BlackBerry Motion Review

blackberry motion review

BlackBerry Motion Review: BlackBerry Motion comes with a capacitive 5.5 inches’ touchscreen display. This device runs on an operating system of Android 7.1 (Nougat). The BlackBerry Motion price is $410. The device comes with 12 MP rear camera. The front side also has 8 MP selfie camera. It comes with a RAM of 4 GB. A non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery powers the device.blackberry motion review


The Motion has just one version of internal memory which is 32 GB which can be expanded with a microSD card of up to 512 GB. The phone comes with a 4 GB RAM with a octa-core processor. The Motion also has a plastic back that is designed with an aluminum frame. The device has just one color version which is Black color version.


Operating systemAndroid 5.1.1 (Lollipop)
Display5.5 inches
Dimension155.8 x 75.5 x 8.1 mm
Screen Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels
NetworkHSPA / LTE
SIMSingle SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
CPUOcta-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
Rear Camera12 MP
Internal Memory32 GB
Battery Capacity4000 mAh battery


There is an IPS LCD screen of 5.5 inches at its front that has a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels. The operating system is Android 7.1 (Nougat). The device comes with single SIM and dual SIM technology.

The rear camera is a 12-megapixel rear camera. The camera comes with dual-LED flash, HDR and panorama. You can capture videos of about 4k resolution with the rear camera of the Motion. While the 8 MP selfie camera can capture 1080p videos.

There is a fingerprint sensor for maximum security of the phone. There is an earphone jack and a single speaker. But the battery powering it is a 4000 mAh though is charges fast.

See also: BlackBerry Priv Review


Unwrapping the black cartoon of the device will reveal many black accessories like a black two-pinned charger adapter, a black headphone, a black USB chord. Always make sure that the cartoon is properly sealed so as to get the full content in box. If not, you might be getting half or fewer content when you unbox a supposed new device.


The BlackBerry Motion has a physical dimension of 155.8 millimeters long which is 8.8 millimeters longer than 147 millimeters BlackBerry Priv. It is a 75.5 millimeters wide smartphone unlike the wider 77.2 millimeters BlackBerry Priv and 8.1 millimeters thick making it slimmer than 9.4-millimeter-thick Priv. The device has a weight of 167 grams.

At the front side of the Motion, you will see a 5.5 inches’ IPS LCD display. The 5.5 inches’ display screen on Motion comes with a screen-to-body ratio of 16:9. The display is above the home key that also acts as a fingerprint sensor. The region meant for the earpiece and selfie camera with its sensors is there.

The front side of the phone is made with a scratch-resistant glass, acting as a protection for the IPS LCD screen of the device. The rear part of the phone is made with plastic while the frame of the device is an aluminum frame.

With the earpiece at the top front-side of the phone, the front side also sees an 8 MP camera. The right side of the phone has two volume keys and two other physical button. One of the physical buttons is a power button and the other button is a convenience key. The left side has a slot for SIM and microSD.

At the bottom of the phone, there is an earphone jack at the bottom-right with a USB port for USB at the center bottom of the phone. The primary microphone is in between the USB port and earphone jack. At the extreme left of the bottom is the loudspeakers. The BlackBerry Motion price is suitable for these specs.

At the back you will see a 12-megapixel camera place at the center-top of the rear part of the phone. The camera has its dual-LED flash and sensor placed at its left side This device has only black color version.


The device has a 5.5 inches’ display. The display comes with a 1080 pixel by 1920 pixels’ resolution that has a pixel density of 403 ppi. The display type is an IPS LCD screen that has flat edges. The device has a brightness of 393 nits.

BlackBerry Motion Performance and Memory

The BlackBerry Motion is powered by an operating system of Android 7.1 (Nougat) which is not upgradable to a higher Android version. The Motion comes with Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 chip that has 14 nm manufacturing process. The chips have eight cores running at 2.0 GHz. The Qualcomm chip has an Adreno 506 GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) for it.

This device comes with a 4 GB RAM and has just one versions of internal memory which is 32 GB internal memory. But the internal memory can be expanded up to 512 GB using a microSD card. The internal memory would have been higher when compared to Blackberry Priv that has a 3 GB RAM and equivalent 32 GB internal memory.

BlackBerry Motion Camera

The BlackBerry Motion comes with just a single rear camera of 18 megapixels. The Motion has an aperture of f/2.0 aperture, dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama. You can capture 4K videos with the BlackBerry Motion and other lower qualities. Thus you have 4K videos at 30fps for 10s amounting to 46 MB, 1080p video at 30fps for 10s amounting to 21MB and also 1080p video at 60fps for 10s amounting to 24 MB.

The selfie camera is 8 MP camera on BlackBerry Motion. The selfie camera comes with a video recording resolution of 720 pixels.

The BlackBerry Motion’s camera app is clear for both fundamental and propelled users alike. Before we get to manual controls, how about we cover all the camera’s highlights first.

The camera app has two segments of controls. The left side has the Settings alternate route, HDR flip, viewpoint ratio settings, timer, and flash settings. On the right side, beginning from the best, is an easy route for live filters, camera modes, the shutter button, front/raise camera flip, and an alternate way to the photo display.

To actuate manual controls, you need to change the simple first section in the settings. Remember when you empower manual controls, they remain over the viewfinder screen. You can even now take photos in programmed, yet regardless you’ll have the capacity to perceive what settings the camera is tuned to. This is an intriguing approach from a propelled camera client’s point of view.

