BlackBerry Z10 vs. The Competition: Can it Beat the iPhone, Galaxy S III?

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Row 0 - Cell 0 BlackBerry Z10Apple iPhone 5Samsung Galaxy S IIINokia Lumia 920
Row 1 - Cell 0 Row 1 - Cell 1 Row 1 - Cell 2 Row 1 - Cell 3 Row 1 - Cell 4
CarriersAT&T, others TBDAT&T, Sprint, Verizon WirelessAT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon WirelessAT&T
CPU1.5-GHz dual-coreApple A61.5-GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S51.5-GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4
OSBlackBerry 10iOS 6.1Android 4.1Windows Phone 8
Display/Resolution4.2 inches/1280 x 7684 inches/1136 x 6404.8 inches/1280 x 7204.5 inches/1280 x 768
Front/Rear Camera2-MP/8-MP1.2-MP/8-MP1.9-MP/8-MP1.3-MP/8.7-MP
Size5.1 x 2.6 x 0.4 inches4.9 x 2.3 x 0.3 inches5.4 x 2.8 x 0.3 inches5.1 x 2.8 x 0.4
Weight4.9 ounces4 ounces4.7 ounces6.5 ounces
CarriersAT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-MobileAT&T, Sprint, VerizonAT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-MobileAT&T

The BlackBerry Z10 is the company's most-advanced smartphone yet, but how does it match up to the leading iOS, Android and Windows Phone handsets? To help you decide, we've broken down the key specs for the leading phones on each platform and put them next to the Z10's.

The BlackBerry Z10's 4.2-inch display is bigger than the iPhone 5, but a tad smaller than the Nokia Lumia 920 and a lot smaller than the 4.8-inch Galaxy S III. Its size and shape are comparable to the Lumia 920, but it weighs less. For computing power, the Z10 matches the Samsung Galaxy S III for CPU and RAM. 

So it all comes down to the operating system and app ecosystems. During our review of the BlackBerry Z10, we liked the slick interface with multitasking fun. The BlackBerry Hub helpfully combines email messaging and social networking, and we love that BBM supports video chat and screen sharing. When it comes to apps, BlackBerry 10 has no shot of taking on Apple or Android at launch, but may be able to give Windows Phone a run for its money.  

So will you make the switch to BlackBerry?

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Anna Attkisson
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A lover of lists and deadlines, Anna Attkisson heads up features and special projects for, in addition to covering social networking and accessories. She joined the LAPTOP staff in 2007, after working at Time Inc. Content Solutions where she created custom publications for companies from American Express to National Parks Foundation.