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  1. Elasona1's Avatar
    I'm looking to buy a new phone and my two options are the Lumia 630 and the BB Z3. I'm not sure of the pros and cons of each. First smartphone and such. Please explain the major differences of these phones.
    sanjeet_deshwal likes this.
    12-03-2014 10:55 PM
  2. sanjeet_deshwal's Avatar
    Advantages of z3 over L630
    ~ 1.5GB RAM vs 512MB
    ~ 540*960 resolution screen vs 480*800
    ~ 5 inch screen vs 4.5 inch
    ~ LED flash vs no flash
    ~ 1MP ffc vs no front facing camera
    ~ hdr photo support vs nope
    ~ full hd video recording vs hd video recording


    Advantages of L630 over Z3
    ~ 1.2 Ghz quad core processor vs 1.2 Ghz dual core processor
    ~ memory expandable upto 128 GB vs 32 GB
    ~ IPS screen vs normal LCD screen
    ~ 255000 windows app vs only 70000 bb apps
    ~ removable battery vs non removable
    ~ dual sim vs single sim
    ~ gorilla glass 3 vs normal glass

    Rest upto you decide which one suits you

    ~happily L630 owner
    12-03-2014 11:11 PM
  3. Elasona1's Avatar
    Thanks for the feedback.
    12-03-2014 11:17 PM
  4. D M C's Avatar
    Specs comparison
    BlackBerry Z3 vs. Nokia Lumia 630 - GSMArena.com

    Z3 offer superior specs means you can play any game and have any app. It also offer better battery backup and number of apps/games and more sensors too
    Blackberry 10 OS is very smooth and user friendly. It runs flawless.(Z3 is more User friendly than WP but it's my personal opinion)

    Actually their is nothing that L630 offer or do that Z3 can't .
    Z3 beat L630 in every department.
    If you are choosing between both of them then go for Z3.(unless you are WP fan)

    But if you compare it with L730 then story would little different.

    Edit:
    Ok their are few thing that L630 have upper hand like processor.
    12-03-2014 11:21 PM
  5. D M C's Avatar
    Advantages of z3 over L630
    ~ 1.5GB RAM vs 512MB
    ~ 540*960 resolution screen vs 480*800
    ~ 5 inch screen vs 4.5 inch
    ~ LED flash vs no flash
    ~ 1MP ffc vs no front facing camera
    ~ hdr photo support vs nope
    ~ full hd video recording vs hd video recording


    Advantages of L630 over Z3
    ~ 1.2 Ghz quad core processor vs 1.2 Ghz dual core processor
    ~ memory expandable upto 128 GB vs 32 GB
    ~ IPS screen vs normal LCD screen
    ~ 255000 windows app vs only 70000 bb apps
    ~ removable battery vs non removable
    ~ dual sim vs single sim
    ~ gorilla glass 3 vs normal glass

    Rest upto you decide which one suits you

    ~happily L630 owner
    Z3 have more apps than WP because you can also run all android apps too
    12-03-2014 11:23 PM
  6. Elasona1's Avatar
    But if you compare it with L730 then story would little different.
    Well I was also considering the 730. Maybe I'll have a look at that too. I'm just looking for something straight forward, easy to use, no fuss, no constant troubleshooting, good build quality and a good battery life. My app needs are not major (first smartphone remember).
    Last edited by Elasona1; 12-03-2014 at 11:42 PM.
    12-03-2014 11:30 PM
  7. D M C's Avatar
    Well I was also considering the 730. Maybe I'll have a look at that too. I'm just looking for something straight forward, easy to use, no fuss, no constant troubleshooting, good build quality and a good battery life. My app needs are not major (first smartphone remember).
    Well may be not now but soon you will consider apps. (because it's a smartphone :)
    Well I used both L630 and Z3 and I find Z3 is better because it look more faster than L630(may be because of RAM)

    I think you should try to get hands-on both phone.
    Well Z3 have better battery life but you need to see which UI your are comfortable with.
    12-04-2014 12:12 AM
  8. Steve Adams's Avatar
    the 630 for overall user experience. Blackberry if your business uses the blackberry business products.

    Can you acutally use ALL android apps on bb phones and tablets? I had a playbook, and I don't think you could use all, just some of the main ones.
    12-04-2014 05:45 AM
  9. pgg101's Avatar
    the 630 for overall user experience. Blackberry if your business uses the blackberry business products.

    Can you acutally use ALL android apps on bb phones and tablets? I had a playbook, and I don't think you could use all, just some of the main ones.
    No, not all. Apps that require Google Services won't work. For example, Google Maps works, but you can't sign into your Google account.

