Got my Marshmallow update. Battery life now does justice to the spec, easily comes through a day of active use. Camera has become very snappy. Now we can use swype gesture both in virtual keyboard and hardware one. Overall very satisfied with the phone after Marshmallow update. Well done BB
Got my Marshmallow update. Now battery life has increased , easily comes a day of active usage. Camera is very snappy. Key board both hard and soft has swype gesture. Has become a very good phone !!!
RC255, 01 May 2016I'm in the UK and I will never buy phones from CEX again. Had nothing but issues last time. Wh... moreHad few troubles with CEX but were sorted out. I think about 300quid about right for this phone also.
AnonD-8044, 01 May 2016Here in UK we have a second hand shop called CEX and they still want 485GBP for it which is st... moreI'm in the UK and I will never buy phones from CEX again. Had nothing but issues last time. When this phone hits £300-350 I'll consider it.
RC255, 27 Apr 2016I like this phone, there I said it. Given that it'll spend it's life in a case the plastic do... moreHere in UK we have a second hand shop called CEX and they still want 485GBP for it which is still very high price. So still waiting for it to come down. Love real keypad phones.
Hi Guys ,
Can anyone post some details about what all changes u saw after Android 6.0 Update in Priv.
Is the camera improved , does heating issue solved or kindly share ur experience after update as it will help gsmarena subscribers to more insights.
abinayan, 26 Apr 2016Is Facebook messenger is working in Priv? like native android phone?Yes it does. After all Priv is basically an Android phone.
I like this phone, there I said it.
Given that it'll spend it's life in a case the plastic doesn't bother me as much as some people, I like the slide and qwerty keyboard - it makes it stand out whether you think it's unnecessary or not, it's an amoled fhd screen - which is all you need under 7" despite what people may say, it has a decent battery size/life, the chipset is outdated now but this is a work phone not a game phone and really the 808 will still handle pretty much everything you throw at it.
The only thing that lets this down is the ridiculous price. Even the BB CEO agrees. Cut the price and it could be the game changer BB needs.
Aster, 24 Apr 2016I have used this phone and sell it because of the unnecessary physical keyboard they put it in... moreYes you are precisely correct. . the physical keyboard is an overkill. .waste of material and adds weight unnecessarily. .
Is Facebook messenger is working in Priv? like native android phone?
WESAM, 24 Apr 2016BB took a lot of time in designing this phone and wanted to add every feature in the physical ... moreThe BB priv is a phone design for users who miss and enjoy the use of a physical keyboard alongside a spectacular OS, such as Android. If one does not desire the keyboard (the thickness along with it) then one should simple go for a full touch or something else. One should NOT waste one's money a phone if all one's going to do is give negative feedback!
BB took a lot of time in designing this phone and wanted to add every feature in the physical design to make sure it will attract the majority of users (i.e edge side , physical keyboard, and black premium finish), but they they didn't consider that it will affect:
- The snapdragon version will be outdated (Processor) by the time of release.
- The front camera is below 5 out 10.
- Heat up by normal usage.
- Consume battery more than average phone therefore the number in mAH is not exact in term of performance.
Releasing this phone simply without the keyboard, and work more in the software upgrade and processor specification, will make this phone goes to the very top, by the unique features of BB Hub and smart touch keyboard features.
I have used this phone and sell it because of the unnecessary physical keyboard they put it in this phone :( and two of my friends sell it for the same reason, I have never used the keyboard and it just add weight and thickness to the phone, the thing is bb still believe that they will make more sales by adding keyboard and this is wrong!! it takes space and the buttons are so small, the design will be very limited!!
I think if this phone released without a keyboard with some good features and shortcuts in the BB hubs (&stable software) it will make this phone one of the top phone for variety of users.
can someone tell me y the BlackBerry priv cant work on the BlackBerry OS.... buh they had to go for android????
Lawrence, 21 Apr 2016apk on my bb z10 was working properly not until 2 weeks ago when I can't get them on-line like... moreNot Priv related, but the same happened with my blackberry passport.
Android apps worked flawlessly until last week when the "no connection" warning appeared with Facebook messenger, Facebook Lite and other apps. This only happened with mobile connection, not with Wi-Fi.
It seems that the android apps stopped recognising the mobile connection.
Here is how I solved the issue:
I installed an android app called "Android Assistant"
Since you can't download it directly from the google play store I downloaded it to an android phone, extracted it with "android apk extractor" and sent it to my Blackberry
After installing, you have to choose the "Tools" tab and make sure that the wifi and mobile network icons are "on" (green color).
Everything is working again.
Hope this helps