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  • BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9982
  • BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9982
  • BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9982
  • BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9982
  • BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9982

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
1.5 GHz
Screen Size
8+ MP

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Common Questions

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

If your Porsche Design P'9982 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact BlackBerry support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find BlackBerry's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.

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Screen Size

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

1.5 GHz

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


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

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.

64 GB

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


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

Release date November 26, 2013
Regions available United Kingdom
Mobile / Cellular Data
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Processor Dual core 1.5 GHz
Internal Storage 64 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible 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
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
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density 356 pixels
Size 4.2 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
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
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
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
DLNA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Main Camera
8+ megapixels
5x digital
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
2+ megapixels
3x digital
Additional Front Camera Info
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
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack Yes
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
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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