12-31-13 10:45 PM
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  1. BryantCarpio's Avatar
    I am considering ordering the BlackBerry Z30 from Amazon for 99 dollars. I have read complaints about the screen, and want some honesty about the quality of the screen. I switched from the Z10 to the Q10, and love the keyboard. I want the screen real-estate for photo editing and media. So my question is:

    Is the Z30 Screen Quality subpar, and should I just go with a Z10?

    Posted via CB10
    12-12-13 04:34 PM
  2. howards's Avatar
    The Z30 screen is absolutely beautiful and I can't understand the comments about it being subpar. The brightness is so good I have it turned down as low as it goes, which on my Z10 looked very dull at the same level. Clarity and richness of colors, it's all good.

    That's an honest assessment from a very picky user. Go for it!

    Z30 / STA 100-3 / 10.2.1.1055
    12-12-13 04:40 PM
  3. Jtaylor1986's Avatar
    Colour accuracy and pixel response time is worse than Z10 and very slightly less sharp due to the larger screen. Black level is much better on the other hand.
    12-12-13 04:46 PM
  4. bigbadben10's Avatar
    ^^^^ this 100%

    Posted with my gorgeous Z30
    12-12-13 04:46 PM
  5. ptboucher's Avatar
    I have to agree with HowardShap. I actually just received my Z30 today and have been setting it up. I have the screen at half power and it looks very "natural" there - in that the whites are softer while nothing is too dull. I tried it up as bright as it would go and it has a vivid quality to it, but not as vibrant as a Samsung Galaxy line phone. I have been a Z10 user for the past 8 months and typically had that screen at about half brightness as well, and I don't see any appreciable difference in that range, except that with the Z30, you get the dark theme throughout the OS - it would take some getting used to if you weren't already a Q10 user. From someone who really loves the Z10, I'll tell you I'm really really loving the Z30 screen real estate, and don't see any drawbacks to the switch.

    Good luck.
    howards likes this.
    12-12-13 04:48 PM
  6. BryantCarpio's Avatar
    The Z30 screen is absolutely beautiful and I can't understand the comments about it being subpar. The brightness is so good I have it turned down as low as it goes, which on my Z10 looked very dull at the same level. Clarity and richness of colors, it's all good.

    That's an honest assessment from a very picky user. Go for it!

    Z30 / STA 100-3 / 10.2.1.1055
    Thanks HowardShap. It's hard to say no at the 99 dollar price point. I will keep my Q10 just in case.

    Posted via CB10
    12-12-13 04:58 PM
  7. b1gbleu's Avatar
    Unless you're a teenager with perfect eyesight, the z30 over the 10 is a no Brainer. I'll never go back to the z10 unless they run out of the 30 and mine is broken. Or my eyes get even worse then the 10 could be the network feed for a tablet.

    Posted via CB10
    DYLANHABKIRK likes this.
    12-12-13 05:00 PM
  8. PeterC4's Avatar
    You won't notice a thing when using it, its fine. The pure white is a little soft, but the battery life is fantastic and the larger screen is a huge benefit.
    12-12-13 05:05 PM
  9. TOfinest's Avatar
    If you compare the screen side by side with something, you may see the difference but been you're using the phone for a hour or 2, you think to yourself, why did I let other people's opinion get to me when this is the best phone I have ever owned from blackberry.

    Don't think twice about buying this phone. It's absolutely amazing. 99 is a steal, go for it!

    Proud owner of Q10, Z10 and Z30
    12-12-13 05:08 PM
  10. BermudasBest's Avatar
    If you compare the screen side by side with something, you may see the difference but been you're using the phone for a hour or 2, you think to yourself, why did I let other people's opinion get to me when this is the best phone I have ever owned from blackberry.

    Don't think twice about buying this phone. It's absolutely amazing. 99 is a steal, go for it!

    Proud owner of Q10, Z10 and Z30
    Exactly... I have a z10 and z30 and only notice that the 30 doesn't get as bright as the 10 when I hold them side by side. in daily use I have no issue at all with my Z30's screen.

    Posted via CB10... Z30STA100-2/10.2.0.1809
    TOfinest likes this.
    12-12-13 06:05 PM
  11. Searchy's Avatar
    AMOLED screens are pretty nasty. The Z10's screen is so much better than the Q10's.

    Posted from my BlackBerry Z10
    Mr.Conviviality likes this.
    12-12-13 06:10 PM
  12. ooklah's Avatar
    I am considering ordering the BlackBerry Z30 from Amazon for 99 dollars. I have read complaints about the screen, and want some honesty about the quality of the screen. I switched from the Z10 to the Q10, and love the keyboard. I want the screen real-estate for photo editing and media. So my question is:

    Is the Z30 Screen Quality subpar, and should I just go with a Z10?

    Posted via CB10
    I really liked the screen on my Z10, especially when compared to the Q10. The Q10 screen isn't that great in my opinion, but the keyboard more than makes up for it. I sold my Z10 to get my Z30 so I couldn't compare the two side-by-side.

    I was worried the Z30 would just be a larger version of the Q10 screen. It's not. It's much better than the Q10.

    So if you are happy with the Q10 screen quality, you will be happy with the Z30 as far as that is concerned.

    Only thing that kind of makes me sad about the Z30 is that it is now my go-to phone. Before my Q10 held that title. I love the physical keyboard, but there is just something about the Z30 that keeps drawing me back to it.

    Posted via CB10/Z30
    DYLANHABKIRK likes this.
    12-12-13 06:24 PM
  13. Lincoln Liking's Avatar
    I'm lost. Where do you see a Z30 selling for 99 dollars again?


    Edited: Ok, on contract. thought i lost my mind
    12-12-13 06:35 PM
  14. LiteBulb's Avatar
    Comparing with the q10, icons on the z30 looks like having anti-aliasing turned off.
    12-12-13 06:42 PM
  15. jopfet's Avatar
    The Z30 screen to me is much better than my Z10.

    Posted via CB10
    DYLANHABKIRK likes this.
    12-12-13 06:54 PM
  16. tlegend2012's Avatar
    I'm going to receive mine tmrw. I have a Q10,Z10,and tmrw it will be a complete family!
    Doolittle2 likes this.
    12-12-13 07:03 PM
  17. Itstakenovermylife's Avatar
    Amazon is selling the Z30 right now for $99 with an existing plan, or $69 for new Verizon customers. Hard to beat that.

    Posted via CB10
    DYLANHABKIRK likes this.
    12-12-13 07:09 PM
  18. nt300's Avatar
    You need to understand most if not all negative Z30 comments and reviews are either Anti-BBRY and/or never used the Z30 and just trying to steer people away from purchasing it.

    Do you ever wonder why ppl go out of there way to post negative nonsense? Because the Z30 is a "Game Changer" and one of the best Smartphones on the planet.
    DYLANHABKIRK likes this.
    12-12-13 07:12 PM
  19. Fidel Mercado's Avatar
    Hey OP, I think you will enjoy the Z30, if you've grown accustomed to BB10 it is (for all intensive purposes) an upgrade. But make sure to look into native apps that work on the z10 and q10 that may not be available on the z30.
    12-12-13 08:12 PM
  20. danfrancisco's Avatar
    I'm going to receive mine tmrw. I have a Q10,Z10,and tmrw it will be a complete family!
    Don't forget to add the redheaded step child Q5 to your clan! I've got the same trio that you do and am extremely tempted to pick up the Q5 to complete my BB10 collection!

    My problem though is that I could never see myself using the Q5 as a daily driver on any level. I only want it as a completist which isn't the best reason to get a $300 toy (at least that's what my wife tells me).

    That said, if the prices start to fall on the Q5, I'll seriously consider getting. Especially the red one if it goes for under $100!

    Posted via CB10
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    12-12-13 08:54 PM
  21. seemsixty7's Avatar
    I was concerned about the screen after all the people talked about how the ppi is lower and the amoled screen was not that great , blah blah, I pulled the trigger and spent $750.00 to buy one from Canada. When I started the phone up for the first time, I thought , wholly S#!T this things is AWESOME!!! I have a Z10 as well for test loading leaks on and for kicks. I can't imagine going back to the Z10 after using the Z30. The screen is beautiful and the size is so fantastic! LOL. At 99.00 that is a no brainer, GRIN.
    12-12-13 09:09 PM
  22. Heinz Katchup's Avatar
    Well if you love the Q10 screen more then the Z10. Not just the keyboard. Then you'll probably like the Z30 as they both use the same screen technology. Which is AMOLED. Compared to the Z10 which is IPS.

    Posted via CB10
    12-12-13 09:09 PM
  23. Doolittle2's Avatar
    Whites are softer than Z10, as others have posted, and reds are more vivid, but I don't notice any difference in resolution.

    Posted via Z30
    12-12-13 09:17 PM
  24. whatsever's Avatar
    The screen is great and some negative US articles are strange they mention things which I can't find and reviewers in Australia, Europe don't mention the unsharpened picture and brightness.what they telling is that the colors are great and natural.

    The brightness is better than on the samsung S4 and I can't find any comment on brightness for this phone. The sharpness is the same as on the samsung S3 and also there is no article to find.

    So the screen is great and now it's winter and mostly foggy and cold my brightness is turn to zero on my phone and it is good nothing negative to say.

    About negative :
    The negative articles are from the same reviewers who write blackberry down before BB10 came out and I also saw copycat in UK and the Netherlands writing the same articles.

    when the Z10 came out they also have he same mistakes about the phone in use in there reviews. Strange but maybe not when you get paid and been dictate how to write your article.
    The business is hard.

    POSTED via my Z30 BEAST
    12-13-13 12:04 AM
  25. Man@Arms's Avatar
    The Z30 screen is absolutely beautiful and I can't understand the comments about it being subpar. The brightness is so good I have it turned down as low as it goes, which on my Z10 looked very dull at the same level. Clarity and richness of colors, it's all good.

    That's an honest assessment from a very picky user. Go for it!

    Z30 / STA 100-3 / 10.2.1.1055
    I don't agree with this ^^ but it is fine. Nothing to complain about. Perhaps some have defective units? I can say it is nicer than Q10, and this is when comparing a few.
    12-13-13 12:34 AM
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