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BlackBerry Motion

BlackBerry Motion

The BlackBerry Motion was released in October, 2017 and it features a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with Full HD+ resolution and protected by scratch-resistant glass. This unit doesn’t feature a notch and is on 16:9 aspect. It is powered by the Snapdragon 625 SoC with processing speeds of up to 2.0GHz. The device has 4GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. In the cameras, the Motion packs a single 12MP rear shooter and 8MP front camera for selfies. The rear camera does offer 4K video recording. This smartphone packs a big 4000mAh battery and a front-mounted fingerprint sensor. Other notable BlackBerry smartphone include Key2 LE & Evolve.

BlackBerry Motion

BlackBerry Motion Specifications Summary

  • 4GB RAM
  • Snapdragon 625
  • 4000mAh battery
  • 32GB internal storage
  • 5.5 inches display
  • 12MP rear camera, 8MP front
  • Android v7.1 Nougat
  • Dual SIM

BlackBerry Motion Price In Kenya

Approx= KSh. 40,000

A Review Of The Specifications Of BlackBerry Motion

Introduction & Design

The BlackBerry Motion is a mid-range smartphone that resembles BlackBerry KeyOne albeit it doesn’t feature QWERTY keypad. It is solidly built with aluminum frame and the device is water & dust resistant (IP67). It has a fingerprint mounted on the home key and it packs the same camera set-up as the KeyOne unit. The back surface is made of plastic material with a soft texture finish with good grip. 

Display & Camera

The display on this device now comes with 1080p FullHD resolution although there is no Super AMOLED tech, it still uses IPS LCD which is much cheaper. The sizeable 5.5 inch display is also protected by scratch resistant glass. In the camera department, this unit packs a quality performing lenses. This includes 12MP primary camera that is accompanied by dual LED flash with dual tone and can record 4K 2160@30fps videos. The front camera is 8MP and can shoot FHD videos.

Software & Performance

On the software side, this device is operated by Android v7.1 Nougat operating system. The OS is tweaked with company’s BlackBerry Apps suite that offers better security features. The Octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor and 4GB of RAM should handle the performances and multitasking with lag-free experiences. The on-board storage of 32GB should ensure that the user doesn’t run out of storage fast. It can also be expanded up to 512GB-via microSD card.

Battery & Connectivity

A massive 4000mAh battery should adequately ensure the phone stay powered on for long periods even under heavy usage. The user can also be able to recharge it fast thanks to its Quick Charge 3.0 technology. This device can accommodate a dual hybrid SIM with 4G network connection. Other connectivity options available with Motion include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, NFC, FM radio, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS, A-GPS with A-GPS and the USB 2.0 Type-C reverse port.

BlackBerry Motion Specs

Launched October, 2018
Supported Networks 2G - GSM 850/900 /1800/1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 3G - HSDPA 850/900/1700/1900/2100 4G - LTE band 1(2100)/3(1800)/5(850)/7(2600)/8(900)/40(2300)/41(2500)
Dimensions 155.8mm x 75.5mm x 8.1mm
Weight 167g
Build Front glass, aluminum frame, plastic back
Screen Size 5.5 inches
Screen Type IPS LCD touchscreen
Resolution 1080 pixels x 1920 pixels, 16:9 ratio
Screen Protection Scratch-resistant glass
Hardware & Operating System
OS Android v7.1 Nougat
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
Processor Octa-core 2.0GHz
GPU Adreno 506
Storage 4GB RAM, 32GB internal storage
MicroSD Yes, up-to 256GB-Hybrid slot
Rear 12MP, f/2.0, PDAF, Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama, 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps
Front 8MP, f/2.2,1080p@30fps
Alert & Sound
Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
3.5mm jack Yes
Loudspeaker Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 а/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Yes, v4.2
Radio Yes
Sensors Fingerprint(front), Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, Gyroscope
Battery 4000mAh Li-Ion (non-removable)