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BlackBerry Classic BlackBerry Z10
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Launch Date (India) Jan, 2015 Feb, 2013
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Smartphone OS BlackBerry OS 10.3No updates expected BlackBerry OS 10, Upgradeable to 10.2No more updates expected
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 3.5 inches 4.2 inches
Screen Resolution 720x720 pixels (~ 291 pixels per inch) 768x1280 pixels (~ 355 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Display Features LCD LCD
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad Yes
Processor 1.5 GHz 1.5 GHz
Processor Type Dual Core Dual Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 PlusRanked #97 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks N/A
GPU Adreno 225 N/A
RAM 2 GB 2 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes
VoLTE
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB USB
Primary Camera 8.0MP 8.0MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes
Other Camera Features Backside Illumination, Continuous and Touch to Focus, Image and Video Stabilization, 5 Element F2.2 Lens, 5X Digital Zoom Continuous and touch to focus, Image Stabilization (Front and Back camera), Face Detection, HD Video Recording For Front Facing Camera, Back Side Illumination, 5-element F2.2 lens, Time Shift mode, Video Stabilization (Front Camera)
Secondary Camera 2.0MP 2.0MP
Secondary Camera Features HD Video Recording N/A
Internal Memory 16 GB 16 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 128 GB Yes
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes
Dual SIM
Thickness 10.2 mm 9 mm
Weight 178 gm 135 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 2515 mAh 1800 mAh
Battery Standby 384 hrs 408 hrs
Battery Standby (3G) 365 hrs N/A
Battery Talktime 17.20 hrs 11.00 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G) 11.20 hrs N/A
Fast Charging
Other Battery Parameters Audio Playback Time: 70 hrs, Video Playback Time: 13.7 hrs N/A
Fingerprint sensor
Other Features NFC; Noise Filtration NFC; Yes, via HDMI; BlackBerry Hub; BlackBerry World; BlackBerry Remember; Story Maker; Foursquare
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Classic design - BlackBerry holdouts will love the throwback design
  • The back has a grippy texture that feels nice to hold
  • Comfortable, accurate keyboard
  • Dedicated call controls beneath the keyboard
  • Support for Android apps
  • Good speed/performance in daily use
  • Good loudspeaker
  • Good call quality
  • Good battery life
  • Great at productivity tasks
  • Useful shortcut keys - holding down "A, " for example, brings up the Address Book
  • BlackBerry Blend allows you to fully control your phone via a PC or another device (including writing emails, BBMs, and text messages)
  • Solid build, good hand feel
  • Nice on-screen keyboard
  • Good display with high pixel density, good viewing angles, and good sunlight legibility
  • Smooth, fluid performance
  • Decent camera
  • Good call quality
  • BB10 is visually refined, and touch friendly
  • Excellent web browser
  • Good audio/video playback
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Small, cramped screen - this is not an ideal multimedia consuming smartphone
  • BlackBerry OS is not as evolved as other modern touch based operating systems like Android and iOS
  • The awkward square aspect ratio hampers all activities except composing and editing text - a lot of Android apps especially look odd in this format
  • Limited Android App support - you're largely limited to whatever's available on the Amazon Appstore
  • Android apps also tend to run a bit slow
  • Average camera
  • Chunky and heavy
  • Display tends to attract too many smudges and fingerprints
  • Initial learning curve with the BB10 OS (especially to understand the different gestures)
  • Limited 3rd party app eco-system (compared to Android or iOS) - and even the apps present are often not as full-featured as their Android/iOS counterparts
  • Average loudspeaker
  • Average battery life
  • Ordinary maps application compared to that of Google, or even Apple
  • Limited voice control service (not as 'smart' as Android's voice control, or Apple's Siri)
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