Face-Off: BlackBerry Curve 9380 vs Lumia 510

RIM BlackBerry Curve 9380
RIM BlackBerry Curve 9380

RIM BlackBerry Curve 9380 Nokia Lumia 510
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RIM BlackBerry Curve 9380
Overview - Full review
Nokia Lumia 510
Overview - Full review
Price
Overall Scene
RIM BlackBerry Curve 9380
Nokia Lumia 510
Score
2/5
3/5
Handling
Speed
Image Quality
Video
User Score
3/5 (2)
Specifications
Specifications
Operating system (OS)
OS version tested
Screen size
Screen resolution
Weight 98 g
Dimensions 109 x 60 x 11.2 mm
Camera 5 Mpx
Chipset (SoC)
Processor (CPU) -
No. of CPU cores
GPU
RAM
4G (LTE)
Dual-SIM no
NFC
Battery life: talk-time 6 hours
Battery life: standby time NC
Battery capacity
Internal storage 512 GB
Memory card MicroSD
SAR level 1.39 W/kg
Specifications
Operating system (OS) Windows Phone
OS version tested 7.8
Screen size 4 inches
Screen resolution 800 x 480
Weight 129 g
Dimensions 120.7 x 64.9 x 11.5 mm
Camera 5 Mpx
Chipset (SoC)
Processor (CPU) Qualcomm S1 - NC
No. of CPU cores 1
GPU NC
RAM
4G (LTE) no
Dual-SIM no
NFC no
Battery life: talk-time 8 hrs
Battery life: standby time 553 hrs
Battery capacity
Internal storage 4 GB
Memory card MicroSD
SAR level 0.65 W/kg
Conclusion
Our biggest complaint about the new touchscreen BlackBerry Curve 9380 is, well, the fact it doesn't have a physical keyboard. A BlackBerry without a keyboard is just another touch-control smartphone, and in this case it has an interface that needs some work and an application store that's pretty quiet. However, it still manages to handle social networks, e-mails and the free BBM instant messaging platform.
The Nokia Lumia 510 is clearly no powerhouse, but it does a decent job on several fronts. This phone is definitely an option to consider if you're looking for a cheap Windows Phone handset. The Lumia 510 is a decidedly entry-level smartphone with no delusions of grandeur. It should be taken at face value. It'll be interesting to see how it compares with the Lumia 620, Nokia's entry-level Windows Phone 8 handset with a slightly more robust spec sheet and a slightly higher price.
Pros

+

Good size to weight ratio

+

Decent battery life

+

Generally responsive

+

Social network aggregator

+

BBM service

+

E-mail handling

+

Compact design / Good finish

+

Decent screen

+

Good battery life

+

Windows Phone: practical user interface

Cons

-

Picks up greasy fingerprints quickly

-

Poor quality photos

-

Video camera limited

-

Buttons under the screen hard to use

-

Not much onboard memory

-

You don't get the latest functions and apps available with Windows Phone 8

-

Web browsing can sometimes be a bit slow

-

Audio quality