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Samsung Galaxy S4 Vs BlackBerry Z10 – Comparison of Specs, Features & Price

Samsung has finally made an official announcement about the launch of its much awaited smartphone called Samsung Galaxy S4. The phone will come loaded with specifications that will give you high end communication and entertainment experience.  The recently launched S4 model will have to face tough competition from the other launched smartphone like iPhone5, HTC One and BlackBerry Z10 as all these phone are also packed with impressive list of features. In the below part of the article we will compare Samsung’s Galaxy S4 model and the latest Blackberry Z10 in terms of its specifications and features.

Looks and Build

Physically, the Galaxy S4 is a slim device with measurements standing at 136.6 X 69.8 X 7.9mm with weight of 130 grams.  Looks wise, the phone is smart and decent and the only point of disappointment is its plastic casing instead of polycarbonate.  The BlackBerry Z10 at measurements 130 X 65.6 X 9mm with weight of 137.5 grams is not as slim as S4 but bears smart and stylish looks. The black colored bezel that is present around the BlackBerry handset makes the color on the display stand out. Thus when it comes to looks; it entirely depends on your choice as to which attracts you.

Display

BlackBerry Z10 boasts a capacitive touchscreen measuring 4.2 inches in size. The display of the phone features multi touch and offers 355 ppi pixel density along with 16M colors and 768 X 1280 pixels resolution.  The latest flasgship model by Samsung, S4 simply looks stunning with 4.99 inches of Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen. The display of the phone is capable of delivering bright videos and images with its support to 441 ppi pixels density along with 1080 X 1920 pixels resolution. The display of the Samsung handset is made up of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and has low reflectivity so that content appears to be clear even in bright light.  So when it comes to display, the Galaxy S4 model is the clear winner.

OS and Processor

In order to give competition to the high end smartphones in the market, BlackBerry has loaded its Z10 model with the latest Blackberry 10 OS that along with dual core 1.5GHz of processor offers good performance speed and experience.  The latest OS provides good control and swipe to the users. The phone also features Adreno 225GPU and 2GB of RAM.  The processor of Galaxy S4 has already created stir in the phone market. Running on Android Jelly Bean OS, the phone features Exynos 5 Octa 5410 chipset with Quad Core 1.6 GHz Cortex A15 or Quad Core Cortex A7 processor clocked at 1.2GHz. The PowerVR SGX 544MP3 GPU along with 2GB RAM in the phone enables the user to run all their applications flawlessly and smoothly.

Galaxy S4 Vs BlackBerry Z10

Camera

The 8 MP of rear camera present in BlackBerry Z10 features AF, LED Flash, Geo Tagging and is capable of recording 1080p videos at 30fps.  The 2 MP front camera facilitates video calling along with 720p video recording.  The 13MP camera present in Galaxy S4 is one of its highlighted specification as it comes packed with variety of features so as to enhance your overall photography experience.   Some of the amazing camera features include feature of HD and video recording simultaneously, dual shot, face detection, smile detection, HDR, image stabilization, Story Album, Cinema Photo and others.  A 2 MP front camera for video chatting and 1080p video recording is also made available.

Storage and Battery

The BlackBerry Z10 comes along with 16GB internal memory that is supported by external memory expansion by up to 64GB through microSD card slot.  The S4 model will not let you face storage problems as the handset features internal memory options of 16/32/64 GB and also features microSD card slot facilitating expansion of external memory by up to 64GB when needed.

The BlackBerry model comes packed with Li-ion 1800 mAh of battery that supports talk time for around 10 hours and standby time of 312 hours. The Samsung’s big 2600 mAh of battery is good enough to provide impressive back up.

Connectivity Options

Connectivity in BlackBerry Z10 is provided through standard features of GPRS, microUSB 2.0, EDGE, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, HSDPA and NFC. When it comes to S4, the connectivity is more or less same like other high end smart phones of today including features like GPRS, USB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP+EDR, WiFi, WiFi Hotspot, EDGE, NFC, LTE and infrared port.

Additional Features

The additional specifications of BlackBerry Z10 include HTML 5 browser, GPS with AGPS, multi format music player, predictive text input, microHDMI, preloaded apps, password protection, traditional sensors, TTY Support and others. The Phone will be available in Black and White Color.

When it comes to S4, its list of additional features is quite impressive including S Translator, multi format music and video player, barometer, group Play, Smart Scroll, Smart Pause, Air Gesture, Air View, GPS with AGPS and GLONASS, IR LED( Remote Control) and others. The phone will be available in color options of White Frost and Black Mist and will be available in the market from April this year.

Conclusion

If you a BlackBerry fan then the latest Z10 will prove to be a good handset offering features of work as well as play with latest OS, but otherwise, Galaxy S4 is definitely a better choice and a winner between the two with its high end and latest features to offer an all new communication experience.


Mike is a software engineer with a love for tinkering with smart phone devices. He spends a lot of time moving pictures to his SD card, because the Android keeps running out of memory. In his spare time, he travels to different parts of the world and takes one of his Android devices with him.

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