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Priv by BlackBerry





Priv by BlackBerry (SIM Free/UK)

BlackBerry secure smartphone, powered by Android.

The Priv by BlackBerry combines everything you would expect from a flagship smartphone running the Android operating system with the additional benefit of the security and productivity tools of a BlackBerry device. The first Android device to be made by BlackBerry the Priv comes with added security to let you know when your data could be at risk, so you can take action to improve it.
A physical slide out keyboard makes this a desirable handset in a market deprived of such.

Let's take a look at its main features, benefits and the best reasons to buy.

SIM Free/Unlocked UK Stock

When buying the Priv by BlackBerry from Clove Technology, you will be provided with a factory unlocked and UK specification SIM Free model.

This means that you can use it with any compatible global nano sized SIM card.

International customers should check the GSM frequencies in the specification and local operator network compatibility for full compatibility.

We offer cheap, fast and reliable shipping worldwide should you decide on the Priv by BlackBerry as your next smartphone.

Reasons to buy Priv by BlackBerry

  • One of, if not the only Android smartphone with a physical keyboard that slides out from the bottom of the device
  • Android operating system - Powerful and flexible with a massive application library
  • Solid hardware design - Built by BlackBerry who are well known for building premium quality smartphones
  • Exclusive DTEK™ by BlackBerry warning system app to provide you with the power of privacy
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor - Powerful performance when you need it
  • 3410mAh battery - Work for longer without needing to charge your phone
  • 5.44-inch QHD (2560×1440) dual-curved AMOLED display - Deep and rich colours with 540 pixels per inch
  • 3GB RAM - Complete multiple tasks with ease
  • 32GB storage - Store lots of photos, documents, apps and more on the internal memory
  • MicroSD memory card slot - Expand the memory in the phone with a microSD card up to 2TB
  • 18 megapixel camera - Schneider-Kreuznach certified camera optics for stunning photos

Colour and memory variants

The Priv by BlackBerry will come with 32GB of internal memory with the handset colour being Black.

Box Contents

  • Priv by BlackBerry
  • UK Mains adapter +5V DC / 1.3A AC power adapter
  • MicroUSB cable
  • 3.5 mm stereo headset
  • Documentation


Android Amplified

As the first-ever BlackBerry smartphone powered by Android, PRIV by BlackBerry brings new features to the platform and gives you full access to over one million applications: whether it’s Spotify, Uber or BBM, you’ll find it on Google Play .

Where once arguments were made for a lack of apps on the BlackBerry OS, no longer is this the case.

Exclusive to the PRIV by BlackBerry are the apps that have long made BlackBerry the choice for serious communicators.

With the Priv you get the benefits of app availability and flexibility whilst ensuring security and productivity a blend that many desire whether for work or social purposes.

Take Control of Your Privacy

In this world of interconnected apps and networks, controlling what is shared and with whom it’s shared with can be a challenge. DTEK by BlackBerry for Android lets you know when your privacy could be at risk so you can take action to improve it.

Know at a glance the overall security rating for your device, as well as for specific security features. Monitor and control application access to your microphone, camera, location and personal information. Take control and be confident knowing your personal data is being kept private.

Priv by BlackBerry lets you regain control of your device.

Best of Both Keyboards

The freedom to choose between a virtual keyboard or a physical keyboard comes standard with every PRIV by BlackBerry.

Snap the slider open to gain back screen space and reveal a full physical keyboard and input data with ease and gain that tactile feedback that many other smartphones simply do not offer.

As first seen on the BlackBerry Passport, the Priv offers touch sensitive keys for scrolling and fine cursor control as if it were a track pad; simply slide your finger up and down, left and right across the keyboard to navigate through blocks of text, through web pages, documents and more.

Easily program the buttons to launch customisable shortcuts. No more digging deep into application menus to access what you want, PRIV gives you the keys to make life more productive, in a remarkably slim design.

Tough & Beautiful Screen

An immersive dual-curve display of the PRIV by BlackBerry gives you the best visual experience with the security of rigorously drop-tested Corning Gorilla Glass 4.

At a resolution of 2560x1440, it sports an incredible pixel density of 540 PPI – that’s 4x the amount of pixels of a standard HDTV. And because the display is OLED, it delivers richer colours and deeper black levels with less power consumption, so you can revel in its beauty for even longer.

The 5.4” is large, but suitable for getting plenty done. See more text on screen, avoid additional scrolling and, with the slide out keyboard, when replying to emails, text messages and creating documents you get the whole screen for viewing the content. Similar sized phones become restricted with an onscreen keyboard, with the Priv, you have the best of both worlds.

