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?
Hi.. Did Blackberry update the Priv to Nougat? Yes or no? Or Marshmallow was the last update? Kindly answer.
I used the Blackberry Priv for one year and just after the warranty expired the phone broke. apparently the Android stopped booting! The cost of repairs is not worth it. Very disappointed for a very loyal fan of Blackberry since 2002. Never again.
i have been a BB fan for a while now.. and am looking forward to purchase the priv.. thanks guys for all the reviews.. much appreciated..
They could just make a Blackberry Z30Q...just put a removable battery and i'd be okay with that.
Hopefully they make 3 or it a Landscape Slider with similar specs as the Passport (Blackberry Paper), Priv (Blackberry Scissors) or Keyone (Blackberry Rock) in a Wide 5" Display though...if they put the Front Camera on the Keyboard, put the Microphone/Sensers/Recievers/Speakers on the Edge & Develop Features config Soft Bezel/NavigateBar/NotifyBar then it would be a Non-Bezel Phone
NJ, 26 Jan 2018This is a unique phone. Unfortunately I drowned my phone two months ago and bought a replaceme... moreHello
If you like the physical keyboard,BB mobile will release 2 new Blackberry with qwerty keyboard this year.
This is a unique phone. Unfortunately I drowned my phone two months ago and bought a replacement online (the same Blackberry Priv), which turned out to be counterfeit! It did not last even a month and the software started messing up seriously. Also every time I tried downloading updates, I was getting a message "the device is not recognized"! I am eventually getting a refund for the phone, however I am facing the same dilemma now: should I get a new Priv (which is perhaps the best phone I ever used) or go for Blackberry Keyone.