All Work and No fun? It’s Not The Philosophy of A Blackberry Anymoreby jay.m October 24, 2013 0 comments
Although the Blackberry Z30 comes at a time that is turning out to be rather difficult for the company, they have been able to wield into existence a phone that combines good build-quality with elegant tweaks in their new software. All these modifications have been done keeping in mind the activities of a busy corporate executive and the amount of attention he can afford.
The Hardware and why it’s simply good
The Z30 is the fourth introduction in the Blackberry 10 lineup with its predecessors being the z10, the Q10 and the Q5. Considering Q5, the last released handset from the company following which the Z30 was introduced, it could be concluded that Blackberry has come back to the quality that fits the Blackberry touch, we all know of as a brand.
The Z30 is sturdy and weighing at 170g, it would not be justifiable to call it too heavy. The carbon-fiber woven back with the weight makes the phone feel good in hand. The 1280×720 resolution screen is a standard 5 inch screen with a crisp display of 295ppi. The 1.7GHz Qualcomm quad-core processor and the 2 GB RAM assures all your work goes along zipping smoothly. The 16GB internal storage and standard connectivity of Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi make storage and connectivity function with ease.
The claim of the Z30’s 2,880mAh large battery to last for 25 hours given a mixed usage seems to be a reasonable conclusion though the awkwardly positioned charging port is a drawback. The 8 megapixel camera could be adequate for some and not exciting for others, making it much of a debatable issue. Although fixed with a Time-Shift feature, the camera should not be expected to be particularly a pick for the snap-happy ones. The rear camera would be able to record a 1080p full HD video and the front camera does a 720p HD video.
It’s all about what runs inside, the software
Blackberry Z30 is the first among the Blackberry range of mobiles which would be running on Blackberry’s 10.2 Operating System. Aimed at business audience, the Blackberry 10.2 OS scores high on user-interactivity and speed built with keeping busy professionals in mind. The in-built Priority Hub helps collect all the important messages from across the social networking, email and other accounts that give users, access to high-priority conversations quicker. Among other tweaks include the lock screen display of tweets and emails that is mildly addictive in keeping you up-to-date and the Blackberry 10‘peek’ that allows users to check messages without closing other applications. The browser’s reader option crops the extraneous images and formats the web pages, enabling users to read them easily.
The final Feeling:
At Rs. 43,990 in India the Blackberry Z30 is too serious, lacking fun which could be a real problem for some whereas turns out great for the others. It is much of a debatable issue, if Blackberry is doing the right thing by limiting it too much among the corporate audience, but it surely is one thing: the best butler you would get in a world of mobiles.