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After meeting with a landslide of failures and slash in market shares these past few years, BlackBerry (formerly Research in Motion) has released what it hopes would be its chance to snag at the least some of its market shares back. It is the company’s first fully touchscreen Smartphone. Meanwhile, Samsung Electronics has taken up the lead when it comes to Smartphone supremacy (with the possible exception of the iPhone). Last year, it launched its most successful handset so far, the Samsung Galaxy S3, which went on to become 2012’s best-selling Smartphone.
We are curious whether the BlackBerry Z10, which is a fairly new Smartphone, fares better or worse than Samsung’s last year’s best. Will the BlackBerry Z10 deliver on its promise as the redeeming device for the fallen company or will it be outperformed by more powerful Smartphones slated to be released this year?
At least when it comes to design, it gains an upper hand as compared to the Samsung Galaxy S3. It is more stylish and functional-looking than S3’s nature-inspired, pebbly design. It is smaller and thicker though, with a thickness of 9.2mm and an overall dimension of 66 x 130mm, as opposed to the S3’s 8.6mm and 71 x 137mm. Things are prettily tied up when it comes to weight as the Z10 weighs 135g while the S3 weighs 133g.
The BlackBerry Z10 also edges out the Samsung Galaxy S3 in terms of screen resolution, though this owes to the fact that it has a smaller screen at 4.2” that the S3’s 4.8”. The Z10 sports a 768 x 1280-pixel resolution (only slightly larger than Galaxy S3’s resolution of 720 x 128 pixels), giving its pixel density of 355ppi as against the S3’s 306ppi.
It is in the performance that things are looking down on the BlackBerry Z10. It sports a mid-range 1.5GHz dual-core processor with 2GB, which is twice as much than that of the S3. On the other hand, Galaxy S3 features a 1.4GHz quad-core processor, a more advanced and powerful chip than the one found in the Z10.
BlackBerry Z10 also pales in comparison with the Galaxy S3 when we talk about the storage capacity of the Smartphone. Coming in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models, S3 has more options for on-board storage than the BlackBerry’s single 16GB model. You can give additional storage to both Smartphones, however, because they sport a MicroSD slot that can take up to 64GB of extra memory.
When it comes to camera performance, the two Smartphones perform similarly. Both sport an 8MP rear-facing camera and a 1.9MP front-facing camera capable of recording videos in Full HD.
BlackBerry Z10, meanwhile, flunks in battery compared to the Samsung Galaxy S3. The former’s 6.7Wh or 1800mAh battery can last a full day only with regular use, while the S3’s 7.8Wh or 2100mAh battery can last up to two days on power-saving mode.