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BlackBerry Curve 8330 vs Samsung Galaxy Prevail

BlackBerry Curve 8330 Remove phone

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PA Rating - 7.1
User Rating - 8.7

Posted: 25 Feb 2008
Market Status: Released

Samsung Galaxy Prevail Remove phone

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User Rating - 5.8

Posted: 04 Apr 2011
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Boost Mobile

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSBlackBerryAndroid (2.2) 
Dimensions4.20 x 2.40 x 0.60 inches (106.6 x 61 x 15 mm)4.43 x 2.26 x 0.47 inches (113 x 57 x 12 mm) 
Weight4.00 oz (113 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
3.80 oz (108 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
 
Display
Physical size 3.2 inches 
Resolution320 x 240 pixels  
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.

TFT  
Colors65 536  
Touchscreen Multi-touch 
FeaturesLight sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera
Camera2 megapixels2 megapixels 
FlashYes  
FeaturesDigital zoom, Mirror  
CamcorderYesYes 
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 S1 MSM7627 
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.

312 MHzSingle core, 800 MHz, ARM11 
Graphics processor Adreno 200 
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.

32 MB RAM / 96 MB ROM384 MB RAM / 512 MB ROM 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHCmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time4.33 hours
the average is 12 h (746 min)
6.50 hours
the average is 12 h (746 min)
 
Stand-by time11.0 days (264 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
9.0 days (216 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
 
Capacity1150 mAh  
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter by Album, Artist, Playlists 
Features Album art cover, Background playback 
Speakers Earpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube player Yes 
Internet browsing
BrowserBlackBerry Browser, RSS  
Built-in online services support Facebook 
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 MHz800, 1900 MHz 
DataEV-DOEV-DO Rev.A 
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 
Navigation Yes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.0Yes 
Wi-Fi Yes 
USBYesYes 
Connector microUSB 
Features Mass storage device, USB charging 
OtherComputer syncComputer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsService lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Sensors Accelerometer 
Hearing aid compatibilityM4, T4M4, T4 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice recording 
Shopping information
MSRP price $ 180 

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