BlackBerry Z10: Review of battery life and performance

 

By Posted 30 Jan 2013, 22:40

If we were to go back several years the likes of the UK had to wait for the release of a new handset, while the US got to enjoy it for a few months before hand. However, times have changed and it’s nice to know that the new BlackBerry Z10 will be released in the UK tomorrow, while those across the pond will have to wait until March, although some would say that those in the UK are being used as Guinea Pigs to iron out any flaws before it hits the larger market. There is to be a white version for all UK carriers, but a Verizon exclusive in the US.

Going back to the handset itself, this is going to be make or break for RIM (sorry BlackBerry now) because the new range of BB10 devices really need to prove that they have what it takes to compete with rival products because the Canadian phone maker has not had the kind if success that they were used to in years. We’ll no doubt be looking at the Z10 and see how this new all-important model compares to other smartphones, as well as the other range of BB10 devices.

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A recent BlackBerry Z10 review of battery life and performance proved very interesting because it looks at how well the battery performs when compared to the iPhone 5 and the Galaxy S3. Firstly though a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and a massive 2GB of RAM power the Z10, which some would suggest is 6 months out of date – although we’ll let you decide.

However, it’s the smoothness of the new OS that helps to keep things running sweet, and while some would say that the Z10 does not have the backing of a multitude of apps like Apple, you have to remember that a huge percentage of those on the App Store don’t deserve to be there. In a SunSpider JavaScript benchmark it shows that the BlackBerry Z10 was twice as slow as the iPhone 5.

As for battery life the Z10 was able to play eight hours and 11 minutes of video footage on a loop at a fixed brightness. The Samsung Galaxy S3 managed an hour more and the iPhone 5 three hours more. While there is far more to the Z10 than just battery and a small performance test, it is not a good start.

BlackBerry Z10- review of battery life and performance

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000769591011 Nick Anteau

    im fine with a dual core processor as long as it has good battery life. the rule is quad core + mediocre battery life or dual core + amazing battery life. not dual core + mediocre battery life….

  • Jonathan

    If CPU is an issue than what about iPhone’s 1.2GHz dual core 1GB versus BB 1.5GHz dual core 2GB?

    And this sunspider javascript issue was on the dev Alphas which were underclocked to 1GHz. Do you have a production model? Seems like you should if you are going to write a critical review.

    Otherwise I question what financial interests you have in the other competitors.