The Z10 is BlackBerry’s first full touchscreen smartphone. One of its biggest rivals is Apple’s iPhone 5. But which should you buy? Well, you’ll find the answer in this BlackBerry Z10 vs iPhone 5 smartphone comparison review.
Technology repair website ifixit; regularly takes computers, gaming systems, and cellphones apart and scores them based on their perceived repairability. Based on the site’s ranking system, the BlackBerry Z10 scored an 8 out of 10 in repairability (10 being the best), while the iPhone 5 was only given a 7 out of 10.(not much difference really)
According to our review based on ifixit and Pc advisor sites, the BlackBerry Z10 earned a high score for the following reasons:
- The battery can be replaced without tools, the motherboard and display can be removed easily, and standard screws are used to put the Z10 together.
- The iPhone 5, on the other hand, uses uncommon screws, and many of the phone’s components are either soldered together or are combined into one piece, making repair much more expensive.
- The BlackBerry Z10 runs BlackBerry10 which is – in many ways – like the BlackBerry PlayBook OS. If you’ve used a PlayBook, you’ll be right at home with a Z10.it’s an intuitive system which uses a lot of swiping rather than button presses. Navigating around the OS is quick and easy, and it feels slick.It feels more cohesive than iOS at times, as you can quickly switch between running apps, close them down, swipe right to your email or the BlackBerry Hub, or swipe left to see all your installed apps.
- In iOS, you have to master the art of the Home button double-press to show running apps, then tap and hold to switch to ‘wiggle mode’ where you can close apps. It’s one area where Apple’s system simply isn’t as good.
However, the smartphone, released in mid-March, has some impressive features (most notably its great onscreen keyboard). it is not expected to pose a serious threat to the iPhone 5, which currently holds the title for the world’s best-selling smartphone.
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Comparison Review by Tokunbo Adebesin