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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by drexappeal, Oct 13, 2015.

  1. drexappeal

    drexappeal Extreme Android User
    Thread Starter

    Well, it's obvious that the hype behind this phone isn't quite there, but considering how many leaks there've been, I figured I'd post the first thread in the PRIV forum, consolidating the Phandroid articles, as well as some other information that's been posted online:














    Other Articles w/ rumored details
    Shorter and Thinner than the Note 5?

    $630 Off Contract? (Grain of salt here because it's converted from pricing in China...Could be less or more, but gives a decent barometer on price)

    Potential 21mp Camera on the production version:

  2. drexappeal

    drexappeal Extreme Android User
    Thread Starter

    5.4 inch screen confirmed, as well as 3410mah battery. Pre-register, if interested:

    Finally, someone posted dimensions on the Blackberry Priv



    Here are some comparisons with other 5.5-5.7 inch phones
    Blackberry PRIV
    147 (184 opened) x 77.2 x 9.4 mm

    LG G3
    146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm

    LG G4
    148.9 x 76.1 x 9.8 mm

    Galaxy Note 3
    151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm

    Galaxy Note 4
    153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5 mm

    Galaxy Note Edge
    151.3 x 82.4 x 8.3 mm

    Galaxy Note 5
    153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6 mm

    Sony Xperia z5 Premium
    154.4 x 76 x 7.8 mm

    Nexus 5x (5.2 screen)
    147 x 72.6 x 7.9 mm

    What I'm liking already is that, it's smaller than the Note 3 and Note 4, overall, when closed. I expected it to be slightly thicker, but the width is close to the G4, so that's fine with me. I don't know what the reviews are talking about, when saying that it's not a "one handed phone," but when closed, those dimensions tell me it can easily be managed with one hand. I can manage my Note 3 with one hand, so the Priv shouldn't be a problem at all. I can understand that it wouldn't be a one-handed device when the keyboard is open, but I'd imagine that people would want to use both hands on the keyboard.

    I didn't bother putting up the Nexus 6p or the iPhone 6s Plus because they're significantly taller devices.

    Priv video
  3. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
    VIP Member

    May depend on your hands. I find 5" phones a bit of a stretch for one-handed use, so have no difficulty believing this one is a two-hander. Or it may be that it lacks some of the software optimisations others there have for one-handed use.
  4. drexappeal

    drexappeal Extreme Android User
    Thread Starter

    I honestly don't have the biggest hands at all, but I get that it would be based on hand size. If I were to consider "normal" hand size, I'd even say that my hands were smaller than average, but still manage to use the Note 3 one handed. The fact that the priv is close to the G3, I can't see how it would be any more difficult to handle the Priv one handed, as the G3 isn't typically mentioned as a "two handed" device.
  5. Qbnkelt

    Qbnkelt Newbie

    I don't mind the size, even with my small hands. I'm using a Note 4 with no problems.
    I just have very bad memories of my last few BlackBerry devices, quality control suffered for anything past my 9700.
    I've gone beyond BlackBerry and I'm not going back. Especially at that price.

    Edited for typos. [emoji12]
    #5 Qbnkelt, Oct 24, 2015
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2015

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