BlackBerry Z10 RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900

BlackBerry Z10 vs RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900

BlackBerry Z10

Reasons to consider the Z10

4G, RIM BlackBerry OS 10.0
Bluetooth Much newer bluetooth support 4.0 vs 2.1 Typically faster data transfer and lower power consumption connecting to other bluetooth devices
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1,280x768 vs 480x640 More than 3x higher resolution screen
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)
Screen PPI Higher PPI screen 355 PPI vs 284 PPI Around 30% crisper display of text, images and video
Screen size Larger screen 4.2"" vs 2.8"" More than 2x larger screen
Camera resolution Higher resolution camera 8 MP vs 5 MP Take photos with 60% more detail for larger prints
Processor Faster processor Unknown, 1500 MHz vs QC 8655, 1200 MHz More powerful processor, snappier and more responsive (around 30% faster)
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Internal storage More internal storage 16 GB vs 8 GB 2x more internal storage, which means more music, photos and movies
Thickness Slightly thinner 9 mm vs 10 mm More than 10% thinner
Talk time Slightly more talk time 10 hours vs 6.3 hours Around 60% more talk time per battery charge
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
Keyboard Has a full keyboard QWERTY keyboard vs None Almost the same
Screen type Bright, vivid screen TFT LCD vs LCD Brighter and more vivid colour reproduction


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
GPS Have assisted GPS
Assisted GPS
Thickness Thin
Z109 mm
BlackBerry Bold 990010 mm
Screen PPI Sharp display of text, images and video
Z10355 PPI
BlackBerry Bold 9900284 PPI
Multi-touch Both support multi-touch
Intuitive gestures such as pinch to zoom
Touchscreen type Touch sensitive screens
Easy to use with your fingers
Wifi Both have fairly fast wifi support
802.11n (150 mbps)
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
App store App store(s) have fewer apps than some
BlackBerry App World
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.

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


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