BlackBerry Q10 vs HTC One X

Vs Tony Crammond 18:31, 30 Jan 2013

Can RIM’s BlackBerry Q10 hold its own against HTC’s hugely popular One X?

RIM dropped the curtain on its newest, BlackBerry 10 OS, powered devices this afternoon, and the latest addition to its classic messenger style range is the Q10 – a small but perfectly formed device. Being compact and useful is one thing, but just how does this new device measure up to top-end Android smartphones like HTC’s One X though?

Features

RIM’s newest messenger is a capable device. It’s powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core CPU, and also sports a PowerVR SGX544 GPU, as well as 2GB RAM and has 16GB of storage space packed inside, not to mention a slot for micro SD expansion.

Build-wise the Q10 is solid and the carbon-look back plate lends a nice aesthetic to the device, and the edge to edge display sits nicely above the superb full hardware QWERTY.

The One X is a well-constructed smartphone which is driven by a quad-core 1.5GHz CPU, and also features a ULP GPU, 1GB RAM and 32GB of on-board storage, though you won’t find a micro SD slot anywhere in sight.

Visually the One X is striking, with a slim, polycarbonate chassis which is strong without being bulky or oafish.

Winner – HTC One X

Screen

The BlackBerry Q10 is a device which offers a great QWERTY keyboard and a touchscreen too, and the screen, which measures 3.1-inches, is fantastically high quality, with 330PPI packed in, running at 720 x 720.

Of course the Q10 isn’t exactly aimed at usurping visually striking beasts like HTC’s One X, but it bears mentioning that the One X’s 4.7-inch Super IPS LCD2 screen is far more pleasing to watch a movie or surf the Web.

The screen runs at 720 x 1280 and packs in 312 pixels per inch too, so it’s pin-sharp too.

Winner – HTC One X

 

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