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|DESIGN AND DIMENSIONS BlackBerry Passport|
|Product Type||BlackBerry smartphone|
|Form Factor||Full keyboard - touch screen|
|Height||128 mm||Worse than 54 % of phones rated.|
|Width||90.3 mm||Better than 99 % of phones rated.|
|Depth||9.3 mm||Better than 60 % of phones rated.|
|Weight||196 g||Worse than 90 % of phones rated.|
|Body Colour||White | Red | Silver | Black|
|SAR Value||0.49 W/kg (body), 0.33 W/kg (head)|
|Integrated Components||FM radio|
Headset jack - mini-phone 3.5mm
The BlackBerry Passport has a height of 128 mm, a width of 90.3 mm and a thickness of 9.3 mm. The weight of the phone is 196 g.Show more
|DISPLAY BlackBerry Passport|
|Display Type||LCD display|
|Screen Size (Display Size)||4.5"||Worse than 57 % of phones rated.|
|Screen Resolution (Display Resolution)||1440 x 1440 pixels||Better than 71 % of phones rated.|
|Pixel Density||453 ppi||Better than 81 % of phones rated.|
|Colour Depth||16.7 million colours||Better than 99 % of phones rated.|
The screen size reaches 4.5" inches. Phones with smaller displays are easier to use with one hand. The experience is less pleasant compared to phones with large displays. However, if you're buying a phone for basic use and don't want, for example, a good gaming experience or a large screen for watching movies, this size should be good enough for you. The disadvantage of LCD displays is the relatively lower color contrast displayed, as the technology cannot display absolute black well. Also due to the higher power consumption, LCD displays are no longer as common in phones. Even so, some manufacturers still equip their phones with LCD technology. However, modern smartphones are already using OLED technology. The advantage of LCD phones is that they tend to be cheaper to build than OLED technology.
Display Resolution of BlackBerry Passport is 1440 x 1440 pixels. A higher display resolution is a prerequisite for a sharper image. The standard for mid-range phones today is a Full HD resolution of 1920 × 1080 px. Cheaper phones, which usually have a smaller diagonal, have an HD resolution of 1280 × 720 px. Smaller resolutions can only be found in older models. Best phones, on the other hand, have a 4K resolution of 3840 x 2160 px. Display´s pixel density is 453 ppi and represents another significant factor affecting image sharpness besides resolution. The higher the value, the sharper the image. Average value is currently about 350-400 ppi, which guarantees a fine and sufficiently sharp image. Finest modern phone displays reach 450 ppi and above.
|PROCESSOR BlackBerry Passport|
|Processor Type (CPU)||Qualcomm Snapdragon 801|
|Clock Speed||2.2 GHz||Better than 80 % of phones rated.|
|Processor Core Qty||Quad-core||Worse than 55 % of phones rated.|
|Graphics System (GPU)||Qualcomm ADRENO 330|
BlackBerry Passport is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 801. The number of processor cores is 4. It is a number of cores that plays an important role in evaluating the performance of phone as it is responsible for computing operations. Smartphones already commonly have a core count of around 4 to 8. Multi-core processors can perform better and reduce the processing time of a request to a minimum, which is reflected in the responsiveness of the phone, e.g. in the speed of opening applications. The processor frequency indicates how many instructions phone can process in 1 second. The higher the frequency, the better the performance. Standard processor frequency range today is between 1.8 GHz and 2.8 GHz. BlackBerry Passport reaches the frequency of 2.2 GHz.
The processor also includes the graphics accelerator Qualcomm ADRENO 330.
|MEMORY BlackBerry Passport|
|RAM||3 GB||Better than 69 % of phones rated.|
|Internal Memory Size (Storage Capacity)||32 GB||Better than 65 % of phones rated.|
|Supported Flash Memory Cards (Expandable Memory)||microSDHC, microSDXC - up to 128 GB|
The phone´s internal memory capacity is 32 GB. The size of the internal storage determines e.g., how many photos, songs, movies, or applications you can store on your phone. This memory capacity is ideal for those who have a few basic apps and a few dozen photos on their phone. If you don't expect to use your phone to play games or need to store high-resolution photos, this size should be sufficient. There is almost no probability you're likely to see this low capacity on new smartphones. The standard memory today is around 64 and 128 GB. The best phones have internal memory of 256 GB or more. Luckily, most smartphone manufacturers nowadays offer models with different memory sizes to suit every user.
An additional option to increase the storage capacity of this model is to insert a memory card.
RAM memory of the BlackBerry Passport is 3 GB. Most powerful phones currently have an operating memory of 12 GB or more, which is especially useful for demanding users such as gaming enthusiasts. Normally, phones nowadays have 6 to 8 GB of RAM, which means that the phone can easily handle normal operation and more demanding applications. Operating memory of less than 4 GB is found in lower-end phones or older models, and they are suitable for low-end users who don't use demanding applications and have the phone more for basic use.
|CAMERA BlackBerry Passport|
|Number of Main Cameras||1|
|Sensor Resolution||13 Megapixel||Better than 80 % of phones rated.|
|Lens Aperture||F/2.0||Better than 52 % of phones rated.|
|Optical Image Stabiliser (OIS)||Optical Image Stabiliser (OIS)||Better than 88 % of phones rated.|
|Digital Zoom||5x||Better than 66 % of phones rated.|
|Light Source||LED light|
|Video Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (1080p)|
|Camera Features (Functions)||6DOF video stabilisation|
|Number of Front Cameras||1|
|Sensor Resolution (Front)||2 Megapixel||Worse than 80 % of phones rated.|
|Video Resolutions (Front)||1280 x 720 (720p)|
The rear camera of the BlackBerry Passport has only one lens. Single lens is more typical for older phones or lower-end phones with lower quality cameras. The rear cameras of modern phones nowadays are usually equipped with two, three and sometimes even five rear camera lenses. The resolution of the main lens is 13 Megapixel. Higher resolution does not necessarily mean super high quality photos. Furthermore, it depends on the pixel size but also on other important factors. The aperture of main lens reaches F/2.0 value. The best phones have a lens with an aperture of up to F/1.5, where more light can pass through sensor and photos will be of a high quality even in low light conditions. However, lenses with apertures around F/1.8 to F/2.2 are the most common. The lower the number after the slash, the better the photo quality.
