BlackBerry Passport

price Rs. 31,900 onwards launch Oct, 2014
current magic score ?
<50
verdict AVOID
poor value-for-money
currently ranked
#25
of 30 phones in Rs. 30,000 - 40,000

phonecurry editor's note based on opinion across 15 expert review(s)

WHAT WE LIKED
  • Solid build quality
  • Stunning, premium looks with a stainless-steel frame
  • Gorgeous, high-quality display, that is excellent for both reading, and editing documents, because of its width
  • Good physical QWERTY keyboard, with clever gesture support
  • BlackBerry OS has useful productivity apps/functionality built-in
  • Fantastic speed/performance backed by top-end hardware
  • Blackberry Assistant is a useful voice-search assistant (like Google Now on Android, and Siri on iOS)
  • Blackberry Blend offers full control over your phone from a PC, or another mobile device
  • Excellent call quality
  • Excellent dual speakers
  • Very good battery life

WHAT WE DIDN'T
  • Squat, square shape makes it awkward to use - and virtually impossible to use with one hand - this is a phone that clearly sacrifices comfort for productivity
  • Android apps are supported but the app store that is included (Amazon app store) is limited and lacks some of the apps found on Google Play
  • Apps that aren't optimized for the square display can also look a little odd
  • The gesture based interface of the Blackberry OS takes time getting used to
  • Average camera - takes too long to focus and snap photos
  • Heats up during gaming

15 expert review(s)


280+ user reviews

video review

source: @PhoneArena
OS
Smartphone OSBlackBerry OS 10.3
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size4.5 inches
Screen Resolution1440x1440 pixels (~ 453 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • IPS LCD
  • Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 3)
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Magnetometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Time of Flight (ToF)
  • Ambient Light
Processor/RAM
Processor2.2 GHz, Quad Core, Qualcomm MSM8974AA Snapdragon 800
GPUAdreno 330
RAM3 GB
Memory
Internal Memory32 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3450 mAh
Battery Standby432 hrs
Battery Standby (3G)444 hrs
Battery Talktime18.00 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G)23.00 hrs
Other Battery Parameters
  • Music Playback Time: 84 hrs
  • Video Playback Time: 12 hrs
Dimensions
Weight194 gm
Thickness9.3 mm
Camera
Camera13.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 5-element f2.0 lens
  • Back Side Illumination
  • Continuous and Touch to Focus
  • Image Stabilization
  • 5X Digital Zoom
  • 6DOF Video Stabilization
Secondary Camera2.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • HD Video Recording
  • Image and Video Stabilization
  • 3X Digital Zoom
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS
CompassYes
TV OutYes, via SlimPort
DLNAYes
NFCYes
More
App StoreBlackBerry App World
Full Physical QWERTY KeypadYes
FM RadioYes
More
  • On-screen or LED indicator
  • WiFi Direct
  • Miracast
  • BlackBerry Assistant
  • BlackBerry Blend
  • BlackBerry Link
  • BlackBerry Hub
  • Picture Editor
  • Story Maker
Note: All brand quality factors listed below are already taken into account (with appropriate weightage) when calculating the magic score for a phone!
brand rating
2.50/5
(Below Average)
average phonecurry internal rating for phones launched by this brand in the last 12 months
brand perception
Very Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Good
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys