BlackBerry Q10 vs Samsung Galaxy S3
RIM uncloaked its new QWERTY toting BlackBerry today, the Q10, but how does it measure up to something like Samsung’s Galaxy S3?
RIM’s decision to press ahead with its own QNX-based OS, BlackBerry 10, instead of signing on with Android or Widows Phone, is one which could see the company fly or fall, but judging from the pair of devices unveiled today things could be very interesting for the Waterloo-based tech giant.
We’re taking a look at its next-generation messenger, the Q10, and holding it up against Samsung’s behemoth Galaxy S3 to get an idea of how things will unfold.
The BlackBerry Q10 looks like the messenger that ‘Berry fans have been asking for since day one. It’s bold (pardon the pun), well-built and offers a 1.5GHz dual-core CPU and 2GB RAM.
The device also offers 16GB of on-board storage and a micro SD slot which will accept up to a 32GB card.
One thing which power users will love is the Q10’s hardware QWERTY which draws upon RIM’s many years of experience to deliver a superb input experience.
Samsung’s Galaxy S3 is a lightweight smartphone which packs a quad-core Cortex-A9 CPU running at 1.4GHz, 1GB RAM and offers 16, 32 or 64GB of on-board storage as well as a slot for micro SD cards.
Winner – Draw
The Galaxy S3 runs on Android, namely version 4.1.2 or Jelly Bean.
The platform is stable, quick and very flexible, and things like social networking are included out of the box. The device is also decked out with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI which, like it or lump it, sits atop the beautiful native UI, offering a few extra bells and whistles.
Android is able to call upon a large collection of apps as well as other media, which is supplied via Google’s Play Store.
BlackBerry 10 is RIM’s own QNX-based OS and it looks very promising.
The platform looks very quick, feels highly intuitive to use, with your most commonly accessed items sitting just a swipe away, and the BlackBerry Hub provides an all-in-one messaging solution which will keep your Email, SMS, Twitter and Facebook communiques together in one easily accessible inbox.
The OS will have a decent array of apps at launch too, thanks to RIM’s concerted drive to bring devs on board, but don’t expect miracles – this is going to take time.
Winner – Samsung Galaxy S3