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BlackBerry Z10

Announced
Jan 30, 2013
Market status
Released
Release date
Jan 31, 2013

US carrier availability

Available: Verizon
Discontinued: AT&T, T-Mobile

Pros

  • High-resolution display (768 x 1280 pixels)
  • High pixel densitiy screen (356 ppi)
  • Lots of RAM (2048 MB RAM)
  • Fast mobile data support (4G)
  • HDMI connector for TV-out (Micro HDMI (Type D))

Cons

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Description

The Z10 is a fully touchscreen BB10 device sporting modern specs, with cool patterned soft-touch material on the back. The screen is 4.2" LCD with 1280 x 768 pixels, making for a pixel density of 356 pixels per inch. A 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and 2 GB of RAM are the power under the hood, and there are 16 GB of internal storage, as well as the all-important microSD card slot. You will need all the RAM, because BB10 is a true multitasking system, like Android, so everything remains how you left it, or moves on under the hood, but is available at all times.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • PopupBlackBerry (10.2, 10)
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 5.12 x 2.58 x 0.35 inches (130 x 65.6 x 9 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.85 oz (138 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
  • Side Keys:
    • Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
  • Colors:
    • Black, White

DisplayPopupbenchmark

  • Physical size:
    • 4.2 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 356 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • IPS LCD
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 58.63 %
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Capacitive, Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camerabenchmark

  • Camera:
      • Popup8 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Aperture size:

      Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

      • F2.2
    • Features:
      • Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Digital zoom
  • Camcorder:
      • 1920x1080 (1080p HD)
    • Features:
      • Digital image stabilization
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 2 megapixels
    • Video capture:
      • 1280x720 (720p HD)

Hardware

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Dual core, 1500 MHz, Krait
  • Graphics processor:
      • Adreno 225
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 2048 MB RAM (Dual-channel, 500 MHz) / LPDDR2
  • Built-in storage:
    • 16 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB

Battery

  • Stand-by time:
    • 13.2 days (316 hours)
      the average is 20 days (478 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 10.00 hours
      the average is 15 h (906 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 13.0 days (312 hours)
      the average is 23 days (556 h)
  • Music playback:
    • 60.00 hours
  • Video playback:
    • 11.00 hours
  • Capacity:
    • 1800 mAh

MultimediaPopupbenchmark

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, eAAC, AAC+, FLAC, WMA, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG2, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • Popup
    • supports:
      • HTML, HTML5

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 800, 850, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • FDD LTE:
    • 700 (band 17), 850 (band 5), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1900 (band 2) MHz
  • Data:
    • LTE, HSPA (unspecified), UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
  • Micro SIM:
    • Yes
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • PopupCalendar, Alarm, To-Do, Document viewer (PDF), Calculator
  • Messaging:
    • PopupSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
  • E-mail:
    • Popup
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange, Push e-mail
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.0
    • Profiles:
      • Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Phone Book Access (PBAP)
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm
  • HDMI:
      • Micro HDMI (Type D)
  • Charging connector:
    • microUSB
  • Other:
    • TV-Out, NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Service lights, Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Phone profiles, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

    • Body:
      • 0.99 W/kg

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 30 Jan 2013
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This device is also known as BlackBerry Surfboard, BlackBerry London, BlackBerry STL100-4


Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

BlackBerry Z10 STL100-4

(For Verizon Wireless)
Differences:
  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1900 MHz
  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 900, 2100 MHz
  • FDD LTE:
    • 700 (band 13) MHz
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

    • Head:
      • 1.42 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 1.20 W/kg

Despite our efforts to provide full and correct BlackBerry Z10 specifications, there is always a possibility of making a mistake. If you see any wrong or incomplete data, please LET US KNOW.


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