1. Daniel Katz's Avatar
    Hello Fellow Crackberry's,

    Just ordered a Priv. Is anyone here running those iOS 10 themes on it? I am just wondering if it's possible to still get the hub with that and if all the touch and type features will work with it? The reason I like the iOS 10 theme on Android? It has the smooth look and feel that Android and BB10 lack. I feel Android and BB10 is laggy when scrolling through the icons for example and just feels too "square" and plain - like UI from the 90s in a way. Here is an example:



    Another big question I have is the scratch resistance of the Priv? Do I need to order a protective screen for it? Most have recommended the Skinomi but other the Armorsuite. To be honest I hate screen protectors as I haven't found one in my life where you can't see there's a screen protector on. They are all either too glossy (reflective) or too matte looking (unsharp). Even the ones that are in between don't feel right. The glossy ones are way too sticky and the matte ones are smooth but don't project the image well.

    Thanks so much!
    09-28-16 05:17 PM
  2. bluesqueen23's Avatar
    That's super cool. But, if you like iOS, why not just get an iPhone? Your choice on screen protector. I'm a stickler for keeping my devices in like new condition. So, I always recommend them. Better to be safe than sorry.
    09-28-16 05:37 PM
  3. Daniel Katz's Avatar
    That's super cool. But, if you like iOS, why not just get an iPhone? Your choice on screen protector. I'm a stickler for keeping my devices in like new condition. So, I always recommend them. Better to be safe than sorry.
    Because I love Blackberry's Hardware and it's important for me to have a Blackberry keyboard and the Hub (even it's limited compared to BB10). I also like the fact that it's not Made in China. The Priv will probably be the last Blackberry I ever purchase since they are outsourcing now and the new ones are being built by TCL/Alcatel. I get the best of both worlds - the features and openness of Android, with the hardware/keyboard of Blackberry and the look and feel of iOS...

    Yeah I agree about better to be safe than sorry about screen protectors but haven't found one where I can't tell there's one on the phone yet... It always makes it a tad less clear and either more glossy or more blurry/matte and doesn't feel the same to the fingers either (although matte feels better to scroll over than glossy). I also ruined my Nokia N900 with a screen protector once, when taking it off it shattered my screen. I've never had good luck with them. Funny enough my Q10 NEVER got scratched at all on the screen, not even a small one, but on my old iPhone 5 I have scratches galore with that Gorilla Glass...
    09-28-16 05:46 PM
  4. Thinkersbluff's Avatar
    Disappointed to read that Gorilla glass can be scratched. Just got my Priv a week ago and really enjoying how oleophobic the screen is, compared with my iPad Air2 or with the screen protector on my Z30. I have the Priv in the BlackBerry flip case, to protect against drops, but i carry that around in my pants pocket, where i may scratch it with keys or a flash drive or loose change... Any other known facts on this risk?

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    09-28-16 06:40 PM
  5. Daniel Katz's Avatar
    Disappointed to read that Gorilla glass can be scratched. Just got my Priv a week ago and really enjoying how oleophobic the screen is, compared with my iPad Air2 or with the screen protector on my Z30. I have the Priv in the BlackBerry flip case, to protect against drops, but i carry that around in my pants pocket, where i may scratch it with keys or a flash drive or loose change... Any other known facts on this risk?
    I didn't even really keep my iPhone 5 in with keys. Just in my pocket and my Q10. I don't know how it scratched but there are a couple of scratches on there and numerous tiny surface ones. There is one small scratch that you can even feel when you run your finger over it. I'm sure that Gorilla Glass 4 is better than 2 but I'm still worried about scratches a little. Maybe a case will be enough... If you truly want scratch proof you want Quartz Crystal Glass like used on high end watches and my old Nokia 8800. That glass on it was impossible to scratch. Phone manufacturers these days are too cheap to use the materials that were used in that phone...
    09-28-16 07:19 PM
  6. oldsoul123's Avatar
    Why buy a BlackBerry, if you want a iOS UI? I buy BlackBerry because I like BlackBerry UI.

