Best gadget reviews this week: May 20th – 24th

Wipe away the Xbox One-flavoured tears and let this week's finest gadget tests put that smile back on your face

Anyone for a side of zero hype gadgets with your main course of Xbox One disappointment/elation? The devices we've been testing this week might not have enraged half the internet but that doesn't make them any less worthy in our eyes.

The messaging wonder that is the BlackBerry Q10 gets its video close-up, Metro: Last Light thoroughly depresses us and Sony's Xperia Tablet Z arrives to flaunt its skinny, waterproof build in the faces of lesser tablets. Plus the Fuji X20 fights back for that coveted Top Compact Camera Spot which Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-HX50 claimed in style last week. 

Sony Xperia Tablet Z review


Stuff Says: If your heart is set on Sony to match your living room set-up or the waterproofing angle is a big deal, this thin, light Android all-rounder won't disappoint. But at that price, next to the iPad and brilliantly priced Google Nexi, the Xperia Tablet Z can't compete. Look out for a video review next week. 

Read it now: Sony Xperia Tablet Z review by Sophie Charara 

The Rivals: Apple iPad 4Google Nexus 10Asus Transformer Pad InfinityMicroosoft Surface RT 

Stuff: 4 stars 

The Telegraph: 3.5 stars

PhoneArena: 9/10  

T3: 4 stars 

Metro: Last Light review

£35 (PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360) 

Stuff Says: It might lack a funny bone but this is one grim, underground trip you won't forget. For those willing to dive into the dark tunnels of this post-apocalyptic adventure there's a rewarding – if often mentally exhausting – game to savour. 

Read it now: Metro: Last Light review by Tristan Donovan

The Rivals: Tomb RaiderBioshock InfiniteFar Cry 3Dishonored

Stuff: 4 stars 

GameSpot: 9/10 

Eurogamer: 7/10 

IGN: 7.2/10

BlackBerry Q10 video review


Stuff Says: This is the smartphone the BlackBerry faithful have been waiting for and it definitely delivers. It's BlackBerry's first QWERTY resurrection for true die-hard fans who don't care about speedy processors and big screens but place multi-tasking, communication and efficiency above all else. 

Watch it nowBlackBerry Q10 video review by Lucy Hedges 

The Rivals: BlackBerry Z10HTC OneSamsung Galaxy S4Sony Xperia Z

Fujifilm FinePix X20 review


Stuff Says: As a luxury second camera the X20 is hard to resist and so long as you've got a fallback option for those days when there's no time for chin-stroking, this superb enthusiast's camera will become a faithful friend. 

Read it now: Fujifilm FinePix X20 review by Tony Horgan 

The Rivals: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50Canon PowerShot S110Sony RX100