I got mine a few days ago, because it was dirt cheap (as used).
The phone constantly overheats just by browsing the web or _____ (insert anything regarding using the phone).
The battery drains fast. I don't know what the other people smoking, but it took me forever to type a response on facebook with the physical keyboard. The on-screen keyboard isn't the best either. Compared to swiftkey keyboard app, it's worse.
There seems to be a software issue going on, because the cleaner program I have running frees up 1GB of RAM every 3 hours, even though i have disabled most apps and now the phone is no better than a texting/calling phone with hardly any "smart" to it.
Even if it has 3GB of RAM, it feels like it only has 512MB for some reason.
The cleaner app reports, that 85% of that RAM is constantly being utilized and no matter how many apps I disable, the utilization barely drops. If you ask me, it's a serious memory leak issue, probably the buggy OS. Android is buggy on its own, Blackberry touching it didn't help much.
I had phones with 1GB and cost 100 bucks brand new (search amazon for cheap androids) and performed better than this phone.
The camera is not bad, but neither good. You can get a better camera on another phone in this price range (as of right now $200-300 range).
Here is my final word:
If you don't care about physical keyboards, look elsewhere, this is not worth it.
If you care about physical keyboards, look elsewhere, possibly wait for the Keyone or wait longer for something else, because older BB models with their OS are lacking with app support and even BB is abandoning support for them.
Anonymous, 06 Mar 2017Soon it's going update to nougat there is no official declaration yet,
rather they are releasing new model key one with android7.1
I will rather use android with Samsung.I go for class what is it with blackberry and android????
OG.Notail, 10 Mar 2017Are you still having this problem? Can you try restarting your BlackBerry PRIV by holding down... morestill no connection. also tried different usb cable but nothing happens. also do the debugging still the same problem. dont know what to do
pc connectivity , 10 Mar 2017guys help. last week i connected my priv to my pc and transfer all my photos and music. everyt... moreAre you still having this problem? Can you try restarting your BlackBerry PRIV by holding down the power button for 32 seconds?
Also restart your computer. Once both devices have restarted, please attempt to connect the PRIV again. Once a notification comes up on the PRIV saying that a connection was established, make sure to tap on it and change it to Transfer Files. Wait for a bit and see if your computer now detects it as a USB.
Let me know if this works!
guys help. last week i connected my priv to my pc and transfer all my photos and music. everything was fine then suddenly an hour ago, i tried to connect my priv to pc and it doesnt recognize at all. as if it on charging mode. i tried file transfer (mtp), phot transfer (ptp) and MIDI nothing happens. and also did the factory reset and still nothing. pls help
oodey, 08 Mar 2017does blackberry priv support usb OTG ?? yes its support otg
Jayjay, 09 Mar 2017Can you please tell me about its front camera performance in low light does it still clear?Front camera.....unless you are by a lamp the image quality is horrible.....but the priv is a fantastic device....the front camera is the only major flaw:)
Can you please tell me about its front camera performance in low light does it still clear?
Guys is dtek 60 a better option than priv kindly suggest I wanna buy priv is it a good choice
naser, 24 Feb 2017Does Priv going to get Nougat update?Soon it's going update to nougat
Jayjay, 02 Mar 2017I want to buy this phone but im thinking about the front camera and its performance ! Can you ... moreThe front camera performs good in good light...it's 2mp but better than many 2mp cameras out there...also both cameras are getting better with every update...I really love priv and BlackBerry's support...just noticed heat issue after playing half and our but it cools down so fast...and I must mention that the physical keyboard is fantastic...hope i helped :)
Hi. can anyone tell me is the overheating problem is a big issue or not ? i mean does it solve after updates ?
I have this smartphone and i just can't say perfect ...
i don't have any problem with secondary Camera because i did not use it . but for some people that dont like to have big smartphone i can not suggest it .
i wanna buy this phone, can anyone tell me about the overheating problem of priv ? is that really bad ? is this issue solved after the updates ?