PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of S4 vs Z10


Processing power and speed

Geekbench, BrowserMark and Sunspider 0.9.1


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


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PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Samsung Galaxy S4 

PhoneRocket recommends the Samsung Galaxy S4  based on its performance, battery life and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy S4 vs BlackBerry Z10

geekbench Processor and memory performance

SunSpider 0.9.1 Web browser and javascript performance

Galaxy S4
804 ms
BlackBerry Z10
1,728 ms

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

DxOMark photo quality How good is the phone's camera?

DxOMark video quality Does it shoot good quality video?

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Samsung Galaxy S4

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy S4

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Faster web browser 2,670 vs 2,382 More than 10% better BrowserMark score
Much bigger app store 850,000 apps vs 120,000 apps More than 7x more apps; find an app for virtually any task
Takes much higher quality photos 79 vs 67 Around 20% better DxOMark photo quality score
Takes higher quality video 68 vs 66 Around 5% better DxOMark video quality score
Screen uses OLED technology Yes vs No About half of smartphones are OLED; OLED screens are typically higher contrast and use less power
Store significantly more stuff 64 GB vs 16 GB 4x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; each additional core lets your phone do more without visible UI slowdowns and jerkiness
Higher resolution 1920 x 1080 vs 1280 x 768 More than 2x higher resolution
Bigger screen 5" vs 4.2" Around 20% bigger screen
Higher resolution front camera 13 MP vs 8 MP Around 65% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Faster processor 1.9 GHz vs 1.5 GHz More than 25% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
More battery capacity 2,600 mA·h vs 1,800 mA·h Around 45% more battery capacity
Sharper screen 440 ppi vs 355 ppi Around 25% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Slightly lighter 130 g vs 138 g More than 5% lighter
Thinner 7.9 mm vs 9 mm More than 10% thinner
Back view of BlackBerry Z10

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BlackBerry Z10

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PhoneRocket is not aware of any important advantages of the BlackBerry Z10 vs the Samsung Galaxy S4.

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy S4  vs BlackBerry Z10 

The front 2 megapixel camera worked well for fairly clear and bright video chats.
Galaxy S4

Alternatively, the standard email app is available as well to handle other email services, but its functionality and interface is similar to Gmail.
Galaxy S4

Gaming on the Samsung Galaxy S4 is handled by the Adreno 320 GPU, which can still work its magic when it comes to giving smooth, real to life gaming on the go.
Galaxy S4


8.7 Out of 10
7.4 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Galaxy S4  vs
BlackBerry Z10 
Size 5" 4.2"
Resolution 1920 x 1080 1280 x 768
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 440 ppi 355 ppi


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio No No


Operating system Android 5.0 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


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

form factor

Galaxy S4  vs
BlackBerry Z10 
Weight 130 g 138 g
Thickness 7.9 mm 9 mm
Size 69.8 x 136.6 x 7.9 mm 65.6 x 130 x 9 mm


Clock speed 1.9 GHz 1.5 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Dual core
Internal storage 64 GB 16 GB
Supported card formats

photo & video

Camera 13 MP 8 MP
Resolution 13 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 2 MP 2 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps


Generation 4G 4G
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)


Talk time (3G) 1,020 min 600 min
Standby time (3G) 22,176 min 18,720 min
Capacity 2,600 mA·h 1,800 mA·h
Samsung Galaxy S4
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