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BlackBerry Passport review

7.4/10 AVG.
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7.4/10
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The BlackBerry Passport currently has an Informr score of 7.4 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 55 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
BlackBerry
Processor
2.26 GHz
Screen Size
4.5"
Camera
13+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


The Gadgeteer

I honestly didn’t like the BlackBerry Passport when I first unboxed and started testing it. I had trouble getting used to the size and the keyboard. I almost wanted to send it back without even writing about it, but I changed my mind another try. The second try made me like it a whole lot more...

- Julie Strietelmeier, The Gadgeteer
CrackBerry

Although I was rather skeptical of the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition when it first started appearing, after having used it for a while now, I have no issues with saying that it's a great addition to the Passport lineup. Just like the original Passport and the AT&T Passport, it's not going t...

- Bla1ze, CrackBerry
Technology X

All in all, we feel that the Blackberry passport is definitely worthy of our Innovation Award as they have done great things with their ‘touch keyboard’, things that make using a smart phone in a business setting just that much easier.The BlackBerry Passport can be easily overlooked at f...

- Les Tokar, Technology X
Coolsmartphone

Overall the BlackBerry Passport is a really great smartphone. For the modern day tech-savy business user this would be a perfect device, for the average smartphone owner with a little adjustment of their expectations it could again be the perfect device.

- Jp_hero, Coolsmartphone
TechRadar

I'm confident in saying this is the best phone BlackBerry has yet produced, hands down. There's serious processing power, copious amounts of storage, a decent camera, plenty of connectivity, useful software features and an HD screen.But for everyone else, this is unashamedly a productivity-centric m...

- Jeff Parsons, TechRadar


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Screen Size
4.5"

The BlackBerry Passport's screen size is 4.5 inches with 1440 x 1440 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.26 GHz

There is a Qualcomm MSM8974AA Snapdragon 800 Quad core 2.26 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the BlackBerry 10.3 operating system (OS).

Camera
13+ MP

You can take photos with the phone's onboard 13+ megapixel camera.

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

Storage
32 GB

Internal memory is 32 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3450mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3450 mAh battery. BlackBerry's performance ratings are 1380 minutes, 612 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

BlackBerry Passport Specs

Overview
Release date September 24, 2014
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Mobile / Cellular Data
4G/LTE
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/700/2100 /800/850/900/1800/2600 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card size
Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System BlackBerry 10.3

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Processor Qualcomm MSM8974AA Snapdragon 800 Quad core 2.26 GHz
Internal Storage 32 GB
RAM 3 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.58 W/kg
Body: 1.45 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3450 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Up to: 720 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 612 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 1380 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 18.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black, White, Gold, Red, Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 12.8 x 9 x 0.9 cm (5 x 3.5 x 0.4 in)
Weight 194 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1440 x 1440 pixels
Pixel density 453 pixels
Size 4.5 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Graphics Yes
Themes No
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 QWERTY
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard Yes
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 Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
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 Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, Google Talk
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
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 No
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
13+ megapixels
Multi-camera
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, HDR, Burst mode, Scene mode
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, DivX, XviD
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 60 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
HD (1280 x 720 pixels)
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM/RDS)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, DivX, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, XviD
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
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 XLS, PPT, PPTX, DOC, DOCX, PDF
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
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