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BlackBerry Torch 9800 vs Samsung Galaxy S4 mini

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BlackBerry Torch 9800 Remove phone

Posted: 03 Aug 2010
Market Status: Released
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Samsung Galaxy S4 mini Remove phone

Posted: 30 May 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, U.S. Cellular

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSBlackBerry (6.0.x)Android (4.2.2) TouchWiz Nature UX 2.0 UI 
Dimensions4.37 x 2.44 x 0.57 inches (111 x 62 x 14.6 mm)4.91 x 2.41 x 0.35 inches (124.6 x 61.3 x 8.94 mm) 
Weight5.68 oz (161 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
3.77 oz (107 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
 
Display
Physical size3.2 inches4.3 inches 
Resolution360 x 480 pixels540 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.

188 ppi256 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.

TFTSuper AMOLED 
Screen-to-body ratio46.10 %66.77 % 
Colors 16 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels8 megapixels 
FlashLEDLED 
FeaturesAutofocus, Digital image stabilization, Geo taggingCMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Touch to focus, Face detection, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Night mode, Voice activation 
Camcorder640x480 (VGA) (24 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps) 
FeaturesVideo sharing  
Front-facing camera 1.9 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 400 MSM8930 
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.

624 MHzDual core, 1700 MHz, Krait 300 
Graphics processor Adreno 305 
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 RAM / 512 MB ROM1536 MB RAM 
Built-in storage4 GB8 GB 
Maximum User Storage 5 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB 
Battery
Talk time5.50 hours
the average is 11 h (676 min)
  
Stand-by time17.0 days (408 hours)
the average is 20 days (478 h)
  
Talk time (3G)5.80 hours
the average is 15 h (910 min)
12.00 hours
the average is 15 h (910 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G)9.2 days (221 hours)
the average is 23 days (542 h)
12.5 days (300 hours)
the average is 23 days (542 h)
 
Stand-by time (4G) 12.5 days (300 hours)
the average is 23 days (554 h)
 
Capacity1300 mAh1900 mAh 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter by Album, Artist, Playlists 
Features Album art cover, Background playback 
Radio FM, Stereo, RDS 
Speakers Earpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportFacebook, MySpace, TwitterYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
DataHSDPA 3.6 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGELTE Cat 3 (100/50 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.

A-GPSGPS, A-GPS, Glonass 
NavigationYesTurn-by-turn navigation 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.14.0, EDR 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
Features Mass storage device, USB charging 
OtherUMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncDLNA, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, Infrared, MirrorLink 
Other features
NotificationsService lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (32 voices), Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
Hearing aid compatibilityM3, T3  
OtherVoice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced03 Aug 201030 May 2013 
Shopping information
MSRP price$ 200  

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