phone is nice, unfortunately idea of using it`s software is crap. Why I can not longer apply a sound to text message (so i will know who text me without looking at the screen?) or uploading my own ringtones ? and not be able to find them on my phone or use individual ringtone to one person? This phone does not like mp3 to use as a ring tone. WHY ??? Supposed to be better and easier to use but it`s not. I do love (or as i should say) used to love BB. Not this time. No wonder they going to stop produce them
Just got a priv.. atfirst got problems with it heating prob. But after an update and a factory reset the heating is gone.. Lov this fon..
This phone screen back ground is too dim compared to my previous galaxy s6. Is this a common problem?
I have had a lot of phones for Business and personal, the Priv. is by far the best phone I have had. It is about time everyone stopped being sheep and only follow the big two manufacturers and looked at what is really available out there.
AnonD-618492, 08 Dec 2016Maybe blackberry will release a new bb with physical keyboard.BlackBerry to shut down phone business,,
Very bad news for everyone :'(
Anonymous, 12 Dec 2016support WhatsApp or not?I use whatsapp on it with no issues
Great phone, But too bulky and heavy hard to put into pocket, same phone in much smaller size would be a killer. also if it would take 2 sim cards.
one of the best cellphone design ive ever seen just missed the finger print scanner or it would have been the best
The Priv's is just 2 MP and not sharp in low light. Daylight pictures are good, but not great.
Anonymous, 12 Dec 2016support WhatsApp or not?Just checked this myself - the answer is yes: Android OS 2.3 and above are supported. Priv is Android OS 5.1.1
I do not understand some of the reviews complaining about this phone. Having owned various iPhones and Samsung Galaxy series, this phone is without a doubt the best of the bunch. The Android OS looks beautiful on the Priv's screen, the multi function abilities of the keyboard and gesture make it a breeze to write emails and send messages - using my wifes iPhone 6 I feel handicapped and stumble around sending messages. I am buying a second Priv after owning the first for a year just because I foolishly paid for the device protection plan with my mobile carrier. Yes, the newer S7 and other flagship phones may be slightly better, but they are a year newer and do not have a physical sliding keyboard. I still get compliments on the Priv to this day. The battery lasts a full day, and the screen is a beauty to work with. The extra layers of security that BB provides to the phone makes updates a bit later than other android phones, but that's the price of protecting your info in this digital age. For all who may be debating the Priv for various spec reasons, I assure you, they are trivial. Do your research, go to a store and pick up the phone and feel the keyboard, you will not be disappointed by this device.
poorboy, 12 Dec 2016Can you tell me about the front camera... I am a huge fan of blackberry always saw them in my ... moreThe front camera may not be the greatest. It works well with facetime and whats app and Skype, however certain lighting can give you a queer halo effect. My wife's iphone 6 does seem to have the same issue; I don't know about the S7's quality. I don't think this should be a deciding factor in your prohibition to purchase however - they keyboard and the beauty of the phone stands out.
poorboy, 12 Dec 2016Can you tell me about the front camera... I am a huge fan of blackberry always saw them in my ... moreFront camera is average. But you can download some third party camera applications.
i wants to buy the phone cell phone, can any one give me someinformation abt the performace abt it.......
Anonymous, 12 Dec 2016support WhatsApp or not?you srsly kidding or not...
Bought this phone 2 days ago, and it turns heads more than anything else
Battery life is ok, I can last a day full of facebook and games
Keyboard needs getting used to, but it's good
The earphones provided is super nice
Accessories will be harder to find though
AnonD-619279, 10 Dec 2016I am a new Priv owner, and was not expecting a lot, based on published reviews.
I have to... moreCan you tell me about the front camera... I am a huge fan of blackberry always saw them in my dads hand.. Got my self the z10 back in late 2013 still have. Now I want to buy the priv..only thing thats stopping me that front camera quality...can you tell me how's the front camera 📷 comapred to moto g4 or other sub 300-400$ phones(not the flagships like gs7.lg g5 etc)
i accidentally dropped my bb priv. i purchased a defective unit that has a battery issue( but 100% working) to use it's screen.
but when the phone technician wxchange the screen, both digitizer are not working, nonrespose at all. but when we return it back to each original body, each phone are working...
i tried ito do it as well but, same behavior happened..
Is there any compatibility issues in terms of hardware replacement?