• BlackBerry Bold 9700 vs Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III (S3) vs BLU Life Play

Phone Comparison - BlackBerry Bold 9700 vs Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III (S3) vs BLU Life Play

general General Info

Manufacturer BlackBerry Samsung BLU
Announced October 2009 May 2012 March 2013
Status Available - November 2009 Available - May 2012 Available - April 2013
Colors Black, White Blue, White Black, White
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 109 x 60 x 14 mm
(4.29 x 2.36 x 0.55 in )
136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm
(5.38 x 2.78 x 0.34 in)
137 x 68.4 x 7.9 mm
(5.39 x 2.69 x 0.31 in)
Weight 122 g (4.3 oz) 133 g (4.69 oz) 125 g (4.41 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100
HSDPA 900 / 1700 / 2100
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 1900 - L100a
HSDPA 850 / 2100 - L100i
4G Network - LTE (regional) -
Messaging SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS BlackBerry OS v5.0, upgradable to v6.0 Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Android OS, v4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Processor 624 MHz Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9, Exynos 4212 Quad Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7, MTK MT6589
GPU Mali-400MP PowerVR Series 5XT
RAM 256 MB 1 GB 1 GB
Internal Memory 256 MB storage 16/32/64 GB storage 4 GB ROM
External Memory microSD, up to 16GB, 2GB included microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 32 GB

display Display

Type TFT Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Colors 65K colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 2.44 inches 4.8 inches 4.7 inches
Resolution 480 x 360 pixels (246 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (306 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (312 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 28.17% 65.84% 65.18%
Multi-Touch no yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes yes
Radio No Stereo FM radio with RDS Stereo FM radio
Games Yes + downloadable Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 3.15 MP, 2048x1536 pixels 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels
Flash LED flash LED flash LED flash
Features Auto focus, Image Stabilization Auto focus, Simultaneous HD Video And Image Recording, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, Image Stabilization Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Image Stabilization, Face And Smile Detection, HDR
Video Yes Yes, 1080p@30fps Yes, 1080p@30fps
Front Camera No [Similar] Yes, 1.9 MP, 720p@30fps [Similar] Yes, 2 MP [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 - 48 kbps Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 - 48 kbps Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 - 48 kbps
Edge Class 10, 236.8 kbps Class 12 Class 12
3G HSDPA, 3.6 Mbps HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 21 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR Yes, v4.0
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, UMA Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go Yes, microUSB v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support
Browser HTML HTML, Adobe Flash HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 256MB storage, 256 MB RAM 16/32/64 GB storage, 1 GB RAM 4 GB ROM, 1 GB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 16GB, 2GB included microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 32 GB
USB OTG - Supported -

Apps Sensors

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

battery Battery

Type Standard battery, Li-Ion Standard battery, Li-Ion Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 1500 mAh 2100 mAh 1800 mAh
Stand by Up to 408 h Up to 830Hr (2G)/up to 770Hr hours (3G) Up to 780 h (2G)
Up to 700 h (3G)
Talk Time Up to 6 h Up to 1350Min (2G)/up to 700Min hours (3G) Up to 18 h (2G)
Up to 16 h (3G)