BlackBerry announced the launch of the Passport smartphone in 2014. The manufacturer is offering the BlackBerry Passport phone with 4.5 inch display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AA chipset, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage.
The BlackBerry Passport smartphone runs on the BlackBerry OS 10.3 operating system. The IPS display of this phone provides wide viewing angles, accurate color reproduction, better contrast and black levels, fast response times, and consistent image quality. This phone has only one rear-camera (13 MP, 4128 x 3096 px, autofocus, optical image stabilization) on its back for photos and videos. Some smartphones with multi-camera setups offer specialized features like macro photography, low-light capabilities, or advanced image stabilization. The front camera of Passport gives you the freedom to capture moments with yourself or your friends and family easily.
BlackBerry Passport specifications
|Dimensions||5.04 x 3.56 x 0.37 inch|
|Colors||black, black&gold, red, silver, white|
|SIM type||Nano SIM|
The weight of the BlackBerry Passport is 6.91 oz. It is still considered to be relatively lightweight and portable. The dimensions of this BlackBerry smartphone are average (5.04 x 3.56 x 0.37 inch). For some people, larger smartphones are more comfortable to hold and easier to use, as they provide a larger display for watching videos, browsing the web, and using apps. A Nano SIM is a chipcard that is used in smartphones as a subscriber identity module (SIM). Nano SIM is the smallest SIM card size available and is currently the most widely used SIM card size in newer devices.
|OS version||BlackBerry OS 10.3|
|SoC||Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AA|
|CPU||Quad-core 2.26 GHz Krait 400|
The BlackBerry Passport comes with BlackBerry OS 10.3 out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS. The Passport has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AA CPU. A quad-core mobile CPU can provide fast and efficient performance for mobile games. The BlackBerry Passport comes with Adreno 330 Graphics Processing Unit. The GPU is optimized for parallel processing and complex mathematical operations required for rendering and manipulating graphics. Adreno GPUs are widely used in smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices. These GPUs are known for their strong performance, power efficiency, and advanced graphics capabilities.
|Screen size||4.5 inch|
|Resolution||1440 x 1440 px|
This smartphone comes with an IPS display. IPS is known for its ability to provide wide viewing angles and accurate color reproduction. IPS panels have become more energy-efficient over time, allowing for longer battery life in portable devices. Smaller smartphones are generally more compact and easier to handle. The display size represents the diagonal distance from one corner of the screen to the opposite corner. Text will be easier to read, and videos will be more immersive on a larger display. This smartphone is multitouch capable. Multitouch is a feature in smartphones that allows for the detection and tracking of multiple touch points on the screen simultaneously. It enables users to interact with the device using more than one finger or touch input at the same time.
|Internal storage||32 GB|
|Memory card slot||microSD|
With 3 GB of RAM, a smartphone can run multiple apps simultaneously without experiencing any significant lag or slow performance. The amount of RAM needed for optimal performance depends on factors such as the operating system, the apps and services you use, and how you use your device. 32 GB of internal storage is generally considered to be the minimum amount of storage you would want in a smartphone. The Passport has 32 GB of internal storage. The internal storage of the Passport (32 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card. MicroSD cards are popular because they're small, lightweight, and easy to use.
|Main camera||13 MP, 4128 x 3096 px, autofocus, optical image stabilization|
|Selfie camera||2 MP|
This smartphone has only one camera on its back. If you have budget limitations or prioritize other features over a multi-camera system, this single camera setup can be a suitable choice. The autofocus is an important feature in this smartphone. Autofocus helps the camera to focus on a subject automatically, which ensures that the resulting photo or video is clear and sharp. The Passport offers optical image stabilization (OIS) for their rear camera systems. OIS helps reduce camera shake and blur by physically stabilizing the camera lens or sensor, resulting in sharper and clearer images and videos.
|GSM 2G bands||850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|Network coverage||2G / 3G / 4G|
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Bluetooth||v4.0, A2DP, LE|
|FM radio||yes, with RDS|
|Headphone||3.5 mm jack|
The BlackBerry Passport supports 4G/LTE networks. 4G networks are widely used around the world and have become the standard for mobile networks in many countries. To connect to a Wi-Fi network on the BlackBerry Passport, you simply need to go to the Wi-Fi settings on the device, select the network you want to connect to, and enter the password. The Passport supports the latest Bluetooth standards, which offers faster data transfer speeds, better range, and improved reliability compared to previous versions of Bluetooth.
This phone has a built-in GPS receiver. GPS (Global Positioning System) is a satellite-based navigation system that allows you to determine your location and get directions to your desired destination. The Passport has a built-in NFC chip, which allows it to support various NFC applications and services such as contactless payments, data transfer, and access control. The Passport phone has built-in FM radio. During emergencies or natural disasters when cellular networks may be congested or disrupted, FM radio can provide a reliable source of information and emergency alerts.
The Passport has a microUSB port. MicroUSB is a type of USB connector that was commonly used on older smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices. The Passport smartphone has a 3.5 mm headphone jack. A 3.5 mm headphone jack is a small round port, that allows you to connect wired headphones or earphones to the device.
|Type||Li-Ion 3450 mAh, non-removable|
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 Passport does not have a removable battery. The battery is integrated into the phone's design and is not intended to be removed or replaced by the user.
|Sensors||accelerometer, compass, gyroscope, proximity|
|Specials||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The BlackBerry Passport smartphone has an accelerometer. The presence of an accelerometer in smartphones enables a range of interactive and intuitive functionalities that enhance the user experience and enable innovative applications. When an object, such as your hand or face, comes close to the sensor of Passport, it triggers a response that can be used for specific functions or features.
The Passport phone comes with a compass sensor. A compass sensor is a device that provides accurate directions in relation to the earth's North and South magnetic poles. Corning Gorilla Glass is a type of chemically strengthened super-glass.
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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