BlackBerry Z3 vs Nokia Lumia 720 – Top Specs and Price Comparison

Even though the BlackBerry Z3 is rather younger than the Nokia Lumia 720, the Lumia 720 can still handle well with whatever you want to throw at it. Also, both devices are packed with cool features and they are also quite affordable.

Display, Dimensions, Design and Color.

The BlackBerry Z3’s 5 inch screen offers a 540 x 960 resolution, 220 ppi, while Lumia’s relatively smaller 4.3 inch IPS (In-plane switching) LCD display offers a 480 x 800 resolution, 217 ppi.

The BlackBerry Z3 has a sexy, modern design. Its back case is made out of a textured material, while the front glass was carefully designed in order to give it an overall gentle aspect. The Nokia Lumia 720 has the same classic design made out of matte plastic which can be found on the earlier Lumia versions.

Weighting 164 grams, the BlackBerry Z3 is heavier than the Lumia 720 which weights 128 grams. The Z3 is 0.37 inch thick, while the Lumia 720 is only 0.35 inch thick.

The Z3 comes in black for now, while the Lumia 720 comes in a variety of colors like blue, white, black, yellow, red.

Storage capacity, Hardware and Software

The BlackBerry Z3 is packed with 1.5GB RAM and a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, 1.2 GHz processor. The Nokia Lumia 720 has a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4, 1.0 GHz processor and  512 MB RAM.

The Z3 has 8GB internal storage capacity and supports a microSD card to up to 32GB, while the Lumia 720 has the same 8GB internal storage but supports a microSD up to 64GB.

The BlackBerry v10.2.1 operating system can be found on the Z3, while the Lumia 720 runs the Microsoft Windows Phone 8 which can be upgraded to the 8.1 version.

Power and Camera

A 6.7 MP main camera with LED flash and a 1.3 MP secondary camera can be found on the Lumia 720, while the Z3 has a 5 MP main camera (LED flash) and a 1.1 MP secondary camera.

The Z3’s battery has a capacity of 2500 mAh which is able to offer up to 15 hours of talk time and 389 hours of stand-by. The Lumia 720 has a 2000 mAh battery which can power the phone for up to 13 hours of talk time and 520 hours stand-by.

SIM and Connectivity

The Lumia 720 supports microUSB v3.0, NFC and micro-SIM and is packed with Wi-Fi 802.11. The Z3 also comes packed with Wi-Fi 802.11, micro-SIM support and Bluetooth v4.0, but it doesn’t support NFC.


The BlackBerry Z3 can be purchased for $289.00. The Nokia Lumia 720 is slightly cheaper, $260.


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