Blackberry Priv on O2 (3GB of data) for £31/month + £40 (using £10 discount code), total price £784 (plus quidco) @ Mobiles.co.uk - HotUKDeals
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New Blackberry Priv for the best on-contract price I've seen so far.

3GB of 4G data, unlimited minutes/calls, O2 perks and free delivery.

If you're not a fan of the phone then fair enough, but I've been dying for a decent android phone with a physical keyboard, and this is it!

If you can find it cheaper, with the same or more data then let me know, but this equates to £10 per month for the contract if you deduct the phone price.

Updated Code: TENOFF10 gives £10 off the up-front price, bringing it down to £40.
£10 quidco is also possible, taking it down to £774 or less than £9 per month for the contract

*** Update ***

Spoke to O2, who confirmed the contracted data allowance can be increased mid-contract without much hassle and fairly cheaply. Upgrading from 3GB to 5GB would add "less than £5" to the monthly bill.
(£3 per month according to this thread: http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/iphone-6s-64gb-o2-4g-100-off-using-code-blacknov15-unlimited-calls-texts-3gb-data-2319260)
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#1
Please, if anyone can find it cheaper, let me know otherwise I'll be ordering!

The only other option I found with decent internet was on EE with 5GB for £37.50 with £10 up front (£50 cheaper than Carphone Warehouse) which is £910 total or <£15 per month for the contract when you take off the phone price.
#2
you can put keyboard onto s6 edge plus
#3
Going to buy this device outright after the first big price drop as I have a sim only contract. Good price for what it is though! Have some heat!
1 Like #4
WajAllRound
you can put keyboard onto s6 edge plus


You could, but you'd pay more, it wouldn't be the famous blackberry keyboard or double as a trackpad, you'd lose half the screen and have to carry the keyboard around separately... You also wouldn't get the hardened Linux kernel and promise of monthly security updates.
#5
had a look at the nexus 6p and it felt and looked cheap in the 02 shop .

I am really keen on the blackberry but i will wait until its free and £31
1 Like #6
parasitemol
Going to buy this device outright after the first big price drop as I have a sim only contract. Good price for what it is though! Have some heat!


I'm on sim only too, but it's more than £9 per month and 3G only!
2 Likes #7
No fan of BlackBerry before this handset, but I think it's a great device. The keyboard as a track pad is a work of genius. Very nice handset.
1 Like #8
Finally they create something worthy
4 Likes #9
Quiffco
WajAllRound
you can put keyboard onto s6 edge plus


You could, but you'd pay more, it wouldn't be the famous blackberry keyboard or double as a trackpad, you'd lose half the screen and have to carry the keyboard around separately... You also wouldn't get the hardened Linux kernel and promise of monthly security updates.


​BlackBerry is THE only phone to never be hacked! their security is second to none, I realise they are not to everyones taste but that's an excellent track record none the less.
#10
What a name 'Priv' no wonder it's going down hill.
#11
walsall123
What a name 'Priv' no wonder it's going down hill.

you know that it stands for 'privacy'? its got security built in to the software.

i'm a BlackBerry fan and have the z10, loving it. tempted by this but as i'm still on contract, looking at handset only deals
#12
Does the code from the iPhone deal work on this?
#13
pedd
Does the code from the iPhone deal work on this?


I don't think so, there was a £10 off voucher but it finished yesterday, I'm hoping there will be more vouchers to come!
1 Like #14
walsall123
What a name 'Priv' no wonder it's going down hill.


As opposed to 'One' ( by OnePlus or HTC) S6, 6S, Z5 or G4? I wouldn't say Priv was a brilliant name ( the code name was Venice, a much better name) but I wouldn't say naming was a strong point of any of the current flagships?
#15
could be going back to blackberry and leaving the iPhone after seeing this handset!
#16
looks cool
#17
Really want this but can't justify it just yet! Heat added tho
3 Likes #18
Just tried a demo (dummy model) in a CPW store today and I think it seems like this will be my next phone. I've missed the QWERTY wonders of my HP Pre and Palm 650. Yes it may be slower to type than some of the on screen keyboards but at least I can see where I'm going and still keep typing without making mistakes.

As others have said, I'm going to wait for a bit of a price slash before biting as I'd like to see it sub £30 and would allow my P8 contract to run out a little more before cancelling that. It's a shame you can't port a number out and keep the old sim running.
#19
This is a great device and to be honest, the physical keypad is just fantastic. For those who've not had a Blackberry before will most likely vote this cold, or fail to understand, what the fuss is all about. I've owned many Blackberry phones along with Samsung, and the quality and feel of Blackberry is always very good and now with this Android operating system on the phone means Blackberry are back in the phone market.

