BlackBerry Priv vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 5 vs. Google Nexus 6P: To Priv Or Not To Priv?

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The new BlackBerry Priv is the corporate’s first foray into the Android ecosystem. Whereas it retains the normal QWERTY keyboard that BlackBerry handsets are recognized for, it gives various premium design, specs and features that make it a robust rival towards the present flagships from Samsung and Google.
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BlackBerry has simply launched the corporate's newest flagship referred to as the Priv, which can also be the primary handset powered by an Android OS from the Canadian OEM.

Particularly operating on Android 5.1.1, Priv marks the corporate's curiosity in making a mainstream device, which it should have accomplished with a cautious thought contemplating the truth that Android is the preferred OS to date.

Formally launched Nov. 9, the BlackBerry Priv, which is beforehand referred to as the BlackBerry Venice, is just three months extra related than the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and introduced two months after the Google Nexus 6P. All three units are the present flagships of their respective manufacturing corporations, with every providing premium spec and high-finish features.

eSPECSially For You. There isn't any denying that numerous customers are already conscious of the kind of specifications they need to see in a device. Some choose to have an enormous display whereas others are extra eager on a device that might match completely when held with one hand. Others like their handsets to have good camera features whereas there are those that need a longer battery life.

Listed here are a few of the specs which are being provided by the present flagships from BlackBerry, Samsung and Google.

Specs Priv Galaxy Note 5 Nexus 6p
Show 5.4 inches 5.7 inches 5.7 inches
Decision 1,440 x 2,560 1,440 x 2,560 1,440 x 2,560
Dimension (inches) 5.79 x 3.04 x 0.37 6.03 x 3.0 x 0.30 6.27 x 3.06 x 0.29
Weight 6.77 ounces 6.03 ounces 6.28 ounces
Working System Android 5.1.1 Android 5.1.1 Android 6.0
Inner Reminiscence 32 GB 32/64 GB 32/64/128 GB
RAM 3 GB 4 GB 3 GB
Major Digital camera 18 MP 16 MP 12 MP
Entrance Digital camera 2 MP 5 MP 8 MP
Battery 3,410 mAh 3,000 mAh 3,450 mAh
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Whereas the BlackBerry Priv has a 5.4-inch display in comparison with the 5.7 inches present in each the Galaxy Note 5 and the Google Nexus 6P, all the three handsets supply a decision of 1,440 x 2,560 pixels. The Priv additionally appeared to be the heaviest among the many three, weighing 6.77 ounces. It is also a bit thicker, though the thickness could be attributed to the handset's slide-out design. Its 18 MP important camera can also be a superb convincing feature. Nevertheless, selfie followers might go for the 8 MP front camera of the Nexus 6P.

Design. BlackBerry maintains the custom of equipping its handsets with a bodily QWERTY keyboard within the BlackBerry Priv. Such feature is never seen on most Android handsets lately. Furthermore, the keyboard is hidden and is designed to be revealed by sliding it out from the underside a part of the device. This enables the consumer to have extra flexibility on whether or not to make use of the keyboard or touchscreen on their handset.

The Galaxy Note 5 is Samsung's smoothest and slimmest smartphone to date. It is also the one Samsung mannequin for 2015 that features a stylus, in any other case generally known as the S Pen. In contrast to the Priv which is just out there in Black, the Galaxy Note 5 gives a wider colour choice that features silver, gold, white, pink and black.

The Google Nexus 6P has an all metallic construct and boasts a strong black space discovered on the handset's prime again the place the camera is positioned. Though it has a 5.7-inch display, it is surprisingly straightforward to carry and feels snug when grasped. It additionally exudes a strong and clean end with edges that additionally present a superb grip.

Performance. As for efficiency, let's have a look on how the Galaxy Note 5 and the Google Nexus 6P are doing to date.

In response to Michael Sawh of Trusted Evaluations, "[t]he Note's Tremendous AMOLED screen is constructed for watching movies and that is inevitably the place the Note 5 excels. You continue to get these deep blacks and the bump in PPI and brightness helps issues really feel all that extra vivid. Brightness has been cranked up notch, not that issues have been uninteresting on the Note 4, however it's a notable enchancment."

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As for the Nexus 6P, Malarie Gokey of Digital Developments stated that "Android 6.0 appears nice on the new Nexus, and it runs like a dream." Gokey added "Not solely does Marshmallow look good on the Nexus 6P, it additionally amps up the phone's efficiency. Apps load quick and Google Now's smarter than ever. And, as a result of it is a Nexus, the 6P will get updates and safety patches extra shortly than another Android phone on the market."

Whereas the BlackBerry Priv is pretty new out there, this is what Richard Goodwin of Know Your Cellular has to say: "The Priv sort of feels identical to some other Android handset. It does every little thing they do, with entry to issues like Google Now and Google Play, simply with a number of further extras peppered on prime. Given time and offering issues just like the Hub and Mix (sadly, not current right here) are developed additional, BlackBerry might actually start to carve a distinct segment out for itself within the Android Kingdom."

Is Priv the new Android killer? Contemplating that it's BlackBerry's first foray into the Android ecosystem, the corporate ought to no less than be credited with its willingness to attempt one thing new. On the similar time, the handset's QWERTY keyboard, a standard feature in BlackBerry handsets, additionally makes it a sworn statement to the corporate's dedication in preserving one thing that had all the time been beloved by their followers. It appeared like the corporate has a great begin and given the truth that the device runs on the preferred OS, there's undoubtedly quite a bit to sit up for with the BlackBerry Priv handset.

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