BlackBerry Evolve Review, Full Specs, Advantages

BlackBerry Evolve arrives as a smartphone that distinguishes itself from the age-long BlackBerry phones we always knew. This device, although a BlackBerry product, is loyal to the Android kingdom with the anticipation of its release as an Android Oreos 8.1 smartphone.

First to note is that those who don’t want to spend much cash on smartphones but want something in the mid-range level performance when it comes to chipsets and performance can go for this device; BlackBerry Evolve is a good choice.

Design and Screen Preview

The screen is beautiful. It looks very much like Android and Windows phones that are popular now in the smartphone markets. The body and screen are long and wide enough for you to enjoy watching your favorite movies. That’s an improvement over the ‘veteran’ BlackBerry phones of heydays.

No QWERTY board! Alas, someone may say, that is an aspect that BlackBerry can’t do without. But the company has done without it. It’s sort of like if you can’t beat them, join them. What this means is that holding a BlackBerry Evolve in the palm of your hands make you feel an exciting sensation.

See below for more detailed features of the device

NETWORKTechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTE
LAUNCHESAnnounced2018, August
StatusComing soon. Exp. release 2018, August
BODYDimensions
Weight
SIMSingle SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAYTypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size5.99 inches, 92.6 cm2
Resolution1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)
MultitouchYes
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5
PLATFORMOSAndroid 8.1 (Oreo)
ChipsetQualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450
CPUOcta-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUAdreno 506
MEMORYCard SlotmicroSD, up to 256 GB
Internal64 GB, 4 GB RAM
MAIN CAMERADual13 MP, 1/3.1″, 1.12µm, PDAF
13 MP, 1/3.1″, 1.12µm, PDAF
FeaturesDual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama
Video[email protected]
SELFIE CAMERASingle16 MP
FeaturesLED flash
Video[email protected]
SOUNDAlert TypesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
LoudspeakerYes
3.5mm jackYes
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMSWLANYes
BluetoothYes
GPSYes, with A-GPS
RadioFM radio
USB2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
FEATURESSensorsFingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
MessagingSMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM, BBM
BrowserHTML5
– Fast battery charging
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery

Camera Specs

The BlackBerry Evolve has a dual camera setup as you can also find in Evolve X. The camera is 13 MP in two places. Both boast 3L8 sensors. The Evolve is capable of HDR, an aspect missing from its big brother Evolve X.  You can count on this as one advantage.

On the other hand, the selfie snapper is 16 MP equipped with LED flash. Count on the camera power if you one of those who can’t do without taking high-resolution pictures.

Battery Power and Charging

BlackBerry Evolve sports 4000 mAh battery which commentators say is large enough. However, unlike its big brother Evolve X, the Evolve misses out on wireless charging. Also, it doesn’t possess the ability for quick charging wherein the power is enough to give a spectacular battery life.

Platform and Memory

The Evolve comes with 4 GB RAM. That isn’t up to the Evolve X capacities which moves up to 6 GB RAM. The processor is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, against Evolve X 660 chipset. Not too bad for users who haven’t tasted anything higher than those in the past.

Pricing and Availability

For BlackBerry Evolve, the performance is a little lower than that of Evolve X. Therefore, pricing will be lower. At this time, speculations have it that the price tag for BlackBerry Evolve is around $365, not bad because it’s a little lower than the price of Evolve X.

The Evolve will be out in the market by mid-September as Amazon exclusive although its release will be sometime in the month of August. The two phones should hit the market at once. Surprisingly, those who love fancy colors will find the phones available only in black.

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