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BlackBerry Z30 vs Nokia Lumia 1520

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BlackBerry Z30 Remove phone

Posted: 18 Sep 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon
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Nokia Lumia 1520 Remove phone

Posted: 22 Oct 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - AT&T

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSBlackBerry (10.2)Windows Phone 8 
Dimensions5.53 x 2.83 x 0.37 inches (140.7 x 72 x 9.4 mm)6.41 x 3.36 x 0.34 inches (162.8 x 85.4 x 8.7 mm) 
Weight6.00 oz (170 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
7.37 oz (209 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
 
Display
Physical size5.0 inches6.0 inches 
Resolution720 x 1280 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.

295 ppi368 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 AMOLEDIPS LCD 
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass, Polarizing filter 
Camera
Camera8 megapixels20 megapixels 
FlashLEDDual LED 
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.

F2.2F2.4 
Focal length (35mm equivalent) 26 mm 
Camera sensor size 1/2.5" 
FeaturesBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Digital zoomBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Optical image stabilization, Face detection, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Panorama, Effects, Self-timer 
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps) 
FeaturesVideo callingOptical image stabilization, Video light 
Front-facing camera2 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 MSM8960T ProQualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 
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, 1700 MHz, Krait 300Quad core, 2200 MHz, Krait 400 
Graphics processorAdreno 320Adreno 330 
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 RAM 
Built-in storage16 GB32 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 64 GB 
Battery
Talk time18.00 hours
the average is 12 h (740 min)
27.40 hours
the average is 12 h (740 min)
 
Stand-by time16.0 days (384 hours)
the average is 20 days (492 h)
32.0 days (768 hours)
the average is 20 days (492 h)
 
Talk time (3G) 25.10 hours
the average is 14 h (863 min)
 
Capacity2880 mAh3400 mAh 
Not user replaceableYesYes 
Wireless charging Optional 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback, Preset equalizer, Dolby Headphone 
Radio FM, Stereo, RDS 
SpeakersEarpiece, Stereo speakersEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube player Yes 
Internet browsing
Browser Internet Explorer 10 
Built-in online services support Facebook, YouTube (upload), Flickr, Picasa/Google+, Twitter 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS800, 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
FDD LTE850 (band 5), 1700/2100 (band 4), 2600 (band 7) MHz800 (band 20), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz 
DataLTE, HSPA (unspecified), UMTS, EDGE, GPRSLTE Cat4 Downlink 150 Mbit/s, LTE Cat3/4 Uplink 50 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 11 Mbit/s 
Micro SIMYes  
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, S-GPS, Glonass, E911GPS, A-GPS, S-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning 
NavigationYesTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation, Points of interest (POI) 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac 
Mobile hotspotYesYes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
HDMIMicro HDMI (Type D)  
OtherTV-Out, NFC, DLNA, Miracast, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsService lights, Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Additional microphone/sfor Noise cancellationfor Noise cancellation, Video recording 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Altimeter, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
Hearing aid compatibilityM3, T4  
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDDVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD 
Availability
Officially announced18 Sep 201322 Oct 2013 
Shopping information
Accessories Nokia AC-60 MicroUSB Charger, Nokia Charging and Data Cable CA-190CD, Nokia Headset WH-208, Quick guide, SIM Door Key 
MSRP price $ 749 

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