BlackBerry Priv: Enterprise Android in a snazzy but functional package

A phone for grown-ups that doesn't suck


Imaging and media (very pic heavy)

The Priv has an 18MP main shooter, and it's a capable unit, resembling the BB10 camera. You can shoot with the filters on. It focuses very quickly (using phase detect auto focus) and can snatch 4K video, but not slow-mo – at least not in this version of the Camera software. The front camera is a humble 2MP – but then this isn't really a phone for the selfie crowd, but for grown ups.

I found it performed particularly impressively in twilight, and low-light video was impressive. Here you can see it trying to capture a decent range of colour, in shots some 20 to 25 minutes after sunset. In trying to capture a panorama, some barrelling is evident (check out the lamp posts that frame the modern flats), but this isn't unique to this camera. Unless you're a slow mo junkie or a selfie obsessive, this camera will do a nice job for you.

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BlackBerry Priv: Enterprise Android in a snazzy but functional package

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Price: From £39/month RRP

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