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    Default My Impressions - 1 Week With Q10 - VERY Heavy Business User - Returning Phone

    Before I begin, I want to thank everyone for their help and amazing insight on these forums. Fantastic community that is extremely helpful - thanks! I'm compelled to take the time to write this to help other heavy business users who are trying to evaluate whether the Q10 might be a fit for them.

    Here are my impressions after 1 week with the Q10. I'm a VERY heavy business user who has used a Motorola Q9c for the past 5 years. Boy did I look forward to this phone coming out but it looks like I'm going to return it (for now). You'll see that I actually like the phone and software overall but I just can't keep it as is due to the battery life. And there are quite a few bugs and software design qwirks that I don't love but frankly I could live with if need be.

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    - Hub - This is my first touch screen phone and I have to say that the general OS10 design and Hub in particular was both very easy to become accustomed to and was very productive (especially the Hub). Furthermore, the relatively small form factor makes for VERY easy one-handed use. While I can't compare this to another touchscreen phone, in that I have tried others but never for more than a few mins, I can say that it is VERY easy to get around this phone and is great for written communication (the dialer/phone portion is another story). It is definitely great that e-mails/txts/visual voicemail are all very easily accessible.
    - General OS10 Flow - While there is no home button here, I found the flow very easy and very efficient.
    - Universal Search - This isn't new to phones in general (Android Jelly Bean actually has a more flexible interface that provides better search results, in my opinion) but it is nice then you can simply swipe up for home screen and then type into a search right away. But do some my "con" for Universal Search below, as it's not the best in terms of search algorithm.
    - Side mute button - Clearly a BB classic trait that works well here and is NOT found on Android phones, for example. MUCH easier than having to press mute on screen. If you use the Mute button literally 10-50 times a day, like me, then you'll really love this feature.
    - Exchange Server Integration - Well-integrated. I was blown away how quickly it syncs flags and even draft e-mails that I was writing on my laptop show up just seconds after they are saved.
    - Speed of OS - Very quick and NO lags whatsoever. Truly fluid interface with very few load times delays (although there are some odd times where loading settings, for example, can take at least several seconds with no apparent explanation).
    - Calendar - Overall the design is quite good. Probably on par with Windows Phone 8 and any other interface. The only major issue for me was the lack of category sync (ie. color coded categories) for calendar items, which is a shame.
    - Side and pop up menus - They generally work very well, are intuitive, and BB did a good job of including the most important tasks within them.

