PRIV Fan, 03 Apr 2017It's a great device, I've been using it for about 6 months now. It had a few hiccups (like ove... moreHi,
I'm looking at buying the BlackBerry priv but only hindrance is overheating issue. How did you address it?
have you updated your OS? because I noticed that was an issue before. its either that or you need to have it replaced by the manufacturer. I experienced the same thing but after being provided a replacement, everything was perfect. it would help to buy a fast charger by the way. my phone charges from 15% to 100 in 1hr 40 mins.
AnonD-658680, 03 Apr 2017Dear.. As I m using priv from last 10 days .. I found it not a good battery phone.either comp... moreYou said your priv drains fast. Is it mixed used (calls, texts, music etc? Or pure browsing (data usage)?
Sony Foreva, 25 Mar 2017To be honest not that slow for daily usage. Im using it from 3 months. Though it gets hot when... moreIt's is a nice phone isn't it? If yours gets too hot battery have it replaced. Mine was like that out of the box, they replaced it and now it's just like any normal phone
Kumar, 29 Mar 2017Does it supports fast charger r turbo charge.Yes it does but you have to buy it separately.
AnonD-658680, 03 Apr 2017Dear.. As I m using priv from last 10 days .. I found it not a good battery phone.either comp... moreYou probably dont have a fast charger, i bought one seperately and mine charges from fully drained to 100 in 1hr and 40 mins. You also need to change the settings of your phone, so it doesnt drain your battery too much. Coming from a samsung s7 though, id say that S7 does have better battery life and its snappier but it still doesnt beat the magnificent design of bb priv. No regrets on buying this one.
Iqadi, 30 Mar 2017I am using an S7 now but wanting to buy this priv. S7 is superb when it comes to its features.... moreDear..
As I m using priv from last 10 days .. I found it not a good battery phone.either company claims 3400 mah battery but its drain fast in 4/5hour n took a long period to charge of 3 hours!!!
But only looks is graeat
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.