Blackberry Q10 vs. Blackberry Curve 9380 – Fight!

by Jerry D on February 10, 2013

Is the Blackberry Q10 a better phone than the Blackberry Curve 9380? Does the 3.1-inch display on the Q10, outdo the Curve 9380’s screen? Does the Q10 have a greater storage capacity? A more potent CPU? Does the Curve 9380 have a superior camera? Find out which phone is better by checking the comparison below.

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Blackberry Q10 vs. Blackberry Curve 9380: 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 9380
Display 3.1-inch Super AMOLED 3.2-inch LCD
Resolution 720 x 720 pixels
(328.387 PPI)
360 x 480 pixels
(187.5 PPI)
Keyboard QWERTY No
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
Rear
camera
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
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, EDR
Size 66.8 x 119.6 x 10.3mm 60.0 x 109.0 x 11.2mm
Weight 139g 98g
Talktime 10.0 hours 5.5 hours
Standby TBC 360 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 9380 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 9380 fight plays out…

Blackberry Q10 vs. Blackberry Curve 9380 – Connectivity

The core connectivity options on the Q10 include NFC, 3G/HSDPA, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP. 4G is also supported. Blackberry’s Curve 9380, meanwhile, dishes up NFC, 3G/HSDPA, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, EDR.
— The Q10 wins (1-0)

Blackberry Q10 vs. Blackberry Curve 9380 – Size/Weight

True pocketability is difficult to quantify but let’s look at the specs. The Q10 is a bit taller than the Curve 9380 with dimensions of 119.6mm versus 109.0mm. The Q10 is wider, measuring 66.8mm to the Curve 9380′s 60.0mm. Measure the weight of the duo and the Q10 weighs 139g, while the Blackberry Curve 9380 is 98g.
— The Curve 9380 wins (1-1)

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Blackberry Q10 vs. Blackberry Curve 9380 – Camera/Video

Blackberry has opted for a 8.0 Megapixel camera in its phone, which boasts autofocus, touch focus, LED flash, image stabilization, geo-tagging and 1080p video recording. It supports a max resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels.

The Curve 9380′s 5.0 Megapixel camera (with LED flash, geo-tagging, face detection, image stabilization and VGA video recording) is no match for the Q10′s.
— The Q10 wins (2-1)

Blackberry Q10 vs. Blackberry Curve 9380 – Display

The Q10 features a touch-sensitive Super AMOLED display, 3.1 inches across with a quoted resolution of 720 x 720 pixels. In terms of pixel density, the pixels per inch (PPI) measurement is an impressive 328.387. Blackberry has paired the Q10′s screen with a QWERTY keyboard.

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.

Curve 9380′s touch-sensitive LCD screen is bigger at 3.2 inches. It boasts a poorer screen resolution – 360 by 480 pixels. With 172800 pixels onscreen, the pixel density is a forgettable 187.5 pixels per inch.
— The Q10 wins (3-1)

Blackberry Q10 vs. Blackberry Curve 9380 – Processor

In the smaller CPU vs CPU fight, 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 9380.
— The Q10 wins (4-1)

Half-time: Blackberry Q10 vs. Blackberry Curve 9380

With five rounds gone, the Q10 enjoys a decent 3 point lead. Can the Curve 9380 fight back? The next round is software…

Blackberry Q10 vs. Blackberry Curve 9380 – Software

— It’s a tie, each phone gets a point (5-2)

Blackberry Q10 vs. Blackberry Curve 9380 – Applications

— It’s a tie, the two phones share the points (6-3)

Blackberry Q10 vs. Blackberry Curve 9380 – Storage

This part of the fight focuses on storage capacity. With only one option, the Blackberry Q10 has 16GB of internal storage. The Blackberry Curve 9380 offers one version too, with a 512MB capacity. Plug a 32GB memory card into the Q10′s microSD expansion slot and the maximum capacity rises to 48GB. The Curve 9380′s overall capacity can also be increased to 32GB via its microSD memory card slot.
— The Q10 wins (7-3)

Blackberry Q10 vs. Blackberry Curve 9380 – 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 9380 share the points (8-4)

Blackberry Q10 vs. Blackberry Curve 9380 – Extras

Finally, the Q10 also includes GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, digital compass, gyroscope and Blackberry Maps. In comparison, the Curve 9380 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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