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Samsung Galaxy S III vs RIM BlackBerry Bold 9930


Reasons to consider the Galaxy S III

3.5G, Android-4.0.4
Network Much faster max data speeds HSPA+ (84 mbps) vs HSDPA (7.2 mbps) Higher theoretical max data transfer speeds over cell networks (more than 11.5x faster)
App store Many more apps available Android App Market vs BlackBerry App World The Android App Market has over 400,000 apps vs 55,455 (more than 7x more)
FM Radio Built-in FM radio Yes vs No Listen to your music and news from your favorite radio stations wherever you are
Screen type OLED screen Super AMOLED vs TFT LCD The Galaxy S III has a OLED screen, which are generally brighter and more vivid
Bluetooth Much newer bluetooth support 4.0 vs 2.1 Typically faster data transfer and lower power consumption connecting to other bluetooth devices
Standby time Significantly more standby time 32.9 days vs 12.8 days More than 2.5x more standby time, less frequent charging
Internal storage More internal storage 32 GB vs 7.812 GB More than 4x more internal storage, which means more music, photos and movies
Screen size Larger screen 4.8"" vs 2.8"" More than 2.5x larger screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 720x1,280 vs 480x640 3x higher resolution screen
Camera resolution Higher resolution camera 8 MP vs 5 MP Take photos with 60% more detail for larger prints
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Processor Faster processor Unknown, 1400 MHz vs QC 8655, 1200 MHz More powerful processor, snappier and more responsive (around 20% faster)
Thickness Thinner 9 mm vs 10 mm Around 20% thinner
Talk time Slightly more talk time 11.7 hours vs 6.3 hours Around 90% more talk time per battery charge
Screen PPI Slightly higher PPI screen 305 PPI vs 284 PPI Around 10% crisper display of text, images and video

Reasons to consider the BlackBerry Bold 9930

3.5G, RIM BlackBerry OS 7.0
Keyboard Has a full keyboard QWERTY keyboard vs None Almost the same


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
GPS Have assisted GPS
Assisted GPS
Thickness Thin
Galaxy S III9 mm
BlackBerry Bold 993010 mm
Screen PPI Sharp display of text, images and video
Galaxy S III305 PPI
BlackBerry Bold 9930284 PPI
Multi-touch Both support multi-touch
Intuitive gestures such as pinch to zoom
Touchscreen type Touch sensitive screens
Easy to use with your fingers
Wifi Both have fairly fast wifi support
802.11n (150 mbps)
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

Compared to recent smartphones

Pros Cons

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

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


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