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  1. PALeafs67's Avatar
    Like others have said both are great devices if battery power is an issue purchase one of these babies 2600 mah. portable power in your pocket less than $10.00 amazon.ca they work great.
    Downgrading from Z30 to Z10????-img_20140309_154359.jpg

    My amazing BB Z10 - OS 2141 also on my Z30 and now Q5 backed up with my 32g PlayBook in the wings
    03-09-14 02:47 PM
  2. cobra16's Avatar
    z10 is a great phone and does exactly the same as z30. I prefer the size of the z10.
    03-09-14 03:14 PM
  3. Pilchard's Avatar
    You know the Z30 is only 10 millimeters bigger, right?

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    03-09-14 03:20 PM
  4. TGR1's Avatar
    Like others have said both are great devices if battery power is an issue purchase one of these babies 2600 mah. portable power in your pocket less than $10.00 amazon.ca they work great.
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    My amazing BB Z10 - OS 2141 also on my Z30 and now Q5 backed up with my 32g PlayBook in the wings
    I don't recommend PowerBank. I got some (may be smaller capacity) and they not only do not hold charge well at all, I have never been able to charge my iPhone more than about 60%. Reviews are spotty and IMO are realistic. Try something from Jackery instead. They offer 2600mAH and up with very good ratings. I am looking into them as well.
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    03-09-14 06:35 PM
  5. xBURK's Avatar
    Yeah, I have a Z10 and love it. I think if push came to shove though, I'd get a Z30 for battery strength and USB support alone.

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    03-09-14 06:38 PM
  6. donnation's Avatar
    Like others have said if you don't mind carrying around spare batteries or keeping it tied to a charger then the Z10 is fine. I also don't care for the speakerphone on the Z10, too quiet in my opinion.
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    03-09-14 06:50 PM
  7. rohetaku's Avatar
    You people reply and don't even read the posts in this thread! The OP already got the Z30 case closed!

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    03-09-14 07:23 PM
  8. arvind1983's Avatar
    Plz come on the battery life is really not that bad at all. I have no complaints on my Z10's battery life. It is comparable to other phones. But look at the price difference between 10 and 30. Ofcourse Z30 is the latest and greatest of BlackBerry but I see a lot of Z30 owner spewing Z10 as inferior device which I do not agree at all.

    If u value battery life, don't touch the Z10...unless u are going to buy multiple batteries

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    03-09-14 07:26 PM
  9. Dave Bourque's Avatar
    Plz come on the battery life is really not that bad at all. I have no complaints on my Z10's battery life. It is comparable to other phones. But look at the price difference between 10 and 30. Ofcourse Z30 is the latest and greatest of BlackBerry but I see a lot of Z30 owner spewing Z10 as inferior device which I do not agree at all.
    But it is a inferior device... it's just a fact... I own a Z10 and I know the Z30 is the better buy.

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    03-09-14 07:27 PM
  10. anon(5061193)'s Avatar
    You people reply and don't even read the posts in this thread! The OP already got the Z30 case closed!

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    It's cool... I love hearing peoples opinion...
    03-09-14 07:56 PM
  11. xBURK's Avatar
    Great to hear you had a good experience. These threads are filled with the opposite from the U.S.A.
    Mabey there is hope after all.

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    03-09-14 08:55 PM
  12. collinc93's Avatar
    OP your great story about your experience at the Verizon store got lost in the unnecessary squabble...do you mind editing your original post with your story at the bottom....we could do with more of those....hope you dont mind editing your title either..
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    03-09-14 08:58 PM
  13. anon(5061193)'s Avatar
    Well I have to tip my hat to Verizon...They made the decision easy for me..... They were super nice and sold me a new Z30 for $199. They did not have it in stock and will overnight it to me on Monday. They had the Z10 in stock and were going to give it to me for $50...I did like the feel of the Z10 and almost pulled the trigger, but for the $199 I went for the Z30.

    I know we had a lot of complaints about carriers not supporting Blackberry but this was not the case at this location. The women I dealt with was very familiar with the phones and spoke highly of Blackberry. They had the Q10 and the Z30 on the showroom floor but not the Z10. She had the Q10 and Z10 in stock. She said the Z30 was selling very well and they were having trouble getting them from Blackberry. She went on to say that the Z10 was selling well until the Z30 came out (which makes sense) and that the Q10 was not moving at all and they were trying to unload their inventory. She didn't for one second try to sway me and go for an iPhone or Android... Those words were not even spoken.

    I wish that they had the Z10 on display and had a little inventory of the Z30 on hand, but overall it was a pro-Blackberry transaction...

    I live in the greater Boston area and she said that many business people are still loyal to Blackberry and Verizon plans on expanding the line as the phones become available.
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    03-09-14 09:52 PM
  14. Rello's Avatar
    Plz come on the battery life is really not that bad at all. I have no complaints on my Z10's battery life. It is comparable to other phones. But look at the price difference between 10 and 30. Ofcourse Z30 is the latest and greatest of BlackBerry but I see a lot of Z30 owner spewing Z10 as inferior device which I do not agree at all.
    U really don't think the Z10 is a inferior device? Well understand that I believe the word "inferior" is a little harsh but the Z30 is without question better. Only reason someone would pick a Z10 over a Z30 is size.

