Features Key features of the BlackBerry Q5  vs Bold 9900 

screen size

screen resolution

BlackBerry Q5
720 x 720
Bold 9900
640 x 480


Bold 9900
0.75 GB


BlackBerry Q5
Dual core
Bold 9900
Single core

camera resolution

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of BlackBerry Q5

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BlackBerry Q5

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Is 4G Yes vs No Somewhat common; Supports the fastest, most reliable networks
Much better theoretical download speed 100 Mb/s vs 14.4 Mb/s Around 7x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
More battery capacity 2,180 mA·h vs 1,230 mA·h More than 75% more battery capacity
More RAM 2 GB vs 0.75 GB Around 2.8x more RAM; browse media-heavy webpages without slowing down
More cores Dual core vs Single core Twice as many cores; each additional core lets your phone do more without visible UI slowdowns and jerkiness
Sharper screen 328 ppi vs 285 ppi More than 15% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Bigger screen 3.1" vs 2.8" More than 10% bigger screen
Lighter 120 g vs 130 g Around 10% lighter
Front view of BlackBerry Bold 9900

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Supports multitasking Yes vs No Somewhat common; Run multiple apps at once

Reviews Word on the street

BlackBerry Q5  vs Bold 9900 

The screen is definitely bright enough, but its highly reflective surface has a negative impact on its visibility.
BlackBerry Q5

Some images seemed overly processed and the colour in direct sunlight wasn't true to life.
Bold 9900


6.5 Out of 10
7.0 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs


BlackBerry Q5  vs
Bold 9900 
Size 3.1" 2.8"
Resolution 720 x 720 640 x 480
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 328 ppi 285 ppi


Clock speed 1.2 GHz 1.2 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Single core
RAM 2 GB 0.75 GB
Internal storage 8 GB 8 GB
Supported card formats

photo & video

Camera 5 MP 5 MP
Resolution 5 MP 5 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1280 x 720 @ Unknown


Generation 4G 3.5G
LTE Cat3 (100 Mb/s)
HSDPA (14.4 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
Unknown (14.4 Mb/s)
HSPA (unspecified)
LTE Cat 3 (100/)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Talk time (3G) 750 min 354 min
Standby time (3G) 20,160 min 18,432 min
Capacity 2,180 mA·h 1,230 mA·h

form factor

BlackBerry Q5  vs
Bold 9900 
Weight 120 g 130 g
Thickness 10.8 mm 10.5 mm
Size 66 x 120 x 10.8 mm 66 x 115 x 10.5 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio No No


Operating system Blackberry OS 10.3 Blackberry OS 7.1
Multitasking No Yes
App store BlackBerry App World BlackBerry App World
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 120,000 apps 120,000 apps


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v2.1
BlackBerry Q5
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