BlackBerry Z3  Microsoft Lumia 640 Dual SIM 
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Excellence Score15.1N/A
Value for Money Score31.0N/A
PriceRs. 12,683 onwardsN/A
Launch Date (India)Jul, 2014Apr, 2015
Smartphone OSBlackBerry OS 10.2Windows Phone 8.1, Upgradeable to 10
Screen Resolution540x960 pixels (~ 220 pixels per inch)720x1280 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch)
Display FeaturesLCDIPS LCD, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), ClearBlack Display
Processor TypeDual CoreQuad Core
Processor NameQualcomm MSM8230 Snapdragon 400Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
4GYes (limited band support)
Camera5.0 MP8.0 MP
Secondary Camera1.1 MP0.9 MP
Expandable Memory Slotup to 32 GBup to 128 GB
Thickness9.3 mm8.8 mm
Weight164 gm145 gm
Battery Standby389 hrs840 hrs
Battery Standby (3G)N/A840 hrs
Battery Talktime15.50 hrs27.30 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G)N/A20.30 hrs
Other Battery ParametersMusic Playback Time: 84 hrs, Video Playback Time: 10 hrsMusic Playback Time: 86 hrs, WiFi Network Browsing Time: 10.9 hrs, Video Playback Time: 8.7 hrs
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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