The BlackBerry PRIV is one of 2015’s most exciting releases.Here’s our review of BlackBerry’s FIRST Android handset.

BlackBerry has finally announced its first Android based smartphone as BlackBerry Priv. BlackBerry is facing big challenge to keep itself into the market of smartphone dominated by iOS and Android. BlackBerry Executive Chairman and CEO, John Chen, in the company’s latest earning report confirmed that the BlackBerry Priv Android slider smartphone can be expected to be available late in the calendar year in major market stores and online. This article deals with BlacKberry Priv specifications, price and review. However BlackBerry has not yet revealed the BlackBerry Priv Specifications, we got a bit from reports.

BlackBerry PRIV smartphone

BlackBerry PRIV smartphone

BlackBerry has launched the Priv Android smartphone in India. It packs a 5.4-inch Quad HD AMOLED display, is powered by an Hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor and runs on Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop) with BlackBerrys own features and apps, including DTEK by BlackBerry for Android that lets you know when your privacy could be at risk so you can take action to improve it. It has an 18-megapixel rear camera with dual tone LED flash, OIS, phase-detection auto-focus (PDAF) and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.

BlackBerry PRIV Full Specifications

Design

The design of the Blackberry Priv  smartphone happens to be standard Blackberry style with sturdy build quality and full QWERTY keypad. For those who are wondering, Blackberry has accommodated the full keypad by opting for a slider form factor. The rear panel of the handset features a matte finish that has a rubber like texture.

Configuration and OS

The Blackberry Priv 1.8 GHz Dual-core cortex A57 and 1.44 GHz quad-core cortex A53 processor based on Qualcomm MSM8992 snapdragon 808 chipset. the device is paired with Adreno 408 for a best gaming and media Experience. The phone has Massive 3 GB RAM. The smartphone Runs on Latest Android OS v5.1.1 lollipop.

Display

One of the first thing that a user notices about the Blackberry Priv is that how big the display of the handset is at 5.4 inches. Another highlight of the handset is that Blackberry is launching the smartphone with Quad HD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels for a stunning viewing experience.

BlackBerry PRIV smartphone

BlackBerry PRIV smartphone

 

Performance and Battery Life

This being the first ever Android smartphone to be launched by the brand, Blackberry is leaving no stones unturned when it comes to performance offered by the handset. The handset maker has equipped the device with a Hexa-core processor clocked at 1.8 GHz and coupled with 3 GB of RAM. The handset will also come with a powerful 3650 mAh battery that can easily last a day’s worth of usage on single charge.

Camera Technology

Blackberry has equipped the Priv smartphone with a powerful 18 Megapixels primary camera on its rear panel. The front panel of the handset boasts of a 5 Megapixels selfie snapper that is ideal for clicking selfies and video calling. However, we would not be too excited about the camera quality on the new handset as Blackberry devices are not exactly known for their cameras.

Connectivity

Being a prime and debut Android handset from the Canadian manufacturer, Blackberry Priv comes with support for both 4G LTE and 3G. It also boasts of features like Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, microUSB and GPS.

Verdict

With the Priv smartphone, Blackberry is totally overhauling its lineup and going for a more popular segment of handsets viz. Android smartphones. With the signature Blackberry build and flexibility of Android operating system, this handset is bound to find a lot of buyers in the Indian handset market. Considering the initial impressions of the handset, this might just turn out to be what Blackberry needs to push its sales.

(Expected) best price in india: Rs.25,999/-