The BlackBerry Priv offers a slider format which dominates the design, bringing you a fusion of what’s offered across the keyboards of the Passport and Classic, and the large-screen touch experience of the Leap.
The Priv measures 147 x 77.2 x 9.4mm, but extends to 184mm when opened. It’s the tallest of the BlackBerry family, although the Passport is wider (work wide!) at 90.3mm. The Priv, Passport and Leap are all similar thicknesses, the Classic being the fattest of the bunch at 10.2mm.
The Priv is pretty weighty, but its 192g is out-chunked by the 196g Passport; the Classic and Leap both come in lighter at 178g and 170g respectively.
The Priv has a metal-framed display with a rubberised carbon weave back cover. The Passport and Classic have a related combination of metal frames with plastic backs, while the more affordable Leap is a little more ordinary when it comes to the plastic body work.
The Priv naturally hits big on the display, with a 5.4-inch AMOLED display with a…