04-18-14 03:18 PM
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  1. felixlives's Avatar
    After much deliberation I finally switched to a Z30.
    Not because my Z10 was giving me trouble or wasn't good enough, this was one of those situations where you get a deal and you just take it.
    At any rate, I've now had this for about 3 weeks, so I'm writing this for anyone wanting to switch but isn't sure.

    Right off the bat, it's a nice phone, and you can see the quality is higher than the Z10, it's larger but can still fit in your pocket, however it does take some time to get used to.
    The screen feels great and I don't know exactly how to explain this but it really "feels" different, it glides smoother than the Z10 and it doesn't smudge as much
    The screen itself looks better (image quality) but I felt the Z10 was sharper (maybe it's just me)
    It also feels faster, this is probably due to the faster graphics processor.
    What's also cool, is that with all this screen real estate now all my apps fit on two screens.
    One thing that was a bit of a slap in the face was (and a surprise to me) was that not everything available for the Z10 is available for the Z30 (apps that is)
    However games that are playable on it are a joy the bigger screen, faster processor and smoother screen make it ideal for gaming .
    The battery life on this thing is INSANE, this area it has the Z10 beat hands down, no contest, I used to have to live close to a charger so my Z10 wouldn't die on me, and the most I got out of it was half a day (working day) so basically 4 hours (I'm a heavy user)
    The OS is the same but for some reason it all feels smoother and more powerful
    In the end, very happy I made the swap and now having worked with it for a few weeks I just cannot go back to the Z10, the screen seems really small .

    So the good :
    Larger screen
    Feels smoother /faster
    Battery life is nuts
    High quality finish

    The bad :
    Larger screen (the first few days it's pretty difficult)
    Less games and apps (although I have BlackBerry World, aptoid,snap and a shortcut to Apk Train)
    So apps to use on the Z30 are in no short supply you just need to do some searching to get them

    Coming from a Z10 this is certainly a step up and you won't regret it

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    04-15-14 09:18 AM
  2. hamsterwheel's Avatar
    Thanks for the review, I too switched from the Z10 and love it.
    04-15-14 09:26 AM
  3. felixlives's Avatar
    I forgot to mention another thing on the Z30.
    The sound on this thing is crazy, it's amazing how much better it sounds, not only compared to the Z10, but to any other phone out there.
    It also makes video calls a pretty good experience thanks to the sound

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    04-15-14 10:11 AM
  4. canusaybimmy's Avatar
    Sound is crazy. I was pretty amazed.
    04-15-14 12:13 PM
  5. Roweazie's Avatar
    Congratulation, you have found your niche.
    As for me, I will stick with my Zed
    Posted via CB10
    04-15-14 12:24 PM
  6. nikgilbe's Avatar
    Just moved today, found a nice second hand one on ebay...the size is definitely taking some getting used to, but it does feel nice. I had a 4500mah battery on my Z10 to get me through the day so this is about the same weight and much slimmer.

    And joy of joys, I can now use the Miracast adapter I bought before it was announced the Z10 wasnt didn't support it.

    Z30STA100-2/10.2.1.2947
    04-15-14 12:34 PM
  7. blusls's Avatar
    I love my Z30 as well!!! Switched to to the Z30 and I am blown away. They should have released this phone first. And sold the Z10 as. Low end model.

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    bullnuke7532 and Supa_Fly1 like this.
    04-15-14 12:44 PM
  8. Pulkist's Avatar
    Nice and clean review, thanks.

    /p.
    04-15-14 12:47 PM
  9. felixlives's Avatar
    Thanks guys
    I am truly amazed with the phone, my Z10 was good, the Z30 is just better, and I got to admit it's starting to turn some heads, people are going like "woow, that's a BlackBerry? "
    It really bugs me that people judge these phones without even trying them, and while you might say yeah those people are idiots or I sheep or what have you, but sadly those are the ones buying phones...
    BlackBerry really needs to get these in the hands of more people, I'm pretty sure, no 100% confident, if someone would swap out their iPhone or Android device with a Z30 for 2 weeks, they would either not go back, or they would have a completely different opinion about BlackBerry.
    Either way BlackBerry wins

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    04-15-14 07:04 PM
  10. UNAVISION's Avatar
    I want to make the switch as well, but I don't know if a new touch phone will come out...anyone knows?

    Posted via CB10
    04-15-14 07:22 PM
  11. jlaros's Avatar
    That's the problem I have. I want the Z30 but what if another awesome phone comes out in a couple months... then I want that lol.

    Posted via CB10
    04-15-14 07:29 PM
  12. xenrobia's Avatar
    Bye, Bye...
    Last edited by xenrobia; 05-04-14 at 06:05 PM.
    04-15-14 11:14 PM
  13. chiefx13's Avatar
    Awesome. I'm grabbing one in two days!!
    04-16-14 01:06 AM
  14. jpvose's Avatar
    The screen itself looks better (image quality) but I felt the Z10 was sharper (maybe it's just me)
    Posted via CB10
    OP: I just upgraded Z's and agree with all your Pros. I too was a little let down by the step down in screen quality, but all the other positives more than make up for that.
    04-16-14 01:08 AM
  15. felixlives's Avatar
    OP: I just upgraded Z's and agree with all your Pros. I too was a little let down by the step down in screen quality, but all the other positives more than make up for that.
    Yeah, it's weird, because the colors do look beter, and overall I prefer this screen, but the Z10 just looks sharper, small caveat, but it's there.
    Satisfied in every way though

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    04-16-14 06:58 AM
  16. BGRS's Avatar
    Bought Z30 and loved it and then i held my Z10 again and loved it even more.... as per my sig
    04-16-14 07:06 AM
  17. kbz1960's Avatar
    I want to make the switch as well, but I don't know if a new touch phone will come out...anyone knows?

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    Story just today, grain of salt, that none until next year or the one after that
    04-16-14 07:28 AM
  18. UNAVISION's Avatar
    So around 2 years?


    Posted via CB10
    04-16-14 12:04 PM
  19. techtechnique's Avatar
    Does anyone else think that the reds on the Z30 are just a little bit too red compared to the reds on the 10?
    Or is it just me?

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    04-16-14 12:12 PM
  20. kbz1960's Avatar
    So around 2 years?


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    I would just take it as rumor for now. But I would bet nothing more this year or early next year.
    04-16-14 12:15 PM
  21. kbz1960's Avatar
    Does anyone else think that the reds on the Z30 are just a little bit too red compared to the reds on the 10?
    Or is it just me?

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    I don't know. Are you on 10.3? If so I am not.
    04-16-14 12:16 PM
  22. techtechnique's Avatar
    No, I'm on 10.2.1 official
    Don't get me wrong, I'm loving it, but side by side with my Z10 the colours just seem a touch more realistic on the 10.

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    04-16-14 12:21 PM
  23. kbz1960's Avatar
    No, I'm on 10.2.1 official
    Don't get me wrong, I'm loving it, but side by side with my Z10 the colours just seem a touch more realistic on the 10.

    Posted via CB10
    An, thanks. I asked as 10.3 has red highlights instead of blue. I don't have a 10 to compare with.
    04-16-14 12:24 PM
  24. felixlives's Avatar
    No, I'm on 10.2.1 official
    Don't get me wrong, I'm loving it, but side by side with my Z10 the colours just seem a touch more realistic on the 10.

    Posted via CB10
    Yeah, it does seem a bit too redish.....but not disturbing red, more like, notable red
    I think coming from another device (not BlackBerry) you might not pick it up, but coming from the Z10 it's noticeable for sure

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    04-16-14 04:17 PM
  25. Alain_A's Avatar
    sold my Z10 and bought a Z30..it's better to be good
    04-16-14 04:20 PM
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