A mobile phone review balancing the RIM BlackBerry Storm vs Apple iPhone 3G in the easiest terms. The two smartphones are the hottest gadgets in the market.
Which smartphone is better? Our RIM BlackBerry Storm vs Apple iPhone 3G is based on simple everyday features for mobile phone users. Both phones have their pros and cons. One mobile device does not truly win over the other.
The smartphones are nearly alike as a multimedia phone. They both have breathtaking audio, video, photos, games, and include applications. Both have multi-touch screen capabilities.
The Internet portion of the phones is different. The BlackBerry Storm includes additional mobile applications such as Lotus Notes and Novell GroupWise. Each phone runs on a different mobile operating system.
The two smartphones have an Internet Web browser, personal e-mail, and Exchange. However, the Apple iPhone has Wi-Fi connectivity which the BlackBerry Storm lacks.
RIM BlackBerry Storm has a better 3.2 megapixel camera which features flash, auto focus, and video recording. The iPhone has a 2 megapixel camera and lacks all the additional features including flash auto focus and video recording capabilities.
Apple iPhone comes with either 8GB or 16GB of memory. The Storm comes with 1GB eMMC preloaded and also includes an 8GB micoSD card. The BlackBerry device is expandable to 16GB microSD.
Unpredictably, display size and resolution are different. The BlackBerry mobile has a 3.2 inch display running at 480×360 pixels. The iPhone display is 3.5 inches with a 480×320 pixel resolution.
We also calculated the weight of each smartphone while the battery was in the device. Storm weighs in about 5.5 ounces while the iPhone is 4.7 ounces.
Physical dimensions are nearly the same. The Storm is 4.4×2.4×0.6 inches while Apple’s smartphone is 4.5×2.4×0.5 inches. As you can see, they are both virtually the same size.
Battery life is somewhat fascinating. The Storm has 360 hours standby and 5.5 hours talk time. However, the iPhone has 300 hours standby and 10 hours talk time running on 2G. This is a big difference in the two phones.
In a nutshell, it pretty much comes down to this. If you buy the iPhone, you don’t get the extra camera and video recording features. If you buy the BlackBerry Storm, you don’t get Wi-Fi capabilities.
The two smartphones do offer genuine support and each have their own online app store. The RIM BlackBerry app store is fairly new. This article was only intended to compare the phone features and not their app store support options.