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?
Hi there, Is there any compatibility issues regarding the hardware replacement?
i accidentally dropped my priv and the screen cracked .i really love this priv that instead of buying another phone, i decided to purchase a defective privv( battery issue) just to take the screen as a replacement . but when the phone technician exchange the screen. both digitizer are not working. but when he return it back the screen to each original body, these 2 units are functioning well (digitizer) .
any idea anyone?
I love blackberry priv, I am using iphone 6s plus and priv handset. but i rely more in priv. But i accidentally dropped it. now it has a cracked screen. what ive done is to purchase a faulty priv unit(battery issue) to replace the
But here is d problem, when the phone technician replace the screen, the digitizer is not working. but when he put it to each original phone , all the units are working... Is there any compatibility issues with this??
any idea? i even tried i
I am a new Priv owner, and was not expecting a lot, based on published reviews.
I have to say the phone is fantastic, including its 18 M pixel camera. The manual mode and Optical Image Stabilisation allows to take super shots that are SLR-like. You can fix ISO, speed, white balance, and focus. The video recording can go as high as 4K.
The swipe keyboard gestures are really good, both on the physical keyboard and on-screen.
Battery capacity allows a full day of use.
There are so many misleading reviews out there, try the phone if you haven't.
(+) Plus: Camera, Hub, Picture password, calendar and contacts, DTEK, on-screen keyboard (multilingual), beautiful curved OLED display, excellent sound, SD card slot, wireless charging.
(-) Minus: no HDMI port, no FM receiver, mono speakers.
Please develop smaller,lighter, 4.5" screen with 2 sim card option like Priv or better with actual keyboard. I think will be a bombshell to the market.
AnonD-245689, 02 Dec 2016hi guys any one know when android 7 recive to bb priv?????It should comes in february or march.
qwerty, 20 Oct 2016I bought Blackberry Priv and it came with broken camera. I am angry that they ship their produ... moreAnd? I dont think any manufacture will check every single device before it is shipped. Unpacking a box to see if the phone is damaged is not very economical. Regarding the replacement phone... dont whine until you get it... it could be new.. or not... but if a refurb grade A you probably wouldnt notice it after a day...