The Blackberry Z10 is latest smartphone from Blackberry and is one of the handset of the two phones announced that are running BlackBerry’s new operating system: BlackBerry 10. Samsung Galaxy S3 was realeased in May 2012 and it's Samsung's most successful smartphone up to date which operates on Android operating systems. Blackberry Z10 has curved edges and textured carbon back ensure it is still comfortable to hold in one hand and it has an impeccable grip/fit and finish which is reportedly lighter and stronger than plastic. While Samsung galaxy S3 has a solid gorilla glass 2 front a well-packaged interior and a robust battery cover. It's made from polycarbonate material, and has a rounded design.
BlackBerry Z10: 4.2-inch LCD,1280x768 pixels,355ppi
Samsung Galaxy S3: 4.8-inch Super AMOLED,1280x720 pixels,306ppi
The Blackberry Z10 screen is small so might not be a hit with consumers. There is no QWERTY keyboard, trackpad and physical buttons. With this display the text is rendered clearly which makes surfing feels great as well as photo viewing very easy. The screen is also visible outdoors in direct sunlight, also contrast and color satuartion is pretty amazing.
Galaxy S3 screen is gorgeous, everything appears sharp, fonts were crisp, and colours are vibrant. The Samsung Galaxy S3's Super AMOLED screen avoids this effect. It uses light-emitting pixels rather than a standard backlight, letting pixels displaying black stay perfectly dark.
Another consideration in the screen is the size, to watch movies or play games on the extra screen inch of the Galaxy S3 is far better than the Blackberry Z10. However the displays are both quite impressive, as are the cameras and each has a decent amount of power from their respective processor setups.
BlackBerry Z10: 130x65.6x9mm,137g
Samsung Galaxy S3: 136x70.6x8.6mm,133g
Blackberry Z10 is much thinner than Samsung Galaxy S3, and the weight of Blackberry Z10 give it a reassuring presence in the palm.
BlackBerry Z10: 16GB,microSD up to 64GB
Samsung Galaxy S3: 16GB/32GB,microSD up to 64GB
The Blackberry Z10 handset comes with 16 GB of internal storage, and a hot swappable micro SD Slot. BB10 offers corporate users a feature called BlackBerry Balance. However the handset does not support cards larger than 32GB.
Samsung Galaxy S3 handsets comes in three storage capacities: 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB. It also was rumoured that Samsung was going to launch SCloud but the S3 will come with a free two-year 50GB Dropbox account.
BlackBerry Z10: BlackBerry 10
Samsung Galaxy: Android 4.1.2
Processor, RAM, Graphics
BlackBerry Z10: 1.5GHz dual-core,2GB RAM
Samsung Galaxy S3: 1.4GHz Exynos quad-core 4412,1GB RAM,Mali-400MP GPU
Samsung uses its own Processor Exynos 4 Cortex A9 quad-core chips aided by a fresh GPU that is supposedly 65 percent faster than the companion Mali 400 graphics chip on the Galaxy S II. Samsung believes that kind of horsepower is necessary to drive a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display with 1,280 x 720 resolutions, among other things. Early benchmarks show that the Exynos 4212 is also significantly faster than the Tegra 3 - this time across the board rather than just in graphical performance.
BlackBerry Z10: 1,800mAh
Samsung Galaxy S3: 2,100mAh
The battery life of Blacknerry Z10 is rated at up to 10 hours of talk time, up to 60 hours of audio playback and up to 11 hours of video playback from a full charge of the 1,800mAh battery. However some people have complaine that the battery only last a day.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 has a fair better than Blackberry Z10, it is big enough to hold out for almost two days of light-to-medium usage. However indorder to increase any smartphone's battery life hugely, although by switch off mobile data. But then your smartphone stops being quite so smart.
BlackBerry Z10: n/a
Samsung Galaxy S3: TouchWiz
There is Samsung’s TouchWiz UI on top of Samsung Galaxy S3, which is something of an acquired taste, but being an Android phone you can replace this easily enough if you wish – but if you don’t it’s reasonably functional, if a little ‘noisy’.
BlackBerry Z10: 8-megapixel,1080p video,LED flash
Samsung Galaxy S3: 8-megapixel,1080p video,LED flash
Blackberry Z10 has time Shift mode which captures milliseconds before and after your photo—so you can scroll back on the dial to open one friend’s eyes and then forward to catch your other friend smiling, before combining it all to create the perfect picture.
While the Galaxy S3 sports a "select your best shot" feature after taking multiple shots. The handset will automatically suggest the best image for you based on a few factors including smile detection and facial recognition. Now you can also take a picture while recording a video. Other features include contact tagging and automatic photo grouping based on who is in the picture.
samsung Galaxy S3 camera is better than Blackberry Z10
BlackBerry Z10: HDMI,Bluetooth,microUSB,GPS,NFC,Wi-Fi,4G
Samsung Galaxy S3: MHL,Bluetooth,microUSB,GPS,NFC,Wi-Fi,Wi-Fi Direct,DLNA,Wi-Fi Hotspot,4G
There is a NFC antenna which is built into the backplate of Blackberry Z10, while the rest of the communications are better integrated into the chassis itself. BlackBerry will offer four separate SKUs of the Z10, effectively boiling down to one for each of the US LTE carriers (AT&T, Verizon and Sprint) plus an HSPA+ model. The version we tested offered quadband LTE at 2, 4, 5, 17 (700/850/1700/1900MHz) plus pentaband HSPA+ I, II, IV, V, VI (800/850/1700/1900/2100MHz) and quadband EDGE.
A second LTE / CDMA model, might be intended for Verizon, offers LTE band 13 (700MHz), dual-band CDMA (800/1900MHz), dual-band HSPA+ I, VIII (900/2100MHz) and quadband EDGE. A third LTE model offers quad-band LTE at 3, 7, 8, 20 (800/9001800/2600MHz), quadband HSPA+ at I, V, VI, VIII (800/850/900/2100MHz) and quadband EDGE. Furthermore there is the pentaband HSPA+ model at I, II, V, VI, VIII (800/850/900/1900/2100MHz) with quadband EDGE. Those are all paired with 802.11a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0, the phone also offers an accelerometer, gyro, magnetometer and, of course, GPS.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 does not have HDMI port. However you're not left completely stranded for video output, though. The microUSB slots on these phones are MHL-compliant, meaning you can plug them into a TV and pipe across HD video and surround sound with the right cable.
BlackBerry Z10 suffers from a general lack of apps, the maps tool is a little bit dated although BlackBerry reported to have had over 70,000 applications and games available for BB10 at launch.
BlackBerry 10 launches with more than 70,000 apps, including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Foursquare, along with Skype, Amazon Kindle, WhatsApp, Angry Birds and Rdio. But there some missing apps such as Instagram, Spotify, Netfli, or YouTube which makes BB10 to starts lagging behind the game.
Conclusion of BlackBerry Z10 vs Samsung Galaxy S3
The major difference is the style of the software and the physical build of the devices. For BlackBerry fans, the Blackberry Z10 is everything you wanted. It's a sleek, classy and well-made smartphone with some great feautres but looks more like an iPhone than a Blackberry howerever it performs well in most areas and is suited to both personal and professional use. The deficiencies in BlackBerry 10 mean it remains in the shadow of iOS and Android.
Our conclusion is that both handsets are great however the Blackberry Z10 has certain attractiveness to it (it's sleek and classy), but Galaxy S3's build quality is superb. Galaxy S3 has more storage space, better battery life, better camera, is larger, brighter screen.