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
Hello everyone, I'm interested in buying the Blackberry Priv. But I have no idea where to buy it here in Australia and even online. Any suggestions? Thanks.
Prashant Jasoria, 24 Sep 2016Plz tell me howz the phone. Is it broad enuf like lg phones? I'm planning to buy. Is it worth ... moreThis phone is the most useful phone ever the phone just overheats no matter all updates are done.
Kindly I bought BB priv ( AT&T) in Egypt last week and till now I can not update it to android 6 .
Pls your help .
AnonD-586848, 19 Sep 2016I've been using the Priv and the battery has no issues, not even overheating issues. In fact a... moreHello, do you have an idea what will happen if blackberry exited the smartphone markets as rumors say? By 28 Sep 2016?
Other than that, I feel the phone combine the security of blackberry and the smoothness of a stock Android. What do you think
Machete Santa, 16 Sep 2016Hey everyone, I just bought my PRIV STV100-1 over at Amazon.com for only $349.99! See here:... morePlz tell me howz the phone. Is it broad enuf like lg phones? I'm planning to buy. Is it worth buying?
Machete Santa, 16 Sep 2016Hey everyone, I just bought my PRIV STV100-1 over at Amazon.com for only $349.99!
See here:... moreis 350$ is correct ? I m also fan of BB used 9900,curve,z10,z30 now
where can I get this price ?
I have plan to buy bb priv at earliest but before i need ur feedback about battery life after marshmallow update.
What is the average screen on time you are getting in general?
Plz reply to help me in making my decision quickly.
Thanks in advance.
AnonD-585417, 15 Sep 2016Hey Friends..i am seeking to buy this phone still confused for battery issues and android app ... moreI've been using the Priv and the battery has no issues, not even overheating issues. In fact after the Android 6.0 Marshmellow update, this phone performs very smoothly without any overheating.
Blackberry promises to update their system every month and really stick to their promise. Every month you will receive security updates or system updates that optimizes your phone to perform better.
No issues with android apps. All performs smoothly except loading of apps will be slower than other brands due to the encryption of data on Blackberry phones but a little slower loading of apps isn't an issue, just be patient
Hey everyone, I just bought my PRIV STV100-1 over at Amazon.com for only $349.99!
See here: https://www.amazon.com/BlackBerry-STV100-1-Unlocked-Android-Smartphone/dp/B019G4UXH0/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1473979277&sr=8-3&keywords=blackberry+priv
Hey Friends..i am seeking to buy this phone still confused for battery issues and android app working please suggest is it good or not please comment ur opinion??
mthakathi , 13 Sep 2016Recently bought the priv, and I'm really not happy with the data usage. it chows data like no... moreGo to Diagnostics in your setting and deselect that. It will limit your data draw substantially. Also follow the instructions below. It seems you are updating your apps whenever.
Anonymous, 14 Sep 2016Pls how did u solve the heating issue cos it's really giving me concern I love the phone it's ... moreGo over in your APP Setting section and select ALL. It seems there is a lots of garbage installed from third party, especially AMZN. That is on mine at Verizon Wireless USA.
Look at the image below.
Go over all the apps, you do not need or deemed not essential to your use. Deselect first the marker "Show Notifications" (below the Force stop)
1. Click on the Force stop button for those apps you dont like to be running. (they will still be in your listings, just out of memory)
2. Click Disable to those you dont need. It will uninstall some and put some to sleep.
Heating problem solved.
Those apps I have in my memory.
Phone runs hot on some tasks as continues map, video and some big downloads, but it cools quickly once you turn those off. Also once you are done with the phone, click on the square button below and clear all the log. It clears the memory.
It seems Snapdragon 808 is throttling with many files in the memory.
Also, go to the settings select More and tap on Cellular Networks/Preferred network type, select only those who are supported by your current wireless provider. Avoid using Global.
AnonD-580298, 04 Sep 2016I had some heating issues, but I solved them quickly, so the phone is working great. Way bette... morePls how did u solve the heating issue cos it's really giving me concern I love the phone it's got s great feel but the heating issue and battery consumption is a discouragement
Recently bought the priv, and I'm really not happy with the data usage. it chows data like no body's business. can someone please help me on how to resolve this very disturbing issue........
Anonymous, 10 Sep 2016Have always been a BB fan, now I bought the Priv and find it worthless. Battery running out in... moreU hav a Faulty phone. If u have warranty u can replace it, explain it to the seller. I don't find ur point in posting it here. For me with 4G and GPS usage it comes 12 hrs. That's v good.