BlackBerry Z10 vs Nexus 4
The newly announced BlackBerry Z10 is put through its paces again, this time taking on Google’s very own Nexus 4
RIM’s newly announced pair of BlackBerry OS 10 devices look very promising, and we’ve set out to find out just how these newly minted devices stand up to the best and brightest on the market, and this time the touchscreen BlackBerry Z10 gets to take on the Nexus 4 – but how will it do?
The Nexus 4 is the proud owner of a 4.7-inch True HD IPS screen which operates at a resolution of 768 x 1280 and weighs-in with a pixel density of 318PPI.
The BlackBerry Z10 may not have as much real-estate, with only a 4.2-inch display, but running at 768 x 1280 with a pixel density of 355PPI makes for a sharper, nicer image.
Winner – BlackBerry Z10
BlackBerry Z10 - 130 x 65.6 x 9mm, 135g
Nexus 4 - 130 x 65.6 x 9mm, 139g
The BlackBerry Z10 is a small, well-crafted smartphone which has more than a sniff of the iPhone about it, and it’s thinner and lighter than the Nexus 4, but only by a whisker. Overall the device’s appearance and build quality appear to be vintage RIM though.
The Z10 runs on a dual-core CPU clocked to 1.5GHz, sports 2GB RAM and comes with 16GB of on-board space, and room to grow via the included micro SD slot.
The Nexus 4 is a smart looking, well-built device which feels comfortable in the hand and in the pocket. Its screen size obviously lends a bit of bulk, but ASUS and Google have designed the device to wear it well.
Beneath the bonnet you’ll find a quad-core 1.5GHz ‘Krait’ CPU from Qualcomm, as well as an Adreno 320 GPU, 2GB RAM and either 8 or 16GB of storage space, with no expansion.
Winner – Draw