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BlackBerry Passport (2014) review

BlackBerry OS 10.3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AA
Adreno 330
3 GB / 32 GB
4.5 inches (1440 x 1440 px)
13 MP, 4128 x 3096 px, autofocus, optical image stabilization

BlackBerry announced the launch of the Passport smartphone in 2014. The manufacturer is offering the BlackBerry Passport phone with 4.5 inches display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AA chipset, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage.

The BlackBerry Passport comes with BlackBerry OS 10.3 out of the box, and a Li-Ion 3450 mAh, non-removable battery. The 4.5 inches phone comes with IPS display (1440 x 1440 px). The IPS display provides enhanced features, such as optimal viewing angles, color accuracy, invariable color reproduction and better power consumption.

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BlackBerry Passport specifications

BrandBlackBerry
NamePassport
ModelPPRT
Release date2014

Body

The weight of BlackBerry Passport is about 6.91 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this BlackBerry phone are average (5.04 x 3.56 x 0.37 inches).

Weight6.91 oz
Dimensions5.04 x 3.56 x 0.37 inches
Colorsblack, black&gold, red, silver, white
SIM typeNano SIM

System

The BlackBerry Passport comes with BlackBerry OS 10.3 out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS.

OS versionBlackBerry OS 10.3
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AA
CPUQuad-core 2.26 GHz Krait 400
GPUAdreno 330

Display

The size of Passport screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. The 4.5 inches IPS display of BlackBerry Passport with 1440 x 1440 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Display typeIPS
Screen size4.5 inches
Resolution1440 x 1440 px
Multitouch supportyes

Memory

The internal memory of BlackBerry Passport (3 GB) cannot be expanded, but the internal storage (32 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card.

RAM3 GB
Internal storage32 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

Camera

The camera of the Passport is equipped with autofocus. An autofocus (or AF) optical system uses a sensor, a control system and a motor to focus on an automatically or manually selected point or area. Very few Android cameras come without autofocus. The main camera of Passport has optical image stabilization (OIS) to counteract camera shake. Optical image stabilization is a must for anyone shooting without a tripod with a long lens or in low light conditions.

Selfie camera2 MP
Main camera13 MP, 4128 x 3096 px, autofocus, optical image stabilization
FlashLED

Connectivity

The BlackBerry Passport supports 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE networks. This phone has a built-in GPS. GPS is a highly accurate navigation system using signals from satellites to determine a location on the Earth's surface, irrespective of weather conditions. Most phones have a GPS unit on board. The Passport comes with NFC (Near Field Communication) functionality. Near Field Communication (NFC) is a short-range wireless connectivity technology that makes life easier and more convenient for consumers around the world by making it simpler to make transactions, exchange digital content, and connect electronic devices with a touch. The Passport phone has built-in FM radio. The built-in FM Radio is great for listening to your favorite radio station.

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetoothv4.0, A2DP, LE
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS
NFCyes
FM radioyes, with RDS
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Battery

The Li-Ion 3450 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery which offers high energy, is lightweight and does not require periodic full discharge. The battery of Passport isn't removable without voiding the warranty.

TypeLi-Ion 3450 mAh, non-removable

Features

Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The accelerometer is a sensor that measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. This BlackBerry phones comes with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear. This smartphone doesn't support fast charging technology.

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, gyroscope, proximity
SpecialsCorning Gorilla Glass 3
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The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the BlackBerry Passport, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.

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