1. BB2die's Avatar
    Anyone still using BlackBerry PRIV as their main phone?

    Have you had to replace the original OMOLED screen and battery?

    All responses greatly appreciated.

    Kind regards
    09-11-19 07:03 AM
  2. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    Four year old Android hardware that was poorly optimized compared to now running five year old Android software that wasn’t fully optimized due to planned mobile hardware exit. I’d say it’s good time for moving on to new Android hardware.
    09-11-19 10:25 AM
  3. glwerry's Avatar
    My wife is still using hers. My battery was dying so I moved to a Key2.
    09-11-19 01:48 PM
  4. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    My wife is still using hers. My battery was dying so I moved to a Key2.
    You’re lucky you’re still married...
    John Albert likes this.
    09-11-19 01:50 PM
  5. NRB's Avatar

    I still use my priv as main device but have to say it's not 100 percent any more.
    Will buy soon something new but have not decided yet.
    09-11-19 01:55 PM
  6. vincentkong's Avatar
    After 3 years, I finally decided to move on from the Priv as well. The phone was always getting too hot from normal use and the battery life was getting shorter and shorter each time. I already changed the battery about a year ago.
    09-11-19 02:56 PM
  7. Livermore's Avatar
    I love my Priv, but don't use it at all. My Priv battery is horrible and I can barely charge it, I need to fiddle with the port for it to catch a signal to charge.

    I use an LE as my daily and it's the best BlackBerry I've used to date.
    09-12-19 03:56 AM
  8. glwerry's Avatar
    You’re lucky you’re still married...
    It's a blessing of God to still be married - just celebrated 39 years.
    The woman is a SAINT for staying married to me.

    She actually would rather move back to an (hack / choke) iPhone.
    09-12-19 08:04 AM
  9. glwerry's Avatar
    Responding to the title: no, it does NOT have wings.
    It does, on the other hand, have a SLIDER!

    09-12-19 08:34 AM
  10. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    It's a blessing of God to still be married - just celebrated 39 years.
    The woman is a SAINT for staying married to me.

    She actually would rather move back to an (hack / choke) iPhone.
    XR has been a great deal so I’d recommend it or it’s newly announced replacement, the 11 base model.
    09-12-19 08:58 AM
  11. BB2die's Avatar
    Thanks to all who have responded so far. ... Do keep your comments coming.

    Kind regards.
    09-12-19 04:17 PM
  12. jonathanbcase's Avatar
    Still using my 2nd PRIV as daily driver after a few years. Have largely adjusted to the quirks and rarely have problems that drive me to the point of madness. Overheating usually occurs only when dealing with navigation, camera, or video playback. Not a gamer at all and use camera now and then.

    Tempted to change, but not motivated enough yet to figure out how to get any other BlackBerry device to work on VZW.

    First PRIV still here with slightly cracked screen. Lived through the green split screen issue that eventually cured itself. Works great with Wi-Fi only.

    If I had the tech smarts of Conite and the other BlackBerry SMEs on these forums, I'm sure I would have moved onto something else in the BlackBerry line.
    09-12-19 06:17 PM
  13. sputneek's Avatar
    Yup, still love this phone as my daily..
    09-12-19 06:28 PM
  14. Hydde's Avatar
    im still using it.
    09-12-19 06:39 PM
  15. i_plod_an_dr_void's Avatar
    Thinking of resurrecting the torch if i can still find it. Unfortunately don't have the priv, but would have loved it, was really tempted when it came out but at 950 $cdn at the time, was a bit rich for me. Would really look forward to a priv/passport slider phone (preferably bb10, you know because why waste all those years of building it, but hey)....A Passport like variant, would be easier on the eyes than others would be.
    09-12-19 08:46 PM
  16. tulitig8r's Avatar
    I'm still using my Priv that I have had since March of 2016. It has served me well in my solo law practice because I am able to get so much work done on it while outside of the office. In fact, even when I am in the office I often catch myself working from my Priv instead of the desktop that's right next to me (such as right now for instance).

    I have replaced the screen and battery. I am about to have the input for charging the battery replaced since it now only works on my phone cradle and no where else, which is bad considering I don't get much out of this battery, so I guess I will replace that while it is at the shop too.

    I am spoiled on the Priv's screen size, slide out keyboard and overall form factor, which is why I haven't gone to the Key2 with the smaller screen and non-sliding keyboard, but I could sure use its battery life. I'm hoping BlackBerry comes out with another phone in 2020 that makes it worth me giving up the Priv for a new phone.
    09-12-19 10:03 PM
  17. TJ_BB's Avatar
    I would love to say yes but my battery is horrible and won't charge properly. I will be getting something else just not quite sure. I just bought an Evolve and everybody's telling me it's not going to work here in The US so I just wasted money.😡
    09-13-19 02:45 AM
  18. Jake2826's Avatar
    It can still be used for light to medium use if you are ok with babying it a little bit. Try not to get it hot by limiting yourself to quick tasks on the more resource intensive apps like Google Maps and understand that the battery life is not king. If you understand the Qualcomm processor limitations and you are willing to work within it's envelope, you can use this phone successfully, but not for heavy use!

    It's still such a stylish and well designed phone to carry. Accept the weak processor and clear the app caches once a month and you will have fun with this phone. Just don't push it too hard.
    09-13-19 02:57 AM
  19. surgeon1919's Avatar
    Still using my PRIV. Purchased November 2016 and the battery is still working well, original screen (no protector or case), looks virtually brand new. I use the latest official autoloader every 6 months or so to keep it running smoothly (I'm very picky!)

    No real issues with overheating unless Navigation is turned on and charging at the same time.
    09-18-19 10:32 PM
  20. liddonfew's Avatar
    am still using my first priv
    looking at fs Tec 1 but no real excuse as priv fine
    Yesterday 05:23 PM

Similar Threads

  1. BlackBerry KEY3/Operating System
    By NYTOC83 in forum General BlackBerry Discussion
    Replies: 49
    Last Post: 09-16-19, 04:09 PM
  2. Can we ask BlackBerry to unlock bootloader?
    By michalko58 in forum BlackBerry KEYone
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: 09-13-19, 03:14 PM
  3. BlackBerry Messenger - Custom PIN problems
    By bizorkan09V in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-11-19, 06:18 AM
  4. BlackBerry QNX introduces QNX AMP 3.0 for automakers
    By CrackBerry News in forum CrackBerry.com News Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-10-19, 10:28 PM
  5. BlackBerry Hub - Problems
    By bizorkan09V in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-10-19, 07:19 PM