BlackBerry Motion And Samsung Galaxy S8 Comparison – Specs, Features & Price

In case you’re searching for another smartphone at this moment, it’s difficult to look past Samsung’s most latest releases. The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are eye-catching, curved beauties that boast an impressive set of features. Notwithstanding, the more moderate BlackBerry Motion is likewise hitting the market, and on the off chance that you harbor fond memories of the physical keyboards that marked BlackBerry’s peak, it may just reel you in.

These two Android smartphones really have many similarities. For somewhat more help choosing, read on as we dive into the specs and features BlackBerry’s Motion against Samsung’s Galaxy S8.

Blackberry Motion and Samsung Galaxy 8 Comparison


BlackBerry Motion

Samsung Galaxy S8

Size 149.1 × 72.4 × 9.4 mm (5.87 × 2.85 × 0.37 inches) 148.9 × 68.1 × 8.0mm (5.9 × 2.7 × 0.3-inches)
Weight 180g 155g
Screen 5.5-inch IPS LCD 5.8-inch AMOLED
System chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 8953 Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Processor Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Graphics processor Adreno 506 Adreno 540
System memory 4 GB RAM 4 GB RAM
Built-in storage 32 GB 64 GB
Resolution (pixels) 1,080 × 1,620 (433 pixels per inch) 2,960 × 1,440 (570ppi)
OS Android 7.1.1 Nougat Android 7.0 Nougat
MicroSD card slot Yes Yes
NFC support Yes Yes
Connectivity GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
Camera 12MP rear, 8MP front 12MP rear with OIS, 8MP front
Video 2,160p at 30fps 2,160p at 30fps
Bluetooth Yes, version 4.2 Yes, version 5.0
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, iris scanner
Quick Charging Yes Yes
Wireless Charging No Yes, Qi and PMA
Ports USB-C, headphone jack USB-C, headphone jack
Marketplace Google Play Store Google Play Store
Color offerings Black Black, silver, orchid grey, blue
Device type Smart phone Smart phone
Materials Accents: Aluminum Main body: Glass; Accents: Aluminum
Features Fingerprint (touch) Iris scanner, Fingerprint (touch)
Rugged Water, Dust resistant Water, Dust resistant
Colors Black, Gold, Silver, Purple, Pink, Blue
Storage expansion microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 2000 GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 256 GB
Battery  Capacity 4000 mAh 3000 mAh
Type Not user replaceable, Li – Ion Not user replaceable, Li – Ion


In terms of performance and raw power, this is a walkover for the Galaxy S8. Samsung’s smartphone sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, Snapdragon 625 that you’ll find in the BlackBerry Motion. You’ll also find 4GB of RAM in the S8 also Motion’s 4GB of RAM. If you don’t care about cutting edge performance and the latest games, then the Motion should still have enough under the hood to satisfy, but it’s a distant second here. The bottom line is that the S8 should be faster at loading apps and games, and snappier when swiping around.

Design, display, and durability:

The Galaxy S8 could be the most attractive smartphone we’ve ever used. Curved glass edges melt into a rounded metal frame seamlessly. By ditching the physical Home button, Samsung has maximized the screen, packing an impressively large display into a svelte body. The build quality is impeccable. The BlackBerry Motion by contrast feels very chunky, but it does also have a very slightly curved screen that folds into an aluminum body.

Moving onto the screen itself, Samsung is the clear leader in the smartphone market with its Super AMOLED technology, and the S8 offers 5.8 inches of bright, vibrant, clarity.

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The BlackBerry Motion has an unusual, slightly squat, 5.5-inch display, because the front of the handset must accommodate that keyboard. It is respectably sharp, but it can’t compete with the best.

If durability is important to you, then things are less clear-cut. The S8 boasts an IP68 rating, which means it can take a dunk without dying. But when it comes to potential drop damage that edge display is awfully fragile and expensive to fix, whereas the Motion has a solid frame to protect it and is designed to be able to withstand a tumble or two.

Battery life and charging:

With a whopping 4,000mAh battery, the BlackBerry Motion has enough power to keep on ticking for a long time. Coupled with a smaller, lower resolution screen, we expect that battery to last perhaps well more than a days between charges, but we’ll have to test it out to make sure. The Galaxy S8 has a decent 3,000mAh battery which delivers average day-long performance.

Both phones have USB Type-C ports for fast charging, but only the Galaxy S8 supports wireless charging on both the Qi and PMA standards. Obviously, if wireless charging is important to you, the lack of support in the Motion could be a deal-breaker, but it scrapes a narrow win here for the longer battery life.


The BlackBerry Motion and Galaxy S8 are neck-and-neck in the camera department with both sporting a 12-megapixel main camera, and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. There’s also phase detection autofocus, HDR, and 4K video recording, but that’s where the similarities end. In reality, the S8 is far superior with larger sensors for better low-light performance, extras like optical image stabilization, and snappier performance.


While the S8 ships with Android 7.0 Nougat and Samsung’s TouchWiz UI on top, the BlackBerry Motion boasts the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat and it’s almost stock. Samsung offers some interesting and useful extras including, smart gestures and shortcuts, iris scanning as an unlock method, special Edge screen panels, and the Bixby assistant, though we’re not too impressed with the latter in its current form.  You can even get the DeX dock to use the S8 as a desktop replacement.

BlackBerry folds its suite of apps into the mix and some tweaks to make better use of the keyboard, which also supports gestures. One important factor in the Motion’s favor is the commitment to regular

Our Conclusion

Looking at the differences, it is my opinion that the Blackberry motion seems to give more value for money than the Galaxy S8.

It has Slightly lower display despite they both have the same screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixel, bigger battery of  4000mAh to 3000mAh.As we all know, If you are focusing on the Africa market, the battery capacity on the device is very important also Lower selling price. also, both have an edge of  12megapixels selfie camera  and that may as well not be real as both give clearer pictures. Also, the Blackberry motion, can get up to 2000GB with via a microSD card storage capacity.

Meanwhile, If you can overlook the battery capacity difference and the extended storage capacity, Samsung Galaxy S8 could be your choice and ready to pay more as well.

Price and availability:

The Galaxy S8 has romped several categories in this comparison and that starts to make more sense when you compare the pricing. The BlackBerry Motion is significantly cheaper than the S8.You can shop for you smartphones at JUMIA store



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