For readers who are considering buying the BlackBerry Z30 or the Nokia Lumia 1020, here is a specs and price comparison between the two devices in Australia. The comparison could help readers make an informed decision.
Display and Design
The BlackBerry Z30 comes with a 5-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen, which translates into a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The Nokia Lumia 1020 comes with a 4.5-inch AMOLED capacitive touch screen, which translates into a resolution of 768 x 1280 pixels. Both the devices are about the same in this category. The Z30 has 294 ppi pixels display density compared to the 332 ppi pixels display density on the Lumia 1020.
The BlackBerry Z30 measures 140.7 x 72 x 9.4 mm and weighs 170 grams. The Nokia Lumia 1020 is comparatively smaller and lighter. The device measures 130.4 x 71.4 x 10.4 mm and weighs 158 grams.
Hardware and Operating System
The BlackBerry Z30 is equipped with a 1.7 GHz dual core Krait processor and Qualcomm MSM8960T Pro Snapdragon chipset. It comes with 16 GB of internal memory, which can be expanded by up to 64 GB using a Micro SD card.
The Nokia Lumia 1020 is equipped with a 1.5 GHz dual core Krait processor and Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon chipset. It comes with 32 GB of internal memory and no Micro SD slot for additional memory.
The BlackBerry Z30 runs on the BlackBerry 10.2 operating system and the Nokia Lumia 1020 runs on the Microsoft Windows Phone 8 operating system, which can be upgraded to the 8.1 version. Both the devices have 2 GB of RAM. In terms of computing power both the devices are about the same.
The BlackBerry Z30 sports an 8 MP primary camera with autofocus and LED flash. The secondary camera on the device is 2 MP. The Nokia Lumia 1020 sports a 41 MP primary camera with Carl Zeiss optics, optical image stabilization, auto/manual focus and Xenon and LED flash. The secondary camera on the device is 1.2 MP.
The BlackBerry Z30 comes with a Li-Ion 2880 mAh battery, which allows for a talk time of about 18 hours on 3G. The Nokia Lumia 1020 comes with a non-removable Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery, which allows for a talk time of about 13 hours and 20 minutes on 3G.
Price in Australia
Both the BlackBerry Z30 4G LTE variant and the Nokia Lumia 1020 4G LTE variant are priced at around AU $429.95 in Australia.
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