BlackBerry Z10 (GSM) Specs, Features & Reviews

User rating: (4.6/5 stars)
BlackBerry Z10 (GSM)

Z10 (GSM) Key Specs & Features

  Camera Resolution

Resolution: 8+ megapixel
BSI sensor, f/2.2 lens, auto-focus, LED flash / TimeShift, scene modes, night mode, stabilization

  Battery Life

1800 mAh LiIon
Talk: 10 hours max.
Standby: 305 hours max.

  Physical Dimensions

5.12 x 2.58 x 0.35 in   130 x 66 x 9 mm

  Screen Size

4.2 in   diagonal, 5:3
768 x 1280 pixels
355 ppi   approx.

BlackBerry Z10 (GSM) Full Specs and Features

Battery1800 mAh LiIon
Talk: 10 hours max.
Standby: 305 hours max.
BluetoothSupported Profiles: HFP 1.6, OPP, PBA, A2DP 1.2, AVRC 1.3, HID, PAN, MAP, (SAP)
version 4.0+LE
Call ScreeningNo
CameraResolution: 8+ megapixel
BSI sensor, f/2.2 lens, auto-focus, LED flash / TimeShift, scene modes, night mode, stabilization
Changeable Body PlatesNo
DataTechnology: LTE (Cat 3)
Dimensions5.12 x 2.58 x 0.35 in   130 x 66 x 9 mm
Display4.2 in   diagonal, 5:3
768 x 1280 pixels
355 ppi   approx.
Extra CameraNo
Extra DisplayNo
FCC IDsL6ARFF90LW   approved Dec 30, 2012
L6ARFK120LW   approved Dec 30, 2012
FM RadioNo
Fast ChargingNo
Fingerprint ReaderNo
Front/Selfie CameraResolution: 2-megapixel
up to 720p video resolution
HD VoiceNo
Headphone Jack (3.5mm)Yes
Hearing Aid CompatibleRating: M3, T4 (very tele-coil compatible)
Infrared (IR)No
Language OptionsYes
Memory Card SlotCard Type: microSD
up to 64 GB
ModesLTE 2 / 4 / 5 / 17
WCDMA 1 / 2 / 4 / 5
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 LTE   4G
band 2 / 1900 MHz   PCS (Americas)
band 4 / 1700 MHz   AWS (Americas)
band 5 / 850 MHz   Cellular (Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel)
band 17 / 700 MHz   Lower 700 (USA (AT&T))

WCDMA   3G / 4G
band 1 (I) / 2100 MHz   IMT (Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania, Brazil, India, Israel)
band 2 (II) / 1900 MHz   PCS (Americas)
band 4 (IV) / 1700 MHz   AWS (Americas)
band 5 (V) / 850 MHz   Cellular (Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel)

GSM   2G
850 MHz / band 5   Cellular (Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel)
900 MHz / band 8   (Europe, Asia, Africa)
1800 MHz / band 3   DCS (Europe, Asia, Africa)
1900 MHz / band 2   PCS (Americas)
  WCDMA 4 on some models only
OS / PlatformBlackBerry 10
Processor1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4
Ringer ProfilesNumber of profiles: 4
SIM card sizeMicro   3FF
Side Keyslock on top / volume, command buttons on right
Speaker PhoneYes
Stereo SpeakersNo
Storage/Internal Memory16 GB raw hardware
12 GB available to user
Expandable via memory card
TTY/TDD (Digital)Yes
TV Outputmicro-HDMI
Text Keyboard, HardwareNo
Touch ScreenType: Capacitive
USBConnector: Micro-USB
2.0 High Speed
Video CaptureResolution: 1080p HD
Waterproof/Water ResistanceNo
Weight4.85 oz   137 g
Wi-FiVersion(s): 802.11 a,b,g,n
Wireless ChargingNo

BlackBerry Z10 (GSM) Carrier Availability

Available From

The BlackBerry Z10 (GSM) is not currently available from any carriers

Discontinued By

The BlackBerry Z10 (GSM) has been discontinued by the following service providers.

BlackBerry Z10 (GSM) Rating

The BlackBerry Z10 (GSM) has been rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by users.

BlackBerry Z10 (GSM) Reviews

Greatest Phone Ever

Carrier: AT&T

I have a cell phone business and change phones weekly. This is the perfect phone for me. It has all the apps I need to communicate already on the phone. Voice quality is the better than any phone I have ever used. Signal strength is 5 bars everywhere I go. UI is better than Apple or Android. I don't play games or use apps like the talking hamsters, so for a play toy, I can't comment. BBM is the best messaging app ever. I LOVE this phone.

