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BlackBerry Z30

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Posted: 18 Sep 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon

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Design
Device typeSmart phone  
OSBlackBerry (10.2)  
Form factorCandybar  
Dimensions5.53 x 2.83 x 0.37 inches (140.7 x 72 x 9.4 mm)  
Weight6.00 oz (170 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
  
Display
Physical size5.0 inches  
Resolution720 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.

295 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.

Super AMOLED  
Screen-to-body ratio67.71 %  
Colors16 777 216  
TouchscreenCapacitive, Multi-touch  
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor  
Camera
Camera8 megapixels  
FlashLED  
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  
FeaturesBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Digital zoom  
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)  
FeaturesVideo calling  
Front-facing camera2 megapixels  
Video capture1280x720 (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 MSM8960T Pro  
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, 1700 MHz, Krait 300  
Graphics processorAdreno 320  
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 storage16 GB  
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB  
Battery
Talk time18.00 hours
the average is 11 h (675 min)
  
Stand-by time16.0 days (384 hours)
the average is 20 days (478 h)
  
Music playback90.00 hours  
Video playback12.00 hours  
Capacity2880 mAh  
Not user replaceableYes  
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, Playlists  
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback  
Supported formatsMP3, AAC, WAV, AMR, 3GP  
Video playback   
Supported formatsMPEG4, H.263, H.264  
SpeakersEarpiece, Stereo speakers  
Internet browsing
Browser   
supportsHTML, HTML5  
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz  
UMTS800, 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz  
FDD LTE850 (band 5), 1700/2100 (band 4), 2600 (band 7) MHz  
DataLTE, HSPA (unspecified), UMTS, EDGE, GPRS  
Micro SIMYes  
Global RoamingYes  
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, S-GPS, Glonass, E911  
NavigationYes  
Phone features
PhonebookUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID  
OrganizerCalendar, Alarm, To-Do, Document viewer, Calculator  
MessagingSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input  
E-mailIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange, Blackberry Connect  
Instant MessagingYes  
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.0  
ProfilesHandsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP)  
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz  
Mobile hotspotYes  
Wi-Fi DirectYes  
USBUSB 2.0  
ConnectormicroUSB  
FeaturesMass storage device, USB charging  
Headphones connector3.5mm  
HDMIMicro HDMI (Type D)  
Charging connectormicroUSB  
OtherTV-Out, NFC, DLNA, Miracast, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync  
Other features
NotificationsService lights, Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone  
Additional microphone(s)for Noise cancellation  
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Altimeter, Compass  
Hearing aid compatibilityM3, T4  
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD  
Regulatory Approval
FCC approval

FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

   
Date approved

Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

12 Nov 2013  
FCC ID value: L6ARFY110LW link  
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.

   
Head0.77 W/kg  
Body1.23 W/kg  
Product Specific Use1.23 W/kg  
Simultaneous Transmission1.58 W/kg  
Availability
Officially announced18 Sep 2013  

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