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BlackBerry Priv

alaTest has collected and analyzed 613 reviews of BlackBerry Priv. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the design and screen are on the whole positive. The size and usability are also appreciated, but there are mixed comments on the sound and price.

performance, usability, size, screen, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry Priv is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for BlackBerry Priv

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of BlackBerry Priv from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the camera and design. The screen and usability are also appreciated. Many are negative about the reliability and portability. Reviews are divided on the reception.

performance, usability, screen, design, camera

portability, reliability

83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BlackBerry PRIV STV100-4 32GB UK SIM-Free Smartphone (Black)BlackBerry PRIV STV100-4 32GB UK SIM-Free Smartphone (Black)

2018-07

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for BlackBerry Priv

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 137 user reviews of BlackBerry Priv from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the usability and screen. The battery and portability also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the sound, while many are critical about the reliability.

performance, portability, battery, screen, usability

reliability

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Priv Blackberry Unlocked Smartphone - Black (U.S. Warranty)Priv Blackberry Unlocked Smartphone - Black (U.S. Warranty)

2018-07

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for BlackBerry Priv

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of BlackBerry Priv from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. Reviewers really like the design and screen. The portability and durability are also appreciated. There are some less positive reviews about the battery and price.

performance, durability, portability, screen, design

usability, reliability, price, battery

88% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BlackBerry Priv STV100-1 Unlocked Android Smartphone-Retail PackagingBlackBerry Priv STV100-1 Unlocked Android Smartphone-Retail Packaging

2018-07

Expert review by : Sheldon Pinto (tech.firstpost.com)

BlackBerry Priv Review: Feature-packed Android smartphone with some BlackBerry bits - Tech2

 

After almost a year of speculation, leaks and rumours, BlackBerry CEO, John Chen finally announced its all-new flagship Priv smartphone in September 2015. The Priv is a first BlackBerry smartphone to pack in some updated hardware like the Qualcomm...

At its pricey Rs 62,990 price tag, the BlackBerry Priv remains in a really tight spot. This is because it has more cons than pros even though the pros are really good.

2016-03

Expert review by : Techmagnifier (techmagnifier.com)

BlackBerry PRIV Review

 

BlackBerry PRIV is the latest mobile handset and it comes with sliding keyboard. It is BlackBerry's first ever Android smartphone.

• Lag-free Performance ; • Long Battery Life ; • Good Build Quality ; • Vast Android Ecosystem ; • Decent Screen ; • Useful Security Features

• Expensive ; • Average Camera Performance ; • Heats up Quickly

2016-05

Expert review by (stuff.tv_in)

BlackBerry Priv review

 

Does BlackBerry's first Android handset deserve a place in your pocket? We reckon so

Look past the logo prejudice, and you'll find an excellent, unique, and extremely capable Android powerhouse.

2016-02

Expert review by : Digit Mobile Phones (digit.in)

BlackBerry Priv

 

BlackBerry Priv Smartphone was launched in January 2016, comes with a 5.4-inch HD AMOLED Capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels at a pixel density of 540 pixels per inch. The screen is also protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 4...

2016-02

Expert review by : Digit Mobile Phones Sameer Mitha (digit.in)

BlackBerry Priv Review

 

The BlackBerry Priv has a great display, cool UI tweaks and the keyboard is to die for. But the lack of a fingerprint sensor, average camera performance and the price will make you reconsider your options before investing.

Gorgeous vivid display ; Fantastic keyboard (both onscreen and physical) ; Camera performs well in lowlight ; BB Hub and DTEK ; Cool widget shortcuts

Price ; No fingerprint sensor ; Heating issues ; Better smartphone camera options out there

2016-02

Expert review by : Nandagopal Rajan (indianexpress.com)

BlackBerry Priv #ExpressReview: A lot to love here, except the price

 

BlackBerry Priv is undoubtedly the best Android smartphone with a physical keyboard but its camera efforts need improvement

2016-02

Expert review by : Nandagopal Rajan (indianexpress.com)

BlackBerry Priv review – Part 1: What I love about this phone

 

BlackBerry Priv retains most natural elements of Android while adding their bits as add-ons and not as a wrap like other manufacturers

2016-02

Expert review by : Nandagopal Rajan (indianexpress.com)

BlackBerry Priv review – Part 2: What I don’t love about this new phone

 

BlackBerry Priv's camera is good but it seems to get really bad with red colour however

2016-02

Expert review by (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)

BlackBerry Priv review: High on price, low on performance - The Times of India

 

BlackBerry launched its first Android smartphone BlackBerry Priv in India at Rs 62,990. We bring you a complete review of the device and is it worth the price.

*Good design ; *Safe e-mail system ; *Decent battery backup

2016-02

Expert review by : Mario Aguilar , Gawker Media (gizmodo.in)

BlackBerry Priv Review: Nope, Not For Me-Not Even For My Worst Enemy

 

I really wanted to like the BlackBerry Priv. C'mon! Android on a Blackberry phone! Sadly, the company's latest, and possibly last, shot at appealing to users

2015-11

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3410
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:72.7
Continuous video playback time:10.2

Call management

Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Digital Zoom:4
Face detection:Y / Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):18
Maximum frame rate:60
Rear camera resolution (numeric):18
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:2560x1440@24fps
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:2
Self-timer:Y / Yes
Sensor Type:BSI
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 720p, 1080p, 2160p
Video stabilizer:Y / Yes
Zoom capability:Y / Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black
Curved Design:No / Yes
Form factor:Slider

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:13.7 / 13.8
Display Resolution:2560 x 1140 / 2560 x 1440
Display Type:AMOLED / OLED
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:540
Screen shape:Curved / Flat
Second display:N
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Keyboard:Y / Yes
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ

Memory

Internal RAM:3

Messaging

Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3G2, 3GP, AAC, ADTS, ASF, AWB, FLAC, IMY, Mid, MP3, MXMF, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMV, XMF / AAC, ADTS, AWB, FLAC, IMY, MID, MP3, MXMF, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, XMF
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WEBP / BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG,WEBP
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, H.265, MPEG4, Xvid
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,AVI,DIVX,MKV,MPEG4,WMV / DIVX, H.263, H.264, H.265, MPEG2, MPEG4, VC-1, VP6, VP8, VP9, XVID
Voice codecs:AMR, AMR-NB, AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
GLONASS:Y / Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y / Yes
Position location:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi positioning:Y / Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1700,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+
4G:Y / Yes
4G bands supported:2500 / 700,800,900,1700,1800,1900,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE / TD-LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1 LE / 4.2 LE EDR
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11ad, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 35

Packaging Content

Cables included:MICRO-USB

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Graphics adapter:Adreno 418
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:5.1.1
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

64-bit computing:Y / Yes
Coprocessor:Y / Yes
Coprocessor architecture:ARM Cortex-A57
Coprocessor cores:2
Coprocessor frequency:1.8
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Processor Cores:4 / 6
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:0.6 / 1.44
Processor Model:808

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:5.1.1

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:3 / 3072
Internal storage capacity:32
Maximum memory card size:200 / 2000
RAM capacity:3
USB mass storage:Y / Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.4
Height :14.7 / 147
Weight:192
Width:7.72 / 77.2