The BlackBerry Q5 smartphone is designed for existing and new BlackBerry smartphone users who love the experience that the physical BlackBerry Keyboard provides, and are looking for the latest features and newest technology to help them multitask and be more productive, while staying connected with everything that matters to them.

With a thin design, physical keyboard, touch screen and a fluid effortless user experience, the BlackBerry Q5 smartphone naturally mixes business with pleasure in a single, professional-grade device.

You should be knowing by now if you are following BlackBerry news and products closely that the BlackBerry 10 smartphones are released in different models depend on the region’s network bands. It’s not your choice when you visit the local store to pick one up, BlackBerry has done their work which one fits your home network better. It’s a deep discussion, as today we have GSM, CDMA, LTE, 4G bands with different frequencies around the world.

This article is to revise the final specification of upcoming BlackBerry Q5 device with explaining different models for different network bands.

Models for BlackBerry Z10 discussed here >>

Models for BlackBerry Q10 discussed here >>

Since BlackBerry Q10 and Blackberry Q5 shares mostly the same hardware, I would liked to summarize the difference between both BlackBerry Q family, mentioned below:

Short-comparison between BlackBerry Q5 & BlackBerry Q10


BlackBerry Q5: 720 x 720 pixels, high-resolution LCD display

BlackBerry Q10: 720 x 720 pixels, high-resolution OLED display

Application Storage

BlackBerry Q5: 8 GB

BlackBerry Q10: 16 GB

Rear facing Camera

BlackBerry Q5: 5 MP

BlackBerry Q10: 8 MP


BlackBerry Q5: 120 x 65 x 10.5 mm

BlackBerry Q10: 119.5 x 66.8 x 9.5 mm


BlackBerry Q5: 2100 mAh non-removable

BlackBerry Q10: 2100 mAh removable


BlackBerry Q5: No HDMI output

BlackBerry Q10: Micro-HDMI output

NFC Technology

BlackBerry Q5: Only SQR100-3 model doesn’t support NFC

BlackBerry Q10: All BlackBerry Q10 models support NFC

For more detailed specifactions on BlackBerry Q5:


720 x 720 pixels, high-resolution LCD display

Display size:

3.1 in.


8 GB application storage and 2 GB RAM


Touch screen


Full QWERTY keyboard


2100 mAh non-removable battery


Front-facing camera

  • 2 MP
  • Fixed-focus
  • Image stabilization (for still image and video capture)
  • 2x digital zoom

Rear-facing camera

  • 5 MP
  • Autofocus and flash
  • Image stabilization (for still image and video capture)
  • 5x digital zoom

Video camera

Front-facing camera:

720p HD video recording at 30fps

Rear-facing camera:

720p HD video recording at 30fps


Adobe Flash support


Assisted GPS: This mode uses the wireless network to retrieve satellite information. Can achieve a fast retrieval of the first GPS fix.

Autonomous GPS: This mode uses the GPS receiver on the BlackBerry smartphone to retrieve location information. Cannot be used indoors or in close proximity to many physical obstructions, and it can take several minutes to fully synchronize with four or more satellites for the first GPS fix.

Simulataneious GPS: This mode allows a smartphone to receive both GPS and voice data at the same time, which allows service providers to offer location-based services.


Bluetooth technology

NFC technology* (* The BlackBerry Q5 smartphone SQR100-3 model does not support NFC technology.)

Wi-Fi technology: 802.11 b/g/n, 2.4GHz/5GHz, Mobile Hotspot feature


BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.1


Accelerometer: Required to sense the orientation, either portrait or landscape of the smartphone and to enable the corresponding UI orientation.

Magnetometer: Used to provide information on the direction that the user is facing. The Compass app uses the magnetometer to determine your direction relative to the Earth’s magnetic poles or to true north.

Gyroscope: Used to provide information on the smartphone’s orientation. It is used for calibrating the accelerometer and magnetometer for augmented reality applications, indoor navigation, gesture controls and smartphone instead of using on-screen controls.

Proximity sensor: Used to prevent unintentional data entry when the smartphone is pressed to the face during a call.



BlackBerry Q5 smartphone SQR100-1
LTE (2, 4, 5, 17)
HSPA+ (1, 2, 5/6)
Quad band GSM

BlackBerry Q5 smartphone SQR100-2
LTE (3, 7, 20)
HSPA+ (1, 2, 5/6, 8)
Quad band GSM

BlackBerry Q5 smartphone SQR100-3
HSPA+ (1, 2, 5/6, 8)
Quad band GSM