Just switched from iPhone to Priv. The amazing BlackBerry is back. Yes, it doesn't match marketing of apple or samsung. But trust its every penny worth. Much better battery, much better interface.
according to the BlackBerry website this phone takes nano sim not micro sim
I upgraded from my BlackBerry Z3 (BB10) to the Priv. I was so impressed with the productivity of BB10 OS that I didn't feel like upgrading to any other phone.. The network kept asking what my next phone will be so I chose the Priv after reading reviews and watching videos about it. At first I wanted to throw the phone against a wall because it just wanted to eat all my data and update my OS without my consent (which is typical for Android). Where BB10 software is preloaded and eg. Media player can play everything but you must download a player on the Priv like VLC player. BB10 also gives you more control and you data don't just disappear. 99% of people who talk crap about BB10 OS never really checked it out. All the Android users are just hypnotised by thinking Android is better without checking out other OS systems. I asked other Android users on how to set background restrictions on certain Apps one by one. Then only I could start living with the Priv. The hub is not integrated but just another app which you can access via icon or shortcuts. Battery, camera and processor is very good. Don't know why people say the phone is expensive but S7 is the same price and it looks the same as other Samsung phones. Blackberry had to change from BB10 OS to Android because a lot of idiots wanted more apps from the Android store. Why do you also need to change your phone to Android just for 1 Whatsapp app? BBM was made by BlackBerry and you can still continue on that and BB10 support some of the Android apps. My wife is using my Z3. She used C share app to transfer Whatsapp from another Android phone to test and it works.. With Android the government/illuminati can spy better on us all, have more control and gather easier information about what we do. That is why we have to update so much and the phones eat so much data but it still look the same after the updates
Not happy with my Blackberry Priv. I am used to the simplicity of the old Blackberrys. Have had problems with the screen touch feature. Today, the screen completely locked up on me. I couldn't answer incoming calls, texts or messages.
I don't like Smartphones and the Priv reminds me too much of a Smartphone.
I hope Blackberry will soon make something similar to the old ones
Anonymous, 03 Oct 2016I bought the priv 2 weeks ago and I love it . Nothing beats it in design and manufacture the k... moreHi i also have the priv ,please can you tell about the micro sd maximum capacity : is it 200 gb or 256 gb as written by gsmarena ???
Anonymous, 01 Oct 2016The have decided to exit my friend and it officially declared by BB.Well they stop investing in R&D for hardware only, they are still coming out new phones but using Alcatel as their hardware manufacturer while Blackberry remains as the software developer. The new phones will be under Blackberry of course...
I bought the priv 2 weeks ago and I love it . Nothing beats it in design and manufacture the keyboard experience is wonderful . Spec wise its good but the only problem for me is screen on time is not great .
I would like to change from a Q10 to the Priv, but I am wondering if anyone can tell me if the Priv allows the text conversations to be copied in full as for the bbm ones and email them to oneself (showing participants and times of message) for future reference or record of the conversation?
Great design. We are happy for such smartphones with qwerty keypad.
Anonymous, 10 Sep 2016Have always been a BB fan, now I bought the Priv and find it worthless. Battery running out in... moreI have the same issues with Android 5.1.1, but when it update to Marshmallow 6.0, everything changes. Stay with this phone, it is awesome.
tito, 25 Sep 2016Dear All, Kindly I bought BB priv ( AT&T) in Egypt last week and till now I can not upd... morePlease have a look at this link http://crackberry.com/how-install-android-marshmallow-your-unlocked-att-blackberry-priv-using-autoloader
Aussie, 25 Sep 2016Hello everyone, I'm interested in buying the Blackberry Priv. But I have no idea where to buy ... moreHi there, I just got blackberry priv from ebay.com (not ebay.com.au) with sales price at US$299.99 + US$30 (shipping fee). But it is the STV100-1 version from AT&T. Totally unlocked, but not work with all LTE band in Australia. I am using Vodafone so it is OK. STV100-1 also support wireless charging.
In Australia, it is STV100-3 version.
About battery time: This depends very much on how you use your phone. I am using it mostly for calls, SMS, E-mails, notepad, a little net browsing (FireFox) and with that I get about 5 hours SOT (Screen On Time). If I dont use it much, stand by time can get pretty good - one week easily (with about 1 or 2 SOT).
Here is little tip for extending your battery life a little: Apps that you use most, choose dark theme (preferably black) since screen is OLED and it will benefit from it.
Keep in mind that if you install apps that run in background you might decrease your battery life significantly.
CPU seems bit slower comparing to competitors for that price tag, but overall I think that is the best phone.
I am using a lot physical keyboard and it is good (tho it could be improved).
Only thing I am really missing is stand by screen (to show clock and some indicators when phone goes in standby/sleep).
Aram1976, 25 Sep 2016Hello, do you have an idea what will happen if blackberry exited the smartphone markets as rum... moreDon't think they will exit the smartphone business, Blackberry CEO John Chen said there will be 2 phones by February 2017...Dtek 50 was one of them and the rumoured Dtek 60 could be release at the start of 2017 or later. Another point why i can't see them exiting is because their Dtek 50 was quite well received by major corporate companies as it's cheap and reliable.
Reason why the Priv didn't do so well like iPhone 6S or the S7 is not because of the hefty pricing of the Priv, but rather Blackberry didn't invest much on marketing unlike Apple and Samsung
Not really sure about how much screen time because i didn't really measured it but on a normal usage let's say 7am to 7pm when i'm out studying, i still left with 25% to 30% of battery life left from a full charge the night before
Aussie, 25 Sep 2016Hello everyone, I'm interested in buying the Blackberry Priv. But I have no idea where to buy ... morehttp://www.optus.com.au/business/mobile/phones/blackberry/priv