Features Key features of the BlackBerry Q10  vs Bold 9930 

screen size

screen resolution

BlackBerry Q10
720 x 720
Bold 9930
640 x 480


Bold 9930
0.75 GB


BlackBerry Q10
Dual core
Bold 9930
Single core

camera resolution

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of BlackBerry Q10

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Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations
Is 4G Yes vs No Somewhat common; Supports the fastest, most reliable networks
Significantly more battery capacity 2,100 mA·h vs 1,230 mA·h More than 70% more battery capacity
Faster processor 1.5 GHz vs 1.2 GHz More than 25% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
More RAM 2 GB vs 0.75 GB Around 2.8x more RAM; browse media-heavy webpages without slowing down
Longer talk time (3G) 600 min vs 354 min Around 70% longer talk time (3G); go days without charging
Higher resolution front camera 8 MP vs 5 MP 60% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
More cores Dual core vs Single core Twice as many cores; each additional core lets your phone do more without visible UI slowdowns and jerkiness
Sharper screen 328 ppi vs 285 ppi More than 15% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Longer talk time 780 min vs 396 min More than 95% longer talk time; go days without charging
Bigger screen 3.1" vs 2.8" More than 10% bigger screen
Slightly higher resolution 720 x 720 vs 640 x 480 Around 70% higher resolution
Front view of BlackBerry Bold 9930

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Supports multitasking Yes vs No Somewhat common; Run multiple apps at once
Lighter 130 g vs 139 g More than 5% lighter

Reviews Word on the street

BlackBerry Q10  vs Bold 9930 

That said, with proper lighting, the BlackBerry Q10 captures sharp and colorful shots and fairly smooth 1080p video.
BlackBerry Q10

RIM BlackBerry Bold 9930 Sample Video: RIM BlackBerry Bold 9930 Indoor Sample Video: Multimedia: At this point in the review, we’re getting a feel that very little has been done visually to OS 7 because the music player is unchanged as well.
Bold 9930


7.1 Out of 10
6.7 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs


BlackBerry Q10  vs
Bold 9930 
Size 3.1" 2.8"
Resolution 720 x 720 640 x 480
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 328 ppi 285 ppi


Clock speed 1.5 GHz 1.2 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Single core
RAM 2 GB 0.75 GB
Internal storage 16 GB 8 GB
Supported card formats

photo & video

Camera 8 MP 5 MP
Resolution 8 MP 5 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ Unknown 1280 x 720 @ Unknown


Generation 4G 3.5G
HSDPA (14.4 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
CDMA (0.01 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
Unknown (14.4 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Talk time 780 min 396 min
Talk time (3G) 600 min 354 min
Standby time 22,032 min 18,432 min
Standby time (3G) 21,312 min 18,432 min
Capacity 2,100 mA·h 1,230 mA·h

form factor

BlackBerry Q10  vs
Bold 9930 
Weight 139 g 130 g
Thickness 10.4 mm 10.5 mm
Size 66.8 x 119.6 x 10.4 mm 66 x 115 x 10.5 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio Yes No


Operating system Blackberry OS 10.3 Blackberry OS 7.1
Multitasking No Yes
App store BlackBerry App World BlackBerry App World
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 120,000 apps 120,000 apps


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v2.1
BlackBerry Q10
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