PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Galaxy S4 mini vs Z10

Performance

Processing power and speed

Geekbench and BrowserMark

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Talk time (3G), Standby time (3G) and Battery capacity

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Reviews from phonearena.com, gsmarena.com, techradar.com, pocket-lint.com and fudzilla.com

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy S4 mini vs BlackBerry Z10

geekbench Processor and memory performance

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Samsung Galaxy S4 mini

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy S4 mini

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Much bigger app store 850,000 apps vs 120,000 apps More than 7x more apps; find an app for virtually any task
Screen uses OLED technology Yes vs No About half of smartphones are OLED; OLED screens are typically higher contrast and use less power
Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations
Much better theoretical download speed 100 Mb/s vs 20 Mb/s 5x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Lighter 107 g vs 138 g More than 20% lighter
Faster processor 1.7 GHz vs 1.5 GHz Around 15% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Back view of BlackBerry Z10

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BlackBerry Z10

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Much faster web browser 2,382 vs 557 More than 4.2x better BrowserMark score
Better overall performance 1,600 vs 1,041 Around 55% better geekbench score
Sharper screen 355 ppi vs 256 ppi Around 40% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Higher resolution 1280 x 768 vs 960 x 540 Around 90% higher resolution
Store slightly more stuff 16 GB vs 8 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy S4 mini  vs BlackBerry Z10 

8.5
7.0
We are genuinely impressed by how light, thin, and extremely portable the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini is considering the fact that it packs a 4.3-inch screen and a 1900mAh battery.
Galaxy S4 mini

9.0
8.0
Tabbed browsing and incognito browsing are available in both browsers, but making new bookmarks in Samsung's own browser is slightly easier than in Chrome.
Galaxy S4 mini

Overall

8.6 Out of 10
7.4 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Galaxy S4 mini  vs
BlackBerry Z10 
Type AMOLED Super IPS LCD2
Size 4.3" 4.2"
Resolution 960 x 540 1280 x 768
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 256 ppi 355 ppi

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes No

software

Operating system Android 4.2.2 Blackberry OS 10.2
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market BlackBerry App World
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 120,000 apps

connectivity

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

form factor

Galaxy S4 mini  vs
BlackBerry Z10 
Weight 107 g 138 g
Thickness 8.9 mm 9 mm
Size 61.3 x 124.6 x 8.9 mm 65.6 x 130 x 9 mm

hardware

Clock speed 1.7 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
microSD
SDXC
SDHC
SD

photo & video

Camera 8 MP 8 MP
Resolution 8 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 1.9 MP 2 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 4G 4G
Networks
LTE Cat3/4 Uplink (50 Mb/s)
LTE Cat3 (100 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
Unknown (100 Mb/s)
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) 720 min 600 min
Standby time (3G) 18,000 min 18,720 min
Capacity 1,900 mA·h 1,800 mA·h
Samsung Galaxy S4 mini
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