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Blackberry Z3 vs Nokia Lumia Icon – Top Prices and Specs Comparison

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Blackberry has managed to build a strong reputation, being among the best smartphone makers, and their model, Z3 surely has a lot o amazing features under its roomy carcass. The Nokia Lumia Icon has a unique body, but it outpaces its rival in many areas, but we don’t want to spoil the surprise and we’ll let you find out more about this device/these devices.

Blackberry Z3

Display and Sizes

The good thing about the Z3 is its 5inches screen, which would satisfy every fastidious phone lover. The resolution isn’t extremely high, but 540x960pixels is a decent screen resolution which gives 221ppi. Also, the display claims to support 16M colors and it has light and proximity sensors. The dimensions of the Blackberry model are: 140×72.8×9.3mm and the phone weights 164grams.

Hardware and OS

The phone has a powerful 1.2GHZ dual core Krait, backed by a Qualcomm MSM8230 Snapdragon 400 chipset and an Adreno 305 GPU and hosts 8GB of internal memory which is expandable up to 32GB. The Z3 comes loaded with the company’s OS, BlackBerry 10.2.1 and it has 1.5GB of RAM.

Camera

The device sports a 5MP rear camera which provides 2592х1944pixels, autofocus, LED flash, geo tagging and video recording at 1080p. The front camera is 1.1MP.

Battery

If you have nothing against the phones with non-replaceable batteries, then you’ll like the Z3 because it provides up to 15 hours and a half of talk time, thanks to its 2500mAh battery. In stand by mode, it lasts 384hours and if you want to listen to music, it will last 84hours.

Price

The Blackberry Z3 costs around 250 dollars and it’s available in India and other 6 countries.

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Nokia Lumia Icon

Display and Sizes

The Lumia Icon features a 5inches display as well, but it’s AMOLED, and supports a much higher resolution – 1080x1920pixels and 441ppi. As well as the Z3, the Nokia handset has light and proximity sensors, and its screen is scratch resistant. The device is 3grams heavier than its rival, and tits dimensions are: 137x71x9.8mm.

Hardware and OS

The device comes with a 2.2GHz quad core Krait 400 processor, based on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset and has an Adreno 330 GPU. The built in storage is unexpandable and has a capacity of 32GB. The Nokia Lumia Icon comes loaded with Microsoft Windows Phone 8 OS, which is upgradeable to the 8.1 version and has 2GB of RAM.

Camera

You’ll be amazed of the 20MP rear camera with 4992х3744pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, PureView technology, autofocus, dual capture, optical image stabilization, dual-LED flash, 1.12 µm pixel size, 1/2.5” sensor size etc. You can record great videos at 1080p@30fps with optical stabilization. The front camera is 1.2MP and with it you can record videos at 720p.

Battery

This phone has a removable battery with the capacity of 2420mAh (BV-5QW) which allows up to 16 hours of talk time on 3G and it stand by mode it lasts 432hours.

Price
The Lumia Icon is available via Verizon Wireless and it costs between 49.99 (two year contract) – 549.99 dollars.