BlackBerry Z10 smartphone spec battle

The new BlackBerry Z10 takes on the iPhone 5, HTC Droid DNA, and Nokia Lumia 920.

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If you're wondering just how well the new BlackBerry Z10 stacks up against the smartphone competition, wait no longer. We've compiled the key speeds and feeds of RIM's latest touch-screen handset along with the iPhone 5, HTC Droid DNA, and Nokia Lumia 920.

In a nutshell, the BlackBerry Z10 can certainly hold its own in terms of raw hardware and important mobile features. While the phone's 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Plus processor isn't as muscular as the HTC Droid DNA's quad-core S4 Pro, it boasts a full 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, plus a microSD card expansion slot. That has the Nokia Lumia 920 beat for sure.

The Z10's 8-megapixel main camera and 2-megapixel front-facing imaging system also put it on par with the iPhone 5, at least on paper. Of course, the boldest BlackBerry RIM can muster still can't stand the heat from Verizon's fiery red Droid DNA, which rocks a massive 5-inch HD-resolution screen as well as the extremely functional Android Jelly Bean operating system. But don't take our word for it; check out our comparison chart and decide for yourself.

PhoneRIM BlackBerry Z10Apple iPhone 5HTC Droid DNANokia Lumia 920
OSBB10iOS 6Android 4.1 Jelly BeanWindows Phone 8
Processor1.5GHZ dual-core Snapdragon S4 PlusProprietary A6 CPU1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro1.5GHZ dual-core Snapdragon S4 Plus
Screen4.2-inch LCD; 1,280x768, 355ppi4-inch IPS LCD; 1,136x640 pixels, 326ppi5-inch LCD 3; 1,920x1,080 pixels, 440ppi4.5-inch IPS LCD; 1,280x768 pixels, 332ppi
RAM2GBNot listed2GB1GB
Internal storage16GB16GB, 32GB, 64GB16GB32GB
Expansion slotYes, up to 32GBNoNoNo
CarrierTBAAT&T, Sprint, VerizonVerizonAT&T
Battery1,800mAh, removableNot listed; embedded2,020mAh, embedded2,000mAh, embedded
Camera8 megapixels, 2-megapixel front-facing8 megapixels, 720p front-facing8 megapixels, 2.1-megapixel front-facing8.7 megapixels, 1.2-megapixel front-facing
Bluetooth version4.
Wireless chargingNoNoYesYes
Dimensions (inches)5.1 x 2.6 x 0.354.9 x 2.3 x 0.35.6 x 2.7 x 0.45.1 x 2.8 x 0.4
Weight (ounces)4.8456.5
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