BlackBerry Priv Android Phone Launched in India: Price, Specifications, and More

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BlackBerry Priv Android Phone Launched in India: Price, Specifications, and More

BlackBerry on Thursday launched the Priv in India, its first Android smartphone. Priced at Rs. 62,990, the BlackBerry Priv will be available via Amazon India and offline retail stores from Saturday.

(Also see: BlackBerry Priv Full Specifications)

To recall, after going up for pre-orders in October, the BlackBerry Priv went on sale in the US and Canada in November last year.

The Android 5.1.1 Lollipop-based BlackBerry Priv features a 5.4-inch QHD (1440x2560 pixels) Amoled display and sports a pixel density of 540ppi. It also bears support for a glove mode. Under the hood, it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor (1.8GHz dual-core Cortex-A57, and 1.44GHz quad-core Cortex-A53) clubbed with 3GB of RAM and Adreno 418 GPU.

Bearing 32GB of built-in storage, the BlackBerry also bears a hot-swappable microSD expansion slot (up to 2TB). An 18-megapixel rear camera is at the rear with optical image stabilisation, PDAF, dual-LED flash, and 4K video recording. A 2-megapixel front-camera is also on board, and offers HD video recording.

As for connectivity options, the BlackBerry Priv support 4G LTE (with the US variant only showing support for India's FDD-LTE Band 3), Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac with Direct functionality, Bluetooth 4.1, 3.5mm audio jack, Micro-USB, NFC, and GPS/ A-GPS. The smartphone bears an accelerometer, magnetometer, gyroscope, time of flight (ToF) sensor, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, altimeter, and activity monitor. A massive 3410mAh battery backs the device, rated to deliver up to 22.5 hours of 'mixed usage'

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  • 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
Display5.40-inch
Processor1.44GHz hexa-core
Front Camera2-megapixel
Resolution1440x2560 pixels
RAM3GB
OSAndroid 5.1.1
Storage32GB
Rear Camera18-megapixel
Battery Capacity3410mAh
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