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BlackBerry PRIV (2015) review

Android OS v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992
Adreno 418
3 GB / 32 GB
5.4 inches (1440 x 2560 px)
18 MP, 5196 x 3464 px, optical image stabilization, autofocus

BlackBerry announced the launch of the PRIV smartphone in 2015. The manufacturer is offering the BlackBerry PRIV phone with 5.4 inches display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992 chipset, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage.

The BlackBerry PRIV comes with Android OS v5.1.1 (Lollipop) out of the box, and a Li-Ion 3410 mAh battery. The 5.4 inches phone comes with AMOLED display (1440 x 2560 px). The AMOLED is a display technology and stands for Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diodes, it is a type of OLED display and is used in smartphones.

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BlackBerry PRIV specifications

BrandBlackBerry
NamePRIV
ModelPRIV
Release date2015

Body

The weight of BlackBerry PRIV is about 6.77 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this BlackBerry phone are average (5.79 x 3.04 x 0.37 inches).

Weight6.77 oz
Dimensions5.79 x 3.04 x 0.37 inches
Colorsblack
SIM typeMicro SIM

System

The BlackBerry PRIV comes with Android OS v5.1.1 (Lollipop) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS.

OS versionAndroid OS v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992
CPUHexa-core, Dual-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A57, Quad-core 1.44 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUAdreno 418

Display

The size of PRIV screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. The 5.4 inches AMOLED display of BlackBerry PRIV with 1440 x 2560 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Display typeAMOLED
Screen size5.4 inches
Resolution1440 x 2560 px
Multitouch supportyes

Memory

The internal memory of BlackBerry PRIV (3 GB) cannot be expanded, but the internal storage (32 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card.

RAM3 GB
Internal storage32 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

Camera

The camera of the PRIV is equipped with autofocus. An autofocus (or AF) optical system uses a sensor, a control system and a motor to focus on an automatically or manually selected point or area. Very few Android cameras come without autofocus. The main camera of PRIV has optical image stabilization (OIS) to counteract camera shake. Optical image stabilization is a must for anyone shooting without a tripod with a long lens or in low light conditions.

Selfie camera2 MP
Main camera18 MP, 5196 x 3464 px, optical image stabilization, autofocus
FlashDual LED

Connectivity

The BlackBerry PRIV supports 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE networks. This phone has a built-in GPS. GPS is a highly accurate navigation system using signals from satellites to determine a location on the Earth's surface, irrespective of weather conditions. Most phones have a GPS unit on board. The PRIV comes with NFC (Near Field Communication) functionality. Near Field Communication (NFC) is a short-range wireless connectivity technology that makes life easier and more convenient for consumers around the world by making it simpler to make transactions, exchange digital content, and connect electronic devices with a touch. The PRIV phone doesn't have built-in FM radio.

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetoothv4.1, A2DP, LE
GPSA-GPS
NFCyes
FM radiono
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Battery

The Li-Ion 3410 mAh battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery which offers high energy, is lightweight and does not require periodic full discharge. The battery of PRIV is removable. You can simply buy a new piece from the open market and interchange it easily by yourself.

TypeLi-Ion 3410 mAh

Features

Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The accelerometer is a sensor that measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. This BlackBerry phones comes with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear.

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, proximity
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The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the BlackBerry PRIV, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.

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