    Cons

    - Battery Life - For a VERY heavy user like me, the battery life is really the reason why I'm returning this phone. The irony here is that NO one that I can find it making an extended battery or skin for this phone because the battery life is decent enough for most users. But power users like me are just stuck. We can either opt to swap the normal 2100 mAh battery, which isn't an option for me, as I can't afford to drop off of a conference call, pull the battery, and reboot (far too much time and too disruptive), or we can charge the phone, but we can't just buy an extended battery or skin like we can on 80-90% of the other phones out there. For now this is a deal-killer for me and is why I am returning the phone. IF anyone ever makes an extended battery or skin for this phone then I will very seriously consider buying this phone again. But for now I refuse to be a slave to a charger to get through every single day... You can't turn off 4G on Verizon, which is part of the problem, and I happen to work in an office where the reception is quite poor. I also keep WiFi, GPS, and NFC Off. The only thing that should be taking battery is my Exchange Push - my screen isn't even usually on and it's still draining at that rate with no additional apps. Overall I can get about 2.5-3 hrs of talk time + 9 hrs of standby - not nearly good enough for me.
    - Dialer - While this is subjective, I frankly find the dialer is really below my expectations in terms of lack of smarts and odd qwirks. Here are a few examples: If I start to key in a number in the dialer then it doesn't recognize any of the past numbers I have dialed to match them up for a quick dial and/or at least a confirmation that I putting in the wrong digits. I would have to scroll through the Call History to be sure of that, which isn't always practical. And you can't dial into the call log to match phone numbers (ie. you can't search the call log), nor do the previous call log numbers appear in the Universal Search (this is a bug). Furthermore, the phone DOES NOT recognize phone numbers in titles of e-mails (only in the e-mail body itself) and I can't copy the number from the title. This is a problem for me, as I often make a not in an e-mail title that includes a phone number and the current bug does not allow me to simply click on it and dial it. Sure, you can argue that I can work around this by including the number in the body instead of the subject, but then when I return to my laptop it's much more efficient for me to view it in the title line. So the dialing aspect of the phone is plagued by several bugs that hamper my efficiency daily, which is a shame.
    - Universal Search - This should be MUCH smarter than it currently is and I suspect it will improve as they update the OS. Here are some frustrating examples: I have used this feature to dial people (much easier than going into contact in my opinion) and the fact that the screen is small limits phone results to 2 people. Well, if I keep dialing the same Jaime the phone should be smart enough to put the "popular" Jaime at the top of the list so I don't have keep typing part of her last name beyond her first name. My Q9c was smart enough to do this and that OS was 5-6 years old (Windows Mobile 6.1 - great OS!). Some people suggested I mark that frequently called person as a Favorite but the Universal Search wasn't smart enough to prioritize Favorites (at least not for me). Furthermore, the Universal Search does not pick up previously dialed numbers and received numbers (ie. nothing in the call history), which is ridiculous and it probably a bug.
    - Ringtones + Vibrate - The selection of built-in ringtones is ridiculously small and I shouldn't have to take the time to download any - I am busy enough with work! But, more importantly, the lack of vibrate customization is really a problem, as I can't control the length or number of vibrations for the different notifications, so it's VERY hard to tell what notification I just got during a meeting when my phone is on vibrate. This is ridiculous and is just 1 example of a feature that will likely be improved over time but just isn't excusable right now for a power user for business.
    - Lack of holster actions/ringtone options - Another inexcusable feature lacking that was on previous BBs. Something that will probably be added to future OS version but is inexcusably lacking for a power user for business right now.
    - Random Bugs BUT Important Ones That Affected My Usage Practically Ever Hour (Verizon 10.1.0.2011) - Ending a call when using a bluetooth headset (regardless of whether you end up the call on the headset or press End Call on the phone) seems to bring up the Music App 50% of the time randomly. Calendar app shows Eastern time when creating new appointments even though I'm on Pacific but actually saves the time as Pacific (thank God!). e-Mail search/filter shows flagged e-mails probably but then doesn't work after you view the first e-mail or go back into filters. You have to exit search and go back in and choose flagged e-mails again every time. Visual voicemail pop up notification brings you to a visual voicemail menu that then calls the person when you click on that entry when you think you're about to listen to their voicemail. But going into the Hub visual voicemail works properly. So the visual voicemail popup is useless, as you can't use it to listen to a visual voicemail directly. Another bug: Turning off a bluetooth headset turning a call hangs up on the person instead of putting the call back on to the handset. So if you want to switch to a different headset during a call you have to press the appropriate keys on the dialer to drop the headset and then turn on a new headset. This sounds minor but I often have to switch headsets due to batteries dieing while I am driving on the highway and having to press buttons on the touchscreen to accomplish this is MUCH more distracting and dangerous then simply turning off one headset and turning on the other one. I can't push the % button while writing an e-mail within the Symbol menu, as it doesn't pick it up because it's too close to the edge (it's the last symbol on the right side of the first line). So I have had to manually type out percent many times. I'll stop here but you can see that these bugs add up and reduce from the productivity of the phone practically ever hour for me. To be honest, I could definitely deal with all of these minor bugs if the battery lasted much longer but I am pointing them out to help educate others who are considering this phone.
    - Browser - Very minor point for me, as I hardly use the Browser, but the double-tap zooming just doesn't zoom well most of the time. Comparatively Android has just mastered this feature on tables and phones. Annoying and a shame but not a deal breaker. You might not even notice it until you give Android a try and realize how perfect it is on that OS.
    - Lack of Apps - Frankly I never thought I would care about the relative lack of apps compared to other platforms until I realized that Apps for business people essentially allows them to customize the phone to work the way they want it to. For example, my complaints about the Dialer further up should mitigated by simply installing a different Dialer App, something you will find literally dozens of on Android, for example. But I couldn't find one decent one (and there were only 1-2 total, I believe) to run on the Q10. And that's just one example. In theory ever gripe I have above should be solvable via an App of some type, as it would be on iOS or Android. But not on OS10 - at least not yet. What has me VERY attracted to trying an S4 right now, despite the lack of physical keyboard, are the endless customization options, starting with the built-in widgets. So this isn't a deal breaker but can go a LONG way towards customizing the perfect phone for a business user - just not on OS10 right now. And sideloading isn't an option for me, as battery leak would just contribute to the battery problems I am already experiencing.

