BlackBerry Z30 in the flesh, first impressions
We got some hands-on time with the new BlackBerry Z30 and it turns out there’s also a white version of the device (only that the design of the back side is not yet final).
The BB Z30 follows the same full touch screen design of the original Z10 but this time it’s more curved corners and smoother finish.
The backside of the device has the same patterned design and finish as the one in the BB Q10. We were told that the white variant is not yet finalized and not sure if it will use the same pattern and finish on the back side (it should be official in a few weeks though).
The 5-inch display is gorgeous and the shape actually reminded us a little bit of the HTC One X and the One S from a year ago. The handset feels good on the hands because of the rounded corners and curved edges with polished-matte finish.
Here’s the complete hardware specification of the Z30 that we have at the moment.
BlackBerry Z30 specs:
5-inch Super AMOLED display @ 1280×720 pixels
Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.7GHz dual-core Krait
16GB internal storage
up to 64GB via microSD card
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
8MP rear camera, LED flash
1080p video recording
GPS with aGPS support
Li-Ion 2,880 mAh battery
BlackBerry 10.2 OS
140.7 x 72 x 9.4mm (dimensions)
Not much difference from the Z10 except for the bigger screen and higher battery capacity.
The Z30 already runs on the updated BB 10.2 OS but we did not notice any significant cosmetic changes in the UI. The large 2,880mAh battery is non-removable so all the ports are found along the sides.
The white variant looks interesting but we think the color contrast of the black variant with the silver accent makes it look more pleasant to the eyes.
We still don’t have any idea when the Z30 will be released in the Philippines and how much it will sell for.