Blackberry Z10 vs Blackberry Q10 – Specs, Features, Comparison

Peter Jennings February 6, 2013 0


Today we compare the Blackberry Z10 and the Blackberry Q10. These two devices are the new range of smartphones from Blackberry which will soon hit the mobile market.

The Blackberry Z10 and the Blackberry Q10 both run on the new Blackberry 10 operating system. The Z10 happens to be a full touchscreen display smartphone whereas the Blackberry Q10 is also a touchscreen smartphone but with a physical qwerty keypad. Both these smartphones have a lot to offer and specially with the new Blackberry 10 operating system which will have some unique tricks of its own.

Blackberry Z10

BB Z10 

Blackberry Q10

 BB Q10

DESIGN

The Blackberry Z10 happens to be a really cool smartphone. Its design very much resembles the iPhone 5. This has made the Z10 a very appealing and attractive device to own. But the Blackberry Q10 very much resembles the older Blackberry phones. It has a physical qwerty keypad and a 3.1-inch touch screen. This phone has been designed specially in order to attract the traditional Blackberry customers who are accustomed to the use of physical qwerty keypads.

DISPLAY

The Blackberry Z10 has a 4.2-inch capacitive touchscreen display. The screen has a resolution of 768 x 1280 pixels with a pixel density of 355 ppi. The Blackberry Q10 has a 3.1-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display. The screen has a resolution of 720 x 720 pixels with a pixel density of 328 ppi.

HARDWARE

The Blackberry Z10 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset. It is powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, an Adreno 225 GPU and a 2 GB RAM. The Blackberry Q10 has a TI OMAP chipset. It is powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core Cortex A9 processor, a PowerVR GPU and a 2 GB RAM. It is a little odd that in spite of being a part of the same family, these two smartphones have different chipsets and GPUs.

OPERATING SYSTEM

There is one thing these two smartphones both have in common – operating system. The Blackberry Z10 and the Blackberry Q10 both run on the latest Blackberry 10 operating system. This new OS is said to bring a lot of new features and new ways for the user to interact. The Blackberry 10 operating system is also the best mobile operating system from Blackberry till date.

STORAGE

Again storage is a segment where the Blackberry Z10 and the Blackberry Q10 are equal. Both these smartphones have an in-built storage space of 16 GB. There are no other options apart from 16 GB. Also both these smartphones have a micro SD card slot which supports micro SD cards of up to 64 GB.

CAMERA

Once again, this is another segment where the Blackberry Z10 and the Blackberry Q10 are equal. Both these smartphones have an 8 MP Primary Camera with autofocus and LED flash and a 2 MP Secondary Camera. Both these cameras support high definition image and video recording.

BATTERY

Once again, another segment where the Blackberry Z10 and the Blackberry Q10 might be equal. Because both these smartphones have a powerful Li-Ion 1800 mAh battery. It gives a talk time of up to 10 hours and a stand by time of up to 312 hours. But there is one small difference, the Blackberry Z10 has a 4.2 inch display whereas the Blackberry Q10 has a 3.1 inch touchscreen display. Hence the battery on the Z10 has to light up a larger surface area. Hence performance wise, the battery might work a little longer on the Q10.

DIMENSIONS

The dimensions of the Blackberry Z10 are 130 x 65.6 x 9 (mm). The dimensions of the Blackberry Q10 are 119.6 x 66.8 x 10.4 (mm). Comparatively, the Blackberry Z10 is slimmer than the Blackberry Q10. But this difference is almost negligible since it is just about 1 mm.

WEIGHT

The Blackberry Z10 weighs around 138 grams and the Blackberry Q10 weighs about 139 grams. Once again, another segment where both these smartphones are almost equal. A difference of just 1 gram separates the two.

CONCLUSION

The Blackberry Z10 and the Blackberry Q10 are equal in almost all segments of comparison. There are slight differences between the two phones and each one of them will have their own advantages. The Blackberry Z10 has a 4.2 inch full touchscreen display hence it gives a larger display area whereas the Blackberry Q10 has a 3.1 inch touchscreen with a physical qwerty keypad. Hence the qwerty keypad will facilitate traditional users.

Both these smartphones have similar hardware configuration, cameras, and operating system. Blackberry has taken good care to ensure  that both their devices are equally powerful and equipped.

Here is a specifications chart of Blackberry Z10 and Blackberry Q10:

SC - Z10 vs Q10

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