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 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

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

Software Features:

HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Burst mode, Effects, Frames, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Touch to focus, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

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

Video capture:

1280x720 (HD)

Design

Form factor:

Slider

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 6.1 oz (174 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

Music player:

Filter by:

Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists

Supported formats:

MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDI

Video playback:

Supported formats:

MPEG4, H.263, H.264

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 LPDDR3

Internal storage:

32 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 2000 GB

Device type:

Smart phone

OS:

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.1

Profiles/ Protocols:

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), Generic Object Exchange (GOEP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), HID over GATT Profile (HOGP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP), SIM Access (SAP)

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 connector:

microUSB

Location:

GPS, A-GPS

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Compass, Gesture

Other:

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

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T4

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

2G Data:

EDGE, GPRS

SIM type:

Nano SIM

Global Roaming:

Yes

Battery

Capacity:

3410 mAh

Type:

Not user replaceable

Charging:

Yes, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Internet browsing

Browser:

supports:

HTML, HTML5

Built-in online services support:

YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+

Phone features

Notifications:

Haptic feedback, (MP3)

Phonebook:

Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID

Organizer:

Calendar, Alarm, Calculator, World clock, Stopwatch, Countdown timer

Messaging:

SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input

E-mail:

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange

Instant Messaging:

Hangouts / Google Talk

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Oct 22, 2015

FCC ID value:

L6ARHK210LW link

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
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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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