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BlackBerry Aurora (2017) review

Android OS v7.0 (Nougat)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 MSM8917
Adreno 308
4 GB / 32 GB
5.5 inches (720 x 1280 px)
13 MP, 4160 x 3120 px, autofocus

BlackBerry announced the launch of the Aurora smartphone in 2017. The manufacturer is offering the BlackBerry Aurora phone with 5.5 inches display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 MSM8917 chipset, 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage.

The BlackBerry Aurora comes with Android OS v7.0 (Nougat) out of the box, and a Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery. The 5.5 inches phone comes with AMOLED display (720 x 1280 px). The AMOLED is a display technology and stands for Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diodes, it is a type of OLED display and is used in smartphones.

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BlackBerry Aurora specifications

BrandBlackBerry
NameAurora
ModelAURORA
Release date2017

Body

The weight of BlackBerry Aurora is about 6.28 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this BlackBerry phone are average (5.98 x 3.02 x 0.34 inches).

Weight6.28 oz
Dimensions5.98 x 3.02 x 0.34 inches
Colorsblack, gold, gray
SIM typeMicro SIM

System

The BlackBerry Aurora comes with Android OS v7.0 (Nougat) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS.

OS versionAndroid OS v7.0 (Nougat)
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 425 MSM8917
CPUQuad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUAdreno 308

Display

The size of Aurora screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. The 5.5 inches AMOLED display of BlackBerry Aurora with 720 x 1280 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Display typeAMOLED
Screen size5.5 inches
Resolution720 x 1280 px
Multitouch supportyes

Memory

The internal memory of BlackBerry Aurora (4 GB) cannot be expanded, but the internal storage (32 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card.

RAM4 GB
Internal storage32 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

Camera

The camera of the Aurora is equipped with autofocus. An autofocus (or AF) optical system uses a sensor, a control system and a motor to focus on an automatically or manually selected point or area. Very few Android cameras come without autofocus.

Selfie camera8 MP
Main camera13 MP, 4160 x 3120 px, autofocus
FlashDual LED

Connectivity

The BlackBerry Aurora supports 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE networks. This phone has a built-in GPS. GPS is a highly accurate navigation system using signals from satellites to determine a location on the Earth's surface, irrespective of weather conditions. Most phones have a GPS unit on board. The Aurora phone has built-in FM radio. The built-in FM Radio is great for listening to your favorite radio station.

GSM 2G bands900 / 1800
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetoothv4.0, A2DP
GPSA-GPS
NFCno
FM radioyes
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Battery

The Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery which offers high energy, is lightweight and does not require periodic full discharge. The battery of Aurora is removable. You can simply buy a new piece from the open market and interchange it easily by yourself.

TypeLi-Ion 3000 mAh

Features

Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The accelerometer is a sensor that measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. This BlackBerry phones comes with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear. The Dual SIM capability of BlackBerry Aurora phone is ideal for businesses wishing to provide staff with a mobile device that can offer separate numbers and bills for both personal and business use. This smartphone doesn't support fast charging technology.

Sensorsaccelerometer, hall, light, proximity
SpecialsDual SIM
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The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the BlackBerry Aurora, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.

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