BlackBerry can’t just appease diehard fans with the BlackBerry 10 operating system; it has to attract new users, owners of devices like Samsung’s venerable and practically untouchable Galaxy S III. As one of the biggest and most recognizable devices available, the S III is a handset even the iPhone has a hard time dueling. So how does, say, the BlackBerry Z10 stack up against Samsung’s brightest gold medal? We put them side-by-side to find out.
When you’re considering a new device, a lot of factors go into your decision. Not everyone will base their purchase on specs alone—things like storage, battery and screen size certainly matter—but it’s ultimately about the overall experience, and whether the software is right for you.
Considering this is BlackBerry’s first stab at a next-gen OS, the company has done a commendable job, and there’s a lot of promise. But the S III runs Jelly Bean, with Google Now, Maps and a velvety smoothness. Not to mention Android has an overwhelmingly large arsenal of apps, including plenty that aren’t available (or won’t work when ported over) for the Z10.
But there are many more pros and cons to each, which we go over extensively in our versus video. In the end there can only be one winner, no matter if its by TKO, KO or judge’s decision. Let’s tally up the score cards and see which one wins this battle.