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Apple iPhone 4S 32GB vs BlackBerry Z30

Comparison: side by side, pros and cons and the differences between Apple iPhone 4S 32GB vs BlackBerry Z30 phones. Which is the best phone?

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06 Apple iPhone 4S 32GB vs 13 BlackBerry Z30

Apple iPhone 4S 32GB





32bit Dual


Non removable

BlackBerry Z30





32bit Dual


Non removable

What's the best phone? The PhoneMore's choice is BlackBerry Z30

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal, so don't just evaluate it. Our goal is to help, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which is the best phone! Comment!

06 Advantages Apple iPhone 4S 32GB

iPhone 4S 32GBvsZ30
+More internal storage for applications and files
140 grams (4.9 ounces)vs170 grams (5.95 ounces)
9.3 millimeters (0.37 inches)vs9.4 millimeters (0.37 inches)
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
330 PPIvs294 PPI
 29X (times)100%
+More apps available to download and use
2100000 apps (App Store)vs70000 apps (BlackBerry App World)
Advantage+Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keysGorilla GlassvsNot supported

13 Advantages BlackBerry Z30

Z30vsiPhone 4S 32GB
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
1.7Ghz 32bit Dual-Corevs1Ghz 32bit Dual-Core
 3X (times)100%
+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
Advantage+More external storage for files using memory cardsUntil 64GB vsNot supported
Advantage+This device has a Super AMOLED screen, which are brighter and more vividSuper AMOLEDvsTFT LCD IPS LED-Backlit
+Higher resolution screen
720 x 1280 pixelsvs640 x 960 pixels
+Larger screen
 5X (times)100%
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
2 megapixelsvs0.3 megapixels
 2X (times)100%
+More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
HD (1280 x 720 pixels)vsVGA (640 x 480 pixels)
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
2880 mAhvs1432 mAh
Advantage+The 4G LTE network is newer and faster4G LTEvs3G+ HSPA+
 6X (times)100%
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(4G LTE) 100 Mbpsvs(3G+ HSPA+) 14.4 Mbps
Advantage+Sensors help you use the deviceAmbient LightvsNot supported
Advantage+The NFC lets simple and safe communication between near electronic devicesNFCvsNot supported

23 Common items in both devices

+More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos16 million
+Higher resolution main camera8 megapixels
+The LED flash helps in dark places or in low lightLED flash
+The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take picturesOnly digital zoom
+You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focusAutofocus
+More image quality for recording videos with the primary cameraFull HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
+Better touchscreen. The capacitive screen is much more sensitiveCapacitive
+Better touch type. Multitouch allows to use more fingers at the same timeMultitouch
+Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores3.5mm jack
+Sensors help you use the deviceAccelerometer
+Sensors help you use the deviceProximity
+Sensors help you use the deviceCompass
+Sensors help you use the deviceGyroscope
+Removable battery can be replaced easilyLithium ion Polymer (LiPo) - Non removable
+Speakerphone is useful when you are driving and on other occasionsSpeakerphone
+The video calling allows to make calls with voice and videoVideo calling
+The vibration of the device aids in the use of several featuresVibrating alert
+The TV-output lets you use your device on TV by cableProprietary TV-out / Micro HDMI Type D
+It's harder to lose yourself in the city with GPS on your deviceA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS / A-GPS, GeoTagging
+WiFi 802.11 b/g/n / 802.11 a/b/g/n is newer and faster802.11 b/g/n / 802.11 a/b/g/n
+Bluetooth 4.0 version with A2DP is newer and faster4.0 version with A2DP
+More speed data transfer as mp3 and photos via USBUSB 2.0 Proprietary connector / USB 2.0 Micro-B (Micro-USB)
+Better sites viewing on the internetHTML, XHTML, HTML5

