The Blackberry Z30 Vs. the iPhone 5S Can Blackberry Really Take On Apples Finest?

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Looking for a new mobile phone and don't know where to start the process? Then you've come to the right place. Getting the right phone for you is important since this is a gadget that you're going to be using every day, which means that it's essential that you make a wise decision when choosing. There are, however, a lot of things that you need to think about when you're choosing which phone is right for you.

Money is always a concern. For a top of the line phone you're going to be paying a minimum of five hundred pounds, and that's a significant investment. These days many of us are trying to save some cash, but even though you're going to be spending a lot of money, if you're getting a great phone for that money then you won't need to buy another for a couple of years, so it should be worth it.

You also need to consider performance. Most of us are reliant on our mobiles, maybe because of work, or maybe because we no longer have that expensive and unnecessary home land line phone. This means that you need a great phone that has great performance, not something that's going to let you down by crashing or freezing.

The best thing that you can do to ensure that you're getting a great mobile is to compare phones to see which offers you the best features for your cash. This involves going through mobile descriptions and spec sheets. Unfortunately, descriptions and spec sheets can be swimming in technical data and jargon, making them tough to read, so we're here to help you out.
We've looked at some of the best, top of the line phones on the market and then put models in head to head comparisons, letting you see which is the better device. If you want the best phone that money can buy, then read on to find out more...

Introducing the Two Phones...

Blackberry is one of the most recognisable brands on the mobile market, though they have just announced that they're stopping making consumer models. They do have one last flagship phone before they go though, the Blackberry Z30 is a touch screen model, and it's the highest featured and most powerful Blackberry ever released. It's got some great specs, but it's also got some stiff competition...

Apple released two new phones this year, and we're looking at the iPhone 5S, the flagship phone. It's bigger and better than any other iPhone before it, and it has the classic Apple design and intuitive interface that we all love. The 5S is expensive though, so is it really worth paying more money for?

What You'll be Paying...

If you want to buy your phone SIM free so that it's not attached to an operator then the Blackberry Z30 is going to cost you around five hundred pounds. The iPhone 5S will cost you five hundred and fifty for the smallest, 16 GB model, up to seven hundred and ten pounds for the largest, 64 GB, model.

If you prefer, you can sign an incentive contract with a mobile operator so that you don't need to pay full retail price up front. The best deal on both of these models is with O2. You'll get either device for no money down at all, the Blackberry on a £32 a month calling plan contract, and the iPhone on a £42 a month contract.

The Similarities...Both of these are touch screen devices, and they're also both 4G phones. The benefit of 4G phones is that you can get faster mobile internet speeds, but you will need a specific 4G data plan from your mobile operator to take advantage of this, otherwise you'll connect over 3G by default. Both models also have the same 8 MP camera on board, which is slightly low for this price range.

The Blackberry Z30...
Surprisingly, you're actually going to get several advantages by choosing the Blackberry Z30 over the iPhone 5S. The Blackberry does have a better processor. It runs a 1700 MHz processor rather than the 1300 MHz model on the iPhone, so the Z30 is much more powerful, faster and more responsive too.

The Blackberry gets the larger screen, with a full five inch display as opposed to the four inch screen on the iPhone. This means you get a better viewing experience and that typing on the touch screen is easier. The Blackberry's display is a Super AMOLED screen rather than the older LCD type on the iPhone, so you get better colour reproduction, and it also has thirty per cent higher screen resolution, so the picture quality is brighter and clearer.

Finally, you do get a better battery on the Blackberry. The Z30 gets around fifty per cent more standby time per battery charge cycle than the iPhone, as well as around eighty per cent more active talk time, averaging eighteen hours of use versus just ten hours for the iPhone 5S. This means that you'll need to charge your phone less often.

The iPhone 5S...

What does the iPhone 5S offer? It is the more portable device. The iPhone is around forty per cent smaller than the Blackberry (though it does have the smaller screen), and about twenty per cent thinner. It's also lighter, weighing in at 112 grams versus the 170 gram Z30 model. This makes the iPhone that much easier to put in your pocket and carry around with you all day.
The iPhone does also have a connection to the iPhone App Store, which makes finding, downloading and installing new apps and games both easy and convenient, whilst the Blackberry has no app store connection at all. The iPhone is also capable of running more than one app at a time, so you can simultaneously chat on Skype whilst surfing the internet, for example, something that the Blackberry can't do.

Which is Better?

Our choice today is clear. The Blackberry Z30 has a faster processor and a bigger screen, plus it's cheaper than the iPhone 5S as well. All of this means that the Blackberry is a better investment than the iPhone.

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Sam Jones checked out 4g phones and contracts that were available on 3g and 4g networks using comparison sites such as uSwitch. Only then did he make a decision.

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