1. saud1111's Avatar
    I have a z10, I have mixed feelings about the fact that I want to go back to a keyboard or no, my birthday is on 29th of November is the q5 good?

    Posted via CB10
    11-06-13 08:23 AM
  2. BergerKing's Avatar
    There, I edited your title to better convey the question you were asking, maybe get a better response. Good luck!
    11-06-13 08:32 AM
  3. jaydee5799's Avatar
    Hi!
    I don't think that the Q5 is really considered an upgrade to the Z10, but that's just my opinion.
    Are you finding you need a physical keyboard? The Z10 keyboard is just amazing as it is!
    11-06-13 08:33 AM
  4. Kemir's Avatar
    Just like JayDee sais, its not actually an upgrade, is just.. a change of Series. Q5 is a Physical Keyboard series. Z10 its a Full touch screen series.
    11-06-13 08:45 AM
  5. saud1111's Avatar
    Why it's not an upgrade ? because of the lower specs of the q5?

    Posted via CB10
    11-06-13 09:00 AM
  6. playbookster's Avatar
    Why it's not an upgrade ? because of the lower specs of the q5?

    Posted via CB10
    Conventional thought would say it's a downgrade because of the weaker specs yes.

    Posted from my Z30
    Kemir and kbz1960 like this.
    11-06-13 09:14 AM
  7. paper_monkey's Avatar
    Why it's not an upgrade ? because of the lower specs of the q5?

    Posted via CB10
    I suspect that most people would consider a move from a Z10 to a Q10 to be (arguably) a lateral move while moving to a Q5 a downgrade..
    kbz1960 likes this.
    11-08-13 02:15 PM
  8. BBPandy's Avatar
    I suspect that most people would consider a move from a Z10 to a Q10 to be (arguably) a lateral move while moving to a Q5 a downgrade..
    I agree. Also, from my VERY limited experience with the Q5, & from what I have heard from others who have also used both. The Q10 has a better keyboard then the Q5. If what you value most is a Physical Keyboard, why not get the best physical keyboard?

    ....The Q10 is twice as expensive as the Q5, is that why?
    11-08-13 03:07 PM
  9. Aljean Thein's Avatar
    If you wanna upgrade, get the Q10.

    Posted via CB10
    11-08-13 03:13 PM
  10. Z30Man's Avatar
    Q10 better.

    Posted via my BlackBerry Z30.
    11-08-13 03:15 PM
  11. bratrazvan's Avatar
    I agree. Also, from my VERY limited experience with the Q5, & from what I have heard from others who have also used both. The Q10 has a better keyboard then the Q5. If what you value most is a Physical Keyboard, why not get the best physical keyboard?

    ....The Q10 is twice as expensive as the Q5, is that why?
    The Q10 has a better keyboard then Q5 is just your opinion,in My opinion the Q5 has better keyboard

    Posted via CB10
    11-08-13 04:19 PM
  12. paul collins2's Avatar
    Q5 or q10 both good

    Posted via CB10
    11-09-13 04:34 AM
  13. walcolm's Avatar
    The Q5 is most def not an upgrade on the Z10. If you must use a keyboard BlackBerry, the Q10 is what you should be looking at because it's on par with the z10 on hardware

    Posted via CB10
    11-09-13 04:43 AM
  14. Taigatrommel's Avatar
    The Q5 sure has somewhat lower clocked CPU which would translate to 20% less raw power. Also you have less internal memory for apps, which can be critical if you are a gaming fan. However if you would happen being one, you'd most likely rather be looking at the Z30 rather than one of the QWERTY models.

    I wouldn't say the Q10s keyboard is actually better than the one the Q5 packs. They are different for sure, however I sometimes find the Q5 keyboard more comfortable: Everytime I try it in the store, I produce less misstypes compared to my Q10 - even though that is my device of choice since more than six months. The Q10 keyboard however feels indeed more premium, more silent and less clicky.

    There is a thread over on our Q5 forums where another CB member writes about his Q5 experience. He also "upgraded" his Z10 to a Q5 and likes the QWERTY phone better.

