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The main characteristic of the smartphones of the company BlackBerry is the presence of of the physical keyboard with a variety of small buttons. With their help, you can quickly type text messages, communicate in email, search for Google.

Not all smartphones BlackBerry have a keyboard. The new BlackBerry Motion appeared at the end of 2017 and does not have the keyboard. This is a typical rectangular smartphone with a touch screen. Its diagonal is 5.5 inches, there are several buttons on the edges of the case. If you do not pay attention to the BlackBerry logo, you can easily confuse it with any other Android smartphone.

This is especially sad in the light of the high price, which in Russia can reach 40,000 rubles. The availability of BlackBerry Motion in our country is limited than and enjoyed by a few suppliers. Despite the large battery, the processor has been two years old, and the camera is mediocre. In addition, the design of the device is large and clumsy, keep it in hand is not too comfortable.

Autonomy is the main advantage of BlackBerry Motion. Thanks to the battery capacity 4000 mAh, developers promise 32 hours of operation between recharging. The smartphone is able to stretch the full day at high load, and is still enough to begin next. Quick Charge 3.0 quick recharging standard allows you to quickly replenish the battery through the connector USB-C. The desired adapter entered the package, but there is no support for wireless recharging.

You read the review of the view from the portal Theverge.com, The original material was published on February 9, 2017.

It is also worth praise the quality of the assembly. This is a sweaturated device with a polished metal surface and a soft rubberized back side. Buttons are clearly clicking, all connectors and holes are made with high accuracy. In addition, there is protection against water and dust IP67, which will increase the durability of the device. With this smartphone, many will be able to do without a cover. Unfortunately, this strength is reflected in the rectangular form of the device, which does not increase the convenience of wearing in your pocket.

Not counting the quality of assembly and autonomy, BlackBerry Motion has some drawbacks. The reasons for high autonomy are not that there is a large battery, but in the use of an average processor Snapdragon 625 of two-year prescription. This chip was previously used in the devices with a high work duration likeMotorolaMoto Z Play 2016 and BlackBerry Keyone 2017. According to modern standards, it cannot be named rapid, which is visible by the speed of work BlackBerry Motion. The device hesitantly opens applications and slows down while scrolling. It is noticeably slower than smartphones Motorola, which indicates not the best software optimization. It's frustrating that BlackBerry and BlackBerry-branded smartphone company TCL are using such an old processor in 2018.

The only 1080p screen also contributes to long-term performance, although this is not a problem. This is an average screen with a 16:9 aspect ratio on LCD technology, the brightness and color reproduction of which can be called adequate. It has a diagonal of 5.5 inches, but the large bezels at the top and bottom make the smartphone look bigger than it could be. For comparison,OnePlus5T for 30,000 rubles. has a OLED panel that is nice to look at and has a modern 18:9 aspect ratio. At the same time, the case size is the same as in the model under consideration, and a powerful chip Snapdragon 835 is used.

The 12MP rear camera and 8MP front camera are slow but workable. Photos will not stand out. The camera app is quite simple, although it has a number of additional features such as exposure control.

In terms of software, BlackBerry Motion runs on Android 7.1.1 instead of the more recent Android Oreo. BlackBerry keeps its smartphones up-to-date with security patches quite quickly, but new versions are being rolled out very slowly, so it is unlikely that this model will be updated to Android 8 anytime soon. functions in preinstalled work apps like Messenger BBM and Notes. Reminders with future events, unread messages, to-do lists are available with a gesture on a tab on the home screen, which is quite useful. Unfortunately, the hub is still not very friendly with Google accounts, there are not many modern features here. For example, smart notifications and one-click unsubscribes.

As a result, we can say that the BlackBerry Motion will not be a device for everyone. Many of the characteristics that define BlackBerry smartphones are missing here, and it is outperformed by many Android devices from other manufacturers at the same price. These areOnePlus5T, Motorola Moto Z2 Play and Moto X4, where the design is better, newer processor and operating system.

Only good battery life stands out here, but that may not be enough to make up for the sub-average speed, clunky design, and mediocre camera.

Pros

  • autonomy
  • build quality

Cons

  • performance
  • not the best appearance
  • outdated software
  • weak camera