Perhaps aligned more with the suited professional office worker the Priv has a solid construction and is equally suitable to those who find themselves in the outdoors. Whilst not IP rated to resist water and dust, the Priv has a high brightness mode for outdoor readability and glove mode enables those who need it to still interact with the device comfortably.

Colossal Battery Life

At 192g the Priv is not light but this slightly heavier phone offers distinctive benefits and one such stand out feature is the battery life.

Internally fixed is a 3410mAh battery with enough power for up to 22.5 hours of mixed use. With the elegantly curved screen, you can see battery charge status even when your device is sleeping.

For heavy users, even a full day away from a power source will be possible. For lighter users charging every other day is perfectly possible.

When power is short, the fast charging capable Priv can easily and quickly be replenished with a common microUSB charger.

Dazzling Photo Quality

The PRIV camera is engineered to deliver professional-looking photos by integrating technologies commonly found in professional DSLR cameras. The camera has a 18 MP dual-flash camera and is certified by Schneider-Kreuznach.

Whether you are capturing the occasional shot or looking to capture that special moment, from beginners to professionals, the results on the Priv are commendable from such a small device.

Automatic settings make quick capture easy and effortless with optical image stabalisation helping reduce blur and any motion within the scene for a more crisp and in focus image result. 4x digital zoom allows you to get closer to the subject.

For those wanting to perfect the shot HDR, phase detect Auto focus, a 6 element lens with F2.2 aperture, exposure control settings, colour filters, and more, make this possible.

Parties, night time image capture and low light scenarios are all common occurrences when using your phone to capture and image. The dual-colour LED flash illuminates low light scenes and greatly improves image results.

4K and full HD video recording is possible from the rear facing 18 megapixel camera with a front facing 2 megapixel camera offering perfectly adequate quality and resolution for video calling, selfies and when the moment requires 720p HD video.

Life Simplified

Keep life organised with BlackBerry Hub. This unified inbox is an irreplaceable tool for consolidating all of your messages in one place.

Whether it’s social media, email, SMS, calendar, or phone calls, it is a one stop shop for your communication requirements. Organise and manage everything with less hassle.

BlackBerry Calendar is the best out-of-box calendar experience on Android. When it’s time to join a call, PRIV presents you with a simple Join Now button that automatically dials you in. When receiving or creating meeting invites, you are presented with adjacent or conflicting appointments.

Powered by Android you can quickly and easily sign into your Google account and see contacts, emails, calendar appointments, apps and even photos with Google Photos restore and sync with your device.

Within minutes of unboxing your Priv you can be functioning without limitation.

Crisp, Clear Calling

When all is said and done the Priv is ultimately a communication device and even in the digital age telephone calls remain a vitally important part of any phone.

BlackBerry ensure that when you use the Priv you and those on the call get an experience you would expect of a premium mobile device. Crisp and clear audio, even in noisy environments, is possible thanks to 3 in built microphones.

Natural Sound technology monitors what the user hears and adjusts in real time for the best performance, analyses the speaker motion and position to ensure maximum loudness without distortion.

Powerful Hardware

There are physical and software advantages to the Priv by BlackBerry, but to keep things running and performing as you need and expect are some internal hardware specifications that you should be aware of.

A Qualcomm 808 processor uses hexa-core technology and 3GB of RAM keep software and apps running delay free so you can always work efficiently.

Internally 32GB of memory gives plenty of storage space for the Android operating system, apps, productivity tools, documents and media.

For those who need it, a microSD memory card slot supports up to 2TB cards and expands the storage capability of the Priv.


Wireless internet connectivity comes thanks to GSM, 3G and 4G connections on the Priv (subject to network coverage and SIM capability) or of course the more traditional WiFi networks.

Supporting 2.4GHz and 5GHz networks the Priv supports the lastest in technology standard.

Bluetooth offers connectivity to peripherals such as car kits and headsets and with support for low energy, there will be no unnecessary battery drain and NFC helps with one-touch pairing.

Built in GPS works seamlessly with Google maps, which is part and parcel of Android, offering you street level and cross border navigation when you need it.

Such a powerful smartphone the Priv could replace your laptop and projector with video out offered via the microUSB connection. Purchase and connect a SlimPort adapter and you can output even 4K video content to a larger display via HDMI, DVI, VGA or DisplayPort.


