The LG G3 hit the markets on May 27 and it received only words of praise. Everybody was waiting breathlessly the release of this amazing phablet which has a superior hardware, a great camera and an elegant design. Today, we’ll compare it with the Blackberry Z30, which received a user rating of 9.8/10 (Phone Arena). Both of these devices support NFC, and only the G3 can be charged via wireless.
Displays and sizes
The G3 has a bigger display, being an IPS LCD with the size of 5.5inches that is capable of supporting a resolution of 1,440×2,560pixels. The Blackberry Z30’s Super AMOLED screen has the size of 5inches, and it renders a resolution of 720×1,280pixels and a pixel density of 295ppi, a lot lower than G3’s 534ppi.
The BlackBerry has an advantage: the Natural Sound technology that offers a realistic sound quality.
In terms of dimensions, the G3 has a thickness of 0.35inches and a weight of 149grams, while the Blackberry Z30 has a thickness of 0.37inches, and it’s also heavier, weighting 170grams. So, although it’s bigger, the G3 is lighter than its competitor.
The G3’s cover is made of plastic, but it gives the impression that is made of metal. The Blackberry Z30 has subtle stripes on the cover.
Hardware and OS
The G3 is a very powerful device and this because it’s helped by the 2.5GHz quad-core Krait 400 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 801) processor and the 2GB of RAM (the 16GB of internal storage) or the 3GB of RAM (the 32GB of internal storage). If you want to add extra memory, with a MicroSD card you can expand it up to 128GB.
The BlackBerry Z30 comes with a 1.7GHz dual-core (Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro) Krait 300 processor, and it has 2GB of RAM. The internal memory is of 16GB, but with a MicroSD card, you can expand it up to 64GB.
In terms of software, the G3 is an Android that runs on the v4.4.2 KitKat OS, while the BlackBerry Z30 is running on the company’s BlackBerry 10.2 OS.
The G3 is equipped with a 13MP primary camera (dual-LED (dual tone) flash) and a 2.1MP secondary camera, while the Blackberry Z30 sports an 8MP primary camera – only LED flash, and a 2MP secondary camera.
In addition, the G3 shoots 4K (3,840×2,160) videos and it has a quick laser autofocus – it’s taking 0.276 sec to focus. Other features of the G3’s camera are the “Selfie” Mode and the simultaneous video and image recording. Also, it has a voice activation option.
The G3’s battery has the capacity of 3000mAh, while the Blackberry Z30 has a non-removable battery with a lower capacity – 2880mAh.
The LG G3 16GB variant costs around 780 dollars, while the price of the Blackberry Z30 16GB variant is 400 dollars.
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