32points

Nokia Lumia 720

16points

RIM BlackBerry Torch 9860

93points

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Nokia Lumia 720
RIM BlackBerry Torch 9860
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Nokia Lumia 720 vs RIM BlackBerry Torch 9860 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Nokia Lumia 720
RIM BlackBerry Torch 9860
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Nokia Lumia 720
RIM BlackBerry Torch 9860
Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Why is Nokia Lumia 720 better than RIM BlackBerry Torch 9860 & Samsung Galaxy Note 8?

  • Weight
    128gvs135,195g
  • Has a two-stage shutter
  • Volume
    77.7cm³vs85.56,104.533cm³

Why is RIM BlackBerry Torch 9860 better than Nokia Lumia 720 & Samsung Galaxy Note 8?

  • Has a removable battery
  • Width
    62mmvs67.5,74.8mm
  • Height
    120mmvs127.9,162.5mm

Why is Samsung Galaxy Note 8 better than Nokia Lumia 720 & RIM BlackBerry Torch 9860?

  • Battery power
    3300mAhvs2000,1230mAh
  • CPU speed
    4 x 2.3GHz & 4 x 1.7GHzvs2 x 1,1 x 1.2GHz
  • Pixel density
    521ppivs217,252ppi
  • Screen size
    6.3"vs4.3,3.7"
  • RAM
    6GBvs0.5,0.8GB
  • Megapixels
    12MP & 12MPvs6.7,5MP
  • Resolution
    1440 x 2960pxvs480 x 800,480 x 800px
  • Internal storage
    256GBvs8,4GB

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Design

1.Is dustproof and water resistant
Nokia Lumia 720
RIM BlackBerry Torch 9860
Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.

2.Weather sealed
Nokia Lumia 720
RIM BlackBerry Torch 9860
Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

3.weight

128g

135g

195g

Best

Palm Phone

62.5g

4.thickness

9mm

11.5mm

8.6mm

Best

Asus Zenfone AR 64GB

4.6mm

5.width

67.5mm

62mm

74.8mm

Best

Vertu Signature for Bentley

42mm

6.height

127.9mm

120mm

162.5mm

Best

Motorola FlipOut

67mm

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Display

1.resolution

480 x 800px

480 x 800px

1440 x 2960px

Best

Sony Xperia H8541

2160 x 4320px

2.pixel density

217ppi

252ppi

521ppi

Best

Sony Xperia H8541

847ppi

3.has branded damage resistant glass
Nokia Lumia 720
RIM BlackBerry Torch 9860
Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Damage resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.

4.screen size

4.3"

3.7"

6.3"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

Best

Huawei Mate 20 X

7.2"

5.every pixel has three subpixels
Nokia Lumia 720
RIM BlackBerry Torch 9860
Samsung Galaxy Note 8

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.

6.Has an AMOLED display
Nokia Lumia 720
RIM BlackBerry Torch 9860
Samsung Galaxy Note 8

AMOLED displays, also known as active matrix OLED displays, offer higher refresh rates and consume less power than other types of displays.

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Performance

1.Has integrated LTE
Nokia Lumia 720
RIM BlackBerry Torch 9860
Samsung Galaxy Note 8

The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.

2.Has integrated graphics
Nokia Lumia 720
RIM BlackBerry Torch 9860
Samsung Galaxy Note 8

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.

3.Uses big.LITTLE technology
Nokia Lumia 720
RIM BlackBerry Torch 9860
Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Using big.LITTLE technology, a chip can switch between two sets of processor cores in order to maximise performance and battery life. For example, when playing a game the more powerful cores will be used to increase performance, whereas checking email will use the less powerful cores to maximise battery life.

4.Has out-of-order execution
Nokia Lumia 720
RIM BlackBerry Torch 9860
Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Out-of-order execution is used in CPUs to make use of instruction cycles that would normally be wasted due to delays.

For example

ZTE Blade V8 16GB

5.RAM

0.5GB

0.8GB

6GB

Best

Vivo NEX 2

10GB

6.Has AES
Nokia Lumia 720
RIM BlackBerry Torch 9860
Samsung Galaxy Note 8

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.

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Cameras

1.megapixels

6.7MP

5MP

12MP & 12MP

Best

Huawei Mate 20 X

40 & 20 & 8MP

2.has built-in optical image stabilization
Nokia Lumia 720
RIM BlackBerry Torch 9860
Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.

