The Blackberry Motion is the latest addition to the Blackberry Android Family. The Blackberry Motion is a mid-range Android Smartphone without Blackberry’s trademark keyboard.
Surprisingly, this phone has some features that the traditional Blackberry makers have failed to add in their previous Models.
These features include dual-SIM capability, an IP67-rated water resistance, and a 5.5-inch 1080p screen with no hardware keyboard accompanying it.
Honestly, this is the phone BlackBerry should have produced when it was busy trying to make BlackBerry 10 a reality.
Now, let me elaborate on the magnificence of this Smartphone.
Design and Display
The Blackberry Motion is surrounded by an Aluminum frame and a plastic back. There are capacitive Back and Apps buttons on either side of the home key.
These buttons light up when in use and gradually fade out.
This phone has a dimension of 155.8 x 75.5 x 8.1 mm (6.13 x 2.97 x 0.32 in), and weighs 167g.
The Blackberry Motion has a 5.5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, with 16M colors. With a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels, it has a 16:9 aspect ratio (~403 ppi density).
The Blackberry Motion has its screen protected by a scratch-resistant glass material.
You must also note that the screen of this device is incredibly slippery.
Hardware and Software
The Blackberry Motion smartphone comes with Android 7.1 Nougat operating system.
The Blackberry Motion is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 chipset. It also comes with an Octa-core processor that clocks at 2.0GHz.
In addition, it uses an Adreno 506 GPU for graphics handling.
The device offers 4GB of RAM and 32GB of inbuilt memory. With the use of a microSD card, this memory can expand to 400Gb.
This device possesses other features such as; Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass.
Camera and Battery
The Blackberry Motion features a 12MP rear camera with dual-LED dual-tone flash. The 12MP camera has a f/2.0 aperture with Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, and panorama.
The Blackberry Motion camera offers 4K video at 30 frames per second.
Upfront, there’s an 8MP camera with a f/2.2 aperture. The camera isn’t as fantastic as you’d expect it to be, it doesn’t compare with the camera of other phones like the iPhone X or Galaxy S9 Plus.
Although, it includes a character-recognition scanning mode that has different settings for business cards, slideshows, whiteboards and documents.
As for the battery life, this is the biggest selling point of the BlackBerry Motion.
With a 4,000mAh battery, it contends with some high-end Android phones in that department.
The price of the Blackberry Motion is about 430 EUR, which is equivalent to N184,000 as at the time of this post. Due to market forces, this price may change.
Here are the full specifications of the Blackberry Motion.
|Network||Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|Status||Available. Released 2017, December|
|Body||Dimensions||155.8 x 75.5 x 8.1 mm (6.13 x 2.97 x 0.32 in)|
|Weight||167 g (5.89 oz)|
|Build||Aluminum frame, plastic back|
|SIM||Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|– IP67 certified – dust/water resistant (up to 1m for 30 mins)|
|Display||Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||5.5 inches, 82.6 cm2 (~70.2% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)|
|Platform||OS||Android 7.1 (Nougat)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625|
|CPU||Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53|
|Memory||Card slot||microSD, up to 400 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)|
|Internal||32 GB, 4 GB RAM|
|Camera||Primary||12 MP, f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED dual-tone flash|
|Features||Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama|
|Video||[email protected], [email protected]|
|Secondary||8 MP (f/2.2, 1.125 um), [email protected]|
|Sound||Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|Comms||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS2|
|USB||2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|Features||Sensors||Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM|
|– Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 3.0)|
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– Xvid/MP4/H.264 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery|