BlackBerry Z10 vs. The Competition: Can it Beat the iPhone, Galaxy S III?

  BlackBerry Z10 Apple iPhone 5 Samsung Galaxy S III Nokia Lumia 920
   BlackBerry Z10  Apple iPhone 5  Samsung Galaxy S III  Nokia Lumia 920
Price $199 $199 $199 $99
Carriers AT&T, others TBD AT&T, Sprint, Verizon Wireless AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless AT&T
CPU 1.5-GHz dual-core Apple A6 1.5-GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S5 1.5-GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4
OS BlackBerry 10 iOS 6.1 Android 4.1 Windows Phone 8
Display/Resolution 4.2 inches/1280 x 768 4 inches/1136 x 640 4.8 inches/1280 x 720 4.5 inches/1280 x 768
Front/Rear Camera 2-MP/8-MP 1.2-MP/8-MP 1.9-MP/8-MP 1.3-MP/8.7-MP
Size 5.1 x 2.6 x 0.4 inches 4.9 x 2.3 x 0.3 inches 5.4 x 2.8 x 0.3 inches 5.1 x 2.8 x 0.4
Weight 4.9 ounces 4 ounces 4.7 ounces 6.5 ounces
Carriers AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile AT&T, Sprint, Verizon  AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile  AT&T

The BlackBerry Z10 is the company’s most-advanced smartphone yet, but how does it match up to the leading iOS, Android and Windows Phone handsets? To help you decide, we’ve broken down the key specs for the leading phones on each platform and put them next to the Z10’s.

The BlackBerry Z10’s 4.2-inch display is bigger than the iPhone 5, but a tad smaller than the Nokia Lumia 920 and a lot smaller than the 4.8-inch Galaxy S III. Its size and shape are comparable to the Lumia 920, but it weighs less. For computing power, the Z10 matches the Samsung Galaxy S III for CPU and RAM. 

So it all comes down to the operating system and app ecosystems. During our review of the BlackBerry Z10, we liked the slick interface with multitasking fun. The BlackBerry Hub helpfully combines email messaging and social networking, and we love that BBM supports video chat and screen sharing. When it comes to apps, BlackBerry 10 has no shot of taking on Apple or Android at launch, but may be able to give Windows Phone a run for its money.  

So will you make the switch to BlackBerry?

Anna Attkisson
Anna Attkisson
A lover of lists and deadlines, Anna Attkisson covers apps, social networking, tablets, chromebooks and accessories. She loves each of her devices equally, including the phablet, three tablets, three laptops and desktop. She joined the Laptop Mag staff in 2007, after working at Time Inc. Content Solutions where she created custom publications for companies from American Express to National Parks Foundation.
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  1. George Says:

    This article needs some corrections made. The S3 and the 920 are quad-core processors. Just FYI.

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