotspot-gateway from wifi to both 3G and 4G networks, while the Z30 only claims to do 4G.

Marian Zorrilla

Jizzzzzzzzz in my pants! I want it SO badly on white!

sparkaction

You're like that guy who bought the first Z10 somewhere and told CK "I am going make love to it".

mmoosa

Am I the only one who sees flipboard in the bb world active frame?

Via CB10 -- Subscribe to Beautiful Destinations C00122BD4

pjs312

No I was just about to say that

Posted via CB10

Bla1ze

No, it will be available on the Z30 at launch and the Z10 later.

mmoosa

Worthy of a blog post, hope it's not a port like what they did with Skype!

Via CB10

wincyUt

Geez, what difference does it make, "port or no port", as long as the app runs smoothly. Some people are never satisfied with anything.
Z30 my next darling. :)

Posted via CB10

garrett1972

Flipboard updated to "official" it seems for those who downloaded the APK2BAR version that showed up on BlackBerry World to those on a 10.2 leak. I'm running it on my Z10.

Posted via CB10

aha

Me 2 and it runs super smooth

Posted via CB10

ofutur

It will probably be available to anybody with 10.2 very soon now.

eszklar

CB giveaway contenders!!!

Deb0210

Non removable battery. :(

Posted via CB10

lndn

Not bad but late anyway... Hope it will not be the last BlackBerry smartphone from BlackBerry :(

[...] BBs always for young professionals - new BYOD hero: www.smartman.mobi

hf199

Just awesome

Posted via Harry

bonwill

mm sounds.. great!! waiting to get one soon!!

Trick_Deck

Love my Q10. Love my Z10 even more. Gonna snag this and while it seems big, I can see now that it may be may daily driver soon. Hell I'm going to grab an unlocked Q5 most likely too. Live or die I'm going to own anything they put out until they don't anymore. #IChooseBlackBerry10

Posted via CB10

BigRob673

Did they put NFC back? Some leaks where showing no antenna on the back cover.

It's hip to be Squircle

advil_yum

Good question. I'm not seeing NFC in the specs?

skullboks23

is that USB OTG only available on Z30 or other BlackBerry 10 phone will get that features on os 10.2..???

Posted via CB10

bbaddict84

Love all the specs. Especially the new 2880 mAh battery. Except it's now non removable? No more battery pulls?!

Posted via CB10

Cylon69

That's a good point, what if you really need to do a battery pull? Must have a hard reset inside the back somewhere I guess

noisey_boy

BB10 hard reset is to press and hold volume down, volume up and power button for up to 30 seconds.

Posted via CB10

garrett1972

You can always do a hard reset with either holding down the power key or holding down the volume up and down key for a few seconds until the phone reboots.

Posted via CB10

Bdot-1

Obviously you guys haven't had a full BB10 lockup. I've had two, though months ago. Not even the volume keys worked to shut down the Z10. The only way to reset the phone was by battery.... it's rare but it happens.

Posted via CB10

ofutur

Just do a hard reset, like on any other platforms

si001

Damn, release date just before Christmas, good excuse to give myself a gift!

MLE724

Not bad. More concerned with improvements in the OS than in the hardware.

BBrickk

+1.

Posted via Z10 STL100-3 using CB10. Fido, Toronto.

jxsantos101

I'll buy it and I'll sell my Z10

Posted via CB10

SamChami

So 4G globally? Everywhere?! Awesome! And quadcore GPU! Galaxy s4 and iphone 5 are 3-core GPU! Awesome! But I don't the the removable back thing without a removable battery! Anyway gettin' it! ;) <3 _ <3

Aman Darred

Ant Wireless charging capability?

Posted via CB10

PhilipDZ

Specs are so gs3 gs4. Guess we don't even want to try and compete with the gs5.

Posted via CB10

nyallj

How's that time machine doing?

#IchooseBlackBerry10

zeratul65535

If I could get that battery on my Z10 I'd be set

Posted via CB10

mphillips828

Anyone see any mention on pricing?

Posted via CB10

nosmartphoneyet

To upgrade or not?????????

