BlackBerry Curve 8530 (MetroPCS) comparison

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BlackBerry Bold 9900 (T-Mobile)

BlackBerry Bold 9900 (T-Mobile)
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Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy S4
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HTC One

HTC One
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Price $99 at 1 store $259 at 1 store $176 at 1 store $49 to $499 at 4 stores $429 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.8 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 5.0 stars out of 4 reviews 2.5 stars out of 47 reviews 3.0 stars out of 25 reviews 3.5 stars out of 184 reviews 4.5 stars out of 135 reviews
Release date August 27, 2010 November 05, 2009 May 02, 2011 March 05, 2013 April 19, 2013
The Bottom Line Though not the best BlackBerry on the market, the Curve 8530 is a great entry-level smartphone, especially with MetroPCS's inexpensive unlimited monthly plan. While we're not huge fans of the design, the RIM BlackBerry Curve 8530 is a good choice for first-time smartphone buyers and offers more than its GSM counterpart. BlackBerry enthusiasts will love the BlackBerry Bold 9900, but its high price tag will be a deterrent to many. Its laundry list of features require time and effort to truly master, but the Galaxy S4 is the top choice for anyone looking for a big-screen, do-everything smartphone. A few quibbles notwithstanding, the powerhouse HTC One is a beautifully crafted, near-ideal smartphone.

Basic specs

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Cellular technology CDMA2000 1X
CDMA2000 1X
WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
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Weight 3.7 oz
3.7 oz
4.59 oz
4.6 oz
5.04 oz
Talk time Up to 270 min
Info unavailable Up to 486 min
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Wireless Interface IEEE 802.11b/g
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
IEEE 802.11b/g
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Service Provider MetroPCS
Verizon Wireless
T-Mobile
T-Mobile
AT&T
Band / mode CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
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