Difference between Blackberry Q10 and iPhone 5

Key Difference: The BlackBerry Q10 has a 3.1-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen that allows users to access data using touch and weighs approx 139 grams. Below the screen, there is a full QWERTY keyboard that is similar to those found on the old BlackBerrys. The device is powered by 1.5 GHz Cortex-A9 Dual-core TI OMAP 4470 processor and PowerVR SGX544 GPU. The iPhone 5 is the latest innovative product of the Apple Company. They have made the new phone slicker, thinner and lighter with even more packed features. iPhone 5 supports a 4-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD screen with 640 x 1136 pixels and 16 million colors. The phone also offers safety features such as corning gorilla class as well as oleophobic coating that keep fingerprints off the front screen.

Blackberry added a new phone, Q10, to its growing line-up that is aimed at the original users as it features a full QWERTY keyboard. Separating themselves from the full-touch smartphones, the company is trying to garner attention among the users that do not have time to play with touchscreen and require keyboard for typing. However, fret not; the device is also has touch capability on its screen.

The BlackBerry Q10 has a 3.1-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen that allows users to access data using touch and weighs approx 139 grams. Below the screen, there is a full QWERTY keyboard that is similar to those found on the old BlackBerrys. The phone has a custom glass-weave black panel that can be popped off to access the battery, SIM and microSD card slots. The USB and the charging port can be found on the left side of the device, while the right side has the volume rocker and a middle button for play/pause and quickly toggling vibration mode. The Power button is placed at the top of the screen, while the mic and the loudspeaker are placed on the bottom of the device. The back of the device has the camera and the flash, which is separated from the removable back by a metal band.

The device is powered by 1.5 GHz Cortex-A9 Dual-core TI OMAP 4470 processor and PowerVR SGX544 GPU. The device comes with 2 GB RAM, 16 GB of internal storage system that can be expanded by 64 GB via SD card. The device comes with an 8MP primary camera and a 2MP secondary camera. The primary camera comes with multiple features such as 5-element F2.2 lens, Dedicated ISP (image signal processor) with 64MB frame buffer, Enhanced Super Resolution Digital Zoom (5x), 4 DOF (Degrees of freedom) video stabilization, Hybrid absorptive IR filter and Time Shift.

The company has also incorporated the features and apps that are found in the Z10 including The Hub, which 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. The phone also comes with Blackberry Balance that allows users to create multiple profiles on their phone separating their professional life from their personal life. Other included features also include LED Indicator, BlackBerry Story Maker, Universal Search, already loaded Blackberry Apps and other apps such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. The phone houses a 2100 mAH removable battery.

The Apple iPhone 5 is the successor to the company’s Apple smartphone flagship. It is one of the most popular products that have been constantly boosting the company’s sales. Though, Apple originally was assumed to have the most technologically innovative products, many other companies have stepped in to give it good competition.

The iPhone 5 is the latest innovative product of the Apple Company. They have made the new phone slicker, thinner and lighter with even more packed features. Apple claims that the iPhone 5 is 18% thinner, 20% lighter, and has 12% less overall volume compared to the iPhone 4S. iPhone 5, bigger than its predecessors, supports a 4-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD screen with 640 x 1136 pixels and 16 million colors. The phone also offers safety features such as corning gorilla class as well as oleophobic coating that keep fingerprints off the front screen. iPhone 5 comes with the latest Apple iOS 6 that is upgradeable to 6.1. It includes a 1.2 GHz dual core Apple A6 processor, PowerVR SGX543MP3 and 1GB RAM. The phone is available with non-expandable 16, 32 or 64 GB internal storage capacity.

The problem with the new OS is that many features that work only with the iOS 6 do not work in certain territories and Apple has a rolling program that it said will take time to implement across more regions. The phone can also act as a hotspot and can share internet connection over WiFi, Bluetooth, or USB. Similar to the older versions, iPhone 5 is equipped with Siri that allows the user to operate the iPhone via vocal commands. However, Siri has been improved to and supports additional features such as being able to make restaurant reservations, launch apps, make twitter updates, search the internet for queries, etc. iOS 6 features several new and/or updated apps, which includes Apple Maps and Passbook. Apple Maps has also faced hostility as it does not execute properly and has also been known to give wrong directions. The Passbook app is able to retrieve documents such as boarding passes, admission tickets, coupons and loyalty cards. The phone also offers a new charging port, which is much smaller and more compact compared to the old chargers. They will also require a converter if you want to use them with the old charger, docks and other accessories. The phone has also shifted the headphone jack to the bottom of the phone.

The information for the detailed table about the two phones has been taken from the Blackberry website, Apple website and GSMArena.com.

