Blackberry is back into the market better than before, we all know blackberry to have a very high-quality camera, premium design, soft feel, nice buttons, high performances and so on but it went out of the competition when it sold out BBM.
Blackberry has now decided to go fully into using the Android OS on its smartphones but most of the phones by Blackberry has not been sold in the African stores yet but are expected to because Africa is one of the best places to market new products especially smartphones because of it’s high internet consumption especially in Nigeria.
Here is everything you need to know about the BB Evolve and Evolve X.
DESIGN AND DISPLAY
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The design adopted on the BB Evolve and Evolve X is premium without the physical keyboard we are used to. The devices feature a triple camera design with dual at the rear and single on the front, a Corning Gorilla glass 5 with an oleophobic coating that makes display ultra resistant to scratch and it further improves the ability to withstand getting broken when dropped.
The series 7 aluminum makes the device looks more beautiful, stronger and lighter plus an iconic BlackBerry texture back with a soft feel and a nice grip to feel comfortable when you hold the device.
The BlackBerry Evolve and Evolve X feature a wide-screen with an aspect ratio of 18:9, a 5.99 FHD+ LTPS display with 2160 x 1080 pixels resolution resulting up to 403 PPI which gives a cinematic experience and consuming less power. The display really didn’t disappoint with it black showing well but not as the OLED display but it great with colors.
The display further features sunlight mode, reading mode, a standard mode with color temperature adjustment.
Both devices feature a dual camera at the back with the Evolve having a 13MP primary and secondary camera with 5P lens + f/2.0 aperture, a dual tone LED flashlight which further enhances color, phase detection, 4X auto-focus that captures shots of moving objects or person, 2K video recording at 40 fps, modes like panorama, burst mode, bokeh mode and RGB + Mono for low light enhancement. To the front is a 16MP snapper with a 5P lens, f/2.0 aperture which might take in low light but it does well because it supported with a selfie flashlight, and it the selfie cam features modes like bokeh, studio mode plus a selfie timer, face recognition sensor, HDR, live filters, and video image stabilization to steady shots and video recording when your hand is shaking.
The Evolve X has a different camera spec which is better than the Evolve, Evolve X is the pro version.
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The performance of BlackBerry mobile phones are always reliable back in the days and they have even upgraded. The BB Evolve is powered by Snapdragon 450 Octa-core processor clocked at the speed of 1.8GHz coupled with 4GB of LPDDR4X RAM to make apps run more flexible, a 64GB internal memory to further boost the operations performed and can be expanded up to 256GB using a memory card. To the testing of this smartphone, apps open at a great speed and launching of games are do not take forever fully load and that takes us to the GPU adopted, it is equipped with Adreno 506 which produces nice graphics.
POWER, OS, AND OTHER’S
The device houses a 4,000mAh battery capacity which is non-removable and it Lithium Polymer battery type which is ok, the BB Evolve can last up to 21 days on standby mode, 24 hours of talk time and 45 hours of music playtime. It further supports a fast charge 3.0 plus a USB Type-C and a wireless charging technology.
Users get a battery saving mode too which gives options for profile preferences.
BlackBerry Evolve runs on the Google OS Android 8.1 Oreo and hopes to receive the 9.1 Pie update and everything that comes with it, it comes with Google based pre-installed apps like the Google Photo, Youtube and over 3.3 million apps on the Google play store. The OS performs smoothly and it clean.
The BB Evolve features the face unlock technology which practically unlocks the device within 0.4s which good, a Dolby audio sound and finally, users get monthly security updates to keep the device away from threats.
The Blackberry Evolve price is $365 which is equivalent to almost 133k Naira.