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BlackBerry Z30 vs Sony Xperia Z2

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BlackBerry Z30 Remove phone

Posted: 18 Sep 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon
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Sony Xperia Z2 Remove phone

Posted: 24 Feb 2014
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSBlackBerry (10.2)Android (4.4.2) 
Dimensions5.53 x 2.83 x 0.37 inches (140.7 x 72 x 9.4 mm)5.78 x 2.89 x 0.32 inches (146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm) 
Weight6.00 oz (170 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
5.75 oz (163 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
 
Body material Glass 
Rugged Water, Dust resistant 
IP certified IP 58 
Display
Physical size5.0 inches5.2 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 ppi424 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 
Camera
Camera8 megapixels20.7 megapixels 
FlashLEDLED 
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 
Camera sensor size 1/2.3" 
FeaturesBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Digital zoomCMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Smile detection, White balance presets, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Effects 
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)3840x2160 (4K) 
FeaturesVideo callingHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR) 
Front-facing camera2 megapixels2.2 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 801 MSM8974-AB 
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, 2300 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 RAM3072 MB RAM 
Built-in storage16 GB16 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GBmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 128 GB 
Battery
Talk time18.00 hours
the average is 12 h (713 min)
15.00 hours
the average is 12 h (713 min)
 
Stand-by time16.0 days (384 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)
28.8 days (690 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)
 
Talk time (3G) 19.00 hours
the average is 15 h (903 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G) 30.8 days (740 hours)
the average is 30 days (709 h)
 
Capacity2880 mAh3200 mAh 
Not user replaceableYes  
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, Music recognition 
Radio FM, RDS 
SpeakersEarpiece, Stereo speakersEarpiece, Stereo speakers 
YouTube player Yes 
Internet browsing
Browser Google Chrome 
Built-in online services support YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS800, 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1700/2100, 2100 MHz 
FDD LTE850 (band 5), 1700/2100 (band 4), 2600 (band 7) MHz700 (band 13), 700 (band 17), 800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz 
DataLTE, HSPA (unspecified), UMTS, EDGE, GPRSLTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), , HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, EDGE, GPRS 
Micro SIMYes  
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, Glonass 
NavigationYesYes 
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, DLNA, Miracast, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, ANT+, SyncML 
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(s)for Noise cancellationfor Noise cancellation 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Altimeter, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer 
Hearing aid compatibilityM3, T4  
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDDVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced18 Sep 201324 Feb 2014 

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