- Size (LWH): 5.8 inches, 3.03 inches, 0.37 inches
- Weight: 6.72 ounces
- Battery Type: Lithium Ion
PRIV by BlackBerry Factory Unlocked Smartphone - Black (U.S. Warranty)
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- Powered by Android OS, with full access to over one million applications on Google Play
- Dual keyboards, slide out physical keyboard and all touch keyboard
- Stunning 5.4-inch dual-curved Quad HD screen
- Long lasting 3410 mAh battery
- 18 MP dual-flash Schneider-Kreuznach certified camera
- DTEK by BlackBerry security warning system
- Hot-swappable MicroSD slot (up to 2TB)
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From the Manufacturer
The power of BlackBerry is now on Android
PRIV Secure Smartphone Powered by Android combines everything you’ve come to expect from BlackBerry with the full Android app ecosystem. With one touch of the physical keyboard you’ll be hooked. It delivers amazing typing accuracy and blazing speed, and then slides easily away when you want to use the virtual keyboard. The BlackBerry Hub lets you see your email, SMS, social media, calendar and phone calls, all in one place. You get all of this, plus all the apps you’ll ever need, legendary BlackBerry security that lets you know when you could be at risk, an 18 MP dual flash Schneider-Kreuznach certified camera that lets you take pictures like a pro, and a colossal battery to power you through the day.
- Display: 5.4” OLED WQHD with dual curves 1440 x 2560 540ppi
- OS & Apps: Android 5.1 OS Google Play. Exclusive BlackBerry apps: DTEK by BlackBerry, BlackBerry Hub BlackBerry Calendar
- Battery: 3410 mAh
- Camera: Rear - 18 MP, With Dual Flash. Front - 2 MP with Selfie Panorama Mode
- Memory: 3 GB RAM, 32 GB Hot-swappable MicroSD slot (up to 2 TB)
BlackBerry Hub brings all of your communications into one place so you can view and respond to all your messages in one location. Connecting to your network has never been simpler. Whether it’s social media*, email, SMS, calendar or phone calls, BlackBerry Hub allows you to see and prioritize all your messages at a glance. Previously a BlackBerry 10 exclusive, it has been proclaimed as the industry’s best communications app. Once you experience BlackBerry Hub, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.
PRIV by BlackBerry comes with the best out-of-box calendar experience on Android. When it’s time to join a call, the BlackBerry Calendar will present you with a simple Join Now button that automatically dials you in. When receiving or creating meeting invites, you are presented with adjacent or conflicting appointments. In BlackBerry Hub, you can peek at your agenda with a simple swipe. And with Google Now voice commands, booking meetings has never been easier.
Best Of Both Keyboards.
PRIV by BlackBerry gives you the freedom to choose between a virtual keyboard or a physical keyboard for speed and accuracy. Snap the slider open to gain back screen space and reveal a full physical keyboard. Move your thumb across the touch sensitive keys for scrolling and fine cursor control as if it were a track pad. And, easily program the buttons to launch customizable shortcuts. PRIV by BlackBerry gives you the keys to make life more productive, in a remarkably slim design.
Colossal Battery Life.
Don’t be deceived by the sleek design of PRIV by BlackBerry. It still packs a 3410 mAh battery with enough power to withstand up to 22.5 hours of mixed use*. Using the screens elegant curved edge you can see battery charge status when your device is sleeping, for convenient access from a distance and without having to wake your display. Discover the confidence that comes with proven battery life and the freedom of being unplugged all day long.
* Based on mixed usage scenario. Many factors affect battery life, including network connectivity, application usage, feature configuration and battery age. Actual results may vary.
Dazzling Photo Quality.
The PRIV by BlackBerry camera is engineered to deliver professional looking photos with minimal effort. With an 18 MP dual-flash camera, certified by Schneider-Kreuznach, it integrates technologies commonly found in professional DSLR cameras. When taking photos is this simple and this beautiful, unlocking a passion for creativity will come naturally.
The PRIV by BlackBerry camera is equipped with a range of professional settings that you can apply as you frame the scene, including live colour filters and exposure control. Plus, features like Phase Detection Auto Focus, OIS, and a dual-color flash are designed to help the camera focus instantly and accurately, deliver feedback to the photographer quickly, and capture blur-free, realistic looking photos, even in low light.
Tough and Beautiful Screen.
The PRIV by BlackBerry has a stunning 5.4 inch immersive dual-curve display, protected by the rigorously drop tested Corning Gorilla Glass 4. At a resolution of 2560x1440, it sports an incredible pixel density of 540 PPI – that’s 4x the amount of pixels of a standard HDTV. And because the display is OLED, it delivers richer colors and deeper black levels with less power consumption, so you can revel in its beauty for even longer.
PRIV by BlackBerry offers a micro SD card slot to expand the smartphone’s storage. With support for micro SD cards up to 2 TB, the PRIV by BlackBerry gives you the flexibility to add affordable and hot-swappable memory to download, install, capture and share as your needs evolve.
Take Control Of Your Privacy.
In this world of interconnected apps and networks, controlling what is shared and with whom it’s shared with can be a challenge. DTEK by BlackBerry for Android lets you know when your privacy could be at risk so you can take action to improve it. Know at a glance the overall security rating for your device, as well as for specific security features. Monitor and control application access to your microphone, camera, location and personal information. Take control and be confident knowing your personal data is being kept private.
At BlackBerry we are passionate about raising the bar for security and privacy. But we know that you are best served by security enhancements when they don’t impede on your experience. So even though you can’t see it, know that extra precautions are taken at both the hardware and software level to protect PRIV by BlackBerry from malicious tampering.
What is an unlocked phone?
