Its obviously the biggest moment in
RIM’s BlackBerry’s history, so important, that they’ve even decided to change their name in its honour. By placing all their eggs in one basket, BlackBerry is now facing a now-or-never situation right now.
By offering a smartphone for the average users and one for its dedicated ones, it has definitely played a clever trick but the real question is how well do these smartphones fare against the competition?
We will find out in a comparison table below:
Google Nexus 4
Samsung Galaxy S III
Nokia Lumia 920
|Operating System||BlackBerry 10 OS||BlackBerry 10 OS||Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean||Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean||iOS 6.1||Microsoft Windows Phone 8|
|Display size||4.2 inches||3.1 inches||4.7 inches||4.8 inches||4 inches||4.4 inches|
|Resolution||768 x 1280 pixels||720 x 720 pixels||768 x 1280 pixels||720 x 1280 pixels||640 x 1136 pixels||768 x 1280 pixels|
|Processor||1.5 Ghz dual-core Krait||1.5 Ghz dual-core Cortex A9||1.5 Ghz quad-core Krait||1.4 Ghz quad-core Cortex A9||1.2 Ghz dual-core Apple A6||1.5 Ghz dual-core Krait|
|RAM||2 GB||2 GB||2 GB||1 GB||1 GB||1 GB|
|Memory||16 GB, expandable||16 GB, expandable||8/16GB, non-expandable||16/32/64 GB, expandable||16/32/64 GB, non expandable||32 GB non-expandable|
|Rear-camera||8mp with Full-HD video recording||8mp with Full-HD video recording||8mp with Full-HD video recording||8mp with Full-HD video recording||8mp with Full-HD video recording||8.7mp with Full HD video recording and Pureview tech|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB 2.0, NFC, dual band Wifi||Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB 2.0, NFC, Wifi-Hotspot, dual band Wifi,||Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB 2.0, NFC, dual band Wifi, Wifi Hotspot||Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB 2.0, USB-on-the-go, NFC, dual band Wifi, Wifi Hotspot||Bluetooth 4.0, Lightning dock connector, Wifi dual band, Wifi Hotspot||Bluetooth 3.1, NFC, microUSB 2.0, Wifi-dual band, Wifi-Hotspot|
|Battery||1800 mAh||1800 mAh||2100 mAh||2100 mAh||1440 mAh||2000 mAh|
As clear by the table, the two BlackBerry smartphone do some things better than their competitors but the bitter truth, however, is the fact that they don’t offer anything out-of-the-world right now.
For example, lets take Nokia Lumia 920 for instance which comes with the PureView camera technology or the iPhone 5 which comes with iOS (yes that’s an exclusive feature!… and a tall display). This might be a huge problem here but then again, its only a start (and a strong one too, we might add).
After ruling out all of the predictions (and highs and lows) though, you’ll have to conclude that its either a win or loss case for BlackBerry here. Only time will tell how well these shiny products will fare against the competition sales-wise.