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BlackBerry Passport

BlackBerry Passport
alaScore 92

3189 reviews

Sep, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3189 reviews of BlackBerry Passport. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and size. The screen and performance also get good reviews.

usability, performance, screen, size, portability

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 92/100 = 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. People really like the design and portability. The performance and screen also get good feedback, whereas reviews about the reception and size are mixed.

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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, 2016

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 are impressed by the reliability and design. The screen and performance are also appreciated, whereas reviews 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

Sep, 2016

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. Opinions about the durability and size are overall positive. The screen and usability also get good views, whereas there are some negative comments 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, 2016

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: 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: (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: 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: 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: Mark Spoonauer (laptopmag.com)

BlackBerry Passport Review

 

Wide display good for reading content; Can download Android apps via Amazon Appstore; Very long battery life; Loud speaker; Keyboard supports clever gestures

Too wide to use with one hand; Quite heavy; Keyboard not fast enough; Buggy performance at times; Camera slow to focus

The BlackBerry Passport fits more content on its wide screen than the competition and boasts awesome battery life, but the design is just too clunky and awkward.

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: John V. (phonearena.com)

BlackBerry Passport Review

 

Touch is all nice, but the BlackBerry Passport sports a familiar form factor that builds upon the reputation of the company. Paired with a physical keyboard, a standout and iconic feature of past BlackBerries, the Passport is the modern BlackBerry...

Stunning modern design that’s unique looking ; Impressive battery life ; Display is extremely bright and highly detailed, with accurate colors ; Touch-enabled keyboard features are useful ; Snappy performance ; Dual speakers emit deafening tones

Keyboard layout doesn’t make any sense, it makes it tougher to type than a touchscreen ; Lack of third party apps support ; Camera takes way too long to focus and snap photos ; Poor low lighting performance with its camera ; High learning curve trying...

Visually, the BlackBerry Passport is a delectable treat – one that not only pays homage to the BlackBerry smartphones of yesterday, but it oozes with a modern design to die for. For all of its attractiveness, we’re confused by the company’s decision to...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: S21 (s21.com)

BlackBerry Passport review

 

The BlackBerry Passport is different, but in a good way. It's big, heavy and strange to behold, but it offers business users everything they need - an incredibly powerful keyboard, a great OS with BlackBerry and Android apps, a beautiful square screen,...

Our initial impressions of the Passport weren't good. We actually wondered what the point of it was, and whether the company had simply lost it. But pick it up and start using it, and the form factor quickly grows on you. Put some effort into learning...

Jan, 2015

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13

Design

Curved Design: No

Display

Pixel density:453

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GPS: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G standards:HSPA+ / UMTS
4G: Yes
4G standards:LTE
SIM card capability:Single SIM

Ports & interfaces

USB port: Yes

Storage

Memory card hot swapping: No

Technical Details

Scratch resistant: No