BlackBerry Z10 vs Samsung Galaxy S III
Z10’s output is strained in tone – while the Galaxy S III tends to exhibit some over-sharpness with voices.
Bigger screens tend to be battery hogs, but in this comparison, we actually find the Galaxy S III to put out the better battery life. Of course, we can argue that it can be attributed to its larger 2,100 mAh battery, but in any event, we’re able to get by through a day of normal usage with it. In comparison, the 1,800 mAh battery of the Z10 allows us only 10 hours of normal usage before it requires a recharge.
Can BlackBerry do what Google did to it back in 2008? Although some might be quick to draw a foreseeable demise to BlackBerry, there’s still hope, of course, especially when Google made it on top. Needless to say, it’s funny in how some things turn out. No one said it would be easy to start fresh (again), but as long as BlackBerry can push out timely updates to enhance its new experience, there is always a light at the end of the tunnel, but then again, we all know how webOS turned out.
So what device should you call your own right now? Seeing that these two are priced at $200 on-contract, it’s not all that difficult to point out the extensive set of features you’re going to get with the Samsung Galaxy S III. From the various software enhancements attached to its TouchWiz Nature UX experience, to the way Android as a whole adheres to the needs of power users, there’s a whole lot of bang for the buck put out by Sammy’s flagship. Still, if you opt to go with the BlackBerry Z10, there are some compromises that you’re going to make. It’s not perfect, obviously, but when there’s a minimum expectation, it’s hard to find valid arguments to point out the Z10’s superiority. Nevertheless, there’s always hope, hope for a better tomorrow.
BlackBerry Z10 vs Samsung Galaxy S III:
2. ajac09 (Posts: 1481; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
without even reading it my vote goes to the gs3. Not enough blackberry
8. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
My vote also goes to Samsung Galaxy S III (even if I don't like OLED based displays).
37. metalpoet (unregistered)
i have the gs3 but id take a bb z10 over an iPhone 5 as my 2nd smartphone :)
41. ReaperChief (Posts: 31; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
I'd either take a Note 2, Nexus 4 or an Xperia Z as my 2nd phone.. And, if I were to pick another OS for a second phone, I'd pick an iPhone 5 and then a Lumia 920.. Finally, a Z10 would be the final option.. Of course, these picks will be final this summer when we will have all the major competitors..
3. Johnnokia (Posts: 1094; Member since: 27 May 2012)
I see S3 is the winner.
If so, how can the Z10 compete with the Galaxy S4, Xperia Z, HTC M7 or the new coming soon legendary Lumia !!.
The way is tooooo tough Blackberry.
38. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
That is the problem for BB. They have come to the 2013 market with a 2012 solution. What makes them more special than say, a Sony Z, Sammy GS IV, HTC One (or whatever they end up calling it) or the next Nokia L940?
40. Mindmeld (Posts: 2; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)
Firstly, this is someone's opinion and not fact (like a movie review). John likes (although he keeps saying 'we') GSIII and that's cool. You are right, though, Z10 most likely will not be able to compete with the next generation phones although we have no idea what the specs are going to be. On the other hand, will these upcoming phones be able to compete with the BB Aristo that is rumored to be coming out sometime at the end of this year? Maybe a moot point, however, since all these phones are vapor ware until they are officially announced (and none have been - just rumors).
4. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)
No real competition here the Galaxy S3 pimp slaps this Blackberry 10 software and features especially. But it's great to see BlackBerry stepping up it's game to remain relevant in this they must come stronger.
5. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3865; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
I can see the winner miles away...
Sad to see a phone from '12 slapping another from the future.
6. cocote177 (Posts: 20; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
Want a comparison with the Lumia 920. Those are the real competitors
26. slaggyb (Posts: 214; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
Again another fake comparison in terms of battery life...iphonearena you so disappoint me..http://www.todaysiphone.com/2013/02/blackberry-z10-vs-iphone-5-hardware-comparison/......take your time folks and read..
27. slaggyb (Posts: 214; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
14. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
you mean the S3 with its blueish tint??
17. bucky (Posts: 2606; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
If it not better than the s3 then it certainly isn't going to be the iPhone 5.....
19. Jonathan41 (Posts: 532; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)
Dyslexia? I think you got some words mixed up there.
21. Jonathan41 (Posts: 532; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)
No, he was talking about the Z10 with it's dimness in comparison to the S3. Stacks up pretty well against the iPhone 5 though (See comparison)
23. bucky (Posts: 2606; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
No, wrong person replied too. Fail on my part. I did however get a chance to play with the z10...it's actually not bad at all. If it came out last year it would be excellent. It's really hard for a new is to come out now without a major financial backing.
10. GALAXY-STORM (Posts: 328; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)
S3 wins but it might beat the iphone 5.
11. x78_nothing (Posts: 53; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)
willing to see BB Z10 white version compare to SGS3, but only my opinion ... with home button sgs3 looks so old.
13. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
not even close, the differences are like heaven and hell
bb still has a long way to go
16. Jonathan41 (Posts: 532; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)
The SG3 is the clear winner in the capabilities and specs department. Blackberry is super late to the party but, the Z10 is a Okay starting point. I predict the Z10 will grant Blackberry back a fair amount of it's customers who went to the iPhone.
18. TheMan (Posts: 490; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
Thinking aloud here...
I don't think the Z10 has to be the best. The iPhone didn't have to be (though it may have been briefly) because of its walled garden ecosystem (just like the iPod benefited.) Sammy has to be a leader because it is only offering hardware, so the phone has to stand on its own (although they're doing things like tying in other Samsung phones and offering SmartTV's).
BB has its service offering going for it. As long as that's on the table BB just has to be "good enough."
22. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Clearly the S 3 walks out with an easy win.. but I really like the potential beneath the BB OS.
BB should focus on licensing it out, because they obviously cannot cope with the best on the hardware front