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BlackBerry Z30 announced: 5'' 720p display, 2GB RAM and Snapdragon S4 Pro

0. phoneArena 18 Sep 2013, 06:12 posted on

The BlackBerry Z30 was announced moments ago during a rather mysterious event in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia...

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posted on 18 Sep 2013, 06:43

7. aditya.k (Posts: 495; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


I thought it was dual-core chip? And quad-core graphics.?

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 07:37 2

20. Chris.P (Posts: 560; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


That's a good point. I've edited the offending parts. The problem here is that BB isn't disclosing the exact make -- there is both a dual- and a quad-core S4 Pro, though thinking about it, they probably opted for the lesser one of the two (dual-core S4 Pro at 1.5GHz came with Z10, so it makes sense).

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 08:15 2

34. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 408; Member since: 24 May 2011)


As long as it runs smooth, those extra horses under the hood will just consume more fuel. No need for them

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 09:46 1

58. kozza3 (Posts: 702; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


its about future proofing... remember, most people will be stuck with this phone for 2 years, you can't sit there and tell me a better processor is not going to help

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 09:41

56. picka_vi_materina (Posts: 174; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


It is surely a marketing error. There is no quad core Adreno 320. It is just a single core GPU. They probably meant that the CPU is quad core. I have never seen Qualcomm advertize separately a quad core version of their GPU, but they do point out the quad core CPU.

So, the actual chip is a quad S4 pro, just like the Nexus 4 which is perfect for such a resolution. If this phone was priced right, it would have been perfect. At least, I hope they drop the price on a Z10 now quite drastically.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 06:43 1

8. MCrapp (Posts: 318; Member since: 07 Apr 2013)


Front of that phone looks like half Note2 and half Z10 with BlackBerry juice!

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 06:45

9. HASHTAG (unregistered)


Doesn't look that bad actually. Though they should've included the 1080p display so that people can stop whining about a display that isn't even that bad.

Kinda want to get this. Lol.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 06:50 1

10. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 992; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Very nice, I hope BB do not overprice it, at least for those BB fans who found the Z10 display small there is now the 5inch Z30.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 06:51 1

11. jeff_1 (Posts: 105; Member since: 30 Aug 2013)


this is an awesome phone for intelligent people...stay away android and apple fans..this is not for you..

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 07:55 2

26. buccob (Posts: 2578; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Wow... we all must bow before you Mr intelligent... going after a dying company, with dying resources and dying development...

This is Indeed a nice phone... but I would consider intelligent people, those who go after the phone that suits them better without looking down on other people choices.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 08:04 2

28. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 408; Member since: 24 May 2011)


Don't worry, We wont even touch it with a stick

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 08:37

41. jeff_1 (Posts: 105; Member since: 30 Aug 2013)


you can though... with a stick made of gold..that's how precious this phone is.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 09:39 1

55. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


are you fricking insane!?

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 08:21 1

37. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


INTELLIGENT....you have to have the knowledge of an ape to buy this phone....

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 08:27

39. jeff_1 (Posts: 105; Member since: 30 Aug 2013)


i said stay away,,can't you understand??

now who's ape?

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 09:38 1

54. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


lol who says ape is that all you can come up with BB fanboy...face it BB is dead and this phone is c*ap

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 09:50

60. jeff_1 (Posts: 105; Member since: 30 Aug 2013)


i wont stoop down to your level..

bb users are always 2 stairs ahead and android/ apple users..
2 steps below
say all you can.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 09:43

57. picka_vi_materina (Posts: 174; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


Weird, I always said that about Droidz...

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 08:44 1

44. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


Good thing the BB company doesn't have your attitude, they'd be bankrupt by now. "Android and iPhone users, check out this!" is what they should be saying.

I have a lot of respect for BB and this looks like a great phone, hope they do well with it and their other handsets.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 09:05

48. jeff_1 (Posts: 105; Member since: 30 Aug 2013)


hello?! are you from planet saturn? Research in Motion has been bankrupt already!

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 10:51 1

71. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


Who? I'm talking about BB, not RIM.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 06:57 2

13. jbitounis (Posts: 54; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)


Nowadays, I have come to avoid OSs or devices that require "the very latest, most expensive silicon to run fluidly". If anything, that is a sign of weak programming and bigger than average power consumtpion.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 07:21 2

16. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1216; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


its not just that... your paying a high price for old specs, while other competitions are giving out the best and newest specs for the same price.

So why would you pay more for less?

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 09:50 2

59. picka_vi_materina (Posts: 174; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


So, you actually pay more for a lazily programmed OS. Well done. There is more effort put in software rather than hardware and that should be apreciated. Everyone can shove new chips when somebody else does the job for you in pathetic programming. What actual use do you have of that latest quad core? Do you actually do intensive and productive work on your phone, just like your PC? Or you need that 0.5s to measure up since you lack somewhere else? My Nokia N9 lacks the latest SoC and yet it runs circles around your peoples Androids when it comes to real multitasking. So go pay more, Joe! This whole mobile industry is screwed and has gone to no innovation. Let's just shave off a 0.1s in the next years model and sell in the millions to these bunch of losers (Samsung thinking).

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 09:51

61. picka_vi_materina (Posts: 174; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


Also, I just love how so many people complained about Samsung's plasticky S4 and yet they bought it when there are other phones with better materials. Go figure!

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 10:34 1

68. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1216; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


who complained? or your just pulling excuses out of you a$$?

there is nothing wrong with S4 plastic, why would millions buy it if they hate it?

people can also buy covers or replace the back cover if they still dislike the plastic? problem solved

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 07:02

85. picka_vi_materina (Posts: 174; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


Nah.........surely nobody complained. You must have overslept that season.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 10:31

67. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1216; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


what can the nokia N9 do that my S4 or any android phone cant do? cause i can name a few that the N9 cant do?

There is no effort on hardware? what are you trying to say? the camera is bad on android phones? the battery life sucks?screen is bad? tell me what phone do you have that can compete with the high end android phones? in terms of hardware and software?

Did you even see what the latest snapdragon800 can do? it's not only powerfull and better for multi tasking, it also provides better battery life and less heat... yet you want to pay the same price with an S4 pro?

android is the only OS that are innovating, whats BB, apple or microsoft doing thats better?

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 06:31 1

83. jbitounis (Posts: 54; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)


I happen to own a Nokia N9 and I concur with picka_vi_materina. Although the hardware is ancient, the ingenuity in the software still provides better multitasking and flow within the OS than what you get on the latest Android flagships. It's just a better UI. BB10 and iOS7 have taken some of the best bits of MeeGo and that's a proof that this was an innovation on mobile software - in stark contrast to the gimmicky stuff Samsung does.
I guess the mobile industry nowadays does bet more on better hardware and much less on inventive software. Oh, well...

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 07:12

86. picka_vi_materina (Posts: 174; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


What will you name? Benchmarks? Yeah, the N9 doesn't do those well nowadays. Eye, palm tracking? I had palm tracking back in the N95 days. Everything else that doesn't require a high end chip, the N9 obliterates the S4. Let's try opening apps and see which one will do all of them faster and much more efficiently, and intuitevely manipulate them later on. Plus, I don't have to click the app and wait for it to open, I just swipe away and open a new one while the other one opens up as well. Now that's software engineering. Even to this day I have speed fights based on everyday use (not benchmarks) with high end phones. What does that tell you?

And what does a S800 provide to you that the S4pro doesn't? Have you used up that S4pro to the max? You sound spoiled.

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