BY | August 19, 2013

Phablets seem to have become an integral parts of the tech world. Here we take a look at BlackBerry Z30 vs. Nokia Lumia 825 spec, size & release date rumors

For sure, phablets have great prominence in gadget market today. All significant tech makers compete one another to envisage more brilliant and feature-rich phablets. Well, it is nothing special to find some outstanding phablets from the major Android hardware developers. This way, we have Galaxy Note from Samsung, Xperia Z Ultra from Sony, Optimus G Pro from LG and a lot more.

What about a phablet that runs on Windows Phone 8 or BlackBerry 10 OS? Yes, as per reports, Nokia and BlackBerry are reportedly working on the phablets that run on their native operating systems. The Nokia device in rumor is Lumia 825, which will apparently come out with a 5.2-inch display, while the BlackBerry phablet in rumor is the BlackBerry Z30 that may feature a 5-inch display.

Actually, nothing in detail is known about the specs and other elements of the phablets. We have access to only very less information about the devices; still it looks quite sensible to expect such devices from both Nokia and BlackBerry. Here we take the chance to compare the Lumia 825 with the BlackBerry Z30 to go through all possible aspects hoped for such devices.

Display Screen: Being a phablet, a device used to have a display sized at 5-inch or larger. The first known phablet is Samsung’s Galaxy Note’s first version, which featured a 5.2-inch display. Later, there came out a lot of such devices with screens sized over 5 inches. Even the recent lineup of high-profile handsets has larger 5-inch displays.

Still, a phablet is usually a device with a 5-inch or bigger screen. Taking this categorization into spirit, both the rumored Nokia and BlackBerry devices would be phablets, of course. As we mentioned above, the Lumia 825 is hoped to sport a 5.2-inch display, while the BlackBerry Z30 is also to have nearly similar display screen size.

The sad thing is that both the devices will only support the maximum of 720p resolution. In other words, the Lumia 825 and BlackBerry Z30 won’t be capable enough to take on most of high-status phablets of the market, which have outstanding FullHD display screens with overwhelming clarity and perfection. But, 720p display can turn the devices cheaper.

Innards: A Windows phone doesn’t require high quality stuffs onboard as the Android devices do want. Meager internals are enough for a Windows Phone 8 device because for smooth functioning, the software needs less RAM and processor support. And so, analysts only expect a rather shabby 1.2 GHz midrange processor, 1GB of RAM and other inside the Lumia 825.

Meanwhile, the Z30 is possibly to emerge with a 1.7GHz dual-core CPU, at least 1GB of RAM and a decent Snapdragon chipset. Regarding internal specs, it can surely be a midrange phablet that you can buy for a price that is relatively smaller to the prices of the top-of-the-line phablets.

Camera: A better camera on a phablet is always great. Both the devices may sport a standard 8MP rear camera and a nice front camera. It will be awesome if the camera can capture video at 1080p. All other advanced camera features are supposed to appear in both the devices.

Price & Availability: No doubt, both the phablets will be priced cheaper as it has been speculated by most of the rumor mills for a while. They can be better options for the phablet fans who are not interested in buying the hugely priced high-end Android phablets. Regarding availability, we can tell nothing about their releases, because they are yet to be officially unveiled by Nokia and BlackBerry. They are only living in rumors now.

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