LG G3 vs. Blackberry Z30 - Specifications and Price Comparison

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By Pavithra Rathinavel | June 18, 2014 10:47 AM EST

One of the most awaited phones, the LG G3, was released on May 27, 2014. This phone comes bundled with terrific features, superior hardware and software performances and a stunning camera unit. The Blackberry Z30, on the other hand, was released on September 2013. Owing to the impressive specifications, this phone enjoys a user rating of 9.8/10 in Phone Arena.

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Models pose for photographs with LG Electronics' flagship G3 high-end smartphone at its unveiling ceremony in Seoul May 28, 2014. South Korea's LG Electronics Inc launched a revamped version of its flagship G3 high-end smartphone at a discount to its predecessor model on Wednesday and said it would ship more than 10 million units to improve its ailing handset business. REUTERS/Han Jong-chan/Yonhap

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Readers who are interested in buying one of the aforementioned handsets should check out this specification and price comparison pertaining to Australia.

Display, Design, Exterior and Size

The LG G3 features a 5.5 inches IPS LCD display, with a superior resolution of 1,440 x 2,560 pixels. Whereas the Blackberry Z30 comes with a 5 inches Super AMOLED display and it packs a resolution of relatively inferior 720 x 1,280 pixels. The Blackberry Z30 is capable of supporting up to 295 ppi of pixel density, which is much lower than the 534 ppi of the stunning LG G3.

This killer screen specification provides stunning viewing experience in the humongous phablet-like screen of LG G3. Nevertheless, the BlackBerry handset comes with one-of-a-kind Natural Sound technology that delivers vivid screen detail and realistic sound quality to BBM Video conversations.

Also, the thickness and the weight of LG G3 are 0.35 inches and 149 g respectively. The Blackberry Z30, on the other hand, comes with a thickness of 0.37 inches and a weight of 170 g. Hence, the LG G3 is both lighter and thinner than the Blackberry Z30.

According to Tech Radar, the new LG G3 exterior is made of plastic, but the metal effect on the plastic body seems convincing enough to give the much-appreciated metallic look. The Blackberry Z30, on the other hand, features a soft-touch back and subtle stripes on the exterior.

Hardware, Software and Internal Storage          

The LG G3 is powered by a quad-core Krait 400 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 801) processor, clocked at 2.5 GHz and it comes with a 2 GB of RAM (if opted for 16 GB of storage) and a 3 GB of RAM (If opted for 32 GB of storage). Also, the LG G3 comes with 16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage with microSD card slot for expansion up to 128 GB.

The BlackBerry Z30 is powered by a dual-core (Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro) Krait 300 processor, clocked at 1.7 GHz and it comes with a 2 GB of RAM. In addition, this handset offers 16 GB of internal storage and it supports microSD card for expansion up to 64 GB.

The BlackBerry Z30 runs on BlackBerry 10.2 OS, while the recently released LG G3 runs on the latest Android v4.4.2 KitKat OS.

Camera and Battery

The LG G3 sports a 13 MP rear-facing camera with dual-LED (dual tone) flash and a 2.1 MP front-facing camera. The Blackberry Z30, on the other hand, houses a relatively inferior 8 MP rear-facing camera with LED flash and a 2 MP front-facing camera unit.

In addition, the LG G3 can shoot 4K (3,840 x 2,160) videos. The killer camera features of LG G3 include 'Laser Autofocus Sensor' and 'Selfie' Mode. LG claims that the laser autofocus sensor functionality is very quick as it takes only 0.276 seconds to focus. Additionally, the camera also features simultaneous video and image recording and voice activation. Interested users can check out the comprehensive review on the new LG G3's camera unit from IBTimes.

The LG G3 houses a solid user-replaceable 3000 mAh battery, whereas the Blackberry Z30 comes with a non-removable 2880 mAh battery unit.

Misc

1.       The LG G3 comes in five shades gold, white, black, blue, and red. The shades blue and red are not available widely. The Blackberry Z30, on the other hand, comes in the standard shades of black and white.

2.       Both the handsets support NFC.

3.       The LG G3 has built-in wireless charging capability.

4.       The Blackberry Z30 comes with video calling capability.

Price

The LG G3 is priced at AU$799.95 in Australia. It is worth noting that, interested buyers can pre-order LG G3 from Mobicity in Australia. The Australian version of LG G3 is LG-D855 model that comes with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. Hence the 3 GB variant of LG G3 is not available in Australia, at this point in time.

Also, the Blackberry Z30 16 GB with 4G LTE is priced at AU$499.95 in Australia. It is worth noting that, the price has reduced from AU$539.95 to AU$499.95 recently in Mobicity.

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Models pose for photographs with LG Electronics' flagship G3 high-end smartphone at its unveiling ceremony in Seoul May 28, 2014. South Korea's LG Electronics Inc launched a revamped version of its flagship G3 high-end smartphone at a discount to its predecessor model on Wednesday and said it would ship more than 10 million units to improve its ailing handset business. REUTERS/Han Jong-chan/Yonhap
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