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BlackBerry Classic vs. OnePlus One – Best smartphone reader’s choice – Mobile Madness 2015

by Roy Choi | March 26, 2015March 26, 2015 2:00 pm PDT

Editor’s Note: This poll is now closed, head over to the finals to vote!

We’re getting close to the finals and in the previous round we saw the BlackBerry Passport cruising to a win against the HTC One M9.  It will go on to face the winner of today’s match-up.

Today we will see the BlackBerry Classic go head to head against the TechnoBuffalo Staff Phone of the Year for 2014, the OnePlus One. On one side we have a physical keyboard lover’s dream and on the other we have a prime example of unlocked cyanogen joy. I have my own opinions on both of these devices, but what does it matter. It is about the reader’s choice.  So vote now to see which device will head to the finals. As a reminder, voting will go on for two whole days in this round, and will close March 28. Have fun!

 

BlackBerry Classic

For the BlackBerry faithful, the Classic is a sight for sore eyes. The approach by the Waterloo company is simple: rather than taking the competition head on, BlackBerry is putting its focus on retaining the customers it still has. That means more devices like the Passport and Classic, which offer that familiar (and terrific) typing experience with excellent enterprise security. If you want to relive the glory days of physical keyboards, the Classic is the perfect device for you… read more.

 

OnePlus One

More than half way through this year, and we can already accurately predict which big phones will be on many end-of-year lists. Devices like the Galaxy S5, HTC One (M8) and the LG G3. We’re expecting other high profile phones to hit the market this fall, too, rounding out what will likely be remembered as one of the strongest years in mobile ever.

But there’s another device people are excitedly talking about, a dark horse that’s rising from the smartphone ether, and it’s already showing tremendous promise. Maybe you’ve heard of it? The OnePlus One is this year’s so-called “flagship killer,” and it has many mobile nerds gawking… read the full review

 

BlackBerry - Classic OnePlus - OnePlus One
Display Size 3.5-inch, 720 x 720 pixel display (291 ppi) 5.5-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel display (401 ppi)
Resolution X 720 1080
Resolution Y 720 1920
Display Type N/A LTPS IPS with TOL
Operating System BlackBerry 10 (at launch) CyanogenMod 11S on Android 4.4
Processor Qualcomm MSM 8960 1.5GHz 2.5GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
RAM 2 GB RAM 3GB
Storage
  • 16GB
  • 16GB
  • 64GB
External Storage Yes No
External Storage Specs
  • Micro SD up to 128GB
Main Camera (Back) 8MP 13MP
Secondary Camera (Front) 2MP 5MP
Networks
  • LTE : 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 17, 20 (2100/1900/1800/AWS/850/2600/700/800 MHz) – Cat 3
  • HSPA+ : 1, 2, 5/6 (2100/1900/850 MHz) – 21Mb DL(Cat 14), 5.76 Mb UL(Cat6)
  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
  • LTE : 4,13 (AWS/700 MHz) – Cat 3
  • CDMA : BC 0, 1 (850/1900 MHz), SVLTE
  • HSPA+ : 1, 2, 5/6, 8 (2100/1900/850/900 MHz) – 21Mb DL (Cat 14), 5.76 Mb UL(Cat6)
  • GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900
  • LTE: Bands: 1/3/4/7/17/38/40
  • WCDMA: Bands: 1/2/4/5/8
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy (LE) and EDR Bluetooth 4.1
Battery 2515 mAh 3100 mAh
NFC Yes Yes
Connectivity
  • Micro USB 2.0
  • SlimPort
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Micro USB
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Magnetometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Proximity
  • Ambient light
  • Hall sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Gyroscope
  • Proximity
GPS
  • A-GPS
  • GPS
  • S-GPS
  • Digital compass
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
Height 131 mm (5.16 inches) 152.9 mm (6.02 inches)
Width 72.4 mm (2.85 inches) 75.9 mm (2.99 inches)
Depth 10.2 mm (0.40 inches) 8.9 mm (0.35 inches)
Weight 6.28 oz (178 g) 162 g (5.71 oz)
Colors Black Black, White
Supported Audio Formats MP3, MKA, AAC, AMR, F4V, WAV, MP2PS, MP2TS, AWB, OGG, FLAC MP3, AAC, AMR, OGG, M4A, MID, WMA, FLAC, APE, AAC, WAV
Supported Video Formats 3GP, 3GP2, M4A, M4V, MOV, MP4, MKV, MPEG-4, AVI, ASF, WMV, WMA MP4, H.263, H.264, RMVB, FLV720P
Other Features
  • FM Radio
In The Box N/A N/A

 

 


First Round:

March 11(play-in round) HTC One M9 Vs LG G3
March 12 Winner of the play-in round (HTC One M9) Vs iPhone 6 Plus
March 13 Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Vs Lumia 930-Series
March 14 Moto X (2014) Vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4
March 15 Motorola Droid Turbo Vs BlackBerry Passport
March 16 LG G Flex 2 Vs Sony Xperia Z3
March 17 Nexus 6 Vs BlackBerry Classic
March 18 iPhone 6 Vs OnePlus One
March 19 Galaxy S6 Vs Galaxy Note Edge

Second Round:

March 20 Winner of March 12
(HTC One M9)
Vs Winner of March 13 (Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge)
March 21 Winner of March 14
(Samsung Galaxy Note 4)
Vs Winner of March 15
(BlackBerry Passport)
March 22 Winner of March 16
(Sony Xperia Z3)
Vs Winner of March 17
(BlackBerry Classic)
March 23 Winner of March 18
(OnePlus One)
Vs Winner of March 19
(Samsung Galaxy S6)

Final Four:

March 24-26 Winner of March 20 (HTC One M9) Vs Winner of March 21 (BlackBerry Passport)
March 26-28 Winner of March 22 (BlackBerry Classic) Vs Winner of March 23 (OnePlus One)

 

Final:

March 29-31 Winner of March 24-26
(BlackBerry Passport)
Vs Winner of March 26-28
Winner Announced April 1

 

TechnoBuffalo - Mobile Madness 2015 - semi-finals-2


Roy Choi

Roy Choi is a Southern California native. He has been infatuated with technology reviews ever since he bought his first crummy laptop in the summer...

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