The Blackberry PRIV, Is A Decent Phone, With A Whole Lot Of Issues!
Not really all that great of a phone. The phone heats up constantly. The memory card slot , often fails. The phone can not charge, while you are using it. You have to let the phone charge, by not using it, at all. The SIM and Memory card slots, are difficult to access and prone to breaking. With voice calls, the person on the other end, can not hear your at first. It takes a second or two, for them to hear you. It is very difficult to add contacts. The options that are supposed to let you add contacts, don't work, in the way that they should. You can't automatically download files to the memory card. You have to change settings and download apps, in order to transfer the content from the phones Internal memory, to the SD Card. The Spell-Check doesn't work like it does on other phones. You will see all of the possible spellings on the keyboard, but you can't click them and have the word typed in. Plus, with this problem, you have to Back-Space, in order to correctly add the words that you really wanted. It has no removable battery. It has an extremely annoying Nanny-Like function, where it will keep changing your curse words and other spellings of words, into "SAFE" words. Also, the Mini-USB port is really susceptible to breaking. I bought this phone, because it has a Hard-Where keyboard, a lot of Internal memory, it is running the most current version of Android and it is still able to keep upgrading the OS, decent battery life, support for up to to 2 TB's of SD Card memory, large screen, ect. I know some of these issues are caused by Android, but this is actually Blackberry's version of the AndroidOS, so they could have customized it better. If you can buy it for around $150 to $200, then it could possibly be worth it to you. But not $700+. I really wanted to love this phone, but I dont see it lasting for anymore then a year. The Blackberry PRIV, is just a poorly designed phone. I could go on, but I imagine that you get the point. A somewhat decent phone, with A LOT of issues!Read full review
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: Pre-owned