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BlackBerry Z10 vs Apple iPhone 5

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After snapping up the same set of shots with their 8-megapixel cameras, we determine that the iPhone 5 is the more well-rounded performer. As a whole, shots taken outdoors with sufficient lighting come out nice with both, but details are slightly sharper looking with the iPhone 5’s snapped images – in comparison to the dull tones seen with details of the Z10. Meanwhile, there’s more saturation evident in the Z10’s snapshots as well. And finally, the iPhone 5 shows its worth in low lighting conditions, as it’s better able to produce photos that are brighter – while still drawing out details.

BlackBerry Z10 - Apple iPhone 5Camera samples - BlackBerry Z10 vs Apple iPhone 5
BlackBerry Z10 - Apple iPhone 5Camera samples - BlackBerry Z10 vs Apple iPhone 5
BlackBerry Z10 - Apple iPhone 5Camera samples - BlackBerry Z10 vs Apple iPhone 5
BlackBerry Z10 - Apple iPhone 5Camera samples - BlackBerry Z10 vs Apple iPhone 5
BlackBerry Z10 - Apple iPhone 5Camera samples - BlackBerry Z10 vs Apple iPhone 5

BlackBerry Z10

Apple iPhone 5 - Apple iPhone 5Camera samples - BlackBerry Z10 vs Apple iPhone 5
Apple iPhone 5 - Apple iPhone 5Camera samples - BlackBerry Z10 vs Apple iPhone 5
Apple iPhone 5 - Apple iPhone 5Camera samples - BlackBerry Z10 vs Apple iPhone 5
Apple iPhone 5 - Apple iPhone 5Camera samples - BlackBerry Z10 vs Apple iPhone 5
Apple iPhone 5 - Apple iPhone 5Camera samples - BlackBerry Z10 vs Apple iPhone 5

Apple iPhone 5

BlackBerry Z10 - Apple iPhone 5Camera samples - BlackBerry Z10 vs Apple iPhone 5
BlackBerry Z10 - Apple iPhone 5Camera samples - BlackBerry Z10 vs Apple iPhone 5
BlackBerry Z10 - Apple iPhone 5Camera samples - BlackBerry Z10 vs Apple iPhone 5
BlackBerry Z10 - Apple iPhone 5Camera samples - BlackBerry Z10 vs Apple iPhone 5
BlackBerry Z10 - Apple iPhone 5Camera samples - BlackBerry Z10 vs Apple iPhone 5

BlackBerry Z10

Apple iPhone 5 - Apple iPhone 5Camera samples - BlackBerry Z10 vs Apple iPhone 5
Apple iPhone 5 - Apple iPhone 5Camera samples - BlackBerry Z10 vs Apple iPhone 5
Apple iPhone 5 - Apple iPhone 5Camera samples - BlackBerry Z10 vs Apple iPhone 5
Apple iPhone 5 - Apple iPhone 5Camera samples - BlackBerry Z10 vs Apple iPhone 5
Apple iPhone 5 - Apple iPhone 5Camera samples - BlackBerry Z10 vs Apple iPhone 5

Apple iPhone 5

BlackBerry Z10 - Apple iPhone 5Camera samples - BlackBerry Z10 vs Apple iPhone 5
BlackBerry Z10 - Apple iPhone 5Camera samples - BlackBerry Z10 vs Apple iPhone 5
BlackBerry Z10 - Apple iPhone 5Camera samples - BlackBerry Z10 vs Apple iPhone 5
BlackBerry Z10 - Apple iPhone 5Camera samples - BlackBerry Z10 vs Apple iPhone 5
BlackBerry Z10 - Apple iPhone 5Camera samples - BlackBerry Z10 vs Apple iPhone 5

BlackBerry Z10

Apple iPhone 5Camera samples - BlackBerry Z10 vs Apple iPhone 5
Apple iPhone 5Camera samples - BlackBerry Z10 vs Apple iPhone 5
Apple iPhone 5Camera samples - BlackBerry Z10 vs Apple iPhone 5
Apple iPhone 5Camera samples - BlackBerry Z10 vs Apple iPhone 5
Apple iPhone 5Camera samples - BlackBerry Z10 vs Apple iPhone 5

Apple iPhone 5
Camera samples


Strong light - BlackBerry Z10 - Apple iPhone 5Indoor samples - BlackBerry Z10 vs Apple iPhone 5
Medium light - BlackBerry Z10 - Apple iPhone 5Indoor samples - BlackBerry Z10 vs Apple iPhone 5
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Low light

BlackBerry Z10

Apple iPhone 5Indoor samples - BlackBerry Z10 vs Apple iPhone 5
Apple iPhone 5Indoor samples - BlackBerry Z10 vs Apple iPhone 5
Apple iPhone 5Indoor samples - BlackBerry Z10 vs Apple iPhone 5

Apple iPhone 5
Indoor samples


Moving onto 1080p video recording quality, it’s downright a long shot win for the iPhone 5. In fact, it’s the consistency of producing sharp visuals that really stand out between the two. Well, the artifacting elements seen with the Z10’s production also stand out, but not to its advantage. Rather, it dramatically softens its details to the point that speckling becomes prominent.

