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BlackBerry Motion (2017) review

Android OS v7.1.1 (Nougat)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953
Adreno 506
4 GB / 32 GB
5.5 inches (1080 x 1920 px)
12 MP, 4048 x 3036 px, autofocus

BlackBerry announced the launch of the Motion smartphone in 2017. The manufacturer is offering the BlackBerry Motion phone with 5.5 inches display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953 chipset, 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage.

The BlackBerry Motion comes with Android OS v7.1.1 (Nougat) out of the box, and a Li-Ion 4000 mAh, non-removable battery. The 5.5 inches phone comes with IPS display (1080 x 1920 px). The IPS display provides enhanced features, such as optimal viewing angles, color accuracy, invariable color reproduction and better power consumption.

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BlackBerry Motion specifications

BrandBlackBerry
NameMotion
ModelMOTION
Release date2017

Body

The weight of BlackBerry Motion is about 5.29 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this BlackBerry phone are average (6.13 x 2.97 x 0.32 inches).

Weight5.29 oz
Dimensions6.13 x 2.97 x 0.32 inches
Colorsblack
SIM typeNano SIM

System

The BlackBerry Motion comes with Android OS v7.1.1 (Nougat) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS.

OS versionAndroid OS v7.1.1 (Nougat)
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953
CPUOcta-core 2 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUAdreno 506

Display

The size of Motion screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. The 5.5 inches IPS display of BlackBerry Motion with 1080 x 1920 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Display typeIPS
Screen size5.5 inches
Resolution1080 x 1920 px
Multitouch supportyes

Memory

The internal memory of BlackBerry Motion (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 Motion 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 camera12 MP, 4048 x 3036 px, autofocus
FlashDual LED

Connectivity

The BlackBerry Motion 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 Motion comes with NFC (Near Field Communication) functionality. Near Field Communication (NFC) is a short-range wireless connectivity technology that makes life easier and more convenient for consumers around the world by making it simpler to make transactions, exchange digital content, and connect electronic devices with a touch. The Motion phone has built-in FM radio. The built-in FM Radio is great for listening to your favorite radio station.

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetoothv4.2, A2DP
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS
NFCyes
FM radioyes
USBUSB Type-C
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Battery

The Li-Ion 4000 mAh, non-removable 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 Motion isn't removable without voiding the warranty.

TypeLi-Ion 4000 mAh, non-removable

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. The Motion phone has a fingerprint scanner. This sensor identifies and authenticates the fingerprints of an individual in order to grant or deny access to a smartphone. This BlackBerry phones comes with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear. This smartphone supports fast charging technology, which comes in handy when you need quick juice on your device.

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, fingerprint, gyroscope, hall, light, proximity
SpecialsDragontrail glass, Fast charging, Quick Charge
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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 Motion, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.

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