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BlackBerry Q10 vs Samsung Captivate

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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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Samsung Captivate Remove phone

Posted: 18 Jun 2010
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSBlackBerry (10.2, 10)Android (2.3, 2.2, 2.1) TouchWiz UI 
Form factorCandybarCandybar 
Dimensions4.71 x 2.63 x 0.41 inches (119.6 x 66.8 x 10.35 mm)4.78 x 2.50 x 0.39 inches (121 x 64 x 10 mm) 
Weight4.90 oz (139 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
4.50 oz (128 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
 
Design featuresFull keyboard  
Side KeysRight: Volume control  
Display
Physical size3.1 inches4.0 inches 
Resolution720 x 720 pixels480 x 800 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 ppi233 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 AMOLEDSuper AMOLED 
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
TouchscreenCapacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera
Camera8 megapixels5 megapixels 
FlashLED  
FeaturesBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Digital image stabilization, Digital zoomAutofocus, Smile detection, ISO control, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Panorama, Scenes, Effects, Self-timer 
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD)1280x720 (720p HD) (29 fps) 
FeaturesDigital image stabilization, Video calling  
Front-facing camera2 megapixels  
Video capture1280x720 (720p HD)  
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 MSM8960Samsung Exynos 3 
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, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A8 
Graphics processorAdreno 225PowerVR SGX540 
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 RAM (Dual-channel, 500 MHz) / LPDDR2512 MB RAM 
Built-in storage16 GB16 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time13.00 hours
the average is 12 h (690 min)
5.83 hours
the average is 12 h (690 min)
 
Stand-by time15.3 days (367 hours)
the average is 20 days (488 h)
12.5 days (300 hours)
the average is 20 days (488 h)
 
Talk time (3G)13.50 hours
the average is 15 h (915 min)
  
Stand-by time (3G)14.8 days (355 hours)
the average is 23 days (542 h)
  
Music playback61.00 hours  
Video playback9.00 hours  
Capacity2100 mAh1500 mAh 
TypeLi - IonLi - Ion 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback 
Supported formatsMP3, AAC, eAAC, AAC+, FLAC, WMA, WAV, AMRMP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), OGG, MIDI 
Video playback   
Supported formatsMPEG4, H.263, H.264, AVIMPEG4, H.263, H.264, DivX 
RadioFM  
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube player Yes 
Internet browsing
Browser Android Browser 
supportsHTML, HTML5HTML, Flash 
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 MHz 
UMTS850, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 1900, 2100 MHz 
FDD LTE700 (band 13), 700 (band 17), 850 (band 5), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1900 (band 2) MHz  
DataLTE, HSPA (unspecified), UMTS, EDGE, GPRSHSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE 
Global RoamingYesYes 
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, GlonassA-GPS 
NavigationYesTurn-by-turn navigation 
Phone features
PhonebookUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring IDUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID 
OrganizerCalendar, Alarm, To-Do, Document viewer (PDF), CalculatorCalendar, Alarm, Document viewer (Office, PDF), Calculator, World clock, Stopwatch, Countdown timer, Memo 
MessagingSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text inputSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input (XT9) 
E-mailIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange, Push e-mailIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange 
Instant MessagingYesHangouts / Google Talk 
Games Yes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.03.0 
ProfilesAdvanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP)Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), File Transfer (FTP), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Logical Link Control and Adaptation Protocol, Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Protocol (SDP) 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz802.11 b, g, n 
Mobile hotspotYes  
Wi-Fi DirectYes  
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
Headphones connector3.5mm3.5mm 
HDMIMicro HDMI (Type D)  
Charging connectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
OtherTV-Out, NFC, Miracast, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncTV-Out, DLNA, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsService lights, Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (72 voices), Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Compass 
Hearing aid compatibilityM3, T4M3 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDDVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD 
Regulatory Approval
FCC approval

FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

   
Date approved

Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

17 Apr 201311 Jun 2010 
FCC ID value: L6ARFL110LW linkFCC ID value: A3LSGHI897 link 
FCC measured SAR

FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

   
Head1.16 W/kg0.42 W/kg 
Measured in 1900 MHz 
Body0.75 W/kg0.49 W/kg 
Measured in 1900 MHz 
Product Specific Use1.36 W/kg  
Simultaneous Transmission1.38 W/kg  
Availability
Officially announced30 Jan 201318 Jun 2010 
Shopping information
MSRP price $ 200 

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