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  1. falbo's Avatar
    Ya know, in optimal lighting I have been able to get better pictures from the Priv than Pixel phones. It's rare, but it does happen from time time.

    Posted via the BlackBerry keyboard from my Pixel 3aXL
    Thanks I will be checking out the camera 📷 over Xmas
    Sigewif likes this.
    12-24-19 03:28 AM
  2. Sigewif's Avatar
    Thanks I will be checking out the camera over Xmas
    Congratulations on your new PRIV. I love the PRIV camera. Practice with it and if you are so inclined, post some of your photos in the PRIV photos sticky here on CrackBerry. You will also find many photos posted there as well as tips, some of which were posted by a BlackBerry employee who worked on the PRIV camera at the time. The camera got several camera software updates after it first came out. Hopefully you are able to get all of them downloaded.
    12-24-19 05:10 AM
  3. falbo's Avatar
    Congratulations on your new PRIV. I love the PRIV camera. Practice with it and if you are so inclined, post some of your photos in the PRIV photos sticky here on CrackBerry. You will also find many photos posted there as well as tips, some of which were posted by a BlackBerry employee who worked on the PRIV camera at the time. The camera got several camera software updates after it first came out. Hopefully you are able to get all of them downloaded.
    Thanks for the advice. I do remember the camera updating in the playstore when I was setting up the priv. I will use this priv over the holiday season and post some of the photos up. Merry Christmas.
    12-24-19 06:33 AM
  4. JHBrandt's Avatar
    How is your battery life?
    I know you weren't asking me, but I'll chime in anyway since I'm also a new Priv user. Battery life isn't great, as I expected given the large LED screen and thinness of the phone (doesn't leave much room for a big beefy battery) but isn't nearly as bad as I feared after I started reading the complaints on this forum! I rarely let it get down much below 50% without putting it on a charger pad anyway. (And since the charging coil & camera lens are built into the back, we'll never see a third-party replacement back that accommodates a thicker battery, like the one I found for my Samsung Captivate Glide.) I have a charger pad at work and one at home that I got for the old Torch, so it's easy for me to keep it reasonably close to a full charge.

    My one big complaint is that the charging coil in the Priv is nowhere near centered. It's way too low and slightly off to one side, making it tricky to get it well-aligned on my little Torch-sized charger pads! I even had to stick something onto the Priv's back to prop it up during charging, since it's top-heavy too. But, it works if you have time to fiddle with it.
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    12-26-19 03:08 PM
  5. Sigewif's Avatar
    I know you weren't asking me, but I'll chime in anyway since I'm also a new Priv user. Battery life isn't great, as I expected given the large LED screen and thinness of the phone (doesn't leave much room for a big beefy battery) but isn't nearly as bad as I feared after I started reading the complaints on this forum! I rarely let it get down much below 50% without putting it on a charger pad anyway. (And since the charging coil & camera lens are built into the back, we'll never see a third-party replacement back that accommodates a thicker battery, like the one I found for my Samsung Captivate Glide.) I have a charger pad at work and one at home that I got for the old Torch, so it's easy for me to keep it reasonably close to a full charge.

    My one big complaint is that the charging coil in the Priv is nowhere near centered. It's way too low and slightly off to one side, making it tricky to get it well-aligned on my little Torch-sized charger pads! I even had to stick something onto the Priv's back to prop it up during charging, since it's top-heavy too. But, it works if you have time to fiddle with it.
    I haven't used the charging pad for mine. I use the cord. The battery life has not been so bad unless I have used it heavily. Using it for navigation (Waze), for example, tended to drain it but I haven't used it for that task recently.
    12-27-19 09:34 AM
  6. JHBrandt's Avatar
    Only reason I use wireless charging (despite the finickiness) is that on every phone I've ever had where I used a cord, the USB port has eventually broken, requiring a rather expensive repair. That's been with both the old mini and the new micro USB ports.

    That said, I wish BB had stuck with the design of their original phones: a simple pair of charging contacts on the side. Just slip the phone into its charging dock and it works: no muss, no fuss, fast charge, no heating up due to inefficiency in transferring energy. (Just because coil charging is high-tech doesn't mean it's better!) But by the time the Torch came out (long ago) that was no longer an option.

    As much as I dislike the iPhone, one thing they got more or less right was their "lightning" connector. I've replaced beaucoup lightning cables for my wife's iPad and iPhone, but those are cheap. She's never had a problem with either device's lightning connector itself.
    axllebeer likes this.
    12-30-19 05:41 PM
  7. axllebeer's Avatar
    Only reason I use wireless charging (despite the finickiness) is that on every phone I've ever had where I used a cord, the USB port has eventually broken, requiring a rather expensive repair. That's been with both the old mini and the new micro USB ports.

    That said, I wish BB had stuck with the design of their original phones: a simple pair of charging contacts on the side. Just slip the phone into its charging dock and it works: no muss, no fuss, fast charge, no heating up due to inefficiency in transferring energy. (Just because coil charging is high-tech doesn't mean it's better!) But by the time the Torch came out (long ago) that was no longer an option.

    As much as I dislike the iPhone, one thing they got more or less right was their "lightning" connector. I've replaced beaucoup lightning cables for my wife's iPad and iPhone, but those are cheap. She's never had a problem with either device's lightning connector itself.
    I so miss being able to do that with my phones. Always bought those little charging stands with my classic BlackBerry phones. Worked great on my old curve 8350i, Style 9670, and the Bold 9930. Still miss the keyboard on the 99xx series phones to this day.
    02-10-20 11:01 PM
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