Monday, March 25, 2013

BlackBerry Z10 beats iPhone 5 in one Key Area

Since its launch, BlackBerry is trying to find ways and means as how to score a plus point for BB Z10 over Apple's iPhone. And it looks there is finally one key area which has an edge over the iPhone - its ability to be repaired.

This has been reported by repair website ifixit, which regularly takes computers, gaming systems, and cellphones apart and scores them based on their perceived repairability.

Based on the site's ranking system, the BlackBerry Z10 scored an 8 out of 10 in repairability (10 being the best), while the iPhone 5 was only given a 7 out of 10.
The BlackBerry Z10 taken apart to reveal all of its parts

According to ifixit, the BlackBerry Z10 earned a high score for the following reasons: The battery can be replaced without tools, the motherboard and display can be removed easily, and standard screws are used to put the Z10 together. 

The iPhone 5, on the other hand, uses uncommon screws, and many of the phone's components are either soldered together or are combined into one piece, making repair much more expensive.

However, this aspect may not harm iPhone 5's sales or polularity, nor it is likely to boost BB Z10's sales and popularity, specially after its weak launch.

It may be added that both iPhone 5 and BB Z10 are retailed for $199.

via Huff Post / Tech
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