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BlackBerry Passport

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3246 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. People are impressed by the portability and size. The screen and performance also get good feedback.

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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 by: (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. Reviewers really like the design and portability. The performance and screen are also mentioned favorably, whereas the reception and size get mixed views.

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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

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: (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. People really like the reliability and design. The screen and performance also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions 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

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: (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. Views about the durability and size are generally positive. The screen and usability also get good opinions, whereas many are less positive 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

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Jeff Parsons (techradar.com)

BlackBerry Passport review

 

Is this the phone to reboot the 'Berry?

Great battery ; Excellent build ; Loads of RAM ; BlackBerry Hub

Impossible to use one-handed ; Lack of apps ; Interface unresponsive at times ; High price

Blackberry's faith has been placed in a device very much suited to a particular type of customer. The specs and features are all there, but the form factor falters against conventional devices.

May, 2015

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

BlackBerry Passport review: It's not hip to be square

 

The BlackBerry Passport breaks smartphone design tradition and offers something we've never seen the likes of before: a square display in a device with (you guessed it) a passport-sized footprint. The Canadian company certainly had to do something...

Email power tools, battery life is fantastic, BlackBerry Blend's potential and BB10.3 a great update, swipe keyboard

Design, lack of BlackBerry specific apps, keyboard issues, did we mention the design?

Overall the BlackBerry Passport is perplexing. We can't for the life of us work out who it has been designed for, how it was approved, and why BlackBerry thought that a square screen with massive keyboard and bulky chassis would be a success - even for...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: Matt Egan (pcadvisor.co.uk)

BlackBerry Passport will be great for a few, and awful for many. And that makes it cool

 

The BlackBerry Passport is a smartphone like no other, and for that we commend it. Whether that makes it a good buy will depend on your circumstances.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: Matt Egan (pcadvisor.co.uk)

BlackBerry Passport review

 

Right out of the gate let me say this: the BlackBerry Passport is not for everyone. On looks alone many users will eschew its charms. It is a niche product built for what remains of BlackBerry's core userbase. It is the most BlackBerry BlackBerry I...

The BlackBerry Passport is not for everyone. The Passport is designed to be used as a productivity tool, in the workplace. As such it is powerful and versatile, and for those who want a portable productivity device with a hardware keyboard it will be a...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: Michael Sawh (trustedreviews.com)

BlackBerry Passport

 

Don't call it a comeback for BlackBerry just yet…

Solid, well-built design ; Decent battery life ; Improved BlackBerry operating system

Heavy and awkward to use in one hand ; Keyboard setup is very frustrating to use ; Android app support is buggy

This square aspect works well for work, but as soon as you start thinking about using the screen for more fun things like watching YouTube videos, it becomes a problem. A 16:9 ratio video is clearly not a good fit, which means you have to contend with...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: Nate Ralph (cnet.co.uk)

BlackBerry Passport review

 

The BlackBerry Passport is a pure productivity machine, and emblematic of the company's professional, business-focused mindset. It's packing powerful hardware, a slew of clever features, and a great foundation in BlackBerry OS 10.3, which is poised to...

The BlackBerry Passport offers powerful hardware and a clever keyboard that makes for a great reading and editing experience.

That squat, square shape makes it awkward to use. Amazon's app store lacks some key apps found on Google Play.

The BlackBerry Passport's bullish focus on productivity spawns a fantastic keyboard, but its blocky shape makes one-handed use difficult.

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

BlackBerry Passport hands-on preview

 

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

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (recombu.com)

Blackberry Passport Silver Edition Review: In Depth

 

Blackberry Passport Silver Edition review: The stainless steel silver version of Blackberry's Passport phone is about to hit the UK and here's our verdict.

Professional, attractive design ; Touch-responsive keyboard ; Sharp, vibrant screen ; Capable camera

Unwieldy ; Screen not optimised for many apps or media ; Missed opportunity

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Alex Todd (recombu.com)

BlackBerry Passport Review: In Depth

 

After a stint of silence whilst the company collected itself, the new BlackBerry Passport is here. But what exactly does it offer?

Stunning, albeit unorthodox display ; Great battery life ; BlackBerry Hub keeps you organised ; Great all-round camera

Design is an ergonomic nightmare ; Awkward typing experience ; Square display doesn’t suit most apps, pictures and videos

The BlackBerry Passport is a very good phone. All the staples the company is known for are rock solid: tools for productivity, call quality, message management and battery longevity. The 10.3 update has also helped alleviate (although certainly not...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: (which.co.uk)

BlackBerry Passport review

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Blackberry was once the go-to option for anyone wanting an internet-enabled work phone. But the iPhone and myriad of Android models have stolen its market share in recent years. The new Blackberry Passport has a full Qwerty keyboard and a good...

Apr, 2015

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
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

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
Dust-resistant: No
Google applications:YouTube
Internal Memory:32
Resolution:1440 x 1440
Scratch resistant: No
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