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BlackBerry Z10 vs Apple iPhone 5

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Call Quality:

BlackBerry Z10 vs Apple iPhone 5
You can’t go wrong chit-chatting away on either device, as call quality on both ends of the line are clear, audible, and distortion-free. Also, it helps that their noise-cancellations features kick in at a moment’s notice during windy conditions. However, the only blemishes we see are related to their speaker phones – voices sound distorted on the iPhone 5, while there’s some strain evident at the loudest volume setting with the Z10.


Battery:

After spending a good amount of time with the Z10, it still baffles us with its poor battery life – and that’s not even using it via 4G LTE connectivity. Specifically, we’re able to push the 10 hour mark with normal usage on the Z10, which is unacceptable compared to the 1 day of usage delivered by the iPhone 5.


Conclusion:

Pricing, of course, is a matter that’s very important to many people, and in this specific case, the two start of at the golden price of $200 with a 2-year contract. Talking about value and getting the most bang for the buck out of a device, there’s plenty of it behind the iPhone 5 – like its premium construction and better hardware performance in several key areas. In contrast, if we’re to look strictly at the platform experience, there’s no question which one is boasting that dreamy level of form, function, and depth of features. Heck, looking at the maps and voice control experiences might be enough for people to make a valid decision.

Honestly folks, it’s a valiant effort on BlackBerry’s part with its brand spanking new platform, but when there’s a healthy ecosystem surrounding the iPhone, it’s going to be hard to pull people away from those comfortable confines and bring them to a new mobile operating system that hasn’t fully matured yet. On the surface, BlackBerry 10 is visually impressive over iOS, but it simply lacks that breadth of features we desperately want (and expect) in a mobile OS. For now, if you’re itching to experiment and give it a shot, the BlackBerry Z10 is definitely worth a look, but if you’re a power user and prefer an established foundation, stick with the iPhone 5.

BlackBerry Z10 vs Apple iPhone 5



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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: 22014; 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: 1594; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


PMS??

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 05:21 1

4. darkkjedii (Posts: 22014; 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: 22014; 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: 22014; 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: 22014; 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: 3475; 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: 22014; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Loading...

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 05:37 1

7. darkkjedii (Posts: 22014; 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: 22014; 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: 22014; 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: 22014; 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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