There are questions we should be asking when judging the Blackberry Q10 and the Blackberry Curve 9360. Questions like… Is the 3.1-inch display on the Q10 a cut above the 2.4-incher on the Curve 9360? Does it come with a leading edge mobile processor? Does the 5.0MP camera on the Curve 9360 deliver the best results? Find answers to these questions in the side-by-side comparison that follows.
Blackberry Q10 vs. Blackberry Curve 9360: 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.
|Blackberry Q10||VS||Blackberry Curve 9360|
|Display||3.1-inch Super AMOLED||2.4-inch LCD|
|Resolution||720 x 720 pixels
|480 x 360 pixels
|Processor||1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon||800MHz unknown|
|Software||Blackberry 10||Blackberry 7|
|Storage||16GB internal, microSD cards up to 32GB||512MB internal, microSD cards up to 32GB|
|8.0 Megapixels with autofocus, touch focus, LED flash, image stabilization, geo-tagging and 1080p video recording||5.0 Megapixels with LED flash, geo-tagging, face detection, image stabilization and VGA video recording|
|Bluetooth||4.0 with A2DP||2.1 with A2DP|
|Size||66.8 x 119.6 x 10.3mm||60.0 x 109.0 x 11.0mm|
|Talktime||10.0 hours||5.0 hours|
|Extras||GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, digital compass, gyroscope and Blackberry Maps||GPS/A-GPS, NFC, and Blackberry Maps|
Blackberry Q10 vs. Blackberry Curve 9360 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 9360 fight plays out…
Blackberry Q10 vs. Blackberry Curve 9360 – Connectivity
Good wireless connectivity is vital. The Q10 features NFC, 3G/HSDPA, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP. It also has 4G. In comparison, the Curve 9360 features NFC, 3G/HSDPA, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi And Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP. There’s no 4G in this model.
— The Q10 wins (1-0)
Blackberry Q10 vs. Blackberry Curve 9360 – Size/Weight
Let’s talk about pocketability. The Q10 is slightly skinnier than the Curve 9360 with a chassis that’s only 10.3mm thick. The Q10 is wider, measuring 66.8mm to the Curve 9360′s 60.0mm. Put the two phones on the scales and the Blackberry Q10 weighs 139g, while the Curve 9360 is 99g.
— The Curve 9360 wins (1-1)
Blackberry Q10 vs. Blackberry Curve 9360 – Camera/Video
The Q10′s built-in camera has a resolution of 8.0 MP, plus features that include: autofocus, touch focus, LED flash, image stabilization, geo-tagging and 1080p video recording. There’s also a 2.0MP front-facing camera for video chat/Skype.
In this battle, the Curve 9360 takes second place. Despite LED flash, geo-tagging, face detection, image stabilization and VGA video recording, its 5.0 Megapixel camera isn’t up to the standards of the Q10.
— The Q10 wins (2-1)
Blackberry Q10 vs. Blackberry Curve 9360 – Display
As for screen size, the Blackberry Q10 features a 3.1-inch (720 x 720) touch-sensitive Super AMOLED display. The resulting pixel density of this handset is a sky-high 328.387 pixels per inch. Blackberry has paired the Q10′s screen with a QWERTY keyboard.
|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.|
At only 2.4 inches, the Curve 9360′s LCD screen has less room. Its 480 x 360 pixel resolution loses out to the Q10′s display. Do the math again and the pixels per inch (PPI) rating of this screen is a disappointing 250.0. This handset also features a QWERTY keyboard.
— The Q10 wins (3-1)
Blackberry Q10 vs. Blackberry Curve 9360 – Processor
In the CPU battle, 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 9360. But it’s not a match for the Q10′s chip…
— The Q10 wins (4-1)
Half-time: Blackberry Q10 vs. Blackberry Curve 9360
At the halfway mark, the Q10 has opened up a good 3-point lead. But this fight is far from over. With five more rounds to go, the Curve 9360 still has a chance to score some points.
Blackberry Q10 vs. Blackberry Curve 9360 – Software
— It’s a tie, each phone gets a point (5-2)
Blackberry Q10 vs. Blackberry Curve 9360 – Applications
— It’s a tie, the two phones share the points (6-3)
Blackberry Q10 vs. Blackberry Curve 9360 – Storage
Onto storage. Which phone will take this round? The Q10 includes 16GB of storage. The Blackberry Curve 9360 only comes in one version, which packs in 512MB of storage. The Q10 also boasts a microSD slot to increase the maximum capacity to 48GB. Likewise, a microSD slot on the Curve 9360 further boosts the overall memory on Blackberry’s phone to 32GB.
— The Q10 wins (7-3)
Blackberry Q10 vs. Blackberry Curve 9360 – 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 9360 share the points (8-4)
Blackberry Q10 vs. Blackberry Curve 9360 – Extras
Finally, the Q10 also includes GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, digital compass, gyroscope and Blackberry Maps. In comparison, the Curve 9360 features GPS/A-GPS, NFC, and Blackberry Maps
— The Q10 wins (9-4)
BPF Verdict: The Blackberry Q10 wins! (9-4)
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