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BlackBerry Torch 9800 vs Apple iPhone 4

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BlackBerry Torch 9800 Remove phone

Posted: 03 Aug 2010
Market Status: Released
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Apple iPhone 4 Remove phone

Posted: 07 Jun 2010
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSBlackBerry (6.0.x)iOS (7.x, 6.1, 6, 5.1, 5, 4.x) 
Dimensions4.37 x 2.44 x 0.57 inches (111 x 62 x 14.6 mm)4.50 x 2.31 x 0.37 inches (114.3 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm) 
Weight5.68 oz (161 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
4.83 oz (137 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
 
Body material Glass 
Display
Physical size3.2 inches3.5 inches 
Resolution360 x 480 pixels640 x 960 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.

188 ppi326 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.

TFTIPS LCD 
Colors 16 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels5 megapixels 
FlashLEDLED 
Camera sensor size 1/3.2" 
FeaturesAutofocus, Digital image stabilization, Geo taggingBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital zoom, Geo tagging 
Camcorder640x480 (VGA) (24 fps)1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps) 
FeaturesVideo sharingVideo calling 
Front-facing camera 0.3 megapixels VGA 
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.

 Apple A4 
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.

624 MHzSingle core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A8 
Graphics processor PowerVR SGX535 
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.

512 MB RAM / 512 MB ROM512 MB RAM 
Built-in storage4 GB32 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB  
Battery
Talk time5.50 hours
the average is 12 h (705 min)
14.00 hours
the average is 12 h (705 min)
 
Stand-by time17.0 days (408 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
12.5 days (300 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
 
Talk time (3G)5.80 hours
the average is 15 h (902 min)
7.00 hours
the average is 15 h (902 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G)9.2 days (221 hours)
the average is 30 days (709 h)
12.5 days (300 hours)
the average is 30 days (709 h)
 
Capacity1300 mAh1420 mAh 
Not user replaceable Yes 
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Multimedia
Speakers Earpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Browser Safari 
Built-in online services supportFacebook, MySpace, TwitterYouTube (upload) 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
DataHSDPA 3.6 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGEHSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE 
Micro 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.

A-GPSA-GPS 
NavigationYesYes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.12.1, EDR 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 b, g, n 
Mobile hotspot Yes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBProprietary 
Features USB charging 
OtherUMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncComputer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsService lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (32 voices), Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Additional microphone(s) for Noise cancellation 
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
Hearing aid compatibilityM3, T3  
OtherVoice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced03 Aug 201007 Jun 2010 
Shopping information
MSRP price$ 200  

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