When it was launched in October 2015, the BlackBerry Priv had a price tag of $699, but with the passing of time, its price has dropped and now it costs only $299.99, being available on eBay. We remind you that this is the first device released by the Canadian company with Android (5.1.1 Lollipop) out of the box, but a few weeks ago, it was upgraded to the latest 6.0 Marshmallow version.
Why should you buy the BlackBerry Priv? Well, one of the reasons would be slide-out keyboard that hides under the screen with curved edges, and which can be used when writing long messages or when chatting on applications such as WhatsApp. Old BlackBerry smartphones are equipped with QWERTY keyboards, a trend that BlackBerry has tried to revive, but unlike those classic models, the Priv allows you to use the physical keyboard on special occasions, while the rest of the time hides beneath the screen, which has a diagonal of 5.4-inch, a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels at 540 ppi and it’s protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4.
The BlackBerry Priv is not exactly a flagship, but it has a more powerful processor than other models from its generation: Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808 with two cores clocked at 1.8GHz and four cores clocked at 1.44GHz. The graphics are Adreno 418, being paired with 3GB of RAM and the internal memory has a capacity of 32GB, but thanks to a software update, the new maximum supported additional memory that can be added using a microSD card is 256GB.
The main camera has a resolution of 18MP, an aperture of f/2.2 and has Schneider-Kreuznach optics, OIS, phase detection autofocus and dual-LED (dual tone) flash, while the front camera is very weak, of only 2MP. The battery is non-removable, but it has a generous capacity of 3,410 mAh.
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