BlackBerry Q5

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BlackBerry Q5
BlackBerry Q5 Launch 192.jpg
Manufacturer BlackBerry, Ltd.
Compatible networks GSM,
UMTS (including HSPA+),
Availability by country 2013
Related BlackBerry Q10
Form factor Candy bar smartphone
Dimensions 120 mm (4.7 in) H
66 mm (2.6 in) W
10.8 mm (0.43 in) D
Weight 120 g (4.23 oz)
Operating system BlackBerry 10
CPU 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus (MSM8960)
GPU Adreno (TM) 225
Memory 2 GB RAM
Storage 8 GB internal storage
Removable storage Up to 128GB microSDXC
Data inputs Multi-touch touchscreen, QWERTY keyboard
Display 720x720 px (0.52 megapixels) 3.1-inch (built on 77µm pixel)
Rear camera 5 megapixels, 1080p video capture
Front camera 2 megapixels, 720p video capture
Other Accelerometer,
Ambient light sensor,
Proximity sensor

The BlackBerry Q5 is the third BlackBerry 10 smartphone, unveiled at the BlackBerry Live 2013 Keynote on May 14, 2013. BlackBerry 10 is gesture based.

The Q5 is targeted largely at emerging markets because of its lower end specifications. It is available in black, white, red, pink and grey. Like the BlackBerry Q10, it has a QWERTY keyboard.[1]


While typing, there is the option to type using the keyboard on the touchscreen. The keyboard has more space between the individual keys allowing for ease of typing. The touchscreen is small in size with a high resolution allowing the user to be able to read and view images with ease. However, the camera on the device is only five megapixels,[2] which is below the norm that is eight-megapixels.

Exclusive features include BlackBerry Hub, which allows users to view email, messages, and social network updates with a swipe to the side while using any application. Time Shift Mode creates perfect photos by taking multiple photos and this allows the user to isolate a single part of the photo and move it.[3]


The BlackBerry Q5 will be first available in the United Arab Emirates.[4] The phone is also available now in India and Canada.[5] The target regions for this product are Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America.[6] India is the first country in Asia Pacific where this product was launched.[7] In 2014, BlackBerry had a large portion of the smartphone market in India.[8]

Model comparison[edit]

Model SQR100-1 SQR100-2 SQR100-3
Countries Canada, Saudi Arabia Austria, Egypt, France, Germany, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom India, Indonesia
Carriers/Providers Axiom, Bell, Fido, Koodo, Mobily, MTS, PC mobile, Public Mobile, Rogers, SaskTel, STC, Telus, Vidéotron, Virgin Mobile (Canada), Wind Mobile, Zain (Saudi Arabia) A1 Telekom Austria, Avea, Bouygues, Celcom, Deutsche Telekom, du, EE, Etisalat, KPN, M1, Maxis, MTN (South Africa), O2 Germany, Orange (France), Orange (UK), SingTel, SFR, StarHub, Talkmobile, Telkom (South Africa), TIM, T-Mobile (Netherlands), T-Mobile UK, Tune Talk, Turkcell, Virgin Media, Virgin Mobile France, Vodacom, Vodafone Egypt, Vodafone Germany, Vodafone Italy, Vodafone Spain, Vodafone Turkey, Yoigo Indosat, Telkomsel, Vodafone India, XL Axiata
2G Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
3G Quad-band HSPA+ 1, 2, 4, 5/6 (800/850/1700/1900/2100 MHz) Quad-band HSPA+ 1, 2, 5/6, 8 (800/850/900/1900/2100 MHz) Quad-band HSPA+ 1, 2, 5/6, 8 (800/850/900/1900/2100 MHz)
4G Quad-band LTE 2, 4, 5, 17 (700/850/1700/1900 MHz) Quad-band LTE 3, 7, 8, 20 (800/900/1800/2600 MHz)
NFC Yes Yes No[9][10][11][12]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Blackberry unveils Q5 handset targeted at emerging markets". BBC News. 2013-05-14. 
  2. ^ BlackBerry: [1] 31. March 2014
  3. ^ BlackBerry: [2], 31. March 2014
  4. ^ CrackBerry: BlackBerry Q5 to go on sale first in the UAE - tomorrow!, 19. June 2013
  5. ^ BlackBerry 10 Magic.
  6. ^ CBC:[3], 31. March 2014
  7. ^ BlackBerry Q5 Review, BlackBerry Empire, Retrieved on 2 September 2013.
  8. ^ BlackBerry Strikes Back:[4], 31. March 2014
  9. ^ "What Developers Need To Know – BlackBerry Q5 Edition". 
  10. ^ "BlackBerry Q5 - See the New BlackBerry Q5 Smartphone - Global". 
  11. ^ "BlackBerry Q5". NFC World+. 
  12. ^ "Introducing the BlackBerry Q5 smartphone with different regional models". BBin. 

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