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BlackBerry Motion Review – A Big-Screen, Mid-Range Phone With A Solid Design And Good Security

The BlackBerry Motion is a more mainstream offering from BlackBerry compared to the older models. It comes with some useful features of the competing devices, ditches the classic BlackBerry keyboard, and is more affordable than the manufacturer’s previous releases. While you get many of the standard-issue features like a 12MP camera and a 1080p LCD display, the BlackBerry Motion offers an enormous battery pack and some serious security enhancements, something that matters the most for business people. Let’s have a detailed BlackBerry Motion review to learn what else is on offer.


The handset is designed with a smart aluminum trim around its edges, adding class and bulk to this mid-range device. Its back panel looks elegant with a textured carbon fiber pattern. The BlackBerry logo is embossed in the middle in silver, just below the metallic (actually plastic) strip that runs across horizontally and hosts the rear camera in a corner.

On the front, it has a big screen as the manufacturer decided to ditch the physical keyboard on this phone. However, there is a physical home button on its massive bezel, which also features a fingerprint sensor. The bezel also hosts the capacitive Apps and Back buttons to escort the home key.

Surprisingly, there are no buttons on the left edge, and it only hosts the SIM tray. The right edge is crammed with the volume rocker, power key, and convenience key. The bottom edge features a USB-C port, speaker, and 3.5mm headphone jack.


The BlackBerry Motion features a 5.5” IPS LCD display with a 1080p resolution and 401ppi pixel density. Though it’s a slightly outdated resolution, you can expect it to offer good quality and clarity. The screen also has a ‘proprietary nano-diamond anti-scratch coating’ and doesn’t scratch easily.

Overall, the brightness is decent, the colors are saturated enough, and the color temperature is adjustable from the settings.


The BlackBerry Motion doesn’t come with a fancy dual-camera setup on its rear, and it’s understandable for a mid-ranger too. You only get a single 12MP rear camera with an f/2.0 aperture. The front camera is an 8MP affair with an f/2.2 aperture. The main camera offers fast-focus, dual-tone LED flash, and phase-detection auto-focus capabilities. It can also shoot 4K videos at 30 fps.

The cameras can capture decent and clear shots in good lighting conditions, but sometimes the highlights are blown out. In a low-light setting, colors quickly get muddy while the edges soften noticeably.


The handset comes equipped with a Snapdragon 625 chip. Though it’s an octa-core processor with eight 2.0GHz Cortex-A53 cores, it’s a bit outdated. There is 4GB of RAM on offer to support the processor, making it a capable device in terms of performance. Overall, the performance is snappy, but it does run slow at times. As for storage, you only get 32GB of space with this phone.

Battery Life

The BlackBerry Motion has got an enormous battery, packing a 4000mAh cell inside. It will keep your Motion going all day long, and that too twice. Even with heavy usage, you’ll have a significant amount of juice left to start the next day.

Even though the looks aren’t too inspiring, the BlackBerry Motion brings a horde of useful features for a budget phone like this. The display looks good, the camera gives some solid shots, and the processor is decent too. What sets it apart from other phones offering the same features is the security enhancements and BlackBerry’s software. We bring you the best deals at Bulk Mobiles – the UK’s trusted provider of smartphones. Explore your options now and pick the best phones!

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