BlackBerry Z10 vs Apple iPhone 5
0. phoneArena 07 Feb 2013, 05:15 posted on
Crazy to imagine it nonetheless, but we finally have a hotly contested BlackBerry smartphone that’s worthy of being pitted against the greats in the industry. Although it’s still a while before it makes its presence in the US, the BlackBerry 10 trotting Z10 is making some noise of late, and knowing that, it’s bound to catch the iPhone 5’s direct gaze...
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1. Techsplash (Posts: 41; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
the actual display size of both phones are same.dont you think so.
2. wendygarett (unregistered)
But again I still prefer iPhone 5 :)
11. wendygarett (unregistered)
Then why are you comment? :)
14. wendygarett (unregistered)
Whatever... IPhone5 I choose you!!!!!
39. darkkjedii (Posts: 21777; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Good choice Wendy more like great choice
34. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)
and again I still give dislike ^^
42. b1acktiger (Posts: 223; Member since: 19 May 2012)
Wendy is a mystry. Loyal to iPhone and holds a HTC One X which she hates for being "PLASTICKY" and a ton of Red Thumbs Down. LOL
47. Birds (Posts: 1161; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
The screen height is the same but the width is different...The BB Z10 has a slightly wider screen.
65. SkurtMcGurt (Posts: 21; Member since: 18 Dec 2012)
Overall, Iphone 5 camera wins..hands down
53. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
The Z10 screen is way better. It is a decent shape and has a great aspect ratio for portrait.
The Iphone 5 on the other hand, let's just say it should have stuck to a 3:2 aspect ratio. 16:9 really does not go well with a screen that is already super tall and skinny. 16:9 works well with short and fat screens though.
3. darkkjedii (Posts: 21777; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
BB has promise, but the ip5 is more solid in the key areas
16. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
True, but you have to give BB credit for a strong start. The only real thing it's missing is apps and a few features, otherwise it's a very solid platform for starting a comeback.
The multitasking and notification methods BB brought are second to none. BB centralized their OS around multitasking, and I personally think the notifications system is better than any other platform has right now.
All BB10 needs is the developer support, then it'll be a top competitor. For a brand new platform, BB did a spectacular job.
31. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)
Blackberry did not start with the Z10. It ends with it.
67. XperiaPrince (Posts: 108; Member since: 25 Dec 2012)
Yes blackberry has a very strong start and remember its only v.1 of Blackberry 10 os. who knows how much the BB10 os will improve.The only thing more solid about iOS is that it have many apps that we can use.But in every other aspects, I think Z10 is on par with iPhone 5
30. tusshharish (Posts: 342; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)
are they brothers................. or step brothers...........
5. tech2 (Posts: 3466; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
"but if you’re a power user and prefer an established foundation, stick with the iPhone 5"
although I agree iPhone 5 is better established (only if you are talking to the extent of apps) what makes you say a power user should go for iPhone 5 when it lacks multi-tasking and a better notification experience ?
It takes absoluetly ages to close all apps on ios whereas BB10 is keenly focused of multi-tasking. Why would a power user prefer ios then ? (No offence intented)
7. darkkjedii (Posts: 21777; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
And the apps make the iPhone a serious power user device too
8. darkkjedii (Posts: 21777; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Tech have u ever really worked with the ip5 hands on for a good amount of time?
37. Xtasy (Posts: 284; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)
I have and it sucks when it comes to multi tasking...Textin on it sucks too
40. darkkjedii (Posts: 21777; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
I love the accuracy of the keyboard, and the fast multitasking
15. darkkjedii (Posts: 21777; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
The iPhone has multitasking, it just does it in its own way. Better notifications is subjective, people will prefer one thing to the other, I feel that the notifications in iOS simply lack quick settings but other than that its great, again that's subjective. Multitasking is the ability to do two or more things at once, and leave an app and return to it the way u left it. The iPhone does that.
17. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
The iPhone doesn't have multitasking. After closing out of an app, it's given about 5 seconds of background time (but may have a 10 minute extension if there is a big task) then goes into a suspended state; that isn't multitasking. Multitasking is running multiple things at once, and if apps are put in a suspended state, that means they aren't running, and thus not multitasking. Only a few apps in iOS can run in the background constantly; mainly music/podcast and social networking apps.
MacWorld did an article on this a while ago, and unless Apple changed the way iOS multitasks in iOS 6 (which I highly doubt), it still holds true.
20. Stoli89 (Posts: 333; Member since: 28 Jun 2010)
Symbian and Meego are the other true multi-taskers that have been commericalized (and killed) by Nokia. Meego, in particular, delivered the unified messaging hub and full gesture based UI that the media is currently praising BB for "developing".
Apple and Microsoft have both chosen the suspended app approach probably to address battery life for their high overhead OS's.