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Samsung GALAXY Gio RIM BlackBerry Curve 8520

Samsung GALAXY Gio vs RIM BlackBerry Curve 8520

Samsung GALAXY Gio

Reasons to consider the GALAXY Gio

3.5G, Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Multitasking Runs multiple apps at once Yes vs No Switch between running apps, surf the web while talking on skype for example
Touchscreen Has a touchscreen Capacitive vs None Interact with the phone quickly and naturally with your fingers
Accelerometer Has an accelerometer Yes vs No Enables apps to detect when you're moving your phone for motion interactivity
FM Radio Built in FM radio Yes vs No Listen to your music and news from your favorite radio stations wherever you are
App store Includes the Android App Market Android App Market vs None Includes the Android App Market app store, making it easy to add new games and programs
Wifi Significantly faster wifi 802.11n (150 mbps) vs 802.11g (54 mbps) Higher bandwidth streaming at hotspots (around 3x faster)
Standby time More standby time 25.4 days vs 17 days Around 50% more standby time, less frequent charging
Processor Faster processor 800 MHz, 800 MHz vs Unknown, 512 MHz More powerful processor, snappier and more responsive (around 60% faster)
Screen PPI Higher PPI screen 179 PPI vs 150 PPI Around 20% crisper display of text, images and video
Network Faster max data speeds HSDPA (7.2 mbps) vs EDGE (0.384 mbps) Higher theoretical max data transfer speeds over cell networks (around 19x faster)
Camera resolution Higher resolution camera 3 MP vs 2 MP Take photos with 50% more detail for larger prints
Thickness Thinner 12 mm vs 14 mm More than 10% thinner
Talk time Slightly more talk time 10.6 hours vs 4.5 hours Around 2.5x more talk time per battery charge
Screen size Slightly larger screen 3.2" vs 2.7" More than 40% larger screen
Size Slightly smaller 57x110x12 mm vs 60x109x13 mm Around 20% smaller
Screen resolution Slightly higher resolution screen 480x320 vs 240x320 2x higher resolution screen
Bluetooth Slightly newer bluetooth support 2.1 vs 2.0 Typically faster data transfer and lower power consumption connecting to other bluetooth devices
RIM BlackBerry Curve 8520

Reasons to consider the BlackBerry Curve 8520

2.5G, RIM BlackBerry OS
Keyboard Has a full keyboard QWERTY keyboard vs None A physical keyboard is great for emailing and typing in general

Competitors

Samsung Galaxy Ace Samsung GALAXY Gio GALAXY Gio vs Galaxy Ace
Samsung GALAXY mini Samsung GALAXY Gio GALAXY Gio vs GALAXY mini
Samsung Galaxy Y Samsung GALAXY Gio GALAXY Gio vs Galaxy Y
Samsung Galaxy mini 2 Samsung GALAXY Gio GALAXY Gio vs Galaxy mini 2
Nokia Asha 210 RIM BlackBerry Curve 8520 BlackBerry Curve 8520 vs Asha 210
Samsung GALAXY mini RIM BlackBerry Curve 8520 BlackBerry Curve 8520 vs GALAXY mini
Samsung Galaxy Ace RIM BlackBerry Curve 8520 BlackBerry Curve 8520 vs Galaxy Ace
RIM BlackBerry Curve 8520 RIM BlackBerry Bold 9000 BlackBerry Curve 8520 vs BlackBerry Bold 9000

Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
1.0
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 resolution Low resolution screens
GALAXY Gio:480x320
BlackBerry Curve 8520:240x320
Screen PPI Lower quality display of text, images and video
GALAXY Gio:179 PPI
BlackBerry Curve 8520:150 PPI
Camera resolution Capture low resolution images
GALAXY Gio:3 MP
BlackBerry Curve 8520:2 MP
Internal storage Less internal storage than average for storing music, photos and movies
GALAXY Gio:158 MB
BlackBerry Curve 8520:256 MB
Bluetooth Not the latest bluetooth support
GALAXY Gio:2.1
BlackBerry Curve 8520:2.0

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Comments

Which phone do you like, and why?

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Avatar for Brian van den Berg Brian van den Berg (3:50 PM, April 04, 2012)
It has an advantage that it has BBM