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BlackBerry Z30 vs Nokia Lumia 920

BlackBerry Z30 Remove phone

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PA Rating - 7.5
User Rating - 9.9

Posted: 18 Sep 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon

Nokia Lumia 920 Remove phone

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PA Rating - 9
User Rating - 9.5

Posted: 05 Sep 2012
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - AT&T

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSBlackBerry (10.2)Windows Phone 8 
Form factorCandybarCandybar 
Dimensions5.53 x 2.83 x 0.37 inches (140.7 x 72 x 9.4 mm)5.13 x 2.79 x 0.42 inches (130.3 x 70.8 x 10.7 mm) 
Weight6.00 oz (170 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
6.53 oz (185 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
 
Side Keys Right: Volume control, Camera shutter, Lock/Unlock key 
Colors Black, Yellow, Red, White, Gray 
Display
Physical size5.0 inches4.5 inches 
Resolution720 x 1280 pixels768 x 1280 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 ppi332 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 
Peak brightness 600 cd/m2 (nit) 
TouchscreenCapacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass), Polarizing filter 
Camera
Camera8 megapixels8.7 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.

F2.2F2.0 
Focal length (35mm equivalent) 26 mm 
Camera sensor size 1/3" 
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, White balance presets, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Macro mode, Night mode 
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps) 
Recording format MPEG4, H.264 
FeaturesVideo callingOptical image stabilization, Video calling 
Front-facing camera2 megapixels1.3 megapixels 
Video capture1280x720 (720p HD)1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps) 
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 S4 Plus MSM8960 
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 300Dual core, 1500 MHz, Krait 
Graphics processorAdreno 320Adreno 225 
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) / LPDDR21024 MB RAM (Dual-channel, 500 MHz) / LPDDR2 
Built-in storage16 GB32 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB  
Battery
Talk time18.00 hours
the average is 12 h (745 min)
18.60 hours
the average is 12 h (745 min)
 
Stand-by time16.0 days (384 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
19.2 days (460 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
 
Talk time (3G) 10.80 hours
the average is 13 h (769 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G) 19.2 days (460 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
 
Music playback90.00 hours74.00 hours 
Video playback12.00 hours6.00 hours 
Capacity2880 mAh2000 mAh 
Type Li - Ion 
Not user replaceableYesYes 
Wireless charging Built-in 
specifications continue after the ad
Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback 
Supported formatsMP3, AAC, WAV, AMR, 3GPMP3, AAC, eAAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), MP4, AMR, 3GP 
Video playback   
Supported formatsMPEG4, H.263, H.264MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, 3GPP 
Radio FM, Stereo, RDS 
SpeakersEarpiece, Stereo speakersEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
Internet browsing
Browser Internet Explorer 10 
supportsHTML, HTML5HTML, HTML5, XHTML, CSS 3, XML 
Built-in online services support Facebook, YouTube (upload), 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 18), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz 
DataLTE, HSPA (unspecified), UMTS, EDGE, GPRSLTE 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 SIMYesYes 
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, Glonass, E911GPS, A-GPS, S-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning 
NavigationYesTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice 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, CalculatorCalendar, Alarm, To-Do, Document viewer (Office, PDF), Calculator, Notes 
MessagingSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text inputSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input 
E-mailIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange, Blackberry ConnectIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange 
Instant MessagingYesWindows Live / MSN 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.03.0 
ProfilesHandsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP)Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Application (SDAP) 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz 
Mobile hotspotYesYes 
Wi-Fi DirectYesYes 
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, DLNA, Miracast, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, 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, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Additional microphone/sfor Noise cancellation  
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 
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

12 Nov 2013  
FCC ID value: L6ARFY110LW 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.

   
Head0.77 W/kg0.68 W/kg 
Body1.23 W/kg0.64 W/kg 
Product Specific Use1.23 W/kg  
Simultaneous Transmission1.58 W/kg  
Availability
Officially announced18 Sep 201305 Sep 2012 
Shopping information
Accessories Nokia Fast USB Charger AC-16, Nokia Charging and Data Cable CA-190CD, Nokia Headset WH-208, Quick guide 

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