Posted via CB10

koool1

Want Z30. Battery and screen alone are worth the price of admission?!

Posted via CB10

cletis

Not so sure about the battery. It'll need all that capacity just to power that big old screen; I don't know that it'll end up having longer life under similar usage scenarios as the Z10.

Jnbs

Not A HUGE Improvement over the Z10

Posted via CB10

wincyUt

Really? Lol. What would you like? A flying Z30, before you say that there was improvement? Some people......

Posted via CB10

Jnbs

I said HUGE Improvement.. It is an improvement, but when you see the specs side by side it is not. Look it is the same RAM, same dual core (a bit enhanced of course) processor, same camera (at least on paper). I like that the screen is bigger and a bigger battery as well. But spec by spec is not a HUGE Improvement..

Posted via CB10

birdman_38

But it has a bigger screen, and a silver bottom bezel.

15droman

Looks sweet. Hopefully it will compete with the s4 and iPhone. I'm getting tired on s4 this and that

Posted via CB10

JAM25

Cmon man im a Z10 lover but the z10 is behind the S4 by a trillion miles. And the z30 well just a billion miles

Posted via CB10

ranzabar

'Hear The Detail, See The Detail'.... that's the pitch?? Are you kidding me!?

Posted via my BlackBerry Z10

sayf777

No mention of miracast?

Posted via CB10

wolffkrieger

The wait is over!! Getting one as soon as I can!!

cletis

Not sure if that was supposed to be jocular, but that's built into GPS.

beubeu67

Please do some research. Altimeter is supported in the SDK (since 10.2) and delivers an elevation which is much more accurate than the GPS one but we are now waiting for the hardware. It was rumored to be present in the Z30, actually...

cletis

If you had used "Actually," or something else in place of "Please do some research," you would come off less like you were cutting off my head. I'm sorry that my factually correct and well-intentioned response missed the actual meaning of your 2-word, contextless post, and that I was not aware of the existence of this not-yet-deployed-in-any-BB hardware.

beubeu67

Sorry, I did not mean to offend you. I just recommended to look at the reasons why an altimeter may have some advantages over the GPS measurement. Of course, your comment regarding the GPS is relevant. That said, my 2 words have an obvious context as the topic is "specs and features" :)

Darren Clark1

Looks good although think they should have increased the flash storage to 32GB

Posted via CB10

BBrickk

Or have both the 16 and 32

Posted via Z10 STL100-3 using CB10. Fido, Toronto.

JAM25

Not very impressive. I was expecting more than 8MP rear camera.

Yet again big name apps are long gone missing. If only they had a PNC Capital One app id be a happy Blackberry User

Posted via CB10

scienceboy

Someday it will be mine. Oh yes, it will be mine...

mwa ha ha haaaaa

farskija

Non removable battery but Sd card slot is behind a removable back cover?

Posted via CB10

rngeek

I love the fact that it has USB OTG and a hot swappable microSD slot.

ofutur

Still USB 2.0... Another 9 months to wait for USB 3.0

epyon52328

The only thing I don't get is if it doesn't have a removable battery why does it need a removable back cover? Couldn't BlackBerry just have made slots or trays for the micro USB and nano SD? That way they could have made the back thinner and flush with the device.

Sent from my Q10

anonymous23005

Um whats up with the silver strip? I dont get bb's design ideas. Maybe this one shoulda been porsche designed out of the gate.

Posted via CB10

marmad74

16 days on stand by? Yeah right

Posted via BB Z10

ARWestenberger

I wonder who would experience that anyway. Us CrackBerry heads can't put our devices down for 5 minutes, let alone that long.

BlackBerry Z10 | Verizon | 10.2.0.1725 @addm | 333ACECA | C00056F02

fromlid

Nice timing. Launching a smartphone the same day that the technology press crowns the best smartphone available - iPhone 5s. Yes, the same technology reviewers that have been pounding Apple for lack of innovation. On sale tomorrow. No wonder Blackberry chose to launch on the other side of world.

cletis

Well, yeah; exactly. If you're right about the other-side-of-the-world launch, then haven't you just disproven your own point? BB is pointedly avoiding a US launch at the same time as the 5s by launching on the other side of the world first.

