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Key Specs
  • Display 5.00-inch (540x960)
  • Processor Qualcomm MSM8230
  • Front Camera 1.1MP
  • Rear Camera 5MP
  • RAM 1.5GB
  • Storage 8GB
  • Battery Capacity 2500mAh
  • OS BlackBerry OS 10
  • Market StatusReleased
  • Release DateApril 2014

BlackBerry Z3 Review

By Jamshed Avari (Jun 30, 2014)
Jamshed Avari
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Fantastic looks and build quality
  • BlackBerry 10 OS works well for power users
  • Can easily run most Android apps
  • Reasonable value for money
  • Bad
  • Gesture interface is problematic
  • Low overall performance
  • Mediocre camera

There's no denying the fact that BlackBerry (the company formerly known as Research In Motion) has serious problems. Five years ago, everyone from students to housewives to businessmen was willing to pay a lot of money to own a BlackBerry. Three years ago, Android and the iPhone began to make QWERTY phones feel seriously clunky and old-fashioned. Two years ago, we were hoping that the new BlackBerry 10 platform and devices based on it would reinvigorate the company, but ridiculous pricing and questionable decisions at every level destroyed any chance of that happening.

BlackBerry Z3 Summary

BlackBerry Z3 smartphone was launched in April 2014. The phone comes with a 5.00-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 540x960 pixels at a pixel density of 220 pixels per inch (ppi).

BlackBerry Z3 is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8230 processor. It comes with 1.5GB of RAM.

The BlackBerry Z3 runs BlackBerry OS 10 and is powered by a 2,500mAh non-removable battery.

As far as the cameras are concerned, the BlackBerry Z3 on the rear packs 5-megapixel camera. It sports a 1.1-megapixel camera on the front for selfies.

BlackBerry Z3 based on BlackBerry OS 10 and packs 8GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded via microSD card (up to 32GB). The BlackBerry Z3 is a single SIM (GSM) smartphone that accepts a Micro-SIM card.

Connectivity options on the BlackBerry Z3 include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, Bluetooth v4.00, NFC, FM radio, and 3G. Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and proximity sensor.

The BlackBerry Z3 measures 140.00 x 72.80 x 9.26mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 164.00 grams. It was launched in Black colour.

As of 15th September 2019, BlackBerry Z3 price in India starts at Rs. 19,000.

BlackBerry Z3 Price in India

Product Name Price in India
BlackBerry Z3 (64MB RAM, 8GB) - Black 19,000

BlackBerry Z3 price in India starts from ₹ 19,000. The lowest price of BlackBerry Z3 is ₹ 19,000 at Amazon.

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BlackBerry Z3 Full Specifications

General
Brand BlackBerry
Model Z3
Release date April 2014
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 140.00 x 72.80 x 9.26
Weight (g) 164.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 2500
Removable battery No
Colours Black
Display
Screen size (inches) 5.00
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 540x960 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 220
Hardware
Processor 1.2GHz dual-core
Processor make Qualcomm MSM8230
RAM 1.5GB
Internal storage 8GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 32
Camera
Rear camera 5-megapixel
Rear flash Yes
Front camera 1.1-megapixel
Software
Operating system BlackBerry OS 10
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/g/n
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.00
NFC Yes
Infrared No
USB OTG No
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 1
Wi-Fi Direct No
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) No
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE No
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No
Sensors
Compass/ Magnetometer No
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope No
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No
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BlackBerry Z3 User Review and Ratings

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  • blackberry z3 feel the difference
    Bikash Sadangi (Sep 2, 2016) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    I am using blackberry z3 for couple of days. I feel proud because I am using one phone that is with limited people. In my surrounding no one has blackberry. Amazing phone. Looking great. I have updated software through computer. Working excellent. Blazing first internet.android apps can be downloaded from open source. Running smoothly
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  • Help !!!
    Àasad Ahmád (Aug 25, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    can any 1 tell me does blackberry z3 works on normal internet plan or blackberry net plan is required ????
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  • i love this
    Alok Jha (Aug 6, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    yarroooo mast hai mei to purchas kr raha hu apne friend k liya or ap yee such mei mere liya he bana tha hahahahahahahaha
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  • great
    Vasanth R (Jun 21, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    Good one, but could have been with dual sim...... nice look and attractive with lot of features. excellent to buy
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  • At this price band!!!
    Hardik Panchal (Jun 10, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    i am not a die hard fan of BB, as of now I did not cam across it. Definitely at this price band, this kind of features, Mind blowing. And this might be like a MOTO E/G/X for Motorola mobiles. Hope it will help to tightened screw in INDIAN market as well as in global. Waiting for the phone to launch in India. Want to be a first buyer in India............Keeping fingures crossed.
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  • Blackberry z3 worth the money...
    Muh. Ihsaan (May 21, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    with spec like that, and the price is lower than USD 200, this Blackberry is worth the money ( i got it at USD 191 / IDR 2.199.000 (indonesia Rupiah) with 5" display, and only 540x960 pixels u wont feel the different between higher resolution display with 1,5 GB RAM u can only runs 4 application in one time, not like the other bb10 phone with 2 GB RAM which can run till 8 apps in one time, still u will not feel the different ... with 5 mb camera and 1,1 mb camera in front, still enough considering the price ... and z3 can run and install android apps directly within the phone the cons, the battery is non removable.. but u don't need to pull out the battery to restart the phone like old BB OS, in BB 10, u just need to press power button and chose restart.. but because the battery is non removable, if you want to change the battery u need to go the service center.. which is not good.. :(
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  • alan walker
    Shamsheeralone (Nov 7, 2018) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    nice bettery capacity
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  • Software update
    Xolani Ngwenya (May 27, 2016) on Gadgets 360
    undefined Hi My brother gave me his Bb z3 on monday and now it needs a softwear update. I tried doing that but when it suppose to insall it tells me there is not enough space even after deleting everything. Please help
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  • Worst in performance best only in outlook!
    Muhammed Riyaaz (Mar 20, 2017) on Gadgets 360
    If you need a phone with professional outlook, then it was the best choice to show off in budget model. But the fact is worst to the top performance, poor network connectivity, slow performance, with all worst experience ....etc....
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  • BlackBerry Z3 a mouth watering deal
    Lucky Arora (Jun 19, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    It seems that BlackBerry is planning to get back on the track. At this price tag its surely gonna be the best Blackberry deal ever. But there is only one disappointment is the front facing camera, if it would be 2 megapixel then it would be pretty much better product. On the whole I am looking forward to buy it. BEST OF BLACKBERRY
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