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BlackBerry Torch 9850 vs Samsung Galaxy S III

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BlackBerry Torch 9850 Remove phone

Posted: 03 Aug 2011
Market Status: Released
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Posted: 03 May 2012
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSBlackBerry (7.1, 7)Android (4.3, 4.1.2, 4.1.1, 4.0.4) TouchWiz UX UI 
Dimensions4.72 x 2.44 x 0.45 inches (120 x 62 x 11.5 mm)5.38 x 2.78 x 0.34 inches (136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm) 
Weight4.76 oz (135 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
4.69 oz (133 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
 
Body material Polycarbonate 
Display
Physical size3.7 inches4.8 inches 
Resolution480 x 800 pixels720 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.

252 ppi306 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.

TFTSuper AMOLED 
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels8 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.

 F2.6 
Camera sensor size 1/3" 
FeaturesAutofocus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Geo taggingBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), CMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Face detection, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Effects, Self-timer 
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps) 
FeaturesContinuous autofocusDigital image stabilization, Video calling 
Front-facing camera 1.9 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.

 Samsung Exynos 4 (4412) 
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 core, 1200 MHz, QC 8655Quad core, 1400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 
Graphics processorYesARM Mali-400/MP4 
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.

768 MB RAM1024 MB RAM 
Built-in storage4 GB32 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB 
Battery
Talk time6.80 hours
the average is 12 h (711 min)
22.50 hours
the average is 12 h (711 min)
 
Stand-by time13.4 days (321 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)
34.6 days (830 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)
 
Talk time (3G)6.10 hours
the average is 15 h (909 min)
11.60 hours
the average is 15 h (909 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G)11.8 days (283 hours)
the average is 29 days (706 h)
32.1 days (770 hours)
the average is 29 days (706 h)
 
Video call time6.60 hours  
Capacity1230 mAh2100 mAh 
Wireless charging Optional 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, Genre, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback, Custom equalizer, Preset equalizer 
Radio FM, Stereo, RDS 
Speakers Earpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube player Yes 
Internet browsing
BrowserBlackBerry Browser  
Built-in online services support Facebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, Twitter 
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  
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
DataHSPA (unspecified), UMTS, EDGE, EV-DO Rev.AHSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS 
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.

GPSGPS, A-GPS, Glonass 
NavigationYesTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation, Points of interest (POI) 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.1, EDR4.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz 
Mobile hotspotYesYes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingUSB Host, USB charging 
HDMI via microUSB 
OtherComputer sync, OTA syncNFC, DLNA, Miracast, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneService lights (Multiple color), Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Additional microphone(s) Yes 
SensorsAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer 
Hearing aid compatibilityM3, T3  
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDDVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced03 Aug 201103 May 2012 
Shopping information
MSRP price$ 500  

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