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BlackBerry Z3

A BlackBerry is never out of reach again with the BlackBerry Z3. Everyone can now experience a BlackBerry 10 operating system experience without a spending a ton. Get productive! Read more below!

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The BlackBerry Z3 Communicates Best

All BlackBerry smartphones have exclusivity to the BlackBerry Messenger app, or more commonly known as BBM. The BBM app allows the users to chat with their fellow BlackBerry-using friends in a feature-packed application. It also gives the users a way to connect with communities, personalities, and brands through certain BBM channels. No other phone out there has BBM, and many users have stuck with BlackBerry, resulting in an incredibly rich growth in the application as well as the user base. It is also very secured, so you can text away in peace knowing that no one else can read what you are reading.

Being the Best at the Basics in Malaysia

The BlackBerry Z3 comes at an affordable price, between RM400-RM700, but does not shy away with giving you the best foundation in terms of specifications. It also helps that the BlackBerry 10 operating systems runs flawlessly on the hardware. On the front of the smartphone you will find a clear and bright 5-inch LCD glass panel.

Under the hood of the phone you will find a humble yet efficient Qualcomm processor that is clocked at 1.2Ghz and paired with 1.5GB of RAM to help you navigate through applications much more efficiently. The 8GB internal storage is a bit lacking, but may be sufficient for very light use; it is expandable via a microSD card of up to an additional 32GB. Because of its low power processor, the 2500 mAh battery can easily get most users through the day with little to no problems.

Looks Good, Feels Good

Like many other BlackBerry smartphones, the BlackBerry Z3 is a smartphone that does not shy away with its classy and minimalistic looks. At the front, the Z3 is clean and simple, with only the compulsory BlackBerry branding on the bottom chin. On the sides, you will find the power and volume buttons in easy-to-find sizes, as well as a little flap that covers the SIM and SD card slots. The top and bottom of the phone also has the 3.5mm headphone jack and micro USB port respectively.

On the rear however, is the incredibly good looking textured back with nothing but the camera on the top left and the BlackBerry logo in the center. The textured back gives the smartphone a great grip as well as making it more durable and protect more from scratches and scuffs. It is a great amalgamation of form and function.

