Difference between Blackberry Q10 and Samsung Galaxy S4

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. Samsung Galaxy S4 is the successor to the very popular Samsung Galaxy S3. The company boasts new features into a slightly smaller and sleeker design. The phone’s screen has been increased to a stunning almost 5 inches with only slight decrease in size of the phone. The screen is a full HD Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen that provides a greater resolution of 1080 pixels, almost 441ppi density.

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.

Samsung Galaxy S4 is the successor to the very popular Samsung Galaxy S3. The company boasts new features into a slightly smaller and sleeker design. The phone’s screen has been increased to a stunning almost 5 inches with only slight decrease in size of the phone. The screen is a full HD Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen that provides a greater resolution of 1080 pixels, almost 441ppi density. The weight of the phone has also been reduced to 130 g and the width of the phone has been reduced by 1mm. The phone has sharper and straighter lines with just curved edges. In terms of design it is quite similar to the S3. The chassis is made up of polycarbonate plastic and the display is highly sensitive that accepts touch through gloves. The phone is available with either the 1.6 GHz octa-core Samsung Exynos 5 processor or the 1.9 GHz Snapdragon Fusion Pro quad-core processor, depending on the market. It is available with 16/32/64 GB internal capacity options and if that is not enough it can be upgraded by another 64 GB using the SD slot. The S4 comes with 2 GB RAM, which has become a norm for smartphones these days.

The phone comes with a stunning 13 MP primary camera, a 2 MP secondary camera and HD video recording capability. The S4 runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, but it has yet to be seen if it will offer an upgrade to the new Key Lime Pie version when it is available in mid-2013. The phone is available in two colors Black Mist and White Frost, though there may be chances for other colors once the phone is available for purchasing. Now for the fun part! The phone offers brand new features that are sure to pull in some big spenders. The S4 offers hovering capabilities known as Air Wave, which allows users to swipe between screens, videos, photos without actually touching the screen. Another fun feature is the Smart Scroll and Smart Pause; Smart Scroll uses a sensor and the front camera to automatically scroll when a person is done reading a certain paragraph. The scrolling can also be controlled using tilt. Smart Pause uses the sensor to pause videos automatically when the phone senses that the person is no longer looking at the screen and then resumes when the person looks back at the screen.

Group Play is a feature that allows users to use NFC or Bluetooth to tap and transfer videos, photos, music and even engage in multiplayer games with other S4 users. There are many new camera features as well including dual camera, sound & shot, drama shot, story album, cinema photo and eraser mode. Dual camera allows users to use both the cameras at the same time including when trying to take a photo. The person taking the photo can place their face to the photo taken using the secondary camera or vice-versa. Sound & Shot feature takes 9 seconds of audio when capturing a photo. Drama Shot combines all the actions from a Burst shot into one screen. Story album enables the users to create an album using their shots and audio. Cinema photo feature allows the users to animate one portion of an image, while keeping the rest simple. Eraser Mode allows users to erase objects from the image that they do not wish to include. Other features also include S Health (users can track their diet, steps, exercises, etc.), S Translator, S Voice assistant, Galaxy S Voice Drive and Integrated Optical Reader. Samsung has yet to announce the release date and the price of the S4.

The information for the detailed table about the two phones has been taken from Blackberry website, Samsung Mobile website, knowyourmobile.com, expertreviews.co.uk and GSMArena.com.

 

Blackberry Q10

Samsung Galaxy S4

Launch Date

April 2013

Q2 of 2013

Company

Research In Motion

Samsung Corporation

Size

119.6 x 66.8 x 10.4 mm

136.6x69.8x7.9mm

Display

3.1-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen

4.99 inch Full HD Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen

Screen

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

1080 x 1920 pixels (~441 ppi pixel density)

Protection

-

Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Weight

139 grams

130 g

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - all versions

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

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

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

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 availability depends on the market.

GUI

BlackBerry Flow user interface

TouchWiz UI

CPU speed

1.5 GHz Cortex-A9 Dual-core

1.6 GHz Octa-Core Samsung Exynos 5 processor or 1.9 GHz Snapdragon Fusion Pro quad-Core processor depending on the market.

GPU

PowerVR SGX544

PowerVR SGX 544MP3

OS

BlackBerry 10 OS

Android 4.2.2  (Jelly Bean)

Chipset

TI OMAP 4470

Exynos 5 Octa 5410

RAM

2GB

2 GB

SIM Size

mircoSIM

microSIM

Internal Memory

16 GB

16/32/64 GB

Expandable Memory

Up to 64 GB

Expandable up to 64 GB

Sensors

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

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

Connectivity

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

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, EDR, LE, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go, USB Host, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, NFC, USB

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB, NFC, Infrared port.

Speed

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

HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL

WLAN

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

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

Bluetooth

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, EDR, LE

USB

microUSB v2.0

microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go, USB Host

Primary Camera

8MP 3264 x 2448 pixels

13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

Secondary Camera

2MP

2 MP, zero shutter lag, BIS

Video

[email protected]

[email protected] HD video

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
  • Dual camera
  • Sound & Shot
  • Drama shot
  • Group play
  • Story album
  • Simultaneous HD video and Image recording
  • Geo-tagging
  • Touch focus
  • Face and smile detection,
  • Image Stabilization
  • HDR
  • Cinema photo
  • Eraser mode

Sound Enhancement

-

TBA

Audio supported formats

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

MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3 /FLAC player

Video supported formats

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

MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV /H.264/H.263 player

Battery Capacity

2100 mAH removable battery

Removable Li-on 2,600 mAh battery

Talktime

3G: 13.5 hours

TBA

Standby Time

3G: 14.8 days

TBA

Available Colors

Black, White

Black Mist and White Frost

Messaging

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

SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS, MS Exchange

Browser

HTML5

HTML5, Adobe Flash

Radio

TBA

TBA

GPS

Assisted, Autonomous and Simultaneous GPS

Preloaded with BlackBerry Maps application

GLONASS support

Yes, A-GPS support and GLONASS

Java

MIDP 2.1

Yes

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
  • Air Wave
  • Tilt
  • Smart Scroll
  • Smart Pause
  • Integrated Optical Reader
  • S Health
  • S Translator
  • S Voice assistant
  • S Memo note apps
  • Galaxy S Voice Drive
  • Dropbox (50 GB storage)
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
  • SNS integration
  • Organizer
  • Image/video editor
  • Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
  • YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
  • Voice memo/dial/commands
  • Predictive text input (Swype)

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

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