Blackberry Q10 vs. Blackberry Curve 9320 – Fight!

by Jerry D on February 12, 2013

There are things we should ask when comparing the Blackberry Q10 and the Blackberry Curve 9320. Things like… Does the 3.1-inch display on the Q10, trump the Curve 9320’s 2.4-inch screen? Is its dual core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon processor better? Compare the two phones for yourself in the table that follows.

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Blackberry Q10 vs. Blackberry Curve 9320: stat-fight

Here’s how the two phones compare. If you you want more information on any of the technologies that you see mentioned, click on a highlighted term to find out more about it. Or view our FAQs.

Blackberry Q10 VS Blackberry Curve 9320
Display 3.1-inch Super AMOLED 2.4-inch LCD
Resolution 720 x 720 pixels
(328.387 PPI)
320 x 240 pixels
(166.667 PPI)
Keyboard QWERTY QWERTY
Processor 1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon unknown
Software Blackberry 10 Blackberry 7.1
Storage 16GB internal, microSD cards up to 32GB 512MB internal, microSD cards up to 32GB
Rear
camera
8.0 Megapixels with autofocus, touch focus, LED flash, image stabilization, geo-tagging and 1080p video recording 3.15 Megapixels with LED flash, 4x digital zoom, image stabilization, geo-tagging and VGA video recording
Front
camera
Yes, 2.0MP No
4G LTE No
3G 3G/HSDPA 3G/HSDPA
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP 2.1 with A2DP
Size 66.8 x 119.6 x 10.3mm 60.0 x 109.0 x 12.7mm
Weight 139g 103g
Talktime 10.0 hours 7.0 hours
Standby TBC 430 hours
Extras GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, digital compass, gyroscope and Blackberry Maps GPS/A-GPS, stereo FM radio, BBM key, optical trackpad and Blackberry Maps

 

Blackberry Q10 vs. Blackberry Curve 9320 analysis

You’ve seen the specs for the two phones above. But that doesn’t immediately tell you which one is technically superior. Here’s how this Blackberry Q10 vs. Blackberry Curve 9320 fight plays out…

Blackberry Q10 vs. Blackberry Curve 9320 – Connectivity

Let’s talk wireless connectivity, shall we? The Q10 includes NFC, 3G/HSDPA, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP. 4G connectivity is also baked in. The Curve 9320, meanwhile, boasts 3G/HSDPA, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP. 4G isn’t included.
— The Q10 wins (1-0)

Blackberry Q10 vs. Blackberry Curve 9320 – Size/Weight

How pocket-friendly are our two phones? The Curve 9320 is slightly fatter than the Q10 with dimensions of 12.7mm versus 10.3mm. The Q10 is broader, measuring 66.8mm to the Curve 9320′s 60.0mm. Weigh the two phones and the Q10 weighs 139g, while the Blackberry Curve 9320 is 103g. Looks like the Curve 9320 is already behind.
— The Q10 wins (2-0)

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Blackberry Q10 vs. Blackberry Curve 9320 – Camera/Video

The Q10 comes packing a built-in 8.0 Megapixel camera with advanced features such as: autofocus, touch focus, LED flash, image stabilization, geo-tagging and 1080p video recording. For video calls and self portraits, there’s also a front-facing camera (2.0 Megapixels).

In this round, the Curve 9320 comes off second best. Its 3.15 Megapixel lens (with LED flash, 4x digital zoom, image stabilization, geo-tagging and VGA video recording) falls short. The highest resolution is 2048 x 1536 pixels.
— The Q10 wins (3-0)

Blackberry Q10 vs. Blackberry Curve 9320 – Display

Headlining the Blackberry Q10 is a 3.1-inch touch-sensitive Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 720 x 720 pixels. The screen has 518400 pixels in total, giving it a rating of 328.387 pixels per inch – a brilliant number. As for the keyboard, it’s a compact QWERTY layout.

XXXX pointy arrow The Blackberry Q10 features a 3.1-inch Super AMOLED display with a quoted resolution of 720 x 720 pixels. Its Pixels Per Inch (PPI) rating is 328.387.

Measuring just 2.4 inches, the Curve 9320′s LCD screen is smaller. Unfortunately, it boasts a lower resolution (only 320 x 240 pixels) than the Q10. In comparison, there are 76800 pixels onscreen, giving the Curve 9320 a low-end pixel density of 166.667 pixels per inch. There’s also a QWERTY keyboard for data entry.
— The Q10 wins (4-0)

Blackberry Q10 vs. Blackberry Curve 9320 – Processor

Pitting the processors against each other, the Blackberry Q10 is powered by a dual core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon processor, clocked at 1.5GHz. There are no firm details about the processor inside the Curve 9320.
— The Q10 wins (5-0)

Half-time: Blackberry Q10 vs. Blackberry Curve 9320

At the halfway mark, the Q10 has opened up a strong 5-point lead. Can the Curve 9320 fight back? The next round is software…

Blackberry Q10 vs. Blackberry Curve 9320 – Software

— It’s a tie, each phone gets a point (6-1)

Blackberry Q10 vs. Blackberry Curve 9320 – Applications

— It’s a tie, the two phones share the points (7-2)

Blackberry Q10 vs. Blackberry Curve 9320 – Storage

The fight now switches to storage. The Blackberry Q10 incorporates 16GB of built-in storage. Similarly, the Curve 9320 only features one storage option – a 512MB model. The Q10 also has a microSD interface, which can extend the overall capacity to 48GB. While the inclusion of a microSD expansion slot on the Curve 9320 bumps up the capacity to 32GB.
— The Q10 wins (8-2)

Blackberry Q10 vs. Blackberry Curve 9320 – Battery Life

We can’t score this round until we have full talk and standby time information for both phones.
— Tie. The Q10 and the Curve 9320 share the points (9-3)

Blackberry Q10 vs. Blackberry Curve 9320 – Extras

Finally, the Q10 also includes GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, digital compass, gyroscope and Blackberry Maps. In comparison, the Curve 9320 features GPS/A-GPS, stereo FM radio, BBM key, optical trackpad and Blackberry Maps.
— The Q10 wins (10-3)

BPF Verdict: The Blackberry Q10 wins! (10-3)

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