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BlackBerry 10 - the successor of the long neglected operating system BlackBerry is back into the competitive market segment.
BlackBerry hopes to bang the global smartphone market with the newly launched mobile OS, which is currently highly dominated by Android and iOS, followed by Windows Phone 8.
Right now, the third position in the global smartphone arena is currently occupied by Windows Phone 8, although, with the launch of BlackBerry 10, there is going to be a tough competition between the two platforms.
Both BlackBerry 10 and Windows Phone 8 face a pair of considerable obstacles on their respective paths - Android and iOS, which might put them in an odd position. However, both the operating systems have over tens of millions of fanbase across the world and hence, they prove to have loyal ones who will stick to them.
While the Canadian tech firm has come up with Z10 and Q10 to fight the battle, Nokia lately launched Lumia 920, the most innovative smartphone of 2012.
Consequently, below is a comparison on the two - BlackBerry Z10 - the full touchscreen smartphone and Lumia 920. Read it below!
Dimensions & Weight: Lumia 920 boasts a dimension of 130.3 x 70.8 x 10.7 mm and a weight of around 185 grams while the thinner and lighter BlackBerry Z10 carriers a dimension of 130 x 65.6 x 9 mm and weighs around 135 grams.
Display: Lumia 920 sports a 4.5 inch PureMotion HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display with 1280 x 768 pixel resolution.
In comparison, Z10 boasts a 4.2 inch capacitive touchscreen display with 1280 x 768 pixel resolution.
Processor: In terms of processor, both Lumia 920 and BlackBerry Z10 are powered by a dual core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.
Operating System: This is the most contradicting aspect of the comparison as Lumia 920 is a Windows Phone 8 based smartphone and Z10 is based on the newly announced BlackBerry 10 platform.
Windows Phone 8 has improved features like dynamic Live Tile Information, social network integration in the People hub, Skydrive and Office 365 documents synchronization, Facebook-events integrated calendar, visual voicemail, threaded email conversations support and many more.
At the same time, BlackBerry 10 has new features and improvements including Hub, Flow, Balance, BBM with Peek, Story Maker, Remember, Safeguard and BlackBerry World for apps.
Camera: When it comes to camera, both the handsets have an 8MP rear camera, but, Lumia 920 scores with the PureView branding, cinematograph and other features. However, Z10 has a 2MP front camera with 3X zooming while Lumia 920 has a 1.2MP front camera.
Storage: Lumia 920 has 32GB internal memory and 1GB RAM. On the other hand, Z10 has 16GB internal storage, 2GB RAM and a micro SD card slot for additional storage support. Further, the Nokia handset also will come with a 7GB of free Microsoft SkyDrive storage, which is common for all Windows based smartphones.
Connectivity: Talking about connectivity, Lumia 920 and Z10 have Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC and 4G LTE. Further, Lumia 920 comes with wireless charging support.
Battery: Lumia 920 is equipped with a 2,000 mAh BP-4GW battery and Z10 is loaded with a removable 1,800 mAh battery.
Price: Lumia 920 is priced at Rs 38,199 in India and Z10 is estimated to cost Rs 35,000 approximately.
Both Nokia Lumia 920 and BlackBerry Z10 are high-end smartphones with really impressive and breath-taking features including advanced connectivity aspects and fresh new versions of the rival platforms.
If the concern is on a larger display, better rear camera performance, wireless charging support and increased internal storage capacity, Lumia 920 should be a right choice.
On the other hand, if the concern is on a light weight handset, expandable storage support and improved front camera for video chatting, BlackBerry Z10 might be the good option.
Recently, Nokia started a direct rivalry with the newly launched BlackBerry Z10 smartphone by teasing the handset on the basis of corporate features. Comparing the two smartphones on this segment, Lumia 920 with Windows Phone 8 comes with native Skype and Office application support including SkyDrive cloud storage support.
While BlackBerry is known for its security features, WP8 comes with modern security enhancements. Further, BlackBerry is yet to receive Skype support and Dropbox cloud storage support.
At the end, it is the consumers to decide on which operating system they like to use - Windows Phone 8 or BlackBerry 10.