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BlackBerry 8830 vs Motorola XT316

BlackBerry 8830 Remove phone

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PA Rating - 8
User Rating - 7.5

Posted: 25 Apr 2007
Market Status: Released

Motorola XT316 Remove phone

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Posted: 13 Jul 2011
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSBlackBerryAndroid (2.3) 
Dimensions4.49 x 2.60 x 0.55 inches (114 x 66 x 14 mm)4.59 x 2.28 x 0.53 inches (116.5 x 58 x 13.45 mm) 
Weight4.60 oz (130 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
3.88 oz (110 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
 
Display
Physical size 2.8 inches 
Resolution320 x 240 pixels240 x 320 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.

 143 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.

TFTTFT 
Colors65 536262 144 
Touchscreen Yes 
Features Light sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera
Camera 3 megapixels 
Features Digital zoom, Effects, Scenes 
Camcorder 640x480 (VGA) (24 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 MSM7227-1 
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.

Single coreSingle core, 600 MHz 
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.

16 MB RAM256 MB RAM / 512 MB ROM 
Built-in storage0.064 GB  
Storage expansionmicroSDmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time3.66 hours
the average is 12 h (741 min)
9.16 hours
the average is 12 h (741 min)
 
Stand-by time9.0 days (216 hours)
the average is 21 days (499 h)
  
Talk time (3G) 8.00 hours
the average is 13 h (769 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G) 30.0 days (720 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
 
Capacity1400 mAh1420 mAh 
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Multimedia
Radio FM, Stereo, RDS 
YouTube player Yes 
Internet browsing
BrowserBlackBerry Browser  
Built-in online services support YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 
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, 1900 MHz  
GSM900, 1800 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS 900, 2100 MHz 
DataGPRS, EV-DOEDGE, UMTS, HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s 
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.

GPSGPS, A-GPS 
Navigation Yes 
Connectivity
BluetoothYes2.1, EDR 
Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n 
USBYesUSB 2.0 
Connector microUSB 
Features Mass storage device, USB charging 
OtherComputer syncComputer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsService lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, SpeakerphoneService lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (128 voices), Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Sensors Accelerometer, Compass 
Hearing aid compatibilityM4, T4  
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDDVoice recording 
Availability
Officially announced25 Apr 200711 Jul 2011 

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