• BlackBerry 4G LTE PlayBook vs Apple iPad 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0

Phone Comparison - BlackBerry 4G LTE PlayBook vs Apple iPad 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0

general General Info

Manufacturer BlackBerry Apple Samsung
Announced August 2012 October 2012 June 2013
Status Available - August 2012 Available - November 2012 Available - July 2013
Colors Black Black, White White
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 194 x 130 x 10 mm
(7.64 x 5.12 x 0.39 in)
241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm
(9.5 x 7.31 x 0.37 in)
209.8 x 123.8 x 7.4 mm
(8.26 x 4.87 x 0.29 in)
Weight 425 g (14.99 oz) 662 g (23.35 oz) 314 g (11.08 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - A1459/ A1460
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO - A1460
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 / 800 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - A1459/ A1460 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE 700 / 1700 LTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 1700 / 2100 - A1459 LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600
Messaging , Push Mail, EMail, IM , Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS BlackBerry Tablet OS v2.0 iOS 6 Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
Processor Dual-core 1.5 GHz Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9, Apple A6X Dual-core 1.5 GHz, Exynos 4212
GPU - PowerVR SGX543MP4 (quad-core graphics) Mali-400MP
RAM 1 GB N/A 1.5 GB
Internal Memory 16/32/64 GB storage 16/32/64 GB storage 8/16 GB
External Memory No No microSD, up to 64 GB

display Display

Type TFT capacitive touchscreen LED-backlit IPS TFT, capacitive touchscreen Capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 7.0 inches 9.7 inches 8.0 inches
Resolution 600 x 1024 pixels (170 ppi) 1536 x 2048 pixels (264 ppi) 800 x 1280 pixels (189 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 54.38% 65.01% 71.21%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes yes
Radio No No No
Games Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 5 MP, 2592x1944 pixels 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels 5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels
Flash No No LED flash
Features Auto focus, Auto focus, Touch Focus, Geo-tagging, Face Detection Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection
Video Yes, 1080p Yes, 1080p@30fps, video stabilization Yes, 720p@30fps
Front Camera Yes, 3 MP [Similar] Yes, 1.2 MP, 720p@30fps, face detection, [Similar] Yes, 1.3 MP [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS No Yes Yes
Edge No Yes Yes
3G HSDPA, HSUPA, LTE DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE, 73 Mbps; Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR Yes, v4.0 with A2DP Yes, v4.0 with A2DP
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot (carrier dependant) Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 Yes, v2.0 Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB Host
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support
Browser HTML5, Adobe Flash HTML (Safari) HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 16/32/64 GB storage, 1 GB RAM 16/32/64 GB storage 8/16 GB, 1.5 GB RAM
Expandable Storage No No microSD, up to 64 GB
USB OTG - - Supported

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported
Proximity Sensor proximity sensor not present proximity sensor not present proximity sensor present
Accelerometer Sensor accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present
NFC NFC not supported NFC not supported NFC not supported

battery Battery

Type Non-removable Li-Po battery Standard battery, Li-Po Non-removable Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 5300 mAh 11,560 mAh (42.5 Wh) 4450 mAh
Stand by - Up to 720 h -
Talk Time - Up to 9 h Up to 11 h