Except looks there is nothing good in this phone. Heats up within 5 minutes of using. Heck, even switching it on makes the phone heat up. Not good processor. I regret buying this junk that looks like Ferrari, performs like Tata Nano. Wish Blackberry would launch a Priv 2 with better internals like newer processor, upgraded RAM, Metal body etc.
After 16 months i was told the software of my BlackBerry Priv needs an update.
Vinnu, 08 Apr 2018Is it safe to buy from eBay India? Please tell. Anyone have any experince? I want a specific m... moreIt is safe if you're ordering from a trusted seller. Please check the seller ratings and confirm if you're getting a brand new deal from the seller, only then go ahead because on ebay, there are a lot of refurbished models on sale. Check the condition and verify with the seller. Most of the listings for Blackberry Priv on ebay India are imported models. There are 4 models of Blackberry Priv. STV100-1, STV100-2, STV100-3 & STV100-4. I've had the STV100-2 model (US Verizon) and it supports Jio 4G VoLTE. You'll be able to make and receive calls on Jio 4G network on the STV100-2 model but it lacks band 2300 Mhz which is the main band for Jio 4G in India. STV100-3 is the best model if you're going to use Jio 4G VoLTE in India but it doesn't support wireless charging compared to other models. So I would say, choose between STV100-2 and STV100-3 model according to your preference.
Is it safe to buy from eBay India? Please tell. Anyone have any experince? I want a specific model STV100-3 which supports all Jio 4G bands in India.
Anonymous, 30 Mar 2018someone kindly tell me about battery performance of this phone. Does it drain fast when in use... morethe battery drain quite fast when you always use it, SOT just about 1.5 to 2.5 hours. but I always come out with better solution by using Qualcomm QC 3.0 charger. it charge quite fast and save my time. base on my experience after using blackberry priv for nearly one year.
Anonymous, 30 Mar 2018someone kindly tell me about battery performance of this phone. Does it drain fast when in use... moreIt will last a full day from full charge easily. you will get 4-5 SOT even with continuous video playback. With games i dont know.
someone kindly tell me about battery performance of this phone. Does it drain fast when in use and does it drain when off screen. How many hours on screen am i guaranteed.
I have had 3 PRIV phones. They last only 1 year and began to get hot and basically cook the always ends up shutdown and never turns back on. But I still keep coming back. Best size screen with amazing video/picture quality.
I think the PRiv is one of the best BlackBerrys to date. Strong and reliable. I can seriously say this because I accidentally drove over mine and guess what. Im actually typing this review from that same phone. Yes the phone was badly bent and if it any other phone Im sure it would've been a lot worse. The screen is so messed up but honestly the phone works fine. I still use it everyday. And every feature works. It would've been nice if it had LTE but besides that fact. Its a awesome little big phone. 💯 percent love it.
The-Artist, 04 Mar 2018I apologize for saying the wrong thing regarding the Blackberry Keyboard in my previous post. ... moreBlackberry is the best of mobile in word, because blackberry is high security platform & App.
I apologize for saying the wrong thing regarding the Blackberry Keyboard in my previous post. I had forgotten to update all the apps including the Blackberry Keyboard from the first boot. Now I'm done updating and setting up the Blackberry Keyboard app, texting feels more fun on a whole new level. Gestures to delete and to move the pointer works really well using both the virtual and physical keyboard. I've always preferred the swipe way of typing ever since its inception and swiping to text works smoothly even on the physical keyboard which is really amazing. Autocorrect & predictions are spot on. The texting experience is the best I've ever seen in a phone. Gboard looks too inferior now. Blackberry Keyboard is light years ahead of Gboard and there's no comparison between these two keyboards. The rich texting experience really amazed me and in fact, this is the first time I'm impressed with the texting experience on a phone. How could I forgot, texting has been the classic defining feature of Blackberries. I take my criticism back regarding the texting abilities of the Blackberry Priv, it's the best in its class. The only major problem with this device is that it overheats even with slight usage otherwise it's one of the best smartphones I've ever had. I actually opened the back housing to analyze the heating issue and found that the processor is the culprit in this case. Hope Blackberry would do a Priv 2.0 with a more sturdy and durable design while retaining the same form factor and design language of the Priv with an updated processor like Snapdragon 660.
It's a very good phone, no doubt. But it's still stuck on Marshmallow which kind feels old if you've used Nougat or Oreo. Blackberry keyboard isn't as good as Gboard when it comes to swipe or gesture based texting and predictions but I'm just starting out. I've always been a hardware keyboard fan so this is my first Blackberry phone that I really like, despite its shortcomings. The hardware keyboard works nice expect if you're swiping to text on it. The spacebar on the on screen keyboard can't be used like a cursor but surprisingly on the hardware qwerty keyboard, it can be used as a cursor if you repeatedly tap on the spacebar thrice. The phone gets warm with light usage and app installs are pretty show. Snapdragon 808 and 810 gen processors were infamous for heating up.. Despite being a BlackBerry, software support has been ceased for this phone quite early So that means no latest security patches or major updates.. I guess Blueborne, Wi-Fi KRACK, Spectre & Meltdown vulnerabilities aren't patched and won't ever be patched. I regret buying this phone for the poor software experience but then I only got it because of the standout design..
This is the worse phone I ever had. It's too slow and overheat after use an hour. Please don't waste your money to buy this useless phone.
Hi, i have been using Blackberry PRIV for two years now and it has been amazing up to so far. i encourage you guys to get one.
I am just struggling to see all my contacts because some i have saved on my gmail account and others on the device. Any who could advice on what to do?