Difference between Nokia Lumia 920 and BlackBerry Z10

Key difference: One of the first smartphones under the brand is the Nokia Lumia 920. The Nokia Lumia 920 was one of the first phones to be developed running on Windows Phone 8. It was launched in November 2012 as its flagship phone. The Blackberry Z10 is the latest smartphone that has been released in January 2013 by Research in Motion. Both phone aim to fight the Android invasion.

Nokia is a Finland-based multinational communications and information technology corporation. Nokia’s phones have been famously known as being simple and durable. In 2012, it was the world’s second largest mobile phone maker by unit sales, following Samsung. However, the sales of Nokia have been decreasing as more and more of the market shifts towards smartphones such as iPhones and Androids. In an attempt to offset their decreasing sales, Nokia tied up with Microsoft to release its own line of smartphones, the Nokia Lumia running on Windows Phone Operating Software.

One of the first smartphones under the brand is the Nokia Lumia 920. The Nokia Lumia 920 was one of the first phones to be developed running on Windows Phone 8. It was launched in November 2012 as its flagship phone. At the same time, Nokia launched Nokia Lumia 820, as a slightly cheaper alternative to the Nokia Lumia 920.

Nokia Lumia 920 has a 4.5 inch display with a resolution of 768 x 1280 pixels. It is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait and a 1 GB RAM. The phone has 8 GB internal memory and an external memory expandable up to 64 GB. It features an 8 MP primary camera with a resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels. It also has a 1.3 MP front-facing secondary camera.

The phone is available in a variety of bright colors, such as black, gray, red, yellow, and white. The newest and most distinguishing feature of the Lumia 920 is that the phone is capable of wireless charging. However, the wireless charging mat is not included with the phone and has to be purchased separately.

The device has been criticized as being heavy and bulky. Another issue with the phone, in fact all the Windows phones, is that it comes with the Internet Explorer browser built-in, which can be quite lagging at times, and the phones do not support any other browsers. Furthermore, the collection of apps available on Windows is quite limited, especially as compared to the apps available for Android and Apple.

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 Nokia website, the Blackberry website, digitaltrends.com, and GSMArena.com.

 

Nokia Lumia 920

BlackBerry Z10

Launch Date

November 2012

January 2013

Company

Nokia

Research In Motion

Size

130.3 x 70.8 x 10.7 mm, 99 cc (5.13 x 2.79 x 0.42 in)

130 x 65.6 x 9 mm

Display

IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

 Capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Screen

768 x 1280 pixels, 4.5 inches (~332 ppi pixel density)

768 x 1280 pixels, 4.2 inches (~355 ppi pixel density) 

Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass 2 -  PureMotion HD+ ClearBlack display

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

Weight

185 g (6.53 oz)

137.5 g (4.83 oz)

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - RM-821, RM-820

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - all versions

3G Network

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - RM-821, RM-820

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

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 - STL100-2

4G Network

LTE 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 - RM-821

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

GUI

Windows Phone 8

Blackberry UI

CPU speed

Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait

1.5 GHz Dual-core Krait

GPU

Adreno 225

Adreno 225

OS

Microsoft Windows Phone 8

BlackBerry 10 OS

Chipset

Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon

Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon

RAM

1 GB RAM

2 GB RAM

SIM Size

Micro-SIM

Micro-SIM

Internal Memory

32 GB

16 GB

Expandable Memory

No

Up to 64 GB

Sensors

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

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

Connectivity

Micro-USB charging connector, 3.5 mm audio connector, Micro-USB-B connector, USB 2.0, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi, NFC, Wi-Fi Channel bonding

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

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB, NFC

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, NFC and USB

Speed

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

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

WLAN

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

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

Bluetooth

Yes, v3.1 with A2DP, EDR

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, LE

USB

microUSB v2.0

microUSB v2.0.

Primary Camera

8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels

8 megapixel auto-focus camera

Secondary Camera

Yes, 1.3 MP, 720p@30fps

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

Video

Yes, 1080p@30fps, video stabilization

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

Camera Features

Carl Zeiss optics, optical image stabilization, autofocus, dual-LED flash, PureView technology, geo-tagging, touch focus

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

Mono with high dynamics, Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

No

Audio supported formats

Codecs: MP3, AMR-WB, AMR-NB, WMA 10 Pro, WMA 9, AAC LC, AAC+/HEAAC, eAAC+/HEAACv2

Audio playback file formats: ASF, MP4, AAC, AMR, MP3, M4A, WMA, 3GP, 3G2

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

Video supported formats

Video playback codecs: VC-1, H.264/AVC, H.263, MPEG-4

Video playback file formats: MP4, WMV, 3GP, M4V

Video recording formats: MP4/H.264

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

Battery Capacity

Non-removable Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery (BP-4GW)

Li-Ion 1800 mAh battery

Stand-by

Maximum 3G standby time: 460 h

Up to 13 days (312 hours)

Talk time

Maximum 2G talk time: 18.6 h

Maximum 3G talk time: 10.8 h

 

Up to 10 hours (3G)

Available Colors

Black, Gray, Red, Yellow, White

Black, white

Messaging

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

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

Browser

HTML5

HTML5

Radio

No

No

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS

Yes, with A-GPS support

Java

No

MIDP 2.1

Additional Features

  • SNS integration
  • 7GB free SkyDrive storage
  • Document viewer/editor
  • Video/photo editor
  • Voice memo/command/dial
  • Predictive text input
  • Personal information management features: Calculator, Clock, Calendar, Phonebook, Fixed dialling number, Social networks in Phonebook, OneNote, Wallet, Family Room, Kid's Corner
  • Business apps: Adobe acrobat reader free download, Lync (Corporate IM) free download, Office: Excel, Word, Powerpoint, OneNote, SkyDrive storage for documents and notes
  • Document formats supported: Excel, PDF, Word, Powerpoint
  • Sync type: Exchange ActiveSync, Windows companion app, Mac companion app
  • Sync content: Calendar, To-do list, Video, Pictures, Music, Contacts
  • Game features: DirectX 11, Touch UI, XBox-Live Hub
  • SNS integration
  • HDMI port
  • BlackBerry maps
  • Organizer
  • Document viewer
  • Photo viewer
  • Voice memo/dial
  • Predictive text input
  • Pre-loaded apps

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

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