    Conclusion

    I think I'll stop there and I hope this was helpful. The biggest challenge for me has been battery life. I need a phone that can do 3-4 hrs talk time + Exchange Push e-Mail + 12-13 hrs of standby and unfortunately this phone just can't do it with the normal battery. This phone is good for 2.5-3 hrs of talk time + 9 hrs standby with Exchange Push in an area without the greatest reception. The irony here is that the battery life is good enough for most to the point that you can't buy an extended battery or skin, which is a deal killer for me. All of my other Cons above are just general gripes that will likely be ironed out as further versions of the OS are released. Frankly, for a business power user like me, many of the Cons above are just inexcusable for general release software (even relatively early versions) that should been easily caught and fixed in Beta Testing. That being said, this phone was enough of a good communicator that I could probably deal with all of the cons if the battery lasted longer or if there were other options, as it really is a workhorse that is extremely efficient. But, for now, I'm going to return this phone, try the Galaxy S4 with a 5200 mAh extended battery, and see if I can deal with the lack of physical keyboard on a much more customizable and mature/polished OS. If that doesn't work then I'll give my wife the S4 and continue to use my dependable Q9c until an extended battery option appears for the Q10, if ever. For now I can only keep my fingers crossed, as I will probably return to the Q10 if more power becomes an option.

    Thanks again for everyone's help and enjoy OS10!

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    Personally I think that's a very well thought out and articulated review, but be forewarned you've included "Cons" so expect to be crucified.
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    Hi there! I read your original post and I loved seeing an honest full drawn and nicely written review from a heavy user. Was looking forward to see of you would keep it or not. Sadly you won't. I hope we can get you back soon!

    PS. If you buy the battery bundle, it can be plugged in to charge without having to swap batteries, if it's of any use for ya
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    Quote Originally Posted by eldricho View Post
    Hi there! I read your original post and I loved seeing an honest full drawn and nicely written review from a heavy user. Was looking forward to see of you would keep it or not. Sadly you won't. I hope we can get you back soon!

    PS. If you buy the battery bundle, it can be plugged in to charge without having to swap batteries, if it's of any use for ya
    You talking about this?

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    Cause I think his problem is having to plug it into anything.
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    You're BIGGEST concern is easily addressed - BlackBerry Battery Charger Bundle for Q10 | BlackBerry Batteries | ShopCrackBerry but I digress, as you have other concerns. Nice to see you try it out and really give it a fair go though.

    *Edit: Just caught your "slave to the charger" comment.
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    Hi Jeremy, very thoughtful, well-considered review. Thanks for sharing.

    A few of the gripes could be explained, but the totality of them in relation to your personal usage shows that you definitely gave it a chance before making a final decision.

    A few months from now should reveal a better OS release or two, more apps plus more options unlocked for apps to access by BBRY, and maybe some extended battery products.

    Hopefully one way or the other you find a device that you believe works best for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bla1ze View Post
    You're BIGGEST concern is easily addressed - BlackBerry Battery Charger Bundle for Q10 | BlackBerry Batteries | ShopCrackBerry but I digress, as you have other concerns.

