Thanks for the review. Great review and a great phone that just had an update last week to fix the bugs from this review specially about the camera lag, but after further research, I came to the conclusion that the Priv is not for me, and it is not the BlackBerry I want replacing my Z30. It is a great machine, a great Android device. But not the next BlackBerry for me. Would love to see the Z10 and Z30 in the future with the specs of the Passport. Until then, thank you GSM Arena for the Priv review. :)
Although i really liked that firmfirm and always thought it was strickly adressed to Americans who wanted their mobile able to write down reports and accept e-mails. Them and bb realized too slow that android can offer all that and further more... They switched on apple and rim to unexistence... And now they have returned, unlike nokia, who was always afraid a direct comparison with other firms on the same os platform, they have given a try at flagship . This phone had some great ideas, but it was ruined by the pairing of the 808 with a 2k screen. now bankruptucy will follow this fatal mistake. A 1080p screen would have much better performance resdults and decent battery stamina. The 2k screen has everything, the 810 could cope easier, but with even more pitiful battery results, but at least it would give more to justify the price tag. As it is, it is destined to fail and i doubt that ppl will blindly follow it because they respected the G3, as it happened with its sibling , the G4...
niconikx, 11 Dec 2015Benchmarks are not useful. Very poor performance, poor sound . camera from 13 mps who interpolation put at 18 Megapixels. high price, not worth that money
looks nice and all but sadly this phone will be useless for me without QWERTZ keyboard -_-
danielcalutul, 10 Dec 2015Battery is only bad sector but they will fix it . They new on android and with time,will fiind... moreI have a Passport SE and loving it its porb the last bb 10 flagship for now
niconikx, 11 Dec 2015Benchmarks are not useful. benchmarks are never useful, but it lags significally i trust bb's security and i trust they will fix the issues that are present in a few months and that is why i bought this im a power user and a huge keyboard lover so this was my only choice for christmas so i decided to get it i hope. people play with it and root/unlock the bootloader
Does not ship to DPO/FPO. Cannot try it out and therefore will not be considering it for our next upgrade.
They have done tremendous job this time but price is much high, should launch it's phone with attractive price and try to form new fans from android users instead of relying on old customers to buy it
im a huge blackberry fan. i have bb9900 and bb z10 and i love the performence in the bb z10....it has super cool bb hub, awesome keyboard and cute body....
but im not happy with this priv, because its run with cheap os called android...
No No No......come on blackberry..I NEED ONLY THE GREATEST OS CALLED BB.OS.........
Anonymous, 10 Dec 2015I had the phone before the update (decided to return it) and the main thing that bothered me w... moreAccording to BB PRIV http://us.blackberry.com/smartphones/priv-by-blackberry/specifications.html, There is Qi/PMA dual module chips wireless charging function was integrated with PRIV, however, it's available in US only.
It works by using inductive charging technology to allow your PRIV to charge without connecting a charger. No longer will you have to search for your charger and orient it the correct way just to plug in your phone
I seek PRIV Qi wireless charging case and transmitter on amazon, wireless efficiency whole kit maybe workable or you can consult your carrier before purchasing, hope it helpful.
pp05, 10 Dec 2015It's encrypted out of the box at hardware level. You have to factor that into any discussion a... moreAndroid 5.1.1 has vastly increased the encryption performance. My encrypted Galaxy Note 5 still achieved antutu score of 66,000 and basemark OS 2.0 score of 1650. Using Samsung Knox lowers the benchmark score significantly though.
Nope... see I'm not interested to pay a premium for a redundant form factor. A fairly well made slider QWERTY sure but on an OS already tightly done w/ a virtual keyboard? That much for 2 keyboards? C'mon....
Priv 2. Note killer. Yes w/ a stylus. And bigger batt. Get to work Bb.
Anonymous, 10 Dec 2015I beg to differ. Windows is a failed OS. Bought two Lumias and regret it.Two failed phones, and you make a generalization, huh - you are one unlucky fella. I wonder why I don't hear that from everyone I know who has a Windows Phone.