iPhone 4S vs. BlackBerry Torch 9860: Compare, Evaluate & Decide

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.

As a writer interested in sharing useful applications, Costea also writes for http://www.simonlycontracts.co.uk/ a SIM Only website that has the best deals for iPhone or Blackberry.


28 Responses to “iPhone 4S vs. BlackBerry Torch 9860: Compare, Evaluate & Decide”

  1. Ho Van Hien May 18, 2012

    I love Iphone 4s

  2. alhos786 May 18, 2012

    good site and nice site

  3. Johan May 19, 2012

    hm... yea if you ask me will opt iPHONE as it has the iOS and... the Siri too... siri is something awesome which the blackberry os doesnt have... we can even make time pass by talking to her. Iphone is my pic

  4. siri is something awesome which the blackberry os doesnt have... we can even make time pass by talking to her

  5. guitaranda May 25, 2012

    I think blackberry better than i-phone, because i blackberry user.

  6. Frank Timothy May 26, 2012

    Why are people hipping blackberry? I think an iphone is better.

  7. josphine June 3, 2012

    I have always loved blackberry and wanted to own one, but i think the iphone has outstanding features.

  8. ph3n0m June 3, 2012

    Blackberry JUST got BBM, but iPhone got EVERYTHING

  9. spingul June 5, 2012

    blackberry is batter then i phone, blackberry has nice graphics then i phone.

  10. August June 6, 2012

    iPhone got everything you need...technologically. 🙂 and i love the camera.

  11. AAngelo June 7, 2012

    I wish I had an Iphone 4S...

  12. usman June 9, 2012

    there is no comparison of Apple iPhone ... with any other phone 🙂

  13. Clicksy June 10, 2012

    I think Iphone is so much better

  14. rupesh June 11, 2012

    i wish i had and blackberry torch 9860 i like bb because its realy good phone with probational usage thanx

  15. charity June 17, 2012

    i love blackberry hope to have one soon

  16. this is nice. i am actually looking for an apple alternative and i found this one. thanks :))

  17. pianoromance June 21, 2012

    Kha on..

  18. shyam dabas June 23, 2012

    4S IS NICE..

  19. I personally find the Iphone to be so much more user friendly than the blackberry.

  20. sherryle June 29, 2012

    i like iphone 4s

  21. chamithnisan June 30, 2012

    This is the best phone ever made

  22. bushkash July 2, 2012

    iphone is more ergonomic, blackberry is more popular

  23. seven July 4, 2012

    iphone was made for kids use actually...this site was to bias as you can see..made by an iphone owner. blackberry is more elegant and was made not for kids. it is more used in professionalism not for playing or whatsoever. dont use blackberry if you dont have the money, iphone can be used without anything, mostly used for playing games.wth

  24. i think iphone is so much better.i like it.

  25. Golden Ticket July 9, 2012

    I pick iphone 4s, i think its better. Used an iphone before, trade it off to a blackberry then trade it off to iphone again, im now very satisfied

  26. Vanessa July 9, 2012

    I like iphone better for business..more user friendly

  27. very nice

  28. abdati July 14, 2012

    iphone is one of most successful phone i never took

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