A Comparison of the best phones: BlackBerry Torch 9860 vs. Samsung Galaxy S II vs iPhone 4S

BlackBerry needs to stand out from the competition by manufacturing competitive products of price/hardware/innovation. The company can start by applying the formula from its Playbook tablet into its Smartphones. In addition to that, the generalization of the swipe effect can also be a big plus for the company should they decide to do so.


1. Design

At a thickness of 11.5mm, the BlackBerry Torch 9860 seems to be thicker than the previous model which stands at 10mm only. In addition to that, like the previous version, there are four keys under its 4-inch screen.

2. Screen

BlackBerry still shows the lack of innovativeness with this particular phone. Torch 9860 has a 3.7 inch TFT display but it should be noted that this particular type of display was actually the norm for Android hones in the year 2010. Even the AMOLED technology, which is clearly superior to the TFT display, was already the norm for a lot of phones in 2011. iPhone 4 in compensation brought in an astonishing resolution and now more than a year after the official launch of the famous retina display with 640x960 pixels. SGS II comes in first place thanks to a display with excellent contrast, generously sized.

3. Hardware

The most tangible evidence is that iPhone 4S is helped by over 500,000 applications in the App store. However it is notable that they brought 512 MB RAM, Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9 and 16/34/64 GB of storage. We tested the 1.5 GHz processor on HTC Flyer and seemed slightly anemic as the processing power offered. SGS II rules here from a distance. iPhone will recover in version 5 which is expected to have a 1.5 GHz dual core and 4-inch display.

4. Operating System

BlackBerry OS 7.0 vs. Android vs. iOS - Although RIM has a greater experience as compared with the two, it still failed to attract application developers. Google relies on a large number of handsets and monetization is done often through advertisements and also by offering free applications in its App store. Its monetization is also available through paid apps. BB 7.0 on the other hand has no added advantage as compared with the two OS.

5. Connectivity

All have 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, 3.5 mm jack. SGS II stands out with the 3G embedded module which provides consistent network speeds up to 21 Mbps, 14.4 Mbps on Torch 9860 and 14.4 Mbps on iPhone 4S. Of course, this depends on the internet speed, network service and tariff allowances. For great value take a look at SIM-only offers.

6. Camera

I have seen how iPhone 4 and Galaxy S II work. I do not think the RIM phone has a powerful camera sensor. Samsung Galaxy S II is the only one that offers full HD video recording and if you take a look at the samples from the device, you can really see some impressive results.

7. Autonomy

iPhone 4S

The average battery life of the iPhone 4S is between a day and a half to two days. In typical use made ​​of web surfing, e-mails, watching videos and telephone conversations, the phone can last for about seven hours. The disadvantage is that the battery is integrated and cannot be changed easily – troublesome, especially if repairs are needed.

Samsung Galaxy S II

The Galaxy S II has a range of one and a half days, in typical use has a slightly lower autonomy than the iPhone 4S. Instead, Samsung boasts with the longest talk times of 900 and 1800 MHz networks and UMTS networks, as well as an interchangeable battery.

BlackBerry Torch 9860

The battery (1230mAh) is an average for a gadget. Talk time is at 4:30 hours and 6 hours video playback. It is similar to the one used in the BlackBerry Bold.


BlackBerry with 9860 doesn't bring anything new to the fight with a veteran like iPhone 4S and a true Smartphone like Samsung Galaxy S II which many declared it the performance champion of the 2011.

This is a guest post made by Costea, he enjoys writing about the best phones. He also promotes a SIM Card website that offers the best SIM Only Deals.



25 Responses to “A Comparison of the best phones: BlackBerry Torch 9860 vs. Samsung Galaxy S II vs iPhone 4S”

  1. Arun Menon February 24, 2012

    I feel in the phone category both iPhone & Samsung are equally powerful and addressing similar touch & execute multimedia requirements of their clients... However, iPhone is a bit more "handier" when it comes to using it as a phone (handset) as well compared to Samsung Galaxy.

  2. just two words: iphone rocks! πŸ™‚

  3. Hardwoker February 27, 2012

    thanks for the very well detailed info

  4. annanikiskina February 29, 2012

    Yep thats true, Iphone is still better for me ! πŸ™‚

  5. I'm agree with both of you. iPhone not just "handier" but also "user-friendly". and rocks too. ^_^

  6. Marson March 1, 2012

    iPhone for the win! πŸ˜€ i love my iPhone 4s!

  7. lilmizzpretty March 1, 2012

    love iphone!

  8. Sheikh Romel March 2, 2012

    I think both of the above mobiles are excelent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. samsung galaxy S II ..the best. others sucks!

  10. Samsung galaxy S 2 is the best mobile make ever

  11. well detailed info that could help consumers how to choose in buying mobiles, thanks!

  12. I can not make a choise.Both models are incredable!

  13. hamada March 7, 2012


  14. Ya baby Iphone is really rocks....

  15. freelanceds March 16, 2012

    samsung sII has the best camera!!!

  16. itstanvir March 16, 2012

    i guess Samsung S2 is the best smartphone available in the category.

  17. shubham March 18, 2012

    Ya baby Iphone is really rocks

  18. samsung s2 is the best!!

  19. Don't like the Iphone it doesn't support FLASH.
    Androit rock

  20. Ranielle Ara March 31, 2012

    I think they are all awesome gadgets!

  21. ledena123 April 3, 2012

    Yeah I agree with Ranielle Ara.They are all awesome gadgets.

  22. namaloom April 7, 2012

    the best phone ever..for every one πŸ™‚

  23. thanks for the very well detailed info..

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