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BlackBerry Z10 vs. iPhone 5 – Performance Comparison

After its release on January 30th BlackBerry Z10 has been the most glistering topic discussed by the mobile geeks. Being the first full touch screen Smartphone from Blackberry, the Z10 is widely being scrutinized whether it features the promised performance and how it stacks up to the rivals, especially the Apple iPhone 5. Lets checkout which one makes for a better buy for you.

Before going in detail about the performance we will go through their design features. First comes the looks in which the iPhone 5 clearly wins the battle with its sleekly metal finish. But BlackBerry 10 features a corporate oriented finish, which makes it right at home in the business world! It looks more mature and black color makes it more subtly attractive (if one can call it that way).

Specifications – The iPhone 5 runs on a dual core cortex A-15 CPU, which makes it the winner over the BB10 that’s powered by a dual core S4 CPU. But the BB10 has 2GB RAM while the iPhone has only 1GB of RAM making it more effective while multi tasking. One notable difference is that the Z10 features only 16GB of storage although it does benefit from external memory.

Display – Coming to display there is not a big difference between the two having similar size screens, uses IPS panels for wide viewing angles and are bright and have good contrast. But technically BB10 is superior with a higher pixel density of 356PPI while the iPhone 5 has just 326PPI. However, both screens look gorgeous in real world use.

Camera – Both the iPhone 5 and Z10 offers a 8 megapixel camera. The iPhone 5’s performance is pretty poor in low light and it doesn’t suit much to conquer images of moving objects. One of its advantages is the rear mounted microphone, which provides good audio in videos. The BB10 sports certain interesting and differentiated features such as the ‘Time Shift’ feature, which enable the user to separately edit the individuals in image by going back and forth in tiny fractions of time. It also has an LED flash. Once the device makes its way to market, we will know if the BB10 has issues like the purple color issue that the iPhone 5 faced.

Browser – BlackBerry 10 has a zippy browser that also supports flash, better equipped to handle HTML pages. But in the Javascript test, iPhone 5 scores higher. BlackBerry’s browser is one of the first to pass the 2 rings in the Ring mark test (a test created by Facebook to know how well a browser supports the capabilities required by a modern mobile app), which gives it an upper-hand in browsing over iPhone 5.

Software – The iPhone 5 is powered by iOS 6 which is one of the most user-friendly operating systems around meanwhile the Z10 runs on BB10, the new mobile OS by BlackBerry. Using the BB10 the user can swiftly flow between the pages without the interjection of Homepage or back buttons. It makes multitasking easier. The BlackBerry Hub, BlackBerry Balance, story maker etc obviously gives BB10 an upper-hand.

One thing that obviously makes the iPhone desirable is the Apple App Store, which has over 800,000 apps while the BlackBerry App Store has just 70,000 apps and being the new kid on the block, BB10 lacks developer attention when it comes to new apps.

Keyboard – The Z10’s keyboard is clearly the best, which is expected from BlackBerry devices. With its predictive feature it makes the typing error proof, easy and fast. One hand typing is also a lot easier with the BlackBerry Z10 and the Z10’s fluidity cannot be matched by iPhone 5.

We hope the features discussed would make you take a wise decision on choosing between iPhone 5 and BlackBerry Z10, where BlackBerry Z10 leads in performance. Those business people out there could definitely opt for BlackBerry Z10 as the fluidity in multitasking and performance would beat iPhone 5 with no doubt!

This article was written by Case Mate UK for Product Reviews For more info about Case-Mate’s BlackBerry Z10 signature case please checkout the link.

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Written by Daniel Chubb

Daniel is the CEO of Dansway Communications LTD and founder of; a top blog dedicated to breaking tech news, hands-on reviews and delivers real solutions to everyday consumer electronics hang-ups.

Daniel now spends his time keeping an eye on the latest technology and business trends. Also developing other blogs/news sites in the entertainment and business industries.

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