If you’re looking to buy a new smartphone, we have here a comparison between two great options you should consider: Sony’s Xperia M2 and Blackberry’s Z10.
Display, Exterior and Size
We can see that Sony equipped the Xperia M2 with a TFT display that measures 4.8 inches and that can render a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels. The pixel density of the handset is of 229 pixels per inch. Although Sony usually went for a more high-end finish on its Xperia series of handsets, the M2 actually comes with a plastic exterior case that is reportedly more prone to scratches, according to Tech Radar. The device weighs 148 grams and it is 0.34 in thick.
The display seen on the Blackberry Z10 is a smaller 4.2 inches display that can render a higher resolution of 768 x 1280 pixels. The imaging is better on this device, seeing how the pixel density is also higher than the one on the Sony: 355 pixels per inch. The Blackberry handset also comes with a plastic exterior case but this one looks slicker, with a rubber-like back. This device is lighter, weighing 138 grams but is a tad thicker, at 0.35 inches.
Hardware, Software and Memory
Sony equipped its smartphone with a quad core processor, a Cortex A7, that works at 1.2 GHz and that is paired up with a Snapdragon 400 chipset from Qualcomm. This device supports 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage capacity (expandable by up to 32GB via microSD card). The operating system the Sony Xperia M2 runs on is Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, which you can upgrade later on.
The processor that powers the Blackberry Z10 is a Krait: dual core working at 1.5 GHz that is paired up with the Snapdragon S4 Plus chipset from Qualcomm. This device comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory (expandable by up to 64GB via microSD card). The operating system the Z10 runs on is BlackBerry 10.x (which you can upgrade later on).
Camera and Battery
Sony equipped the Xperia M2 with an 8MP primary camera (with features like LED flash) and a VGA secondary camera. The handset houses a Li-Ion battery unit with a capacity of 2300 mAh.
On the other hand, Blackberry also equipped its handset with an 8MP primary camera (LED flash) but it actually provided the Z10 device with a better 2MP secondary camera. This device comes with a less powerful battery with a capacity of 1800 mAh.
Sony Xperia M2 (8 GB): $343.49
BlackBerry Z10 (16 GB): $219.00
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