Last week, BlackBerry has reinvented itself by announcing the new BlackBerry 10 operating system and its first messenger, the Z10 full touch phone, along with a physical Qwerty phone, called Q10. The BlackBerry Z10 is now available in UK, and it will be made available in Canada this week on 5th with 3-year contract, while U.S. folks will have to wait until mid-March to to buy it. Years ago, BlackBerry was darling of the smartphone buyers, but it has lost its major market share to iPhone and Android. I want to see how this new Blackberry Z10 phone stacks up to the top dogs in Windows Phone. Nokia Lumia 920 is one of the best selling smartphone on the market right now, while HTC Widows Phone 8X is also an attractive choice, and a reasonably priced product, and we also have a Samsung ATIV S, which is being referred as the bigger and thinnest windows phone up to date. Lumia 920 packed in a typical Lumia rectangle-shaped polycarbonate unibody with sharp edges and its 8.1MP camera with PureView Phase 2 tech has always been one of its highlighted selling points.
BlackBerry Z10 comes with new BlackBerry 10 OS, sporting a 4.2-inch display with 1280 X 768 pixels of resolution, powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 2GB of RAM, equipped with an 8 megapixel camera with LED flash on the back, 1080p HD video recording capability, a front-facing 2 megapixel shooter for forwarding video chats, 16GB of internal storage, microSD card slot for memory expansion up to 32GB, micro USB 2.0, micro HDMI port, NFC, 4G LTE connectivity, Bluetooth version 4.0, 802.11 Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, a whole host of the BlackBerry OS services, access to BlackBerry World, 1,800mAh battery, and all the regular features of a BlackBerry phone.
The Nokia Lumia 920 runs the new Windows Phone 8 OS, sporting a 4.5-inch 1280×768 PureMotion HD+ display, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 8.7-megapixel PureView camera, 4G LTE connectivity, NFC, Bluetooth, 32GB onboard storage, and a 2,000mAh battery to power everything.
HTC 8X has a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels on its 4.3-inch clear display with Corning Gorilla Glass2 protection, powered by 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8MP f/2.2 rear-facing camera, 2.1 MP 88° ultra wide angle front-facing shooter, Beats Audio integration, and it has also got wireless charging technology on its back side, which can charge the handset’s battery through an exclusive wireless charging pad.
Samsung ATIV S ships with the new Windows Phone 8 OS, sporting a huge 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display, Gorilla Glass 2 for protection, powered by a dual-core Qualcomm Krait processor clocked at 1GHz, 1GB RAM, an 8 megapixel rear-facing shooter to shoot 1080p HD videos, 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera, 16GB or 32GB onboard storage, a microSD card slot for expanding memory storage up to 32GB, NFC chip, 42Mbps HSPA+ radio, micro USB 2.0, 802.11 Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0,a a beefy 2300mAh battery to power everything, a whole host of the Windows Phone services.
Here’s the specs comparison.
BlackBerry Z10 vs. Nokia Lumia 920 vs. HTC Windows Phone 8X vs. Samsung ATIV S: Specs Comparison
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