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BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9981 User Reviews

5.5 Based on 2 Reviews

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Call quality6.5/10
Build quality7.5/10
Text input6/10
Everyday usage5.5/10
UI speed4.5/10


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posted on 01 Jan 2015, 04:33 (Posts: 397; Member since: 05 Nov 2014)


Overprice, underpower

SaintHelena has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

This BB Porsche design is really doesn't deserve to be called a premium phone. While the build quality were solid, the device is NOT worthed the price tag. It's laggy, underpower & the OS is really not on par with competitor (android/iOS).

I really don't understand why Porsche want their brand put into this device.

Build quality 5/10
Reception 4/10
Call quality 3/10
Internet 1/10
Multimedia 1/10
Camera 1/10
UI speed 1/10
Everyday usage 1/10
Text input 2/10
Display 1/10
Battery 1/10


  • Almost nothing


  • Slow CPU
  • Bad OS

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posted on 26 Jun 2015, 13:04 (Posts: 0; Member since: 26 Jun 2015)


Great phone for its time.

x-fire has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review

This has been a great device to me; solid build quality and functions as well as a pre-OS10 BB device possibly could. Strong battery life, good radio and wifi. The camera is the only bummer (as per the 9900 BB Bold, it does not zoom due to user complaints on previous devices about "taking too long" and having to wait for an image to focus).

Bear in mind, that it's now 2015 and anyone buying a PD phone who wants the latest and greatest apps should get a 9983 with OS10 and an updated interface.

Blackberry still provides excellent product support (I had a keyboard replacement done recently by them, under warranty), and I don't plan on disposing of this device anytime soon. The desktop charging dock is nice and classy (and beats fumbling for cables and tooling around with the USB plug), and it works fine for business use. This is a utilitarian device, not a toy, and it still catches attention. Don't buy this phone in late 2014/early 2015 and wonder why it doesn't run android apps :)

Build quality 10/10
Reception 10/10
Call quality 10/10
Internet 8/10
Multimedia 6/10
Camera 3/10
UI speed 8/10
Everyday usage 10/10
Text input 10/10
Display 10/10
Battery 10/10


  • Great design
  • Strong signal strength
  • Great battery life
  • Simple and efficient OS


  • Camera is almost useless

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