BlackBerry Priv

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Key Specs
  • Display 5.40-inch (1440x2560)
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808
  • Front Camera 2MP
  • Rear Camera 18MP
  • RAM 3GB
  • Storage 32GB
  • Battery Capacity 3410mAh
  • OS Android 5.1.1
  • Market StatusReleased
  • Release DateOctober 2015

BlackBerry Priv Review

By Jamshed Avari (Feb 12, 2016)
Jamshed Avari
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Physical keyboard
  • Vast Android app ecosystem
  • Fantastic materials and construction
  • Good screen
  • Bad
  • Extremely expensive
  • Weak front camera
  • Slightly unwieldy
  • Lacks many current-day features

We've been following BlackBerry's journey from the top of the smartphone market to the bottom, and it has been extremely tempting on multiple occasions to declare the company effectively dead. Poor decision after poor decision has resulted in the company's products - which were the absolute must-have status symbols of an entire generation - being seen now as relics from the distant past. There are holdouts, no doubt, but their number is diminishing every day.

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BlackBerry Priv Summary

The BlackBerry Priv marks the company's long-delayed acceptance that its BB10 operating system could not compete in the modern smartphone market. By adopting Android, the company is trying to retain its base of hardcore fans, but the price is so high that there's very little chance of attracting new fans. The Priv is a handsome phone and is unique in the Android world because of its keyboard, but lacks many current-day conveniences that even low-end phones have. The camera is okay, but not spectacular. Overall, it feels like too little, too late.

BlackBerry Priv Price in India

Product Name Price in India
BlackBerry Priv (Black, 3GB RAM, 32GB) 17,990

BlackBerry Priv price in India starts from ₹ 17,990. The lowest price of BlackBerry Priv is ₹ 17,990 at Tata Cliq.

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BlackBerry Priv Full Specifications

General
Brand BlackBerry
Model Priv
Release date October 2015
Form factor Slider
Dimensions (mm) 147.00 x 77.20 x 9.40
Weight (g) 192.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3410
Removable battery No
Colours Black
Display
Screen size (inches) 5.40
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1440x2560 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 540
Hardware
Processor 1.44GHz hexa-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 808
RAM 3GB
Internal storage 32GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 2000
Camera
Rear camera 18-megapixel
Rear flash Dual LED
Front camera 2-megapixel
Software
Operating system Android 5.1.1
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.10
NFC Yes
Infrared No
USB OTG Yes
FM No
Number of SIMs 1
Wi-Fi Direct Yes
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) No
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
Sensors
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No
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BlackBerry Priv User Review and Ratings

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  • Kudos to Blackberry Priv
    Yogeendran ip (Feb 20, 2016) on Gadgets 360
    The brand new Priv Model STV100-3 purchased on 8/2/2016 required updating of almost all the applications. The charging port slips even with a slight shake of the handset. Nevertheless a good smart phone though the cost is conparatively high. Indeed I love it.
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  • Only good at price..
    Adarsh Chaudhary (Sep 15, 2016) on Gadgets 360
    This Phone almost price like a honda activa.. It's time for gadgets 360 to sell two wheelers also..
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  • Best mobile ever from blackberry
    Bhanu Pratap Pandit (Sep 29, 2016) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    good camera screen quality is awesome good and stylish with 3 GB Ram but expensive
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  • overheating
    Ratan Rana (Oct 8, 2018) on Gadgets 360
    over heating problm.. and cnt install new updates...
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  • Horrible price tag
    Rana Barua (Jan 30, 2016) on Gadgets 360
    This brand is soon going to get wiped out from Indian market after the launch of Blackberry Priv. Blackberry must be really mad that it has put a price tag of Rs.62990/- here in India when whole lot of good branded smartphones like Apple, Sumsung, Motorola, HTC are already available at cheaper price. Thmubs down to Blackberry for cheating Indian customers.
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  • Awesome Phone
    Shiv Mittal (Feb 3, 2016) on Amazon
    A Beast..Awesome Phone i ever Used
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  • Five Stars
    Amazon Customer (Feb 5, 2016) on Amazon
    Wonderful
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  • It's not just a smartphone, it's a PRIVilege.
    Govind Krishnan (Feb 3, 2016) on Amazon
    Before just ignoring this review, please read this.I've been a BlackBerry user since 2013, bought the Z10 when it came out. Although i like everything about the Z30 which i upgraded from the Z10, Apps were a problem. But at the same time, I couldn't sacrifice my productivity. And this, PRIV here, is the answer to Apps.If you're looking for some slabs that look same, or some phones that look like TOYS, this phone is not for you.This phone is for pure Professional people trying to take less efforts on doing things.This phone is for the one's who need security without compromising apps and entertainment.THIS PHONE IS FOR PrivACY.
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  • my dream mobile
    Amazon Customer (Feb 3, 2016) on Amazon
    Ram is 3GB not 32GB. I'm a big fan of BlackBerry. 5stars*
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  • need call quality?
    Adil (Feb 14, 2016) on Amazon
    Some people will say 62k is too pricey and then buy 6plus that looks ugly for 80k+ :)Let's be clear - there is not a single phone that has decent call quality.!!!! I had used lumia 920 long back and was blown away with the call quality. Unfortunately windows was pathetic.Right now I have BlackBerry passport (I have been using iPhone since 2008) and still don't regret apps simply because I have to make lots of conf calls. Now I can make it where ever I am - not afraid of noise in the background and not have to shout. I have become civilized :) though because of apps I feel like living in stone age... This priv addresses that being Android. Though I personally hate Android for sending updates every minute.! Huh? So tiring and pathetic release mechanism.!!What are you waiting for?
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