You will find internet flooded with BlackBerry Z10 reviews. Z10 has been around now for well over a year (Release: Jan 2013). But I thought I would give you a perspective from a dedicated iPhone user. A pure 5 month full time trial of Z10.
I took the sim card from my iPhone 5 (painful). I inserted into a fresh BlackBerry Z10. I must admit the boot-up time took forever. However, once the Z10 was up and running, everything worked the way I wanted it to. Email which BlackBerry has been known for, took seconds to setup. For 5 months straight I used the BlackBerry Z10 and it hasn’t let me down.
What do I miss (if comparing it to iPhone 5). There has to be something right? Or was I completely converted to BlackBerry (again).
OK here are the negative things about BlackBerry Z10:
- Battery Life (lucky if I make it to dinner)
- One hand typing (I found iPhone easier)
- Editing (I found iPhone easier to edit text on)
OK now top positive things about BlackBerry Z10:
- Two hand typing (is superb, almost as good as physical keyboard)
- Voice clarity (crisp)
- Calendar/Hub (productivity was better on Z10)
Now the big question. Will I be staying on BlackBerry? I’m very tempted to get another BlackBerry smartphone, the one I’m truly interested is the Passport. However, I also want to explore Android (again) especially the LG G3. Then there is iPhone especially with the upcoming iPhone 6 release. Needless to say, the consumer has a lot of options which is great.
In conclusion: I know this wasn’t the most in-depth review, however it wasn’t meant to be. It was a little study I did for myself to see if I could actually switch from iPhone and stick to it. And yes it worked and no I don’t have any complaints about it nor do I miss my iPhone 5.