Apple, the introducer and developer of iPhone and RIM (Research in Motion), the introducer and developer of BlackBerry Smartphone are two giants in the technology world. Both Apple and RIM have contributed a lot to establish the idea of Smartphone. So, at times when you have to take purchasing decision you may fall into dilemma regarding whether to buy an iPhone or a BlackBerry phone.
The latest version of Apple’s iPhone is iPhone 4S and one of the latest BlackBerry Smartphone is BlackBerry Torch 9860. If you planning to get one of these two then consider this comparative article as this can help you to some extent to decide which one is appropriate for you in terms of both requirement and affordability.
Both of these two Smartphones are powered by their own specific brand operating system. iPhone 4S is run by Apple’s iOS 5 and BlackBerry Torch 9860 is run by RIM’s BlackBerry OS 7. The BlackBerry Torch 9860 has a processor of 1.2GHz and the iPhone is run by the 1GHz Duel core Cortex-19CPU processor and Apple’s A5 chipset. The iPhone also has the PowerVRSGX543MP2 GPU processor. So, the Apple’s iPhone 4S is capable of providing better performance when it comes to the point of high resolution video playback graphics
The iPhone 4S has a weight of 140g with the size of 115.2mm x 58.6mm x 9.3mm and the BlackBerry Torch 9860 has a weight of 135g with the size of 120mm x 62mm x 11.5mm. So, the Apple’s iPhone 4S is just a bit weighty than the RIM’s BlackBerry Torch 9860 but the iPhone is smaller and thinner in compare to Blackberry Torch 9860.
The RIM’s BlackBerry Torch has a capacitive touchscreen TFT LCD display of 3.7 inch whereas the Apple’s iPhone has also a capacitive touchscreen LCD display of 3.5 inch. The BlackBerry Torch 9860 offers the ‘800 x 480’ resolution where the density of pixel is 252 ppi. The resolution of Apple’s iPhone is ‘960 x 640’ where the density of pixel is 329 ppi. So, no doubt that Apple’s iPhone 4S is clearly ahead in this criterion.
Apple’s iPhone 4S has an autofocus 8 Megapixel primary camera which has a resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixel with LED flash. It also supports 30fps and 1080p video recording and geo tagging. The iPhone 4S also has a secondary VGA camera of 0.3 Megapixel on the front side. But the BlackBerry Torch 9860 has no secondary camera and the primary camera is of 5 Megapixel with autofocus and flash. It has a resolution of 2592 x 1944 pixels with video recording of 720p.
When the BlackBerry Torch 9860 has a RAM of 768MB the iPhone 4S has a 512MB RAM but the dual-core processor of iPhone is quite capable of recovering the issue to ensure high performance. One of the most important issues in Smartphone has become the internal memory. Where the BlackBerry Torch 9860 has a 4GB internal memory, Apple’s iPhone 4S has 64/32/16GB internal memory capacity. So, iPhone 4S is far away from the BlackBerry Torch 9860 in this particular area. Because of the huge internal memory iPhone doesn’t support memory expansion by using memory card but BlackBerry Torch 9860 has the feature of adding additional memory card which can be up to 32GB. But still BlackBerry Torch 9860 is far away from the iPhone 4S 64GB.
Battery Life & Price:
Both of these two Smartphones have standard battery life. iPhone 4S has a battery of 1420mAh Lithium-Ion which provides 14 hours talk-time but the BlackBerry Torch 9860 has a battery of 1230mAh which provides 4.7 hours talk-time. But in standby time BlackBerry is quite easily ahead from iPhone. And the last but not the least issue is price. An unlocked BlackBerry Torch 9860 costs around $500 but the 16GB iPhone 4S will cost you more or less $835.
Hope these comparisons will help you understanding which one to suit you most.
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