    Playbook ran 2.3 gingerbread. BB10.2 runs 4.2 Jelly Bean. BB10.3+ runs 4.3 Jelly Bean. It's not 100% but I'd say it runs 95-98% of the Android apps I've downloaded from Amazon and Snap (Google Play). I'm running 10.3.1.

    Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android on a BlackBerry Z30
    12-04-2014 01:53 PM
  10. Nokia5110's Avatar
    I'm looking to buy a new phone and my two options are the Lumia 630 and the BB Z3. I'm not sure of the pros and cons of each. First smartphone and such. Please explain the major differences of these phones.
    If you are not afraid of the resuming & loading screens, plus running out of memory at line 1. Lack of notification hence constant pushing of the power button is another pain. Using the handset, to be honest its a bad idea to buy the Lumia 630.

    By the way I am using the phone.
    12-04-2014 02:18 PM
  11. sanjeet_deshwal's Avatar
    If you are not afraid of the resuming & loading screens, plus running out of memory at line 1. Lack of notification hence constant pushing of the power button is another pain. Using the handset, to be honest its a bad idea to buy the Lumia 630.

    By the way I am using the phone.
    LOL you described it excellently
    Go for Lumia 730 instead of Lumia 630

    Sent from lagging Lumia 630
    12-05-2014 07:23 AM
  12. Steve Adams's Avatar
    I don't know what thsese resume and loading screens certain people talk about here. Never saw one on my 520, 1020 or ativ S. I think the minority that have seen these have a defective phone or have something screwed up somewhere.
    12-05-2014 07:26 AM
  13. Poirots Progeny's Avatar
    I don't know what thsese resume and loading screens certain people talk about here. Never saw one on my 520, 1020 or ativ S. I think the minority that have seen these have a defective phone or have something screwed up somewhere.
    Don't think so - especially if you're on 8.1 and/or the latest dp - the 1020 is particularly plagued with resume/loading issues, as is our multiple 625s (low mem) and, tho a lesser extent, our 1520s. They're all Enterprise devices, not loaded with garbage (British unlocked) and all, to some extent, have issues.
    Last edited by Poirots Progeny; 12-05-2014 at 07:46 AM.
    12-05-2014 07:29 AM
  14. Poirots Progeny's Avatar
    the 630 for overall user experience. Blackberry if your business uses the blackberry business products.

    Can you acutally use ALL android apps on bb phones and tablets? I had a playbook, and I don't think you could use all, just some of the main ones.
    Using snap, amazon and other sites, you have access to ALL android apps bar anything that requires google services, though you can set up gmail, of course, and email is de rigur on blackberry so that all works extremely well.

    We've got playbooks here, was a handy little system, however it NEVER had bb10 . The qnx os is different and, though it shares some systems, is night and day different (and worse) than bb10.

    Android compatibility is best on the ffull touchscreen, vis a vie rectangular blackberry devices. That said, bb10.3.0.xxx allows scaling, so remedies a lot of the issues, for square screens.

    I say this owning multiple devices from all oems, and owning a developer and publishing house, amongst other things. We've got bb passports, q10s, z3 & z30, as well as multiple wp devices, android and Apple. I also own and use them personally.

    The Lumia 630 is a low end device, both in price and features. The z3 is far more feature rich, bit then it's intended for a different audience. The z3 is a far better device, but really this is all arbitrary as it really comes down to personal preference.

    I use a 1520 for personal use, a galaxy s5 for vpn and hotspotting and a bb passport has taken over the spot an iphone 6 plus. Both the galaxy and passport are miles "better" than the 1520 - bar camera - in terms of speed, features, apps, battery etc. Actually the passport is superb but doesn't support openvpn, or else I'd only carry two devices.

    That said I use the 1520 because I love it, even though it has short comings, for personal and especially business use.

    So... Um... Get what you want op lol

    Hope that kinda helped :)
    Last edited by Poirots Progeny; 12-05-2014 at 07:57 AM.
    12-05-2014 07:45 AM
  15. jomarr's Avatar
    With that comparison, I'd go with the Z3.

    If this was 735 vs Z3, I'd go with 735
    12-05-2014 07:57 AM
  16. prasath1234's Avatar
    Ya heard Z3 is a good phone from bb.But if you like only wp choose 730.I don't know some say bb10 os is worst os.Any bb 10 user can enlighten me.
    From Windows phone
    12-05-2014 08:19 AM
  17. Poirots Progeny's Avatar
    Ya heard Z3 is a good phone from bb.But if you like only wp choose 730.I don't know some say bb10 os is worst os.Any bb 10 user can enlighten me.
    From Windows phone
    Hi, read what I wrote above ;)

    When bb10 was released it was rubbish. But then it was an entirely NEW os. And it's been updated ALOT.

