BlackBerry Passport 

Released September, 2014
  • Blackberry OS 10.3
  • 4G
  • 4.5"
  • Quad core 2.2 GHz
Don’t get us wrong, it takes some stunning photos when lighting is plentiful, but details as a whole are average looking.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)
Details are undoubtedly crisp, but the true benefit here is that we can see more of a web page or document because it’s 30% wider than the average 5-inch display.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)

Features Key features of the BlackBerry Passport

screen size

Passport
4.5"
LG G4
5.5"

screen resolution

Passport
1440 x 1440
LG G4
2560 x 1440
BlackBerry Q10
720 x 720

memory

Passport
3 GB
iPhone 5s
1 GB

processor

Passport
Quad core
LG G4
Hexa core
BlackBerry Q10
Dual core

camera resolution

Passport
13 MP
Classic
8 MP

Reviews Word on the street for the BlackBerry Passport


7.5
An unconventional shape, the Passport features a squarish 4.5-inch 1440 x 1440 IPS LCD display, which is the sharpest (453 ppi) and highest resolution screen to grace a BlackBerry smartphone.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Screen

What’s especially nice, too, is that the screen exhibits some high quality elements.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)
Despite those new features, the keyboard as a whole is still not as intuitive or hassle-free than a standard all-touch.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)
Impressively, it produces a blinding maximum brightness output of 894 nits, which makes it extremely visible outdoors with the sun present.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)

Keyboard

Indeed, some people will prefer the physical response of its keyboard, but it’s a shame that it doesn’t act in the same useful manner as previous BlackBerry keyboards.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)
Aside from the keyboard, BlackBerry 10.3 just doesn’t have the completeness we’d get from other rival platforms.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)
For all of its attractiveness, we’re confused by the company’s decision to go with an entirely different keyboard layout.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)

Apps

The music player with BlackBerry OS 10 is your standard fanfare, as it offers the most basic of functions with playback – albeit, it’s pretty generic looking with its presentation.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)
When it comes to third-party apps support though, it’s still very light in comparison to rival platforms.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)
Indeed, we appreciate that BlackBerry Hub is accessible at a moment’s notice, which acts as a notifications aggregator as well, but navigating around the UI can be overwhelming to some due to how the app panel, Active Frames panel, and BlackBerry Hub are all connected together in the homescreen.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)

Battery

Tough to imagine that BlackBerry is able to throw in a massive sized 3450 mAh battery inside of the Passport, we’re nonetheless relieved to find out that it delivers long-lasting battery life.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)
A full charge in fact, offers us close to 2-days of normal usage – so even power users will get through a day with no worry at all!
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)
The battery life will keep you working continuously without any concern.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)

Camera

And finally, it’s pretty accurate with its color reproduction – where it hits very closely to the various reference points in our display benchmarking test.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)
On top of everything else, it’s just a poor performer under low light.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)
It’s decent looking with its results, as long as lighting is plentiful, but it’s prone to blurring due to its slow focus.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Type Super IPS LCD2
Size 4.5"
Resolution 1440 x 1440
PPI 452 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 2.2 GHz
Number of cores Quad core
RAM 3 GB
Internal storage 32 GB
Supported card formats
  1. SDXC
  2. SDHC
  3. SD

photo & video

Camera 13 MP
Resolution 13 MP
Flash Yes
Secondary camera 2 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps

cellular

Generation 4G
Networks
  1. GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
  2. UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
  3. EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
  4. HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
  5. GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time 1,080 min
Talk time (3G) 1,380 min
Standby time 25,920 min
Standby time (3G) 26,640 min
Capacity 3,450 mA·h

form factor

Weight 196 g
Thickness 9.3 mm
Size 90.3 x 128 x 9.3 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes

software

Operating system Blackberry OS 10.3
Multitasking No
App store BlackBerry App World
Adobe flash support No
App store size 120,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes
Supports NFC Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
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