BlackBerry Priv Teardown Reveals Screen Easy To Replace, Internals Hard To Take Apart

BlackBerry Priv

The BlackBerry Priv, the company’s very first Android smartphone, is now readily obtainable via the manufacturer, AT&T and, soon, Verizon. New BlackBerry Priv teardown videos have surfaced over the web, showing off that the screen is easy to replace and the internals are tricky to take apart.

JerryRigEverything has pushed out a new video over YouTube. He is the same person who made a video where he put Google’s Nexus 6P through various tests, which include a heat test for the display, scratch tests for the glass and a bend test. The video showed that Nexus 6P failed in the bend test.

Meanwhile, the teardown video of the Priv was published on Nov. 30 over YouTube and eventually made the rounds online.

He demonstrated how speedily and easily it is to replace the BlackBerry Priv’s display.

In just about five minutes, the entire display can already be removed. What JerryRigsEverything had to do is to heat the glue on the sides of the phone’s display. He then used a card to lift and remove the display. There is no need to remove the battery unit, back cover, motherboard or any other component.

In the meantime, the folks from Karalux Vietnam likewise tore down the Priv to uncover what’s inside the BlackBerry’s hottest smartphone.

The video showed that the Priv necessitates more effort to take it apart, unlike the Passport which is simple to disassemble.

Folks from iFixit team have yet to push out a teardown video along with its repairability score.

Specs-wise, the Priv rocks a 5.4-inch display boasting 1,440 x 2,560 resolution. It comes with dual curved edges akin to Samsung’s flagship smartphones: Samsung S6 and S6 edge+. Also, it boasts a pixel density of 541 ppi.

What’s impressive is that it touts a Snapdragon 808 chipset, Adreno 418 GPU and octa-core 1.8 GHz CPU.

It also features 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage and 2 TB-capacity MicroSD slot for people who need an additional storage space.

Meanwhile, it was not too long ago when Verizon, otherwise known as Big Red, confirmed over Twitter that it will soon be offering the phone, just like its archrival AT&T.