This is a unique phone. Unfortunately I drowned my phone two months ago and bought a replacement online (the same Blackberry Priv), which turned out to be counterfeit! It did not last even a month and the software started messing up seriously. Also every time I tried downloading updates, I was getting a message "the device is not recognized"! I am eventually getting a refund for the phone, however I am facing the same dilemma now: should I get a new Priv (which is perhaps the best phone I ever used) or go for Blackberry Keyone.
I need a sincere reply. With the recent update issue,would you still advice that I go for this device? If yes,why?
I bought my Priv last year Feb, after a month the physical keyboard stops working, I now use the touch keyboard, can someone assist? Other than that it works very good, even the photos are much better than that of my wife who uses IPhone 6.
I love the device nothing else to say
this phone deserves 7.0
I didnt expect that Gorilla glass 4 on this phone would easily scratch on my jacket pocket ( no coins or anything but the phone). I was confident that this wont happen since i saw how tough it was when i saw the torture test videos . My budget phone with a dated Gorilla glass 2 was even tougher than this one .
AnonD-729288, 08 Jan 2018Man you said exactly what I was going to say, I can't agree with you anymore Thank you, i love the Priv so much, i will continue using it until blackberry releases an updated Priv or until app support ends for android 6
AnonD-155042, 07 Jan 2018I have used this phone for 11 months, in one month it will be my one year anniversary with thi... moreMan you said exactly what I was going to say, I can't agree with you anymore
I have used this phone for 11 months, in one month it will be my one year anniversary with this perfect phone. This phone is perfect for my needs, it had a great camera and the keyboard is perfect for typing, it has made me more engaging with people because i was using an iphone previously and i hated typing to people. If you are experiencing a bad battery life, please do some of the following solutions, Go to Settings, Location, Mode and select Battery Saving. Also, while in Location settings click Google Location History and turn this off it will help your phone a lot, make sure to check frequently as the Location mode can always change back to High Frequency which drains the battery faster. Also, if you want to maximise battery even more disable the Location in the permissions of the apps, some apps need permission like the Google apps including Photos, this is the one app i always allow, if you use a location based app and the permission is turned off when you open the app it will ask if you want to allow the app your location and you can accept this. I also use Battery Saver all day, this stops all vibrations on the phone which can cause the battery to decrease faster. Another thing to really help is in Developer Options in Drawing section, i turned off all Animation options and this has even made my phone faster too, i have noticed a 20% increase in my battery life, i get 14 hours out of my battery before i sleep and the battery percentage is between 20-30% after the 14 hours usage.
holla, 31 Dec 2017its a very nice phone, been using it for over a year and its as smooth as you could imagine pl... moreIm also using a PRIV since 6 months, not satisfied with battery performance atall but yes its a unique phone for official purpose, so I kept it only for email and other official communication purpose but for heavy browsing and for playing game I kept a xiaomi :))
The phone is a very nice phone that I would recommend to anyone anytime and anywhere. to those feeling bad for the stopped updates, I doubt people actually know what such update does to phones and if it makes any specific and noticeable change to the running of the phone. the phone is exquisite but cheap phone and whether marshmallow, nougat or kitkat, everything gets outdated in 2018.
nahian, 26 Dec 2017still have doubt about it !!!its a very nice phone, been using it for over a year and its as smooth as you could imagine plus it stronger than it looks
AnonD-690879, 27 Dec 2017Yes, it will, but it might not be as secure as it once was.Thanks
I really do not understand you guys. Can one still buy this phone even without the android updates? Would it still be useful?
Cole Kirchoff, 17 Dec 2017Honestly I love the Priv. It has a beautiful screen (with a PPI higher than most flagship phon... morethanks alot brother i'm planning to upgrade my blackberry z30to priv your review was helpfull
Anonymous, 23 Dec 2017So,should I forget about buying it?still have doubt about it !!!
nnabazz, 20 Dec 2017Pls when it says that support for this phone will be discontinued,what does it mean? Is it tha... morethat means its totally useless
better go for xiaomi in this price range with OS 7-8
it became useless
go for xiaomi in this price range, lots of features
im using both priv and xiaomi ;)