    *Edit: Just caught your "slave to the charger" comment.
    Yeah, I think he doesn't want to change batteries. He wants something like those extended battery cases with that nub on the side from Seidio or Otterbox.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elite1 View Post
    Yeah, I think he doesn't want to change batteries. He wants something like those extended battery cases with that nub on the side from Seidio or Otterbox.
    He can eaasily buy POWERBANK.
    Small and portable. Plug and charge
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    The good thing is. This guy/gal is in the extreme minority. From what I've heard the Q10 has amazing battery life compared to the competition. I understand he is comparing it to other phones which he adds an extended battery to (which obviously pushes them past the Q10). But as a stock phone, correct me if I'm wrong, the Q10 has an amazing battery record?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 123berryaddicted View Post
    The good thing is. This guy/gal is in the extreme minority. From what I've heard the Q10 has amazing battery life compared to the competition. I understand he is comparing it to other phones which he adds an extended battery to (which obviously pushes them past the Q10). But as a stock phone, correct me if I'm wrong, the Q10 has an amazing battery record?
    IMO it does have good battery life. I've got both the Q10 and Z10. I've been using them both all day. Q10 is at 42% and the Z10 is at 7%.
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    Not that it meets your needs, but have you tried turning off location services when you're not using them? This seemed to correlate to battery drain for me (maybe app related). Screen brightness is another option to adjust. Good luck in whatever you decide.

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    I think upgrading the OS to a leaked version might help greatly - at least I've found this the case with my experience with battery life. As I type this at nearly 1am I'm at 42% battery life after starting the day at 7:30am -- admittedly a fairly non intensive use day but some phone calls, slacker radio, reading twitter and tons of whatsapping.

    I would suggest trying the 10.1.0.4285 build before returning the phone provided you can live with the other "cons" you mention.

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    Hey using a Q10 myself and will have to agree with the OPs post 4G kills battery life fast I've only have the phone a few days now 3-4 and so far if I keep it on wifi its good for hours but on 4G it dies within hours of use, my 9780 was great on battery life, how times have changed since that phone came out, could go 18hrs+ easy, well I guess thats the time we live in having to charge up, change battery while on a call etc, not trying to knock this phone I will say that the OS is good very fast and smooth, I hope there are extended battery as time passes on, and maybe with newer OS updates better battery life overall, so far not a bad phone at all, im going to be testing 4G out tomorrow as I haven't done so since the first day we'll see how it goes, but so far on wifi I get about 10-12 hrs with heavy bbm and a few phone calls lasting a total of maybe 1hr 40mins, so far good

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    Jeremy. Thanks for the article and your points are very good. I am also a heavy business user and I agree with you about the battery life. I however love the Q10 nevertheless as the pros to me still far outweigh the cons. I think I can more easily live with the battery life as I used to have the Samsung GS3, where the battery life believe it or not is even worse. My colleagues have the iPhone 5 where the battery life is worse than the GS3. But saying that, I was still expecting the Q10 to have a much better battery life than what I am getting. I find it surprising that some people are getting a full day and evening out of their Q10 on one charge.
    Too bad it did not work out for you. From what I have read in your post, you gave it a serious college try and came to an informed conclusion. Hopefully you can find another phone which can offer you what you are looking for. Best of luck.
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    @jeremyr4.

    All the best.
    Glad at least you gave the Q10 a decent try. Too bad it didn't work out for you.
    Do let us know how the S4 handles out for you and IF you do switch to another one.

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    Thanks for everyone's thoughts and suggestions - they are very much appreciated! To be clear, I like the OS enough as a business user that I could have overlooked the Come if an extended battery existed. I am keeping my fingers crossed for the future, as I do want to get back to this phone if/when that becomes a reality, unless whatever I try next is really good (it will likely be an S4 with the 5200 or 7500 with an extended battery).

    In the meantime, if anyone knows of an extended battery or battery case that is in development them please let me know - thanks!

