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BlackBerry Motion

Specifications

BlackBerry Motion
BlackBerry Motion (Blackberry Series)
Graphics adapter
Qualcomm Adreno 506, Core: 650 MHz
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
5.5 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 401 PPI, capacitive, IPS, scratch-resistant glass, glossy: yes
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 20 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD (up to 2GB), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: ambient light sensor, magnetometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, LED light, Hall effect sensor, USB 2.0 Typ-C
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2, GSM:850/900/1800/1900 MHz, UMTS: 800/850/900/1900/2100 MHz, LTE:800/1800/2100/2600 MHz, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.1 x 155.8 x 75.5 ( = 0.32 x 6.13 x 2.97 in)
Battery
4000 mAh Lithium-Ion, 4.4V, charges to 50% in 41 minutes, Talk time 2G (according to manufacturer): 32 h
Operating System
Android 7.1 Nougat
Camera
Primary Camera: 12 MPix 6 element lens, f/2.0 aperture, HDR, 4K video at 30FPS
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix f/2.0 aperture, 84-degree wide angle lens, Full HD video at 30FPS
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: virtual, BlackBerry Hub, BBM, DTEK Security Suite, 24 Months Warranty, IP67, SAR-Wert: 0,52 W/kg, fanless
Weight
167 g ( = 5.89 oz / 0.37 pounds), Power Supply: 52 g ( = 1.83 oz / 0.11 pounds)
Price
469 Euro

 

Average Score: 78.9% - good
Average of 20 scores (from 25 reviews)
price: 79%, performance: 72%, features: 42%, display: 76% mobility: 93%, workmanship: 77%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 97%

Reviews for the BlackBerry Motion

82.9% BlackBerry Motion Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
A BlackBerry without a physical keyboard! Nothing like this has ever happened before. The BlackBerry Motion shows that it can be done, without a physical keyboard. The latest Smartphone from the brand is based on Google’s Android OS instead of the conventional BlackBerry OS. The preferred audience, however, continues to be business people.
70% BlackBerry Motion review
Source: Techradar English
This all-screen Android offers a flavour of the BlackBerry experience in a more modern, water-resistant package. It’s held back by dated hardware and a lacklustre camera, but impressive battery life means workaholics might just love it.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/19/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
86% Blackberry Motion review: A KEYone without the keyboard
Source: Android Authority English
The BlackBerry Motion takes the DNA of the BlackBerry KEYone, adds a bigger battery, IP67 water and dust resistance, and loses the keyboard in favor of an all touchscreen design. It has all the right components to continue the momentum created by the KEYone but could potentially be held back by it's limited availability.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/14/2017
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 82% display: 80% mobility: 97% workmanship: 90%
90% BlackBerry Motion Review: 2017's Surprise Gem
Source: Know Your Mobile English
At the end of the day, reviews are personal opinion, and in my opinion the BlackBerry Motion is a fantastic little handset with a great user experience. It's not perfect, but I've found it one of the most compelling smartphone experiences in a long while.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/07/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% BlackBerry Motion review: A well built IP67-rated mid-range phone with fantastic battery life
Source: Techaeris English
If you prefer a full-screen device as opposed to a BlackBerry with a physical keyboard, the BlackBerry Motion is a well-built Android smartphone with fantastic battery life. As previously mentioned, the convenience key offers added functionality and the BlackBerry apps add increased productivity.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 100%
80% Review: BlackBerry Motion smartphone
Source: PC Authority English
Even without a keyboard, the Motion is very much a BlackBerry phone: firmly focused on productivity, with a design and specs to match.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/05/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
75% BlackBerry Motion Review: Getting the business
Source: Mobile Syrup English
The Motion fits within the parameters BlackBerry set for it. It is reliable, productivity-focused and offers great battery life. It does those things well, partly at the expense of the camera, which isn’t as good as other phones in its price range.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 75%
80% BlackBerry Motion review
Source: Stuff TV English
The most mainstream BlackBerry for a long time has fan-favourite apps and features, but won’t scare off anyone that doesn’t spend all their time in the office.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/28/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
75% ​BlackBerry Motion review: A business-class mid-ranger with excellent battery life
Source: Zdnet.com English
The BlackBerry Motion is a solid mid-range Android handset with some handy features aimed at business users -- at a time when handsets are explicitly targeting that market.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/24/2017
Rating: Total score: 75%
80% BlackBerry Motion
Source: Trusted Reviews English
BlackBerry is never again going to be what it was before iPhones and Androids took over the smartphone market. However, the BlackBerry Motion does carve out a little space within Android that may well appeal to the fans of BlackBerry Curves and Bolds back in the company’s heyday.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
70% BlackBerry Motion review
Source: PC Advisor English
The BlackBerry Motion proves a difficult device to rate. It’s too big, and there’s not much to tempt a casual smartphone buyer here aside from outstanding battery life. It is too austere and clunky even in comparison to the KeyOne, and won’t stand out in the £400 price bracket – a price hangover from the premium leanings of the BlackBerry name.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/21/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% BlackBerry Motion Review: A brilliant blend of BB and Android?
Source: Recombu English
The Motion might not be the sexiest smartphone around, but you get a lot for your £399. That feature-packed software is the best part, with a strong emphasis on security and staying organised, while the incredible battery life won’t leave you in the lurch. If only the camera were more capable and the processor a little nippier, we’d have no complaints at all.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/16/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
BlackBerry Motion Review: Hands On First Look
Source: Know Your Mobile English
So far I've been pretty bowled over by the BlackBerry Motion, it's a really fun little handset to get to grips with and has a lot of enjoyable and useful features. It feels innovative and interesting to use, as if it's been streamlined to include only what you really need on a phone rather than going all-out on one area and becoming imbalanced. I'll have to see whether the sheen wears off over time or if this handset can go the distance and keep me coming back for more.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/13/2017
Hands on: BlackBerry Motion review
Source: Techradar English
The full-touch BlackBerry Motion isn't a phone that gets you excited. That doesn't mean there isn't anything wrong with it but it's clearly not aiming for the highend segment.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/09/2017

