Samsung Galaxy Ace RIM BlackBerry Curve 8520

Samsung Galaxy Ace vs RIM BlackBerry Curve 8520

Samsung Galaxy Ace

Reasons to consider the Galaxy Ace

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 26.7 days vs 17 days Around 60% more standby time, less frequent charging
Camera resolution Higher resolution camera 5 MP vs 2 MP Take photos with 2.5x more detail for larger prints
Processor Faster processor Unknown, 800 MHz vs Unknown, 512 MHz More powerful processor, snappier and more responsive (around 60% faster)
Thickness Thinner 12 mm vs 14 mm Around 20% thinner
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)
Screen size Larger screen 3.5"" vs 2.7"" Around 70% larger screen
Talk time More talk time 11.2 hours vs 4.5 hours Around 2.5x more talk time per battery charge
Size Slightly smaller 60×112×12 mm vs 60×109×14 mm More than 10% smaller
Screen PPI Slightly higher PPI screen 164 PPI vs 150 PPI Around 10% crisper display of text, images and video
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
Weight Slightly lighter 106 g vs 113 g Around 10% lighter


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 AceUnknown, 800 MHz
BlackBerry Curve 8520Unknown, 512 MHz

Compared to recent smartphones

Pros Cons

We're not aware of any interesting pros shared by these two products.

Screen PPI Lower quality display of text, images and video
Galaxy Ace164 PPI
BlackBerry Curve 8520150 PPI
Screen resolution Low resolution screens
Galaxy Ace480x320
BlackBerry Curve 8520240x320
Internal storage Less internal storage than average for storing music, photos and movies
Galaxy Ace158 MB
BlackBerry Curve 8520256 MB
Camera resolution Capture low resolution images
Galaxy Ace5 MP
BlackBerry Curve 85202 MP


Samsung Galaxy Ace RIM BlackBerry Curve 8520 Samsung Galaxy Ace RIM BlackBerry Curve 8520 Samsung Galaxy Ace RIM BlackBerry Curve 8520


Which phone do you like, and why?

Showing 9 comments

G (9:45 AM, October 30, 2012)
ur wet fam
Jamie1 (4:11 AM, July 23, 2012)
the thing is the curve is compatable with itunes whereas the ace is harder if not impossible to sync with all of your itunes libraries
Patrick ward bro (8:36 AM, July 04, 2012)
Blackberry is the best
Sundip07 (3:59 PM, May 06, 2012)
hi i hav a samsung and a blackberry curve and i have to say i dropped my blackberry 8520 in a puddle and it damaged the motherboard so i decided to buy the samsung ace and i had it for a couple of months it tough and reliable and i have to say i have dropped it in water and it still works! :) so i would buy a samsung they are better made but if u want bbm then go for a  blackberry ,hope this has helped you :)
Angelochristian_pogi98 (0:51 PM, April 01, 2012)
what should i buy the blackberry or ace?
Bond007hajl (4:05 PM, March 06, 2012)
samsung galxy ace is better for apps and games if thats what you like  but blackberry's are better work phones and are popular for their BBM! but i would go for the ace!
Tinkie84 (11:34 AM, February 17, 2012)
Clearly the ACE is ACE ....
Bruv get yo own wifi. (11:30 AM, October 25, 2011)
Nooooooo i hate the blackerry its shit man. bruv your best bet is to get the samsung shit init.
Tatalie:) (11:29 AM, October 25, 2011)
shall i get the samsung galaxy ace or blackberry?!:/