iPhone 4 vs Blackberry Torch 9800 | Full Specs Compared | iPhone 4 vs Torch 9800 UI, Performance and Features
Apple iPhone 4 and BlackBerry Torch 9800 are from two popular brands for phones. Both Apple and Research in Motion (RIM) have introduced two amazing smart phones to the market in year 2010.
RIM introduced BlackBerry Torch 9800, offering a capacitive touch screen, upgraded Operating System (Blackberry OS 6) and a whole lot of other features. The Apple’s stunning iPhone4 with loads of applications and improved OS (iOS 4.2.1) is already in the market.
The sleek Apple iPhones created a revolution in the mobile phone industry. It changed the way people used to think about mobile phones. It has added many entertainment features to its applications.
Blackberry is designed basically for corporate people, especially made to make communication easier.
The BlackBerry Torch 9800 is the latest model in the Blackberry devices line up. It has a sliding multi-touch screen display with a physical QWERTY keyboard and powered by BlackBerry’s latest operating system, OS 6. The new design has not much comprised on its classic Blackberry profile, but comes with an excellent touch screen and featuring far greater social network integration, a powerful search feature, and a WebKit browser comparable to Apples Safari. It has a special BBM messenger that uses a variety of options and many other facilities for mailing.
Both phones are targeting different market segment. So it is quite difficult to compare both phones. Which one you want to choose depends on your needs and what you are looking for in a phone.
The iPhone4 has a 3.5-inch capacitive widescreen multi-touch ‘Retina’ display with higher resolution (640×960 pixels). BlackBerry Torch 9800’s 3.2-inch, 360×480 pixels capacitive multi-touch display is also crisp, bright and attractive.
The iPhone4 offers bigger screen with better contrast ratio and has a higher resolution than the Torch 9800 (some opines that the pixels are more than the human eye can actually see).Also Apple has more practice with capacitive screens than BlackBerry.
Apple claims that the Retina display is the “sharpest, most vibrant, highest-resolution phone screen ever, with four times the pixel count of previous iPhone models.” It claims that the pixel density is so high that the human eye is unable to distinguish individual pixels and makes text amazingly crisp and images stunningly sharp.
The Touch 9800’s display is also flawless.
It may be more enjoyable to watch movies on iPhone4.
The iPhone4 has 1 Ghz processor and the Torch 9800 comes with a 624 MHz processor. Though BlackBerry Torch 9800 comes with a 624MHz processor only, its memory management is good providing better multi tasking capability.
Both iPhone4 and Torch 9800 have 5-megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash.
The iPhone4 comes with a 5x digital zoom function and has got a front-facing secondary video camera for video calling. The Torch 9800 has 2x digital zoom and lacks HD video recording and front-facing camera for video calling.
For video recording and play back, the iPhone4 camera supports HD quality, whereas the Torch 9800 camera only records and play in SD (VGA resolution).
Blackberry has a full QWERTY keyboard in addition to the touch screen. Compared to virtual keyboard, QWERTY keyboard helps fast and accurate typing. Touch screen keyboards are great once you’ve got used to them.
Balckberry offers more applications for business users, but Apple outshines with its App store offering. iPhone 4 users have access to App Store and can download for free or at a small cost.
