Difference between Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra and Blackberry Z10

Key difference: The Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra features a 4.65 inch HD AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The phone is powered by Dual-core 1.2 GHz processor on a MediaTek MTK 6577 and 1 GB of RAM. The phone has a width of 6.45mm, which has led the company to tout it as the thinnest smartphone on the market. The Blackberry Z10 is the latest smartphone that has been released in January 2013 by Research in Motion. If supports a 1.5 GHz Dual-core Krait, 2GB RAM with 16 GB internal storage capacity and expandable capacity up to 64 GB.

Alcatel-Lucent is a global telecommunications equipment company based in Paris, France. It is best known for providing telecommunications solutions to service providers, enterprises, and governments around the world. In addition, they also focus on fixed phones, mobile phones, converged networking hardware, IP technologies, software, and services.

Among its many series of phones, one is the Alcatel One Touch, which is an Android based smartphone series. Some of the newest phones under the series are the Alcatel One Touch Idol, Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra and Alcatel One Touch Idol X.

The Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra features a 4.65 inch HD AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The phone is powered by Dual-core 1.2 GHz processor on a MediaTek MTK 6577 and 1 GB of RAM. The phone runs on Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean).  Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra also features an 8 MP primary camera with digital zoom and LED flash, as well as 1.3 MP secondary front-facing camera for video calls. The phone comes with 16GB of internal storage, of which 13.3 GB is available to the user. The device also supports MicroSD to expand external usage up to 32 GB.

The phone has a width of 6.45mm, which has led the company to tout it as the thinnest smartphone on the market. However, to get this accolade of the ‘thinnest smartphone’, the device has had to compromise on some matters, such as the phone does not feature an audio jack. The phone does come with a USB to 3.5 mm jack adapter, which means that the USB port doubles as an audio port.

The Blackberry Z10 is the latest smartphone that has been released in January 2013 by Research in Motion. The phone is powered by the company’s BB10 and is believed to be the company’s latest attempts to capture the smartphone market. The Z10 is a bar phone that is available with a 4.2 inch capacitive touch screen that has approximately 355 ppi pixel density, providing a clear and sharp display. The phone is also light in weight and perfect for one-hand operation. If supports a 1.5 GHz Dual-core Krait, 2GB RAM with 16 GB internal storage capacity and expandable capacity up to 64 GB. The Z10 has an 8MP auto-focus camera along with 2MP front-facing camera for video conferencing. The camera offers a new Time Shift mode that allows users to pinpoint and adjust individual elements of a picture.

The users can interact with the OS using gestures such as swipe, tap, pinch, and reverse pinch. The phone comes with a few new features such as Hub, Balance, Story Maker and Remember. The Hub is a screen that is available by swiping left after the first menu page and task switcher and it is creates a single point where the user can check all updates from SMS, e-mail to facebook notifications. It also offers the users to post messages, update twitter, facebook and any other services. BlackBerry Balance is a feature that allows people to separate their work life from their personal life. It allows easy access to creating two separate profiles, where work related and personal related profiles can be kept separate and maintained. Story Maker is an app that allows users to create a story by selecting photos and an audio clip to go along with it. The app will automatically create a video and will also include effects.

The new keyboard on the Z10 has an adaptive feature that learns as the user types words and also suggests future words that can be used making typing e-mails and messages easier. Many reviews do state that one of the downfalls of the phone is the camera as well as lack of apps. The camera is not as sharp as it could be and the phone does not offer many apps in the BlackBerry World store.

The information for the detailed table about the two phones has been taken from the Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra website, the Blackberry website and GSMArena.com.

 

Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra

BlackBerry Z10

Launch Date

Q2 2013

January 2013

Company

Alcatel

Research In Motion

Size

134.4 x 68.5 x 6.5 mm (5.29 x 2.70 x 0.26 in)

130 x 65.6 x 9 mm

Display

4.65 inches HD AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

4.2 inches capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Screen

720 x 1280 pixels, (~316 ppi pixel density)

768 x 1280 pixels, (~355 ppi pixel density)

Protection

Corning Glass – Oleophobic coating

Password protection, screen lock, and sleep mode, BlackBerry Balance offering dedicated profiles to keep work and personal data separate and secure.