 

Blackberry Q10

iPhone 5

Launch Date

April 2013

September 2012

Company

Research In Motion

Apple Corporation

Size

119.6 x 66.8 x 10.4 mm

123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm

Display

3.1-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen

4.0 inches LED-backlit IPS LCD

Screen

720 x 720 pixels (~328 ppi pixel density), 16M colors

 640 x 1136 pixels, 16M colors

Protection

-

Corning Gorilla Glass, oleophobic coating

Weight

139 grams

112 g

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - all versions

CDMA 800 / 1900 - SQN100-2, SQN100-4

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - GSM A1428

CDMA 800 / 1900 / 2100 - CDMA A1429

3G Network

HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 - SQN100-1

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - SQN100-2, SQN100-3, SQN100-4

HSDPA 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - SQN100-5

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - GSM A1428

CDMA2000 1xEV-DO - CDMA A1429

4G Network

LTE 700 / 850 / 1700 / 1900 - SQN100-1, SQN100-5

LTE 700 / 1700 - SQN100-2

LTE 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2600 - SQN100-3

LTE 1900 - SQN100-4

LTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 1700 / 2100 - GSM A1428 or LTE 850 / 1800 / 2100 - GSM A1429

LTE 700 / 850 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 - CDMA A1429

GUI

BlackBerry Flow user interface

IUI

CPU speed

1.5 GHz Cortex-A9 Dual-core

1.2 GHz dual core Apple A6

GPU

PowerVR SGX544

PowerVR SGX543MP3

OS

BlackBerry 10 OS

iOS 6, upgradable to iOS 6.1

Chipset

TI OMAP 4470

Apple A6

RAM

2GB

1 GB

SIM Size

mircoSIM

nanoSIM

Internal Memory

16 GB

16/32/64 GB

Expandable Memory

Up to 64 GB

No

Sensors

Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Gyroscope, Ambient light sensor

Accelerometer, three-axis gyro, proximity, compass, ambient light sensor.

Connectivity

2G, 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot, micro-USB v2.0.

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, NFC, USB

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth and USB.

Speed

EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps, HSPA, LTE (market dependent)

DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE, 100 Mbps; EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps

WLAN

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

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

Bluetooth

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP

Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP

USB

microUSB v2.0

micro-USB 2.0.

Primary Camera

8MP 3264 x 2448 pixels

8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, check quality

Secondary Camera

2MP

1.2 MP, [email protected], face detection, FaceTime over Wi-Fi or Cellular

Video

[email protected]

[email protected], LED video light, video stabilization, geo-tagging, check quality

Camera Features

  • Autofocus rear camera
  • LED Flash
  • Geo-Tagging
  • Image Stabilization
  • Face Detection
  • 5-element F2.2 lens
  • Dedicated ISP (image signal processor) with 64MB frame buffer
  • Enhanced Super Resolution Digital Zoom (5x)
  • 4 DOF (Degrees of freedom) video stabilization
  • Hybrid absorptive IR filter
  • Time Shift mode for pinpointing and adjusting individual elements of your picture
  • Simultaneous HD video and image recording
  • Touch focus
  • Geo-tagging
  • Face detection
  • Panorama
  • HDR

Sound Enhancement

-

No

Audio supported formats

3GP, 3GP2, MP4, WMA, MP3, MKA, AAC, AMR, AWB, OGG, FLAC

Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC, HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV

Video supported formats

M4A, M4V, MOV, MKV, MPEG-4, AVI, ASF, WMV, F4V, WAV, MP2PS, MP2TS

Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

Battery Capacity

2100 mAH removable battery

Non-removable Li-Po 1440 mAh battery

Talktime

3G: 13.5 hours

Up to 8 hours on 3G

Standby Time

3G: 14.8 days

Up to 225 hours

Available Colors

Black, White

Black & Slate and White & Silver.

Messaging

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

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

Browser

HTML5

HTML (Safari)

Radio

TBA

No

GPS

Assisted, Autonomous and Simultaneous GPS

Preloaded with BlackBerry Maps application

GLONASS support

A-GPS support and GLONASS

Java

MIDP 2.1

No

Additional Features

  • SNS integration
  • HDMI port
  • BlackBerry maps
  • Organizer
  • Document viewer
  • Photo viewer
  • Voice memo/dial
  • Predictive text input
  • BlackBerry® Hub
  • Preloaded BlackBerry applications
  • Password protection and screen lock
  • BlackBerry® Balance™ technology
  • LED indicator
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • Siri natural language commands and dictation
  • iCloud cloud service
  • Twitter and Facebook integration
  • TV-out
  • Maps, iBooks PDF reader
  • Audio/video player/editor
  • Organizer
  • Document viewer
  • Image viewer/editor
  • Voice memo/dial/command
  • Predictive text input

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

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