Hi there! So I wanted to start a new blog post series where I showcase my phones! I have been collecting phones since 2011. Starting with the Samsung Galaxy S2 that I bought for my own money. I want to go over my massive stack of phones and show them to you over here. First one I wanna start with will be the BlackBerry Priv! I will just randomly select a phone from time to time and just talk about it a little bit. Hopefully you will enjoy. It will be an unique series here on my website. Something than nobody else ever has done before.
This phone is having a large 5.4″ display with screen resolution of 1440×2560. A high 540 pixel density. Gorilla Glass 4 protection and a slight curved edge screen. The operating system is Android which is interesting because usually blackberry is using their own BlackBerry OS. But this phone with Android works with all the standard Android apps. It comes with Snapdragon 808 chipset and a Hexa-core 4×1.4GHz Cortex-A53 and 2×1.8GHz Cortex-A57 processor. The GPU is Adreno 418.
Here are some photos on my BlackBerry Priv!
It also has option for microSD card slot of 256GB. And internal storage of 32GB with 3GB of RAM. The primary camera is 18MP f/2.2 and secondary is 2MP, 720p. The battery is 3410mAh battery.
The phone also has a full qwerty keyboard that you can see when you slide up the screen. So you can decide if you want to use the physical keyboard or the Android on-screen keyboard. The phone comes with a matte plastic back feel. The only main disadvantage is that it doesn’t have a removable battery option. But most high end phones 2017 doesn’t have a removable battery.
Some have also complained that the plastic back on this phone makes it feel cheap for being a BlackBerry phone. I have to say that I don’t agree. I think it still feels very premium and also that plastic is a better material to use on the back than for example Samsung Galaxy S8’s glass back. And the new iPhone 8 that also will use glass back. Even LG have started to use glass back with LG G6. The problem with glass is it breaks easily and it creates ugly fingerprint marks on the back. And if it breaks it will be expensive to replace. Plastic usually won’t break. It’s made with more thinking about durability.
This phone has a bit of that business feel to it that BlackBerry phones usually have. It will surely stand out even in 2017 because most phones aren’t qwerty sliders these days. But I think it looks extremely look and people who want a niche phone to stand out 2017 this is the one still. Samsung Galaxy Note 8 might be another good niche phone because it’s the only high end device with good stylus support.