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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...

This is a discussion for a review. To read the whole review, click here

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 06:55 1

21. darkkjedii (Posts: 22040; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Not here to argue. I prefer iOS multitasking

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 07:13 6

25. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


You prefer how iOS switches apps, multitasking isn't the correct term because iOS doesn't multitask.

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 07:18 1

27. darkkjedii (Posts: 22040; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Ok bro have it your way as I said I'm not here to argue.

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 06:55

22. wendygarett (unregistered)


It works only in iphone5 iPad mini and iPad 4, the rest can't... I tried every device and I know :)

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 07:12 2

24. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


How can other devices not multitask if they have the same software? It makes no sense.

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 07:26

29. wendygarett (unregistered)


I'm thinking the same things, why don't ask Apple :)

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 08:14 2

36. windy (Posts: 20; Member since: 28 Oct 2012)


IOS has multitasking the same as Android system. For example you can close a game and return to it anytime you want. What you'll find is a paused game.
For other applications you have the same.
I haven't seen any application that is shot down after pushing the home button.
Can you give an example that is against multitasking?

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 08:57 2

38. darkkjedii (Posts: 22040; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


My point exactly

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 12:40 1

44. darkkjedii (Posts: 22040; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I love that I can keep my camera, and Facebook open at all times and go to them and they're ready to rock.

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 20:38

50. cheetah2k (Posts: 1594; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


darkjedii = owned!

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 01:03

71. sbrk2 (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


My girlfriend has an iphone, but i guess most girls do....

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 08:13 3

35. Xtasy (Posts: 284; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)


That's exactly what i couldn't understand! How could people using an iphone 5 be a power user lol

It's very obvious that the person who wrote this is biased and rooting for the iphone and is a fan of one...

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 05:53 1

9. faisolbauuz (Posts: 121; Member since: 05 Jan 2013)


Too bad the battery life on the z10 was bad

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 15:54 2

46. slaggyb (Posts: 214; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


I dont know why iphonearena is complaining about Z10 battery Is all bullcrap... I got my Z10 which I ordered from day one delivered yesterday and I really don't understand iphonearena anymore...battery life by far has been fantastic its in the same league with my galaxy s3 of which I sold and shipped that same yesterday on Amazon after listing it there for about two weeks. .check out the link below this is from an iphone strict site.http://www.todaysiphone.com/2013/02/blackberr​y-z10-vs-iphone-5-hardware-comparison/

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 17:37

48. slaggyb (Posts: 214; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


http://www.todaysiphone.com/2013/02/blackberry-z10-vs-iphone-5-hardware-comparison/
Please read

posted on 08 Feb 2013, 02:28

54. faisolbauuz (Posts: 121; Member since: 05 Jan 2013)


Soo actually the battery isnt that bad ? Well thats good to hear

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 06:09 5

12. jade272727 (Posts: 62; Member since: 10 Dec 2011)


BlackBerry Z10 wins hands down

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 06:43 7

18. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


a suggestion.

When comparing displays of both phones, would you please choose the same wallpaper/background. I think it may affect the display at some point.

Also, I see no difference on the viewing angle which made me conclude that the viewing angles are almost on the same level.

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 07:03 1

23. alterecho (Posts: 1098; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


The backside of the Z10 looks like the front side of the iPhone 5.

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 07:18 2

26. x78_nothing (Posts: 53; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)


Thanks for nice comparison ... actually i want to know more about BB Balance, Flow and Timeshift on Z10.

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 07:25 1

28. darkkjedii (Posts: 22040; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I thought the Iphone had too much bezel, but man the z10 has a ton of it.

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 08:04 5

33. REYNER (Posts: 187; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


ahm nice comparison i agree in some point just like the music player but i think the review failed to give some emphasis on Z10's main feature as well as advantage no doubt IP5 has the advantage in camera department( but z10's time-shift is quite impressive)and apps as well as built quality but when it comes to messaging i think BB's z10 nailed it keyboard, the screen sharing, video chat in bbm, and the BB balance where you can separate personal and work related stuff. is downright very convenient. how i hope it has given a small potion to be notice and commend in the review over all nice review decent and fair at some point but could have been better...

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 10:36 1

41. syedzain (Posts: 175; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


have used iPhone 5 its really a great phone, Jailbreak made iPhone more excellent.

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 12:29

43. darkkjedii (Posts: 22040; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I wanna jailbreak mine

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 13:10

45. k1ng617 (Posts: 264; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)


Wowza the BB front looks just like a Moto Droid X!

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 20:50

51. Lakuta1978 (Posts: 64; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


iphone 5 of course....

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 21:06

52. Crackberry (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)


Whatever you may say about BB / BB Z10 . Well. its really a great start for BB having BB 10. Today's generation BB 10 takes revenge on Iphone, Android whatsoever... Canada's pride takes place over US products. Iphone is SLUGGISH, Low Camera Quality, although Iphone has much apps and games, but the Developers of BB are making much apps, games etc. You must try BB 10 before judging both phones, well Im not forcing but atleast you try. But i really prefer BB. BB rocks, Canada, Philippines, Saudi, India, indonesia etc, even America. Try to visit BlackBerry.

posted on 08 Feb 2013, 04:09 1

55. onethreealpha (Posts: 14; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


Thankyou for this OPINION piece. I think amongst all the personal viewpoints and preferences, there may have actually been 1 or 2 valid comparisons.
The reference to, multitasking with iOS is a joke.
The total failure to highlight the many features that are standard on BlackBerry's first iteration device, while iphone users have suffered for years with something as old as a crippled bluetooth function?
The complete bypassing of BB balance as a feature...... Even though iOS can't even compete with it. Of course I forgot about all those fart apps and the thousands of ebooks and rss links that are also classified as "apps" in the great walled garden....
Yep, iphonearena does it again.

posted on 08 Feb 2013, 11:21 1

56. lpratas (Posts: 353; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


There for it be all plastic the Z10 has better functions and features then the Iphone 5. Why the Iphone 5 will attract more interest even now?!! John V, don't drink so much because in this review you are drunk, drunk with the Iphone 5. I think the Iphone 5 hasn't nothing of special. For me seems with its features a feature phone. Why the reviewers of this site are always talking well of the Apple phones and tablets and putting deffects in the smartphones of the competition, especially in the Samsung smartphones and tablets? I see a promising future in the BB10 and Z10 with its features, it resembles with Android.

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 03:45

57. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Expect the BB app store to grow at an extreme rate.
Re-coding for the QNX is apparently a breeze.
One programmer ported a high end game (Galaxy on fire 2 Valkyrie) from iOS to BB in one day!

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