It's a great device, I've been using it for about 6 months now. It had a few hiccups (like overheating and battery problems) but it's all sorted. I definitely recommend it.
I am using an S7 now but wanting to buy this priv. S7 is superb when it comes to its features.
Ive heard about some negatve about this priv but I really love blackberry. I I used to have a passport but had a hard time using some apps (wish it was android) i love the keyone but it only has a midrange specs and im sure will be expensive than priv.
Is it really worth it changing from s7 to priv?
Yashu, 07 Mar 2017Can I buy priv and is worth the buy now Changing my phone was completely worth it, i bought my priv brand new for like 320usd. Id say totally worth it, holding the phone gives off the impression that you got your moneys worth. Just be patient with it at the start, specially at initial set up, from my experience it lagged but after all the updates and upgrade to marshmallow 6.0.1 it was fast and never crashed, the battery is not as good as the s7 though, i mostly use it for web surfing and games and it only last for like 8-9 hrs before reaching20%, s7 last for 10-12 hrs before it reaches 20%. Its quick charge though so im good.
Dg, 20 Mar 2017Have priv for 5months or so.. Bought it as price was low and I like how it looks..I love how i... moreTo be honest not that slow for daily usage. Im using it from 3 months. Though it gets hot when multitasking moreover when browsing. For apps crashing haven't seen that issue at all till now. Camera is subpar that's true. But overall it's nice phone can't deny it.
Dg, 20 Mar 2017Have priv for 5months or so.. Bought it as price was low and I like how it looks..I love how i... moreMaybe the problem is with you and how you use the phone. I've played with one plus 3, i've owned an lg g flex 2 with more powerfull SD 810 and before that i've used cyanogenmod 11 to 14.1, which belive me, can get faster than anything with android on it on much lower specs than the priv. PRIV is not that slow. Mine opens apps (not games, games load significantly slower) as fast as or sometimes 0.5 of a second faster or slower than other flagships (i actually compared it with an S7). The only problem that i see with it is the slow read/write speeds. Again you should upgrade to 6.0.1 if you haven't already or you should go to the doctor and check if you are ok. Maybe you have something in your system that doesn't let you to properly use a phone.
Just my honest opinion!
Have priv for 5months or so.. Bought it as price was low and I like how it looks..I love how it looks..but..
What a disaster phone spec wise, its not slow, its a snail lol.. honestly slowest phone I ever used by mile.. everything lags, crashes, one day this other day that, doesn't work this, doesn't work that lol. keeping as my work phone as I barely use it, no way it could be my day to day use phone, I probably end up killing my self lol..
Don't even ask about battery as its just embarrassing......
Wtf blackberry was thinking, my brains can't understand...
Atleast few years behind spec wise.
9 points for how it looks, -10000000 points for everything else!
To describe it in a few words- cheap dog shitt!
If anyone saying its a good phone, then you should go and see a doctor, as I'm concerned about your health lol
Just my honest opinion!
Just got my bb priv, it was slow af out of the box. Then I experienced the "saved" wifi network issue after the marshmallow update. After restarting my fiber optics box, it started working again and it is a magnificent beast. Im telling you its hella fast, i transfered from a samsung s7 cause it keeps disconnecting from any wifi signal, Stating "connected, no internet" and this thing was on sale. Its a beast, its not at par with the snappiness of s7 though, id say its equal to a 6month old iphone 6s performance wise. Its fast and doesnt lag. The battery doesnt last as long as s7,which is a nother bad point but i like its solid build quality and style. Its fast charging anyway so im good with it
AnonD-650980, 08 Mar 2017does blackberry priv support usb OTG ?? yes it does
AnonD-605167, 16 Mar 2017I got mine a few days ago, because it was dirt cheap (as used). The phone constantly overhea... moretry to reinstall marshmallow, android 7 is in BETA testing right now for PRIV, I have had mine for 2 months straight and no problems whats so ever.
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
AnonD-650980, 08 Mar 2017does blackberry priv support usb OTG ?? yes its support otg