Siblings at War: BlackBerry Q10 vs BB Z10

Vs V.A Kulkarni 17:26, 25 Feb 2013

Equipped with its functional QWERTY keypad, the BlackBerry Q10 takes on its higher-end brother, the BB Z10, in KYMI's comparison of the new and improved handsets

BlackBerry is back - and how. With their new-age specs, the BB Q10 and the BB Z10 are ready to give Android and Apple a run for their money like never before. But of the two, which Berry is the best suited to match your needs? We compare the siblings to find out.


BB Q10: 119.6 x 66.8 x 10.4mm, 139g 

BB Z10: 129.5 x 66.0 x 8.89mm, 136g

The BB Q10 comes with the one feature that has long been responsible for BlackBerry's success -  a full blown QWERTY keypad. The phone is comfortable to hold and carry around and its smaller screen and easy-to-use keyboard make it ideal for those who prefer emailing and texting on the go. The handset's curved edges make it convenient to pocket as well. The steel band around its middle, its glass weave back plate and its Kevlar coating make the phone durable and sophisticated at the same time. 

With its large touchscreen, the BB Z10 flaunts the same aesthetics as other high-end handsets currently in the market. Though broader and taller than the iPhone, it is nevertheless sleek and slim in its own right. Its curved edges make it comfortable to hold and slip into one's pocket while its checkered and skid proof back makes it easy to grip and keeps it from accidental falls. 

Where the BB Z10 scores with its overall softer looks, the BB Q10 holds its own with its unique QWERTY keypad. Both the phones are at par in this round, making it a draw.

Winner: Draw


BlackBerry has given the Q10 a 3.1-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 720 x 720 pixels and a pixel density of 328ppi. Pictures are clear on the handset while colours are bright. The BB Q10's display works well for those who prefer  both, a smaller screen and a QWERTY keypad. 

The BB Z10 packs in a 4.2-inch screen with a resolution of 1280 x 728 pixels. The phone boasts of sharp contrasts, vibrant colours and clear imagery. 

With its higher resolution and better picture quality, the BB Z10 wins the display round.

Winner: BB Z10


Dual-core 1.5 GHz processors power both the BB Q10 and the BB Z10. The phones handle BlackBerry's revamped OS with ease, with the ability to run multiple apps in quick succession without any lags. From networking to media and games, the BB Q10 and the BB Z10 can work all their apps without glitches.

With similar processor set ups on both phones, this round ends in a draw.

Winner: Draw



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