How did the battery fare on the BlackBerry Q10?

How did the battery fare on the BlackBerry Q10?
The QWERTY equipped BlackBerry Q10 offers a 2100mAh battery which is 300mAh larger than the cell on the all-touch BlackBerry Z10. With the larger capacity battery, just how well did the Q10 do in battery tests? The first test measured talk time and while the Motorola RAZR MAXX led the way with 21 hours and 18 minutes of talk time, the BlackBerry Q10 did quite well with 20 hours of talk time before the battery went dead. Just above it was the Motorola RAZR i (20 hours, 7 minutes), Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX (20 hours, 24 minutes), and the LG Optimus G Pro (20 hours 45 minutes). By the way, when it comes to talk time, the BlackBerry Q10 even outlasted the Samsung Galaxy S4 which lasted for 18 hours and 3 minutes.

Moving on to browsing, it was the HTC One that set the standard with the best time. The Taiwan manufacturer's new Android flagship model lasted for 9 hours and 58 minutes. That beat the Apple iPhone 5 by two minutes. The Motorola RAZR MAXX was third with the battery lasting 9 hours and 12 minutes. The Apple iPad mini was next with the browser rocking for 9 hours and 5 minutes. That was followed by the Samsung GALAXY Note II was with a time of 8 hours and 48 minutes of browser time. The BlackBerry Q10 was sixth, posting a score of 8 hours and 42 minutes.

Turning to video playback, the BlackBerry Q10 finished seventh with a time of 11 hours and 15 minutes. This beat out the 10 hours and 12 minutes achieved by the Apple iPhone 5 and the 10 hours 2 minutes posted by the HTC One. On top, the Motorola RAZR MAXX ran video for 16 hours and 35 minutes. That was more than 3 and half minutes longer than the time scored by the next longest running device, the Apple iPad mini. The Samsung Galaxy Premier was third with video playback time of 12 hours and 51 minutes. That was followed by the two different versions of the Samsung Galaxy S4. The U.S.model with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor scored video playback time of 12 hours and 30 minutes while the international version with the Samsung Exynos 5 Octa processor lasted 1 hour and 1 minutes less with 11 hours and 29 minutes.

Overall, we would have to say that BlackBerry did a good job optimizing the 2100mAh battery on the Q10. Part of the reason for the decent battery life is the fact that we are dealing with a smaller 3.1 inch screen. And while the size of the screen improves battery life, it doesn't make it terribly easy to view videos and play games, especially with much larger screens available.

source: GSMArena

Related phones

  • Display 3.1" 720 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(13.5h 3G talk time)



1. ebubekir26

Posts: 337; Member since: Dec 21, 2012


3. BillyG

Posts: 305; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

for a 3,1" screen, thats all it gets against other 'giant' phones? you need to change your dictionary...

6. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I agree, it is impresive how phone with such low specs and conditionally big battery for its specs can have such conditionally bad results.

11. nokialaamia1

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

Dear phonearena .. You are one of best reweiw site ..ranked almost 2000 in alexa ranking. Why dont you have tool to test battery along with your reviews ?

2. axllebeer

Posts: 271; Member since: Apr 05, 2011

Good to know. Can't wait to get one of these as my 9930 upgrade. :)

4. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

Who cares

10. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I do!!!

5. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

doesn't make sense... it has a much smaller screen powered by a pretty average sized battery why didn't it last longer?

7. Jack58221

Posts: 157; Member since: Feb 23, 2013

because the BB was busy broadcasting to other BB users that they were watching porn for the video test.

17. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

of course it doesnt make sense dude. coz its HTC that makes 'sense' B-)

8. ProblemSolver15

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 14, 2010

The real question here is what kind of settings were you browsing on? Was the screen brightness all the way up? Were you on Wifi or cell network? These battery endurance tests are very tricky because the times that you receive are essentially dictated by the user's habits. And you need to find out what kind of times you're getting consistently. One or a few battery tests doesn't make for a large enough sample.

9. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

Good job black berry

14. PermanentHiatus

Posts: 267; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

Good results....if all you do on your phone is talk.

15. jsdechavez

Posts: 793; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

These trolls don't know what they're talking about. The batt performance is on par with top performers.

16. jsdechavez

Posts: 793; Member since: Jul 20, 2012


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