Features Key features of the BlackBerry Z30  vs iPhone 5 

screen size

screen resolution

BlackBerry Z30
1280 x 720
iPhone 5
1136 x 640



BlackBerry Z30
Dual core
iPhone 5
Dual core

camera resolution

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
Supports NFC Yes vs No Somewhat common; Enables payment by phone and other wireless communications
Significantly more battery capacity 2,880 mA·h vs 1,440 mA·h 2x more battery capacity
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
Supports multitasking Yes vs No Somewhat common; Run multiple apps at once
Longer standby time 23,040 min vs 13,536 min More than 70% longer standby time
More RAM 2 GB vs 1 GB 2x more RAM; browse media-heavy webpages without slowing down
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
Much lighter 112 g vs 170 g Around 35% lighter
Store significantly more stuff 64 GB vs 16 GB 4x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Thinner 7.6 mm vs 9.4 mm Around 20% thinner
Sharper screen 325 ppi vs 293 ppi More than 10% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images

Reviews Word on the street

BlackBerry Z30  vs iPhone 5 

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

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

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


7.8 Out of 10
8.6 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs


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


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio No No


Operating system Blackberry OS 10.3 iOS 10
Multitasking Yes No
App store BlackBerry App World Apple App Store
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 120,000 apps 825,000 apps


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


Clock speed 1.7 GHz 1.3 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Dual core
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


Generation 4G 4G
CDMA (0.01 Mb/s)
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 23,040 min 13,536 min
Capacity 2,880 mA·h 1,440 mA·h
BlackBerry Z30
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