Monday, 6 August 2018

Blackberry launched two new phones you shouldn't buy

Blackberry Evolve and Blackberry Evolve X

 Blackberry along with it's Indian manufacturing partner Optiemus has unveiled two new smartphones few days back that are Blackberry Evolve and Blackberry Evolve X. Both the phones have a lot of things in common like design, display, battery and many other features. Both these phones don't come with any keyboard for which Blackberry is really famous for. They are just touchscreen phones. With these phones blackberry is trying to do something different. So let's see which features Blackberry has offered in this smartphones.

 Blackberry Evolve and Blackberry Evolve X have exactly same design. They have same dimensions and weight as well. The phones come with a screen size of 5.99" which is an IPS LCD screen. This display has small bezels and has an aspect ratio of 18:9. The resolution of this display is 1080*2160 pixels. But there is no notch on the display of the phone. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on front. Back of both the phones is textured. So the grip of the phone seems to be really good. It will be really solid to hold in hand.

 The main difference between two phones is their chipset. Blackberry Evolve X is powered by Qualcomm snapdragon 660 chipset which is an octa core chipset with four kryo cloaked at 2.2GHz each and other four kryo 260 cores cloaked at 1.8 GHz each. For better graphics there is Adreno 512 GPU. This chip is really good but at this price blackberry should go with some better chip. But the performance of the smartphone will still be really good.
Blackberry Evolve is powered by Qualcomm snapdragon 450 chipset which is an octa core chip with eight cortex A-53 cores cloaked at 1.8GHz each. Here the case is also same as that with Evolve X. For graphics there is Adreno 506 GPU. Blackberry comes with 64GB,4GB memory configuration while Blackberry Evolve X comes with 64GB/6GB.

 Camera specs of these two phones is also different. Blackberry Evolve X comes with dual camera setup with 12MP,f/1.8+13MP,f/2.6 shooter. Here the secondary lens is telephoto lens. This camera can record videos upto 1080p @30fps. The front camera on this is a 16MP shooter.  
Blackberry Evolve also has dual camera setup but this has different setup. It has 13MP,1/3.1"+13MP,1/3.1" shooter. Here the setup is RGB + monochrome. Here also the front camera is same 16MP,f/2.0 shooter.

Both the phones comes with fingerprint scanner and also there is face unlocking feature on both of these. Both of them come with 4000 mah battery and they have USB Type-C port to power it up. There is support for Quick Charge 3.0 for fast charging. Blackberry Evolve X also has wireless charging. The phones are powered by Android 8.1 and it comes with company's in house DTEK security platform. Blackberry Evolve is priced at around 24990 INR and Evolve X is priced at 34990 INR which translates to around $365 and $510 respectively. Blackberry Evolve will be available in late August and Evolve X will be available from mid September.


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