BlackBerry Q5 RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900

BlackBerry Q5 vs RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900

BlackBerry Q5

Reasons to consider the Q5

4G, BlackBerry-10
Network Faster max data speeds LTE (80 mbps) vs HSDPA (7.2 mbps) Higher theoretical max data transfer speeds over cell networks (around 3x faster)
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Screen PPI Higher PPI screen 328 PPI vs 284 PPI Around 20% crisper display of text, images and video
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 720x720 vs 480x640 Around 70% higher resolution screen
Talk time Slightly more talk time 12.3 hours vs 6.3 hours Around 2x more talk time per battery charge
Screen size Slightly larger screen 3.1"" vs 2.8"" Around 30% larger screen
Weight Slightly lighter 120 g vs 130 g Around 10% lighter
RAM Slightly more memory (RAM) 2,048 MB vs 768 MB More than 2.5x more RAM, typically more responsive and better for multitasking
RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900

Reasons to consider the BlackBerry Bold 9900

3.5G, RIM BlackBerry OS 7.0
Multitasking Runs multiple apps at once Yes vs No Switch between running apps, surf the web while talking on skype for example
Wifi Much faster wifi 802.11n (150 mbps) vs 802.11 (0 mbps) Almost the same
App store Includes the BlackBerry App World BlackBerry App World vs None Almost the same
Screen type Bright, vivid screen TFT LCD vs LCD Brighter and more vivid colour reproduction
Bluetooth Newer bluetooth support 2.1 vs 1.0 Typically faster data transfer and lower power consumption connecting to other bluetooth devices
Size Slightly smaller 66×115×11 mm vs 66×120×11 mm Around 10% smaller


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
Keyboard Have full keyboards
QWERTY keyboard
GPS Have assisted GPS
Assisted GPS
Screen PPI Sharp display of text, images and video
Q5328 PPI
BlackBerry Bold 9900284 PPI
Thickness Thin
Q511 mm
BlackBerry Bold 990010 mm
Multi-touch Both support multi-touch
Intuitive gestures such as pinch to zoom
Touchscreen type Touch sensitive screens
Easy to use with your fingers
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
FM Radio Neither have built-in FM Radios
Won't pick up any radio stations
Numeric keypad Neither has a numeric keypad
Its often harder to dial numbers with a touch screen or keyboard

Compared to recent smartphones

Pros Cons

We're not aware of any interesting pros shared by these two products.

Screen size Very small screens
BlackBerry Bold 99002.8""
Camera resolution Capture low resolution images
5 MP


RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900 BlackBerry Q5 RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900 RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900 BlackBerry Q5


Which phone do you like, and why?

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