Blackberry Z10 vs. Samsung Galaxy Premier – Fight!

by Jerry D on March 13, 2013

What happens if you set the Blackberry Z10 against the Samsung Galaxy Premier? Which one wins? Is the 4.2-inch screen on the Z10 boast better tech than the Galaxy Premier’s? How quick is the dual core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon processor inside? These questions (and more besides) are answered in the comparison table that follows.

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Blackberry Z10 vs. Samsung Galaxy Premier: 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 Z10 VS Samsung Galaxy Premier
Display 4.2-inch LCD 4.65-inch Super AMOLED
Resolution 768 x 1280 pixels
(355.476 PPI)
720 x 1280 pixels
(315.914 PPI)
Keyboard No No
Processor 1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon 1.5GHz dual core TI OMAP 4470
Software Blackberry 10 Android 4.1
Storage 16GB internal, microSD cards up to 32GB 8 or 16GB internal, microSD cards up to 32GB
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, face detection, touch focus and 1080p video recording
Front
camera
Yes, 2.0MP Yes, 1.9MP
4G LTE LTE
3G 3G/HSDPA 3G/HSDPA
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP 4.0 with A2DP/EDR
Size 65.6 x 130.0 x 9.0mm 68.0 x 134.2 x 9.0mm
Weight 135g 130g
Talktime 10.0 hours 10.75 hours
Standby 300 hours 600 hours
Extras GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, Blackberry Maps and an HDMI out GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, stereo FM radio, DLNA and Wi-Fi hotspot functionality

 

Blackberry Z10 vs. Samsung Galaxy Premier 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. Samsung Galaxy Premier fight plays out…

Blackberry Z10 vs. Samsung Galaxy Premier – Connectivity

The Z10 is equipped with a 3G/HSDPA chipset, along with NFC, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP. It also gets a speed boost with 4G connectivity. The Galaxy Premier, meanwhile, boasts NFC, 3G/HSDPA, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP/EDR. 4G networking is also supported.
— It’s a tie, a point to each phone (1-1)

Blackberry Z10 vs. Samsung Galaxy Premier – Size/Weight

Now for a size comparison. The Z10 is slightly fatter than the Z10 with dimensions of 9.0mm versus 9.0mm. The Galaxy Premier is broader, measuring 68.0mm to the Z10′s 65.6mm. If weight is an issue, then the Z10 is 135g, while Galaxy Premier’s phone is 130g. Overall, there’s not much between the two.
— It’s a tie, the points are shared (2-2)

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Blackberry Z10 vs. Samsung Galaxy Premier – Camera/Video

Blackberry has built an 8.0 Megapixel lens into the Z10 together with features such as autofocus, touch focus, LED flash, image stabilization, face detection, geo-tagging and 1080p video recording. For video calling, you’ll find a second 2.0MP camera on the front.

The two phones match each other for megapixels – the Galaxy Premier also packs a 8.0 Megapixel camera with autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, face detection, touch focus and 1080p video recording. Another 1.9 Megapixel camera located on the front is ideal for video calls. The round ends in another tie.
— It’s a tie, one point to each phone (3-3)

Blackberry Z10 vs. Samsung Galaxy Premier – Display

The design of Blackberry’s Z10 features a 4.2-inch touch-sensitive LCD screen, with a resolution of 768 by 1280 pixels. There are 983040 pixels overall, which translates to a brilliant 355.476 pixels per inch.

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

The Galaxy Premier’s touch-sensitive Super AMOLED display is a little roomier at 4.65 inches. Its 720 x 1280 pixel resolution loses out to the Z10′s 720 x 1280 pixel display. In comparison, there are 921600 pixels onscreen, giving the Galaxy Premier a pixel density of 315.914 pixels per inch.
— The Z10 wins (4-3)

Blackberry Z10 vs. Samsung Galaxy Premier – Processor

1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon vs. 1.5GHz dual core TI OMAP 4470…
— It’s a tie, one point each (5-4)

Half-time: Blackberry Z10 vs. Samsung Galaxy Premier

At the halfway mark, the Z10 has opened up a slender 1-point lead. With the the second half about to start, the Galaxy Premier has it all to do as we approach round #6…

Blackberry Z10 vs. Samsung Galaxy Premier – Software

Blackberry 10 comes installed on the Z10. Inside the Galaxy Premier you’ll find Android 4.1. The new Blackberry OS is good, but it doesn’t offer the flexibility that the Google OS does.
— The Galaxy Premier wins (5-5)

Blackberry Z10 vs. Samsung Galaxy Premier – Applications

In a battle between Blackberry and Android, which has the best app store? According to the stats, the Galaxy Premier has access to the fattest app store of the two. There are over 675000 apps on Google Play; while Blackberry App World has over 105000 apps available for download. The Z10 has now blown its half-time lead. But there’s still time for the Blackberry phone to pull it back.
— The Galaxy Premier wins (5-6)

Blackberry Z10 vs. Samsung Galaxy Premier – Storage

And storage? The Blackberry Z10 incorporates 16GB of built-in storage. The competing Galaxy Premier comes in different versions, cramming in either 8 or 16GB-worth of storage. Neither one has an advantage over the other. The Z10 also has a microSD interface, which can extend the overall capacity to 48GB. The Galaxy Premier’s overall capacity can also be increased to 48GB via its microSD memory card slot.
— The Galaxy Premier wins (5-7)

Blackberry Z10 vs. Samsung Galaxy Premier – Battery Life

In terms of battery performance, the Z10 boasts 10.0 hours of talktime according to Blackberry, while the Galaxy Premier is rated at 10.75 hours. Standby time is rated at 300 hours and 600 hours respectively. The Galaxy Premier takes the round here.
— The Galaxy Premier wins (5-8)

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Note: The Standby time specification is an industry standard that is only intended to allow comparison of different mobile phones under the same circumstances. Power consumption in a standby state is strongly dependent on factors including: network, settings, location, movement, signal strength and cell traffic.

Blackberry Z10 vs. Samsung Galaxy Premier – Extras

Finally, the Z10 also includes GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, Blackberry Maps and an HDMI out. In comparison, the Galaxy Premier is packed with GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, stereo FM radio, DLNA and Wi-Fi hotspot functionality.
— The Galaxy Premier wins (5-9)

BPF Verdict: The Samsung Galaxy Premier wins! (5-9)

The Samsung Galaxy Premier wins this match-up. It beats the Blackberry Z10, taking 5 of the 10 rounds available, drawing 4 and losing 1. Here’s a summary of where this fight was won and lost:

The best connectivity: Comparable
The best size/weight: Comparable
The best camera/video: Comparable
The best display: No
The best processor: Comparable
The best software: Yes
The most applications: Yes
The most storage: Yes
The best battery life: Yes
The best extras: Yes

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