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Blackberry Priv Smartphone for Verizon $214.99 FS

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This is for a Blackberry Priv smartphone, the model number listed is STV100-2, which makes this a Verizon Blackberry Priv. Specs are listed below. You need to use the following coupon: PBACK2SCHOOL20


Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, 64 bit

Storage / Memory
Memory RAM 3.0 GB
Memory ROM 32.0 GB
MicroSD Slot

Display / Screen
WQHD Plastic AMOLED | 540 dpi | Gorilla Glass 4
Resolution 2560 x 1440 pixels
Display Size 5.43 inches
Features

Physical
Size
(L x W x D) 147.00 x 77.20 x 9.40 mm
5.79 x 3.04 x 0.37 inches
Weight 192.00 grams
6.77 ounces
Form Factor Slider + Physical Keyboard
Available Colors
Black

Camera(s)
Rear: 18 MP dual-flash Schneider-Kreuznach®, OIS, PDAF, f2.2 | Front: 2MP, f2.8, Wide Selfie Mode
Megapixels 18.0 megapixels

Connectivity
Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n / ac
Bluetooth Yes , v4.1, A2DP, EDR, LE
GPS Yes , A-GPS
4G Yes ,
Micro USB Yes , microUSB v2.0 (SlimPort 4K)
Sim Size
Battery
Wireless Charging
Lithium Ion 3410 mAh


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From the listing...
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Condition: New
Note: Brand New, Unlocked to GSM (AT&T, T-MOBILE...) , will NOT work with Sprint or Boost or Verizon
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From the listing...
I'm going to contact the seller, if the model is accurate, it's a Verizon phone. STV100-2 is indeed a Verizon model. I think because it's considered a GSM phone, they're only including GSM providers however the STV100-2 is confirmed to have been made for Verizon compatibility.
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Yes, please let us know!

808 going to be a bother? Longevity on this model so far?
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Yes, please let us know!

808 going to be a bother? Longevity on this model so far?
I was reading here [xda-developers.com] that you can reduce the resolution to 1920x1080 without any noticeable difference and give yourself some better battery life and more graphics frame rate.
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I was reading here [xda-developers.com] that you can reduce the resolution to 1920x1080 without any noticeable difference and give yourself some better battery life and more graphics frame rate.
Interesting idea. I wish BlackBerry adds a native setting for that. One of the reasons the KEYone's battery life is so good is the 1620 x 1080 display resolution.
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I was reading here [xda-developers.com] that you can reduce the resolution to 1920x1080 without any noticeable difference and give yourself some better battery life and more graphics frame rate.
Wow, never knew they had this.
I better read more XDA threads on Priv. I actually wanted to increase the resolution to fit more info on the screen, I am not a fan of large text and smallest font wasn't small enough, especially coming from Passport, I felt so cramped using these phones, even Note 5 felt cramped. Man I miss the passport.
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My pros and cons after over one year usage:

Pros:

1. Beautiful screen and design.
2. BlackBerry apps (Hub, Password Keeper, virtual keyboard, etc.) are fantastic and are updated regularly.
3. Touch-enabled physical keyboard is ingenious and allows the use of gesture shortcuts. You can swipe left to delete the last word, swipe down to bring up special characters, and swipe up to select predictive text. You can also navigate around the OS and scroll through web pages.
4. Physical keyboard allows you to assign short- and long-press shortcuts. For example, I press the W key to text my wife and hold down the same key to call her. This saves a great amount of time in the long run.
5. Enhanced security including the DTEK app.
6. BlackBerry has been one of the best in the business at releasing timely security updates.

Cons:

1. Physical keyboard is not BlackBerry's best (probably due to the design limitations of the slider form factor).
2. Performance is hit-and-miss. Sometimes it's super fast and at other times it's super slow.
3. Front camera is awful.
4. It's not clear if this phone will ever get Android Nougat.
5. Considering the 3410 mAh battery, I expected better battery life.

Overall, I'm pretty happy with the phone, but I'd be happier if I didn't pay full price. Due to the cons I listed, if I had the chance to turn back time, I wouldn't pay more than $600 for it.
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My pros and cons after over one year usage:

Pros:

1. Beautiful screen and design.
2. BlackBerry apps (Hub, Password Keeper, virtual keyboard, etc.) are fantastic and are updated regularly.
3. Touch-enabled physical keyboard is ingenious and allows the use of gesture shortcuts. You can swipe left to delete the last word, swipe down to bring up special characters, and swipe up to select predictive text. You can also navigate around the OS and scroll through web pages.
4. Physical keyboard allows you to assign short- and long-press shortcuts. For example, I press the W key to text my wife and hold down the same key to call her. This saves a great amount of time in the long run.
5. Enhanced security including the DTEK app.
6. BlackBerry has been one of the best in the business at releasing timely security updates.

Cons:

1. Physical keyboard is not BlackBerry's best (probably due to the design limitations of the slider form factor).
2. Performance is hit-and-miss. Sometimes it's super fast and at other times it's super slow.
3. Front camera is awful.
4. It's not clear if this phone will ever get Android Nougat.
5. Considering the 3410 mAh battery, I expected better battery life.

Overall, I'm pretty happy with the phone, but I'd be happier if I didn't pay full price. Due to the cons I listed, if I had the chance to turn back time, I wouldn't pay more than $600 for it.
Confirmed everything he is saying.
I don't know why BB is not releasing Naugat on this thing, BBRY is such a pain in the neck when it comes to updated.
The other thing is this phone has so many features that are not marketed, so when you find them it's like wow, they thought of this?

PS: This phone was $200 the other day, wasn't it?
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Confirmed everything he is saying.
I don't know why BB is not releasing Naugat on this thing, BBRY is such a pain in the neck when it comes to updated.
The other thing is this phone has so many features that are not marketed, so when you find them it's like wow, they thought of this?

PS: This phone was $200 the other day, wasn't it?
They are one of the best at releasing security updates, but have provided no info when it comes to OS updates.

True about the marketing. TCL/BlackBerry Mobile are doing a better job marketing the KEYone.

I haven't seen it for $200. If true, it was probably the GSM version.
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AZERT keyboard? O.o
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A search of the UPC they give in that listing brings this up in the UPC search:

Product Full Name: Refurbished Blackberry Priv GSM ONLY
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AZERT keyboard? O.o
WTF? If that's what this has, it can't be a STV100-2 or brand new (pick one.) AZERTY is France.
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Interesting idea. I wish BlackBerry adds a native setting for that. One of the reasons the KEYone's battery life is so good is the 1620 x 1080 display resolution.
Samsung has resolution settings
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Yes, please let us know!

808 going to be a bother? Longevity on this model so far?
So I called their phone number on their website after not getting any response to my question via ebay. It's more confusing now than before. They assured me that it's a STV100-2 model, and I made sure that they verified that the model ends in -2. However, they said it's a GSM phone so it won't work with Verizon. I have a feeling the person who helped me just doesn't understand the variants. It can't be a -2 model but be GSM Only as well.
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