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BlackBerry 7290 vs BlackBerry Q5

BlackBerry 7290 Remove phone

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PA Rating - 7.7
User Rating - 8.7

Posted: 29 Sep 2004
Market Status: Released

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PA Rating - 7
User Rating - 8.1

Posted: 14 May 2013
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSBlackBerryBlackBerry (10.2, 10.1, 10) 
Dimensions4.50 x 2.90 x 0.90 inches (113 x 75 x 22 mm)4.72 x 2.60 x 0.43 inches (120 x 66 x 10.8 mm) 
Weight4.90 oz (139 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
4.23 oz (120 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
 
Display
Physical size 3.1 inches 
Resolution240 x 160 pixels720 x 720 pixels 
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

 329 ppi 
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

TFTIPS LCD 
Colors65 53616 777 216 
Touchscreen Multi-touch 
Features Light sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera
Camera 5 megapixels 
Flash LED 
Aperture size

Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

 F2.4 
Features Autofocus, Digital image stabilization 
Camcorder 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps) 
Features Digital image stabilization, Video calling 
Front-facing camera 2 megapixels 
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

 Qualcomm Snapdragon 
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

 Dual core, 1200 MHz 
Graphics processor Yes 
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

4 MB RAM / 32 MB ROM2048 MB RAM 
Built-in storage 8 GB 
Storage expansion microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB 
Battery
Talk time4.00 hours
the average is 12 h (741 min)
  
Stand-by time9.0 days (216 hours)
the average is 21 days (499 h)
  
Talk time (3G) 12.50 hours
the average is 13 h (769 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G) 14.0 days (336 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
 
Capacity1000 mAh2180 mAh 
Not user replaceable Yes 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter by Album, Artist, Playlists 
Features Album art cover, Background playback 
Speakers Earpiece 
Internet browsing
Built-in online services support YouTube (upload) 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS 850, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz 
FDD LTE 700 (band 17), 850 (band 5), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1900 (band 2) MHz 
DataGPRSLTE Cat3 Downlink 100 Mbit/s, LTE Cat3/4 Uplink 50 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS 
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

 GPS, A-GPS, Glonass 
Connectivity
BluetoothYes4.0 
Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n 
Mobile hotspot Yes 
USBYesUSB 2.0 
Connector microUSB 
OtherComputer syncNFC, DLNA, Miracast, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsService lights, Vibration, Speakerphone  
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
OtherTTY/TDDVoice recording, TTY/TDD 
Availability
Officially announced 15 May 2013 

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