blackberry priv reviewAs we say good-bye to 2015 and look towards 2016 let’s all take a minute to recognize that the Blackberry Priv is a reminder that miracles do happen! Yes folks, the BlackBerry Priv is something we never thought we’d see; a BlackBerry-made device running on Google’s Android software. With respect to performance, the BlackBerry PRIV is an odd one.

Looking like the Samsung Galaxy S6 EDGE and packing specs and hardware to rival it, the BlackBerry PRIV is the most powerful and feature-packed phone BlackBerry has ever released. The 18MP sensor on the BlackBerry PRIV is EASILY the finest camera unit ever fitted to a BlackBerry handset.

The BlackBerry Priv is a slider smartphone developed by BlackBerry Limited and we still have plenty of time to decide whether the BlackBerry Priv is a success or not, though. I would say the BlackBerry Priv is probably in the top 5 Android devices, which is fantastic for someone’s first phone on a new platform.

The BlackBerry Priv is an attractive device, thicker than the competition on Android, but sporting a backlit QWERTY keyboard that slides out from behind the 5. At this capacity you’d expect daylong performance and for the most part you get it, but the BlackBerry Priv can be a hungry beast.

With a curved Quad HD display, high-res 18 MP camera with OIS, a big battery, and the signature physical keyboard, the BlackBerry Priv can take on any of today’s Androids, and then some, so we are sure that BB fans, who have been longing for such a flagship for years now, might be already lining up. And holding the device almost makes it feel like having a suction cup stuck to your hands, which also means the BlackBerry Priv can certainly go without a case, since there is likely little risk of it slipping out of your hand.

You and your BlackBerry Priv can be joined at the hip with the BlackBerry Priv Leather Swivel Holster.

When using the physical keyboard, the BlackBerry PRIV can dedicate the entire screen for the ultimate app experience. And most importantly, running Android means that the BlackBerry Priv can finally be the only smartphone in a users life. It’s short, it’s black and white, and it focuses on privacy – namely, how the BlackBerry Priv can protect yours. Shop BlackBerry Priv