December 5, 2016

[Comparison] Blackberry Bold 9790 Vs Blackberry Curve 9380: Decision Helper for BB Boys

The Blackberry boys were given two new amazing phones by Blackberry very recently. They announced two phones which were Blackberry Bold 9790 and Blackberry Curve 9380. Both the phones are very good and are yet to release but, for the Blackberry boys, choosing between one of them if they want to buy one Blackberry might be a bit difficult. Making the decision easier for them, here I am coming with an anticipated comparison of Blackberry’s latest two phones: Blackberry Bold 9790 vs Blackberry Curve 9380.

Blackberry Bold 9790 vs Blackberry Curve 9380

Table of Content

Form Factor

Blackberry Bold 9790 – Dimensions are 110 x 60 x 11.4 mm, weight is 107 grams and this phone is touch and type with QWERTY keyboard.
Blackberry Curve 9380 – Dimensions are 109 x 60 x 11.2 mm, weight is 98 grams and this phone is normal touchscreen.

This round is quite easy to get result of. Dimensions favor Curve. Weight favors Curve but the phone type favors Bold. Never the less, 2 is greater than 1 and that’s why Curve is greater than Bold in this round.

Result: Blackberry Curve 9380 wins

Processor

Blackberry Bold 9790 – Marvel Tavor MG1 1 GHz processor
Blackberry Curve 9380 – 806 MHz processor

Well, another easy round. Fastness is the thing which gets affected by the processor. Now, the processor difference is quite big here. Editing the above round phrase a bit, 1 GHz processor is greater than 806 MHz processor and that’s why Bold is greater than Curve in this round.

Result: Blackberry Bold 9790 wins

Display

Blackberry Bold 9790 – TFT Capacitive touchscreen(Touch & Type), 16 M colors, 2.65 inches
Blackberry Curve 9380 – TFT Capacitive touchscreen, 16 M colors, 3.2 inches

There were three factors overall in this round. Both have TFT capacitive touchscreens but Bold has a QWERTY keypad as well. Next, the screen size of Curve is better than Bold. Well, even though Bold has a QWERTY keypad, the decision here is to be made about the display and Curve is better here.

Result: Blackberry Curve 9380 wins

Camera

Blackberry Bold 9790 – 5 megapixels rear camera with autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, face detection and image stabilization. VGA video recording is available. No front camera.
Blackberry Curve 9380 – 5 megapixels rear camera with autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, face detection and image stabilization. VGA video recording is available. No front camera.

Really! Everything is same. From the megapixels to the features to the video recording. Deciding a winner in this round is impossible. Totally!

Result: Tie

Operating System

Blackberry Bold 9790 – Blackberry OS 7.0
Blackberry Curve 9380 – Blackberry OS 7.0

Huh! There you go. Blackberry released their OS to support all their smartphones and I expected these two new phones to be coming with Blackberry OS 7.0 so another tie.

Result: Tie

Data Connectivity

Blackberry Bold 9790 – 2G, 3G, GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, NFC and microUSB v2.0.
Blackberry Curve 9380 – 2G, 3G, GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, NFC and microUSB v2.0.

Well, well, well! We are again stuck with same specifications in this round too. I may have to look out when comparing two phones of the same company next time. For now, let the tie be announced.

Result: Tie

Memory

Blackberry Bold 9790 – Internal memory is 8 GB which is expandable up to 32 GB using a microSD card. It has a 768 MB RAM.
Blackberry Curve 9380 – Internal memory is 512 MB which is expandable up to 32 GB using a microSD card. It has a 512 MB RAM.

Finally! Finally, we are seeing a difference between these two phones. The internal memory difference is quite huge and many people just want maximum 8 GB so if you get Bold, there may be chances that you can store all your data into the phone memory. For this round, Curve is a let down.

Result: Blackberry Bold 9790 wins

Battery

Blackberry Bold 9790 – Li-Ion JM-1, Standby: Up to 432 hours and Talktime: Up to 5 hours 10 minutes.
Blackberry Curve 9380 – Li-Ion JM-1, Standby: Up to 360 hours and Talktime: Up to 5 hours 30 minutes

The standard batteries are same but the standby backup has a huge difference of 72 hours. This difference is favoring Bold. There is a difference of 20 minutes in talktime which favors Curve but 20 minutes can’t win over 72 hours.

Result: Blackberry Bold 9790

Price

Blackberry Bold 9790 – Not announced
Blackberry Curve 9380 – Not announced

The prices of both the phones haven’t announced yet but very soon they will be. These phones are expected to hit the stores in a few weeks and the pricing will be revealed then. For now, no clue on pricing.

Result: No result

Dreambloggers Verdict

Well, these two Blackberry phones are really good. Many features and specifications were same but yet, a winner will be declared. 9 rounds were conducted and 3 of them were ties. One of them was No result. From the other 5, 3 were won by Bold 9790 and 2 were won by Curve 9380. Bold really stood out in this comparison and defeated Curve.

OVERALL WINNER OF COMPARISON: BLACKBERRY BOLD 9790

Note: The comparison & Analysis of both the phones has been done on the basis of my personal point of view and expertise. If you have any doubts or views, do share them with me.

So which phone you are going to purchase? Do share with us, We would love to hear from you. :)


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Comments

  1. Both phones are looking great but its yet launched. Prices of both the phones haven’t introduced on here. Thank you so much for sharing your post on here :)

  2. these both phone will be launch tomorrow (25th Nov 2011) in Indonesia with 50% discount from its original price. It will become around USD 250 each.

  3. I knew it about the winning combination… from my end also “Bold 9790″ is the only winner..

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