Editors Liked

  • LTE speeds on a BlackBerry Smartphone is great
  • Great web browsing
  • Expandable storage
  • Decent camera
  • Great and solid hardware design
  • Keyboard is surprisingly good
  • Consistent smooth performance
  • Lots of included accessories
  • Still a great messaging device
  • BlackBerry 10 OS looks terrific
  • Adds a few of its own signature tools for security and business users

Editors Didn't Like

  • Plastic case not premium
  • Lack of apps
  • UI not for everyone
  • Third-party apps leave much to be desired
  • New UI tricks don't always pay off
  • Battery life is a serious concern
  • Tough to remove smudges from the display
  • Basic map & voice control apps
  • Despite the grown-up look, RIM's new OS is riddled with perplexing omissions and behavioral inefficiencies that wear on you over time