Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini vs RIM BlackBerry Bold 9790

Top 36 Reasons for the

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini

Compared to RIM BlackBerry Bold 9790

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More battery power
Comment
1500 mAh
vs
1230 mAh
21.95% more battery power
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Clearly faster CPU clock speed
Comment
2 x 1 GHz
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1 x 1 GHz
2x faster CPU clock speed
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1633
Vastly bigger screen size
Comment
4 "
vs
2.45 "
1.63x bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
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1492
More RAM memory
Comment
1 GB
vs
0.75 GB
0.25 GB more RAM memory
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Notably higher resolution
Comment
800x480 px
vs
480x360 px
2.22x higher resolution
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916
Has branded damage resistant glass
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Damage resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontail Glass) is thin and lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
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653
Thinner
Comment
9.9 mm
vs
11.4 mm
1.50 mm thinner
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581
Vastly faster downloads
Comment
21 MBits/s
vs
7.2 MBits/s
2.92x faster downloads
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565
Noticeably more internal storage
Comment
16 GB
vs
8 GB
8 GB more internal storage
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511
Has a radio
Comment
Yes
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No
It works as an FM radio with included headsets
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496
Is DLNA certified
Comment
Yes
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No
All DLNA certified products are compatible with one another. When different devices are connected to the same network, data can be transferred easily between them.
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454
Distinctly better video recording quality
Comment
720 x 30 fps
vs
480 x 30 fps
1.50x better video recording quality
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266
Has a BSI sensor
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A BSI (backside illuminated) sensor is a camera image sensor which captures better quality images in poor lighting conditions, and offers better overall sharpness and image quality.
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224
Notably more microphone(s)
Comment
2
vs
1
1 more microphone(s). More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
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221
Newer Bluetooth version
Comment
4
vs
2.1
Newer Bluetooth version
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204
Considerably smaller semiconductor size
Comment
32 nm
vs
45 nm
13 nm smaller semiconductor size. A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.
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187
A little bit faster uploads
Comment
5.8 MBits/s
vs
5.76 MBits/s
0.69% faster uploads
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170
Has a serial shot mode
Comment
Yes
vs
No
You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.
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149
Has a built-in HDR mode
Comment
Yes
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No
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
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118
Has a gyroscope
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A gyroscope is a sensor that can be used to either measure or maintain the orientation of a device. Traditionally, they were built using a spinning rotor to detect changes in orientation, eg. twisting or rotation.
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109
Has a front camera
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A front camera can be used for video chats / self portraits.
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93
Plays Adobe Flash
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Adobe Flash with video and sound is supported in the device's browser.
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86
Has touch autofocus
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The autofocus is immediately set to the subject by just touching it on the touch screen.
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54
Has a compass
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A compass is useful in games, map and navigation software.
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38
Can create panoramas in-camera
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It allows you to take multiple photos capturing different parts of the scene, and then joins them together into a single photo.
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28
Has an accelerometer
Comment
Yes
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No
An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes from a vertical to a horizontal position.
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Android 4.0.3–4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (API level 15)
Yes
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No
Top 8 Reasons for Android 4.0.3–4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (API level 15)
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The browser has word wrap
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The web browser has automatic word wrap when zooming, the user can easily read long lines without scrolling horizontally.
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347
Supports widgets
Comment
Yes
vs
No
You can add widgets to the home screen. This allows you to have more flexibility and to see information at a glance, without going into the app.
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249
Is free and open source
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Anyone is free to use, copy, study, and change the software in any way, and the source code is openly shared so that people are encouraged to voluntarily improve the design of the software.
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233
Allows app installs on the device's external storage
Comment
Yes
vs
No
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220
Supports Java
Comment
Yes
vs
No
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40
Can be used as a WiFi hot spot
Comment
Yes
vs
No
With a large enough data plan, you could cancel your home internet and use the device as a hotspot.
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35
Supports video chat
Comment
Yes
vs
No

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini is better than RIM BlackBerry Bold 9790 because...

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Top Nine Reasons for the

RIM BlackBerry Bold 9790

Compared to Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini

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Modestly higher pixel density
Comment
245 ppi
vs
233 ppi
5.15% higher pixel density
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864
Every pixel has three subpixels.
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device has a display with three full subpixels per pixel, resulting in a sharp and crisp picture. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.
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758
Lighter
Comment
107 g
vs
120 g
13 g lighter
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587
Direct updates by OS vendor
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It can be updated directly by the OS vendor, so no need to wait until the manufacturer or network provider releases an update.
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194
Narrower
Comment
60 mm
vs
63 mm
3 mm narrower
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Shorter
Comment
110 mm
vs
121.6 mm
11.60 mm shorter
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41
Has a QWERTY keyboard
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Text messaging is much faster due to a hardware keyboard.
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31
Somewhat less body volume
Comment
75.2 cm³
vs
82.9 cm³
10.24% less body volume
BlackBerry 7.0
Yes
vs
No
Top 1 Reason for BlackBerry 7.0
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Has a child lock
Comment
Yes
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No
A child lock enables adults to prevent or restrict children’s use of the device.

RIM BlackBerry Bold 9790 is better than Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini because...

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