Blackberry Q10 vs. Blackberry Porsche Design P9981 – Fight!

by Jerry D on February 11, 2013

There are questions we should ask when comparing the Blackberry Q10 and the Blackberry Porsche Design P9981. Questions like… Is the 3.1-inch screen on the Q10 classier than the 2.8-inch display on the Porsche Design P9981? Is the Q10’s storage capacity impressive? Does the Porsche Design P9981 have the best camera? Get the answers to these questions below…

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Blackberry Q10 vs. Blackberry Porsche Design P9981: 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 Porsche Design P9981
Display 3.1-inch Super AMOLED 2.8-inch LCD
Resolution 720 x 720 pixels
(328.387 PPI)
640 x 480 pixels
(285.714 PPI)
Keyboard QWERTY QWERTY
Processor 1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon 1.2GHz single-core Qualcomm MSM8655 Snapdragon
Software Blackberry 10 Blackberry 7
Storage 16GB internal, microSD cards up to 32GB 8GB 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 autofocus, LED flash, face detection, image stabilization, geo-tagging and 720p 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 67.0 x 115.0 x 11.3mm
Weight 139g 155g
Talktime 10.0 hours 5.5 hours
Standby TBC 350 hours
Extras GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, digital compass, gyroscope and Blackberry Maps GPS/A-GPS, NFC, digital compass, and Blackberry Maps

 

Blackberry Q10 vs. Blackberry Porsche Design P9981 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 Porsche Design P9981 fight plays out…

Blackberry Q10 vs. Blackberry Porsche Design P9981 – Connectivity

As far as wireless tech is concerned, the Q10 comes with NFC, 3G/HSDPA, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP. It also boasts support for faster 4G networks. Blackberry has jammed its handset with 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 Porsche Design P9981 – Size/Weight

Pocketability is crucial. The Porsche Design P9981 is the wider of the two, measuring 67.0mm to the Q10′s 66.8mm. The Q10 is the taller handset, measuring 119.6mm to the Porsche Design P9981′s 115.0mm. Neither the Porsche Design P9981 or the Q10 is unwieldy. The former weighs 155g; the latter weighs a mere 139g. Can the Q10 hang onto this early 2-point lead?
— The Q10 wins (2-0)

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Blackberry Q10 vs. Blackberry Porsche Design P9981 – Camera/Video

As for photo/video prowess, the Q10′s 8.0 MP lens features autofocus, touch focus, LED flash, image stabilization, geo-tagging and 1080p video recording. It also features a second, front-facing camera with a resolution of 2.0 Megapixels.

Unfortunately for the Porsche Design P9981, it boasts a poorer specification, specifically a 5.0 Megapixel camera with autofocus, LED flash, face detection, image stabilization, geo-tagging and 720p video recording. The maximum resolution of the camera is 2592 x 1944 pixels.
— The Q10 wins (3-0)

Blackberry Q10 vs. Blackberry Porsche Design P9981 – Display

The Q10 boasts a touch-sensitive Super AMOLED display, measuring 3.1 inches and delivering a resolution of 720 x 720 pixels. Packing 518400 pixels into this 3.1-inch screen results in an excellent pixel density of 328.387 pixels per inch (PPI). 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.

Porsche Design P9981′s LCD display is less roomy, measuring 2.8 inches. In this battle, it suffers from a lower screen resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. With 307200 pixels on the 2.8-inch screen, the pixel density is 285.714 pixels per inch. This handset also features a QWERTY keyboard.
— The Q10 wins (4-0)

Blackberry Q10 vs. Blackberry Porsche Design P9981 – Processor

In terms of raw speediness, the Blackberry Q10 has been constructed around an dual core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon chip, clocked at 1.5GHz. The Porsche Design P9981 has a single-core Qualcomm MSM8655 Snapdragon 1.2GHz processor.
— The Q10 wins (5-0)

Half-time: Blackberry Q10 vs. Blackberry Porsche Design P9981

With five rounds gone, the Q10 is out in front by 5-0. A lead of 5. Of course, there are five rounds remaining and so the Porsche Design P9981 isn’t beaten yet. Onto the next round: software…

Blackberry Q10 vs. Blackberry Porsche Design P9981 – Software

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

Blackberry Q10 vs. Blackberry Porsche Design P9981 – Applications

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

Blackberry Q10 vs. Blackberry Porsche Design P9981 – Storage

This round revolves around storage. The Blackberry Q10 features 16GB of storage. As for the Blackberry Porsche Design P9981, it features 8GB of storage. Obviously, the Q10 boasts 16GB compared to the default 8GB capacity of the Porsche Design P9981. Of course, the Q10 also features a microSD slot, which supports cards up to 32GB. This will boost the overall storage to a roomier 48GB. The 8GB storage capacity on Blackberry’s phone can also be expanded to 40GB via the built-in microSD slot.
— The Q10 wins (8-2)

Blackberry Q10 vs. Blackberry Porsche Design P9981 – 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 Porsche Design P9981 share the points (9-3)

Blackberry Q10 vs. Blackberry Porsche Design P9981 – Extras

— It’s a tie, one point each (10-4)

BPF Verdict: The Blackberry Q10 wins! (10-4)

The Blackberry Q10 wins this match-up. It beats the Blackberry Porsche Design P9981, taking 6 of the 10 rounds available, drawing 4 and losing 0. The Q10 has the best connectivity, the best balance between size and weight, a cracking 8.0MP camera and a 3.1-inch 720 x 720 pixel display. It’s also got a faster processor and the most memory… well, you get the idea.

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