BlackBerry has yet again unveiled a Smartphone in the Q series. This is said to be a mid-range phone with QWERTY keypad called BlackBerry Q5. However BlackBerry has another phone too with a QWERTY keypad and it is the Q10.
So, which phone out of these should you purchase? Let us find out more about the Blackberry Q5 also, what sets them apart from each other.
The design and build quality is of utmost importance for any Smartphone as it determines the popularity of a handset. When it comes to the design of Q5, you might find it a bit on the lower rung as it cannot match the exceedingly stylish Blackberry Q10. Similarly, the functionality of the keyboard too lags behind as compared to Q10. You will find it annoying while typing on the Blackberry Q5, as the keys seem wobbly.
Looking at the Q5, you will find that it does not have the most essential connectivity option like a HDMI micro port. However, the weight of this phone is slightly less than 120g that makes it lighter as against the Blackberry Q10 weighing 139g. There are slight differences when it comes to the sizes of these phones. Q10 measures at 119.6 x 66.8 x 10.4 mm while Q5 measures at 120 x 66 x 10.8 mm. This indicates that when you hold both these phones together you will not be able to distinguish between the two. The only palpable difference is in their weight.
The biggest difference between the two BlackBerry Smartphones is that of camera quality. Q10 sports an 8MP camera. The Blackberry Q5 offers only a 5MP camera. It seems that BlackBerry has lowered its bar to the camera quality of feature phones available now a days. This sure does look like a cost saving strategy by BlackBerry.
The Q5 seems to be designed to serve its purpose as a Smartphone only due to its value for money. The screen display too seems to have a lower resolution of 720 x 720 measuring 3.1-inch. The screen is an IPS LCD display. This results in average picture and content quality display. The contrast and the visuals are not as appealing as against Q10 with Super ALOMED display. This is a huge difference as it is all about good display and better media streaming on your Smartphone. Even though the resolution of both the Smartphones is same but the quality of the Blackberry Q10 is much better.
Processor and Performance
When it comes to performance there is not much of a difference between the two Smartphones. However, Q10 takes a lead with 1.5 GHz as against 1.2GHz of Q5. Nonetheless, there is no lag in efficiency or performance on either of the two. It is all about the BlackBerry flagship phones that never lag in performance regardless of the power of the processor.
Both the phones sport dual core processors with 2GB RAM that enables smooth multi-tasking.
Battery and Memory Storage
As far as battery power is concerned, both have 2100mAh. However, Q10 has a removable battery, this means that you can opt for a better-powered battery and replace it anytime. This does make sense especially if you are a frequent traveler and you have the option of a battery backup. Additionally, for power users who are more inclined to using the option of push email this should again come handy as it is battery consuming.
Apart from the battery, the storage option offered by both the phones is hugely different. Q5 offers you with 8GB internal storage memory while Q10 offers you with a storage capacity of 16GB. This difference might be huge for those who are more inclined to saving their media files in their mobile devices. Additionally more storage means more data and more files. However, both the phones offer you memory expansion options. Q10 gives you an option to expand memory up to 64GB while Q5 offers you a space of 32GB.
Which one is better?
Both the phones have their own positive aspects. For those who are in a dilemma about which one to choose need to look at both the devices before they finally decide. If you are the one looking for a price friendly phone then you can opt for the Q5 that has an impressive keypad. However, the pricing of this phone is yet to be announced but chances are that it is made for the budget segment. However if you are looking for better internal memory storage option and better QWERTY keyboard then the BlackBerry Q10 would be a better choice.