3.Has laser autofocus
Nokia Lumia 720
RIM BlackBerry Torch 9860
Samsung Galaxy Note 8

A laser autofocus system quickly determines the depth of the subject you want to focus on, allowing you to take photos much faster.

For example

Huawei Mate 20 X

4.video recording (main camera)

720 x 30fps

720 x 30fps

2160 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.

Best

Crosscall Trekker-X4

1080 x 120fps

5.Has a dual-lens (or multi-lens) main camera
Nokia Lumia 720
RIM BlackBerry Torch 9860
Samsung Galaxy Note 8

A dual-lens camera captures two images and overlays them. This technology creates sharper images, especially in low light conditions, and allows you to use effects such as softening the background.

6.Has phase detection autofocus for photos
Nokia Lumia 720
RIM BlackBerry Torch 9860
Samsung Galaxy Note 8

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.

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Audio

1.has stereo speakers
Nokia Lumia 720
RIM BlackBerry Torch 9860
Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

For example

Kyocera DuraForce Pro 2

2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Nokia Lumia 720
RIM BlackBerry Torch 9860
Samsung Galaxy Note 8

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

3.number of microphones

2

2

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Motorola Moto Z3

4

4.has a radio
Nokia Lumia 720
RIM BlackBerry Torch 9860
Samsung Galaxy Note 8

It works as an FM radio with included headsets

For example

Panasonic Eluga X1

5.has dedicated media keys
Nokia Lumia 720
RIM BlackBerry Torch 9860
Samsung Galaxy Note 8

The music player can be blindly used.

For example

ZTE Nubia X

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Battery

1.battery power

2000mAh

1230mAh

3300mAh

Best

Energizer Power Max P16K Pro

16000mAh

2.has a removable battery
Nokia Lumia 720
RIM BlackBerry Torch 9860
Samsung Galaxy Note 8

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

3.wireless charging
Nokia Lumia 720
RIM BlackBerry Torch 9860
Samsung Galaxy Note 8

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

4.Supports fast charging
Nokia Lumia 720
RIM BlackBerry Torch 9860
Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Fast charging technologies, like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge or MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.

5.has a battery level indicator
Nokia Lumia 720
RIM BlackBerry Torch 9860
Samsung Galaxy Note 8

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

6.has a rechargeable battery
Nokia Lumia 720
RIM BlackBerry Torch 9860
Samsung Galaxy Note 8

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Features

1.Is a multi-user system
Nokia Lumia 720
RIM BlackBerry Torch 9860
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
2.Has offline voice recognition
Nokia Lumia 720
RIM BlackBerry Torch 9860
Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Offline voice recognition enables you to perform voice actions, like dictating texts or using various voice commands, without an internet connection.

3.Supports Java
Nokia Lumia 720
RIM BlackBerry Torch 9860
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
4.Allows app installs on the device's external storage
Nokia Lumia 720
RIM BlackBerry Torch 9860
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
5.Is free and open source
Nokia Lumia 720
RIM BlackBerry Torch 9860
Samsung Galaxy Note 8

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.

6.Has sharing intents
Nokia Lumia 720
RIM BlackBerry Torch 9860
Samsung Galaxy Note 8

If an app has sharing capabilities and the developers have indicated it, the app will automatically appear in your list of sharing options. Some OS’s limit direct sharing options to a select few apps, which means you have to open apps separately in order to upload the files you want to share.

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Miscellaneous

1.Has a built-in FM transmitter
Nokia Lumia 720
RIM BlackBerry Torch 9860
Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Built-in FM transmitter allows you to wirelessly stream music from your device to any radio, e.g. in your car, at a predefined frequency.

For example

T-Mobile Doubleshot

2.supports AVCHD format
Nokia Lumia 720
RIM BlackBerry Torch 9860
Samsung Galaxy Note 8

AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.

For example

Coolpad Quattro 4G

3.has a dedicated Facebook key
Nokia Lumia 720
RIM BlackBerry Torch 9860
Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Whenever the Facebook key lights up contents can be quickly shared by pressing it.

For example

HTC Cha Cha

4.Is a system camera
Nokia Lumia 720
RIM BlackBerry Torch 9860
Samsung Galaxy Note 8

A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.

For example

Coolpad Quattro 4G

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