The settings allow you to change the face detection, focus, grid lines, image quality and you can mute the shutter key sound. Locker mode gives you a chance to take photos or videos and store them straightforwardly into the BlackBerry Locker. This is finished by tapping on the home button (without discouraging it) to snap a picture or video. It’s important that a finger shouldn’t be enrolled so as to shoot in locker mode.

Connectivity and Sensors

The BlackBerry Motion has a Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct and a hotspot. A 4.2 version of Bluetooth is on the device, as it comes with an A-GPS and also an NFC. It has an FM radio. The USB port is USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector.

The device comes with a Fingerprint that is mounted at the front. It also has an accelerometer, a gyro, a proximity and a compass.

Talking about the network technology, we have 2G bands (GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only), 3G bands (HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100) and 4G bands (LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 19(800), 20(800), 26(850), 28(700), 32(1500), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) – BBD100-6 (EU, Global)) and LTE band 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 66(1700/2100) – BBD100-2 (USA)).

The connectivity speed for HSPA is 42.2 Mbps download and 5.76 Mbps upload, LTE-A (3CA) Cat9 is 450 Mbps download and 50 Mbps upload.

BlackBerry Motion Software and Applications

It is pre-installed with messaging features like SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM and BBM. The browser is HTML5. Blackberry preinstalled cool software like Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 3.0), Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 3.0), MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player, Xvid/MP4/H.264 player, Photo/video editor and a Document viewer.

The OS designed for the Motion has an unmistakable Vanilla Android look and believe and is by all accounts very near stock. That implies, there is for all intents and purposes no bloatware to discuss, well, except if you have no requirement for the broad BlackBerry app suite, yet that sounds increasingly like an instance of wrong desires. In any case, BlackBerry has made a point to include a couple of contacts all over for additional efficiency, which we will make certain to call attention to.

Beginning off with the lock screen, it is the typical undertaking – a major clock, slide to unlock and a team of unlock alternate routes at the base – phone and camera. Sharp spectators will most likely notice the marginally abnormal notice symbol underneath the clock, which is a piece of Blackberry’s custom notice gathering system, however more on that in a bit.

BlackBerry ran with Google’s default photo and video viewing app: Google Photos. The Gallery isn’t as direct or instinctive as other custom display apps, yet there are loads of highlights and services accessible for Google Photos users, regardless of whether you quit Google Photo’s reinforcement service. BlackBerry Motion price which is around $400 seems good for the apps that can work on the device.

You can manage and edit collections and photos. Editing instruments are in abundance, and you can trim, rotate, apply filters, lighten/darken and change levels of the photos. What you won’t discover is an approach to scrawl or draw on photos, nor are there any stickers.

On the off chance that you do utilize Google’s Photos service, backing up your photos will empower a couple of cool highlights. Face acknowledgment and watchword seek (it will even perceive your pet), consequently created arrangements and video montages, and you can even request a physical photobook straightforwardly from Google. Hit the “Free up space” choice to clear just the photos and videos officially sponsored up to Google Photos.

The Video player is extremely fundamental. There’s solitary an advancement bar, a share button, and a flip to circle the video. There is no help for captions, swipe-to-seek, or playback speed alternative. You can edit videos taken with the phone, however it’s solitary constrained to trimming, pivoting, and stabilizing.

Android Messages is the default SMS application for Android. You can expect a truly direct SMS involvement with a lot of sharing choices. Android Messages has gradually increased some clever highlights in the course of recent months like sticker packs (like Allo), sending and asking for cash (by means of Google Wallet), and fundamental area sharing.

Google’s default music player is here too. Google Play Music offers a substantial gathering of music to stream, or you can transfer up to 50,000 of your own MP3 tracks from your PC that you would then be able to stream from anyplace. You can likewise pick to pay for Google’s music membership that additionally incorporates boundless skips and no promotions.

YouTube Red additionally comes packaged in business sectors where it’s accessible. Beside no more video promotions, you can download videos to watch disconnected, screen-off playback, and access to YouTube Red’s select substance.

BlackBerry Motion Price and Battery

A non-removable Li-Ion battery of 4000 mAh powers the device. The Snapdragon 808 on the device supports quick charge 2.0 which gives 26% charge from 0% in 30 minutes. Its talk time is up to 23 hours on 3G mode. BlackBerry Motion price is about $410.



With Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808 chipset having a dual-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A57 & quad-core 1.44 GHz Cortex-A53 and an Adreno 418 GPU, the device goes well on executing tasks except for the camera that freezes at some points. The 3GB RAM powers an internal memory of 32 GB on an Android operating system of 5.1.1 Lollipop which is upgradable to version Android version 6.

The 5.5 inches’ screen that has a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels is an IPS LCD touchscreen with a pixel density of 403 ppi that has flat edge touchscreen.

The rear camera is 12 MP which is a smaller camera if considering the 18 MP camera on BlackBerry Priv. The camera has a PDAF, an aperture of f/2.0, a dual-tone LED flash, an HDR, and a multi-frame low light enhancement. It can record videos of about 4K at 30fps, 1080p at 30fps with video stabilization (EIS).  The front camera is 8 MP front-facing camera has a fixed focus with an aperture of f/2.2 aperture, capable of recording 1080p at 30fps.

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