Samsung Galaxy 5 RIM BlackBerry Curve 8520

Samsung Galaxy 5 vs RIM BlackBerry Curve 8520

Samsung Galaxy 5

Reasons to consider the Galaxy 5

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 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
Bluetooth Newer bluetooth support 3.0 vs 2.0 Typically faster data transfer and lower power consumption connecting to other bluetooth devices
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)
Standby time More standby time 21.7 days vs 17 days Around 30% more standby time, less frequent charging
Size Smaller 56×108×12 mm vs 60×109×14 mm Around 20% smaller
Thickness Slightly thinner 12 mm vs 14 mm More than 10% thinner
Talk time Slightly more talk time 8.7 hours vs 4.5 hours More than 90% more talk time per battery charge
Processor Slightly faster processor Arm Arm11, 600 MHz vs Unknown, 512 MHz More powerful processor, snappier and more responsive (around 20% faster)
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
Wifi Slower wifi than average
802.11g (54 mbps)
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 5Arm Arm11, 600 MHz
BlackBerry Curve 8520Unknown, 512 MHz
Screen PPI Lower quality display of text, images and video
Galaxy 5142 PPI
BlackBerry Curve 8520150 PPI

Compared to recent smartphones

Pros Cons
Weight Light weight
Galaxy 5102 g
BlackBerry Curve 8520106 g
Camera resolution Capture low resolution images
2 MP
Screen resolution Low resolution screens
Galaxy 5320x240
BlackBerry Curve 8520240x320
Screen size Very small screens
Galaxy 52.8""
BlackBerry Curve 85202.7""
Internal storage Less internal storage than average for storing music, photos and movies
Galaxy 5100 MB
BlackBerry Curve 8520256 MB


Samsung Galaxy 5 RIM BlackBerry Curve 8520 RIM BlackBerry Curve 8520 Samsung Galaxy 5 RIM BlackBerry Curve 8520


Which phone do you like, and why?

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