    I saw u post your battery life in another thread talking about Z10 battery life. I bet u don't think the Z10 battery life is bad. You're getting 20+ hours on it, and while I'm happy for u, I have no clue how u are doing it. U get what it would take me to get in 3 batteries. Mayb I use mine too much, but then if that's the case, I'd be inclined to believe u probably don't use yours much at all. Like I said in that thread, only way I get above 12+ hours is if I'm barely using the phone...and that's not what I consider real usage of a device

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    03-09-14 09:58 PM
  15. Davidro1's Avatar
    For other readers, I'll add this.

    I had a z10 and a z30 both, for 100 days. They are identical except for the specific known differences (mentioned in many threads and discussed in detail). The OP asked about some things that haven't often been compared like call quality. For all these aspects, the z10 is identical to the z30.

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    03-10-14 06:08 AM
  16. arvind1983's Avatar
    I agree, the battery depends on the usage. According to me I am satisfied with the battery life on Z10, and I am an average user. It is surely better than my other Android phone (LG Optimus 2X). Z10's battery sure took a hit when I was on 10.2.1 but the latest version 10.2.1.20** made my battery stable like how it used to be. Z30, like I said is the latest and great flagship of BlackBerry but when another latest phone gets released Z30 will be inferior to that device.

    U really don't think the Z10 is a inferior device? Well understand that I believe the word "inferior" is a little harsh but the Z30 is without question better. Only reason someone would pick a Z10 over a Z30 is size.

    I saw u post your battery life in another thread talking about Z10 battery life. I bet u don't think the Z10 battery life is bad. You're getting 20+ hours on it, and while I'm happy for u, I have no clue how u are doing it. U get what it would take me to get in 3 batteries. Mayb I use mine too much, but then if that's the case, I'd be inclined to believe u probably don't use yours much at all. Like I said in that thread, only way I get above 12+ hours is if I'm barely using the phone...and that's not what I consider real usage of a device

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    03-10-14 08:31 AM
  17. wincyUt's Avatar
    Lol!! I think you should suck it up and get another Z30. However if it is financially suicidal to get Z30, then Z10 is almost equally as good. LIFE IS FOR THE LIVING

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    03-10-14 08:33 AM
  18. anon(5061193)'s Avatar
    Lol!! I think you should suck it up and get another Z30. However if it is financially suicidal to get Z30, then Z10 is almost equally as good. LIFE IS FOR THE LIVING

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    I ended up with the best of both worlds... Getting the Z30 for $199... I will replace my screen for about $100 or so and hopefully I will have 2 Z30's in my fleet..
    03-10-14 08:44 AM
  19. Jakob Greve's Avatar
    Good choice think the sound quality is better for Z30 even in calls. Had this issue where people didn't get the sound that well depending on how I. Held my Z10. Never had this issue with Z30. Think the backplate pressure on z30 is better than Z10 which may cause problems for some
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    03-10-14 08:59 AM
  20. masterful's Avatar
    So sad dude. Try to find a third party store to fix it

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    03-10-14 10:40 AM
  21. MisterShark's Avatar
    I went from a Z10 to Z30 but love them both.
    When I use my wife's Z10 for whatever, I think to myself that I'd have no problem going back if I had to.

    The battery life is the biggest downside.

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    03-10-14 11:41 AM
  22. Genghis2k3's Avatar
    Z10 fits in my jeans pocket, Z30 would not

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    You may want to consider jeans that aren't so tight. The difference in size is not so great. ;-)

    On topic, perhaps the Z10 and an extra battery is the answer. Battery life (and screen size) is the big difference for most.
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    03-10-14 11:52 AM
  23. Rello's Avatar
    I agree, the battery depends on the usage. According to me I am satisfied with the battery life on Z10, and I am an average user. It is surely better than my other Android phone (LG Optimus 2X). Z10's battery sure took a hit when I was on 10.2.1 but the latest version 10.2.1.20** made my battery stable like how it used to be. Z30, like I said is the latest and great flagship of BlackBerry but when another latest phone gets released Z30 will be inferior to that device.
    Like I said I'm happy you are getting great battery life but I honestly don't think u are anywhere close to being the norm.

    A lot of people don't feel like the Z30 is a big upgrade over the Z10 yet would definitely pick the Z30 over the Z10 just because of battery life alone. I know I would but it's not available like that in the U.S. I know 3 people personally with Z10 and u probably get more battery life in one charge that probably 2 or even 3 of us combined lol.

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    03-10-14 01:18 PM
  24. bambinoitaliano's Avatar
    You know the Z30 is only 10 millimeters bigger, right?

    I sometimes take my Z10 out of the drawer, and man, the DPI is surely miles ahead of the Z30... but other than that, the Z10 is inferior in every other aspect.

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    It's those damn skinny jeans!! Never mind cutting your phone off. They will cut your blood supply as well.
    03-10-14 08:20 PM
  25. DYLANHABKIRK's Avatar
    If I could give my honest opinion, I say take it to a local reputable repair shop and just have the display replaced for cheaper than a new Z30 and a Z10.

    I'd rather pay for a screen replacement than to literally downgrade.

    I couldn't squeeze a day out of my Z10 with all that I do, and from the sounds of it, you won't either.

    Stay with the Z30, and simply have the display replaced. Much more cost effective, and that way you aren't sacrificing battery, ability, and design.

    Good luck with your choice! Thanks for posting!

    EDIT: My bad for jumping the gun to reply! Hopefully your new Z30 will last this time
    anon(5061193) likes this.
    03-10-14 08:32 PM
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