Features Key features of the BlackBerry Z10  vs Classic 

screen size

screen resolution

BlackBerry Z10
1280 x 768
Classic
720 x 720

memory

processor

BlackBerry Z10
Dual core
Classic
Dual core

camera resolution

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of BlackBerry Z10

Reasons to consider the
BlackBerry Z10

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Significantly lighter 138 g vs 178 g More than 20% lighter
Bigger screen 4.2" vs 3.5" More than 20% bigger screen
Supports multitasking Yes vs No Somewhat common; Run multiple apps at once
Sharper screen 355 ppi vs 290 ppi More than 20% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Higher resolution 1280 x 768 vs 720 x 720 Around 90% higher resolution
Thinner 9 mm vs 10.2 mm More than 10% thinner
View of BlackBerry Classic

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BlackBerry Classic

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Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations
More battery capacity 2,515 mA·h vs 1,800 mA·h Around 40% more battery capacity
Better theoretical download speed 42.2 Mb/s vs 20 Mb/s More than 2x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks

Reviews Word on the street

BlackBerry Z10  vs Classic 

7.0
6.5
Similar to its contemporaries, the Z10 is armed with all of the connectivity arsenal we’d expect to find nowadays – such as aGPS, Bluetooth 4.0, 5GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, mobile hotspot functionality, and NFC.
BlackBerry Z10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

BlackBerry Z10  vs
Classic 
Size 4.2" 3.5"
Resolution 1280 x 768 720 x 720
Multitouch Yes N/A
PPI 355 ppi 290 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 1.5 GHz 1.5 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Dual core
RAM 2 GB 2 GB
Internal storage 16 GB 16 GB
Supported card formats
SDXC
SDHC
SD

photo & video

Camera 8 MP 8 MP
Resolution 8 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 2 MP 2 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 4G 4G
Networks
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
HSPA (unspecified)
LTE Cat 3 (100/)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time (3G) 600 min 702 min
Standby time 19,008 min 21,888 min
Standby time (3G) 18,720 min 20,880 min
Capacity 1,800 mA·h 2,515 mA·h

form factor

BlackBerry Z10  vs
Classic 
Weight 138 g 178 g
Thickness 9 mm 10.2 mm
Size 65.6 x 130 x 9 mm 72.4 x 131.1 x 10.2 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio No Yes

software

Operating system Blackberry OS 10.2 Blackberry OS 10.3
Multitasking Yes No
App store BlackBerry App World BlackBerry App World
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 120,000 apps 120,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
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