BlackBerry Priv Specs

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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.

This device is also known as BlackBerry STV100-1


  • Hardware QWERTY keyboard
  • Supports wireless charging
  • High pixel density screen (541 PPI)


  • Thick body (0.37 inches)

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Size: 5.4 inches
Resolution: 2560 x 1440 pixels, 541 PPI
Technology: AMOLED
Screen-to-body: 71.58 %
Features: Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor


System chip: Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992
Processor: Hexa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
GPU: Adreno 418
Internal storage: 32GB
Storage expansion: microSDXC up to 2000 GB
OS: Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop) Screenshots
Device type: Smartphone


Capacity: 3410 mAh
Type: Not user replaceable
Charging: Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Qi and Powermat wireless charging


Rear: Single camera Camera samples
Main camera: 18 MP (OIS, PDAF)
Specifications: Aperture size: F2.2
Flash: Dual LED
Video recording: 3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
Features: OIS, Continuous autofocus, Video calling, Video sharing
Front: 2 MP
Video capture: 1280x720 (HD)
Dimensions: 5.79 x 3.04 x 0.37 inches (147 x 77.2 x 9.4 mm)
Weight: 6.77 oz (192.0 g)
Features: Notification light, Full keyboard


4G (FDD): Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 12(700 a), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS)
3G: Bands 6(800), 5(850), 8(900), 4(1700/2100), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Data Speed: LTE-A, HSPA, HSUPA
SIM type: Nano SIM


Headphones: 3.5mm jack
Speakers: Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Features: Album art cover, Background playback
Screen mirroring: Wireless screen share, SlimPort
Additional microphone(s): Yes

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, Charging
Hearing aid compatible: M3, T4
Location: GPS, A-GPS
Sensors: Accelerometer, Compass, Gesture
Other: NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:
Date approved: Oct 22, 2015
FCC ID value: L6ARHK210LW
Measured SAR:
Head: 1.05 W/kg
Body: 1.15 W/kg
Simultaneous Transmission: 1.53 W/kg
Wireless Router: 1.16 W/kg

Buyers information

Price: $ 699
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From a long time ago....
Phone owned for more than a year

A unique old partner of life. Really not a flagship but à daily phone of 2015, 2016, 2017 .... After this is more complicated. Software update is missing, hardware cpu run just To much hot and drain the battery. Performance are missing but for email, web, call, and video the screen is beauty.

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A real head turner
Phone owned for less than a year

The phone just can't compete hardware-wise with the likes of the Pixel, iPhone 7 or Galaxy S7 but that's only natural, it's a 15 months old device now. Anyone who expects a last year flagship to compete with the current gen ones is a fool. But it can compete in design (blows everyone away except maybe de S7 Edge, both are gorgeous phones) and productivity. The physical keyboard is something no other bran offers, and it's prety good. Also, in everyday life you won't notice any lag and it will perform just as you would expect, but it will get warm pretty fast if you're doing games or updating lots of apps at the same time. The front camera is meh, but the rear facing it's amazing

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Productivity Machine!
Phone owned for less than 3 months

In my opinion there is no other smartphone other than BB10 which could match the productivity of the Priv for emails and business. If you are looking for a serious performer to stay connected out of the office, look no further.

Seriously underrated phone, especially after Android Marshmallow upgrade. It really deserves a better rating, and much better sales volumes.

Few people even know that Blackberry made an Android phone, nevermind how good it is. I highly recommend it.

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