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BlackBerry Motion

alaTest has collected and analyzed 78 reviews of BlackBerry Motion. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the performance and design are on the whole positive. The usability and size are also mentioned favorably, but there are mixed views on the sound and price. There are some less positive comments about the camera.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry Motion is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Christian de Looper (

BlackBerry Motion review


The BlackBerry Motion is a good phone, but it's marred by a high price tag.

Excellent battery life ; Simple and useful software ; Timely security updates ; IP67 water resistant

Sub-par performance for price ; Lackluster camera ; Expensive

The BlackBerry Motion has performance that can get you through the day, stunning battery life, and top-notch security, but it’s far too expensive.

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : Dan Seifert (

BlackBerry Motion review: moving backwards


Why bother?

Long battery life ; Great build quality

Sluggish performance ; Dated, clumsy design ; Outdated software ; Mediocre camera

Feb, 2018

Expert review by : Thomas Meyer (

BlackBerry Motion Smartphone Review


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...

a lot of business and security features ; water and dust resistant case ; great battery life

disappointing camera ; relatively slow processor ; dim display

The heydays of the BlackBerry OS are long over, however BlackBerry smartphones are still going after business users - and so is the BlackBerry Motion. Unfortunately, this smartphone does not come with the latest version of Android (8.1 Oreo) and...

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : Stephen Schenck (

BlackBerry Motion Review


It's time to check out the full-touch BlackBerry Motion. Even with much more traditional-looking smartphone hardware (no physical keyboard), is there enough of a BlackBerry edge here to help the phone stand out?

Top-notch battery life ; Waterproofing is a welcome addition ; Reasonably attractive design ; Powerful BB software suite

Camera can be hit-and-miss ; Cheap-feeling home button ; Unsatisfying speaker

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Jason Bouwmeester (

BlackBerry Motion review: A well built IP67-rated mid-range phone with fantastic battery life


Our BlackBerry Motion review takes a look at the fullscreen BlackBerry device which, while losing the physical keyboard, gains in an IP67 waterproof rating.

Solid design for a mid-range device ; Comfortable to hold ; Plenty of productivity apps ; Very customizable, especially with the BlackBerry Hub ; Great battery life ; Fairly decent sound

Convenience key can't be disabled ; Camera could be better ; Price could be lower considering some of the recent price cuts to higher-end phones

Dec, 2017

Expert review by (

​BlackBerry Motion review: A business-class mid-ranger with excellent battery life


The BlackBerry Motion is the second handset to come from BlackBerry Mobile: TCL Communication now licences the BlackBerry brand for smartphones (TCL also makes Alcatel handsets and some under its own name too). The first smartphone from this deal, the...

Solid build quality ; IP67 dust and water resistance ; Useful BlackBerry software on top of Android 7.1 ; Customisable convenience button

Moderate performance ; Only 32GB of internal storage ; Average cameras

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Adam Ismail (

BlackBerry Motion Review: A Very Particular Set of Skills


Despite its uninspired looks, there's actually a lot under the surface that differentiates BlackBerry's latest smartphone from the horde of budget options available to Android users. But is the premium worth it?

Secure ; Long battery life ; Helpful software for productivity users ; Great display

Expensive relative to comparable phones ; Bulky, boring design ; Underwhelming specs

BlackBerry's latest Android smartphone opts for a bigger screen instead of a physical keyboard, but brings the same focus on productivity and security.

Jan, 2018

Expert review by (

BlackBerry Motion Debuts, But More Keyboard Phones Coming


The touchscreen-based BlackBerry Motion goes on sale this week, but TCL has more keyboard-based BlackBerry phones planned for 2018.

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : Eric M. Zeman (

Review: BlackBerry Motion


The latest collaboration between BlackBerry Mobile and TCL is the Motion, a large slab that runs Android and boasts BlackBerry's powerful productivity tools. Mobile pros will be happy with features such as BlackBerry Hub and the Productivity Tab, while...

BlackBerry and TCL have put together a fine productivity machine in the Motion. It may be a bit on the big and burly side, but it delivers on the basics needed to keep mobile pros working all day long.

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Lanh Nguyen (

Blackberry Motion review: A KEYone without the keyboard


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...

Industrial design ; Metal build ; IP67 protection ; Expandable storage ; Long lasting battery life ; Stock-like Android experience with useful BlackBerry add-ons

Camera performs poorly in low light ; Limited availability

Dec, 2017

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:4000
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:4.4

Call Management

Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating alert:Y


Auto focus:Y
Built-in flash:Y
Digital Zoom:4
Face detection:Y
Front camera aperture number:2.2
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Image Stabilizer:Y
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera aperture number:2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera type:Single camera
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:2160p
Zoom capability:Y


Color of product:Black
Fingerprint reader:Y
Form Factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP67


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:5.5
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Type:IPS
Pixel density:403
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N


Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y


Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AWB, FLAC, IMY, Mid, MP3, MXMF, OGG, OTA, WAV, XMF / AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AWB, FLAC, IMY, Mid, MP3, MXMF, OGG, OTA, WAV, XMF, eAAC+
FM radio:Y
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,3GPP,ASF,AVI,MKV,MOV,MPEG4,WEBM / 3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,MKV,MOV,MPEG4,WEBM


Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Position location:Y


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G standards:HSPA+
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth version:4.2 LE / 4.2 LE EDR
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other Features

Google applications:Google Chrome,Google Drive,Google Hangouts,Google Maps,Google Now,Google Play,YouTube


Flight mode:Y
Graphics adapter:Adreno 505 / Adreno 506
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Lunar calendar, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Support for contact groups:Y
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0


64-bit computing:Y
Processor cores:8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2
Processor model:625 / 626


Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:7.1 Nougat


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
Internal storage capacity:32
Maximum memory card size:2000
RAM capacity:4


Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Chrome,Google Drive,Google Hangouts,Google Maps,Google Now,Google Play,YouTube

Weight & Dimensions