The BlackBerry Z30 handset was released by the company in Oct 2013; whereas, the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone was released by the Korean giant in April 2014.

Find below a comparison between the two smartphones in terms of their hardware specifications. This comparison review is prepared with an aim to prepare the potential buyer with informed knowledge before making a purchase between the two handsets.

Processor and Memory

The Samsung Galaxy S5 encompasses a Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC chipset. The processor is quick in all respects, which enables the handset to offer smooth and effective performance. To be precise, the Snapdragon 801 chipset with a quick quad core Krait 400 processor, running at a speed of 2.5GHz powers the Galaxy S5 handset. The Adreno 330 graphic processor, similar to that equipped on its predecessor the Snapdragon 800 processor, offers the handset enough power to perform both simple and complex tasks with ease. The CPU and GPU combination is coupled with a decent RAM of 2GB. The RAM equipped in the GS5 handset is more than what most high-end and presently available smartphones offer to the users.

The Galaxy S5 UI offers the user with remarkably low response time. In terms of performance, the Galaxy S5 offers the user with flawless gaming, multitasking and smooth running of other heavy apps.

In terms of memory, the Galaxy S5 comprises of internal memory variants of 16GB, out of which 10.7GB is available to the user and 32GB, out of which 26.7GB is available to the user. However, being a Samsung handset, the user can enhance its memory through a microSD card up to 128GB.

In comparison, the BlackBerry Z30 handset encompasses a dual core Snapdragon S4 Pro Plus MSM8960 CPU, coupled with a RAM of 2GB ensuring smooth functioning of the handset. The smartphone comes equipped with internal storage capacity of 16GB. However, for those who want additional memory, the Z30 smartphone comes equipped with external memory card slot for memory enhancement of up to 64GB. The handset is competent to handle both simple and complex tasks and games with ease.


The Samsung Galaxy S5 comprises a 2800 mAh battery unit, offering a massive 21 hours of talk time.

In comparison, the BlackBerry Z30 comes equipped with a tad bigger 2880 mAh battery unit, offering a decent 18 hours of talk time in 3G mode.

Both handsets offer the user with almost similar battery life with moderate usage.


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