Compare Samsung Galaxy S3 (Gs3) vs new Blackberry Z10 and Apple iPhone 5 and Review the Specs Charts and Features of these three best smartphones of 2013.
Here comes the new BlackBerry Z10 based on Research In Motion's BB10 OS, competing with the most popular handsets on the market, Samsung Galaxy S3 and Apple iPhone 5 that represent two of the best mobile phones from Android and iOS platforms.
Galaxy S3 vs Blackberry Z10 vs iPhone 5 Price Review
BlackBerry Z10 price in US with plan is estimated to be around $150, while BlackBerry Z10 price in India is stated around Rs.35,000. An iPhone 5 will cost you more, holding price tags of Rs 45,500, Rs 52,500 and Rs 59,500 for 16GB, 32GB and 64GB variants. While Samsung Galaxy S3, already present in Indian market is priced at Rs 31,900 and Rs 34,900 for 16GB and 32GB variants respectively.
Samsung GS3 vs BlackBerry Z10 vs iPhone 5 Specs chart is here under. You can see a list of specs for the new BlackBerry Z10, which are set among two of the best and most popular smartphones from Apple, Samsung. To have a quick look at how other flagship phones compare to what newly introduced RIM's BB10 based Z10 check this out:
Samsung GS3 vs Blackberry Z10 vs iPhone 5 Specs Chart
BB Z10's processor and RAM indicate it will be able to keep up with the computing power of its competition. The ability to connect to 4G LTE networks is a must now, a7nd the Z10 meets the need.
You can see that 4.2 high definition pixel dense inches screen size for the BlackBerry Z10 is mid-range and might appeal to the ones who think the Apple iPhone 5 with 4 inches screen is too small and Samsung Galaxy S3 with 4.8 inches display is too big.Design, Dimensions and Weight
BlackBerry Z10 carriers a dimension of 130 x 65.6 x 9 mm and weighs around 135 grams, whereas Galaxy S3 packs a dimension of 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm and weighs in at 133 grams while the slimmer and lighter iPhone 5 measures 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm and weighs around 112 grams.
Display Screen and Resolution
In this segment, Z10 boasts a 4.2 inch capacitive touchscreen display with 1280 x 768 pixel resolution, Galaxy S3 has a larger 4.8 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display with 1280 x 720 pixel resolution and iPhone 5 comes with a 4 inch LED-backlit IPS capacitive touchscreen display with 1136 x 640 pixel resolution.
In terms of camera optics, all the three handsets come with an 8MP rear camera, however, iPhone 5 scores more with the iSight camera technology, which includes features like backside illumination, spatial noise reduction, dynamic low-light mode and faster photo capture.
When it comes to front camera for video calling, Z10 has 2MP front 3X zooming camera, whereas, Galaxy S3 has 1.9MP camera and iPhone 5 has a 1.3MP secondary camera.
While Z10 comes powered with a 1.5GHz dual core Snapdragon processor, Galaxy S3 and iPhone 5 score over the former with an extra core. As S3 has a quad core Exynos 4412 Quad chipset and the sixth generation Apple iPhone is equipped with an Apple A6 chip that uses a quad core ARM Cortex A9 processor.
Memory and Storage Capacity
Speaking of memory capacity, Z10 has 16GB internal storage, 2GB RAM and a micro SD card slot up to 32 GB. Galaxy S3 comes with 16GB/32GB internal storage, 2GB RAM and a micro SD card slot, however, iPhone 5 has 16GB/32GB/64GB and 1GB RAM. It is to be noted that iPhone 5 does not include a micro SD card for expandable memory support.
Detailing on connectivity features, Z10 and Galaxy S3 come with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC and 4G LTE, but the former does comes with a mini HDMI port which is not present in S3. On the other hand, iPhone 5 has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 4G LTE, however lacks NFC and mini HDMI port both.
Z10 comes with a removable 1,800 mAh battery of undisclosed decent backup, Galaxy S3 is loaded with a bigger 2,100 mAh battery delivering 11.5 hours talk time and iPhone 5 has a Li-Po battery offering up to 8 hours talk time.
Obviously, the above Samsung GS3 vs Blackberry Z10 vs iPhone 5 specs chart comparison just shows hardware specs and does not review the operating system features. On part of hardware specs, these all seems pretty equal, except HDMI microHDMI, NFC differences. Optical zoom is better, but again, more losses for iPhone5 than wins. Samsung GS3 looks good too. Overall, from hardware specs comparison point of view, BlackBerry Z10 seemss reasonably well
However, seeing how BlackBerry 10 OS stacks up against iOS and Android will come down to actually experiencing it, but what we know looks promising. With features like BlackBerry Flow, the improved BBM, and the Time Shift camera function, it appears BlackBerry is up for the fight.
Android vs BB10 vs iOS 6.1
This is an important aspect as all the three handsets loaded with rival operating systems. Z10 is a BlackBerry 10 based smartphone, Galaxy S3 is based on Android 4.0.4 ICS and is upgradeable to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean while iPhone 5 is based on iOS 6 and is upgradeable to iOS 6.1.
When it comes to feature enhancements, BlackBerry 10 OS comes with new features and improvements including BlackBerry Hub, BlackBerry Flow, BBM, BlackBerry Balance, Story Maker, BlackBerry Remember, BlackBerry Safeguard and BlackBerry World.
On the other hand, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS has features such as Project Butter, which offers faster, smoother and responsive performance, on-screen navigation buttons, expandable and contractible Android notifications, re-sizable App Widgets functionality, high resolution contact photos, Android Beam app and more.
At the same time, iOS 6.1 update released a couple of days back has new features including 4G LTE support for more carriers, iTunes Match subscribers can download individual songs from iCloud, button to reset Advertising Identifier, improved Apple Passbook, tweaks to Safari, reworked music playback controls from lock screen and back-end changes in the mapping software of Apple.
The OS features are key to success for a smartphone. Apple iOS 6.1 and Android 4.0 ICS are good but Blackberry BB10 look way cool and likely to catch on. We guess that Google is pretty comfortable with it's Android share and marginal lead in the smartphone operating system market. We fear that Apple iOS might be the in this mounting smartphone war, but it will still keep making money good enough. Here is a BB10 vs WP8 comparison you can check out to see how new Blackberry 10 vs Windows Phone 8 competition looks like.
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