Smart phones the LG Optimus 3D and the Black Berry Bold 9900 have been released recently. LG Optimus is a 3D phone which has been termed as a ‘super phone’ and BlackBerry Bold 9900 is a new addition in the BlackBerry family with several new features. The write up tries to compare these 2 smart phones.
Features and Specs
The BlackBerry Bold 9900 is a touch and type smart phone with a BlackBerry traditional keyboard and a 2.8 inch touch screen with the feature of liquid graphics and 640×480 resolution. The smart phone runs on a 1.2 GHz processor and has 3GB of internal storage. The BlackBerry Bold 9900 has the usual features of 3G, GPS and wi-fi. The main feature which has been added to the BlackBerry Bold 9900 is a chip known as Near Field Communication chip.
LG Optimus 3D smart phone possesses 1GHz dual core processor. The LG Optimus has a large display of 4.3 inch but it has less resolution of 480×800 pixels. It has 8GB of internal storage and RAM of 512MB. This smart phone supports DLNA and has 3G connectivity. The unique feature of LG Optimus is that it offers the 3D effects and it allows recording of 3D images and videos.
Design & Usability
BlackBerry Bold 9900 is a good-looking phone. It is slimmer than another BlackBerry phone and it fits entirely in the palms. The design of the phone is simple and it has silver strip which adorns the dimension of the phone. The keypad of the phone is QWERTY and uncomplicated to use. The screen of the BlackBerry Bold 9900 is the brightest of all the Blackberry phones. This gives an excellent visibility even in sunlight.
LG Optimus 3D possesses a tweaked user interface makes it very easy to work with LG Optimus’ Android operating system. To use the 3D space there is a one touch button available on the LG Optimus. The visibility of the screen of LG Optimus is an issue as it becomes quite dim under the sunlight. This deteriorates in the 3D mode.
Black Berry Bold 9900 uses the version 7 of BlackBerry Operating System. The LG Optimus uses the version 2.3 of Android Operating System.
The BlackBerry Bold 9900 uses the Black Berry Core 2 CPU with 1.2 GHz processor. The LG Optimus uses 1 GHz Core 2 Duo processor.
One drawback of the Black Berry Bold 9900 is the 5MP camera which is fixed focus. The images captured are grainy and with washed out colors. The flash of the phone is LED and it flashes on the centre of the subject being captured this exposes the picture a lot. Despite of this the quality of videos shot from it is excellent.
The 5MP camera of LG Optimus smart phone is competent in capturing good quality indoor as well as outdoor photos. It also shoots excellent looking videos of 1080p. This smart phone plays music effectively but one drawback is that it does not have FM radio.
The BlackBerry Bold 9900’s battery provides 6.3 hours of talk time, 12.8 days stand by time and the battery capacity is 1230 mAh.
LG Optimus’s battery provides 4 hours of talk time, 4 days stand by time and battery capacity is 1500 mAh.
The BlackBerry Bold 9900’s browser benchmark is 1 311 ms and of LG Optimus is 861 ms. Due to this both the phones have fast browsing speed. Unlike Black Berry Bold 9900 LG Optimus has Adobe Flash support so LG Optimus is able to play videos and games from Internet which needs Adobe Flash.
The HSDPA network of Black Berry Bold 9900’s is of 14.4 mbps speed and the download speed is 3.62 mbps. Its upload speed is 1.24 mbps.
The HSDPA network of LG Optimus 3D is of 14.4 mbps speed and the download speed is 4.89 mbps. Its upload speed is 0.51 mbps.
The LG Optimus 3D weighs 168 gm and the BlackBerry Bold 9900 weigh 130 g. So the LG Optimus 3D is heavier than Black Berry Bold 9900. LG Optimus size is 68 x 128 x 11 mm and the Black Berry Bold 9900 size is 66 x 115 x 10 mm which is smaller than LG Optimus 3D.
The BlackBerry Bold 9900 is priced at Rs. 30,490 and the LG Optimus is priced at Rs. 33,500.
Both LG Optimus 3D and BlackBerry Bold 9900 are smart phones nearly of the same price range. Few differences are that in comparison to BlackBerry 9900 LG Optimus’ screen becomes quite dim under the sunlight. On the other hand the camera of Black Berry Bold 9900 is an issue. The images captured by it are grainy and with washed out colors. So if you are looking for a good camera you should opt for LG Optimus and if screen brightness is your requirement you should buy the BlackBerry Bold 9900.