16points

RIM BlackBerry Torch 9860

94points

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835) 256GB

RIM BlackBerry Torch 9860
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RIM BlackBerry Torch 9860 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835) 256GB

RIM BlackBerry Torch 9860
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835) 256GB

Why is RIM BlackBerry Torch 9860 better than Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835) 256GB?

  • Every pixel has three subpixels
  • 60g lighter
    135gvs195g
  • Has a removable battery
  • 12.8mm narrower
    62mmvs74.8mm
  • 42.5mm shorter
    120mmvs162.5mm
  • 18.11% less body volume
    85.56cm³vs104.533cm³

Why is Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835) 256GB better than RIM BlackBerry Torch 9860?

  • 2.68x more battery power
    3300mAhvs1230mAh
  • 14.5x faster CPU speed
    4 x 2.45GHz & 4 x 1.9GHzvs1 x 1.2GHz
  • 2.07x higher pixel density
    521ppivs252ppi
  • 1.7x bigger screen size
    6.3"vs3.7"
  • 5.2GB more RAM memory
    6GBvs0.8GB
  • 4.8x more megapixels (main camera)
    12MP & 12MPvs5MP
  • 11.1x higher resolution
    1440 x 2960pxvs480 x 800px
  • Has branded damage resistant glass

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Design

1.weight

135g

195g

Best

Palm Phone

62.5g

2.Is dustproof and water resistant
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Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.

3.thickness

11.5mm

8.6mm

Best

Asus Zenfone AR 64GB

4.6mm

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

5.width

62mm

74.8mm

Best

Vertu Signature for Bentley

42mm

6.height

120mm

162.5mm

Best

Motorola FlipOut

67mm

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Display

1.pixel density

252ppi

521ppi

Best

Sony Xperia H8541

847ppi

2.screen size

3.7"

6.3"

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

Best

Huawei Mate 20 X

7.2"

3.resolution

480 x 800px

1440 x 2960px

Best

Sony Xperia H8541

2160 x 4320px

4.has branded damage resistant glass
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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835) 256GB

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

5.every pixel has three subpixels
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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 IPS screen
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IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of normal TFTs TN-matrices: relatively slow response times, small viewing angles and low quality color reproduction.

For example

ZTE Nubia Red Magic Mars (64GB / 6GB RAM)

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Performance

1.CPU speed

1 x 1.2GHz

4 x 2.45GHz & 4 x 1.9GHz (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

Best

Meizu Pro 7 Plus 64GB

10 x 2.6GHz

2.RAM

0.8GB

6GB

Best

ZTE Nubia Red Magic Mars

10GB

3.has an external memory slot
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The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

4.internal storage

4GB

256GB

Best

Smartisan Nut R1

1024GB

5.semiconductor size

45nm

10nm

A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.

Best

Huawei Mate 20 X

7nm

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

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Cameras

1.megapixels

5MP

12MP & 12MP

Best

Huawei Mate 20 X

40 & 20 & 8MP

2.has built-in optical image stabilization
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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.video recording (main camera)

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

4.Has a dual-tone LED flash
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A dual-tone flash has LED lights with different color temperatures, delivering a better color balance to photos and videos.

5.has a BSI sensor
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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.

6.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
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When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

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Audio

1.has stereo speakers
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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 radio
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It works as an FM radio with included headsets

For example

Panasonic Eluga X1

3.number of microphones

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 socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
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With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

5.has dedicated media keys
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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835) 256GB

The music player can be blindly used.

For example

ZTE Nubia X

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Battery

1.battery power

1230mAh

3300mAh

Best

Energizer Power Max P16K Pro

16000mAh

2.has a removable battery
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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835) 256GB

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

3.wireless charging
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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835) 256GB

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

4.has a rechargeable battery
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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835) 256GB

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

5.has a battery level indicator
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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835) 256GB

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

6.Supports fast charging
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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.

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Features

1.download speed

14.4MBits/s

600MBits/s

Best

ZTE Nubia Red Magic Mars (64GB / 6GB RAM)

1200MBits/s

2.has NFC
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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835) 256GB

NFC (near field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.

3.Is DLNA certified
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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835) 256GB

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.

4.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
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802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.

5.Has a fingerprint scanner
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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835) 256GB

The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.

6.Bluetooth version

2.1

5

Best

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

5.1

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Miscellaneous

1.Has a built-in FM transmitter
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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835) 256GB

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

For example

HTC Cha Cha

3.Is a system camera
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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

4.supports AVCHD format
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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

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