Samsung GALAXY mini RIM BlackBerry Curve 8520

Samsung GALAXY mini vs RIM BlackBerry Curve 8520

Samsung GALAXY mini

Reasons to consider the GALAXY mini

3.5G, Google Android 2.2 (Froyo)
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 23.8 days vs 17 days Around 40% more standby time, less frequent charging
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
Camera resolution Higher resolution camera 3 MP vs 2 MP Take photos with 50% more detail for larger prints
Screen size Slightly larger screen 3.2" vs 2.7" More than 40% larger screen
Talk time Slightly more talk time 9.5 hours vs 4.5 hours More than 2x more talk time per battery charge
Processor Slightly faster processor Unknown, 600 MHz vs Unknown, 512 MHz More powerful processor, snappier and more responsive (around 20% faster)
Size Slightly smaller 60x110x12 mm vs 60x109x13 mm More than 10% smaller
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
Screen PPI Higher PPI screen 150 PPI vs 126 PPI Around 20% crisper display of text, images and video


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 mini:Unknown, 600 MHz
BlackBerry Curve 8520:Unknown, 512 MHz
Screen PPI Lower quality display of text, images and video
GALAXY mini:126 PPI
BlackBerry Curve 8520:150 PPI

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 mini:320x240
BlackBerry Curve 8520:240x320
Camera resolution Capture low resolution images
GALAXY mini:3 MP
BlackBerry Curve 8520:2 MP
Internal storage Less internal storage than average for storing music, photos and movies
GALAXY mini:160 MB
BlackBerry Curve 8520:256 MB
Bluetooth Not the latest bluetooth support
GALAXY mini:2.1
BlackBerry Curve 8520:2.0


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