which is better - 9300 or 9700
i have the curve 3G from Telus and it's going slow opening and closing app... i'm thinking about buying the bold 9700 but is it faster what the difference in processor is it a better blackberry then the one that i have thanks
- 04-08-11, 07:33 PM #2
You can compare various models here at BlackBerry.com.
Dimensions are almost identical; 9700 is a bit heavier. 9700 has 4x the screen resolution at 480x360 vs. 320x240 for the 9300. Both have the same OS 5, processor, and 256 mb of RAM. 9700 also has a 3.2 mp camera vs. 9300's 2 mp.
9700 won't be any faster, but the display is a whole lot sharper and it will take better pictures. But if you can wait a few months, much, much better and faster phones are coming.Ed
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- 04-08-11, 08:33 PM #3
That's not 4x the screen resolution, it's just twice as good but on a screen that small most people won't really notice that much of a difference.
However the 9700 is slightly better because of the screen rez and better camera. There isn't much difference between the two.
It really comes down to which keyboard you prefer, IMO.
Also, the 9700 is basically at End of Life at the moment. The 9300 will likely get updates (bug fixes, etc.) for another year or so. Can't say the same about the 9700... I personally prefer the Curve's more ergonomic, not cramped-as-****, keyboard, and that keyboard is superior in design when you put a case on the two different blackberries, IMO (Bolds are hard to hit edge keys with an Otterbox on the phone, IMO).
The Curve also has a nice set of media player keys on the top of the phone. The bold has different keys (Silence, Screen Lock) there.
As a GSM user, I would personally go for hte 9780 due to the superior storage and RAM in the device, though... The CDMA Curve 3Gs are great, but RIM's GSM Specs for that phone is embarassing, to say the least.
Last edited by N8ter; 04-08-11 at 08:37 PM.
- 04-08-11, 08:47 PM #4
The CDMA version has twice the memory and a significantly weaker processor. The GSM version has the better speed but less memory. I don't know what is embarrassing about that but you now have the full story.
- 04-09-11, 06:38 PM #6
(480x360) / (320x240) -> 172800 / 76800 = 2.25
The Bold has 2.25 times higher resolution that the curve It really is a significant difference. Going from my 8330 (320x240) to my 9650 (480x360) was CLEARLY different.
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- 04-09-11, 06:47 PM #7
Yes, of the two the 9700 is better ... but I still say hold off if you can for a few more months, because what's coming will blow them both away.Ed
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- 04-09-11, 07:20 PM #8
Math professor? I haven't had a math class since 05 and I don't plan on having one any time soon
I agree 100%, anyone who buys a BlackBerry now is asking to be disappointed.
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