BlackBerry Priv Specs, Review and current price

BlackBerry Priv is a modern flip-up smartphone and I really admire it because of its features and awesome design, anything you need in a smartphone can be found in BlackBerry Priv Android smartphone.

Recently  BlackBerry lost many of their Nigeria customers following the news that BlackBerry smartphones will no longer be allowed to use Whatsapp but with BlackBerry Priv you don't have any problem regarding WhatsApp as it uses Android operating system.

When BlackBerry Priv was announced and later released it was sold above N200,000 but now you can buy BlackBerry Priv below 100k.

BlackBerry Priv

BlackBerry Priv Review

Before the full specifications and price of BlackBerry Priv, i will like to explain more about the features of this smartphone and why I admire it.


BlackBerry Priv is designed with 5.4 inches (~71.9% screen-to-body ratio), 1440 x 2560 pixels (~540 ppi pixel density) curved edge screen that makes more unique, brighter and attractive

Operating system

As i said earlier this smartphone uses Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop), upgradable to Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) and processor Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808 which means despite being a Blackberry smartphone you are allowed to enjoy whatever other Android users enjoy as you already know that Android operating system (OS) is the most widely used OS in Nigeria and other parts of the world.


BlackBerry Priv comes with a 3GB random access memory and 32GB internal storage memory which makes it an idea if you are looking for a smartphone with great performance and stability.


All I can say about BlackBerry Priv is that this phone is all round good as it has a high-quality camera of about 18 MP, f/2.2, 27mm, Schneider-Kreuznach optics, OIS, phase detection autofocus and 2 MP, 720p front selfie camera.

From the camera features above I will say that this phone has more power when it comes to the main camera but the front camera is not actually good compared to the back main camera.


BlackBerry smartphones are best known for their weakness when it comes to the battery long lasting solution but BlackBerry priv is powered with a decent non-removable Li-Ion 3410 mAh battery which I am sure can give you more power to stay connected than expected.

Key Features
  • Display: 5.4" AMOLED
  • Processor: 1.8 GHz; Qualcomm Snapdragon
  • Memory: ROM 32GB; RAM 3GB
  • OS: Android Lollipop 5.1
  • Camera: 18MP (Back); 2MP (Front)
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, Bluetooth

 Current price

BlackBerry priv is currently selling at the rate of  ₦97,000 in Nigeria and KSh 70,000 in Kenya.

BUY HERE from Jumia (Nigeria) or HERE (Kenya)

Full Specifications

Network Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
Launch Announced 2015, October
Status Available. Released 2015, November
Body Dimensions 147 x 77.2 x 9.4 mm (5.79 x 3.04 x 0.37 in)
Weight 192 g (6.77 oz)
Keyboard QWERTY
- Capacitive touch 4-row BlackBerry keyboard
Display Type AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.4 inches (~71.9% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels (~540 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes, up to 10 fingers
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4
- Curved edge screen
Platform OS Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop), upgradable to 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808
CPU Hexa-core (4x1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 & 2x1.8 GHz Cortex-A57)
GPU Adreno 418
Memory Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal 32 GB, 3 GB RAM
Camera Primary 18 MP, f/2.2, 27mm, Schneider-Kreuznach optics, OIS, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Features 1/2.4' sensor size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video [email protected], [email protected]
Secondary 2 MP, 720p
Sound Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Comms WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.1, A2DP, EDR, LE
Radio No
USB microUSB 2.0 (SlimPort 4K)
Features Sensors Accelerometer, altimeter, gyro, ToF proximity, compass
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM, BBM
Browser HTML5
Java No
- Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 2.0)
- Qi/PMA wireless charging (STV100-1, STV100-2, STV100-5, STV100-6)
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
- MP4/H.264 player
- Photo/video editor
- Document viewer
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3410 mAh battery


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