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Contenders to iPhone 5: Galaxy S 4, Blackberry Z10 and HTC One

March 19, 2013|By Salvador Rodriguez

Apple is pumping up its marketing efforts for the iPhone 5 in the wake of Samsung’s unveiling of the Galaxy S 4 last week. But Samsung’s new phone isn’t the only new mobile device coming out in the next few months that could pose a threat to the iPhone 5.

We take a look at how the iPhone 5 specifications compare with three upcoming devices that could take a bite out of Apple’s market share.

BlackBerry Z10

Screen: 4.2-inch, 1,280x768 pixel resolution, 356 pixel density

Cameras: 8-megapixel rear camera with 1080p HD videorecording, 2-megapixel front camera with 720p HD video recording

Size: 0.35 of an inch thick, 5.12 inches tall, 2.58 inches wide

Weight: 0.30 of a pound

Operating System: BlackBerry 10

Processor: 1.5 GHz dual core

Notable Features: BlackBerry Keyboard learns how users write, tries to guess the word they’ll write next; BlackBerry Balance lets users create two accounts so they can separate their personal and work lives

Storage: 16 GB

Availability: March 22 from AT&T and March 28 from Verizon. T-Mobile will also sell it but hasn’t said when.

Price: $200 from AT&T and Verizon with a two-year contract

HTC One

Screen: 4.7-inch, 1,920x1,080, 468 pixel density

Cameras: Rear camera uses proprietary HTC UltaPixel camera technology, which is believed to be approximately 4 megapixels. Front camera has 2.1-megapixel sensor. Both cameras record 1080p HD video.

Size: 0.37 of an inch thick, 5.41 inches tall, 2.69 inches wide

Weight: 0.32 of a pound

Operating System: Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean

Processor: 1.7GHz quad core

Notable Features: Forward-facing stereo speakers; HTC UltaPixel camera allows for higher-quality low-light pictures

Storage: 32 GB or 64 GB

Availability: Late March/April. Offered by AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile

Price: Not yet available

Samsung Galaxy S 4

Screen: 5-inch, 1,920x1,080 pixel resolution, 441 pixel density

Cameras: 13-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front camera. Both record 1080p HD video.

Size: 0.31 of an inch thick, 5.38 inches tall, 2.75 inches wide

Weight: 0.29 of a pound

Operating System: Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean

Processor: 1.9G Hz quad core or 1.6 GHz octa core (depends on the market)

Notable Features: Eye-controlled text scrolling, simultaneous videorecording using both cameras

Storage: 16 GB, 32 GB or 64 GB

Availability: Late April. Offered by AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile

Price: Not yet available

iPhone 5

Screen: 4-inch, 1,136x640, 326 pixel density

Cameras: 8-megapixel rear with 1080p HD videorecording, 1.2-megapixel front with 720p HD videorecording.

Size: 0.3 of an inch thick, 4.87 inches tall, 2.31 inches wide

Weight: 0.25 of a pound

Operating System: iOS 6

Processor: 1.3GHz dual core

Notable Features: iCloud syncs apps among users’ various Apple products; iMessage allows users to send messages to other Apple devices for free

Storage: 16 GB, 32 GB or 64 GB

Availability: Went on sale September 2012

Price: Starts at $200 from AT&T, Verizon or Sprint with a two-year contract

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