LG Nexus 4 vs. BlackBerry Z10: Should You Consider Buying BlackBerry’s New Smartphone?

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By Kristin Dian Mariano | February 1, 2013 1:18 PM EST

BlackBerry unveiled its first touch screen smartphone BlackBerry Z10 yesterday at Sydney.

Some of the main features of the smartphones are the BlackBerry Hub, a screen displaying chosen sources for messages, email, and social network feeds. The hub is always a flick away so that users can instantly read and reply to incoming messages, and return to the task at hand.

Another defining point is gestures, or swipes. This allows you to activate the phone from sleep, for accessing applications, the calendar and settings.

BlackBerry is known for its security that made it popular in the workplace. To enhance workplace security, there is separate work and personal use storage. The feature becomes available when a user connects to the internet at workplaces that use the company's new enterprise server.

The new BlackBerry smartphone will enter the battlefield of smartphones. One of the popular smartphones now is LG Nexus 4.

The Google-LG Nexus 4 boasts a 4.7 inch screen display with 1280x768 resolution, 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor, 8 MP camera and 2100 mAh battery.

The LG Nexus 4 also has WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, NFC Android Beam, Bluetooth, 2100 mAh Lithium polymer battery, Microphone, Accelerometer, Ambient light, Compass, Gyroscope, Barometer and GPS.

The new Google-LG smartphone will run with the new Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, which promises new features upgrade such as better camera options and controls. This has become the selling point of the device.

Below is the comparison of the two smartphones.

Screen Display - The BlackBerry Z10 sports a 4.2 inch screen display with 1280x768 pixel resolution. Despite having a 4.7-inch screen size, LG Nexus 4 has 768x1280 pixel resolution and users can expect clearer and sharper interface.

Processor -LG Nexus 4 has a quad core processor clocked at 1.5GHz with 2GB of RAM, which will go against Z10's 1.5GHz dual core processor.

Operating System - LG Nexus 4 still has the most recent Android OS with its 4.2 version of Jelly Bean. BlackBerry's new smartphone will run with BB10 OS.

Storage - LG Nexus 4 is available in 8GB and 16GB variant. BlackBerry Z10 has 16GB internal storage with microSD slot for additional storage up to 64GB.

Camera - Both smartphones will have 8MP rear shooter.

Battery - The BlackBerry Z10 has 1800 mAh battery which is bested by LG Nexus 4's 2100 mAh battery.

Price and Availability - LG Nexus 4 costs $299 in Google Play Store. However, the smartphone is currently sold out and buying from third party retailers can be quite expensive. BlackBerry Z10 will be released in March via Australian carriers Telstra and Optus.  

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