- 01-05-13, 06:19 AM #51
I hope the Z10 has the feel of more substance to it.
- CrackBerry Abuser
01-05-13, 10:58 AM #52
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I will take the extra 1.4mm thickness to have the removable back plate any day over an iPhone with it's non-removable battery and non-expandable memory. It's easy to make things thin when you don't have to worry about things like user replaceable batteries and MicroSD expansion slots.
Over all, from the leaked parts we've seen for the Z10 it looks also to be one highly repairable phone as well. That's also a nice thing as I've cracked a phone screen or two in my day and it looks like the screen on the Z10 is super easy to remove. The BlackBerry looks to be more functional and more fixable then the iPhone which are both good things in my book.
- 01-06-13, 05:30 PM #55
Re: Is BlackBerry Z10 thinner than the iPhone 5?
The s3 has replaced my ipad and play book and is a comfortable companion to my laptop that I use for work. I think when people try everything they will eventually find what is perfect for them.
In addition I also use a bold 9900 which is my all time favorite device.
The bold 9900 definitely has a better build quality than the s3, in fact I think the bold 9900 has one of the better build qualities its just got a premium feel.
But the s3 definitely isn't flimsy, it's great consolidation between a phone and a tablet. Great for browsing and reading all sorts of materials.
- 01-06-13, 07:20 PM #56
01-06-13, 09:51 PM #57
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With all due respect, I've never understood the logic of wanting a heavy phone at all. Smart phones are portable devices. They should be as thin and as light as possible. I don't get all this concern over a phone popping out of your hand. In my entire life, I don't think I have ever had a credit card or a bank card pop out of my hand because it was too thin or too light.
Modern smart phones are way too heavy. 130g is more than enough to weigh down your pocket in pants or a sport coat. Once you get past 130g and 10mm thickness, carrying it around becomes a burden.
If there really is a market for fat and heavy phones, I'm sure there will be a case manufacturer who will build a thick and heavy case for you guys.
- 01-08-13, 08:09 PM #61
i'm just hoping it has guerilla glass and fits comfortably in my pants pocket because that's how i carry my phones, i don't like hip holsters of any kind especially any that would support the z10 as it would look like i have a tumor on my side and i would have to tell people..."It's not a tuma'...at all!" ... but seriously, i want it to fit in my pocket...that's all; which is why i want it to have guerilla glass...oh, and not have to pull the battery out after upgrading apps.
- 01-09-13, 04:00 AM #62
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01-16-13, 01:18 PM #65
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The Ip5 is light but I don't really like it to be honest. I find it is too light and I would definitely drop it in a second.
I have the ipod touch 4th generation and at 7.2mm thick it is much too thin in my opinion. Typing on it is awkward because there is so little to hold onto.
The Z10 is close to the same thickness as the Ip4 which I think was suitable and a good size for holding and typing with.
Even the SGIII is close to being too thin in my opinion.
- 01-16-13, 01:37 PM #66
- 01-16-13, 04:17 PM #69
The weight seems to be close to a all touch curve 9380 held both trying to figure out which weighed more and couldn't tell. If I had the "L" back and a scale I could tell you for sure. But I'll never see it again (until I buy one) and I am not trying to loose weight or am I a pot head so I don't own a scale
- 01-16-13, 09:56 PM #71
Do you hold it up to your ear and make phone calls on it?
If not, then your "I don't think I have ever had a credit card or a bank card pop out of my hand because it was too thin or too light" is not really valid since you're not even comparing apples to oranges, you're comparing apples to cars.
I think people are caught up with the "thinner is better", "lighter is better",
It is great for portability, but you also have to consider things like comfort, and ergonomics.
- CrackBerry Abuser
01-16-13, 10:32 PM #72
- 413 Posts
IMO, don't know and don't care if Z10 is thinner. A 1-2 mm difference is not significant. My main concern is to that the Z10 is built tough enough to withstand daily usage and perhaps a drop or two...(with some protective skin of course ;-)
- 01-17-13, 04:49 AM #74
I'm with Thenton Burke here. I like my phones compact and light and the width of the Z10 is a dealbreaker for me. I have dropped the 9900 many times, because of its width and my hands not adjusting to the tad bit extra width.
Here is a sizing up of 3 phones that I have done.
Sized Up: SGSIII vs iPhone5 vs BB Z10
Till the time I don't handle the final product, I'm holding back my decision to opt for the Z10 or not.
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