• BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 vs Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III (S3) vs LG Optimus G E970

Phone Comparison - BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 vs Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III (S3) vs LG Optimus G E970

general General Info

Manufacturer BlackBerry Samsung LG
Announced May 2011 May 2012 September 2012
Status Available - August 2011 Available - May 2012 Available - November 2012
Colors Black, White Blue, White Black
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 115 x 66 x 10.5 mm
(4.53 x 2.6 x 0.41 in)
136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm
(5.38 x 2.78 x 0.34 in)
130.8 x 71.6 x 8.4 mm
(5.15 x 2.82 x 0.33 in)
Weight 130 g (4.59 oz) 133 g (4.69 oz) 147.1 g (5.19.0.04 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 / 800
HSDPA 900 / 1700 / 2100
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network - LTE (regional) LTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 1700 / 2100
Messaging SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS BlackBerry OS 7.0 Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Android OS, v4.0.x (Ice Cream Sandwich), planned upgrade to v4.1.1
Processor 1.2 GHz QC 8655 Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9, Exynos 4212 Quad Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait, Qualcomm MDM9615/APQ8064
GPU Mali-400MP Adreno 320
RAM 768 MB 1 GB 2 GB
Internal Memory 8 GB storage 16/32/64 GB storage 16 GB
External Memory microSD, up to 32GB microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 64 GB, 16 GB included

display Display

Type TFT capacitive touchscreen Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen True HD-IPS + LCD capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 2.8 inches 4.8 inches 4.7 inches
Resolution 640 x 480 pixels (286 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (306 ppi) 768 x 1280 pixels (318 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 31.92% 65.84% 66.97%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

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

camera Camera

Rear Camera 5 MP, 2592x1944 pixels 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels
Flash LED flash LED flash LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Image Stabilization Auto focus, Simultaneous HD Video And Image Recording, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, Image Stabilization Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Image Stabilization
Video Yes, 720p Yes, 1080p@30fps Yes, 1080p@30fps, LED video light
Front Camera No [Similar] Yes, 1.9 MP, 720p@30fps [Similar] Yes, 1.3 MP [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 - 48 kbps Yes
Edge Yes Class 12 Yes
3G HSDPA 14.4Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps HSDPA, 21 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, EDR Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go Yes, microUSB (MHL) v2.0, USB Host support
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support, BlackBerry Maps Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS, S-GPS support and GLONASS
Browser HTML HTML, Adobe Flash HTML5, Adobe Flash

memory User Memory

Internal 8GB storage, 768 MB RAM 16/32/64 GB storage, 1 GB RAM 16 GB, 2 GB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 32GB microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 64 GB, 16 GB included
USB OTG - Supported Supported

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported
Proximity Sensor proximity sensor 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 supported

battery Battery

Type Standard battery, Li-Ion Standard battery, Li-Ion Standard battery, Li-Po
Capacity 1230 mAh 2100 mAh 2100 mAh
Stand by Up to 307 h (2G)
Up to 307 h (3G)
Up to 830Hr (2G)/up to 770Hr hours (3G) Up to 324 h
Talk Time Up to 6 h 30 min (2G)
Up to 5 h 50 min (3G)
Up to 1350Min (2G)/up to 700Min hours (3G) Up to 10 h