How does the BlackBerry Priv hold up under fire?

How does the BlackBerry Priv hold up under fire?
The same person who started the brouhaha over the bending of the Nexus 6P by easily snapping a pair of units on video, is back. Under the YouTube channel JerryRigEverything, the BlackBerry Priv was put through a similar test as the one that was ultimately failed by Huawei's first Nexus handset.

The first test was designed to measure the strength of the display. That test showed that the screen will hold up to keys and the change in your pocket, but an abrasive like sand could leave a permanent mark on the display. What might disappoint Priv buyers is the camera lens, which scratched when car keys were rubbed against it. While the plastic keys on the QWERTY did scratch (they are made from plastic, hello!), underneath them is a layer of rubber that keeps out dirt and grime.

When a flame was applied to the AMOLED screen, the pixels closed down, turning white. Once the flame was removed, the pixels turned back on and all was well. When the same test was done to the Nexus 6P, the pixels were permanently damaged.

The bend test was passed up because a slider, with two movable parts, is easier to bend. With the QWERTY pulled out, enough separation between the two parts of the phone was seen even when employing just two fingers to bend the unit. Priv users will have the slider shut most of the time though, so this isn't something to be terribly concerned about.

Check out this Priv durability test by clicking on the video below.

source: JerryRigEverything via Crackberry

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  • Display 5.4 inches 2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 18 MP (Single camera) 2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3410 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow


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