Digital zoom in this case offers zooming up to 5x. Of course, the higher the lens value, the more distant object can be zoomed in. Nonetheless, the disadvantage of digital zoom is that the quality and sharpness of photo deteriorates when using it. An undeniable advantage is the optical image stabilisation, which makes image significantly more stable without any loss in quality. Cheaper phone models are equipped with electronic stabilisation, which has a negative effect on the resulting image quality.
The front camera of phone BlackBerry Passport has one lens. This number of lenses is standard on most smartphones nowadays. The resolution of front lens reaches 2 Megapixel. Again, it should be noted that resolution is only one of several other significant factors that affect resulting quality of a photo.
|BATTERY AND CHARGING BlackBerry Passport|
|Battery Capacity (Battery Size)||3450 mAh||Better than 79 % of phones rated.|
|Standby Time||348 hours||Worse than 52 % of phones rated.|
|Talk Time||1440 minutes||Better than 87 % of phones rated.|
|Run Time Details||
Talk (GSM): up to 840 min
Talk (WCDMA): up to 1440 min
Standby (GSM): up to 348 hrs
Standby (WCDMA): up to 348 hrs
Playback (audio): up to 91 hrs
Playback (video): up to 11 hrs
The battery size of BlackBerry Passport is 3450 mAh. Nevertheless, battery capacity is not the only factor that affects the phone's battery life. For example - the size of the display, the performance of the processor, the use of data functions and, of course, the intensity of use of phone in general all have a significant impact on battery life. Standard for most smartphones today is a battery capacity of around 4500 to 5000 mAH. Phones with this battery size usually guarantee a phone life of at least 1 day. Older or cheaper smartphone models can then reach battery capacities typically around 2500 mAH and below. With this capacity, you may find that if you use your phone heavily, you may need to recharge your phone during the day.
Standby time is 348 hours and it expresses the maximum time your phone can last on a single charge when you are not actively using it. Talk time, or we can say battery life when making calls, then indicates amount of time your phone will last from a full charge if you are constantly on a call. BlackBerry Passport is provided with a talk time about 1440 minutes.
|CELLULAR BlackBerry Passport|
|Technology||WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM|
|Mobile Broadband Generation||4G||Better than 91 % of phones rated.|
|Operating System||BlackBerry 10 OS|
BlackBerry Passport supports 4G. 5G connectivity, which is slowly replacing standard 4G connectivity, is still more the preserve of the latest phones. The operating system in this case is BlackBerry 10 OS.Show more
|COMMUNICATIONS BlackBerry Passport|
|Data Transmission||GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, FDD-LTE|
|2G Band||850 GSM, 900 GSM, 1800 GSM, 1900 GSM|
|4G LTE Band||Band 1, Band 2, Band 3, Band 4, Band 5, Band 7, Band 8, Band 13, Band 17, Band 20|
|4G LTE Frequency||FDD 2100, FDD 1900 PCS, FDD 1800+, FDD 1700 - 2110 AWS, FDD 850, FDD 2600, FDD 900, FDD 700c, FDD 700b, FDD 800 DD|
|Wireless Interface||IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac|
|NFC||Yes||Better than 68 % of phones rated.|
|Communication Features||Mobile Email client, Internet browser|
|Messaging Services||BlackBerry Messenger, SMS, MMS|
Fans of modern technology will appreciate NFC function, which allows, among other things, contactless mobile phone payments, but also finds other uses in connectivity, such as unlocking the door or loading the menu in restaurant using the NFC tag. Basic connectivity standards also include Bluetooth 4.0, making it easy to communicate wirelessly with other devices such as headphones, tablets, speakers and smartwatches.Show more
|MEDIA BlackBerry Passport|
|Supported Digital Audio Standards||WAV, WMA, AAC, ASF, PCM, Ogg Vorbis, AMR, MP3, FLAC, AC-3, AAC-LC, AAC +, OGG, QCP, MKA, M4A, WMA v10, eAAC, WMA 10 Pro, WMA 9|
|Supported Digital Video Standards||MKV, VC-1, AVI, MOV, M-JPEG, XviD, MPEG-4, WMV, ASF, MPEG-2, 3GP, H.264, H.263, M4V|
|Sound Enhancements||BlackBerry Natural Sound technology|
|FEATURES BlackBerry Passport|
|Phone Functions||Speakerphone, voice control, call timer, conference call, vibrating alert|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, ambient light sensor, magnetometer, gyro sensor, Time of Flight (ToF)|
|Personal Information Management||Calendar, synchronization with PC, calculator, reminder, alarm clock|
|Additional Phone Features||Wi-Fi Miracast, notification LED, Wi-Fi Calling|
|OTHERS BlackBerry Passport|
|Included Accessories||Power adapter|
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