Phone Comparison - BlackBerry Q5 vs HTC Desire 500

BlackBerry Q5
blackberry q5
HTC Desire 500
htc desire 500
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general General Info

Manufacturer BlackBerry HTC
Announced May 2013 July 2013
Status Available - June 2013 Available - September 2013
Colors Black, White, Red Black, White
Form Factor Candybar Candybar
Dimension 120 x 66 x 10.8 mm
(4.72 x 2.6 x 0.43 in)
131.8 x 66.9 x 9.9 mm
(5.19 x 2.63 x 0.39 in)
Weight 120 g (4.23 oz) 123 g (4.34 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G Network HSDPA HSDPA 900 / 2100
4G Network LTE -
Messaging SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail

hardware Hardware and OS

OS BlackBerry 10 OS, upgradable to v10.1 Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) with HTC Sense, HTC BlinkFeed
Processor Dual-core 1.2 GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon [Similar] Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A5, Qualcomm MSM8625Q Snapdragon 200 [Similar]
GPU - Adreno 203 [Similar]
RAM 2 GB [Browse Similar] 1 GB [Browse Similar]
Internal Memory 8 GB 4 GB
External Memory microSD, up to 32 GB microSD, up to 64 GB

display Display

Type TFT capacitive touchscreen TFT Capacitive Touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 3.1 inches [Similar] 4.3 inches [Similar]
Resolution 720 x 720 pixels (328 ppi) 480 x 800 pixels (217 ppi) [Similar]
Screen-to-Body Ratio 39.25% 59.67%
Multi-Touch yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

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

camera Camera

Rear Camera 5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels [Similar] 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels [Similar]
Flash LED flash LED flash
Features Auto focus, Yes Auto focus, 1/3.2' Sensor Size, 1.4�m Pixel Size, Geo-tagging, Face And Smile Detection
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps Yes, 720p@30fps
Front Camera Yes, 2 MP, 720p [Similar] Yes, 1.6 MP [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes Yes
Edge Yes Yes
3G HSDPA, HSUPA HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes Yes, v4.0 with A2DP
Wi-Fi Yes Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 Yes, microUSB v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Browser HTML5 HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 8 GB, 2 GB RAM 4 GB, 1 GB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 32 GB microSD, up to 64 GB

Apps Sensors

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

battery Battery

Type Non-removable Li-Ion Battery Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 2180 mAh 1800 mAh
Stand by Up to 336 h (3G) Up to 435 h (2G)
Up to 401 h (3G)
Talk Time Up to 12 h 30 min (3G) Up to 17 h 48 min (2G)
Up to 12 h 1 min (3G)