ThunderBolt VS PlayBook

The HTC ThunderBolt has better specifications than the BlackBerry PlayBook

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HTC ThunderBolt VS BlackBerry PlayBook

 
ThunderBolt PlayBook
 
The HTC ThunderBolt and the BlackBerry PlayBook are proportionally scaled to give you an idea how they size up against each other. Bellow, we have compared specifications of the two devices to give our take on which device scores higher based on key features available.

Score

Thinner
0
The ThunderBolt is thicker at 13.21mm
2
The PlayBook is thinner at 10mm
Smaller Size (CC)
2
The ThunderBolt has a smaller cubic volume of 106297.1712
0
The PlayBook has a greater cubic volume of 250900
Less Weight
2
The ThunderBolt lighter at 164 grams
0
The PlayBook heavier at 400 grams
Screen Viewability
0
The ThunderBolt features a smaller 4.3" display
2
The PlayBook features a bigger 7" display
Pixel Density
2
The ThunderBolt has a higher pixel density at 217 ppi
0
The PlayBook has lower pixel density at 170 ppi
Newer
1
The ThunderBolt is newer and was released on 01/2011
0
The PlayBook is older and was released on 09/2010
Standby Time
0
The ThunderBolt can last less around 330 hours
1
The PlayBook can last more around 480 hours
Talk Time
0
The ThunderBolt can last less around 6.5 hours
2
The PlayBook can last more around 8 hours
Camera
2
The PlayBook has a 8mp camera
0
The PlayBook has a 5mp camera
Total Points
9 7
Total Score
56% 44%
Why this score
We have compared the most important features of the HTC ThunderBolt and the BlackBerry PlayBook to give a non-biased opinion on which phone stacks better, and based on our results the HTC ThunderBolt has better specifications than the BlackBerry PlayBook. Note that the ThunderBolt has 8 GB internal storage compared to 16GB, 32GB, 64GB internal storage found in the PlayBook currently we are not scoring internal memory, processor number and speed and those should also be taken into consideration if you are interested in the HTC ThunderBolt or the BlackBerry PlayBook

Availability

Announced on
January 2011 September 2010
Available
March 2011 April 2011

Battery

Capacity
1400 mAh 5300 mAh
Standby Time
330 hours 480 hours
Talk Time
7 hours 8 hours
Type
Lithum Ion Lithum Ion

CPU

Core #
- 2
Speed
1GHz 1GHz
Type
Qualcomm MSM8655 TI OMAP 4430

Camera

Main
8mp (3264x2448) 5mp (2592x1944)
Secondary
1280x1024 2048x1536
Video
720p 1080p

Connectivity & Data

Bluetooth
2.1 (A2DP) 2.1 + EDR
GPS
YES YES
USB
2.0 microUSB microUSB
Wireless
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n

Display

Colors
16.8 million 16.8 million
Resolution
480x800 pixels 1024x600 pixels
Size
4.3 inches 7 inches
Type
TFT capacitive touchscreen TFT capacitive touchscreen

General

2G Network
CDMA 800, 1900 -
3G Network
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO -
4G Network
LTE 700MHz (band 13) -
Alias
Verizon Thunderbolt 4G -
Form Factor
Slate Tablet
Price Range
$500+ $500+

Memory

Call record
Unlimited -
Card Slot
microSD, up to 32GB, 32GB included -
Internal
8 GB 16GB, 32GB, 64GB
Phonebook
Unlimited entries -
Ram
768 MB 1 GB

Operating System

Type
Android BlackBerry Tablet OS
Version
2.2 -

Other Features

Misc Features
Accelerometer sensor, Proximity sensor -

Size and Weight

Depth
13.2 mm (0.52 inches) 10.0 mm (0.39 inches)
Height
121.9 mm (4.75 inches) 193.0 mm (7.53 inches)
Weight
164 grams (5.7 ounces) 400 grams (14.0 ounces)
Width
66.0 mm (2.57 inches) 130.0 mm (5.07 inches)