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BlackBerry Z10 vs Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Apple iPhone 5

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BlackBerry Z10 Remove phone

Posted: 30 Jan 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon
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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
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Apple iPhone 5 Remove phone

Posted: 12 Sep 2012
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon, Sprint
Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phoneSmart phone
OSBlackBerry (10.2, 10)Android (4.4.2, 4.3, 4.2.2)iOS (7.x, 6.1, 6)
Dimensions5.12 x 2.58 x 0.35 inches (130 x 65.6 x 9 mm)5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 inches (136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm)4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches (123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm)
Weight4.85 oz (138 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
4.59 oz (130 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
3.95 oz (112 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
Body material PolycarbonateAluminium
Display
Physical size4.2 inches5.0 inches4.0 inches
Resolution768 x 1280 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels640 x 1136 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.

356 ppi441 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.

IPS LCDSuper AMOLEDIPS LCD
Screen-to-body ratio58.63 %71.91 %60.82 %
Colors16 777 21616 777 21616 777 216
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touchMulti-touch
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3)Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Oleophobic coating
Camera
Camera8 megapixels13 megapixels8 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.

F2.2F2.2F2.4
Focal length (35mm equivalent) 31 mm 
Camera sensor size 1/3.06"1/3.2"
FeaturesBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Digital zoomBack-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 activationBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)
FeaturesDigital image stabilizationDigital image stabilizationDigital image stabilization, Video calling
Front-facing camera2 megapixels2 megapixels1.2 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 MSM8960Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064TApple A6
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, KraitQuad core, 1900 MHz, Krait 300Dual core, 1300 MHz, Apple Swift
Graphics processorAdreno 225Adreno 320PowerVR SGX543MP3
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 RAM2048 MB RAM1016 MB RAM
Built-in storage16 GB64 GB64 GB
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GBmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB 
Battery
Stand-by time13.2 days (316 hours)
the average is 20 days (478 h)
 9.4 days (225 hours)
the average is 20 days (478 h)
Talk time (3G)10.00 hours
the average is 15 h (906 min)
17.00 hours
the average is 15 h (906 min)
8.00 hours
the average is 15 h (906 min)
Stand-by time (3G)13.0 days (312 hours)
the average is 23 days (556 h)
15.4 days (370 hours)
the average is 23 days (556 h)
 
Stand-by time (4G) 13.3 days (320 hours)
the average is 23 days (554 h)
 
Capacity1800 mAh2600 mAh1440 mAh
Not user replaceable  Yes
Wireless charging Optional 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Genre, Playlists
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker
YouTube player YesYes
Internet browsing
Built-in online services support YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+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, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS800, 850, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
FDD LTE700 (band 17), 850 (band 5), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1900 (band 2) MHz800 (band 18), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz700 (band 13), 850 (band 5), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1) MHz
DataLTE, HSPA (unspecified), UMTS, EDGE, GPRSLTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), , HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSLTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A, EV-DO Rev.B
Micro SIMYesYes 
nano-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, GlonassGPS, A-GPS, GlonassA-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
NavigationYesYesTurn-by-turn navigation
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.04.0
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz
Mobile hotspotYesYesYes
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0Yes
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSBProprietary
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB Host, USB chargingUSB charging
HDMIMicro HDMI (Type D)via microUSB 
OtherTV-Out, NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, DLNA, Miracast, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, ANT+, InfraredTV-Out, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
Other features
NotificationsService lights, Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Phone profiles, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneService lights, Haptic feedback, Music 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, Video recording
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Thermometer, Gesture, Humidity, BarometerAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Hearing aid compatibility  M4, T4
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDDVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Availability
Officially announced30 Jan 201314 Mar 201312 Sep 2012
Shopping information
Accessories  Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation

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