Today we thought we would compare two great phones from two great tech companies: HTC’s One Mini and Blackberry’s Z3. Keep reading to find out the differences between the two and to decide is the best following your own criteria.
HTC One Mini
HTC released this handset on the market in the month of August, last year. The device comes with multiple color choices: Stealth Black, Blue and Glacial Silver. As for weight and size, the One Mini weighs 122 grams and comes with the following dimensions: 132 x 63.2 x 9.3 mm.
The processor that powers the HTC One Mini is a dual core working at 1.4 GHz that is paired up with the Snapdragon 400 chipset from Qualcomm and Adreno 305 GPU. The device supports 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of ROM (there is no microSD card, meaning that the internal memory is not expandable). The One Mini runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, but this OS is upgradable to Android 4.4.2 KitKat.
Display and Camera
The display seen on the HTC One Mini is an Super LCD2 model that showcases a pixel density of 342 pixels per inch. The display measures 4.3 inches and it has a plus in protection because of its Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Regarding the cameras, we can see that HTC equipped its handset with a 4MP rear-facing camera and a 1.6MP front-facing camera.
The One Mini houses a Li-Po, non removable, battery unit that has a capacity of 1800 mAh. The phone is estimated to last around 13.5 hours of talking time on 3G and 692 hours of standby time.
Blackberry released the Z3 handset in the month of May, 2013. The handset comes with Rich Black body shade and shows off single Micro-SIM character (same as the HTC One Mini). This device is heavier (weight: 164 grams) and larger (dimensions: 140 x 72.8 x 9.3 mm) than its counterpart.
The processor that powers the Blackberry Z3 is a Krait 400: dual core working at 1.2 GHz paired up with the Snapdragon 400 MSM8230 chipset from Qualcomm and Adreno 305 GPU. This device houses more RAM than the HTC One Mini, 1.5 GB to be precise, but comes with less internal memory: 8 GB. Happily, Blackberry equipped the Z3 with a microSD card slot, meaning that the internal storage can be expanded by up to 32 GB. The operating system for this smartphone is the BlackBerry 10.2.1.
Display and Camera
The display seen on Blackberry’s device is larger, at 5 inches, but it actually shows off an inferior pixel density of 220 pixels per inch. As for the cameras, the Z3 comes with a better primary camera of 5MP, with the secondary camera having only 1.1 MP.
The Blackberry Z3 houses a Li-Ion battery unit with a capacity of 2500 mAh which is estimated to last around 15 hours and 30 minutes of talking time (or 384 hours of standby time).