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BlackBerry Priv

BlackBerry Priv

from  $249.93+
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77 Engadget Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
77

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

For physical keyboard devotees, there’s not much choice in the smartphone world right now, but BlackBerry does a decent job with the Priv. The high price will deter fair-weather buyers, but if you can’t stand typing on glass, this is your only option.

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Pros
  • Mixes the best of BlackBerry and Android
  • Good-looking device, comfortable to hold
  • Decent camera
Cons
  • Keyboard isn't great
  • High price
  • Ships with Android Lollipop
77 Engadget Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
77

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

77
 

User Reviews

90
Clarekj
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
70
svoboman
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
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Score Breakdown

 
80
Average user Score
 
90
Clarekj
05.07.16
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
70
svoboman
02.03.16
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget