BlackBerry Priv was officially released on November 6, 2015 and it is supposed to save BlackBerry. The Priv is the first ever BlackBerry smartphone that is supported with the Google’s android software (Android Lollipop 5.1.1) and it does not run the BlackBerry OS or BlackBerry 10. It is very smart, excellent, good looking, awesome camera, great and very attractive device. The BlackBerry Priv comes with backlit QWERTY keyboard.
DISPLAY & DESIGN
The new BlackBerry Priv has great design with the 5.4 inch curved plastic AMOLED HD display with a slide out keyboard. The display resolution is 2560 x 1440 and a pixel density of 540 pixels per inch. The PRIV is coated in Gorilla Glass 4 that results in crisp and sharp look. The PRIV’s weight is 192 Grams (6.77 ounces) that does not feel heavy and it measures at 147 x 77.2 x 9.4 mm. The display is curved and it is completely flat and smooth.
The PRIV contains the speakers at the bottom that also included the ‘MUTE’ button in between the volume buttons. The QWERTY keyboard is great with faster typing speed and it is a bit narrower than its previous BlackBerry devices. For using the keyboard, you simply slide up the display. The keyboard also supports multiple languages and emojis added. The display can serve as a trackpad if you lightly double tap on the keyboard. The PRIV contains the micro USB 2.0 connector at the bottom, next to it there is the 3.5mm headphone jack and also you can get the connectivity through Display Port, HDMI & DVI.
The primary camera of the PRIV is 18MP (f/2.2) with Schneider-Kreuznach optics, auto focus and auto detection with dual LED flash. The secondary camera is of 2MP with 720p video capture and it can do the panoramic selfies. The PRIV contains the double digit camera censor.
PERFORMANCE & SPECS
PRIV has the processor that is Snapdragon 808 SoC with 64-bit Hexa Core Qualcomm. Also the PRIV has dual core CPU which is 1.8GHz that is much efficient with great performance speed. BlackBerry used the Android software for its PRIV model that made it unique from others BlackBerry products. The battery of the PRIV is so awesome that is 3410 mAh and it is non-removable battery.
Here the followings are some specifications;
Weight 192g (6.77 ounces)
Size 147 x 77.2 x 9.4 mm
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 Hexa Core, 64 bit
Display 5.4-inch curved AMOLED, 2560 x 1440 resolution
Operating system Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
Storage 32GB, 3GB of RAM, and MicroSD up to 2TB
Camere 18MP f/2.2, phase detect, Front camera is 2MP, f/2.8
Battery 3410 mAh, Non-removable
The PRIV contains the massive 3410 mAh battery that is inside the BlackBerry chessis. The Snapdragon powers the phone and supports the Quick charge 2.0. It also has the wireless charging option. It has the great and satisfactory battery life.
No doubt that the new BlackBerry PRIV is the great phone and it is the new beginning for the BlackBerry. It is also have the Android and the awesome QWERTY keyboard. But the PRIV is not perfect enough as the keyboard is a bit narrow and the device becomes too heavy. As compared with other phones with same specs than you can find the cheaper phones as compared with PRIV’s.