    As others have stated, OS10 is quite good and will clearly get better with time. Enjoy your BBs. Hopefully I will return soon!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vijit Coomara View Post
    Jeremy. Thanks for the article and your points are very good. I am also a heavy business user and I agree with you about the battery life. I however love the Q10 nevertheless as the pros to me still far outweigh the cons. I think I can more easily live with the battery life as I used to have the Samsung GS3, where the battery life believe it or not is even worse. My colleagues have the iPhone 5 where the battery life is worse than the GS3. But saying that, I was still expecting the Q10 to have a much better battery life than what I am getting. I find it surprising that some people are getting a full day and evening out of their Q10 on one charge.
    Too bad it did not work out for you. From what I have read in your post, you gave it a serious college try and came to an informed conclusion. Hopefully you can find another phone which can offer you what you are looking for. Best of luck.
    Fully agreed. Base battery for Q10 > base battery for iPhone > base battery for Android. BUT extended battery for iPhone or Android > base better for Q10. All we need now is an extended battery for the Q10 to put it back into the lead!
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    Quote Originally Posted by htc_maple View Post
    Hey using a Q10 myself and will have to agree with the OPs post 4G kills battery life fast I've only have the phone a few days now 3-4 and so far if I keep it on wifi its good for hours but on 4G it dies within hours of use, my 9780 was great on battery life, how times have changed since that phone came out, could go 18hrs+ easy, well I guess thats the time we live in having to charge up, change battery while on a call etc, not trying to knock this phone I will say that the OS is good very fast and smooth, I hope there are extended battery as time passes on, and maybe with newer OS updates better battery life overall, so far not a bad phone at all, im going to be testing 4G out tomorrow as I haven't done so since the first day we'll see how it goes, but so far on wifi I get about 10-12 hrs with heavy bbm and a few phone calls lasting a total of maybe 1hr 40mins, so far good

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    Quote Originally Posted by b121 View Post
    Not that it meets your needs, but have you tried turning off location services when you're not using them? This seemed to correlate to battery drain for me (maybe app related). Screen brightness is another option to adjust. Good luck in whatever you decide.

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I have location services off and brightness at half. I suspect the 4G is killing my battery but tks for the suggestions.
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    Good review, very impartial. One thing though: There is no way in hell you will get better battery life with an S4 than a Q10. My S3 barely lasted half a day, so unless they've improved it substantially with the S4 that won't help if battery life is your biggest gripe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremyr4 View Post
    Thanks for the suggestions. I have location services off and brightness at half. I suspect the 4G is killing my battery but tks for the suggestions.
    If you turn off LTE you'll probably see a 20-25% improvement in battery life, from past experience with LTE phones, but I could be wrong
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmmac View Post
    I think upgrading the OS to a leaked version might help greatly - at least I've found this the case with my experience with battery life. As I type this at nearly 1am I'm at 42% battery life after starting the day at 7:30am -- admittedly a fairly non intensive use day but some phone calls, slacker radio, reading twitter and tons of whatsapping.

    I would suggest trying the 10.1.0.4285 build before returning the phone provided you can live with the other "cons" you mention.

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    Tks for the suggestion. That might do the trick but I am just not the type of guy who upgrades the OS outside of carrier updates. But hopefully Verizon will eventually upgrade to 10.2, as I suspect it will help.
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    I was having the same problem with voicemail on my Z10, where it would dial the person instead of play the message if you went through the call log rather than the hub. Then I realized I had to hit the drop down arrow to play the message. A little odd, but doable once you know.

    I love how accepting the response is when someone pans a device after actually giving it a serious work through. So often it's a knee jerk "I've had this phone for five minutes and it's the worst thing ever!" sort of thing, and people kind of lose their heads reacting to it. This has been a pleasant thread to read.

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    Why don't you get the charger bundle or two then your power problems are gone. Swapping battery takes a second and rebooting is blazing fast...

    For the rest great review!

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    To the LTE point - I'm on the road a lot and hit some areas that require my presence for a few hours at a time with poor reception, no LTE, barely 3G. I'm on AT&T so no LTE toggle option for me either.

    Anyone know if if Vijik's ShortcutME app could now or in the future do a macro to toggle LTE through the e-screen or dev mode or whatever was explained about doing that?

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