BlackBerry Priv

Featured in Best QWERTY
Posted:
Sep 25, 2015
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Nov 06, 2015

PhoneArena Rating:

7.2
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BlackBerry Priv

Featured in Best QWERTY
Posted: Sep 25, 2015
Market status: Released
Release date: Nov 06, 2015

PhoneArena Rating:

7.2
Read Full Review
  • Display 5.4" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 18 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3410 mAh
  • Fingerprint
  • Lightweight
  • Thin
  • LTE
  • Waterproof
  • NFC
  • Dual SIM

Display

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Display size:

5.4 inches

Resolution:

1440 x 2560 pixels

Pixel density:

541 ppi

Technology:

AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio:

71.58 %

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

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Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

18 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2

Flash:

Dual LED

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)

Features:

Optical image stabilization, Continuous autofocus, Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

2 megapixels

Design

Dimensions:

5.79 x 3.04 x 0.37 inches (147 x 77.2 x 9.4 mm)

Weight:

6.77 oz (192 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Features:

Full keyboard

Hardware & Performance

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System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992

Processor:

Hexa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit

GPU:

Adreno 418

RAM:

3 GB

Internal storage:

32 GB

Storage expansion:

up to 2000 GB

OS:

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop)

Battery

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Capacity:

3410 mAh

Charging:

Yes, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 17, 20, 29, 30

UMTS:

800, 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data:

LTE-A, HSPA, HSUPA

SIM type:

Nano SIM

Connectivity

Bluetooth:

4.1

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band

USB:

USB 2.0

Connector:

microUSB

Features:

Mass storage device, Video out

Location:

GPS, A-GPS

Other:

NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Compass, Gesture

Notifications:

Notification light, Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Hearing aid compatibility:

M3, T4

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Multimedia

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Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share, SlimPort

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector:

3.5mm

Additional microphone(s):

Yes

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Oct 22, 2015

FCC ID value:

L6ARHK210LW link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

1.05 W/kg

Body:

1.15 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.53 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.16 W/kg

Shopping information

MSRP price:

$ 699

This device is also known as BlackBerry STV100-1

US CARRIER AVAILABILITY

Discontinued

Pros

  • Hardware QWERTY keyboard
  • Supports wireless charging
  • Extremely high pixel density screen (541 ppi)

Cons

  • Thick body (0.37 inches)

Description

BlackBerry Priv is the first Android-based smartphone of the company, and is presented as a secure handset. It comes with a new BlackBerry app called DTEK, which reportedly "lets you know when your privacy could be at risk so you can take action to improve it," while at the same time offering access to the Android ecosystem. The Priv has a sliding QWERTY keyboard (a rarity these days), in addition to a 5.4-inch dual-curve Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixel) display. Other features include LTE connectivity, a six-core Snapdragon 808 processor, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of expandable internal memory, and a 3410 mAh battery. An 18 MP rear camera (with OIS and 4K video recording) and a 2 MP front-facing camera complete the specs list.

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