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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 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
Bluetooth Significantly 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
Thickness Thinner 12 mm vs 14 mm More than 10% thinner
Size Slightly smaller 56x108x12 mm vs 60x109x13 mm Around 20% smaller
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 A physical keyboard is great for emailing and typing in general
Screen PPI Slightly higher PPI screen 150 PPI vs 142 PPI Around 10% crisper display of text, images and video

Competitors

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Apple iPhone 5s 16GB Samsung Galaxy 5 Galaxy 5 vs iPhone 5s
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 3G N9000 Samsung Galaxy 5 Galaxy 5 vs Galaxy Note 3
HTC One Samsung Galaxy 5 Galaxy 5 vs One
Samsung GALAXY mini RIM BlackBerry Curve 8520 BlackBerry Curve 8520 vs GALAXY mini
Nokia N8 RIM BlackBerry Curve 8520 BlackBerry Curve 8520 vs N8
Nokia Asha 210 RIM BlackBerry Curve 8520 BlackBerry Curve 8520 vs Asha 210
BlackBerry 9720 RIM BlackBerry Curve 8520 BlackBerry Curve 8520 vs 9720

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
Wifi Slower wifi than average
802.11g (54 mbps)
Processor Less powerful processors than average, less snapiness and responsiveness
Galaxy 5:Arm Arm11, 600 MHz
BlackBerry Curve 8520:Unknown, 512 MHz
Screen PPI Lower quality display of text, images and video
Galaxy 5:142 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.

Camera resolution Capture low resolution images
2 MP
Screen resolution Low resolution screens
Galaxy 5:320x240
BlackBerry Curve 8520:240x320
Internal storage Less internal storage than average for storing music, photos and movies
Galaxy 5:100 MB
BlackBerry Curve 8520:256 MB
Screen size Very small screens
Galaxy 5:2.8"
BlackBerry Curve 8520:2.7"

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