LG Optimus G vs. Blackberry Z10 – Fight!

by Jerry D on February 8, 2013

If the LG Optimus G fights the Blackberry Z10 for tech supremacy, which one wins? Does the 4.7-inch display on the Optimus G, crush the one on the Z10? Does the Optimus G have a greater storage capacity? These burning questions (and more besides) are answered in the table and review below…

XXXX versus graphic LG Optimus G vs. Blackberry Z10   Fight! XXXX

LG Optimus G vs. Blackberry Z10: 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.

LG Optimus G VS Blackberry Z10
Display 4.7-inch True HD-IPS LCD 4.2-inch LCD
Resolution 768 x 1280 pixels
(317.66 PPI)
768 x 1280 pixels
(355.476 PPI)
Keyboard No No
Processor 1.5GHz quad core Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon S4 Pro 1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon
Software Android 4.0.4 Blackberry 10
Storage 32GB internal, no expansion slot 16GB internal, microSD cards up to 32GB
Rear
camera
13.0 Megapixels with autofocus, touch focus, LED flash, face detection, image stabilization, geo-tagging and 1080p video recording 8.0 Megapixels with autofocus, touch focus, LED flash, image stabilization, face detection, geo-tagging and 1080p video recording
Front
camera
Yes, 1.3MP Yes, 2.0MP
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
Size 68.9 x 131.9 x 8.5mm 65.6 x 130.0 x 9.0mm
Weight 145g 135g
Talktime 15.0 hours 10.0 hours
Standby 335 hours 300 hours
Extras GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, TV-out, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA and Dolby Mobile GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, Blackberry Maps and an HDMI out

 

LG Optimus G vs. Blackberry Z10 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 LG Optimus G vs. Blackberry Z10 fight plays out…

LG Optimus G vs. Blackberry Z10 – Connectivity

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

LG Optimus G vs. Blackberry Z10 – Size/Weight

The size battle plays out like this. The Optimus G and the Z10 are 131.9 x 68.9 x 8.5mm and 130.0 x 65.6 x 9.0mm respectively. Overall the Optimus G is the slimmer phone. Tipping the scales at 145g, the Optimus G is weightier than its opponent, however. The Z10 weighs 135g. The Z10 powers into the lead after this round.
— The Z10 wins (1-2)

dyerware


LG Optimus G vs. Blackberry Z10 – Camera/Video

The Optimus G’s 13.0 MP camera features autofocus, touch focus, LED flash, face detection, image stabilization, geo-tagging and 1080p video recording.

Unfortunately for the Z10, it boasts a poorer specification, specifically an 8.0 Megapixel camera with autofocus, touch focus, LED flash, image stabilization, face detection, geo-tagging and 1080p video recording. The maximum resolution of the camera is 3264 x 2448 pixels. Another 2.0 Megapixel camera located on the front is ideal for video calls.
— The Optimus G wins (2-2)

LG Optimus G vs. Blackberry Z10 – Display

LG has built the Optimus G with a 4.7-inch touch-sensitive display. The True HD-IPS LCD screen has a resolution of 768 x 1280 pixels. The pixels per inch (PPI) measurement here is 317.66.

XXXX pointy arrow The LG Optimus G features a 4.7-inch True HD-IPS LCD display with a quoted resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels. Its Pixels Per Inch (PPI) rating is 317.66.

The touch-sensitive LCD screen on the Z10 is smaller, measuring 4.2 inches. The screen resolution is exactly the same. Compared to its rival, the pixels per inch (PPI) rating of this screen is a top-end 355.476.
— The Optimus G wins (3-2)

LG Optimus G vs. Blackberry Z10 – Processor

Under the hood, the Optimus G boasts a 1.5GHz quad core Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon S4 Pro processor. The Z10, meanwhile, has a dual core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon chip, rated at 1.5GHz.
— The Optimus G wins (4-2)

Half-time: LG Optimus G vs. Blackberry Z10

We’re halfway through this fight and the advanced Optimus G leads by 2. Of course, this deficit can be overturned. But is the Z10 good enough to fight back over the next five rounds?

LG Optimus G vs. Blackberry Z10 – Software

Android 4.0.4 comes installed on the Optimus G, while the Z10 comes with Blackberry 10. The new Blackberry OS is certainly anj improvement, but it’s still not as versatile (or as well-supported) as Android.
— The Optimus G wins (5-2)

LG Optimus G vs. Blackberry Z10 – Applications

As far as apps are concerned, which phone has the best choice? In this case, if you want the smartphone with the biggest choice of apps, choose the Optimus G (675000+) over the Z10 (105000+). There are three rounds to go and the Optimus G is still in the lead.
— The Optimus G wins (6-2)

LG Optimus G vs. Blackberry Z10 – Storage

— It’s a tie, one point to each phone (7-3)

LG Optimus G vs. Blackberry Z10 – Battery Life

Juiced up overnight, LG says that its Optimus G can deliver 15.0 hours of talktime, while the Z10 is rated at 10.0 hours. Meanwhile, standby time is quoted as 335 hours and 300 hours respectively The points in this round go to the Optimus G.
— Optimus G (8-3)

dyerware


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.

LG Optimus G vs. Blackberry Z10 – Extras

— It’s a tie, one point each (9-4)

BPF Verdict: The LG Optimus G wins! (9-4)

The LG Optimus G wins this match-up quite emphatically. It trounces the Blackberry Z10, taking 6 of the 10 rounds available, drawing 3 and losing 1. You can see where the fight was won – the Optimus G has a better 13.0MP camera, a superb 4.7-inch 768 x 1280 pixel display, a much faster processor, the best OS, and the best battery life. The Z10 is a good phone. But the newest Android handsets are a class apart.

See if these two phones make our Top 20 Best Smartphones list…

    Other Posts You Might Like...

  1. HTC Butterfly vs. Blackberry Z10 – Fight!
  2. HTC One vs. Blackberry Z10 – Fight!
  3. Blackberry Z10 vs. Sony Xperia Z – Fight!
  4. Blackberry Z10 vs. Nokia Lumia 920 – Fight!
  5. Blackberry Z10 vs. Samsung Galaxy S3 – Fight!

Previous post:

Next post: