Now that BlackBerry finally unveiled its new smartphone offerings last Wednesday, the question as to how its flagship model, the BlackBerry Z10, would fair against the iPhone 5 has been raised by countless electronic consumers.
Here is a quick look at just how the BlackBerry Z10 stands to compete against Apple’s iPhone 5.
In terms of screen size, BlackBerry’s Z10 beats the iPhone 5 by 0.2 inches, as well as beats the Apple-branded mobile’s 1136 x 640 screen resolution by featuring a screen resolution rated at 1280 x 768.
The Z10 also beats the iPhone 5 in terms of external storage options, with the device designed with a microSD card slot. However, its built-in operating system, the new BB10, doesn’t offer its own native cloud-storage highlight, something which the iPhone 5’s iOS has in iCloud (though Dropbox is available for both mobile platforms).
As both the Z10 and the iPhone 5 feature an 8 Megapixel camera, the imaging capacities of the two can be listed as a draw, but when the front cameras of the respective devices are being talked about, the iPhone 5 looses points since the Z10 is designed with a 2 Megapixel cam that could record videos in 720p resolutions.
It also beats the iPhone 5’s 1Gig RAM, with the Z10 coming with 2 gigs of RAM.
As its specifications sheets would show, it appears that the Z10 does have an edge over the iPhone 5, but for whatever upsides its hardware specs would prove, its operating system remains to be in question, given the fact that Apple’s iOS does have an ample offering of apps designed for the platform.
With price points described to be close with each other, it is now up to the mobile consumer market to see to the rise or the fall of the BlackBerry Z10.