1. Amaroni's Avatar
    Just received my BlackBerry Evolve. First impressions in comparison to the Motion is that the Evolve is a better device. It has a bigger screen with no big lip.

    The phone is lighter than the Motion and thinner .

    It has the customary textured backing which gives it that BlackBerry feel.

    The fingerprint scanner is on the back of the phone, which is fine once you figure out which finger to use.

    All normal BlackBerry apps ( except TCL locker ) are present and work as expected.

    I haven't tested the cameras as yet but will do shortly.

    The dual sim aspect is a big plus however if you use two sims you don't have the use of an sd card however with 64 gb capacity I think I am covered .

    No convenience key but really that's not an issue because I hardly used it when using the Motion.

    The Evolve is more like an upgrade for the Z30 (which is my personal phone).

    So far I am very impressed and pleasantly surprised how good the Evolve is !!!
    Jake2826 and Akure4Life like this.
    12-03-18 06:03 PM
  2. conite's Avatar
    Just received my BlackBerry Evolve. First impressions in comparison to the Motion is that the Evolve is a better device. It has a bigger screen with no big lip.

    The phone is lighter than the Motion and thinner .

    It has the customary textured backing which gives it that BlackBerry feel.

    The fingerprint scanner is on the back of the phone, which is fine once you figure out which finger to use.

    All normal BlackBerry apps ( except TCL locker ) are present and work as expected.

    I haven't tested the cameras as yet but will do shortly.

    The dual sim aspect is a big plus however if you use two sims you don't have the use of an sd card however with 64 gb capacity I think I am covered .

    No convenience key but really that's not an issue because I hardly used it when using the Motion.

    The Evolve is more like an upgrade for the Z30 (which is my personal phone).

    So far I am very impressed and pleasantly surprised how good the Evolve is !!!
    What about the fact that you only have LTE bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 40, and 41 ? Yikes.

    Band 20 is the most popular band in the UK, but you can get by with 3 and 7 on some networks.
    Last edited by conite; 12-03-18 at 10:34 PM.
    12-03-18 08:07 PM
  3. Amaroni's Avatar
    So glad you checked because Vodafone uses band 7 . The purpose of purchasing the device was to test it just because I was intrigued as to the quality and functionality having tested the Key one and the Motion . 😁
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    12-03-18 10:45 PM
  4. conite's Avatar
    So glad you checked because Vodafone uses band 7 . The purpose of purchasing the device was to test it just because I was intrigued as to the quality and functionality having tested the Key one and the Motion .
    Consider yourself lucky. The Evolve is essentially dead in the Americas because of our LTE bands here.
    12-04-18 12:34 AM
  5. Amaroni's Avatar
    I do consider myself lucky, I use a Blackberry and am proud to do so !
    12-04-18 01:25 AM
  6. dakid72's Avatar
    I do consider myself lucky, I use a Blackberry and am proud to do so !
    No pics to make us even more jealous!?!
    12-04-18 09:38 AM
  7. Amaroni's Avatar
    Now why would I do that ?
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    12-04-18 01:17 PM
  8. Keith Aubin's Avatar
    Beautiful phone,, wish I could have one over here in the USA!!
    12-04-18 01:51 PM
  9. dakid72's Avatar
    Now why would I do that ?
    I want an Evolve X so badly and that looks marvelous.
    12-04-18 03:37 PM
  10. Amaroni's Avatar
    First full day of use and the phone performed flawlessly. The fingerprint scanner is super fast (faster than the Motion). it's great not having any physical buttons on the phone. However the downside is the temptation to swipe as with BB10. Call quality has been very clear and I love the fact that I can choose which sim I use to make a call or send a text, ( I can set it to automatically use one or the other ). With one incoming call I even got a notification that is could be a spam call !!! . No WiFi issues or mobile data issues at all. I did try the camera and the image quality is far superior to that of the Motion and is comparable with the Key One . I am not a photography expert so can't really comment too much on image quality comparisons . The dolby speakers are an improvement on the Motion but not as good as the Z30. For the price of £250, in my opinion this phone outshines the current TCL offering ( exception Key Two, haven't tried that one yet )
    12-04-18 04:23 PM
  11. Akure4Life's Avatar
    First full day of use and the phone performed flawlessly. The fingerprint scanner is super fast (faster than the Motion). it's great not having any physical buttons on the phone. However the downside is the temptation to swipe as with BB10. Call quality has been very clear and I love the fact that I can choose which sim I use to make a call or send a text, ( I can set it to automatically use one or the other ). With one incoming call I even got a notification that is could be a spam call !!! . No WiFi issues or mobile data issues at all. I did try the camera and the image quality is far superior to that of the Motion and is comparable with the Key One . I am not a photography expert so can't really comment too much on image quality comparisons . The dolby speakers are an improvement on the Motion but not as good as the Z30. For the price of £250, in my opinion this phone outshines the current TCL offering ( exception Key Two, haven't tried that one yet )
    Which website did you buy this from?

    I am looking to buy either this or X vetsion
    12-05-18 07:54 PM
  12. Amaroni's Avatar
    it was bought via Amazon India and hand carried to the UK
    12-06-18 01:38 AM
  13. Amaroni's Avatar
    one week on an the Evolve is performing flawlessly and proving to be a better device than both the Motion and Keyone.

    no call drops or WiFi or Bluetooth issues . call clarity is very good ,all applications are functioning as intended.

    the "larger" screen (no lip) and light weight makes the device very user friendly.

    for me the Evolve could be considered a direct replacement to the Z30 and is the best device launched under the new blackberry licensing deals ( haven't tried Key Two)

    a pleasure to own and use !

    Should mention 4g connectivity no issue (Vodafone)
    12-10-18 03:46 AM

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