Choosing Between BlackBerry Z30 and Nokia Lumia 920 – Specs Comparison

Jaycee De Guzman September 29, 2013 0
Choosing Between BlackBerry Z30 and Nokia Lumia 920 – Specs Comparison


While BlackBerry is slightly suffering from a fall out with their customers, it still did not stop them from introducing a new product called Z30. This smartphone follows the current trend of mobile technology and showcases an attractive design and softwares that would definitely make you take a look at it. Conversely, the Nokia Lumia 920 is a Windows Phone with most definitive features than its predecessors. Through this comparison, let us see what both BlackBerry and Nokia can offer more.

Build and Design

Choosing Between BlackBerry Z30 and Nokia Lumia 920 – Specs ComparisonPhysically speaking, the BlackBerry Z30 is built with 140 x 72 x 9.4 mm of dimensions and 170 g of weight. It is 5 inches tall while along its sides, the volume, mute, lock and power buttons can be found. There is no information yet whether this handset will be available in colors other than black.

On the other hand, the Nokia Lumia 920 measures 130.3 x 70.8 x 10.7 mm and weighs 185 g. It has a slightly shorter 4.5 inches of height while the external buttons include volume control, camera shutter and lock. It will be available in yellow, red, black, white and gray model colors.

Display Features

Choosing Between BlackBerry Z30 and Nokia Lumia 920 – Specs ComparisonWhen it comes to display, the BlackBerry Z30 features a Super AMOLED screen that is both capacitive and multi-touch. It has light and proximity sensors for faster touch response while screen resolution is set at 720 x 1280 pixels with 295 ppi pixel density and 16M color display.

Alternatively, the Lumia 920 sports an IPS LCD with a native screen resolution of 768 x 1280 pixels and pixel density of 332 ppi. The screen is capacitive and multi-touch which exhibits light and proximity sensors as well as a scratch-resistant glass courtesy of the Corning Gorilla Glass.

Operating System and Hardware

Choosing Between BlackBerry Z30 and Nokia Lumia 920 – Specs ComparisonBlackBerry’s new Z30 will showcase its own BlackBerry 10.2 operating system. Hardware wise, it will run on a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro Plus MSM8960 which is a dual core processor at 1700 MHz. The graphics processor is Adreno 320 while RAM is at 2GB. Internal storage comes in 16GB which can be expanded through MicroSD, MicroSDHC and MicroSDXC memory cards with a maximum size of 64GB. The battery can last up to 18 hours of talk time.


Meanwhile, Nokia will have Windows Phone 8 running on this mobile phone. The system chip is a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 which is also dual core at 1500 MHz. It has Adreno 225 as the integrated graphics processor while RAM is at 1GB. There is 32GB of internal storage however there is no memory card slot available for expansion. The battery is Li-Ion which is not replaceable can last up to 17 hours of talk time.

Camera and General Multimedia

Choosing Between BlackBerry Z30 and Nokia Lumia 920 – Specs ComparisonIn terms of its ability to capture images, BlackBerry made the Z30 to sport an 8MP camera with LED flash, auto focus and aperture size of F2.2. The camcorder, which can be used for video call, captures clips at 1920 x 1080 resolution at 30 frames per second which means that it can be viewed in 1080p HD. The camera at the front has 2MP and can also shoot video at 1280 x 720 resolution which means 720p HD viewing. In addition, multimedia include an MP3 music player and video playback which supports MPEG4, H.263 and H.264 formats while LTE, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivities are also available.

It is obvious that Nokia specifically designed its Lumia 920 smartphone for mobile photography. The camera has 8.7MP, dual LED flash, auto focus, aperture size of F2.0 and focal length of 26mm. It features back-illuminated sensor, touch to focus, exposure compensation, white balance presets and more. The camcorder has 1920 x 1080 resolution at MPEG4 and H.264 formats while also being capable of optical image stabilization and video calling. The frontal camera has 1.3MP and shoots videos at 1280 x 720. Additional multimedia include a music player and video playback which are compatible with formats such as MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV, MP4, AMR and 3GP as well as MPEG4, H.263, H.264 and WMV respectively. This handset also has LTE, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity


The BlackBerry Z30 has lighter and sleeker design even with a larger body size. It has better battery life, respectable hardware choices and larger system memory. Meanwhile, the Nokia Lumia 920 has a more innovated display specification, similarly respectable hardware, and large built in storage. It is unfortunate that it has no memory card slot for users who wish to increase storage space. Also, it has better camera and multimedia options to explore

For consumers who want a regular phone with regular features, the BlackBerry Z30 can be an option to check out. On the other hand, for those who want a higher end gadget with a more developed specification, the Nokia Lumia 920 is definitely for them.

Considering this information, which smartphone is best for you?

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