BlackBerry Z10 RIM BlackBerry Torch 9850

BlackBerry Z10 vs RIM BlackBerry Torch 9850

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 Significantly higher resolution screen 1280x768 vs 800x480 More than 2.5x higher resolution screen
GPS Has an assisted GPS Assisted GPS vs GPS Assisted GPS can pinpoint your location much faster
Screen PPI Significantly higher PPI screen 355 PPI vs 251 PPI More than 40% crisper display of text, images and video
Internal storage Significantly more internal storage 16 GB vs 3.9 GB More than 4x more internal storage, which means more music, photos and movies
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Network Faster max data speeds LTE (80 mbps) vs 1xEV-DO rev. A (3.1 mbps) Higher theoretical max data transfer speeds over cell networks (around 6.5x faster)
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)
Thickness Thinner 9 mm vs 12 mm More than 20% thinner
Screen size Larger screen 4.2" vs 3.7" Around 30% larger screen
Size Slightly smaller 65x130x9 mm vs 62x120x11 mm More than 10% smaller
Talk time Slightly more talk time 10 hours vs 6.8 hours Around 50% more talk time per battery charge
RIM BlackBerry Torch 9850

Reasons to consider the BlackBerry Torch 9850

3G, RIM BlackBerry OS 7.0
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
Screen PPI Sharp display of text, images and video
Z10:355 PPI
BlackBerry Torch 9850:251 PPI
Multi-touch Both support multi-touch
Intuitive gestures such as pinch to zoom
Wifi Both have fairly fast wifi support
802.11n (150 mbps)
Thickness Thin
Z10:9 mm
BlackBerry Torch 9850:12 mm
Touchscreen type Touch sensitive screens
Easy to use with your fingers
Camera resolution Capture very high resolution images
Z10:8 MP
BlackBerry Torch 9850:5 MP
Screen resolution High resolution screens
BlackBerry Torch 9850:800x480
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
Processor Powerful processors, very snappy and responsive
Z10:Unknown, 1500 MHz
BlackBerry Torch 9850:QC 8655, 1200 MHz
App store Both have an app store, makes it easy to add new games and programs
Easily get games and programs for your phone
FM Radio Neither have built in FM Radios
Won't pick up any radio stations
App store App store(s) have fewer apps than some
BlackBerry App World
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
Accelerometer Both include an accelerometer
Detects movement for interactive apps
Keyboard Neither has a physical keyboard
No keyboard


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Which phone do you like, and why?

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