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 Almost the same
Accelerometer Has an accelerometer Yes vs No Enables apps to detect when you're moving your phone for motion interactivity
App store Includes the Android App Market Android App Market vs None Almost the same
FM Radio Built-in FM radio Yes vs No Listen to your music and news from your favorite radio stations wherever you are
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)
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)
Thickness Thinner 12 mm vs 14 mm More than 10% thinner
Screen PPI Higher PPI screen 179 PPI vs 150 PPI Around 20% crisper display of text, images and video
Talk time Slightly more talk time 10.6 hours vs 4.5 hours Around 2.5x more talk time per battery charge
Size Slightly smaller 58×111×12 mm vs 60×109×14 mm Around 20% smaller
Screen size Slightly larger screen 3.2"" vs 2.7"" More than 40% larger screen
Camera resolution Slightly higher resolution camera 3 MP vs 2 MP Take photos with 50% more detail for larger prints
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 Almost the same


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
Numeric keypad Neither has a numeric keypad
Its often harder to dial numbers with a touch screen or keyboard
Processor Less powerful processors than average, less snapiness and responsiveness
GALAXY Gio800 MHz, 800 MHz
BlackBerry Curve 8520Unknown, 512 MHz

Compared to recent smartphones

Pros Cons
Weight Light weight
GALAXY Gio102 g
BlackBerry Curve 8520106 g
Camera resolution Capture low resolution images
BlackBerry Curve 85202 MP
Screen PPI Lower quality display of text, images and video
BlackBerry Curve 8520150 PPI
Screen resolution Low resolution screens
GALAXY Gio480x320
BlackBerry Curve 8520240x320
Internal storage Less internal storage than average for storing music, photos and movies
BlackBerry Curve 8520256 MB
Screen size Very small screens
GALAXY Gio3.2""
BlackBerry Curve 85202.7""


Samsung GALAXY Gio RIM BlackBerry Curve 8520 RIM BlackBerry Curve 8520 Samsung GALAXY Gio RIM BlackBerry Curve 8520


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