Motorola Moto G vs. BlackBerry Z10 - Specs and Price Comparison in Australia

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By Pavithra Rathinavel | May 24, 2014 12:18 PM EST

The Motorola Moto G was released in the last quarter of 2013. The handset is bundled with impressive features, stunning hardware and software performances and an affordable price tag.

On the other hand, the BlackBerry Z10 was released in the month of January last year. This handset from BlackBerry enjoys a user rating of 9.4 out of 10 in Phone Arena. Although many users rated this phone high, the battery problem was highlighted as a negative aspect by almost all the users.

Readers who are interested in purchasing one of Moto G or BlackBerry Z10, here is a specification and price comparison pertaining to Australia.

Display and Size

The Moto G has a 4.5 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen and it packs a resolution of 720 x 1,280 pixels. Whereas the BlackBerry Z10 comes with a 4.2 inches capacitive touchscreen but the display resolution is same as Moto G. The BlackBerry Z10 is capable of supporting up to 355 ppi of pixel density, while the Moto G supports 326 ppi.

The thickness and the weight of Moto G are 0.46 inches and 143 g respectively, whereas the BlackBerry Z10 is 0.35 inches thick and it weighs 137 g.

Hardware and Software

The Motorola Moto G is powered by a solid quad-core (Qualcomm Snapdragon 400) Cortex-A7 processor, clocked at 1.2 GHz and it comes with a 1 GB of RAM. On the other hand, the BlackBerry Z10 is powered by a dual-core (Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon) Krait processor, clocked at 1.5 GHz, which also features a good 2 GB of RAM.

The Moto G runs on Android v4.3 Jelly Bean (upgradable to v4.4.2 KitKat), while the BlackBerry Z10 runs on BlackBerry 10 OS.

Camera               

The Moto G sports a 5 MP rear-facing camera with LED Flash and a 1.3 MP front-facing camera. On the other hand, the BlackBerry Z10 features an 8 MP rear-facing camera with LED Flash and a 2 MP front-facing camera unit.

Memory

The Moto G comes with 8 GB or 16 GB of internal storage with no microSD slot for expansion. Whereas the BlackBerry Z10 offers 16 GB of internal storage, in addition, the handset supports microSD card slot for expansion up to 32 GB.

Battery

The Moto G houses a non-removable Li-Ion 2070 mAh battery unit, while the BlackBerry Z10 houses a user-replaceable Li-Ion 1800 mAh battery unit.

SIM

Both the handsets support micro-sim type. While the Moto G's other variants namely 'Moto G Dual 16 GB' and 'XT1033 8GB' support dual-sim, the BlackBerry Z10 does not support dual-sim.

Color

The Moto G comes with a black front panel but the back panel is customizable with seven different color options, whereas the BlackBerry Z10 comes in 2 standard shades black and white.

Price

The Moto G 16 GB is priced at AU$299, while the BlackBerry Z10 16 GB with 4G LTE can be purchased at AU$329.95 in Australia

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