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My cellphone contract was finally up for renewal; this time, on 20 November, I went for the BlackBerry Z30, which was launched that very day.

I posted about my BlackBerry Z10 back in May. Well, the Z30 is similar, with the following major changes:
  • 5" AMOLED screen (same resolution though)
  • Faster dual-core CPU and a quad-core GPU
  • Dual antennas for better reception
  • Stereo speakers
  • Multiple microphones and speech optimisation for improved voiced clarity
  • Huge battery (not removable)

So far, loving it. The OS version is now 10.2, which carries a number of improvements. 10.2.1 is around the corner, with one huge feature: the ability to install Android apps directly. Beta testers are already able to download and install apps directly from a number of third-party store, like Amazon. I really like the operating system; though new, it's solid and intuitive, and feature-packed.

Areas I think the phone could have been better: the camera, at 8MP, is adequate, but not great. The screen would have been better at 1080p resolution (that said, it's a stunning screen - maybe the resolution isn't necessary). More internal storage would have been nice (still upgradeable via SD card of course).

The showcase feature: the sound. It can go seriously loud, and sounds absolutely brilliant. Better than any mobile device I've ever heard. Second best: a much improved battery life.

Another positive for me: my contract with Vodacom is actually cheaper now than it was, and I get a bit of free data (200MB, which compared to my usual usage is actually trivial). They gave me an 8GB SD card with the phone; I have so many, I have no idea what to do with it.I bought a pouch; no official BlackBerry accessories were available, so I got a generic XXL-sized Swiss Army Gear pouch in (fake?) black leather with red stitching.

Date: Friday, 22 November 2013 14:44 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cracked_belle
via may family's plan, my mother, father, and I (though not my brother) were all available for an upgrade back in August. my parents both upgraded theirs. I break mine so often (yay being clumsy), that I'm waiting until the next time it happens to just upgrade then.

I'm an Android lass, however; so sadly, your review is of no help to me, lol.

but I'm glad you got a phone with which you're pleased. it seems so much of our ability to function depends on our cells, these days, that it really sucks when you get stuck with a sub-par piece.

Date: Monday, 25 November 2013 19:23 (UTC)
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Motorola Atrix.

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