Just checked the phone myself..... truly next gen phone. leaves behind s6 ege/ iphone 6s plus too. looks super CLASSY! /// it will win best smartphone for 2015 no doubt.
nice update by blackberry thanks for such great phone. now we can use branded android with full security of blackberry....
Blueberry's, 15 Nov 2015Dual core + octa is deca core Dual + quad is hexa core Learn your math mate.ohh yes ! my mistake ! thanks for correcting me ;) was just meant to say that priv has hexa core.
AnonD-51738, 21 Nov 2015I owned the Priv for one week, here is my review: This is not you, the legend giant BlackBe... moreWhy are you the only person to be having so many problems with this phone. Only Blackberry is the company which puts maximum effirts in R&D towards better productivity. And everyone knows the hardware is the best too.
AnonD-51738, 21 Nov 2015I owned the Priv for one week, here is my review: This is not you, the legend giant BlackBe... moreYou are wrong baby u were experimenting like dog on phone, hey people don't here this person he just need to disturb the client my friend is using there no problem in the phone. I really love the phone......
AnonD-51738, 21 Nov 2015I owned the Priv for one week, here is my review: This is not you, the legend giant BlackBe... moreLife is very painful. Please consult a psychiatrist, go to church, do some charity. Blackberry does works.
AnonD-72246, 22 Nov 2015Blackberry hardware is good. So l think it is a best choice to run Android software.Some of the preloaded apps on blackberry priv are also much better than other manufacturers.
George, 21 Nov 2015From the spec, wow. But i want to see android software run in blackberry.Blackberry hardware is good. So l think it is a best choice to run Android software.
Anybody else notice how flimsy the back of this device feels? Otherwise, it's beautiful.
Aytuns , 21 Nov 2015When will GSM arena be reviewing this phone? It's long overdue nowI think they're on the review right now since the Priv's photos are added to the gallery. Hope it will be out soon.
From the spec, wow. But i want to see android software run in blackberry.
I owned the Priv for one week, here is my review:
This is not you, the legend giant BlackBerry
My expectations were much higher than this, BlackBerry.
I just expected this phone to be mine for years
From the first day I received this, The iceberg of problems started to appear.
when I installed all my apps, an error message pop out the screen after few seconds. I called the support center and they failed to resolve this issue, but they finally asked me to do factory reset. I did that 3 times but the problem was still there.
Later, the support team handled my case to the "Escalation Department'', and I'm still waiting till this moment for them. Unfortunately, no one contacted me after they promised to call back. However, I was able to temporally to fix this problem by uninstalling and reinstalling the BlackBerry Services app. So, I just discovered that this problem is caused by the buggy BlackBerry software. Once I integrate any email client to the hub, the problems come back again.
The hub is so bad compared to the one on BB10. I can't integrate Whatsapp, Instagram ,,... etc.
The hub also doesn't show the notification till I manually open it, so this makes it so useless to me.
The build quality is not the real well-known BlackBerry quality at all. It is all plastic in everywhere, even the screen is made of plastic. The back cover wobbling and flexing like a sponge. Also, there is a clicking sound when I type on the scree, I feel the two pieces of the phone are not attached well to each other. the camera lens cover is so scratch-able. Don't put the phone in with any keys or metal material in your pocket.
The QWERTY keyboard like it is not made BlackBerry.. It is flat with small buttons, but it does relatively well.
I was expecting the best touch keyboard in the world.. Because my Z10 has the best one. Unfortunately, I'm being disappointed again; The international switch language is missing here. You need to do that from the setting key on the right lower corner, which took more time to switch between two language, and there is a lag from between switching.
The external speaker does really well but the pores on it is "Dust Collector". You can see this after few days of usage.
Handset volume output is average.. It is not the sound quality of BlackBerry in Z10 or Passport.
The screen is excellent with vivid colors and stunning saturation. But the plastic material makes it feel cheap when you touch it.
Back camera is very good, and it is the best camera on BlackBerry phone to date. However, It is not that great compared to Galaxy or iPhone.
Front-facing camera isn't good by any means. Low light imaging is terrible.
Call quality and reception was amazing, but sometimes the phone has unstable bluetooth connection while I was connecting with my wireless handset.
Phone is heavy, but it feels good in hand. It also feel thin
All in all, my expectation was much higher than this. BlackBerry didn't make a good Android phone. The software is terrible like a bugs mine field.
BlackBerry U can do better!
Please, I wrote too much here with full honesty and spent lots of time... Give me a credit by not bashing me.