If you are big into gaming on your BlackBerry smartphone then the BlackBerry Z10 has to be the device for you - however many hardcore BlackBerry users still prefer the hardware QWERTY keyboard and the Q5 may well be the perfect device for them due to its price point.
So the question is - how good is gaming on the BlackBerry Q5? To be honest it's on par with the other BlackBerry 10 smartphones, although as things stand at the moment there are less games for the Q5/Q10 due to screen real estate but I'm hoping that in time developers will automatically make their apps available for all devices.
Specs wise the BlackBerry Q5 is lacking in a few places compared to the Q10 but not in any way that will affect its gaming performance - which is a god send.
As you will see from the few classic BlackBerry 10 games that I chose for the video - gaming is as smooth and as enjoyable as on the Q10 and Z10. Things may not look quite as pretty as on the Q10 (with its AMOLED display) but I'm more than happy with the LCD display on the Q5 and you don't really notice any difference once you are using the device.
So for you folk out there that primarily want an amazing communication device with the famous BlackBerry keyboard but still like to play the odd game, maybe on the way to work, fear not as the BlackBerry Q5 lives up to my gaming expectations 100%.