    In the end the choice between Q10 or Q5 depends on your needs and budget.
    Q5:
    Traditional LCD screen, which is brighter and has better whites
    Slightly higher battery capacity
    Cheaper
    Different keyboard with spaced keys
    Less CPU power
    Less internal memory
    No changeable battery

    Q10:
    New Super AMOLED screen with better blacks, yet dimmer display
    Exchangeable battery
    More expensive
    More CPU power
    More internal memory
    Different keyboard, resambles the classic "Bold" keyboards
    Rather expensive
    Better housing due to more premium materials

    If you don't really use too many apps anyways, the lower internal memory shouldn't bother you. If you don't want the need being able to quickly change your batteries, there is another con you don't need to worry about. I heard reports the lower clocked CPU can be noticed sometimes, but in the end it's not much of a problem: The Q5 still performs very well. It also comes with a more traditional LCD screen, which is comparable to your Z10s screen. The Q10 features an AMOLED display, which is dimmer, though it produces better blacks and colours in general. However AMOLED isn't a technology liked by everybody, so this might be an important point with your device choice.


    Regardless of the outcome, both a good devices with their own strengths and weaknesses. You'll just need to be sure you actually want a device featuring a traditional physical keyboard, because the smaller sized 3.1" displays might be a bit disappointing at first after you switch from a larger sized >4" screen.

    Posted via the awesome Blackberry Q10
    11-09-13 05:24 AM
  15. Jerale Hoard's Avatar
    Ok here's how it is. The Q10 has a bold like keypad while the Q5 has a curve like keypad. Between the bold and curve which BlackBerry do you think was best to use is how you should view and compare both Q5/10 keypads.

    Posted via CB10
    11-09-13 05:50 AM
  16. saud1111's Avatar
    The Q5 is most def not an upgrade on the Z10. If you must use a keyboard BlackBerry, the Q10 is what you should be looking at because it's on par with the z10 on hardware

    Posted via CB10
    I don't care about hardware I use a galaxy s4 for apps, games,media, camera, I use the z10 only for texting or I use a blackberry only for texting.

    Posted via CB10
    11-09-13 06:20 AM
  17. Taigatrommel's Avatar
    I don't care about hardware I use a galaxy s4 for apps, games,media, camera, I use the z10 only for texting or I use a blackberry only for texting.

    Posted via CB10
    Well in this case I don't really see any benefit in getting a Q10 prior to a Q5. Unless you really care about the superior build quality.

    Posted via the awesome Blackberry Q10
    11-09-13 06:35 AM
  18. Daniel Heine's Avatar
    I had a Q5 and changed it for a Z10!!! Best decission of my life! Love it. The Q 5 is good too but i raly like the keyboard on my Z10 more, which makes the main feature of the Q5 rather useless

    Posted via CB10
    11-09-13 09:16 AM
  19. broy2009's Avatar
    Posted via CB10
    11-09-13 09:47 AM
  20. saud1111's Avatar
    I had a Q5 and changed it for a Z10!!! Best decission of my life! Love it. The Q 5 is good too but i raly like the keyboard on my Z10 more, which makes the main feature of the Q5 rather useless

    Posted via CB10
    Really so you think the z10 keyboard is better? ,the problem is with the arabic keyboard on the z10 is smaller than the English so sometimes I miss type.

    Posted via CB10
    11-09-13 09:50 AM
  21. paper_monkey's Avatar
    Really so you think the z10 keyboard is better? ,the problem is with the arabic keyboard on the z10 is smaller than the English so sometimes I miss type.

    Posted via CB10
    how long have you been using the Z10 and are you making the same errors over and over? If so, my understanding is the software will adapt (with some instruction from you) to put the sensors on the screen where your fingers go for specific characters but if you aren't making the same mistakes then that will not help you.

    The Z30 might help because the larger screen realestate will give more room for an expanded keyboard but it might not be big enough for you and likely more than you would want to pay for a texting phone..
    11-12-13 02:05 PM
  22. the_real_mikeyb's Avatar
    No, a Q5 is a downgrade! Get the Q10

    Posted via CB10
    11-12-13 02:31 PM
  23. kylef5993's Avatar
    Maybe a Q10.. not a Q5

    Posted via CB10
    11-12-13 03:24 PM
  24. Double_J75's Avatar
    If I needed a physical keyboard I would get the q10.

    Posted via CB10
    11-12-13 04:03 PM
  25. saud1111's Avatar
    how long have you been using the Z10 and are you making the same errors over and over? If so, my understanding is the software will adapt (with some instruction from you) to put the sensors on the screen where your fingers go for specific characters but if you aren't making the same mistakes then that will not help you.

    The Z30 might help because the larger screen realestate will give more room for an expanded keyboard but it might not be big enough for you and likely more than you would want to pay for a texting phone..
    Yes sometimes I make the same mistakes

    Posted via CB10
    11-13-13 12:33 PM

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