I do, however, accept that Blackberry phones don't hold their value and I suspect by Christmas, these will be available around £250 on eBay much like the Blackberry Passport.
#20
Watch "BlackBerry Priv - unboxing and first look" on YouTube - https://youtu.be/IkMhQbYto2Y
#21
I want this phone so much
#22
adamkhan
This is a great device and to be honest, the physical keypad is just fantastic. For those who've not had a Blackberry before will most likely vote this cold, or fail to understand, what the fuss is all about. I've owned many Blackberry phones along with Samsung, and the quality and feel of Blackberry is always very good and now with this Android operating system on the phone means Blackberry are back in the phone market.
I do, however, accept that Blackberry phones don't hold their value and I suspect by Christmas, these will be available around £250 on eBay much like the Blackberry Passport.

Stolen the words from my mouth (or fingers). Great phone, steep price. I'm waiting for my current phone to die (bought out of necessity because there were no keyboarded phones in the market) and for the price to inevitably depreciate.
1 Like #23
Sounds pretty awful all round according to this review...

Good

BlackBerry's Android distribution sticks very close to stock Android. It mostly only adds extra features, and those extra features can be turned off.
A MicroSD slot.
Tap to wake! Just double-tap on the screen and it will wake up.
Bad

This device isn't worth $700.
The tiny keyboard is cramped, flat, and unpleasant to type on.
The camera is gray and colorless.
It has a scratchy, friction-filled sliding mechanism.
It features a spongy back material that feels like a plastic frame with a rubber skin wrapped around it.
Like other flexible PAMOLED displays, some colors show a dirty-looking "grain" pattern instead of a solid color.
Android 5.1.1. BlackBerry pushes the "privacy" angle, but shipping with an old version of Android means it's missing Android 6.0's great privacy features.
The hardware "mute" button doesn't mute the phone.
Ugly

A phone with an awful hardware keyboard? Nope, not buying that at any price.

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2015/11/blackberry-priv-review-android-fixes-the-os-but-the-hardware-cant-compete/
1 Like #24
Rubbish camera, old chipset, no radio, ugly design, poorly made. Z5 Premium beats this hands down.
#25
TedStriker72
Sounds pretty awful all round according to this review...
Good
BlackBerry's Android distribution sticks very close to stock Android. It mostly only adds extra features, and those extra features can be turned off.
A MicroSD slot.
Tap to wake! Just double-tap on the screen and it will wake up.
Bad
This device isn't worth $700.
The tiny keyboard is cramped, flat, and unpleasant to type on.
The camera is gray and colorless.
It has a scratchy, friction-filled sliding mechanism.
It features a spongy back material that feels like a plastic frame with a rubber skin wrapped around it.
Like other flexible PAMOLED displays, some colors show a dirty-looking "grain" pattern instead of a solid color.
Android 5.1.1. BlackBerry pushes the "privacy" angle, but shipping with an old version of Android means it's missing Android 6.0's great privacy features.
The hardware "mute" button doesn't mute the phone.
Ugly
A phone with an awful hardware keyboard? Nope, not buying that at any price.http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2015/11/blackberry-priv-review-android-fixes-the-os-but-the-hardware-cant-compete/
Reviews seem very contradictory, ArsTechnica slated it, especially the keyboard, yet Android Central say it's the best physical keyboard ever!

http://www.androidcentral.com/blackberry-priv-review

THE GOOD
Amazing battery life
Smooth, mostly Google interface
The best physical keyboard ever
Decent camera
Fantastic front-facing speaker

THE BAD
BlackBerry software occasionally gets in the way
Front-facing camera is a little weak
Launching with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
#26
jamie147800
Rubbish camera, old chipset, no radio, ugly design, poorly made. Z5 Premium beats this hands down.
Some reviews say the camera is fine, the 808 is working fine for the LG G4, radio can easily be done over the internet,especiall as the government wants to turn FM radio off. Design is personal choice, I quite like it, can't comment on build quality until I have one in my hands though. Z5 doesn't have the hardened linux kernal, physical keyboard, commitment to monthly security updates and it's more expensive.


