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BlackBerry Curve 9370 vs Apple iPhone 4 Verizon

BlackBerry Curve 9370 Remove phone

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PA Rating - 5.5
Posted: 23 Aug 2011
Market Status: Released

Apple iPhone 4 Verizon Remove phone

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PA Rating - 9
User Rating - 8.1

Posted: 11 Jan 2011
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon, Virgin Mobile

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSBlackBerry (7)iOS (7.x, 6.1, 6, 5.1, 5, 4.x) 
Dimensions4.29 x 2.36 x 0.43 inches (109 x 60 x 11 mm)4.54 x 2.31 x 0.37 inches (115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm) 
Weight3.49 oz (99 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
4.83 oz (137 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
 
Body material Glass 
Display
Physical size2.4 inches3.5 inches 
Resolution480 x 360 pixels640 x 960 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.

246 ppi326 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 
Colors 16 777 216 
Touchscreen Multi-touch 
FeaturesLight sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels5 megapixels 
FlashLEDLED 
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.

 F2.8 
Camera sensor size 1/3.2" 
FeaturesDigital image stabilization, Face detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, ScenesBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital zoom, Geo tagging 
Camcorder640x480 (VGA)1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps) 
Features Video calling 
Front-facing camera 0.3 megapixels VGA 
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.

 Apple A4 
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.

Single core, 800 MHzSingle core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A8 
Graphics processor PowerVR SGX535 
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.

512 MB RAM512 MB RAM 
Built-in storage1 GB32 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB  
Battery
Talk time5.50 hours
the average is 12 h (732 min)
7.00 hours
the average is 12 h (732 min)
 
Stand-by time14.5 days (348 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
12.5 days (300 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
 
Capacity1000 mAh1420 mAh 
Not user replaceable Yes 
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Multimedia
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube player Yes 
Internet browsing
BrowserBlackBerry BrowserSafari 
Built-in online services support YouTube (upload) 
Technology
CDMA

CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

800, 1900 MHz800, 1900 MHz 
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz  
DataEDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.AEV-DO Rev.A 
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.

A-GPSA-GPS 
NavigationYesYes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.1, EDR2.1, EDR 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 b, g, n 
Mobile hotspot Yes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBProprietary 
Features USB charging 
OtherNFC, UMA, Computer sync, OTA syncTethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Additional microphone/s for Noise cancellation 
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
Hearing aid compatibility M4, T4 
OtherVoice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced23 Aug 201111 Jan 2011 
Shopping information
MSRP price$ 500$ 300 

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