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The rear camera is a 5-megapixel unit (seen above) which can record HD at 1080p, and uses BlackBerry's Time Shift mode for adjusting individual elements of pictures. The front camera is a 2-megapixel snapper which is also able to record HD video at 720p.
The Q5 includes BlackBerry Balance, which means the handset can contain separate work and personal profiles which keep corporate and personal data walled off from each other. As well as the standard accelerometer, magnetometer, proximity sensor, gyroscope and ambient light sensor, the Q5 also also packs NFC connectivity, which you might find useful for sharing files.
Your attitude towards physical keyboards will determine your response to BlackBerry's Q5.
Qwerty is distinctly a minority interest now — apart from BlackBerry's handsets, devices with such keyboards are few and far between, partly because soft keyboards are so good now (SwiftKey for example has plenty of fans) and because all those keys take up space that most people think would be better used for the screen.
Still, the keyboard itself is well designed and the variously bevelled keys make typing easy and fast, although I didn't especially like the feel of the plastic body in my hand. But if you're convinced of the need for a hard keyboard, then you'll be unwilling to put up with the serious compromise you have to make on screen size.
The touchscreen is bright, crisp and responsive, but so small it means it's unlikely to be a preferred device for regularly consuming media: it's one for absorbing information quickly, and not lingering too long. The look of web pages is adequate, but videos are frustrating small on the square screen.
Still, the software is responsive and easy for a non-BlackBerry devotee to master, and is more impressive than the anonymous hardware that contains it.
In some respects, the continued presence of the Qwerty is at odds with some of the smarter elements of BlackBerry 10's user interface — I found that swapping the home button with an upward swipe mades sense pretty quickly, as did Peek.
The Peek functionality (seen above) in particular makes for some elegant multitasking in here — I was impressed by being able to take a look at my email while continuing to stream a video from the BBC website, for example.
Other software such as Docs to Go is handy for a business audience and easy to use, but the number of apps available remains somewhat limited, and remians a broader issue around attracting developers to BlackBerry's ecosystem.
The predictive text system works very nicely, and the option to "clear learnt words" is also a nice touch that could save you from an embarrassing damn-you-autocorrect moment, too.