The new Blackberry Z10 vs Samsung Galaxy S3 Features and Specifications

The long awaited new Blackberry 10 OS and RIM Blackberry Z10 smartphone has finally arrived. It was released at a press event in UK 31st January, 2013. The Canadian Company (Blackberry) formerly known as RIM will be giving blackberry fans and lovers a new touch and experience of its product. (The Blackberry Z10 controlled with a touchscreen keyboard and Blackberry Q10 controlled with a physical QUERTY keyboard)
blackberry z10 and samsung galaxy siii
A lot of blackberry enthusiast and lovers of this smartphone definitely will be in the middle of a choice either to get the new Blackberry Z10 or simply go for another smartphone device with similar features like the Samsung Galaxy S 3.
But believe me when I say this Canadian Company has really come out with a better device this time as compared to its previous line of smartphones.

Here I would like to make a comparison of features and specifications of the new blackberry Z10 and Samsung Galaxy S 3 for you to decide which one to go for when planning to buy a new phone. The Samsung Galaxy S 3 is one of the most popular Android smartphones today and I believe they will have a pretty conflicts of fans seems the introduction of the most advanced Blackberry phone which has much improved features included.

If you take a look at the Blackberry Z10 hardware, it is quite elegant, sleek and beautiful. Although the Samsung Galaxy looks much bigger with a full 0.3 inches long and 0.2 inches wide. But the blackberry Z10 is a bit thicker and slightly heavier than the Galaxy S 3 though it doesn’t make it look chunky.

The Samsung Galaxy has a much wider screen of 4.8 inch with a lower 1280 x 720 resolution while the Blackberry Z10 has just 4.2-inch screen display with a 1280 x 768 resolution at 356 DPI which makes the latter appears slightly sharper in pixel density.

A closer look at these phones reveals that, they are nearly the same. They have the same cameras, the same dual-core Qualcomm snapdragon S4 chips, and the storage capacity and prices are also nearly the same. Both phones also have the same 802.11b/a/g/n2.4 GHz/5 GHz, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and a near-field communication support.

According to, they also have nearly identical battery life span. A test shows that the z10’s 1,800 mAh battery lasted 10 hours 54 minutes of talk time while the Samsung Galaxy S 3's 2,100 mAh battery life lasted 10 hours 43minutes. The only difference between the two phones is that, the Blackberry Z10 runs on the new blackberry 10OS while the Samsung Galaxy S 3 runs on Android 4.1 “jelly bean”

Blackberry Z10 comes with 16GB in-built storage and also supports microSD media cards of up to 32GB. The memory card can be removed or fix without powering down the device. Below are the complete features and specifications of the new Blackberry Z10 and Samsung Galaxy S3.

Blackberry Z10 features and specifications Vs Samsung Galaxy S 3 features and specifications compared

Blackberry Z10 cost $199.99/16GB 
Samsung Galaxy S 3 cost $199.99/16GB, $249.99/32GB

Blackberry Z10 - AT & T, sprint, T-mobile, Verizon 
Samsung Galaxy S 3 - AT&T, Cricket, Metro PCS, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S, Cellular, Verizon

Blackberry Z10 - yes
Samsung Galaxy S3 - yes

Screen size
Blackberry Z10 - 4.2inch 
Samsung Galaxy S 3 - 4.8inch

Screen type 
Blackberry Z10 - 1,280 x768 LCD, 
Samsung Galaxy S 3 - 1,280 x 720 Super AMOLED

Pixels per inch (ppi) 
Blackberry Z10 - 356ppi, 
Samsung Galaxy S3 - 306 ppi

Size (Inches, HWD) 
Blackberry Z10 - 5.1 x 2.6x.35, 
Samsung Galaxy S3 - 5.4 x 2.8 x.3

Blackberry Z10 - 4.8 oz, 
Samsung Galaxy - 4.7 oz

Blackberry Z10 - 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4, 
Samsung Galaxy S3 - 1.5Ghz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4

Memory capacity
Blackberry Z10 - 16gb internal memory plus microSD card storage up to an additional 64GB, 
Samsung Galaxy S3 - 16 or 32Gb internal memory with up to an expandable 64GB

Blackberry Z10 - 802.11 a/b/g/n on 2.4GHz and 5GHz, 
Samsung Galaxy S3 - 802.11 a/b/g/n on 2.4GHz and 5GHz

Blackberry Z10 - 4.0, 
Samsung Galaxy S3 - 4.0

Blackberry Z10 - yes 
Samsung Galaxy - yes

Blackberry Z10 - 8MP rear; 2MP Front-facing 
Samsung Galaxy S3 - 8MP rear; 1.9MP Front-Facing

Video capture
Blackberry Z10 - 1080p rear; 720p Front 
Samsung Galaxy S3 - 1080p Rear; 720p Front

Voice Assistant
Blackberry Z10 - Voice Control 
Samsung Galaxy S3 - S voice

Blackberry Z10 - 1800mAh 
Samsung Galaxy S3 - 2100mAh

Talk time 
Blackberry Z10 - 10 hours 54 minutes (as tested) 
Samsung Galaxy S3 - 10 hours 43 minutes (as tested)

Blackberry Z10 runs Blackberry 10 OS
Samsung Galaxy S3 runs Android 4.1 “jelly bean” OS

Apps available in store
Blackberry Z10 claims to have over 70,000 apps at Blackberry apps world
Samsung Galaxy also has over 70,000 apps at Google play store

Device Colors
Blackberry Z10 - black, white (exclusive to Verizon) 
Samsung Galaxy S3 - blue, red, white, (exclusive to AT & T wireless) black, amber (exclusive to Verizon)

One flaw i discovered in the new Blackberry 10 OS is that, it doesn't have any BIS subscription currently here in Nigeria as at the time of publishing this post. But i thinks the normal bundle subscription should be ok for now until the BB 10 BIS subscription becomes available.

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