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Comparing BlackBerry PRIV against Samsung S6 Edge+, iPhone 6s Plus & other 2015 flagships

Year 2015 is almost ending and the market have received almost every company’s high-end devices of the year. Even BlackBerry have rolled out the PRIV yesterday, so let’s compare how it takes on its competitors – Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+, Apple iPhone 6s Plus, LG G4, HTC One M9 and recently launched Sony Xperia Z5.

BlackBerry PRIV SAMSUNG GALAXY EDGE + iPHONE 6S PLUS LG G4 HTC One M9 Sony Xperia Z5 Premium
Display 5.4 inches (13.7 cm) 5.66 inches (14.4 cm) 5.5 inches (13.9 cm) 5.5 inches (13.9 cm) 5.0 inches (12.7 cm) 5.5 inches (13.9 cm)
Resolution 1,440 x 2,560 (540 PPI) 1,440 x 2,560 (518 PPI) 1,080 x 1,920 (401 PPI) 1,440 x 2,560 (538 PPI) 1,080 x 1,920 (441 PPI) 2,160 x 3,840 (806 PPI)
Keyboard Touchscreen keypad, Full-QWERTY physical keyboard(touch-enabled) Touchscreen keypad, physical keyboard available only as an accessory Touchscreen keyboard Touchscreen keyboard Touchscreen keyboard Touchscreen keyboard
RAM 3 GB 4GB 2 GB 3 GB 3 GB 3 GB
Memory 32 GB, microSD slot expandable up to 2 TB 32/64/128 GB, no microSD support 16/64/128 GB, no microSD support 32 GB, microSD support 32 GB, microSD support 32 GB, microSD slot expandable upto 2 TB
Battery 3,410 mAh 3,000 mAh 2,915 mAh 3,000 mAh 2,840 mAh 3,430 mAh
Camera 18 MP with Phase focus, dual flash. 16 MP with Phase focus, dual flash. 12 MP with Phase focus, dual flash. 16 MP with Laser focus, dual flash. 20 MP 23 MP with Phase focus, single flash.
Security features DTEK BlackBerry, certified OS Boot. Samsung Knox no no no no

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Clearly, BlackBerry PRIV holds a tight competition in terms of hardware with others. And when it comes to software, PRIV runs the same Android OS (excluding iPhone) while the update of Android 6.0 Marshmellow is on its way. There’s no compromise on apps now, neither on security as BlackBerry states. The prices of all these phones are also identical with iPhone being the most expensive. BlackBerry and Sony Xperia Z5 wins the competition when it comes to battery size, memory storage and rear camera. However, Xperia Z5 wins by vast with its 4K display which actually runs on 1080p resolution unless you play a 4K video. On the other hand, BlackBerry features the most unique design with full physical qwerty keyboard slide-out & dual-curve screen similar to Galaxy Edge. Keep in mind, the keyboard is capacitive as seen on BlackBerry Passport which enables to navigate and flick predictive words as shown below. The phone has much more software features which are undefined yet.

This was a quick comparison of all leading high-end Android smartphones of 2015 and a waking call to you who think BlackBerry has overpriced the PRIV against its competitors. Refresh your mentality 😉

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  1. Being there first android phone I think a little high priced. What if they don’t sell are they going to update to marshmallow. Or you drop $1000 on a phone you don’t even know will be supported in a year?

  2. Had to choose Leap because the keyboard keys are too small on PRIV. I am having a problem getting louder notice on rec’d messages…….suggestions plse. My Z10 was downloading something, and halfway through it fried. Is there a possibility of getting reimbursed for some of my costs for BlackBerry’s faulty equipment? Hopefully I didn’t make a mistake by choosing BlackBerry again!

    Claudia Devoe

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