There’s nothing much to explain about Blackberry. This smartphone title from Research in Motion (RIM) used to be one of the very first smartphone brands in history. Even though they have fallen backwards in the competition lately and finding it quite difficult to cope up with Android and iOS, yet the appeal of a BlackBerry interface never gets faded away.
Blackberry Z10 happened to be the first Blackberry OS 10 running smartphone. It came out to the market in 2013, and ever since the newer additions to Blackberry OS was very warmly welcomed by the consumers. It has 1.5 GHz dual core Snapdragon S4 Plus CPU with 2 GB of RAM and 16GB built in memory; expandable up to 32GB using microSD card slot. The display is 4.2 inches and it offers 720×1280 pixels HD resolution. The cameras are 8MP primary and 2MP secondary.
Price: Rs. Rs. 14,500
To everyone’s pleasant surprise, Blackberry had released an Android device on January 30th of 2016 and the performance output happened to be pretty good on the Blackberry Priv. It comes with Snapdragon 808 CPU and 3 GB RAM. The storage space is 32GB on-board and it’s expandable up to 2TB using microSD cards. The display is 5.4 inches with 1440×2560 pixels resolution. Rear camera on the Priv is 18 megapixels, and the front facing camera is 2MP.
Price: Rs. 56,999
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Blackberry Z30 runs on Blackberry v10.2 OS right out of the box, and it is upgradable to OS 10.3.1. The CPU underneath the Blackberry Z30 is Snapdragon S4 Plus 1.7 GHz dual core and the RAM is 2 GB. It comes with 16GB internal storage, expandable up to 64GB using microD cards. Unfortunately, the Z30 supported 4G LTE bands list doesn’t include the Indian bands. It has two cameras, rear one is 8MP and front one is 2MP. The battery is 2880 mAh with sufficient juice for 18 hours 3G talk time.
Price: Rs. 21,990
Blackberry Z3 has a Snapdragon 400 CPU; which isn’t very typical on a Blackberry handset. The clock speed is 1.2 GHz and it has two cores. Blackberry Z3 has 1.5GB of RAM and the storage space is 8GB internal, up to 32GB external. It’s a 3G handset, no 4G LTE channels are supported. The cameras are pretty mediocre though, 5MP in rear and 1.1MP in front. The battery is 2500 mAh, non-removable Li-ion.
Price: Rs. 11,740
Blackberry Q10 offers old school physical qwerty keyboard, and a touch screen as well. It has a Snapdragon S4 Plus CPU which is 1.5 GHz dual core, and 2GB of Ram with 16 GB internal storage. Expandability for the storage goes up to 64GB using microSD cards. It has a small 3.1 inches display with resolution 720×720 pixels. The cameras are 8 MP rear and 2 MP front. It’s a 4G supported handset, however the Indian bands are not supported.
Price: Rs. 16,750
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For a decent priced premium qwerty keyboard based smartphone, Blackberry Q5 could be a wise pick. It has 1.2 GHz dual core Snapdragon 400 CPU, 2 GB of RAM, 8GB internal storage with expandability up to 32GB and 3.1 inches display with 720×720 pixels resolution. The cameras are 5MP rear and 2MP front.
Price: Rs. 14,490
Blackberry Passport was released in 2014 and it comes with a Snapdragon 801 CPU quad core 2.2 GHz, with 3 GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage space. It has an external card slot with support for up to 128GB of microSD cards. The display is 4.5 inches and the resolution is 1080×1920 pixels full HD. The cameras are 13MP primary and 2MP secondary.
Price: Rs. 37,129
Blackberry has always been a magnificent piece of technology, now available at a more decent and attainable price.