BlackBerry Priv

price Rs. 24,369 onwards | launch Jan, 2016
magic score ?
<50
average value for money
our verdict: avoid
ranked
#11
of 36 phones in Rs. 20,000 - 25,000

PhoneCurry Editor's Note

summarizing opinion across 10 expert reviews

What We Liked

  • Fantastic materials and construction
  • Svelte looking industrial design
  • Gorgeous 5.4-inch AMOLED display, with nice and punchy colors, and a slight edge curve that gives it an extra refined look
  • Near stock Android experience
  • The 4-row BlackBerry QWERTY keyboard is a powerful productivity tool, and works great
  • Robust productivity and privacy features - which means this is an enterprise-grade secure communication tool
  • Decent audio quality
  • Decent battery life
  • BlackBerry is still a force to be reckoned with in the corporate world with its end-to-end communication platform and various special tailored solutions

What We Didn't

  • Somewhat underwhelming performance for a flagship phone - the software could do with more optimization to get the best out of the otherwise capable chipset
  • Decent primary camera performance, but the camera app is a bit unstable, tending to crash, and shooting stills can be slow
  • Weak front camera
  • No fingerprint scanner

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Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 5.1, Upgradeable to 6.0
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.4 inches
Screen Resolution1440x2560 pixels (~ 544 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • AMOLED
  • Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 4)
  • Curved Edge Screen
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • Altimeter
Processor/RAM
ProcessorHexa Core, Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808 (Dual Core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A57 + Quad Core 1.44 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPUAdreno 418
RAM3 GB
Memory
Internal Memory32 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 2 TB
Battery
Battery Capacity3410 mAh
Dimensions
Weight192 gm
Thickness9.4 mm
Camera
Camera18.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • Schneider-Kreuznach Optics
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Dual-LED (dual tone) Flash
Secondary Camera2.0 MP
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes (limited band support)
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes
CompassYes
TV OutYes, via SlimPort
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App StoreGoogle Play Store
Full Physical QWERTY KeypadYes
Noise FiltrationYes
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  • Quick Charge (Get up to 60% capacity with just 30 minutes of charging)
  • WiFi Direct
Note: All brand quality factors listed below are already taken into account (with appropriate weightage) when calculating the magic score for a phone!
average brand rating
2.50/5
(Below Average)
average phonecurry internal rating for all phones launched by this brand in recent times
brand perception
Very Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Good
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys