Re: Sort of new here
Like you I started in crackberry.com with the tour and then got the storm 2 the day it was announced. Up until I traded in for the 5S, it was the original model, dropped 3 times on cement without a case; suffering only very minor case scratches.
Originally Posted by ajst222
After 3.5+ years I wanted a new phone and really wanted the Z30. I played with the Z30 in the store for a half hour and really liked it. Deal breaker was the size. So my only other option, as it's a work phone, was an iphone and I chose the 5S.
While it clearly is a shiny new toy, I find my primary usage, email, was better on BES. Due to bugs in IOS, we cannot respond to calendar invitations on IOS, never an issue on Blackberry. Email search was better on Blackberry. Battery life much better on my Blackberry doing basic functions such as call and email. However using the iphone "as intended" results in abysmal battery life. However I have a mophie case that definitely helps.
That said, call quality is a step up on the 5S. Browsing is no comparison and I have apps that could not be had on the BB. The phone is fast and I like the screen. Notifications customization is better on the Blackberry. While people rave about the camera, it is okay...I've missed some "keeper" shots due to slowness to focus; shots I would not have missed with my DSLR. Touch id is nice and so is Siri. At first I kind of laughed at it, but it is nice to be able to say: "remind me at 10am to get a haircut" instead of interface with the phone.
I'm a paranoid person, as I deal with security in a digital age, however, I turned on every option in location services and system services. Let the phone track me, phone home or whatever. I'm kind of interested to see if the iphone can help improve my daily efficiency, rather than being a navigation device and/or email extension.
All in all it's a nice upgrade and I'm happy to have a new toy; but if the Z30 came packaged like the Z10 with new hardware that would have been my choice of phone.