Edited By: Quiffco on Nov 13, 2015 01:11: just notice Z5 is more expensive on mobiles.co.uk
4 Likes #27
I think criticism of the keyboard ergonomics is unwarranted... With any mini-keyboard you need to use it for a couple of weeks to build the muscle memory to use it efficiently and effortlessly.
#28
pedd
Does the code from the iPhone deal work on this?
yep
#29
Quiffco
jamie147800
Rubbish camera, old chipset, no radio, ugly design, poorly made. Z5 Premium beats this hands down.
Some reviews say the camera is fine, the 808 is working fine for the LG G4, radio can easily be done over the internet,especiall as the government wants to turn FM radio off. Design is personal choice, I quite like it, can't comment on build quality until I have one in my hands though. Z5 doesn't have the hardened linux kernal, physical keyboard, commitment to monthly security updates and it's more expensive.

You can get the Z5p for the same price if not cheaper. Priv ships with android 5.1, great for security eh? A tiny physical keyboard for fingers the size of babies, ill pass thanks. Youre paying £559.99 sim free or £700+ on contract. For that id at least expect a premium build and feel.

http://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/BlackBerry-Build-Quality.gif
#30
rodman
pedd
Does the code from the iPhone deal work on this?
yep
The £100 off iPhone voucher doesn't, the generic £10 does though
1 Like #31
jamie147800
Rubbish camera, old chipset, no radio, ugly design, poorly made. Z5 Premium beats this hands down.
Sony does not come with keyboard and curved screen.

http://cdn2.gsmarena.com/vv/pics/blackberry/blackberry-priv-6.jpg
#32
Check out the camera comparisons on the arstechnica review - it's doesn't inspire confidence. As the review says, it just seems to be way overpriced for what it is.
#33
jamie147800
Quiffco
jamie147800
Rubbish camera, old chipset, no radio, ugly design, poorly made. Z5 Premium beats this hands down.
Some reviews say the camera is fine, the 808 is working fine for the LG G4, radio can easily be done over the internet,especiall as the government wants to turn FM radio off. Design is personal choice, I quite like it, can't comment on build quality until I have one in my hands though. Z5 doesn't have the hardened linux kernal, physical keyboard, commitment to monthly security updates and it's more expensive.
You can get the Z5p for the same price if not cheaper. Priv ships with android 5.1, great for security eh? A tiny physical keyboard for fingers the size of babies, ill pass thanks. Youre paying £559.99 sim free or £700+ on contract. For that id at least expect a premium build and feel.


The same contract on Mobiles.co.uk costs £25 more than this phone. you can get the priv cheaper if you don't mind going with less data, but 3GB is my minimum, so this is still cheaper.

As for the flex in the back, it would bother me too much, especially as I'll likely put in in a case, and to be honest the flex would absorb some of the energy of a drop. Besides, the iPhone 6 had bendgate, yet cost more and still sold a ton.

Android 5.1.1 plus a hardened linux kernel.

The keyboard is as big as most other blackberry keyboards, the one on my curve was tiny, but I've still never found a virtual keyboard anywhere near as good to use.

If you're not a fan of physical keyboards, then you're not likely to want this phone...

Edited By: Quiffco on Nov 13, 2015 01:29
#34
rodman
jamie147800
Rubbish camera, old chipset, no radio, ugly design, poorly made. Z5 Premium beats this hands down.
Sony does not come with keyboard and curved screen.http://cdn2.gsmarena.com/vv/pics/blackberry/blackberry-priv-6.jpg

Why do you need a curved screen? Thats not in any way beneficial is it?
#35
TedStriker72
Check out the camera comparisons on the arstechnica review - it's doesn't inspire confidence. As the review says, it just seems to be way overpriced for what it is.

And yet Android Central says the camera is just fine, along with decent photos, and says "The BlackBerry Priv deserves its $699 price tag."

Reviews are so contrrary, I wonder if there's significantly different versions out there.

The Ars Technica review sounds bases the entire value of the phone on the keyboard, which they don't like, so they won't see it as anything other than a failure.
#36
jamie147800
rodman
jamie147800
Rubbish camera, old chipset, no radio, ugly design, poorly made. Z5 Premium beats this hands down.
Sony does not come with keyboard and curved screen.http://cdn2.gsmarena.com/vv/pics/blackberry/blackberry-priv-6.jpg
Why do you need a curved screen? Thats not in any way beneficial is it?

