BlackBerry Q5

  • BlackBerry Q5
70
Based on 47 scores, 84 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    5
  • Good:
    14
  • Average:
    9
  • Bad:
    19

The BlackBerry Q5 is part of the new "10" family of BlackBerry running it's BB10. The Q5 is a budget-minded handset with a QWERTY keyboard and features a 3.1-inch display.

Expert reviews and ratings

By CoolSmartphone on -

I like change, I like being forced into doing things differently, I like hearing my brain clicking as it tries to comprehend a new way of doing stuff and I also like a bargain. The last one is probably going to be my downfall one day. I recently...

By booredatwork.com on -

The BlackBerry Q5 came out last summer, and yes its taken us over 6 months to finally do a review on this little device that could. The Q5 is a full QWERTY keyboard BlackBerry that is designed in the same frame work as the 10. Its sports a 3.1-inch 720...

By Engadget on 59

BlackBerry has resurrected the Curve range with a decent mid-range device. It's just a shame the designers scrimped on the...

By Tracy and Matt's Blog on -

At the end of my time with the Q5 I wasn't sad to see it go like I was with the Q10 which is such a shame as I had hoped the Q5 could be a phone I could live with day to day as its cheaper to buy but it still possesses the power and quality of the Q10 in...

By DigitalVersus on 60

The BlackBerry Q5 is meant for smartphone textaholics—whatever their drug of choice (Facebook, text messaging or BBM)—and for those who want a pocket mobile with decent battery life. However, the multimedia side of things doesn't shine as brightly, with...

By NotebookCheck on 87

Review sample: BlackBerry Q5 Smartphone The BlackBerry Q5 lines in seamlessly in the current smartphone family and reaps in a good rating of 87%. What does it lack for a "Very Good"? First, we have to mention the backlit QWERTY keyboard positively . It...

By What Mobile on 60

T hese are tough times for BlackBerry. Earlier this year, the Canadian company went all-in on its new smartphone operating system, BlackBerry 10, ditching the original company name (Research In Motion) and shifting the focus from the physical QWERTY...

By mobilesyrup.com on 76

The Q5 does more things right than wrong, and is recommended to anyone needing a hardware QWERTY device who doesn't want to spend more than the bare...

By PCAdvisor on 60

It's a mixed bag when it comes to the BlackBerry Q5. It's cheaper than both the BlackBerry Q10 and Z10 and a lot of its hardware specs are better than we expected. However, build quality isn't inspiring and while BlackBerry 10 is smooth with good features, a shortage of apps remains a downfall.

By PC Advisor on 60

The Q5 looks much like the BlackBerry Q10 but, in a nutshell, minus the style. (For the touchscreen alternative, see BlackBerry Z10 review.) It has that iconic BlackBerry smartphone look with a square screen situated above the buttoned keyboard. One of...

By Canadian Reviewer on -

When it comes to BlackBerry devices nearing launch, they tend to go from non-existent,...

By Canadian Reviewer on 80

While BlackBerry’s bread and butter has long been the enterprise and government market, there was a time when it catered to a large user base of consumers.Previous BB models like the Pearl and Curve smartphone lines offered the functionality and ease...

By FoneArena on -

Having spent some quality time with the phone, we’re still in two minds about the handset. It’s not a bad phone at all per se but is a tough sell when you factor in the competition. BlackBerry’s decision to bring BBM to competing platforms makes...

By GSMArena on -

With BlackBerry charging a ridiculous amount of money on the Q10 - it's hard to find under $600 / €490 SIM-free. Seriously, the first BB10 QWERTY handset costs more than a Z10, and any competing flagship, so one would think it's an opportunity the Q5...

By itproportal.com on 70

The BlackBerry Q5 isn't as impressive a handset as I would have liked it to be. There's a distinct lack of excitement about the build, and the small screen compromises use – we've simply outgrown this screen size for many tasks. If you really need...

By Tech2 on 60

The first piece of good news is that the Q5 is substantially cheaper than the Q10. BlackBerry has had to cut down on some key specifications and the materials used to build it, but overall you're left with a very good experience that comes close to its...

By Expert Reviews on 80

A competent and cheaper way to enjoy BlackBerry 10's superb messaging...

By Wired UK on 70

The BlackBerry Q5 is a pretty decent handset overall. The screen is sharp and sensitive, even if it's an unusual shape. The keyboard is excellent for messaging and the BlackBerry 10 OS is fast, slick and easy to get the hang of. It's a shame that...

By Phone Arena on -

While the BlackBerry Q5 isn't necessarily a bad phone, we can't imagine seeing it fly off the shelves. That's because it targets a very specific demographic, namely people who aren't yet ready to give up on the hardware keyboard, and/or folks who...

By V3.co.uk on -

BlackBerry is well known for its business devices with physical qwerty keyboards designed to make messaging more convenient, while other phone makers such as Samsung and HTC have shunned buttons in favour of increasingly large touchscreen-only...