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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.


Design


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.


Display


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 Though it’s a slightly outdated resolution, you can expect it to offer good quality and clarity.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.


Cameras


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