Question: Which of these two Blackberry smartphones would you recomend for me between BB 9780 & BB 9800 in terms of battery life screen resolution, weight, Facebook integration, etc
The two Berries in this comparison have the same processor (624 MHz), camera (5 megapixel), and connectivity options. One significant difference is the internal storage of the devices. The 9780 has a meagre 256 MB of space while the 9800 has 4 GB storage built-in. Both of them have a microUSB slot though, so you can expand your storage.
Lets look at the areas specified by the enquirer:
Battery Life: The 9780 has a 1500mAh battery while the 9800 has a smaller capacity 1300mAh battery. Touch displays generally also consume more power than non-touch displays, so you can imagine that in terms of battery consumption, with similar usage patterns the 9780 (also with the smaller screen) will last longer on a full charge than the 9800.
Screen Resolution: This is a draw, as both devices have similar specs here. The 9780 has a 480 x 360 pixel display measuring 2.44 inches, while the 9800 has a 360 x 480 pixel display measuring 3.2 inches. The significant difference is that the 9800’s display is larger.
Weight: 9780 weighs 121g; 9800 weighs 161g.
Facebook Integration: Facebook integration is similar on both devices. Both run BlackBerry OS 6.0 and so have the same app versions for Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo messenger et al running. The user experience will differ slightly because the 9780 has a non-touch display while the 9800 is touchscreen, but in all integration is similar.
The differences are not earth-shattering. If battery life is more important to you, the 9780 is the sure device to go for. It is also more compact and lighter to carry, but gives you a slightly smaller display than the 9800.
If however, you find a 2.4-inch display a tad too small, are into touchscreens, or really need to make a statement, go splurge the cash on the more expensive 9800.
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