Feels great.
Looks great.
Works great.

None yet.

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Z10 Best All-Around

Carrier: AT&T

I've had the Z30 now for about 4 months, compared it to both the Galaxy S4 and now the iphone5, and frankly feel its the best in the class once you learn the new BB10 OS.
Most work efficient, best battery, best screen, best hardware/port connections, tied with iphone for best built, smoothest LTE service, and all 3 phones offer excellent overall phone operation/call/volume nothing different there.
For business, there is no contest - the Z10 wins by a landslide.
The new v10.2 operating system is absolutely quick and efficient once learned,and preferred over the Apple offering which is obviously smooth but lacks the Hub feature of the BlackBerry.
The BB Z10 is also ergonomically inviting in the hand - not too big and not too small. Sort of like the 'baby bed' in the Three Bears story, 'just right'...
Wall Street and media analysts cannot really be trusted to provide an objective assessment of a phone, and neither can your average 16 year kid.
Do an analysis yourself if possible...
BB is getting it right.

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Excellent software, hardware is good.

Carrier: AT&T

I got the S4, and within a day I was bored with the cheap quality and extremely poor battery life. Decided this wasn't the phone for me. Got the Z10 instead. By the way the sales staff at the store were looking at me because I was getting rid of the in phone for a what they believe is a not so cool phone. Problem is they have no clue what the new iOS 10 is like and its potential.

Let's start by saying although the quality of the actual Z10 is very good but it is not built like the iPhone or the HTC One, but it is a far cry from the cheap plastic construction of the Samsung phone. It is sturdy and has a great feel for when you hold it and doesn't feel slippery or uncomfortable. The screen is 4.2 inches and is large but not gigantic. I say this not as a criticism but a compliment. Screen quality is 720, so for the size it is incredible.

The new UI and operating system is awesome. First the messaging hub or centralized messaging area is excellent, pragmatic and we'll thought out. You can get as much or bad little of all your messaging, business and social, in your one central area referred to as the hub as you wish. Easily customized to fit your personal. Needs. The browser with built in Adobe flash is probably the best and one of the quickest browsers out there. It is incredible and fees as complete as I have seen on any smartphone. The manner in which the rest of the UI works is pragmatic and very easy to learn. Here is another compliment, the virtual keyboard is the best, again the best, out there. First of all I sometimes think it is an actual keyboard for a second because it is so crisp and proactive. Excellent device.

The negatives are there are fewer apps that one would expect from a smartphone OS, but this OS was released in Late January and once it catches on the apps will come. Also I would prefer a faster processor to handle this OS. There is no lag, but I just believe that the OS is too advanced for the processor.

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Extremely Pleased

Let me start by saying I traded my iPhone 5 for this phone and I'm not going back ;)

This phone is a multi-tasking BEAST and is great for productivity.

- Great screen and size
- Amazing OS
- Regular USB port
- Removable Battery
- Micro SD
- Fast
- Ability to sideload Android apps
- Sound quality
- Great camera
- Front facing camera (FINALLY, Blackberry)
- Video chat on BBM
- Best predictive text I've ever used in my life

- A little buggy (Blackberry will get this together with the 10.1 update)
- Battery life needs improvement
- Gets hot while charging

I can't think of any other cons... Overall, I am very pleased with this product and I'd recommend it to ANYONE.

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Blackberry z10

I've had the device for several days and I am very pleased with overall performance. Swiping is new to me and is working well
Audio quality

Nothing that I can see.

Congratulations Blacberry. You did it !!!

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First day - awful!!! AT&T forgot to put the phone on a data plan so nothing worked away from wifi. I took it back the next day and they put it on a data plan. Wala, the Z10 works and works very well. You have to be patient because the phone takes some getting used to.

Pros: fast, very good battery life, nice camera, perfect size

Cons: apps, needs independent icon button for email instead of having to go to the hub.

I have taken it back twice to get the iPhone 5 but I can't do it. The iPhone 5 is great but very boring.

The Z10 is GREAT, but only if you are patient!!!!!

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Only 1 prob I have found besides practically no apps

The only problem I have with the phone is they put the back button right next to the send button. If you are texting and make a mistake its to easy to hit the send button vs the back button. GRRRR! especially for those like myself with big fingers.

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