Foreign Reviews

70% Ein effizientes, aber langweiliges Smartphone
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/03/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% BlackBerry Mobile Motion
Source: PCtipp.ch German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Kaventsmann ohne Anprallkraft
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
81% Sicherheit geht vor
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/14/2017
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 84%
88% Blackberry Motion: Das sichere Android-Smartphone im Test
Source: Teltarif German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 89% display: 60% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
Der robuste BlackBerry Motion
Source: A1 Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/29/2017
BlackBerry Motion hohe Qualität für die Businessklasse
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/28/2017
80% Recensione BLACKBERRY MOTION
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 65% display: 70% mobility: 95% workmanship: 60%
70% Test du BlackBerry Motion : un smartphone efficace mais sans saveur
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/08/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
Đánh giá BlackBerry Motion: Át chủ bài đưa BlackBerry trở lại đấu trường smartphone
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Support waterproof IP67; comfortable keyboard; smart Locker Mode; high autonomy; good price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/20/2017
Trên tay BlackBerry Motion đầu tiên tại Việt Nam: Chống nước IP67, pin 4000 mAh, 2 SIM 2 sóng,...
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Support waterproof IP67; long battery life; support dual sim; decent hardware.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/10/2017
70% الانطباع الأولي عن الهاتف المحمول BlackBerry Motion
Source: Unlimited Tech →EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/16/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%

Comment

Model: BlackBerry was the premier smartphone developer back to the old days, but a lot has changed since then. Part of the BlackBerry still lives in the BlackBerry Motion. The BlackBerry Motion is considered as a fine smartphone in terms of physical keyboard and long battery runtime. The glory of BlackBerry era still lives on in BlackBerry Motion as the phone is built strong, stable and smart/casual. It runs Android 7.1 Nougat. Due to the latest patch from the Google, the Motion is secure enough regardless the older version of Android, which make it standout compared to other smartphones. The latest version of BlackBerry comes with IP67 water resistance. The Motion uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset with an Adreno 506 GPU. The Motion comes with 32 GB storage, 4 GB of RAM and a microSD card can be slipped into the SIM tray for extra memory. The BlackBerry Motion can still stand in the same level with some smartphones when it comes to performance. Its 5.5-inch LCD screen is more of a conventional display. It includes a physical home button, and capacitive navigation keys. The Motion’s design is quite unique, which can be seen on the top corners where it is less rounded, whilst the bottom is more rounded. The Motion comes with a full touchscreen, and a mid-range fingerprint sensor, which works very quick most of the time. Its display has a resolution of  up to 1080p in display. It can be considered as having perfectly serviceable display for a brand, whose core mission is productivity.

The Motion’s sound is purely adequate with only a downward-firing speaker. It produces a slightly lifeless audio. The headphone jack is located at the bottom of the phone along with the USB-C port for charging. On the right side of the phone, there is the volume rocker, while on the left side of the phone, there are the sleep/wake button and the programmable shortcut key known as “convenience key”. The biggest deviation from the old BlackBerry phone is the 4,000 mAh battery, which lasts up to two days, and quickly charges. It is a callback to the old days, since BlackBerry is still the premier phone in terms of battery runtime. The fingerprint sensor on the Motion allows the user to snap photos from the 12 MP rear camera and the 8 MP front camera instead of the old method by tapping on the screen. The Motion is capable to capture scenes that awash in light. BlackBerry has certainly made its mark once again as the manufacturer of quality smartphone, just like they once did in the past with the release of the awesome BlackBerry Motion.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Qualcomm Adreno 506: Integrated graphics card in the Snapdragon 625 SoC and based on the new 500-series architecture with support for Vulkan, OpenGL ES 3.1 + AE (3.2) and UBWC. Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
625: Mid-range octa-core SoC with eight ARM Cortex-A53 cpu cores at up to 2 GHz, an Adreno 506 GPU, a DDR3L-1866 memory controller and a X9 LTE (Cat 7) modem. Manufactured in the modern 14nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
5.5":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.167 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


78.9%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2017-12- 9)