It's been some time since the BlackBerry Z10 has found its way in the market, but with new phones churning out, it feels that BlackBerry can learn a thing or two when it comes to build and specs, especially if they are planning to release two other surprise phones before the year ends.
Build: Seamless, the second Apple?
True, the BlackBerry Z10 is still lighter in comparison to the HTC One, considering that its make is also an aluminum uni-body mixed with a few plastic parts.
However, what sets the HTC One apart is that its build and make almost feels like the much-coveted design of the iPhone 5, where you have a flawless and seamless joining of the entire phone.
This is the type of build that makes you feel like you're holding a truly artful device. The BlackBerry Z10 is almost there, but it can make better improvements for its upcoming phones.
Camera: Introducing the Ultrapixel
When you look at the camera specs, you'll see that the HTC One has a 4MP Ultrapixel camera. At first glance, 4MP feels so-two years ago, given how smartphone cameras are now operating with as much as 13-megapixels.
But take note of the Ultrapixel afterwards. According to T3, this means that camera sensors break up into tiny photosites, which translate to one pixel. In other words, the photosites are much bigger and collect more light, producing better photos compared to others.
While the BlackBerry Z10 has its TimeShift feature, which is also very helpful for the camera fans who want only the best photos, HTC One also features the HTC Zoe. This allows you to take 20 images while recording 3-second video clips. Now you have a video for your social sharing while also having the option of going through the video to find the still that you like.
It's almost like the TimeShift, with the added bonus of a video clip.
Sounds: Enjoy high-def audio
HTC features the Boomsound, which are front-facing speakers that give you some pretty good audio.
In addition, Gotta Be Mobile reports that the HTC One has Beats Audio processing, so when you match it with great headphones, you're in for an almost high-def, virtual surround sound.
Screen: Goldilocks size, Papa bear quality
In the fight of the screens, HTC One opted for a 4.7-inch display, which is just 0.5 inches bigger than the Z10, and considerably smaller than the likes of 5-inch Samsung Galaxy S4.
However, when it comes to pixel density, it trumps even the Retina iPhone 5 in terms of quality. Imagine packing 2 million pixels, each with 468 pixels per inch, in a 4.7-inch screen.
"That makes it the current record holder for announced/shipping consumer products," said Raymond Soneira, president of DisplayMate, to CNet.
Performance: Just a bit better
It may be due to the fact that HTC One had more time to ruminate in the lab than in the market, compared to the BlackBerry Z10, but in the window of time that the Z10 was out in the market, HTC One managed to up the ante in terms of processor.
In numbers, HTC One already trumps the Z10 with its 1.7 GHz quad-core processor, compared to the Z10's 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, reports PC Advisor. While both phones have 2GB RAM, the quad-core processor still puts the HTC One ahead.
In fact, T3 puts the HTC One on the level of being one of the fastest smartphones to date, especially when it has proven to play games or multitask without any noticeable lags. If there's any gripe with the performance, it would have to be when downloading large apps, as the device can become warm for some time, but it's a glitch that can be easily overlooked.
For expandable Storage and Battery: BlackBerry Z10 Wins
Now, if there's something that HTC would have to take away from the BlackBerry Z10, it would have to be the expandable storage and removable battery.
Granted, the Z10 comes out in just the 16GB internal memory, but it can actually provide external size expansions at 32 GB, which is better than having just an internal memory of 32 or 64 GB, but not having any room for external expansion, reports The Verge.
In addition, BlackBerry Z10 also features a removable battery, so avid users can simple buy two batteries and switch them at intervals for emergencies. With the HTC One, it only has a 2300 mAh battery that you cannot remove manually.
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