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BlackBerry Passport

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3399 reviews of BlackBerry Passport. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and size. The screen and performance also get good comments.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry Passport is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for BlackBerry Passport

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 269 user reviews of BlackBerry Passport from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the design and portability are overall positive. The performance and screen are also mentioned favorably. Comments about the reception and size are different.

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95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BlackBerry Passport QWERTY 4.5-Inch SIM-Free Smartphone - SilverBlackBerry Passport QWERTY 4.5-Inch SIM-Free Smartphone - Silver

2018-04

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for BlackBerry Passport

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1533 user reviews of BlackBerry Passport from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and design. The screen and performance also get good views, but there are some mixed views about the portability.

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92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BlackBerry Passport - Factory Unlocked Smartphone - BlackBlackBerry Passport - Factory Unlocked Smartphone - Black

2018-04

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for BlackBerry Passport

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 user reviews of BlackBerry Passport from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and size. The screen and usability also get good reviews. Some have doubts about the price.

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95% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Blackberry Passport - SQW100-1, Factory UnlockedBlackberry Passport - SQW100-1, Factory Unlocked

2018-04

Expert review by : Ivor Soans (tech.firstpost.com)

BlackBerry Passport review: This is BlackBerry's comeback smartphone - Tech2

 

This is BlackBerry's comeback smartphone, and whether it is wildly successful or a moderate success, the company has everyone's attention.

2014-10

Expert review by (stuff.tv_in)

BlackBerry Passport hands-on preview

 

We (try) to wrap our hands around BlackBerry's passport-sized...er, Passport

2015-02

Expert review by : Rohit Arora (pcquest.com)

Blackberry Passport - PCQuest

 

Rs. 43,190 Key Specs: 4.5 inch 1440×1440 resolution display (453 ppi) , 2.26GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 CPU, 3GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage, 13 MP rear camera, 2 MP front camera, BlackBerry OS

2015-01

Expert review by : Chandrakant 'CK' Isi (techtree.com)

Review: BlackBerry Passport

 

A solid messaging phone that doesn't fit your pocket.

Excellent Keypad; Keyboard that doubles-up as touchpad; Great build quality; Long battery life; Compatible with Android Apps.

Awkward shape; Dificult to fit in the pocket; Many popular apps are missing, Expensive.

2014-11

Expert review by : Laique Khan (techmagnifier.com)

BlackBerry Passport Smartphone Review: Weird Yet Innovative

 

BlackBerry Passport is the latest smartphone from the brand. It comes in a square shape and only three QWERTY key rows.

• Good Battery Life ; • Excellent voice quality ; • Sharp & Crisp Screen ; • Display is good for great reading & editing experience ; • Decent Hardware Performance ; • Some Interesting Features Added ; • Impressive QWERTY keyboard with Touch Feature

• Average Camera ; • Poor third Party App Support ; • Not made for Gaming ; • Bit heavy and Bulky

Without doubt, BlackBerry Passport manages to meet the criteria it was designed for. With its added features and new design concept, BlackBerry has tried to invent something New, Unusual and Innovative that most of the faithful have been looking for....

2014-11

Expert review by : Laique Khan (techmagnifier.com)

BlackBerry Passport Review: Weird Yet Innovative

 

BlackBerry Passport is the 2014's most unusual and innovative release that might not lure all but it does have its fair share of interesting features and the design language that makes it quite irresistible to ignore.

Good Battery Life ; Excellent voice quality ; Sharp & Crisp Screen ; Display is good for great reading & editing experience ; Decent Hardware Performance ; Some Interesting Features Added ; Impressive QWERTY keyboard with Touch Feature

Average Camera ; Poor third Party App Support ; Not made for Gaming ; Bit heavy and Bulky

Without doubt, BlackBerry Passport manages to meet the criteria it was designed for. With its added features and new design concept, BlackBerry has tried to invent something New, Unusual and Innovative that most of the faithful have been looking for....

2014-11

Expert review by : Digit Mobile Phones Nikhil Pradhan (digit.in)

Blackberry Passport Review

 

The Blackberry Passport has great specs, a display of fantastic quality and solid build quality but it feels like a novelty device and not one for mainstream consumption. The Passport is uncomfortable to use and not meant for anyone apart from hardcore...

Top end specs ; Solid build quality ; Good real world performance ; Very powerful battery ; Great call quality

Shape & size make it an ergonomic nightmare ; Keyboard is uncomfortable to use ; Uncommon screen aspect ratio ; Heats up during gaming

2014-10

Expert review by : Anupam Saxena (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)

BlackBerry Passport review: Good communicator if you can overlook flaws, price - The Times of India

 

Does BlackBerry succeed in its quest to regain relevance in the highly-competitive mobile market?

- Excellent build quality ; - Powerful communication tool ; - Decent battery backup

BlackBerry says it targets 'power professionals' or high net-worth individuals who won't mind spending extra for productivity features. We feel that unless you're upgrading from a BlackBerry phone, or your work requires you to use a BlackBerry, there's...

