We compare the Sony Xperia Z Z10 to BlackBerry
The Sony Xperia Z is a large 5-inch smartphone with a powerful processor, a crisp and colorful Jelly Bean Android and a custom user interface.
For its part, the BlackBerry Z10 is one size fits most classic with a touch screen of 4.2 inches, but it has effective internal hardware and a new operating system with BlackBerry 10.
Sony Xperia Z: Key Features
The Sony Xperia Z is full of things that you’ll love.
The screen, as is usually the case with the Sony is pretty amazing. It is a 5-inch LCD display with enhanced Fight of glass. The resolution is 1920×1080 pixels, giving a pixel density of 443 pixels per inch (ppi).
The visuals are sharp, OptiContrast technology ensures deep blacks, while the Sony Bravia Mobile Engine 2 offers fantastic colors. By cons it is all done at the expense of viewing angles, but it is not a problem for us. The brightness and purity of white are also excellent.
If having a good imaging quality is a priority for you, then the Sony Xperia Z worth seeing.
BlackBerry Z10: Key Features
The build quality of the BlackBerry Z10 is very good. This is a very satisfactory phone to handle due to the use of plastics and premium components and textured rubber with a high quality finish.
Regarding the design, some people might think its resemblance to the iPhone is not very original, but the contours of the Z10 are slightly more chiseled.
If you are interested in the BlackBerry Z10, you must already be seduced by the BlackBerry 10 operating system it uses.
This is the brand new BlackBerry OS (formerly RIM) and like any new operating system, it is vulnerable until it has been proven to end users.
BlackBerry 10 seems to have made a good start. Many users and developers have expressed interest and the platform was launched with more than 70,000 applications, including securities brands.
BlackBerry 10 also has an important and unique selling point as its approach to multitasking and aggregation messaging and notifications in an easily accessible hub.
No other platform only works this way, and it has the advantage of bringing the potential of multi-tasking Android and Windows Phone People Hub, a single OS. Question is whether in practice it will be effective.
In terms of processing power, the Z10 runs a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor MSM8960 S4 dual core 1.5 GHz with 2 GB of dual-channel RAM and GPU Adreno 225.
It is supposed to be well optimized for the software and although the Xperia Z could have benchmark results faster, we assume that the fluidity of the final experience will be comparable.
The intensive use of applications, games and multimedia is likely to pose no problem, but the Sony handset will definitely better than the Z10.
Finally, the Z10 has a greater storage capacity microSD his opponent, supporting cards up to 64 GB (32 GB cons Xperia Z).
Sony Xperia Z
4.3-inch, 1280×768 pixels, 355ppi
5 inch LCD, 1920x1080pixels, 443ppi
8 megapixel camera, LED flash, 1080p video
13 megapixels, LED flash, 1080p video
16 GB, microSD up to 64GB
16 GB, microSD up to 32GB
Processor, RAM, graphics
1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 dual-core, 2GB RAM, Adreno 225 GPU
1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core APQ8064, 2GB RAM, GPU Adreno320
Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
n / a
User interface Sony
microUSB, Bluetooth, NFC, Wi-Fi, 4G, HDMI, GPS
microUSB, Bluetooth, NFC, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, 4G, MHL, GPS
Points vigilance: the practical use
We believe that these devices are generally on an equal footing in terms of ease of use.
They both have a multi-core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz with 2 GB of dual-channel RAM, 16GB onboard storage, plus microSD expansion card (even if the Z10 has twice as much). They also have the ability 4G LTE.
However, the Sony Xperia Z stands on some key areas.
The impressive screen size is more interesting for multimedia, web browsing and gaming but it is also clearer with its density of 440ppi.
The only problem is if you are looking for a 5-inch device and you prefer a more manageable size, while maintaining a good visual quality.
Xperia Z beats the BlackBerry Z10 on camera and imaging capability. Again, the BlackBerry Configuration is pretty good, and has some neat software features, but this criterion, the Xperia Z is higher.
Regarding construction, Xperia Z has a slight advantage, but the difference between the two is not huge. BlackBerry Z10 is also nice to use.
However, the handling of the device is an important criterion. And on this point, the Z10 model is the lightest and most compact.
Finally, there is the issue of the operating system and performance.
10 BlackBerry and Android interface with Sony will offer very different user experiences. In terms of content applications, the Z10 is beaten by a quantitative point of view, but that may change with time.
Both platforms offer good performance and multitasking capabilities generally smooth. Each has its advantages, such as Google Now on Android and BlackBerry Messenger with video chat integrated BlackBerry 10.
The choice will depend on personal taste, but as with any operating system, it is best to try before you buy. Fortunately, demonstration models in the shops you can.
In summary, you can not go wrong, both phones are excellent. However, there is a degree of uncertainty regarding the BlackBerry Z10.
For us, the winner of this comparison is the Sony Xperia Z, but keep in mind that we play safety since Android is an operating system more established.
In other words, BlackBerry 10 has great potential and is very attractive, but we will have to spend more time with the platform and how the ecosystem develops before we make specific advice