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

Model and physical featuresApple iPhone 4S 32GBBlackBerry Z30
ModeliPhone 4S 32GBZ30
Also known asiPhone 4S A1387, iPhone 4S A1431 CDMABlackBerry Z30 4G LTE, BlackBerry Z30 STA100-2, RIM Aristo
Country or region where it's soldfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Release dateOctober, 2011October, 2013
Design / TypeBarBar
Depth9.3 millimeters (0.37 inches)9.4 millimeters (0.37 inches)
Size (width x height)58.6 x 115.2 millimeters (2.31 x 4.54 in)72 x 140.7 millimeters (2.83 x 5.54 in)
Weight140 grams (4.9 ounces)170 grams (5.95 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Water protectionNot supportedNot supported
Operating system (OS)Apple iPhone 4S 32GBBlackBerry Z30
Operating systemiOS 5.0BlackBerry OS 10.2
Firmware updateiOS 9.0feature not registered
HardwareApple iPhone 4S 32GBBlackBerry Z30
Architecture - Chipset32bit - Samsung-Apple A532bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro Plus MSM8960
CPU processor1Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A91.7Ghz Dual-Core Krait
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR SGX543MP2Qualcomm Adreno 320
Internal storage32GB16GB
External storageNot supportedUntil 64GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
DisplayApple iPhone 4S 32GBBlackBerry Z30
Display typeTFT LCD IPS LED-BacklitSuper AMOLED
Screen size3.5" inches5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~54% (screen-to-body ratio)~68% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 5-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution640 x 960 pixels720 x 1280 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)330 PPI294 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla GlassNot supported
Mobile networks and dataApple iPhone 4S 32GBBlackBerry Z30
Dual SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot
micro-SIM (3FF)
1 slot
micro-SIM (3FF)
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900, A1431: CDMA 800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
3G networkUMTS 850/900/1900/2100, A1431: CDMA2000 1xEV-DOUMTS 850/900/1900/2100
4G networkNot supportedLTE 800/900/1800/2600 - STA100-3: 700/1700/1900/2100
2G network SIM2Not supportedNot supported
3G network SIM2Not supportedNot supported
4G network SIM2Not supportedNot supported
Data network SIM2Not supportedNot supported
Maximum speed download14.4 Mbps100 Mbps
Maximum speed upload5.76 Mbps50 Mbps
Messaging and callingApple iPhone 4S 32GBBlackBerry Z30
MessagingSMS, MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS, MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder
Primary camera / Back cameraApple iPhone 4S 32GBBlackBerry Z30
Main camera8 megapixels8 megapixels
Main camera resolution3264 x 2448 pixels3264 x 2448 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) 30 fpsFull HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.4 (aperture)feature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor size1/3.2" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Touch focusSupportedfeature not registered
Image stabilizationfeature not registeredfeature not registered
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection
BSI sensorSupportedfeature not registered
HDRHDR photo only main camerafeature not registered
Front camera / Secondary cameraApple iPhone 4S 32GBBlackBerry Z30
Front camera0.3 megapixels2 megapixels
Front camera resolution640 x 480 pixels1600 x 1200 pixels
Video recording (secondary)VGA (640 x 480 pixels)HD (1280 x 720 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaApple iPhone 4S 32GBBlackBerry Z30
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMPEG4MP4, DivX, XviD, H.264, H.263, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, iTunesMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
Connectivity and interfacesApple iPhone 4S 32GBBlackBerry Z30
USBUSB 2.0 Proprietary connectorUSB 2.0 Micro-B (Micro-USB)
TV outputProprietary TV-outMicro HDMI Type D
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.0 version with A2DP4.0 version with A2DP
WiFi802.11 b/g/n802.11 a/b/g/n
DLNANot supportedfeature not registered
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging
Infrared portNot supportedfeature not registered
Other functionsApple iPhone 4S 32GBBlackBerry Z30
Active noise cancellationSupportedfeature not registered
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customized with tutorialPolyphonic and customized
Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
JavaNot supportedSupported
Ambient Light
Other features- Colors: Black, White
- Videocalling over WiFi only
- Siri natural language commands and dictation
- iCloud service
- WiFi hotspot
- Colors: Black
- BBM 6
- HDR photo/video
- USB On-The-Go 1.3
- WiFi direct
Power supply and autonomyApple iPhone 4S 32GBBlackBerry Z30
Battery technologyLithium ion Polymer (LiPo) - Non removableLithium ion Polymer (LiPo) - Non removable
Battery capacity1432 mAh2880 mAh
Battery modelfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Talk time500 minutes | 8.3 hours | 0.3 day1080 minutes | 18 hours | 0.8 day
Standby12000 minutes | 200 hours | 8.3 days23040 minutes | 384 hours | 16 days
Specific absorption rate (radiation)Apple iPhone 4S 32GBBlackBerry Z30
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombia1.18 W/Kg (head) | 0.98 W/Kg (body)feature not registered
SAR European Union, UK0.99 W/Kg (head) | 0.99 W/Kg (body)feature not registered

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