Specs Comparison: BlackBerry Classic vs. BlackBerry Q10
With the launch of the BlackBerry Classic (also known as BB Q20) in the Philippines yesterday, a lot of people were comparing it to its predecessor the BB Q10 considering that their price difference is almost half. So we’re making a case for the BB Q20 to see if it’s still worth the Php20k retail price.
In terms of physical features, the BlackBerry Classic Q20 has a few improvements like a slightly bigger screen and the return of the optical trackpad.
In photo, from left to right: BB Bold, BB Q10, BBQ20
However, the internal hardware configurations are almost identical except perhaps for the 20% higher battery capacity. Here’s a side by side specs comparison between the Q10 and the Q20.
|BlackBerry Q10||BlackBerry Q20|
|Display||3.1 inches Super AMOLED @ 720 x 720 pixels||3.5 inches @ 720 x 720 pixels, Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 1.5GHz dual-core||Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 1.5GHz dual-core|
|GPU||Adreno 225||Adreno 225|
|Network||LTE, HSPA+||LTE, HSPA+|
|WiFi||WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, dual-band, WiFi hotspot||WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, dual-band, WiFi hotspot|
|OS||BlackBerry 10.3.1||BlackBerry 10.3.1|
The biggest difference between the two is that the older BlackBerry Q10 has significantly depreciated with a street price of just under Php10k while the newly launched BB Q20 is more than twice that price.
So the question becomes, if people are convinced to get the BB Q20, why spend Php20k when you can get an almost similar device for half the price with the BB Q10.