Switching to Blackberry Priv from Passport

switching from Priv to Google Pixel phone

I switched to the Blackberry Priv from the Blackberry Passport, allowing me to stop carrying a second (Android) device.

Summary so far

BB10 market share has been dropping rapidly, particularly with the release of Android-based Blackberry hardware.  The Priv enables me to carry one device for all my productivity apps, instead of relying on carrying an Android CyanogenMod tablet for Office365 and other business productivity apps as I had to do with the BB10 Passport.   Blackberry Hub+ has been continually improved–would like to see more than a summary in Android Wear smartwatch–same issue using Google Inbox on Wear as well.

Workflow

I love the Blackberry Android Mosaic task manager, as I found the BB10 limit of 6 full size apps too limiting. You can pull down on notification to expand them into a preview.

Permissions

Android allows granular app permission setting. The DTEK app on Blackberry Android hardware allows monitoring utilization of permissions that are allowed.

Camera

Satisfied in a wide variety of scenarios.

Wifi

2.4/5GHz seem very comparable to the Passport, which I was pleased with. Within a few dB, if I believe the signal strength scales. Would need more testing to be quantitative.

Keyboard

Pretty good, I prefer the landscape orientation (e.g. Moto Droid 4) instead of portrait, but it was better than I thought it’d be. I needed a few days to adapt from Passport keyboard.

Display

The Blackberry Priv AMOLED naturally has popping, bright (good) color. Can be adjusted, I didn’t bother adjusting.