Nokia Lumia 630 vs. BlackBerry Z10 – Specifications, Features and Price Showdown

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By Pavithra Rathinavel | July 7, 2014 10:50 AM EST

Microsoft's Nokia Lumia 630 has recently been released in May, while the BlackBerry Z10 was released in January last year. Both the devices pack amazing features, and great hardware/software performances. Readers who are interested in purchasing one of Nokia Lumia 630 or BlackBerry Z10 should check out this specification, feature and price comparison.

Display, Exterior and Size

The Nokia Lumia 630 features a 4.5 inches IPS LCD display bundled with 480 x 854 pixels screen resolution. The BlackBerry Z10, on the other hand, has a relatively smaller 4.2 inches display, and 768 x 1,280 pixels screen resolution.

Similar to other Nokia Lumia handsets, the Lumia 630 comes with a plastic exterior with vivid colours. The handset features a highlighter-style shade on the body and the colours extend to the phone's buttons as well, giving it a neat and refined look, writes Trusted Reviews. Whereas BlackBerry Z10's back panel is made of textured plastic that gives the look of a rubberised back. The handset provides good grip and it feels solid and comfortable on the hands.

The thickness and the weight of BlackBerry Z10 are 0.35 inches and 138 g respectively, whereas the Lumia 630 is 0.36 inches thick and weighs 134 g. In addition, the Nokia handset is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3, while the BlackBerry handset doesn't.

Hardware, Software and Memory

The BlackBerry Z10 is powered by a dual-core (Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus) Krait processor, clocked at 1.5 GHz. Meanwhile, the latest Lumia 630 is powered by a solid quad-core (Qualcomm Snapdragon 400) ARM Cortex-A7 processor, clocked at 1.2 GHz. Interestingly, the Lumia handset with a good processor comes with only 512 MB of RAM, while the BlackBerry Z10 comes with a whopping 2 GB of RAM.

The Nokia Lumia 630 runs on the latest Windows Phone 8.1 OS, while the BlackBerry Z10 runs on BlackBerry 10 OS (upgradable to higher versions).

The BlackBerry Z10 comes with 16 GB of internal storage with microSD slot support for expansion up to 64 GB. Whereas the Lumia 630 offers only 8 GB of internal storage, however, the handset supports microSD card for expansion up to 128 GB.

Camera and Battery         

The BlackBerry Z10 sports an 8 MP rear-facing camera with LED Flash and a 2 MP front-facing camera unit, while the Nokia Lumia 630 features a 5 MP rear-facing camera with no LED flash and there is no secondary camera unit at all.

Nokia Lumia 630 houses a user-replaceable Li-Ion 1830 mAh battery unit, while the BlackBerry Z10 houses a user-replaceable Li-Ion 1800 mAh battery unit.

 

Nokia Lumia 630

BlackBerry Z10

Talk Time

16 Hours

10 Hours

Stand-by Time

600 Hours

312 Hours

Connectivity and SIM

Both the phones support Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, and Wi-Fi hotspot. While the BlackBerry handset supports NFC, the Nokia handset doesn't. In addition, both the phones support micro-sim type. Furthermore, Lumia 630 supports dual-sim mode, but the BlackBerry Z10 doesn't.

Colour

The Nokia Lumia 630 comes in bright orange, bright green, bright yellow, white, and black.  The BlackBerry handset, on the other hand, comes in 2 standard shades black and white.

Price

The BlackBerry Z10 (16 GB) with 4G LTE can be purchased at US$419 in the U.S. and AU$329.95 in Australia, whereas the Nokia Lumia 630 (Dual-Sim) can be purchased at US$188 in the U.S. and AU$199.95 in Australia

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A new Blackberry Z10 smartphone is displayed at a store in New York in this file photo taken March 22, 2013. BlackBerry Ltd has agreed a licensing deal with Amazon.com Inc that will let the Canadian smartphone maker offer some 240,000 Android applications from Amazon's app store on its line-up of BlackBerry 10 devices this fall.
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