Weight

115 g (4.06 oz)

137.5 g (4.83 oz)

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - all versions

3G Network

HSDPA 900 / 2100

HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - STL100-1

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 - STL100-2

4G Network

No

LTE 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2600 - STL100-2

GUI

Custom UI

Blackberry UI

CPU speed

Dual-core 1.2 GHz

1.5 GHz Dual-core Krait

GPU

-

Adreno 225

OS

Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean)

BlackBerry 10 OS

Chipset

MTK 6577

Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon

RAM

1 GB RAM

2 GB RAM

SIM Size

Micro-SIM

microSIM

Internal Memory

16 GB (13.3 GB user available)

16 GB

Expandable Memory

Yes, microSD up to

Up to 64 GB

Sensors

Proximity sensor, Light sensor, G-sensor, E-compass

Accelerometer, magnetometer, proximity sensor, gyroscope, ambient light sensor

Connectivity

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct Hotspot, USB Modem Tethering: Plug and Play, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro USB 2.0 high speed, GPS with A-GPS

Wi-Fi, 2G, 3G, 4G, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 and microUSB 2.0.

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, NFC and USB

Speed

HSPA: 7.2Mbps downlink, 5.76 Mbps uplink

HSDPA 21 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps; LTE, EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, hot spot, Wi-fi direct

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual band

Bluetooth

V4.0

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, LE

USB

Micro USB 2.0 high speed

microUSB v2.0.

Primary Camera

8 MP,  LED Flash

8 megapixel auto-focus camera

Secondary Camera

1.3 MP, HD 720p

2 megapixel fixed-focus camera with image and video stabilization, 3x digital zoom and 720p HD video recording

Video

[email protected]

1080p HD video recording with 4 DOF (Degrees of freedom) video stabilization

Camera Features

Digital Zoom, LED Flash, Face and smile detection, Photographic filters, Panoramic and Matrix Style Pictures

Back Side Illumination for better low-light performance, 5-element F2.2 lens, Dedicated ISP (image signal processor) with 64MB frame buffer, Flash, continuous and touch to focus, image stabilization, Enhanced Super Resolution Digital Zoom (5x), Time Shift mode for pinpointing and adjusting individual elements of your picture

Sound Enhancement

HD Sound enhancer

No

Audio supported formats

AAC, AAC+, AAC Enhanced, WB AMR, MP3, Midi

3GP, 3GP2, WMA, MP3, MKA, AAC, AMR, F4V, WAV, MP2PS, MP2TS, AWB, OGG, FLAC

Video supported formats

H.263, MPWG4, H.264

M4A, M4V, MOV, MP4, MKV, MPEG-4, AVI, ASF, WMV,

Battery Capacity

Lithium-ion 1820 mAh

Li-Ion 1800 mAh battery

Stand-by

2G: 700h

3G: 400h

Up to 13 days (312 hours)

Talk time

2G: 16h

3G: 8.5h

Up to 10 hours (3G)

Available Colors

Black, Flash Red, Flash Yellow, Green, Blue, Pink

Black, white

Messaging

SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM

SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM, BBM 6

Browser

HTML

HTML5

Radio

Stereo FM radio with RDS

No

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS support

Yes, with A-GPS support

Java

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

MIDP 2.1

Additional Features

  • Thinnest phone ever
  • No 3.5 mm audio jack, contain USB-to-audio jack adapter
  • Water repellent technology (P2i)
  • SNS integration
  • Document viewer
  • Photo viewer/editor
  • Organizer
  • Voice memo
  • Predictive text input
  • SNS integration
  • HDMI port
  • BlackBerry maps
  • Organizer
  • Document viewer
  • Photo viewer
  • Voice memo/dial
  • Predictive text input
  • Pre-loaded apps

Image Courtesy: alcatelonetouch.com, us.blackberry.com

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