With curved screen smartphones having a design edge compared to the competition, it is not surprising that the BlackBerry Priv, too, opted to include such a feature. However, by far, the leader in this sphere is the Galaxy S6 Edge from Samsung. This is how these two devices compare.
Both these devices have very similar design elements but look different. On the Galaxy S6 Edge , there is a metal frame and polished Gorilla Glass 4 on its back panel. There are also dual curved edges on its screen and one of these can be customized to display five important contacts, five frequently used apps and a night clock. The home button on the device also has a fingerprint scanner incorporated into it.
As for the BlackBerry Priv, it, too, has a metal frame but its back panel has a fiberglass finish. Its curved screen with dual curved edges can display the amount of charge in the battery and also notifications from apps. However, the physical keyboard of the BlackBerry Priv, which can be slid behind the screen when not in use, is the most impressive feature of the device. However, there is no fingerprint scanner on the device, which only comes in black.
When it comes to size, the super AMOLED screen on the Galaxy S6 Edge measures 5.7 inches, and it has a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels and a density of 518 pixels per inch. As for the BlackBerry Priv, it has an AMOLED screen measuring 5.4 inches with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels and a density of 540 pixels per inch.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 chipset on the BlackBerry Priv is coupled with a hexa-core CPU and an Adreno 418 GPU, but it is beaten by the Exynos 7420 chipset on its competitor, which is coupled with an octa-core CPU and a Mali-T760MP8 GPU.
With no memory slot on the Galaxy S6 Edge , there is no possibility of external storage being added, while the BlackBerry Priv supports up to 200 GB. As for RAM, the BlackBerry Priv comes with 3 GB and its competitor has 4 GB.
In terms of camera quality, the 16 megapixel camera with OIS on the Galaxy S6 Edge occupies the top spot on the DxOMark website, while the 18 megapixel camera with OIS on the BlackBerry Priv is ranked at number five in the same website.
In terms of price, the BlackBerry Priv costs $250 with a two year contract, while the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus costs $299 with a two year contract.