Camera:

The BlackBerry Q10 is equipped with an 8 MP camera, but that doesn't mean that you'll be able to take great photos. The camera UI only has the basic necessities like a bunch of shooting and scene modes, but aside from that, there isn't much else that you can customize. There isn't a dedicated camera shutter, but taking a photo is as easy as tapping the screen, so there are no problems here.

Camera quality is another story, though, as the photos that the BlackBerry Q10 takes are lacking fine detail, despite the fact that the camera has 8 megapixels. On top of that, photos are somewhat hazy and noisy – definitely not the kind of look you'd want for your images. At least colors tend to be on the realistic side, with no annoying artifacts in this respect. All in all, it's a good camera for quick Facebook sharing, but don't expect any state-of-the-art achievements.



Thankfully, the BlackBerry Q10 can record 1080p video, which is perfectly smooth and pleasant to watch. It, too, isn't as sharp as possible, but we can live with that. Colors tend to be just a bit oversaturated, but not too much, so it's OK. At the end of the day, the BlackBerry Q10 surely won't be the go-to device to take pictures with, but it tends to be a good performer and will be able to answer most casual photographic needs.

BlackBerry Q10 Outdoor Sample Video:



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Multimedia:

It's obvious that the BlackBerry Q10 is probably the worst smartphone you can find for multimedia consumption. With a small, 3.1” screen and an aspect ratio of 1:1, video playback and gaming are extremely inconvenient. You can do it, but it'll be painful.

The earphones that come with the BlackBerry Q10 are markedly low- to middle-class, with almost non-existing highs and subtle lows. If you're serious about music, just do yourself a favor and get better earphones, you won't regret it.

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