Phone Comparison - BlackBerry Classic vs Gionee Marathon M5 vs Samsung Galaxy A9

general General Info

Manufacturer BlackBerry Gionee Samsung
Announced June 2014 June 2015 December 2015
Status Available - November 2014 Available - November 2015 Coming Soon - January 2016
Price - Rs. 17,999 ($264.69) [Similarly Priced] Rs. 33,000 ($499.00) [Similarly Priced]
Colors Black White Pearl White, Midnight Black, Champagne Gold
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 131 x 72.4 x 10.2 mm
(5.16 x 2.85 x 0.4 in)
152 x 76 x 8.5 mm
(5.98 x 2.99 x 0.33 in)
161.7 x 80.9 x 7.4 mm
(6.37 x 3.19 x 0.29 in)
Weight 177 g (6.24 oz) 213 g (7.51 oz) 200 g (7.05 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (optional)
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE - LTE
Messaging SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS BlackBerry 10.3 OS Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop) Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop), planned upgrade to v6.0 (Marshmallow)
User Interface Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait - -
Processor Quad-core, Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 Plus Quad-core 1.3 GHz, Mediatek MT6735 Quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A72 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53, Qualcomm MSM8976 Snapdragon 652
GPU Adreno 225 Mali-T760 Adreno 510
RAM 2 GB 2 GB 3 GB
Internal Memory 16 GB 16 GB 32 GB
External Memory microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot) microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 128 GB

display Display

Type Capacitive touchscreen AMOLED capacitive touchscreen Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 3.5 inches 5.5 inches 6.0 inches
Resolution 720 x 720 pixels (291 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (267 ppi) 1080 x 1920 pixels (367 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 41.64% 72.20% 75.93%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

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

camera Camera

Rear Camera 8 MP 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels
Flash LED Flash LED flash LED Flash
Features AutoFocus, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, HDR Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face/smile Detection, Panorama Auto focus, f/1.9, OIS, 1/3'' sensor size, 1.12 ┬Ám pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps Yes, 1080p 1080p@30fps
Front Camera 2 MP [Similar] 5 MP, 84-degree Ultra-wide Angle Lens [Similar] 8 MP, f/1.9, 1080p [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes Yes Yes
Edge Yes Yes Yes
3G HSDPA, HSUPA, LTE HSPA HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat7 350/50 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE v4.0, A2DP v4.1, A2DP, EDR, LE
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 microUSB v2.0 microUSB v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support Yes, with A-GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS/ BDS (market dependant)
Browser HTML5 HTML5 HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 16 GB, 2 GB RAM 16 GB, 2 GB RAM 32 GB, 3 GB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot) microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 128 GB
USB OTG Not Supported - -

Apps Sensors

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

battery Battery

Type Non-removable Li-Ion battery Li-Ion Battery Non-removable Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 2515 mAh 6020 mAh 4000 mAh
Stand by Up to 348 h (2G)
Up to 365 h (3G)
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Talk Time Up to 11 h 40 min (2G)
Up to 17 h 10 min (3G)
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