The BlackBerry Z10 went on sale today from AT&T. For those who like to see hardware comparisons we've made a "Dare 2 Compare" chart showing the specifications of it biggest competitors including the Samsung Galaxy S III, S4 and iPhone 5.
It has been previously noted that the insides of the BlackBerry Z10 is most similar to the Samsung Galaxy S III. Let's see where the BlackBerry beats its competitors. (click on chart to see it full size).
Update 3/15/2013: View largers BlackBerry Z10 charts published today.
Price vs Deals- Tie Except for Samsung Galaxy S III
The only current model that has a lower price with a contract than the BlackBerry Z10 is last year's Samsung Galaxy S III with new AT&T Samsung Galaxy S III Amazon customers pay $49.99 and renews pay $99.99. New Amazon Verizon accounts for the Samsung Galaxy S III pay $9.99 while renewing customers pay $99.99
The BlackBerry Z10 has a larger screen size than the iPhone 5 only. The Samsung Galaxy S 4 is the only touchscreen model to allow use with gloves.If you want a really big screen and often view or share videos than you may want to wait for the Samsng Galaxy S4 if the S III is not big enough for you.
1280 x 768 (356ppi)
1,280 x 720 (306ppi)
Samsung Galaxy S 4
1,920 x 1,080 (441ppi)
1,136 x 640 (326ppi)
The BlackBerry Z10 resolution has more pixel density than the iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy S III. The Samsung Galaxy offers full HD and the most pixels per inch.
You have your choice of BlackBerry 10 software, Android with lots of Samsung features or iOS 6.1.3. Many are calling iPhone the grandma phone because it's easy to learn. However if you are a BlackBerry fan, you may prefer the BlackBerry z10. If you like to do all kinds of media sharing with friends who have Samsung Galaxy phones the Samsung Galaxy S 3/4 may be your choice.
Color - Tie
BlackBerry comes in basic black. The S3 comes in Garnet Red on AT&T only or white or Pebble Blue. The iPhone 5 is black or white. Since you can always get a colorful case, color isn't a big deal. If you want something really bright, look at the Nokia Lumia 920 (will be the comparison chart that coming later).
Wi-Fi - Tie
All new smartphones come with Wi-Fi, sometimes some models get better signals than others.
Typing on smartphones can be learned and never in our opinion optimal. The new BlackBerry Z10 keyboard is supposed to be amazing therefore, if you a BlackBerry fan, its worth a try. Keyboard use is subject, but if you have long nails or wear gloves your choices are the Samsung Galaxy S 4 or Nokia Lumia 920.
The only phone in the comparison not to offer NFC is the iPhone 5. The feature may come in handy if you plan on paying for purchases with your phone. Payment systems, however are not fully deployed or universally used, yet.
All the smartphones have an 8MP camera except for the 12MP Samsung Galaxy S 4 which also takes photos with the front camera at the same time.
The Samsung Galaxy S 4 has the fastest processor, infrared remote for TV, temperature and humidity sensors.
Since the launch of the original iPhone almost six years ago smartphones have come a long way. Now BlackBerry fans have almost the same features of its toughest competitors.
We are working on a ginormous chart that shows all the top best smartphones of the Spring which will not easily fit on webpage, therefore we will post them on Google + and Facebook first and then offer it a PDF file.