BlackBerry Q5: Hands on Review

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Processor, RAM, OS

BlackBerry Q5: Hands on Review

 

The BlackBerry Q5 packs a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, while the chipset is powered by Qualcomm. The RAM stands at 2GB and 8GB of ROM (expandable). It's surprising on the part of BlackBerry for not using Quad-core processor instead of dual-core one. At last, GizBot came to the conclusion that it doesn't make any difference to use a dual-core or quad-core processor. The phone performed terribly fast in our tests.

BlackBerry Q5: Hands on Review

Now coming to the BlackBerry 10 OS, it's an honest platform with more focus on integrating BlackBerry services. Frankly speaking, BlackBerry 10 OS is way less fuzzy than Android and iOS. BB needs to promote BlackBerry 10 OS aggressively to muscle down Android. And most importantly comparisons should be made between Android and BB 10 OS. The latter OS is so fast, zippy and astronomically energetic in nature. This could be the reason, why BlackBerry is still relying on dual-core over quad-core processor.

BlackBerry Q5: Hands on Review

The biggest highlight of BlackBerry 10 OS should be the Hub. It's the soul of BlackBerry Q5. This one addition is a must have for true BlackBerry fans and also for a new buyer. The BlackBerry Hub integrates recent notifications, BBM, text messages, Facebook, Twitter feeds, Calls, and Voice mails. It automatically pulls latest updated feeds and data. Undoubtedly, GizBot would like to say "This is it ", a differentiated feature available only on BlackBerry 10 OS.

BlackBerry Q5: Hands on Review

 

Currently, the BB Q5 is running on BlackBerry 10.1 version. The UI is crisp and buttery smooth. The lock screen will greet you, when you open the device. From latest notifications to unread Facebook messages to the upcoming Calendar events - everything shows up on the lock screen. Even a camera button is visible on the down right-hand side. To unlock it, one needs to slide the screen upwards. Talking about the home screen - you will notice small group of active windows. These cluster of windows, known by the name of "Active Frames ". The OS shows the latest and most visible apps appeared recently. Up to four active frames can be seen on the screen.

BlackBerry Q5: Hands on Review

Everything you see in the BB 10 OS is revolving around Peek and Flow. With Flow, you need to glide between the apps, while Peek features gesture operation; you can read latest messages without need to close the current app. The search function on BlackBerry 10 OS is the backbone. And it's the best way to search contacts, BBM messages and much more.

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