BlackBerry Priv

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Posted:
Sep 25, 2015
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Nov 6, 2015

PhoneArena Rating:

7.2
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Display

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

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, Notification light

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5 mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share, SlimPort

Additional microphone(s):

Yes

Hardware & Performance

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:

microSDXC up to 2000 GB

OS:

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.1

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0

Features:

Mass storage device, Video out

Location:

GPS, A-GPS

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Compass, Gesture

Other:

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

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

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

UMTS:

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

Data:

LTE-A, HSPA, HSUPA

SIM type:

Nano SIM

Battery

Capacity:

3410 mAh

Type:

Not user replaceable

Charging:

Yes, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Phone features

Notifications:

Haptic feedback, (MP3)

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

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
  • 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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