BlackBerry AuroraPuzzled face
61.5%
User Satisfaction
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Electronic Aperture control for more creative long exposure effects

"The BlackBerry Aurora's rear camera comes with an electronic aperture (E-Aperture in the camera app). This allows the camera to mimic the effect of a .."

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Camera

75% user satisfaction score (4 votes)
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The BlackBerry Aurora's rear camera comes with an electronic aperture (E-Aperture in the camera app). This allows the camera to mimic the effect of a variable aperture lens. You can choose an aperture ranging from F2.8 to F44. Choosing a very high aperture value (higher f-number) will limit the...

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PDAF autofocus rear-facing camera

The rear camera of the BlackBerry Aurora comes with a phase-detection AF system for faster and more accurate focusing while taking pictures and recording videos.

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Fixed focus front camera (no autofocus)

The front camera of the BlackBerry Aurora features a fixed-focus lens. This means that the focus is predetermined, so it can't autofocus while compensating for different distances or hands length. You need to watch the screen to see if your face is in focus when taking selfies.

Performance & Hardware

50% user satisfaction score (4 votes)
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Expandable storage using microSD card

The BlackBerry Aurora comes with 32GB ROM internal storage, which can also be expanded using a microSD card in case you need more storage and the 32GB just isn't enough for you.

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Lots of RAM (4GB)

The BlackBerry Aurora comes with 4GB of RAM, which is sufficient to support efficient and smooth multitasking experience and maximizing its graphics potential. Having said that, considering the low-end chipset and GPU, there is just no need for this amount of RAM, oh well.

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No fingerprint sensor on a security-oriented phone

A BlackBerry phone with top-notch security features that doesn't come with a fingerprint sensor?! What BlackBerry was thinking when it released the Aurora without a fingerprint sensor, an essential hardware to enhance security.

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Disappointing processor specs considering the asking price

The BB Aurora features a disappointing entry-point mid-range chipset that offers average performance. For the price they asked for this phone,, the should have at least put a SD 625 chipset, not this one.

Display

50% user satisfaction score (2 votes)
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Uses AMOLED display for a clear and vivid viewing experience

AMOLED display is a nice feature, which means that you get bright vivid colors and true blacks. This translates to a great for viewing photos and playing games and just boost the overall viewing experience. It also promotes better battery life as well.

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Low pixel density display, bad for consuming Cardboard VR content

The BlackBerry Aurora features a 5.5-inch display, but its resolution is relatively low, so the pixel density is very low as well, around 268 ppi. This is just strikingly bad for consuming Google Cardboard VR content and poor offering considering the price.

Design
100% user satisfaction score (1 vote)
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Nice looking device

The BlackBerry Aurora is a nice looking device. I like the textured back with the BlackBerry logo, although nothing special to say about the front. Of course this is completely subjective, I know some people that will find it uninspiring, but at least it has the BlackBerry design touch to it.

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Software/Apps
100% user satisfaction score (1 vote)
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Android 7.0 Nougat pre-installed

The BlackBerry Aurora Comes with the latest version of Android, 7.0 Nougat, which is the latest major Android OS release in the time of writing.

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Other
0% user satisfaction score (1 vote)
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Relatively high price considering its specs

The BlackBerry Aurora costs IDR3,599,000 (~$350 CAD), which is relatively expensive considering some of its entry-level specs like the 720p HD display and the Snapdragon 425 processor.