With the BlackBerry Passport (B), the Canadian company relies on an unusual form factor and tries to counter the declining market share. This smart phone has a full QWERTY keyboard and a square screen with a screen diagonal of 4.5 inches. The IPS panel with 1440 x solves 1.440 pixels and thus provides a pixel density of 453 PPI. The displayed image is razor sharp. The keyboard only covers letters and numbers. If you want to enter special characters, but must rely on an additional virtual keyboard on the touchscreen. However, anyone who writes many messages will appreciate the increased writing comfort.
BlackBerry Passport is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AA, which has about four cores, each with the overclock up to 2.2 GHz. The Adreno 330 graphics unit is still one of the most powerful GPU in the mobile space. The RAM is 3GB also very lush dimensioned so that in order to ensure smooth operation of BlackBerry OS 10 no worries must be made. The operating system has its own App Store, which is not all that large compared to the competition. For this, the smartphone is to emulate Android apps in the situation. While this is convenient when the appropriate app is not available in the BlackBerry store, but for the applications also run noticeably slower.
The internal memory of the BlackBerry Passport is generous with 32 GB and can also using a MicroSD card up to 128 GB (SDXC) be expanded. The main camera of the smartphone has a resolution of 13 MP and created good shots. Videos can be recorded in Full HD (60 fps 1,920 x 1,080 pixels). In terms of connectivity provides the BlackBerry Passport is very well equipped and has next ac-Fi and LTE Cat. 4 also includes support for Miracast and NFC. In addition, the large battery provides excellent runtimes. BlackBerry provides in summary a successful, albeit exceptional smartphone that certainly has its charms and is aimed primarily at business users. The high price is justified given the equipment thoroughly.
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