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BlackBerry Q10 vs BlackBerry Bold 9900 vs Samsung Galaxy S4

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BlackBerry Q10 Remove phone

Posted: 30 Jan 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon, AT&T, Sprint
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BlackBerry Bold 9900 Remove phone

Posted: 02 May 2011
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - AT&T
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Samsung Galaxy S4 Remove phone

Posted: 14 Mar 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, MetroPCS, U.S. Cellular, Cricket
Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phoneSmart phone
OSBlackBerry (10.2, 10)BlackBerry (7.1, 7)Android (4.4.2, 4.3, 4.2.2)
Dimensions4.71 x 2.63 x 0.41 inches (119.6 x 66.8 x 10.35 mm)4.53 x 2.60 x 0.41 inches (115 x 66 x 10.5 mm)5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 inches (136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm)
Weight4.90 oz (139 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
4.59 oz (130 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
4.59 oz (130 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
Body material  Polycarbonate
Display
Physical size3.1 inches2.8 inches5.0 inches
Resolution720 x 720 pixels640 x 480 pixels1080 x 1920 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.

330 ppi286 ppi441 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.

Super AMOLEDTFTSuper AMOLED
Colors16 777 21616 777 21616 777 216
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touchMulti-touch
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass
Camera
Camera8 megapixels5 megapixels13 megapixels
FlashLEDLEDLED
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.

  F2.2
Focal length (35mm equivalent)  31 mm
Camera sensor size  1/3.06"
FeaturesBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Digital image stabilization, Digital zoomDigital image stabilization, Face detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Scenes, EffectsBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), CMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Smile detection, Exposure compensation, White balance presets, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Effects, Self-timer, Voice activation
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD)1280x720 (720p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)
FeaturesDigital image stabilization, Video calling Digital image stabilization
Front-facing camera2 megapixels 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 S4 Plus MSM8960 Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T
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, 1500 MHz, KraitSingle core, 1200 MHz, QC 8655Quad core, 1900 MHz, Krait 300
Graphics processorAdreno 225 Adreno 320
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.

2048 MB RAM768 MB RAM2048 MB RAM
Built-in storage16 GB8 GB64 GB
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB
Battery
Talk time13.00 hours
the average is 12 h (740 min)
6.30 hours
the average is 12 h (740 min)
 
Stand-by time15.3 days (367 hours)
the average is 20 days (492 h)
12.8 days (307 hours)
the average is 20 days (492 h)
 
Talk time (3G)13.50 hours
the average is 14 h (863 min)
5.90 hours
the average is 14 h (863 min)
17.00 hours
the average is 14 h (863 min)
Stand-by time (3G)14.8 days (355 hours)
the average is 22 days (520 h)
12.8 days (307 hours)
the average is 22 days (520 h)
15.4 days (370 hours)
the average is 22 days (520 h)
Stand-by time (4G)  13.3 days (320 hours)
the average is 23 days (559 h)
Capacity2100 mAh1230 mAh2600 mAh
Wireless charging  Optional
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Genre, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback, Preset equalizerAlbum art cover, Background playback
SpeakersEarpiece, Loudspeaker Earpiece, Loudspeaker
YouTube player  Yes
Internet browsing
Built-in online services support  YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+
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 MHz  
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS850, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
FDD LTE700 (band 13), 700 (band 17), 850 (band 5), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1900 (band 2) MHz 800 (band 18), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz
DataLTE, HSPA (unspecified), UMTS, EDGE, GPRSHSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGELTE 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
Micro SIM  Yes
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, S-GPS, GlonassGPS, A-GPSGPS, A-GPS, Glonass
NavigationYesYesYes
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.02.14.0
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz802.11 b, g, n802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac
Mobile hotspotYes Yes
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0USB 2.0
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSBmicroUSB
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB Host, USB charging
HDMIMicro HDMI (Type D) via microUSB
OtherTV-Out, NFC, Miracast, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, UMA, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, DLNA, Miracast, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, ANT+, Infrared
Other features
NotificationsService lights, Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneService lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneService lights, Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Thermometer, Gesture, Humidity, Barometer
Hearing aid compatibilityM3, T4M3, T3 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDDVoice dialing, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Availability
Officially announced30 Jan 201302 May 201114 Mar 2013
Shopping information
MSRP price $ 700 

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