BlackBerry Q5

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BlackBerry Q5
BlackBerry Q5 Handheld.jpg
Q5 Booting Up
ManufacturerBlackBerry, Ltd.
Compatible networksGSM,
UMTS (including HSPA+),
Availability by region2013
RelatedBlackBerry Q10
Form factorCandy bar smartphone
Dimensions120 mm (4.7 in) H
66 mm (2.6 in) W
10.8 mm (0.43 in) D
Mass120 g (4.23 oz)
Operating systemBlackBerry 10
CPU1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus (MSM8960)
GPUAdreno (TM) 225
Memory2 GB RAM
Storage8 GB internal storage
Removable storageUp to the exFAT file system limit[1]
Battery2180 mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery
Data inputsMulti-touch touchscreen, QWERTY keyboard
Display720x720 px (0.52 megapixels) 3.1-inch (built on 77μm pixel)
Rear camera5 megapixels, 1080p video capture
Front camera2 megapixels, 720p video capture
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.[2]


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,[3] 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.[4]


The BlackBerry Q5 was first available in the United Arab Emirates.[5] The phone is also available now in India and Canada.[6] The target regions for this product are Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America.[7] India is the first country in Asia Pacific where this product was launched.[8] In 2014, BlackBerry had a large portion of the smartphone market in India.[9]

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[10][11][12][13]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ BlackBerry 10.3.x smartphones support external storage up to exFAT file system limit
  2. ^ "Blackberry unveils Q5 handset targeted at emerging markets". BBC News. 2013-05-14.
  3. ^ BlackBerry: [1] Archived 2014-03-30 at the Wayback Machine 31. March 2014
  4. ^ BlackBerry: [2] Archived 2014-03-30 at the Wayback Machine, 31. March 2014
  5. ^ CrackBerry: BlackBerry Q5 to go on sale first in the UAE - tomorrow!, 19. June 2013
  6. ^ BlackBerry 10 Magic. Archived 2013-07-24 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ CBC:[3], 31. March 2014
  8. ^ BlackBerry Q5 Review, BlackBerry Empire, Retrieved on 2 September 2013.
  9. ^ BlackBerry Strikes Back:[4], 31. March 2014
  10. ^ "What Developers Need To Know – BlackBerry Q5 Edition".
  11. ^ "BlackBerry Q5 - See the New BlackBerry Q5 Smartphone - Global". Archived from the original on 2013-06-29. Retrieved 2013-07-11.
  12. ^ "BlackBerry Q5". NFC World+.
  13. ^ "Introducing the BlackBerry Q5 smartphone with different regional models". BBin.

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