Recently Blackberry announced a new addition to its all-touch smartphones running the BB 10 OS – the Blackberry Z30.
The handset is priced at £600 so definitely you will want to know the reason behind such a high price and how does it differ from its predecessor, Blackberry Z10.
The display has been increased to 5 inches compared to the 4.2 inches of the Blackberry Z10. However, the bigger display had to compromise a little on resolution and pixel density.
Consequently we get a slightly softer image on the Z30 as compared to the Z10. To be specific, the Z30 has a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and a pixel density of 295ppi, whereas the Z10 has a resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels and a pixel density of 356ppi.
As expected, the Z30 is a bigger devices and even slightly heavier than the Z10. The Z30 weighs 170g compared to the 136g of the Z10. However, the Z30 has a more classy and solid feel to it as compared to the Z10. Both the speaker and the front camera have been shifted slightly upwards.
Even though both the devices are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, the Z30 has been slightly upgrade by loading it with a dual-core 1.7 GHz Qualcomm with quad-core graphics compared to the 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm in Z10.
Blackberry has geared the Z30 with a 2880mAh battery which is the largest battery in any Blackberry device as of now, whereas the Z10 has only an 1800mAh battery.
The battery in Z30 is non-removable and once you finish your battery backup you would need a charger. However, in case of the Z10 which has a removable battery, you can switch the battery with another charged one in your pocket anytime.
There is not much change in the camera, it is almost the same. Both the devices have 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage with microSD card slots to expand the memory.
The Z30 has dual integrated stereo speakers with multiple microphones. As part of the BB 10.2 OS, you also get Blackberry Natural Sound technology to make BBM Voice and Chats better.
Overall, not much has been changed but with the price you pay, of course you will get a bigger display, better battery life and a slightly faster processor.