Expert Reviews

Reviewed on 2015-02-13
The build quality of the BlackBerry Z3 confirms the company's passion to producing high-quality smartphones and with sharp square edges, a full glass face and a soft touch textured back, this is one phone that oozes style.The 5” qHD display has a resoluti...
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Reviewed on 2014-10-28
Announced first quarter of this year and officially released in the Philippines last July 2014, Blackberry Z3 is one of the most affordable Blackberry handsets at Php 10,990. Find out how this budget Blackberry device performed on our review below.DesignB...
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Reviewed on 2014-10-24
It's gorgeous, Great battery life, Nice UIAndroid apps have to be sideloaded, Might not be familiar to all, Bottomline:, If you need a phone dedicated to a business line, this looks and plays the part, at a price that won't leave you bankrupt
There's no denying it: This phone is a thing of beauty, as BlackBerry devices have always been. The phone has some weight to it, so it doesn't feel like some cheap plasticky toy you got at a bargain bin electronics shop. Straight lines abound, giving it a...
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Reviewed on 2014-10-10
Good build, Decent display, Good camera, Good performance, Intuitive UI, Easier sideloading of APKs, Great battery lifeLack of quality apps, Weak speaker, Odd placement of power/lock button
The BlackBerry Z3 is the company's affordable offering that was announced back in February. It features a 5-inch display and powered by a Snapdragon dual-core processor and BlackBerry 10.2 OS. But does it have enough to standout in the budget-conscious ma...
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Reviewed on 2014-09-17
Affordable, Functions well as a business phoneLacklustre display
BlackBerry is chugging along slowly, refusing to give up the fight despite losing many of its strongholds across the world. The BlackBerry Z10 was launched around the world to critical acclaim, but bad pricing strategies left the Canadian phone makers str...
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Reviewed on 2014-09-02
BlackBerry, that one company which was once considered and owning the handsets from them was considered as a pride have seen a downfall since it wasn't able to cope up with the boom of Android and iOS but the Canadian giant has not given up. And in one su...
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Reviewed on 2014-08-26
Sturdy construction, Fluid gesturebased interface, Thoughful BlackBerry Hub, Great sound quality.Disappointing camera, Not ideal for onehanded use
BlackBerry Z3 Street Price: Rs 15,000 Physical QWERTY has always been a strong point for BlackBerry. However, post iPhone era, the world went mad over touchscreens, and BlackBerry started losing its ground. The highly-anticipated Z10 wasn't a bad phone, b...
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Reviewed on 2014-08-26
The Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry has been striving hard to cover its lost market share. In this bid the company had introduced the BlackBerry 10 operating system. Later, it also announced that Foxconn would be manufacturing its devices. The BlackB...
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Reviewed on 2014-08-11
Great Build, Decent Battery, Revamped BB OSDisplay Not Up to Mark, Processor open to Buggy Performance
If you think all's well and going swimmingly for Canadian handset maker BlackBerry in recent times, then you couldn't be wrong enough. Needless to say, we are now past an age where BlackBerry, overnight, became one of the sought after companies.If you rec...
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Reviewed on 2014-08-11
Good battery life,Smooth messaging and mail, Superb keyboardOrdinary camera, Relatively modest specs, Limited apps even now
After trying to corner the top end of the smartphone market with devices like the Z30 and Q10, BlackBerry attempts to go mainstream with the Z3, which serves up the BlackBerry experience on a 5.0-inch display and is priced at Rs 15,990. But will consumers...
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Reviewed on 2014-08-11
Great Build, Decent Battery, Revamped BB OSDisplay Not Up to Mark, Processor open to Buggy Performance
BlackBerry Z3 Review: Battery Life and VerdictThe BlackBerry Z3 comes with a non-removable 2500mAh battery. While some may grumble saying the battery isn't able to hold up to what's expected from it, but for us, it held up pretty well with massive usage a...
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Reviewed on 2014-08-11
Great Build, Decent Battery, Revamped BB OSDisplay Not Up to Mark, Processor open to Buggy Performance
BlackBerry Z3 Review: Processor and BenchmarkBy standards of the numbers, the BlackBerry Z3 is powered by a dual-core 1.2 GHz Krait 200 processor with Qualcomm MSM8230 Snapdragon 400 chipset.Heading deeper into it, to be perfectly frank we were indeed sub...
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Reviewed on 2014-08-11
Great Build, Decent Battery, Revamped BB OSDisplay Not Up to Mark, Processor open to Buggy Performance
BlackBerry Z3 Review: Camera and VideoThe BlackBerry Z3 uses a simple camera UI. The device offers options to transition between camera, video and time shift mode on the top right corner. And in case you didn't know, the Time Shift mode can capture multip...
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Reviewed on 2014-08-10
Impressive battery life, Performance is good, Affordable BB Device, Supports Android Apps, Appeasing Design StructureLow screen resolution (just 960 x 540 pixels), Average Camera, Display prone to smudges & fingerprints, Minor UI lags
Z3, the latest offering from BlackBerry is the first ever BB10 operating system and has been specifically targeted at mid-income consumers, who want to experience the revamped BlackBerry 10 OS based at an affordable price tag.Available for Rs. 15990, the ...
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Reviewed on 2014-08-04
Specs: 5-inch display; 5 MP camera; 1.2 GHz dual core processor; 1.5 GB RAM; 8 GB internal storage; expandable memory card slot; 2500 mAh batteryBlackBerry might not be attracting new customers but there are still loyal BlackBerry fans who are waiting for...
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Reviewed on 2014-07-31
Large screen, Solid built, Decent performance, Affordable priceLow res screen, Heavier than most smartphones, No 4G LTE
The BlackBerry will always be tied to being a business centric smartphone despite the company brining the smartphone easily accessible for everyone. But even with most users shifting to either iPhones or other Android-based devices, BlackBerry still has a...
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Reviewed on 2014-07-29
Large 5Back cover slightly hot under heavy use; BB10 OS feels dated
Now just past the halfway point of 2014, we've seen a slew of devices debuting locally, making the choice for everyday South Africans that much greater. One smartphone manufacturer that has been uncharacteristically silent in recent months, is BlackBerry...
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Reviewed on 2014-07-27
GooD build quality, Impressive Battery Life, Good DisplayBit Pricey
BlackBerry launched the Z3 in India last month for Rs 15,990. It is the 3rd full touch device from BlackBerry running on BB 10 OS. Company's first BB 10 OS device BlackBerry Z10 device which was launched for Rs 43,490 is now available for Rs 17,990. Z3 ha...
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Reviewed on 2014-07-25
Solid build quality, Smooth performance, Intuitive UI with useful features, BlackBerry Hub provides ataglance info on all connected accounts, Superb battery lifeAverage camera, Doesn't match up in terms of specs, No native Google apps
“A comprehensive review of BlackBerry's latest, the Z3”BlackBerry's last offering in India was its current flagship, the Z30, and now the brand is back with the Z3, an offering that comes after a very long gap – eight months to be exact. Eight months is l...
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Reviewed on 2014-07-24
Beautifully designed and feels quite sturdy, Superb battery life, No issues while multitaskingCamera output is just okay, BlackBerry World still lacks appas
BlackBerry devices used to be much sought 3-4 years back but with mushrooming Android handsets, the group of admirers of BlackBerry has thinned over the years. Besides rise of Android, many controversial decisions led to the downfall of BlackBerry, which ...
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Processor frequency

1.2 GHz

Processor family

Qualcomm Snapdragon

Processor model

MSM 8230

Processor cores



Internal RAM

1.5 GB


Display diagonal

12.7 cm (5")

Display resolution

540 x 960 pixels

Orientation sensor
Aspect ratio


Touch technology


Touchscreen type


Ports & interfaces

USB port
USB connector type


USB version


Headphone connectivity

3.5 mm

Weight & dimensions


164 g


72.8 mm


9.26 mm


140 mm


SIM card capability

Single SIM

2G standards


3G standards


Wi-Fi standards

802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Bluetooth version

4.0 LE

2G bands (primary SIM)

850,900,1800,1900 MHz

3G bands supported

900,1900,2100 MHz

Tethering (modem-mode)


Internal storage capacity

8 GB

Compatible memory cards

MicroSD (TransFlash)

Maximum memory card size

32 GB

USB mass storage


Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
GPS (satellite)
Wi-Fi positioning


Operating system installed

BlackBerry OS

Operating system version



Rear camera resolution (numeric)

5 MP

Auto focus
Built-in flash
Front camera
Front camera resolution (numeric)

1.1 MP

Digital zoom


Video recording
Video recording modes

1080p, 720p

Flash type



Battery capacity

2500 mAh

Continuous audio playback time

84 h

Continuous video playback time

10 h


Form factor


Colour of product



Video call
Personal info management (PIM)

Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list

Flight mode

Icons, Menu, Shortcuts

Support for contact groups
Microphone mute



Subscription type

No subscription