SIM Free & UnlockedYes
Operating SystemAndroid
  • Version6.0
  • Custom Skin
  • Speed1.8GHz Dual Core 1.44GHz Quad Core
  • Dual Core
  • Quad Core
  • Make/ModelQualcomm Snapdragon 808 Hexa-Core, 64 bit
  • OtherAdreno 418, 600MHz GPU
Expansion SlotYes
  • TypeMicroSDXC
  • Capacity (Up to)2TB
Internal StorageYes
  • Capacity32GB
  • TouchscreenYes
  • Size5.4
  • TypeAMOLED Capacitive touch screen
  • Resolution 2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Other540PPI, dual-curved screen, WQHD Plastic AMOLED, Corning Gorilla Glass 4, 10-point multi-touch, Supports Passive Stylus, Glove Mode, Capacitive Touch Keyboard: Allows navigation gestures, fine cursor control, swipe to select word predictions, swipe back for word deletion
  • Frequencies850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • Speed
  • Frequencies850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 (1, 2, 4, 5/6, 8)
  • Speed
  • Frequencies1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 13, 17, 20, 28, 41
  • Speed
  • Version4.1
  • FunctionsLow Energy (LE)
  • Version802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 / 5 GHz)
  • Version
  • DataMicroUSB
  • PowerMicroUSB
  • Audio3.5mm
  • Video OutSlimPort enabled - Cabled-Video Out, 4k @30 fps, supported with standard SlimPort adaptor (not included in box). SlimPort adaptor cables exist to support the following video protocols: HDMI, VGA, DisplayPort 1.1, DisplayPort 1.2, DVI
Device Controls
  • KeyboardBoth touch and physical keyboards
  • Optical Trackpad
  • Hardware ButtonsVolume Up/Down, Mute, Lock(Power On/Off)
  • OtherPhysical Sliding Keyboard, with support for: Contextual auto-correction, Contextual next word prediction, Personalized learning engine
  • Antenna TypeInternal
  • A-GPSYes
  • Built-in SoftwareGoogle Maps
  • Megapixels18
  • FlashAuto focus and dual LED flash
  • Camera Lens
  • OtherOptical Image Stabalisation (OIS), Phase Detect Auto Focus (PDAF), HDR, F2.2m Dual Colour 2mm LED flash, 4K recording at 30fps. 1080p HD recording at 60FPS, 4x Digital Zoom
Front Facing CameraYes
  • Type2mp
  • AccelerometerYes
  • Proximity SensorYes
  • Digital Compass
  • GyroscopeYes
  • Light SensorYes
  • Formats
  • Recording
  • Formats
  • Recording
Near Field CommunicationYes
FM Radio
  • Capacity3410mAh
  • Type4.4V 680 Wh/L integrated non-removable battery, fast charge enabled
  • Removable
Call Time
  • GSM
  • 3GUp to 22.5 hours
Standby Time
  • GSM
  • 3G
Dimensions147 (184 opened) x 77.2 x 9.4mm
Weight 192g
OtherLED Notification light, Integrated speaker and 3 microphones, BlackBerry Natural Sound enabled: Receiver cavity microphone monitors what the user hears and adjusts in real time for best performance. The system monitors speaker motion in real time to ensure maximum loudness without distortion
Warranty24 months


BlackBerry_Priv_User_Manual.pdf BlackBerry_Priv_User_Manual.pdf (2798KB)



Will my phone work

The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this product. Hopefully you will find the answer to your question, if not, use the contact form below and we shall answer it for you.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link:

Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?

Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world. Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.

Is this phone brand new?

Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.

Is there any network/operator branding?

No - There is only the manufacturers branding.

Does the phone have a standard SIM card slot or a Micro SIM slot?

This phone uses a nano SIM card

Does the phone have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?

Yes, supporting up to 200 GB cards.

Is this handset LTE compatible?

Yes on international LTE bands:

  • 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 13, 17, 20, 28, 41

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  • Mark 30/6/2017 Recommend to a friend? Yes

    amazing phone i have had it now for 6 months it is both physical keyboard and virtual slider I really like it the screen is so crystal clear and the dual curved screen its looking good ..

  • David 13/3/2016 Recommend to a friend? Yes
    A lot to like about this phone. I feel that Blackberry has a hit with this phone, Android and yet still keeping the unique identity that Blackberry owners like. The keyboard did take a few days to get used to but the more I use it the quicker I can now type on it.
    The BB hub is a winner for me however, it is better on the BB Passport.
    All round it is a fantastic purchase that I am sure no-one will be disappointed with.

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