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BlackBerry Passport

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3400 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 really like 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 (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 are impressed by the design and portability. The performance and screen are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the reception and size.

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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

Apr, 2018

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. People are impressed by the reliability and design. The screen and performance also get good comments, whereas views are divided on the portability.

usability, performance, screen, design, reliability

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

Apr, 2018

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 are also appreciated, but many are critical 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

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Florian Wimmer (notebookcheck.net)

BlackBerry Passport Smartphone Review

 

Square, handy, good? BlackBerry doesn't give up the fight and launches an unusual smartphone in the market dubbed Passport. Its hardware keyboard and Android app support are to turn the tide. Find out in this report whether or not that might just succeed.

Handy screen format, Physical keyboard, Rigid casing, Low heat development, High performance, (Limited) Android app compatibility, Rich-sounding speakers, Practical battery life, Good voice quality, Smooth navigation

Bulky and relatively heavy casing, Number and symbol key only virtual, Screen's high black level, Cameras' middling image quality, High load power consumption, SIM and SD flap difficult to open, High price

BlackBerry takes a risk because it has to in order to stop losing market shares. The Passport is a daring device because an unusual yet very practical screen format is used, and because it features a physical keyboard. The proprietary software that is...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

BlackBerry Passport (AT&T)

 

The BlackBerry Passport is a unique phone for keyboard fans, and this model lets you get it on AT&T's subsidized plans.

Sharp, sunlight-readable screen. Excellent reception and voice quality. Roomy physical keyboard.

Troubled camera. App selection not up to Android or iOS competition. $50 more than unlocked unit.

Conclusions If you're a potential BlackBerry Passport owner, you'll know. And you'll be happy to know that AT&T may have rounded the corners here, but it hasn't loaded down the Passport with bloatware or crippled its services. This is the full...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Brad Molen (engadget.com)

I typed my entire BlackBerry Passport review on the phone's tiny keyboard

 

Apparently I'm a masochist.That's an odd way to begin a review. But to give BlackBerry's latest handset, the Passport, as thorough a review as possible

Keyboard doubles as touchpad ; Long battery life ; Fantastic outdoor visibility ; Good camera ; Robust build

Don't even try using it one-handed ; Keyboard is difficult to get used to ; Awkward size and shape ; App selection is better now, but still needs some work ; Occasional hiccups in performance

The Passport is the best BlackBerry 10 device you can buy, and comes with a number of flagship-caliber specs. But its odd shape and size, as well as its weird keyboard, may be a turnoff for many.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Sandra Vogel (zdnet.com)

BlackBerry Passport review: Aimed squarely at business

 

BlackBerry's Passport is a striking business-focused handset with plenty of plus points, including a 4.5-inch, 1:1 aspect-ratio screen, a clever QWERTY keyboard and superb battery life.

Large, square 4.5-inch screen ; Innovative touch-enabled QWERTY keyboard ; Superb battery life ; Enterprise-focused ecosystem

Bulky handset that's difficult to pocket ; One-handed use is out of the question ; Truncated Android app support

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

BlackBerry Passport review: Ticket to ride

 

Canadian manufacturer BlackBerry looks to bring its no-nonsense smartphone approach in a form factor that is...unusual, to say the least. It's a company that's no stranger lately to being in the red for quarters on end and the Passport is yet another...

4.5" 16M-color IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen of 1440 x 1440px ; Quad-core 2.26 GHz Krait 400, 3GB RAM, Adreno 330 ; 13 megapixel auto-focus camera with face detection and Time Shift, HDR, LED flash, 2MP front facing camera ; FullHD (1080p) video...

Awkward design, in which an otherwise compact touchscreen takes some really large hands to use single-handedly and typing is certainly a two-hand job ; No 2160p video recording (for such an expensive device) ; Non user-replaceable battery ; Three-row...

Finding a way out of the doldrums has become a do-or-die for BlackBerry, time perhaps to do something different than just do better. Not that the Z-series did anything wrong. But if the mindset back then was all about catching up to Android and iOS,...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Nate Ralph (cnet.com)

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 (cnet.com)

BlackBerry Passport ( black)

 

The phone will be available unlocked later this week for $599 in the US, and later in 2014 for €649 in France and Germany, $699 in Canada, and £529 in the UK. In Australia, Optus is currently the only carrier offering the Passport -- it's AU$899...

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 : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

BlackBerry Passport (Unlocked)

 

The BlackBerry Passport is all work and no play. But that doesn't mean it's dull.

Excellent voice quality, battery life, keyboard, and screen visibility.

Sluggish camera. Poor third-party app support. Fragile screen. Awkward form factor.

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Dan Seifert (theverge.com)

BlackBerry Passport review

 

"BlackBerry is still around?" I've heard that question quite often the past few weeks, as I've been using the BlackBerry Passport. Contrary to what many people in my social circle believe,...

Solid construction and build quality ; Sharp display ; Awesome battery life

Awkward design ; Inefficient keyboard ; Clumsy software

Sep, 2014

Expert review by (laptopmag.com)

BlackBerry Passport

 

My BlackBerry love affair-- and breakup -- probably mirrors a lot of folks'. Back in the day (2008), the BlackBerry Bold's cushy keyboard and smooth trackball made me so productive that I used it to take notes in every meeting (and even write some...

Sep, 2014

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3450
Battery performance: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:0.78
Body SAR (EU):0.78
Energy Star certified: No
Head SAR:1.41
Head SAR (EU):1.41

Design

Color of product:Black / Red / Silver / White
Form Factor:Bar / Slider

Display

Aspect Ratio:1:1
Display Diagonal:4.5
Display Resolution:1440 x 1440
Pixel density:453
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen: Yes
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: Yes
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard type: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 compression format: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
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

Navigation

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

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):800,850,900,1800,1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards: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
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
Video 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:Adreno 330
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:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
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:801
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:N
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
Dustproof:N
Google applications:Youtube
Internal memory:32
Resolution:1440 x 1440
Scratch resistant:N
Scratch-resistant:N
Waterproof: No

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.364 / 0.366
Height:5.04 / 5.16
Weight:6.91 / 7.23
Width:3.56