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BlackBerry Z3 (2014) review

BlackBerry OS 10.2.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8230
Adreno 305
1.5 GB / 8 GB
5 inches (540 x 960 px)
5 MP, 2592 х 1944 px, autofocus

BlackBerry announced the launch of the Z3 smartphone in 2014. The manufacturer is offering the BlackBerry Z3 phone with 5 inches display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8230 chipset, 1.5 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage.

The BlackBerry Z3 comes with BlackBerry OS 10.2.1 out of the box, and a Li-Ion 2500 mAh, non-removable battery.

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BlackBerry Z3 specifications

Release date2014


The weight of BlackBerry Z3 is about 5.78 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this BlackBerry phone are average (5.51 x 2.87 x 0.37 inches).

Weight5.78 oz
Dimensions5.51 x 2.87 x 0.37 inches
SIM typeMicro SIM


The BlackBerry Z3 comes with BlackBerry OS 10.2.1 out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS.

OS versionBlackBerry OS 10.2.1
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8230
CPUDual-core 1.2 GHz Krait 200
GPUAdreno 305


The size of Z3 screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. The 5 inches LCD display of BlackBerry Z3 with 540 x 960 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Display typeLCD
Screen size5 inches
Resolution540 x 960 px
Multitouch supportyes


The internal memory of BlackBerry Z3 (1.5 GB) cannot be expanded, but the internal storage (8 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card.

Internal storage8 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD


The camera of the Z3 is equipped with autofocus. An autofocus (or AF) optical system uses a sensor, a control system and a motor to focus on an automatically or manually selected point or area. Very few Android cameras come without autofocus.

Selfie camera1.1 MP
Main camera5 MP, 2592 х 1944 px, autofocus


The BlackBerry Z3 doesn't support 4G/LTE networks. This phone has a built-in GPS. GPS is a highly accurate navigation system using signals from satellites to determine a location on the Earth's surface, irrespective of weather conditions. Most phones have a GPS unit on board. The Z3 phone has built-in FM radio. The built-in FM Radio is great for listening to your favorite radio station.

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetoothv4.0, A2DP, LE
FM radioyes
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack


The Li-Ion 2500 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery which offers high energy, is lightweight and does not require periodic full discharge. The battery of Z3 isn't removable without voiding the warranty.

TypeLi-Ion 2500 mAh, non-removable


Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The accelerometer is a sensor that measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. This BlackBerry phones comes with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear.

Sensorsaccelerometer, light, proximity
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The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the BlackBerry Z3, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.

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