BlackBerry Z10 vs. Apple iPhone 5 Comparison Review Specs and Features

Apple iPhone 5 or BlackBerry Z10?

The BlackBerry's new Z10 smartphone brings many new features that are not available on Apple's iPhone 5 or even the Samsung Galaxy S3. But when is the last time you saw someone using a BlackBerry outside of a corporate office?

Apple's latest phone the iPhone 5 and the newly launched BlackBerry Z10 are surprisingly comparable and going by specs, BlackBerry Z10 is technically powerful than the iPhone 5 with double the amount of RAM.

Adam Leach, principal analyst at Ovum says: "The BlackBerry 10 platform offers a differentiated user experience in today's crowded and homogenous smartphone market. The BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 will stand out from the Android masses and look distinct from Apple's iPhone. The user experience of BlackBerry 10 introduces some nice new features but importantly, builds on BlackBerry's UI heritage and therefore will certainly appeal to the existing BlackBerry users."

The challenge for BlackBerry Z10 will be to attract new users and those that have already moved to popular alternative smartphones such as the iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S3.



The Z10 may resemble the iPhone 5 more than any other non-Apple handset. BlackBerry’s phone is a bit larger, though, in every dimension. Its height and width differences are negligible, but the Z10 is 18 percent thicker.


The Z10 is also much heavier than the iPhone 5. But as the iPhone 5 is still one of the lightest phones around, the BlackBerry isn’t uncommonly heavy.


The BlackBerry Z10’s display is slightly larger, and packs more pixels. You could argue that anything over about 330 pixels per inch (PPI) is overkill, but an ultra-close examination of the Z10 would, nonetheless, reveal a sharper display.


On paper, both CPUs look similar. The Z10’s chip is similar (or identical?) to the Snapdragon processors in the Lumia 920, Motorola Razr HD, and HTC One X. It should pack plenty of punch for anything available in BlackBerry World.


The Z10 has the edge in Random-access Memory (RAM), with 2 GB next to the iPhone’s 1 GB.


While Apple sells the iPhone 5 in multiple storage models, BlackBerry only sells the Z10 in one 16 GB flavor. Unlike the iPhone, though, you can add (up to) 32GB 64GB more with a microSD card. (Thanks Eric Josue for the GB correction!)


Both phones ride speedy LTE networks. If your local carrier doesn’t yet provide LTE, both handsets also support HSPA+ (faster than 3G, but not LTE) and 3G networks.


Both phones sport 8-megapixel rear shooters, while the Z10 has a higher-resolution 2 MP front camera.

The Z10’s BlackBerry 10 camera app also has a cool feature called Time Shift, which snaps still frames before and after you snap your pic. You can then scroll back and forward in the timeline to find the perfect shot.


The Z10 continues to look good on paper. Its battery is higher-capacity than the iPhone's. Unlike Apple's, it's also removable: great for business customers on the go. Just remember that many other factors determine actual battery life. 


(Source Via: William Shanklin GizMag)

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