It has some functionality, i.e. displaying charging/battery status while the rest of the screen is off, but I'd say it's more a design/handling choice.
2 Likes #37
TedStriker72
Sounds pretty awful all round according to this review...
Good
BlackBerry's Android distribution sticks very close to stock Android. It mostly only adds extra features, and those extra features can be turned off.
A MicroSD slot.
Tap to wake! Just double-tap on the screen and it will wake up.
Bad
This device isn't worth $700.
The tiny keyboard is cramped, flat, and unpleasant to type on.
The camera is gray and colorless.
It has a scratchy, friction-filled sliding mechanism.
It features a spongy back material that feels like a plastic frame with a rubber skin wrapped around it.
Like other flexible PAMOLED displays, some colors show a dirty-looking "grain" pattern instead of a solid color.
Android 5.1.1. BlackBerry pushes the "privacy" angle, but shipping with an old version of Android means it's missing Android 6.0's great privacy features.
The hardware "mute" button doesn't mute the phone.
Ugly
A phone with an awful hardware keyboard? Nope, not buying that at any price.http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2015/11/blackberry-priv-review-android-fixes-the-os-but-the-hardware-cant-compete/

The thing is awful hardware keyboard being based on what to compare it to, the only other QWERTY smart phones that are on the UK market are made by BB, otherwise you have to go back 2-3 years to find one that we've had available, even the international markets haven't had a new one for a couple of years.

I presume they are comparing typing on a large screen tablet or a desktop computer? Did the reviewer ever use a smartphone to do any serious amount of typing on? It's damned awful and I've tried most of the on screen keyboard options without any success to finding one that actually feels nice.

That said most of the reviews seem to be a mixed bag, some reviewers find little wrong, others seem to find nothing right. I'm certainly getting the impression that a lot of these sites offering reviews either are fanboys of specific brands or models and refuse to review other models on their merits. It seems that every phone from the most basic to the top of the range often gets side by side judged based on how well it mirrors the current iphone/samsung/sony etc on everything from the way they appear right through to the way apps.

Quiffco
jamie147800
Rubbish camera, old chipset, no radio, ugly design, poorly made. Z5 Premium beats this hands down.
Some reviews say the camera is fine, the 808 is working fine for the LG G4, radio can easily be done over the internet,especiall as the government wants to turn FM radio off. Design is personal choice, I quite like it, can't comment on build quality until I have one in my hands though. Z5 doesn't have the hardened linux kernal, physical keyboard, commitment to monthly security updates and it's more expensive.

Have to agree. It seems that phones have reached that plateau where the CPU (at least in premium models) are more than ample for any daily tasks.The exception is gaming but then for a screen that's under 10inches I can't be that bothered about full HD or 2k resolutions in a game, I won't be able to tell the difference if I'm enjoying the game itself. I'm getting bored of the mine is bigger than yours attitude that some people on this site seem to love spouting on about.

Khairul
I think criticism of the keyboard ergonomics is unwarranted... With any mini-keyboard you need to use it for a couple of weeks to build the muscle memory to use it efficiently and effortlessly.

Think you hit the nail on the head. Its the one reason I love physical keys that you can be walking down the street and type a message. I can fondly remember on my Nokia N97 being able to flip up the keyboard, open the messaging app and sending a message to the most recent contact without ever looking at the phone and all knowing that the message would be exactly what I wanted to convey rather than the jibberish that the on screen keyboards seem to think I want to say even when I'm looking at the screen.
1 Like #38
If it ticks the boxes for you then thats great, by all means go ahead and buy it. I just dont think its worth anywhere near the price its marketed at. I would honestly rather buy an LG G4 over this.
1 Like #39
jamie147800
If it ticks the boxes for you then thats great, by all means go ahead and buy it. I just dont think its worth anywhere near the price its marketed at. I would honestly rather buy an LG G4 over this.


I am tempted by the G4, but I've been wanting a phone with a physical keyboard for years, so there really isn't any alternative to this ( other than the next blackberry android phone which has a fixed, non-sliding keyboard)
#40
Quiffco
jamie147800
If it ticks the boxes for you then thats great, by all means go ahead and buy it. I just dont think its worth anywhere near the price its marketed at. I would honestly rather buy an LG G4 over this.
I am tempted by the G4, but I've been wanting a phone with a physical keyboard for years, so there really isn't any alternative to this ( other than the next blackberry android phone which has a fixed, non-sliding keyboard)

The only other alternative is the Samsung Galaxy S6 with the keyboard or the Note version of the same.

http://cdn.mos.techradar.com/art/mobile_phones/Samsung/Galaxy%20Note%205/KB1-970-80.JPG

http://icdn7.digitaltrends.com/image/samsung-pay-and-accessories-0014-970x647-c.jpg

Personally, I don't like either option. It amazes me that there are no keyboard cases available for any phones other than the cheap rubbish ones that make the phone in the case about an inch thick.

Edited By: Astec123 on Nov 13, 2015 02:18

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