Features Key features of the BlackBerry Z3  vs Z10 

screen size

screen resolution

BlackBerry Z3
960 x 540
BlackBerry Z10
1280 x 768



BlackBerry Z3
Dual core
BlackBerry Z10
Dual core

camera resolution

Differences What are the advantages of each

View of BlackBerry Z3

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BlackBerry Z3

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Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations
Bigger screen 5" vs 4.2" Around 20% bigger screen
More battery capacity 2,500 mA·h vs 1,800 mA·h Around 40% more battery capacity
Slightly longer standby time 23,328 min vs 19,008 min Around 25% longer standby time
Back view of BlackBerry Z10

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Supports NFC Yes vs No Somewhat common; Enables payment by phone and other wireless communications
Is 4G Yes vs No Somewhat common; Supports the fastest, most reliable networks
Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes vs No Somewhat common; Share your cellphone's data plan with other devices
Significantly sharper screen 355 ppi vs 220 ppi More than 60% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Lighter 138 g vs 164 g More than 15% lighter
Supports multitasking Yes vs No Somewhat common; Run multiple apps at once
Faster processor 1.5 GHz vs 1.2 GHz More than 25% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Higher resolution front camera 8 MP vs 5 MP 60% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Higher resolution 1280 x 768 vs 960 x 540 Around 90% higher resolution
Better theoretical download speed 20 Mb/s vs 0.38 Mb/s More than 52x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Store slightly more stuff 16 GB vs 8 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards

Specifications Full list of technical specs


BlackBerry Z3  vs
Size 5" 4.2"
Resolution 960 x 540 1280 x 768
Multitouch N/A Yes
PPI 220 ppi 355 ppi


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

photo & video

Camera 5 MP 8 MP
Resolution 5 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 1.1 MP 2 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ Unknown 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps


Generation 3G 4G
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
HSPA (unspecified)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Standby time 23,328 min 19,008 min
Capacity 2,500 mA·h 1,800 mA·h

form factor

BlackBerry Z3  vs
Weight 164 g 138 g
Thickness 9.3 mm 9 mm
Size 72.8 x 140 x 9.3 mm 65.6 x 130 x 9 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio Yes No


Operating system Blackberry OS 10.3 Blackberry OS 10.2
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 No Yes
Supports NFC No Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
BlackBerry Z3
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