    Posted from my BlackBerry Priv on Rogers Network.
    09-28-16 10:07 PM
  7. FishhPoohh's Avatar
    Hello Fellow Crackberry's,

    Just ordered a Priv. Is anyone here running those iOS 10 themes on it? I am just wondering if it's possible to still get the hub with that and if all the touch and type features will work with it? The reason I like the iOS 10 theme on Android? It has the smooth look and feel that Android and BB10 lack. I feel Android and BB10 is laggy when scrolling through the icons for example and just feels too "square" and plain - like UI from the 90s in a way. Here is an example:



    Another big question I have is the scratch resistance of the Priv? Do I need to order a protective screen for it? Most have recommended the Skinomi but other the Armorsuite. To be honest I hate screen protectors as I haven't found one in my life where you can't see there's a screen protector on. They are all either too glossy (reflective) or too matte looking (unsharp). Even the ones that are in between don't feel right. The glossy ones are way too sticky and the matte ones are smooth but don't project the image well.

    Thanks so much!
    How is an IOS theme not laggy on a android device when you claim that Android is laggy??? If you wanted IOS then you should have bought an iPhone
    09-29-16 04:59 AM
  8. Daniel Katz's Avatar
    Why buy a BlackBerry, if you want a iOS UI? I buy BlackBerry because I like BlackBerry UI.
    The Priv is ANDROID UI not a real Blackberry UI - that's my issue with it. I want true Blackberry UI like on my Q10 but I also want to be able to use Apps without them lagging horribly, which is why I didn't buy the passport. The good thing about Android is you can customize it with any sort of themes. I'm debating between making it look and feel look more like BB10 or going the iOS route which is smoother.

    How is an IOS theme not laggy on a android device when you claim that Android is laggy??? If you wanted IOS then you should have bought an iPhone
    I've used both and it just feels like the Android UI itself isn't very smooth. It's very square and clunky and when you scroll through the different menus and apps and things it feels laggy to me. I'm sure others have experienced this too. From the videos I have seen the iOS UI on Android seems to look and feel as smooth as the iOS one. I don't know how to explain it but at least it might get rid of some of the perceptive lag, even if it is still somewhat laggy feeling. It's a product of the UI I believe - for example when you scroll through text and it stops suddenly or when you scroll through the background icons and it just feels like it stops between them too abruptly. Has nothing to do with the hardware. I've read before that it's due to optimization and that apple puts more of the hardware to work towards their UI (kind of like hardware acceleration). I've also read the following:

    "Android uses Java.

    The problem using JAVA is that it is very resource intensive and has problems with the way it processes garbage values in Android while UI and apps run, therefore requires much larger processing power than the contemporary OSs like Windows or iOS.
    This over time exhausts available RAM and thus slows down the phone.

    The other main reason for the performance hit between Android and iOS is that Android has to rely upon virtual layer called the JVM (Java Virtual Machine) in order to execute Java bytecode into native C/C++ code the LLVM can then finally process into machine/binary code, whereas iOS code is already on Objective-C/Swift, it only has to pass that code onto the LLVM (which then turns out machine/binary code) so the middle man of the JVM is completely cut out, hence the speed bottleneck."

    I didn't buy an iPhone for a multitude of reasons which I listed previously:
    1. It doesn't have a keyboard
    2. It doesn't have the features I want (to be able to only turn off Edge on T-Mobile and keep it on only LTE for example, or customize things more, or the Hub and BB10 like features, etc...)
    3. It's made in China where the Blackberry Priv isn't. The Priv is probably the last phone to be made by Blackberry since they're outsourcing all their phones.
    4. The Priv has a better AMOLED screen with a much higher pixel density and it's beautifully curved.
    5. It's way more expensive for a 6S Plus, I got my Priv for $295 on eBay.
    6. iPhone doesn't have expandable MicroSD memory - so you have to pay an arm and a leg to get a 128GB which is not even expandable and you can throw away (where as with a chip you can transfer it to a new phone).

    I can list a million other reasons. The only thing I like about the iPhone is the UI itself of iOS. Both Android and iOS are Unix/Linux based so why not get the best of both worlds? The smoothness and sleek look of iOS with the best hardware and build of the Blackberry and the flexibility and customization of Android?
    Last edited by Daniel Katz; 09-29-16 at 01:49 PM.
    09-29-16 01:00 PM

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