I'm using Passport and Classic at the moment and thinking of buying Priv to replace Classic. I like physicall keyboard but I like touchscreen keyboard too. Wonder what is the reason Priv has both? One for SMS other for mails? Or touchscreen keyboard for short messages, physicall keyboard for writing stories? Can't find the right reason. For me Priv could be without physicall keyboard (and with better battery). What do you think?
Hey guys can anyone post opinion about blackberry priv after recent updates regarding battery backup , any issues left or heating.???
R.k, 01 Jun 2016Hi bro if want going to buy blackberry so I say do not buy. The other brand are far better. I ... moreHi Dude, welcome from stonage. This is Android berry so none of what you say even makes sense.
AnonD-544084, 01 Jun 2016Hey, I'm looking forward to buy this phone, please tell me about its performance after the Mar... moreThe performance of the Priv after Marshmallow has become very smooth and I think all the bugs have been resolved. You should remember its 808 processor but thanks to Marshmallow its very smooth and its not getting hot. The feature of this phone is not processor but it has so many tricks and utility that no other phone has. Only drawback it has is front 2 mp camera. Even that is good in decent light but when its dark it messes up. I am completely happy with my decision.
Anonymous, 01 Jun 2016After Marshmallow update, heating is resolved. Heavy gaming is warming it up but not hot anymo... moreThe marshmallow update did help with things, however it's still hot. after marhsmallow now there is Doze mode, so if you don't use it much and leave the phone sleeping it may last even longer than a day. on the other hand if you use it - well, i used 42% in 3-4 hours. my opinion in general - buy it. it's a great phone - it's fast, comfortable and the keyboard is epic after you get used to it
Anonymous, 01 Jun 2016After Marshmallow update, heating is resolved. Heavy gaming is warming it up but not hot anymo... moreHey, I'm looking forward to buy this phone, please tell me about its performance after the Marshmallow update
After Marshmallow update, heating is resolved. Heavy gaming is warming it up but not hot anymore (it's normal and it even happens with latest processors). Battery is fantastic now, can easily get through a day of heavy use. All glitches are resolved. Now I believe they are releasing further updates for fine tuning..
AnonD-97789, 30 May 2016Hi there buddy, i am looking forward to buy it soon can u post some details regarding new ... moreHi bro if want going to buy blackberry so I say do not buy. The other brand are far better. I am using BlackBerry and I realise nothing like feel smartphone. u can't be leave BlackBerry made app doesn't support,no service center,no Google play and if u are game lover then I say live your game passion. I buy BlackBerry after 2month have some problem I go at service center they said in your phone some software problem so we have replace I said ok they replaced but after 10 month I feel my front camera create mirror image.so they make me fool so plz choose other opstion.
Jubatus1, 27 May 2016If you love security you will know that this phone gets updated faster than any Other Android ... moreHi there buddy,
i am looking forward to buy it soon can u post some details regarding new battery time, how is 6.0 and heating issues etc.
Be different to all the other followers , get a Priv by far the best phone our business has got, blows our iPhone 6 s and Samsung s6 out of the water, awesome camera loads of memory and like always the best communication phone for business by a country mile .
If you love security you will know that this phone gets updated faster than any Other Android phone. Day one security patches and constant updates from Blackberry have made this phone a beast. Since phone is now on Marshmallow its battery life is lasting even longer. Camera on the Priv is amazing. Blackberry really went all out when they chose schneider kreuznach. They have a long history going back over 100 years making some of the best lenses in the world.
New user, 27 May 2016My Priv frequently goes on standby/sleep mode. The blank black screen is very frustrating. Cha... moreGo to advanced interactions in your settings and adjust your phone to your liking..
L'italiano, 27 May 2016I use bbs since 10 years now.i have tried and had so many models of this company. Unfortunate... moreIf you Really wanted a "Blackberry" you would have bought the Passport . The Priv is an Android phone with many features of a Blackberry 10 phone. Best of both worlds.. I have a feeling the negative posters on here are short sellers. Nothing to do with the most secure Android phone which Blackberry built.
My Priv frequently goes on standby/sleep mode. The blank black screen is very frustrating. Changed the display settings but with no success. Any trick to get back my screen?
I use bbs since 10 years now.i have tried and had so many models of this company.
Unfortunately i have to say that this is not a blackberry phone.
Its an Android phone and thats it.
Iam very sad that iam going to leave the company.i feel betraded by the Canadians.
The worst bb i have ever used....iam really sorry because i was waiting and hoping for it so much.
AnonD-541493, 26 May 2016Ive been using the Sh*t Berry Priv for almost 5 months now. And yep you guessed it I am absolu... moreIf you actually knew how to use A modern smartphone you'd be able to close all background apps. Camera is the best Camera on a smartphone i have ever used . I can post those pics anywhere you'd like to prove it. On Marshmallow the Battery life has improved even more. I get a full day of use on it.. Once again If you knew that you can Stop your apps from constantly updating in the background, and using your battery in multiple ways. Dtek is absolutely fabulous. I can shut off any permission I don t like now.
Ive been using the Sh*t Berry Priv for almost 5 months now. And yep you guessed it I am absolutely not impressed.
First of all, the keyboard is absolutely useless. Why?
1. When slide up the phone becomes overly long and the weight of the phone is shifted towards the top of the phone. Making it hard to hold the phone while typing UNLESS your hands are larger than normal.
2. But if your hands are larger than normal you will have a hard type trying to type on the small keys as your fat fingers will be pressing everything except the one you want.
So why not just use the screen-touch keyboard? Well yes... that's exactly what I have been using the whole time so really the keyboard just becomes a useless function that makes the phone heavier, and the battery power less efficient.
This phone constantly overheats when you have too many background apps open, or especially when downloading new stuff. And it gets super hot making it a nuisance to touch, and just plain out makes you feel like your holding a crappy phone.
This phone 4 out of 7 days is having a spaz lag party in which you the user must endure and bear until for some reason it goes back to normal. The way I handle this is by using cleaner apps, speed boosting apps etc. etc. Which wastes my time.
The camera is horrible. The quality of photos taken is horrible, the capture speed is terrible. When taking a selfie with this phone make sure you dont move a hair for at least 3 seconds after you press the button, or it will be a blur.
Takes long time to fully charge, and 100% battery use is about 7 hours maximum.
The money spent on this phone can be so much better spent. Please think carefully before buying this phone, unless your a real BB advocate I suggest spending your cash elsewhere. The keyboard gets old after about the first week, so if that's your reason to buy this phone then seriously think again.