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PRIV by BlackBerry



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In a nutshell

  • A slide out keyboard makes PRIV more portable and practical
  • The 5.4-inch Quad HD touchscreen is ideal for work and entertainment
  • Photos look stunning thanks to the camera’s 18MP sensor and professional-quality lenses

What Carphone Warehouse says

What Carphone Say

“This is a return to BlackBerry’s heyday. PRIV looks great, the slide out keyboard is brilliant for long emails and you get all the latest smartphone features from Android.”

What users say

4.6 based on

  • Camera

    18 megapixels

  • Storage


  • Display

    5.4 inches

  • Operating System

    Android Lollipop (5.1.1)

  • Battery

    Up to 25 hours talktime

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  • Crystal-clear curved screen

    The 5.4-inch curved screen shows everything in pin-sharp detail. And the wrap-around edges give handy shortcuts that help you get things done more quickly.

  • Top camera

    The photos taken by the 18MP camera a clear, bright and colourful. It has professionally-made lenses that help all your shots stand out from the crowd.

  • Advanced physical keyboard

    This might be an Android phone, but it still has BlackBerry’s iconic physical keyboard. And this one does even more, working like a track-pad so you can easily navigate the phone.

  • Unique sliding design

    Even though BlackBerry has squeezed a sliding keyboard under the curved screen, PRIV still feels thin and light to hold.

Design and display

Smart and stylish

PRIV is perfectly designed for a balance of practicality and productivity. The physical keyboard makes accurate typing easy, while the slide mechanism ensures the phone still fits in your pocket. And it’s all put together while keeping PRIV slim and good-looking.

See the detail

Whether you want to see every detail of your favourite movie or have the space to edit documents on the move, the 5.4-inch screen on PRIV is brilliant. Colours are vibrant and blacks are deep, making everything look perfectly realistic.

Ahead of the curve

That huge, crisp screen has a gentle curve on each side. This creates a space for handy shortcuts – just slide out from the right-hand curve and you’ll get icons for your calendar, to-do list, contacts and more so you can do things more quickly.


Professional rear camera

It’s not just the huge 18MP sensor that makes the camera on PRIV great, it also has professional lenses. These let in more light and give sharper focus, making your photos look like they were taken with a proper camera.

Better home movies

The camera on the back of PRIV isn’t just great for stills, it shoots great video too. You can record in 4K Ultra HD (that’s four times sharper than Full HD) and there’s optical image stabilisation to keep things looking smooth.

Advanced video calls

BBM Video takes the front camera on PRIV to the next level. You can set up video conferences, share you screen for collaborative working and hear everything in sharp detail thanks to BlackBerry’s advanced software.

Under the hood

Power and efficiency

An innovative six-core processor gives PRIV impressive performance. There are two high-powered cores for when you want to run your most powerful apps and games, and four low-powered cores to keep things running in the background without draining the battery.


Plug in less often

BlackBerry has squeezed a huge battery into PRIV. That means you can keep going for longer without plugging into the wall. So, if your working day turns into a night out, you’ll be able to stay connected until you get home.

Other features

BlackBerry meets Android

PRIV is BlackBerry’s first Android phone, meaning you get all Android’s flexibility and apps plus BlackBerry’s best productivity features and supreme security.

A more powerful keyboard

BlackBerry is famous for its keyboards, and the one on PRIV is fantastic. It doesn’t just make typing easy –slide your fingers over it and it works like a track-pad so you get a cursor for easier navigation.



The box contains

  • User manual
  • Transfer cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • USB cable
  • Headphones
  • Device


  • Camera

    • 4K Ultra HD

    • Dual LED

    • 4K Ultra HD

    • 2 megapixels

    • 18 megapixels

  • Storage

    • MicroSD

    • 200 GB

  • Display

    • 540 ppi

    • AMOLED

    • 5.4 inches

  • Operating System

    • Lollipop (5.1.1)

    • Android

  • Battery

    • 3410 mAh

    • 25 hours

    • 350 hours

  • Dimensions

    • 147 x 77.2 x 9.4 mm

    • 192 grams

  • Calls & Messages

    • Quad band

  • Apps

    • Play store

  • Body

    • Nano

  • Connectivity

  • Music and entertainment

  • Processor

    • Hexa

    • 1.8GHz dual core + 1.44GHz quad core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 808 processor

    • 1.8 GHz

    • 3 GB


PRIV by BlackBerry is rated 4.6311 out of 5 by 103.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Underhill from Great phone Had the priv for 10 months, easy to use, keyboard great, large screen, excellent camra and battery life good ( normal day to day use will last 2 days, use very hard will last 10hrs. I do miss some B10 features but best android phone on the market
Date published: 2016-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gorgeous from Favourite phone so far Had phone for a couple of months, love the physical keyboard which is so much quicker than touch screen. Much better battery life than my previous HTC and Samsung phones. Blackberry support very helpful. Nice big curved screen and access to blackberry hub, which means texts, Facebook alerts and emails are all in same place, but you can filter on texts or email separately as well.
Date published: 2016-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from Amazing blackberry with wonderful camera I got the priv after my all time favourite bb passport was stolen. I love this blackberry. its light, easy to use, the keyboard is wonderful and the camera takes some incredible photos. the battery life is also extremely good.
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gemwilz from Best BlackBerry Ever Great phone with amazing camera. Also great to have a physical keyboard again. Battery consumption is also better than other phones I have had before. Love that it still feels like a blackberry but has the android apps. Very pleased.
Date published: 2016-04-12