BlackBerry Z3  Microsoft Lumia 640 Dual SIM 
BlackBerry Z3 Microsoft Lumia 640 Dual SIM
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Excellence Score
13.9
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Value for Money Score
46.8
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Price Rs. 6,989 onwards N/A
Launch Date (India) Jul, 2014 Apr, 2015
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS BlackBerry OS 10.2 Windows Phone 8.1, Upgradeable to 10
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5 inches 5 inches
Screen Resolution 540x960 pixels (~ 220 pixels per inch) 720x1280 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch)
Display Features LCD IPS LCD, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), ClearBlack Display
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.2 GHz 1.2 GHz
Processor Type Dual Core Quad Core
Processor Name Qualcomm MSM8230 Snapdragon 400 Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
GPU Adreno 305 Adreno 305
RAM 1.5 GB 1 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes (limited band support)
VoLTE
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 5.0 MP 8.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features Continuous and Touch to Focus, Image Stabilization 1/4" Sensor Size, 4X Digital Zoom, F/2.2 Aperture, Backside-illuminated Image Sensor, Dynamic Flash, Rich Capture, Video Recording Features - Video Zoom, Continuous Auto-Focus, Video Light
Secondary Camera 1.1 MP 0.9 MP
Secondary Camera Features HD Video Recording HD Video Recording, F/2.2 Aperture
Internal Memory 8 GB 8 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 32 GB up to 128 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM
Thickness 9.3 mm 8.8 mm
Weight 164 gm 145 gm
Battery Capacity 2500 mAh 2500 mAh
Battery Standby 389 hrs 840 hrs
Battery Standby (3G) N/A 840 hrs
Battery Talktime 15.50 hrs 27.30 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A 20.30 hrs
Fast Charging
Other Battery Parameters Music Playback Time: 84 hrs, Video Playback Time: 10 hrs Music Playback Time: 86 hrs, WiFi Network Browsing Time: 10.9 hrs, Video Playback Time: 8.7 hrs
Fingerprint sensor
Other Features Screen Reader for users with vision loss; Magnify for users with partial vision; NFC; Yes, via HDMI; Noise Filtration; Dropbox; Evernote Display Features - Sunlight Readability Enhancements, Easy to Clean, Lumia Color Profile; DLNA; Peer-to-Peer Sharing - Lumia Beamer, Lumia Storyteller, Play To DLNA app, Neighbor Aware Networks (NAN); Noise Filtration; Exchangeable Covers; OneDrive (30 GB cloud storage); Navigation Apps - HERE Drive+, HERE Maps, HERE Transit; Imaging Apps - Lumia Camera, Lumia Refocus, Lumia Selfie, Lumia Moments; MixRadio
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Beautiful, premium design
  • Impeccable build quality
  • Feels good in hand
  • Decent on-screen keyboard with useful Hinglish, and Swipe-to-autocomplete features
  • Good for hardcore email and messaging
  • BlackBerry hub is useful as a central place for messages
  • Apart from native BlackBerry apps, you can also install a large number of Android apps
  • Decent battery life
  • Good build quality
  • Matte finish curved back provides good grip
  • Very good display - great contrast levels, good brightness levels, and decent viewing angles
  • Slick, minimalist Windows Phone interface
  • Decent speed/performance in daily use
  • Decent camera quality in well-let conditions
  • Very good call quality
  • Very good loudspeaker
  • Very good audio quality
  • Good battery life
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • BlackBerry OS 10 is not as simple or intuitive as Android/iOS/Windows phone, and takes quite a bit of time and effort to get used to
  • The gesture centric UI means that you have to move your thumb quite a lot over the large screen which takes longer and requires more effort than a simple button press would have
  • BBM today simply isn't the powerful draw it once was, with a plethora of messaging apps around
  • Voice search and command features aren't as capable as Apple's Siri or Google's voice search
  • Phone internal storage is not accessible from a PC without using BlackBerry's included desktop software (only microSD card is accessible)
  • Average camera
  • Occasionally laggy performance
  • Built-in speaker is pretty loud and works well for voice, but music is just too thin and tinny
  • Low screen resolution means the video watching experience is not that great
  • Windows Phone app ecosystem continues to lag behind Android and iOS
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