Features Key features of the BlackBerry Z30  vs iPhone 5 

screen size

We've tested a few more games now that take advantage of the larger screen size, and it's definitely a better experience, especially when using the accelerometer-based controls.
iPhone 5 | by TechRadar (Jul, 2013)

screen resolution

BlackBerry Z30
1280 x 720
iPhone 5
1136 x 640
The videos run smoothly, there's a great amount of detail and focusing is fast and accurate.
iPhone 5 | by GSM Arena (Sep, 2012)

memory

iPhone 5
0.99 GB

processor

BlackBerry Z30
Dual core
iPhone 5
Dual core
A 1.3GHz dual core might not sound impressive compared to the quad core and 1.5GHz dual core CPUs used in Android phones and upcoming Windows Phone 8 models, but boy does this thing kick butt.
iPhone 5 | by MobileTechReview (Sep, 2012)

camera resolution

Armed with an 8-megapixel iSight camera, it doesn’t improve upon the megapixel count of its processor, but nevertheless, the addition of an improved backside illuminated sensor combined with a retooled lens coughs up even better visuals with the iPhone 5.
iPhone 5 | by PhoneArena (Sep, 2012)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of BlackBerry Z30

Reasons to consider the
BlackBerry Z30

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Screen uses OLED technology Yes vs No About half of smartphones are OLED; OLED screens are typically higher contrast and use less power
Much more battery capacity 2,880 mA·h vs 1,440 mA·h 2x more battery capacity
Supports NFC Yes vs No Somewhat common; Enables payment by phone and other wireless communications
Noticeably bigger screen 5" vs 4" 25% bigger screen
Faster processor 1.7 GHz vs 1.3 GHz More than 30% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
More RAM 2 GB vs 0.99 GB More than 2x more RAM; browse media-heavy webpages without slowing down
Longer standby time 23,040 min vs 13,536 min More than 70% longer standby time
Slightly higher resolution 1280 x 720 vs 1136 x 640 More than 25% higher resolution
Back view of Apple iPhone 5

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Apple iPhone 5

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Much bigger app store 825,000 apps vs 120,000 apps Around 7x more apps; find an app for virtually any task
Store much more stuff 64 GB vs 16 GB 4x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Much lighter 112 g vs 170 g Around 35% lighter
Sharper screen 325 ppi vs 293 ppi More than 10% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Thinner 7.6 mm vs 9.4 mm Around 20% thinner

Reviews Word on the street

BlackBerry Z30  vs iPhone 5 

8.0
9.0
While the 3.5" display on prior iPhones seemed downright old fashioned in terms of screen real estate, the 4", 1136 x 640 display feels like there's room to spread out and read web pages without chronic zooming.
iPhone 5

7.5
9.0
Even though the megapixel count is the same as its predecessor, it’s been blessed with an improved backside-illuminated sensor and retooled lens, which are safely guarded by a durable sapphire crystal glass.
iPhone 5

7.0
9.0
Apple has done away with layers of technology below the screen to bring the display as close to the glass as possible, something it says will bring increased brightness and sharpness to the user's eye.
iPhone 5

Overall

7.8 Out of 10
8.6 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

BlackBerry Z30  vs
iPhone 5 
Type Super AMOLED Super IPS LCD2
Size 5" 4"
Resolution 1280 x 720 1136 x 640
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 293 ppi 325 ppi

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio No No

software

Operating system Blackberry OS 10.2 iOS 7
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store BlackBerry App World Apple App Store
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 120,000 apps 825,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes No
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0

form factor

BlackBerry Z30  vs
iPhone 5 
Weight 170 g 112 g
Thickness 9.4 mm 7.6 mm
Size 72 x 140.7 x 9.4 mm 58.6 x 123.8 x 7.6 mm

hardware

Clock speed 1.7 GHz 1.3 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Dual core
RAM 2 GB 0.99 GB
Internal storage 16 GB 64 GB

photo & video

Camera 8 MP 8 MP
Resolution 8 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 2 MP 1.2 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps

cellular

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

battery

Standby time 23,040 min 13,536 min
Capacity 2,880 mA·h 1,440 mA·h
BlackBerry Z30
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