Smartphone Madness 2013: Google Nexus 4 vs. BlackBerry Z10

Smartphone Madness Google Nexus 4 vs. BlackBerry Z10We’re down to the nitty-gritty now, smartphone fans. With today’s match-up between the Google Nexus 4 and the BlackBerry Z10 we’ve officially entered the Penultimate 4. Today’s two titans join the HTC One and Nokia Lumia 920 (who will compete starting Wednesday, April 3rd) in the battle for your hearts and minds; or more specifically, your votes.

Google Nexus 4 vs. BlackBerry Z10The $199 Google Nexus 4 represents the pure Android fans in today’s match-up. This phone is so popular, Google has a hard time keeping it in stock. During our 3.5-star review, we praised the sharp, 4.7-inch HD screen for its good viewing angles. And we gave Google a nod for its improved Google Now assistant and speedy and smooth performance as definite pros for this phone. All those features, combined with a solid fan base, has led it to victory over the HTC Windows Phone 8X and the LG Optimus G Pro. But it hasn’t yet faced the Crackberry Nation yet. 

After beating back the fans of the Sony Xperia Z and the Samsung Galaxy Note II,  BlackBerry Z10 fans has its work cut out for it. The Z10, available on AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless for around $199, was first available on AT&T. We praised this handset, during our review, for its slick multitasking interface and superior touchscreen keyboard that learns as you type. Other special features such as BlackBerry Hub, Voice Command and BBM support might be of use during this battle. 

Calling all Android lovers and BlackBerry addicts: it’s time to show your true colors. Voting starts now. The polls will remain open until April 3rd at 9:00 a.m. EST. 

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. Bobert_123 Says:

    Go BlackBerry!!!!!

  2. James McKnight Says:

    I cannot vote on this because like most people I don’t own both the Nexus 4 and the BB Z10. Come to think of it, I can’t imagine that a lot of people would. That said, this poll could help in determining whether or not BB people are more attached to their team than all those Apple fans who have switched to Android following a life-changing encounter with a Nexus 4.

    But then what is it that converts the masses? The LG phone itself or the OS it runs on? A bit of both. For the long-time Android user it’s all about the phone itself: a sleek, ultra-stylish plastic-free device sporting a huge high-end touchscreen and top-notch specs. All this available (to some) at a ridiculously -and undoubtedly below-cost- low price. Because this is what hurt Apple so much: Google and LG are offering this phone at a subsidized price with the double objective of converting more users to Android Google-style, and restoring LG’s former glory as provider of high-end smartphones. Since they can afford it, it’s a pretty clever investment. The combo is hard to resist, will Blackberry fare any better than Apple against it? Can’t wait to see what happens.

  3. Shaun Says:

    What a flawed battle.. Anyone can vote more than one time, and ofcourse people who dont even own all devices being compared, are going to vote for devices they don’t like due to any reason at all, weather thats the fact of the devices colour, weight, shape, music listening time, etc.

    Big joke.

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