BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9982



The "1-Minute" Review

What's good

  • Made with premium materials like stainless steel and leather
  • Fast web browsing experience
  • Flash support

What's bad

  • Specs and performance don't match price tag
  • Confusing gesture control
  • Not true HD display

The BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9882 is, as the name suggests, a product birthed after collaboration between BlackBerry and Porsche Design. Like the Porsche car, the BlackBerry Porsche phone has a fairly prohibitive price tag, making it more suitable for the elite crowd than the mainstream.

Despite the price tag, many reviewers were unimpressed with the design and point out that it looks almost exactly the same as the BlackBerry Z10. Instead of a plastic body though, the phone sports a stainless steel frame and leather removable back cover. Critics were happy with the overall feel of the phone, noting that the leather back provides a good grip. Aside from adding sophistication, these materials also add a little heft. TechRadar mentions that while the weight does make the phone feel premium they go on to say that, "it doesn't feel as premium as the price tag suggests…"

On the front is a 4.2-inch display with a resolution of 1280x720 pixels. Most experts agree that the display offered crisp details, good viewing angles and color reproduction though they found the gesture control very confusing. On the rear of the phone is an 8 megapixel camera. For the most part critics were able to take decent quality pictures due to its autofocus capabilities, LED flash and image stabilization.

Performance-wise the phone offered reviewers a speedy interface and little lag when opening apps thanks to its 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 2GB of RAM. Critics did begin to notice some stuttering when they had multiple apps open and when viewing graphically rich websites. Web browsing in general was fast for most experts on both the 4G and Wi-Fi network. One bonus for many experts was BlackBerry's inclusion of Flash support which neither Android nor iOS offers. The phone also comes with 64GB of internal storage, and expandable microSD slot and a removable 1800mAH battery.

The P'9882 seemed to be a hard phone to recommend due to its high costs and fairly average specs. Still, Phonedog mentions, "…many folks that are seriously considering opening their wallets for one of these things don't really obsess over spec lists."


Operating system
BlackBerry
Processor
1.5 GHz
Screen Size
4.2"
Camera
8+ MP



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Common Questions


BlackBerry released the Porsche Design P'9982 on November 26, 2013.



BlackBerry backs up the Porsche Design P'9982 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
4.2"

The BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9982's screen size is 4.2 inches with 768 x 1280 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.5 GHz

There is a Dual core 1.5 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the BlackBerry 10 (Update Available: 10.2.1) operating system (OS).

Camera
8+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 8+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 2+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
64 GB

Internal memory is 64 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1800mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1800 mAh battery. BlackBerry's performance ratings are 10 days standby time, 540 minutes.

Porsche Design P'9982 Specs

Overview
Release date November 26, 2013
Regions available UK
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/2100 MHz
LTE:
800/900/1800/2600 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Micro-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System BlackBerry 10 (Update Available: 10.2.1)

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Processor Dual core 1.5 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 64 GB
RAM 2 GB
ROM No
GPS Type S-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.1 W/kg
Body: 0.87 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1800 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 540 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 10 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 13.1 x 6.6 x 0.9 cm (5.2 x 2.6 x 0.4 in)
Weight 140 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 768 x 1280 pixels
Pixel density 356 pixels
Size 4.2 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, MMS, Blackberry
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, HFP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out HDMI
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
5x digital
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Night mode, HDR
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, ASF, XviD, AVI
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Zoom
3x digital
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, MP4, eAAC, AAC+, AAC, AMR-WB, AMR, WMA Pro, WMA, WAV, QCP, M4A, OGG, AMR-NB
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, ASF, XviD, AVI
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack Yes
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Foursquare, Evernote)
Included Software / Apps -
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