Now that the company formerly known as Research in Motion (RIM), now simply known as BlackBerry, has unveiled its new flagship mobile – the BlackBerry Z10 – the question as to how it matches up to other flagship mobiles offered by other brands has been raised.
Driven by BlackBerry’s new BB10 mobile operating system, below is a quick take on the specifications and features of the Z10, compared against Samsung’s Galaxy S3.
With a screen measuring 4.2 inches, the Z10 is significantly smaller than the Galaxy S3’s 4.8 inch AMOLED display, but it does beat the S3’s screen resolution by less than a hundred pixels (S3:1280 x 720, Z10: 1280 x 768).
Powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, the Z10’s 2 gig RAM matches with the S3’s, but this doesn’t come as a fair comparison point given that the S3 is powered by a quad-core processor with a Mali-400 GPU.
With both mobiles sporting 8 Megapixel cameras, the imaging capacities of the Z10 and the S3 can be jotted down as a tie, but as everyone knows how valuable storage is when talking about capturing HD videos, the absence of a 64GB Z10 comes as a downside for the device, since it is only available in 32GB storage versions.
Both the S3 and the Z10, however, come with support for microSD cards, which can be utilized as additional data storage mount points.
In paper, it is apparent that the Galaxy S3 proves to offer more value-added features to users, given that it does come with a powerful processor and a dedicated GPU. But the Z10 does come with the new BB10 mobile operating system, which is calibrated to maximize the enhanced utilization of its system’s resources.
The question now is if there are enough applications designed for the BB10 platform, which obviously looses to the apps available for Android.