2014-10

Expert review by : Digit Mobile Phones (digit.in)

Blackberry Passport

 

Blackberry Passport Smartphone was launched in September 2014, comes with a 4.5-inch IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1440 x 1440 pixels at a pixel density of 453 pixels per inch. The screen is not protected by a Scratch Resistant...

2014-10

Expert review by : Darren Orf , Gawker Media (gizmodo.in)

BlackBerry Passport Review: When the Best Isn't Good Enough

 

When you hear the word "smartphone," what image pops into your mind? Maybe it's the phone you own or the one you desperately want. Maybe it's even a favorite

Not for $600. Not a chance. For $50 more you can get an iPhone 6 and for $100 more the upcoming Note 4, both off-contract. The screen's strange size doesn't deliver enough convenience to justify its awkward bulkiness, the app selection won't satisfy a...

2014-09

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3450
Continuous audio playback time:91
Continuous video playback time:11
Standby time (2G):14.5 / 348 / 432
Standby time (3G):14.5 / 348 / 444
Talk time (2G):14 / 18
Talk time (3G):23 / 24

Call management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call blocking: Yes
Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Camera resolution:1920 x 1080
Digital Zoom:5
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):13
Maximum frame rate:60
Rear Camera Resolution:1920 x 1080
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@60fps
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:2
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 1080p, 720p / 720p, 1080p / 720p,1080p
Video stabilizer:Y / Yes
Zoom capability:Y / Yes

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):0.78
Energy Star certified: No
Head SAR (EU):1.41

Design

Colour of product:Black / Red / Silver / White
Curved Design: No
Form factor:Bar / Slider

Display

Aspect Ratio:1:1
Display diagonal:11.4
Display Resolution:1440 x 1440
Pixel density:453
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Keyboard:Y
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ

Memory

Internal RAM:3

Messaging

Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, AC3, AMR, AMR-WB, eAAC+, FLAC, MP2, MP3, OGG, PCM, WAV, WMA, WMV / AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, M4A, MKA, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA, WMV / AAC,AMR,AWB,FLAC,M4A,MKA,MP3,OGG,WAV,WMA,WMV / AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC, Vorbis, AAC+, WMA, PCM, AC3, MP3
FM radio:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TGA, TIF, WBMP / BMP, SGI, PNG, TGA, TIF, GIF, WBMP / BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG,TGA,TIF,WBMP
Speakers:STEREO
Video formats supported:3GP, 3GPP, ASF, AVI, H.263, M4V, MOV, MPEG4, WMV / 3GP, 3GPP, AVI, H.263, M4V, MOV, MPEG4, WMV / 3GP, 3GPP, AVI, M4V, MOV, MPEG4, WMV / 3GP, ASF, AVI, H.263, H.264, M4V, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG4, VOB, WMV, XVID / 3GP, H.262, 3G2, H.263, MPEG4, WMV, ASF, AVI, M4V, MOV, MP4 / 3GP,3GPP,AVI,H.263,M4V,MOV,MPEG4,WMV

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
GLONASS:Y
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y / Yes
Position location:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):800,850,900,1800,1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE,GPRS,GSM / GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G standards:HSPA+ / UMTS
4G:Y / Yes
4G bands supported:700,800,850,900,1700,1800,1900,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other features

Built-in memory capacity:3
Internal Memory:32
Motion JPEG frame rate:60

Packaging Content

Battery pack:Y / Yes
Bundled software:BlackBerry Blend, Link, Hub, Adobe Reader, BlackBerry Remember, Phone, BBM, BlackBerry World, Facebook 3, Twitter 3, LinkedIn 3, YouTube / BlackBerry Hub, Universal Search, Calendar, Contacts, Browser, Text Messaging, Clock, Calculator, Documents To Go, Print To Go, File Manager, Adobe Reader, BlackBerry Remember, Phone, BBM, BlackBerry World, Facebook 3, Twitter 3, LinkedIn 3, Games, YouTube, Maps/Navigation, Smart Tags (NFC), Setup, Help
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Graphics adapter:Adreno 330
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter model:Adreno 330
Operating system installed:BlackBerry OS
Operating System Version:10
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2.2
Processor Model:801

Software

Operating system installed:BlackBerry OS
Operating System Version:10

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:3 / 3072
Internal storage capacity:32
Maximum memory card size:128
Memory card hot swapping: No
RAM capacity:3
USB mass storage:Y / Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Built-in memory capacity:3
Built-in sensors:Accelerometer\n\nMagnetometer\n\nGyroscope\n\nTime of Flight (ToF)\n\nAmbient light
Built-in sensors details:Accelerometer\n\nMagnetometer\n\nGyroscope\n\nTime of Flight (ToF)\n\nAmbient light
Dust-resistant: No
Dustproof:N
Google applications:YouTube
Internal Memory:32
Resolution:1440 x 1440
Scratch resistant: No
Scratch-resistant:N
Waterproof: No

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.25 / 9.3
Height :12.8 / 128 / 13.1
Weight:196 / 205
Width:9.03 / 9.05 / 90.3