|Comparison of Specifications
iPhone 4 vs Blackberry Torch 9800
|Design||iPhone 4||Blackberry Torch 9800|
|Form Factor||Candy bar||Slider - Vertical slide|
|Keyboard||Virtual Full QWERTY||QWERTY and multi-tap, landscape QWERTY and Slide-out QWERTY|
|Dimension||115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm||111 x 62 x 14.6 mm, open position height 148mm|
|Weight||137 g||161.1 g|
|Body Color||White, Black||Black|
|Display||iPhone 4||Blackberry Torch 9800|
|Size||3.5 inches||3.2 inch|
|Resolution||960 x 640||HVGA 320 x 480|
|Features||16M color, Oleophobic coated, scratch resistance|
|Sensors||Three axis gyro, Accelerometor, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor|
|Operating System||iPhone 4||Blackberry Torch 9800|
|Platform||Apple iOS 4.2.1 (upgradeable to iOS 5)||Blackberry OS 6|
|Processor||iPhone 4||Blackberry Torch 9800|
|Memory||iPhone 4||Blackberry Torch 9800|
|RAM||512 MB||512 MB|
|Included||16 GB/32 GB||4 GB eMMC + 4 GB media card|
|Expansion||No card Slot||microSD cards up to 32 GB|
|Camera||iPhone 4||Blackberry Torch 9800|
|Resolution||5.0 mega pixels||5 Megapixel|
|Focus, Zoom||Auto, Digital, tap focus||2X Digital Zoom|
|Video Capture||720p HD||[email protected] HD|
|Features||Double microphones, Geo tagging, Image stabilization||11 scene modes, Image stabilisation|
|Secondary camera||0.3 VGA|
|Entertainment||iPhone 4||Blackberry Torch 9800|
|Audio||AAC, Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Apple Lossless, AIFF, WAV||MP3, AMR-NB, AAC-LC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, WMV, Flac, Ogg Vorbis|
|Video||H.264, MPEG-4, M-JPEG||MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV3|
|FM Radio||No but Tunein Internet Radio App||No|
|Battery||iPhone 4||Blackberry Torch 9800|
|Type Capacity||Li-ion non-removable battery; 1420 mAh||Li-ion 1300 mAh|
|Talktime||up to 14 hrs (2G), up to 7 hrs (3G)||Up to 5.5 hrs (GSM), 5.8 hrs (UMTS)|
|Standby||max 500 hrs||Up to 18days (GSM), 14 days (UMTS)|
|Mail and Messaging||iPhone 4||Blackberry Torch 9800|
|Gmail, Email||10 Accounts, BB Mail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Hot mail, Corporate mail|
|Messaging||MMS, SMS, IM (GoogleTalk)||IM - BBM, Google Talk, Windows Live Messenger, Enterprise instant messaging application, AOL, Yahoo|
|Connectivity||iPhone 4||Blackberry Torch 9800|
|Wi-Fi||802.11 b/g/n. n at 2.4 kHz only||802.11 b/g/n|
|Wi-Fi Hotspot||GSM model with upgrade to iOS 4.3, CDMA model||No|
|USB||Yes, connect via 30 pin dock adapter|
|Location Service||iPhone 4||Blackberry Torch 9800|
|Maps||Google Maps||BlackBerry Maps|
|Lost-Theft Protection||Find my Phone|
|Network Support||iPhone 4||Blackberry Torch 9800|
|2G/3G||GSM/UMTS or CDMA||GSM, GPRS, EDGE / UMTS, HSDPA|
|Applications||iPhone 4||Blackberry Torch 9800|
|Apps||Apple Apps Store, iTunes||Blackberry App World 2.0|
|Social Networks||Facebook, Twitter, SNS||Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Linkedin, YouTube|
|Voice Calling||Skype, Viber|
|Video Calling||Skype, Tango, QiK|
|Featured||AirPrint, AirPlay, Find my iPhone|
|Business Mobility||iPhone 4||Blackberry Torch 9800|
|Remote VPN||Yes , CISCO Anyconnect, Juniper JunOS Pulse||Yes|
|Corporate Mail||Yes, Active Sync||Yes with Blackberry Native Client|
|Video Conferencing||Yes with CISCO WebEx||CISCO WebEX|
|Other Features||Join.Me, Goto Meeting|
|Security||iPhone 4||Blackberry Torch 9800|
|MobileMe, Password Protected home screen|
|Additional Features||iPhone 4||Blackberry Torch 9800|
|iBook, iMovie, FaceTime, Multiple language support, Mobile hotspot - no support in GSM model, connects up to 5 devices in CDMA model|