BlackBerry Z10 vs Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 – Who Wins Between Samsung and Blackberry

The Blackberry Z10 is the company’s flagship, the winner of the Red Dot Award for Product Design in 2013, and in 2014 won the iF Product Design Award. What changes does it have against Samsung’s Galaxy Mega 6.3’s specs and features? Let’s find out.

Displays, designs and sizes

The Z10 features a plastic textured rear panel which is slightly rubberized, and has rounded edges and corners, being easy to hold in one hand. The industrial design seems to be liked by the analysts, which consider the phone an “impressive specimen”. On the front panel there’s a 4.2inches display capable of supporting a resolution of 768x1280pixels with 355ppi. The colors are rich, the brightness is well adjusted and you won’t have complaints about the viewing experience. The phone weights 137.5grams and it measures 130×65.6x9mm.

As for Samsung’s Galaxy Mega, its name says it all. The Galaxy Mega’s big party trick is that enormous 6.3-inch display on the front of the device. It’s an LCD touchscreen with a 1280×720 pixel resolution at 233ppi. The SC-LCD display is sized at 6.3inches, the resolution was set at 720x1280pixels and the pixel density stands at 233ppi. The images are very clear and you’ll enjoy watching movies on this device. Below the display you’ll notice a physical button in the middle, paired with two capacitive buttons on both sides. The dimensions of the Mega are 167.6x88x8mm and the phablet weights 199grams.

Hardware and OS

The Z10 is powered by a dual core Krait processor clocked at 1.5GHz, based on a Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon chipset and couples with an Adreno 225 GPU and 2GB of RAM. The built in memory has a capacity of 16GB and supports expansion up to 64GB. The phone comes with BlackBerry 10 OS, but in the meantime, it received the 10.1 update, being optimized and very different from the Android platform. You’ll find your emails, messages, notifications, social networking in the BlackBerry Hub and you can access it by making a swipe gesture. The active apps can be minimized into a live widget tile and to get to the wanted app, just swipe to the screen.

As for the internal specs of the Galaxy Mega, we can tell you that it runs on Android v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), but it can be upgraded to v4.4.2 (KitKat) and there’s the TouchWiz UI on top of it. The massive phablet is powered by a dual core 1.7GHz Krait 300 processor which performs very well along with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset, an Adreno 305 GPU and 1.5GB of RAM. The phone offers two variants of internal memories of 8 and 16GB, each one being expandable up to 64GB. As for the Android OS, this is what you can do on it: close/dismiss messages, notifications or active apps by swiping them. The notification menu and other individual notifications appear when swiping down from the top bar. And when you are swiping with 2 fingers, another Quick Settings menu will show up.

Cameras

Both phones are taking photos with an 8MP back camera with autofocus, LED flash, HDR, face detection and geo tagging. The Blackberry Q5 has a 2MP front camera and the Galaxy Mega has a 1.9MP secondary snapper.

Batteries

Both batteries are user replaceable and offer a total duration of talking time on 3G of 10 hours, although they have different capacities: 1800mAh – Blackberry Z10 and 3200mAh – Galaxy Mega.

Prices

The Galaxy Mega 4G costs 385 dollars and the Blackberry Z10 is priced at 217 dollars.

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