As the iOS and Android devices are quickly catching up the market, Blackberry the king of Smartphones is back with its new Blackberry Z10. This long awaited phone works on Blackberry 10 operating system. There are many expectations from this phone, and it's bound to catch the eye of iPhone 5 buyers. So, here is a brief comparison between Blackberry Z10 and Apple iPhone 5.
The design of both the phones is almost similar as they look like long-lost siblings from the front. But iPhone is a step ahead as the Z 10 has failed to match the kind of quality and love gone into an iPhone. The iPhone 5 is much thinner and lighter than Z10 and the choice of material is the best. Whereas the Z10 comes with an all-plastic bland design, which is hardly a head turner amongst other things. So, iPhone will attract more interest.
But the Z10 packs a front-facing camera with slightly higher 2-megapixel snapper whereas iPhone 5 has a 1.2 megapixel camera, but both can shoot video in 720p. However, Z10's special feature is surely its LED notification light that’s nearby and a more favorable micro HDMI port for quick video-out functionality. Coming to the rear, both the phones are undeniably regarded as high-end smartphones with 8-megapixel auto-focus cameras with LED flashes 8-megapixel auto-focus cameras with LED flashes and 1080p video recording capability, reported the website phoneArena.
Coming to display Z10 has 4.2-inch 768 x 1280 LCD display whereas iPhone has 4-inch 640 x 1136 IPS-LCD based Retina Display. Though both the phones are visible in outdoor settings, but iPhone 5 is able to maintain its clarity of angle. Both the phones have dual-core processors, but Blackberry has an impressive 2GB RAM whereas iPhone has 1GB RAM.
As far as apps are concerned, both operating systems are good, but it doesn't really matter because the main thing is not OS but the content. Apple has made its brand name in content - so developers show their interest towards working for iPhone. But still Blackberry has its own set of apps which includes live National Rail data, but quite a few big apps are missing like 'Skype', reported PC Advisor.
If we compare the battery life of both the phones, it's roughly equal. They will get you through an an entire day with moderate use, but neither can carry you through a second without needing a charge. Overall, there are no real complaints about the Z10's design or build, but the plastic rear cover cheapens things somewhat, and the iPhone 5 easily wins the battle, despite its proprietary lightning connector.