1. Dong Shi's Avatar
    If you could get a Nokia 521 for $110 vs Blackberry Z10 for $200, which one would you get?

    I know the Blackberry Z10 has loads better hardware (Faster CPU, better camera, better screen, better battery, gorilla glass, etc), but the 521 is also loads cheaper. Also I am familiar with the windows phone OS and not the blackberry OS. So between these 2 choices, which choice would be a better choice?


    Dong Shi
    06-09-2014 10:19 PM
  2. CrossedFaith's Avatar
    Tough call, as I've always been a blackberry fan.

    However, I did take the plunge and got a 521. No regrets here, but you have to ask yourself which is better for you. Blackberry to my knowledge is still the best for enterprise. I personally would love to get a z10 still, and switch between the two. (I might do that tomorrow. Undecided yet.)
    06-09-2014 10:34 PM
  3. amitnahar's Avatar
    Blackberry is an absolute productivity device. So if you want better productivity and don't use more apps and games, you should be fine with Z10.
    You should try to get a 1GB Ram device in WP camp like Lumia 525.
    06-09-2014 10:36 PM
  4. xandros9's Avatar
    It would be a pretty tough call for me.

    the 521 could be had for less, worth noting.

    But I've always wanted to try Blackberry and I think I could enjoy what BB has done...
    06-09-2014 10:38 PM
  5. Guytronic's Avatar
    I'm with everyone above.
    The 521 is unbeatable for the cost (we have 2) yet that Z10 is a sweet device.
    I would love to have a Blackberry again if for nothing else than to just remember who used to be king.

    This would be a difficult choice.

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    Himanshu Chowdhary likes this.
    06-09-2014 10:47 PM
  6. JustHere ForTheVerge's Avatar
    Depends on what I already have going on. If I am already using Microsoft's services I would get the 521, if I ain't tied to any ecosystem the Z10 is better.

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    06-09-2014 10:53 PM
  7. Dong Shi's Avatar
    Haven't got the slightest clue what the MS services are(was never able to get one drive to work properly)

    I think the most important parts were the consistent operating system (No random crashing), Nokia Maps (Amazing for an offline map, but this is the first one I've ever used too.), and the Office document editing (rather important).

    How is syncing to different drives (Google drive especially), pdf support, office document support, etc? All the vitamins.
    Last edited by Dong Shi; 06-09-2014 at 11:07 PM. Reason: add
    06-09-2014 11:06 PM
  8. freestaterocker's Avatar
    As I already have an Ativ S, a fantastic WP flagship device, I would grab the Z10 to play around with as I really like the "flick" keyboards concept. Between the two, for my preferences, the WP OS is vastly superior to BB10, especially since the 8.1 update, so I would pocket the extra money and pick up the 521 if I didn't already have a WP. Though as someone else stated earlier, it can definitely be found cheaper.
    06-09-2014 11:14 PM
  9. Karthik Naik's Avatar
    get the z10 imho,521 is also great dont get me but lack of flash,slightly inferior camera and the screen are a put off compared to z10
    depends on your needs etc
    06-16-2014 09:51 AM

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