Blackberry Z10 vs. Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra – Fight!

by Jerry D on February 3, 2013

What’s are the technology differences between the Blackberry Z10 and the Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra? Does the 4.2-inch display on the Z10, outgun the one on the One Touch Idol Ultra? How many gigabytes of storage can the Z10 squeeze in? Find answers to these questions in the side-by-side comparison that follows.

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Blackberry Z10 vs. Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra: 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 Z10 VS Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra
Display 4.2-inch LCD 4.7-inch Super AMOLED
Resolution 768 x 1280 pixels
(355.476 PPI)
720 x 1280 pixels
(312.553 PPI)
Keyboard No No
Processor 1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon 1.2GHz dual core
Software Blackberry 10 Android 4.1
Storage 16GB internal, microSD cards up to 32GB 8GB internal, no expansion slot
Rear
camera
8.0 Megapixels with autofocus, touch focus, LED flash, image stabilization, face detection, geo-tagging and 1080p video recording 8.0 Megapixels with autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus and 1080p video recording
Front
camera
Yes, 2.0MP Yes, 1.3MP
4G LTE No
3G 3G/HSDPA 3G/HSDPA
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP 4.0 with A2DP
Size 65.6 x 130.0 x 9.0mm 68.5 x 134.4 x 6.45mm
Weight 135g 110g
Talktime 10.0 hours 7.0 hours
Standby TBC 400 hours
Extras GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, Blackberry Maps and an HDMI out GPS/A-GPS, accelerometer, digital compass, stereo FM radio

 

Blackberry Z10 vs. Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra 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 Z10 vs. Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra fight plays out…

Blackberry Z10 vs. Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra – Connectivity

Good wireless connectivity is vital. The Z10 features NFC, 3G/HSDPA, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP. It also has 4G. The One Touch Idol Ultra packs 3G/HSDPA, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP and 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi. This model doesn’t support 4G.
— The Z10 wins (1-0)

Blackberry Z10 vs. Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra – Size/Weight

How do our fighters measure up To each other? There’s not much between the two – the Z10 is 130.0 x 65.6 x 9.0mm, the One Touch Idol Ultra is 134.4 x 68.5 x 6.45mm. The Z10 is the more compact handset. The Z10 is slightly tubbier than the One Touch Idol Ultra, weighing in at 135g. The One Touch Idol Ultra is 25g lighter at 110g.
— The One Touch Idol Ultra wins (1-1)

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Blackberry Z10 vs. Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra – Camera/Video

— It’s a tie, one point to each phone (2-2)

Blackberry Z10 vs. Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra – Display

The Z10 incorporates a touch-sensitive LCD display, 4.2 inches in size and with a resolution of 768 x 1280. With its 4.2-inch display and a sky-high overall pixel count of 983040, the Z10 has a pixels per inch rating of 355.476.

XXXX pointy arrow The Blackberry Z10 features a 4.2-inch Super AMOLED display with a quoted resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels. Its Pixels Per Inch (PPI) rating is 355.476.

At 4.7 inches, One Touch Idol Ultra’s touch-sensitive Super AMOLED screen has more room. It boasts a poorer screen resolution – 720 by 1280 pixels. Do the math again and the pixels per inch (PPI) rating of this screen is 312.553.
— It’s a tie, one point to each phone (3-3)

Blackberry Z10 vs. Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra – Processor

Performance-wise, the One Touch Idol Ultra is a 1.2GHz dual core processor. The Z10 has a dual core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon chip, rated at 1.5GHz.
— The Z10 wins (4-3)

Half-time: Blackberry Z10 vs. Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra

At the halfway point, the Z10 has an early 1 point lead. There are five more rounds to go. Can the One Touch Idol Ultra turn this fight around?

Blackberry Z10 vs. Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra – Software

The Z10 runs Blackberry 10, the Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra uses Android 4.1. Good as the new Blackberry software is, most of the world now marches to the beat of an Android drum.
— The One Touch Idol Ultra wins (4-4)

Blackberry Z10 vs. Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra – Applications

This round is based on the variety of apps available. In this fight, the One Touch Idol Ultra has access to more downloadable apps than the Z10. There are over 675000 apps on Google Play, compared to 105000 apps listed on Blackberry App World. The Z10 has lost the lead it enjoyed at half-time.
— The One Touch Idol Ultra wins (4-5)

Blackberry Z10 vs. Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra – Storage

Onto the storage battle… The Blackberry Z10 offers buyers 16GB of storage as standard. The Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra also comes with one storage option – a 8GB model. As the specs show, the Z10 features 16GB of internal storage, while the One Touch Idol Ultra features 8GB. The Z10 also includes a microSD card slot to ramp up the memory to 48GB. Unlike its rival, the One Touch Idol Ultra is missing an expansion slot and so the max storage options remain 8GB.
— The Z10 wins (5-5)

Blackberry Z10 vs. Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra – Battery Life

We can’t score this round until we have full talk and standby time information for both phones.
— Tie. The Z10 and the One Touch Idol Ultra share the points (6-6)

Blackberry Z10 vs. Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra – Extras

Finally, the Z10 also includes GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, Blackberry Maps and an HDMI out. In comparison, the One Touch Idol Ultra features GPS/A-GPS, accelerometer, digital compass and a stereo FM radio.

— The Z10 wins (7-6)

BPF Verdict: The Blackberry Z10 wins! (7-6)

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