Camera speed

Taking a pic (sec)Lower is better Taking an HDR pic (sec)Lower is better CamSpeed score Higher is better CamSpeed score with flash Higher is better
BlackBerry Z10 2.8
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Apple iPhone 5 2.7
3.7
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True, there’s not much separating the presentation of their music players while listening to songs, but for a platform that’s employing more visual eye candy, we’re disappointed to see a stale player with the Z10. Obviously, cover flow mode with the iPhone 5 continues to impress us in this day and age, which is significantly more pleasing. Going back to Apple’s prodigy, the audio quality of the iPhone 5’s speaker is easily the preferred with its slightly stronger output and cleaner tones.

Music player of the BlackBerry Z10 - BlackBerry Z10 vs Apple iPhone 5
Music player of the BlackBerry Z10 - BlackBerry Z10 vs Apple iPhone 5
Music player of the BlackBerry Z10 - BlackBerry Z10 vs Apple iPhone 5
Music player of the BlackBerry Z10 - BlackBerry Z10 vs Apple iPhone 5

Music player of the BlackBerry Z10


Apple’s iPod music player - BlackBerry Z10 vs Apple iPhone 5
Apple’s iPod music player - BlackBerry Z10 vs Apple iPhone 5
Apple’s iPod music player - BlackBerry Z10 vs Apple iPhone 5
Apple’s iPod music player - BlackBerry Z10 vs Apple iPhone 5

Apple’s iPod music player


With only two-tenths of an inch separating the size of their displays, it doesn’t matter as much when watching videos. In fact, the size difference is negligible here, and instead, it’s the iridescent glow of their displays, and excellent playback performance, that captures our attention the most.

BlackBerry Z10 - Video playback - BlackBerry Z10 vs Apple iPhone 5
Video playback - BlackBerry Z10 vs Apple iPhone 5
Apple iPhone 5 - Video playback - BlackBerry Z10 vs Apple iPhone 5
Video playback - BlackBerry Z10 vs Apple iPhone 5

BlackBerry Z10

 

Apple iPhone 5

 

Video playback



Audio output

Loudspeaker loudness (dB)
Higher is better
BlackBerry Z10 74
Apple iPhone 5 71
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posted on 07 Feb 2013, 05:17

1. Techsplash (Posts: 41; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


the actual display size of both phones are same.dont you think so.

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 05:19 18

2. wendygarett (unregistered)


But again I still prefer iPhone 5 :)

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 05:54 9

10. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


i prefer none of them :)

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 06:00 7

11. wendygarett (unregistered)


Then why are you comment? :)

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 06:11 8

13. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


because i can. LOL

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 06:14 8

14. wendygarett (unregistered)


Whatever... IPhone5 I choose you!!!!!

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 09:02 3

39. darkkjedii (Posts: 22114; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Good choice Wendy more like great choice

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 08:05 1

34. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


and again I still give dislike ^^

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 12:08 4

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

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 20:35 1

49. cheetah2k (Posts: 1598; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


PMS??

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 05:21 1

4. darkkjedii (Posts: 22114; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Yes agreed

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 17:31 1

47. Birds (Posts: 1164; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


The screen height is the same but the width is different...The BB Z10 has a slightly wider screen.

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 08:34

65. SkurtMcGurt (Posts: 21; Member since: 18 Dec 2012)


Overall, Iphone 5 camera wins..hands down

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 22:31

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.

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 05:20 4

3. darkkjedii (Posts: 22114; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


BB has promise, but the ip5 is more solid in the key areas

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 06:23 5

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.

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 06:50 3

19. darkkjedii (Posts: 22114; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I think it's a great start

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 07:48 4

31. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


Blackberry did not start with the Z10. It ends with it.

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 08:02

32. darkkjedii (Posts: 22114; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Ok...

posted on 16 Feb 2013, 19:05

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

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 07:46

30. tusshharish (Posts: 342; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


are they brothers................. or step brothers...........

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 05:25 10

5. tech2 (Posts: 3477; 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)

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 05:34

6. darkkjedii (Posts: 22114; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Loading...

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 05:37 1

7. darkkjedii (Posts: 22114; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


And the apps make the iPhone a serious power user device too

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 05:39

8. darkkjedii (Posts: 22114; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Tech have u ever really worked with the ip5 hands on for a good amount of time?

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 08:16 4

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

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 09:04

40. darkkjedii (Posts: 22114; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I love the accuracy of the keyboard, and the fast multitasking

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 06:20 1

15. darkkjedii (Posts: 22114; 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.

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 06:36 7

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.

http://www.macworld.com/article/1164616/how_ios_multitasking_really_works.html

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 06:54 5

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.

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