An unlocked phone is a device that is not bound to any carrier or plan. It allows you to choose your phone first and your carrier second. Upon selecting a plan, simply insert the carrier's SIM card into the phone and you're ready to go. If you decide you want to change carriers down the road or want to take an international trip, it's as simple as replacing your existing SIM card with a new SIM and activating your new plan.
What are the benefits of an unlocked phone?
Freedom: Choose the carrier with the best service or price. If you find a better deal later, you have the ability to change to a different carrier.
Travel: Take your phone internationally and use the carrier of your choice. It's as easy as inserting an active SIM card.
Selection: Choose the phone with the features you want, whether or not your carrier sells it, and get more service options without a contract.
How do I set up my unlocked phone?
The first thing you’ll need is a SIM card for your desired carrier. When activated, the SIM card will let your phone connect to your carrier’s network. If you decide to upgrade to a newer unlocked phone in the future, you can easily remove the SIM card from your old phone and put it in your new phone—just make sure you get the right size of SIM card (nano, micro, or standard) for your phone. If you want to use your phone while traveling internationally, you can easily buy a SIM card for a carrier that operates where you’re traveling. As long as it’s activated, you can just swap SIM cards when you arrive at your destination.
Top Customer Reviews
I'll mention the worst aspect of the phone right up front -- the front camera ("selfie cam") is not impressive at all. It's a 2MP, and I suspect the issue there is simply space; there wasn't room for anything bigger, so it is what it is.
However, the bad news ends there. The rear camera is 18MP, and the image quality is outstanding. People claiming that it "shoots slow" probably have auto-HDR on and it's using it -- and by the way, it doesn't cheat -- it takes the full three shots before merging (most smartphones only take two.) The quality is out of this world. It's not a dSLR (I own a Canon 5d3) but even under pixel-peeping inspection at 400% magnification the images hold up well. The camera tends to overexpose highlights a bit BUT it has manual exposure bias control in the viewfinder; knock it down a stop and that goes away. Compression artifacts are well-controlled.
Compared against the Passport's main camera (which I also own) the shooter in here puts the Passport to shame. It's not a $5,000 dSLR and lens, but it didn't cost $5,000 either. Qualitatively it's on-par with anything else in the market and the focus is phase-detect fast (nearly-instant.) OIS means stable video as well. The lens is wide-angle, probably around 28mm equivalent. I intend to get some ~28-35mm equivalent shots with both the Passport and my 5d3 in the next few days and will be posted a full review over on my blog including them.Read more ›
The build, which many blogs complain about, is actually robust. The phone is extremely sturdy and does not crack or scratch easily upon falling. A lot of people have been falsely claiming that battery life is poor. However, most people fail to state the fact that it is on its first OS cycle. BlackBerry has already heard feedback and has announced several updates to fix the issues. It has a 3410 mAh battery - It possibly cannot have poor battery life. The OS just needs to improve in order for the apps and system to run better.
That also brings me to the lagging issues a lot of bloggers talk about. Yes, if you hurry into the phone, and try downloading a million apps at once upon starting the phone. The phone might slow down a bit. Like i mentioned, it is on its first OS cycle. Give it a day or two to settle down, sync all the updates and apps and I can assure you that the phone won't lag at all.
PRODUCTIVITY EDGE and POP-UP WIDGETS - these two features make the BlackBerry Priv extremely convenient to use. HUB is in fact very smooth functioning and is revolutionary according to me. People complaining about the HUB haven't given it a fair chance. Also, the screen is simply perfect. BlackBerry has managed to avoid over exposure which is common with the AMOLED displays.
On the other end, I would like to point out that the camera app might not be the best. It is quite decent to some extent - but I did download the Google Camera app and I tend to switch between both. Also, use Mozilla Firefox instead of Google Chrome.Read more ›
This is my first Android, Blackberry, Phablet smartphone so I can't really compare with other Android phones or BB OS phones.
Priv, the phone itself I would give 4 stars, beginning, I had an issue with Blackberry Hub, setting up with my company exchange email but after last update, it works beautifully. I read a lot of reviews from other blackberry users saying that Priv Hub is not as good as other BB hub so I hope eventually Priv Hub will only get improved. Initially I felt the phone was little top heavy when physical keyboard is open but with BB cover case, that solved that problem.
The reason I am giving 5 stars is my satisfaction with this phone is beyond 5 stars, I simply LOVE this phone. The physical keyboard is now something that I can't live without, more I use it, I love it more and I can honestly say that I type much faster with this keyboard and Blackberry Hub email is awesome, I can type long email with bullet points, with ability to change font color easily is something my iPhone email app couldn't do.
Yes, there are phones with better cameras and phones don't get hot easily but I am willing to trade all that for the Priv, physical keyboard and BB Hub. okay, to be fair, Priv Camera is still good, enough for my use.
So if you are looking for a great communication machine with beautiful screen and awesome physical keyboard, I strongly recommend this phone, seriously you won't be disappointed.
PS: I also bought the Samsung Gear S2 Classic smart watch and it works beautifully with my Priv!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
So far I love the BlackBerry PRIV, I do wish BlackBerry can give more services like the blackberry travel etc. But this is really a great smartphone. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Eldrick Nogera
I think blackberry has a great device. Sale of the Priv was and remains slow due to Blackberry's poor pricing. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Mr. B.
Be aware that although this says "Unlocked", it won't get software or security updates or wifi tethering unless you use an AT&T SIM card (not even a Cricket Wireless card,... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Ray
I think it was delivered via a Sherpa and Pack mule (took 11 days) but not upset with seller I just did standard delivery. Just used to 2-3 days with Prime. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Ivan MacDonald
the problems I find are that I cannot transfer the information from my previous BB Curve via the software file I have in my computer. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Dafne