    It is now more feature rich than wp. Native apps are still missing, like with wp, but the advantage bb10 has is the access to android. But then bb devices are comparatively expensive, even the z3 and q5. That's the beauty of WP - there is a massive range - that may be a downfall also, as its confusing and genuinely the low end is redundant. The differences between the mid tier is petty (730 & 810 are essentially the same system bar camera tech and screen) and, when compared to android, really... Offputting.

    But then bb and wp are what they are. Bb10 is actually a very good and efficient system - a step up from wp.

    But then it really does come down to what you want from your device. If you want apps and flexibility to run a business in depth and have a solid ecosystem behind it, well android and ios are your choices. Bb10 is tied into the android ecosystem. WP isn't close to feature parity. But then bb is geared for Enterprise use and is becoming harder to come by, and thus is more exclusive.

    Really it comes down to personal choice. What do you want from a phone? Look at the apps you use. And understand that wp will always be last on getting anything, if it ever does. That doesn't mean it's. "bad", just that it is a choice factor.

    I use the 1520 as my personal device even with all the problems. My money, my choice ;)
    12-05-2014 09:08 AM
  18. Torrez Maier's Avatar
    Taking aside the app gap, BB10 is an excellent OS. I'd say it is the best OS on the market; very fluid and easy to live with. I love the Hub, contacts app and even simple things such as alarm clock are superb. If it wasn't for apps I would be a long standing BB10 fan. I'm currently using L930 and love some of the features but extra apps are really the only thing holding me on to WP.
    Poirots Progeny likes this.
    12-05-2014 09:13 AM
  19. Steve Adams's Avatar
    Taking aside the app gap, BB10 is an excellent OS. I'd say it is the best OS on the market; very fluid and easy to live with. I love the Hub, contacts app and even simple things such as alarm clock are superb. If it wasn't for apps I would be a long standing BB10 fan. I'm currently using L930 and love some of the features but extra apps are really the only thing holding me on to WP.
    DOesnt the android app catalog work on bb? I thought they all did minus Google's own apps.
    12-05-2014 09:30 AM
  20. tgp's Avatar
    I don't know what thsese resume and loading screens certain people talk about here. Never saw one on my 520, 1020 or ativ S. I think the minority that have seen these have a defective phone or have something screwed up somewhere.
    Your posts make me wonder what planet you're living on...

    I use a 1520 for personal use, a galaxy s5 for vpn and hotspotting and a bb passport has taken over the spot an iphone 6 plus. Both the galaxy and passport are miles "better" than the 1520 - bar camera - in terms of speed, features, apps, battery etc. Actually the passport is superb but doesn't support openvpn, or else I'd only carry two devices.

    That said I use the 1520 because I love it, even though it has short comings, for personal and especially business use.

    So... Um... Get what you want op lol

    Hope that kinda helped :)
    I'm not the one looking for help, but if I was, you would have caused more confusion!
    12-05-2014 09:38 AM
  21. Poirots Progeny's Avatar
    Your posts make me wonder what planet you're living on...



    I'm not the one looking for help, but if I was, you would have caused more confusion!
    Think I confused myself lol.
    tgp likes this.
    12-05-2014 10:21 AM
  22. Poirots Progeny's Avatar
    DOesnt the android app catalog work on bb? I thought they all did minus Google's own apps.
    Yes they all do, minus el goog apps - though there may be compatibility issues if you're on a bb with a square screen. I've certainly only come across one app that isn't working on the passport and that's Nokia Here Maps - that is because Nokia have a blacklist, whilst their app is in beta. Aside from that it all works, on bb10.3, and the screen scaling really helps, for the passport and q10
    12-05-2014 10:24 AM
  23. Steve Adams's Avatar
    Your posts make me wonder what planet you're living on...



    I'm not the one looking for help, but if I was, you would have caused more confusion!
    Earth. I have all three of those devices and never had a "resuming" or "loading" screen ever appear. What planet are you from?
    12-05-2014 11:51 AM
  24. Steve Adams's Avatar
    Yes they all do, minus el goog apps - though there may be compatibility issues if you're on a bb with a square screen. I've certainly only come across one app that isn't working on the passport and that's Nokia Here Maps - that is because Nokia have a blacklist, whilst their app is in beta. Aside from that it all works, on bb10.3, and the screen scaling really helps, for the passport and q10
    Cool, and I am guessing that BB10, works much smoother than any android implementation. I asked the app question as someone said if you want apps go with WP instead of bb?
    12-05-2014 11:52 AM
  25. prasath1234's Avatar
    App situation in bb 10 bb world is even worse compared to WP.wp is that's why 3 rd far ahead of bb.BB 10 os has failed.
    From Windows phone
    12-05-2014 12:06 PM
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