Blackberry passport was released last year in the month of September and made an iconic appearance with its innovative design and handsome features. The biggest innovation was in the design segment of this phone which was just like a perfect rectangular shaped wonder topped with exquisite finish. The Blackberry Passport release has regained people’s interest in Blackberry and is able to attract attention of those people who have never even thought of having a Blackberry. The unique shaped phone features a 4.5 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon Quad-core processor. With the release of this smartphone the company has broken the traditional rules of smartphone design and has offered something unique to its buyers. Blackberry Passport Price in India at the time of launch was more than 40k rupees but since then it has reduced around 10k rupees.
The Blackberry Passport is really big and has a rectangular design. The unique design really caught our eyes while the high quality built of the phone made using metal gives a premium look to the phone. Shiny glass has been used to make the front of the phone while the keyboard has silver linings between the various rows of the keys. The keyboard’s design is something that impressed us the most, the keyboard is different than the traditional Blackberry phones. The keyboard is touch sensitive and serves as a track-pad, thus giving you the ability to swipe over them and navigate on the screen. There are also marked changes in the layout of the keyboard as the QWERTY keyboard has a few changes. We noticed that the fourth row of the keyboard is present in the screen visible as a digital form. This row is also accompanied with a suggestion box that can predict what your words. The only problem that we thought with the keyboard was using it with both hands, you have to place your hands awkwardly to use the keyboard as its placement seems to be a little faux placed. The whole keyboard experience is really great and you would love to write on it.
The phone can be used by one hand as its dimensions are 5.04 x 3.56 x 0.37 inches while it’s really heavy, weighing 196 grams, thus making it really difficult to use for a long period of time. The phone comes in five color variants, namely Black, White, Red, Black&Gold and Silver.
The Blackberry Passport is provided with 4.5 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen having 16M colors with screen resolution of 1440 x 1440 pixels. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and is a multi-touch enabled display with up to 10 fingers detection. The phone has approximately 453 pixels per inch and hence produces amazing display. If you were not already impressed with its iconic design, then the display will impress you even more. You can easily work on spreadsheets and presentations all thanks to the 1:1 screen provided in the phone thus making it an essential for the power users that need to access files on the go.
The Blackberry Passport comes with 32GB internal memory which can be expanded to 128GB using the MicroSD card slot provided in the phone. The phone also comes with a 3 GB RAM, making it a very powerful phone.
The Blackberry Passport is powered with a Qualcomm MSM8974AA Snapdragon 801Chipset backed with 2.26 GHz Krait 400 Quad-core processor. The phone is really fast and we found no problems like lag and delayed touch feedback from the phone. The viewing angles are really great and the keyboard works really well too. One thing we observed was that the phone use to heat up after playing high end games and heavily encoded videos and could be a cause for concern if you use your phones for long duration of time. Also it’s advisable to have a passcode for the phone as it will save you from pocket calls and unintentional functions when kept in pockets.
The Blackberry Passport is provided with 13 MP Primary camera providing 4128 x 3096 pixels and having features like autofocus, optical image stabilization, LED flash and check quality. The Secondary camera is provided with 2 MP and capturing images with 720p quality. The videos are captured at 1080p@60fps with check quality. The primary camera also features with function like Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR and panorama mode. We were really impressed by the camera as the images it captured were really full of details and color. We were able to take high quality images in low lighting conditions as well. The auto focus feature of the camera is really great and lets you capture images swiftly. The only thing that made us worry was that all the images are set to capture by default in 1:1 and many times we don’t want that to happen.
Battery Backup Life:
The BlackBerry Passport is provided with a 3450 mAh Non – removable Li-Ion battery that promises a Stand-by time up to 432 h on 2G network and up to 444 on 3G network. The talk time is promised up to 18 h on 2G network and up to 23 h on 3G network. We were really impressed with the performance of the battery as the phone was able to last a little more than a couple of days even after moderate usage.
The phone comes with the BlackBerry 10.3 which is also the latest version of the famous BB 10 platform. The OS 10.3 has amazing new features like the Hub, which serves as the commonplace for all the mails and messages. The phone is also installed with the BlackBerry Assistant which functions just like Microsoft’s Cortana and Apple’s Siri, the Assistant is really powerful as it can recognize voice even in loud surroundings.
The BlackBerry Passport is really like a show-stopper and is surely worth the money to spend for. If you are a power user like businessman or editor, then this phone will serve as indispensable for you. The phone has received a feature score of 84 on Pricejugaad which is really great and from the user opinions it has attained 85 in the review score thus making it a most preferred smartphone among the users. The phone has an iconic design, stunning display, impeccable camera and powerful processor, making it a top choice if you wish to invest money in a business based smartphone. PriceJugaad.com also predicts reduce in price of Blackberry Passport.
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