Samsung and Blackberry are two companies that have been rivals for a long time now. Both these companies are reputed for creating amazing devices with rich specifications, features and functions. Today we shall compare Galaxy S3 vs Blackberry 9900, which are two of the best smartphones of the company.
The Blackberry Bold 9900 is also known as the BlackBerry Dakota, the BlackBerry Magnum and the BlackBerry Bold Touch. It was first seen in the market on the month of August last year, inheriting RIM technology, making it the thinnest and most powerful Blackberry smartphone till date. The device features a QWERTY keyboard and a touchscreen, supporting Near Field Communication technology.
Lets take a look at the Samsung Galaxy S3 in the later half and find out the better device between the two.
Comparing Both the Masterpieces
Samsung’s Galaxy S3 is the successor to the Galaxy S2. The smartphone is equipped with many interesting and unique features such as S Voice technology which is a voice-activated personal assistant, Direct Call, Smart Stay, Smart Alert and S Beam. The phone runs on Android’s v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Samsung’s Galaxy S3 comes with a 4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The BlackBerry Bold 9900, on the other hand offers a smaller TFT capacitive touchscreen of 2.8 inches with a resolution of 480 x 640 pixels and an Optical trackpad on the front.
Dimensions of the Samsung Galaxy S3 measures 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm and weighs 133 grams, while the Blackberry Bold 9900 measures 115 x 66 x 10.5mm and weighs 130 grams.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 runs on the multi-functional Android v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and the Bold 9900 runs on BlackBerry’s native OS v7.1.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 runs on its own 1.4 GHz Exynos 4 quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM. The BlackBerry Bold is powered by a 1.2GHz QC 8655 processor and occupies 768MB of RAM.
Camera of the Samsung phone is that of 8 Megapixels, with auto-focus and LED flash. The camera comes with a unique feature called Zero-Lag Shutter Speed that allows users to capture moving objects. The smartphone also features a 1.9 megapixel camera which can record HD video at 30 frames per second.
The BlackBerry Bold 9900 on the other hand sports a decent 5 Megapixel camera which captures HD video in 720 pixels. It sports features like 4x digital zoom, LED flash, face detection, image stabilisation, geo-tagging, multiple scene modes and like the Galaxy S3, Zero Shutter Lag. The device does not have a secondary camera and lacks auto focus too.
Connectivity options of the Samsung Galaxy S3 include Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi HT40 and Bluetooth v4.0, as well as Near Field Communication. On the other hand, BlackBerry Bold offers Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP and EDR and NFC. Data speeds supported by the smartphone are up to HSDPA 14.4Mbps and HSUPA 5.7Mbps.
Storage options of both these devices are amazing. The Samsung Galaxy S3 comes with storage options of 16 GB and 32 GB with Samsung promising to release the 64 GB version soon. The BlackBerry Bold 9900 offers storage space up to 32GB. Both these devices support microSD cards allowing you to expand storage according to needs.
If you overview both these devices, the Samsung Galaxy S3 has an edge over the Blackberry 9900 in terms of specifications, features and functions.