ARWestenberger

Specs are great, just got my Z10 so not looking to switch, but it looks like a great phone.

BlackBerry Z10 | Verizon | 10.2.0.1725 @addm | 333aceca | C00056F02

jevinzac

What about the hardware? Is there any variant like the Z10 STL100-1 with lower spec?

Posted via CB10

ofutur

Qualcomm sure made a mess with the naming of their processor. Makes it sound like a 2012 processor when it's as good as what's inside the GS4 and Moto X.

Highlights are the quad-core GPU, USB OTG and the Nuance Vocon sound engine.

I wonder why they haven't enabled the Altimeter.

freddysrevng3

Quad Core = Pleasant Surprise. Can't wait to bequeath my Z10 and get a Z30.

Z30...... "THE ULTIMATE BUSINESS MACHINE"..

Pretty good, eh?

Frank Boulben Must Go....

Posted via CB10

mnhockeycoach99

USB OTG? *ears perk up* This might be a dumb question but is it coming in all devices with OS10.2....or just the Z30?

Posted via CB10

backfire101

What about USB otg

Posted via CB10

manofice1

That battery is beast mode, you don't need it to be removable

step07

Does this support wireless charging then??

fastberrytxt

One thing that hits me is the fact that it doesn't even come close to the Samsung S4 specs. I hope the price will be quite lower than the s4.

Posted via CB10

wincyUt

Go get a samsung. I guess Z30 is not for you. :)

IMO, Z30 is a thing of beauty!

dracolnyte

Heavy like a brick

Posted via CB10

Douken

Nissan GTR Channel

C001247FA

Submit your pictures, for a chance to be featured in the channel!

Asides from that the specs are not that bad except for the 16 GB flash memory.

Marketing is everything

Pollo714

720p and no removable battery wtf.

officialhong

Too heavy compared to the s4 both have 5-inch screen( 170 grams VS 130 grams). Would have been uncomfortable if held with one hand.

tdexter77

So judging by the picture, Pinterest will be coming to BB10 with the Z30 launch? I have it side loaded but it is not available in BlackBerry World as of today.

Posted via CB10

dawolfen

That picture is the browser, can't infer an app will be there

amp1080

Hmmmmm flipboard in blackberry world, anyone else notice that? Flipboard native with 10.2 release?

Posted via CB10

jason9900

No it's going to be a port, but it works pretty well

Posted via CB10

Huey Newton

Would have been nice to have qi charging

Posted via CB10

jsanakonda

It looks like they screwed with battery, again :(

Posted via CB10

ramaputra

how about the sensor size?? 1/3" (z10) ? or 1/2.5" (like iphone 5s) or 1/1.7" or similar like current nokia 1520 1/1.5" aka 2/3"? or even as big as pureview 808 1/1.2"? who made the sensor? sony? toshiba? or aptina .. like Z10?

cletis

That is an excellent question, given the Z10's bottom-of-the-barrel camera.

ramaputra

edited: sensor size Ip5S is 1/3" ... not bigger than Z10, that's why they always said 15% bigger than previous model which is only 1/3.2" - Soo basically IPs5 has similar camera spec like Z10 - 1/3" - 8MP - f/2.2

nick canada

I'm getting this phone but I'm just so disappointed with the internal memory I had to delete a lot of apps already on my z10. Really would have liked 32gb and would be willing to pay for 64 or even 128 as an option

Posted via CB10

kylef5993

Either way... this phone has a huge battery haha

Posted via CB10

Pilchard

720 resolution is a big mistake. So much for all the threads that contradicted people saying it would be 720.

Bluenoser63

Blackberry said a long time ago to developers that it would be 720. It isn't a mistake. 720 is all that is needed for a 5 inch screen.

Pilchard

People posted it would be 720 and others regularly responded that was incorrect and it would be 1080. That discussion is now over. It's 720 and that is not competitive with the competition. One can say it is enough on a 5 inch screen but consumers won't wear that.

Kristijonas

I want one!!!!

Posted via CB10

netviper

Disappointed it is only 16 GB storage. Already filled my Z10. Either allow us to put apps on the SD card, or give us more storage options.

Anik91

Fuck sake, you comment users are making this seem like BGR. Go on there if you want to be a twat.

BlackBerry Z10, CB10.

7onZ

Aaaand this finally sets me to buy(invest) Samsung Galaxy Note 3. I think it would be a breeze to finally grasp the apps I've been waiting for ages!

Posted via CB10

CJH_

Looks like BBRY went with the Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960DT, which is a pretty impressive SoC.

Mike Wadas

The specs are good, just do not like the non-removable battery. I am happy with my Z10. For those who need a larger screen the Z30 is the way to go. It really doesn't matter which device anyone chooses, BB10 is the best OS on the market!

koool1

I should have waited but I could not. Have to wait for my upgrade in a year and a half. Tear.

Posted via CB10

Samikk1

Processor.......
Usb otg nice

Posted via CB10

msaterj

Nice phone,i want one like now. Only have 2 disappointment though.

1- PPI should have been the same as or higher than the z10.

2- should have gone with a quad core cpu as well.

Over all its a great phone :)

Posted via CB10

Emu the Foo

You realize that besides the screen it has the same specs as the moto x? Same proc and same ram and same quad core graffix. And google built that phone

Sry didn't mean to sound like an ass

roberto1806

And what about the wireless charging?

Posted via CB10

noez92

295ppi? So it's lower than z10 then in retina display

Posted via CB10

ofutur

There is no such thing as a retina display, but yes, images will be a little less crisp that on older hardware.

scribl3

Not really impressed with those specs. This is what people have been waiting for? Apple once again takes the nod.

Posted via CB10

yohannyphm

Let see who will try to do a non recommended battery pull on this one. Jaja

Posted from the best mobile device Z10 10.2.0.1443

digicloud

Outdated out of the gate! Another disappointment and rushing to get out so they can find a buyer and TH can make his millions.

BBrickk

How so?

Posted via Z10 STL100-3 using CB10. Fido, Toronto.

Zmain

Very sexy looking phone I'm totally well pleased.

How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning!

felixlives

This is a great commercial Damnit!!!

Posted via CB10

scribacco

specs amazing? the display and camera are definitely subpar

battleax78

Based on specs, how is the camera subpar? Please don't speak on MPs as your rationale.

Nathend

$600- $650 ? Are they out of there Minds ?

So $600-$650 for a Med Spec phone is FANTASTIC to BB users Because ? Because it's a BB ?
LOL I thought Apple peeps were nut's but this is just as bad. $600? Too much.

squaresoft_x

USB OTG?? Is that for real?? Demo please..

mavricxx

What is USB OTG? USB on the go??? Somebody enlighten me...

Nathend

This is all one needs to see . Z30 would be GREAT @ $450 , but same price as an $600 LG 2 ? Not even close.

http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=5543&idPhone2=5711

Yandar

Where is Flipboard in Blackberry World that is displayed in the pic?

nutellapr

Great catch!! They're coming soon as is Instagram.

Posted via CB10

sayf777

Two questions if anyone knows, is there Miracast?
Is there wireless charging?

Posted via CB10

sayf777

And I taught FM radio was supposed to be on the phone?

Posted via CB10

dhildreth09

Specs don't matter with this OS, it's all about how the phone performs. The z10 is fast as hell imagine the bump in speed on the z30. They scaled back on the screen to preserve battery life obviously. I don't see how the new iPhone specs are that impressive honestly

Posted via CB10

lilchukzy

Iphone specs don't need to be so impressive anymore cause people will still buy them in droves, blackberry on the other hand need those spectacular specs to win back the crowd

dhildreth09

I know that, but battery life efficiency and speed are more important for everyday use

Posted via CB10

mavsguy842

Their battery life claims sound impressive. I'll be interested to hear how it does in the real world.

I'm very disappointed it doesn't include wireless charging. That was one of the main reasons I wanted the Z30.

kidneythief

Whoo hoo!!!

Posted via CB10

Pages