The BlackBerry Z10 is the company's most-advanced smartphone yet, but how does it match up to the leading iOS, Android and Windows Phone handsets? To help you decide, we've broken down the key specs for the leading phones on each platform and put them next to the Z10's.

BlackBerry Z10
Apple iPhone 5
Samsung Galaxy S III
Nokia Lumia 920
Price
$199
$199
$199
$99
Carriers
AT&T, others TBD
AT&T, Sprint, Verizon Wireless
AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless
AT&T
CPU
1.5-GHz dual-core
Apple A6
1.5-GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S5
1.5-GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4
OS
BlackBerry 10
iOS 6.1
Android 4.1
Windows Phone 8
RAM
2GB
1GB
2GB
1GB
Data
4G LTE
4G LTE
4G LTE
4G LTE
Display/Resolution
4.2 inches/1280 x 768
4 inches/1136 x 640
4.8 inches/1280 x 720
4.5 inches/1280 x 768
Front/Rear Camera
2-MP/8-MP
1.2-MP/8-MP
1.9-MP/8-MP
1.3-MP/8.7-MP
Size
5.1 x 2.6 x 0.4 inches
4.9 x 2.3 x 0.3 inches
5.4 x 2.8 x 0.3 inches
5.1 x 2.8 x 0.4
Weight
4.9 ounces
4 ounces
4.7 ounces
6.5 ounces
The BlackBerry Z10's 4.2-inch display is bigger than the iPhone 5, but a tad smaller than the Nokia Lumia 920 and a lot smaller than the 4.8-inch Galaxy S III. Its size and shape are comparable to the Lumia 920, but it weighs less. For computing power, the Z10 matches the Samsung Galaxy S III for CPU and RAM. 

So it all comes down to the operating system and app ecosystems. During our review of the BlackBerry Z10, we liked the slick interface with multitasking fun. The BlackBerry Hub helpfully combines email messaging and social networking, and we love that BBM supports video chat and screen sharing. When it comes to apps, BlackBerry 10 has no shot of taking on Apple or Android at launch, but may be able to give Windows Phone a run for its money.  

So will you make the switch to BlackBerry?

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