The BlackBerry Z10 is a 4G handset. At the moment it supports 4G on EE's network, but will be able to run on Vodafone's 4G once its service gets the go-ahead.

With 4G on the BlackBerry Z10 it definitely feels quick. Slapping an EE micro SIM into our phone, we first ran a few searches with the browser. It's certainly quicker than the iPhone 5 we had in our pocket, although we we don't have any concrete stats to quantify that yet, so don't hold us to it.

As for download speeds, the Z10 managed 4.83 mbps with three bars of reception. The iPhone 5 on Three ran at 1.07 mbps with three bars. So the Z10 is quicker, but then you would expect 4G to be.

The exciting bit is that this could end up running on other networks besides EE. Vodafone is calling the BlackBerry Z10 its first "4G ready" phone, which means once Vodafone's 4G set-up turns on, the handset will support it.

Hunter Skipworth

The baby of the Lint team, Hunter has been a tech fan since he bought his first MiniDisc..and what a waste of money that was. He began writing about electronics at the age of 16 and hasn't stopped since. Nowadays he fulfils his mobile phone and gaming obsession whilst attempting to distract people from his bizarre name. Regular meetings with the Gladiators crew see Hunter often returning to work battered and bruised. Considers himself a music obsessive, was once the most highly decorated scout in the country. Fan of trousers.