BlackBerry Z30

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Product Code: BB-Z30
Manufacturer: BlackBerry
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BlackBerry Z30 Overview

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The BlackBerry Z30 is BlackBerry's largest touch screen smartphone and its most powerful BlackBerry 10 offering to date.

5" Super AMOLED

Demand for large-screened devices has been increasing steadily over the last couple of years and BlackBerry has stepped up with a superb offering. The Super AMOLED display of the Z30 measures 5" diagonally, dwarfing the 4.2" display of its predecessor, the Z10.

Traditionally BlackBerry has been known for manufacturing handsets with physical keyboards, but the Z10 demonstrated that it can successfully turn its hand to touch screen devices as well. The Z30 builds on the strong foundation laid by the Z10 - however it has a larger screen, more powerful processor and extended battery life.

BBM

BlackBerry messenger has never been better thanks to the large, vivid display of the Z30. The two combine magnificently to provide face to face video chat, and you also have the option to share what is on your screen. The Z30 also features BlackBerry natural sound technology, ensuring that all messages are delivered loud and clear.

8MP Camera

The Z30 boasts an impressive 8MP camera that comes with a range of features. The Back Side Illumination sensor bolsters low-light shots, while the 5-element F2.2 lens keeps your photographs looking as sharp as possible.

Other features include flash; continuous or touch to focus; and image stabilisation. There is also
5x Digital Zoom and 1080p HD Video recording.

The front facing camera - all important for those face to face BBM calls - has a 2MP sensor, image and video stabilisation, 3x digital zoom and 720p video calling. All in all it's a decent camera offering and the best seen in a BlackBerry device.

BlackBerry Priority Hub

BlackBerry Z30 Priority HubWith just a single swipe on your Z30, you have quick, convenient access to your most important messages and activities. BlackBerry Priority Hub learns from your activity to create a list of the communications that are most important to you. View text messages, caller activity, BBM updates, email communication and more, in a global inbox - no need to continuously switch between different apps.


Connectivity

As is expected of a top of the range flagship handset, the Z30 has a strong set of connectivity features: Wi-Fi, quad-band 3G and 4G, Bluetooth 4.0 with Low Energy, NFC and Miracast give you a variety of ways to connect to other people and devices.

All these features bode well for the internet browser, as does BlackBerry's Reader mode, which will simplify the web page that you're browsing in order to reduce distractions.


Power

Did we already mention that the Z30 is BlackBerry's most powerful device yet? It has a Dual-Core 1.7GHz processor and 2GB RAM. This gives it enough oomph to power any of the apps that you can throw at it and creates a super smooth user-experience when browsing the device.

The BlackBerry Z30 comes with 16GB internal storage, which can be expanded by another 64GB via its microSD slot. This provides plenty of room for storing music, video and any other file types that you may need.

BlackBerry Balance

BlackBerry balance

Thanks to their strong business reputation, BlackBerry devices have become synonymous with the workaholic. It can be very difficult to switch off from the office, especially when your phone displays constant reminders of what needs to be done. This is where BlackBerry balance comes to the rescue. It creates a separate profile for your work and home lives and provides the means to seamlessly switch between the two. Once you leave the office, switch to your home profile and leave the emails behind.

Bigger Battery

BlackBerry Z30 battery lifeA large screen needs lots of power so BlackBerry has included a 2880mAh battery with the Z30, which it says will provide '25 hours of mixed usage'. Talk time is slated for up to 18 hours and standby time 16 days.

HDMI connection

Giving a good presentation is one of the requirements of many corporate roles. The BlackBerry Z30 is your calming companion when it comes to this, thanks to its microHDMI port, which makes it easy to connect your device to a large display or projector.

The Z10 comes with Documents To Go pre-installed, making it simple to share and edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint files. Whether it's one of these that you need to share with a group of colleagues, or a video with friends and family, the Z30's HDMI connection makes the process swift and simple.

Should you forget to take the microHDMI cable with you somewhere, all is not lost. The Z30 also has Miracast capability, so you can wireless stream your device's screen to a compatible display if necessary.

BlackBerry Z30 micro hdmi

Reasons to buy BlackBerry Z30

  • Stunning 5" Super AMOLED display
  • BlackBerry 10 OS
  • 1.7GHz dual-core processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage and microSD slot expandable up to 64GB
  • BBM with face to face calling
  • BlackBerry Hub universal inbox
  • MicroHDMI port to easily connect to a display or monitor
  • Documents To Go for editing Microsoft Office files
  • 25 Hours mixed usage battery life
  • 8MP rear camera, 2MP front camera
  • Bluetooth 4.0 with Low Energy
  • Quad-band 3G and quad-band 4G
  • Miracast to wirelessly share your screen
  • Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS GLONASS
SIM Free & Unlocked Yes
Operating SystemBlackBerry
VersionBlackBerry 10 OS
Custom Skin
Processor
Speed1.7GHz Dual Core
Dual Core Yes
Quad Core
Make/ModelQualcomm MSM8960T Pro
Other
Expansion Slot Yes
TypeMicroSD
Capacity (Up to)64GB
RAM2GB
ROM
Internal Storage Yes
Capacity16 GB
Display/Screen
Touchscreen Yes
Size5
TypeSuper AMOLED
Resolution 1280 x 720 resolution, at 295 ppi
Other16:9 aspect ratio
GSM/GPRS Yes
Frequencies850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Speed
3G/HSPA Yes
Frequencies800/850/900/1900/2100 MHz
Speed
4G Yes
Frequencies1800/2600/900/800 MHz (Bands 3, 7, 8 & 20)
Speed
Bluetooth Yes
Version4.0 LE
Functions
WiFi Yes
Version802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 GHz / 5 GHz)
DLNA
Version
Ports
DataMicroUSB (2.0)
PowerMicroUSB (2.0)
Audio3.5mm headphone jack
Video OutMicroHDMI
Facebook Yes
Device Controls
Keyboard
Optical Trackpad
Hardware ButtonsVolume Up/Down, Mute, Lock (for Power On/Off)
Other
GPS Yes
Antenna TypeInternal Glonass
A-GPS Yes
Built-in SoftwareAssisted, Autonomous and Simultaneous GPS with BlackBerry Maps
Camera Yes
Megapixels8MP
FlashLED Flash
Camera Lens5-element F2.2 lens
OtherBack Side Illumination (BSI), continuous and touch to focus flash, image stabilisation, Proprietary Enhanced Super Resolution Digital Zoom (5x) 1080p HD video recording Time Shift mode for pinpointing and adjusting individual elements of your picture
Front Facing Camera Yes
Type2MP with 3 x digital zoom, 720p recording, and image and video stabilisation
Sensors
G-Sensor Yes
Proximity Sensor Yes
Digital Compass and Gyro Yes
Light Sensor Yes
Audio
Formats3GP, 3GP2, M4A, M4V, MOV, MP4, MKV, MPEG-4, AVI, ASF
Recording
Video
FormatsWMV, WMA, MP3, MKA, AAC, AMR, F4V, WAV
Recording
Near Field Communication Yes
FM Radio
Battery
Capacity2880mAH
Type
Removable
Call Time
GSMUp to 18 hours
3G
Standby Time
GSMUp to 16 days
3G
DimensionsHeight 140.7 mm / 5.53 in Width 72 mm / 2.83 in Depth 9.4 mm / 0.37 in
Weight 170g / 5.99 oz
SoftwareBlackBerry Link software for your desktop
Other
Warranty
BlackBerry_Z30_User_Manual.pdf BlackBerry_Z30_User_Manual.pdf (14174KB)

The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this product. Hopefully you will find the answer to your question, if not, use the contact form below and we shall answer it for you.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link:http://www.clove.co.uk/international-customers.aspx

Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?

Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world. Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.

Is this phone brand new?

Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.

Is there any network/operator branding?

No - There is only the manufacturers branding.

Does the phone have a standard SIM card slot or a Micro SIM slot?

Micro SIM card slot

Does the phone have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?

Yes, with 64GB card compatibility

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Overall Rating
5 Stars Buy it now!

Recommend to a friend? Yes

"Good day.

I've been using this phablet fot 2.5 months, and I don't regret buying it.

What I like about this phablet:

- size is just perfect. both operatable with one and both hands. the back finish is very soft and pleasant to the touch
- large, bright screen (there is no guerilla glass or smth, but the screen is not scratchable by my nail)
- best virtual keyboard ever
- smooth, high-performance, intuitive OS, that brings great using experience
- fastest browser ever
- great task manager
- pretty good camera with time-shift and HDR
- battery allows me to use the phablet nonstop for the daytime, and I usually have 20-25% of the charge left

Don't belive anyone saying, that BB10 has bugs, battery or performance issues. I've never had any of these.

Also, saying that the BlackBerry "has no apps" is nonsense. It has everything you need: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, SoundCloud, MS Office, Adobe Reader, BBM, WhatsApp, Evernote, Dropbox, Stocks and thousands of different useful apps in the BB World. And if you need any very specific apps, you can easily convert them from Android (since the new OS update releases, you'd not need to convert anything). There is also a great amount of cool games in the BB World."


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