BlackBerry Passport Specs, Features & Reviews

User rating: (4.7/5 stars)
BlackBerry Passport

Passport Key Specs & Features

  Camera Resolution

Resolution: 13+ megapixel
auto-focus, OIS, LED flash, BSI sensor

  Battery Life

3450 mAh LiIon
Talk: 23 hours max.
Standby: 444 hours max.

  Physical Dimensions

5.04 x 3.56 x 0.36 in   128 x 90 x 9.1 mm

  Screen Size

4.5 in   diagonal, 1:1
Full HD   1440 x 1440 pixels
453 ppi   approx.

BlackBerry Passport Full Specs and Features

Battery3450 mAh LiIon
Talk: 23 hours max.
Standby: 444 hours max.
BluetoothSupported Profiles: HFP 1.6, OPP, PBA, A2DP 1.2, AVRC 1.3, HID, PAN, SAP 1.1, MAP
version 4.0 LE
Call ScreeningNo
CameraResolution: 13+ megapixel
auto-focus, OIS, LED flash, BSI sensor
Changeable Body PlatesNo
DataTechnology: LTE (Cat 4)
Dimensions5.04 x 3.56 x 0.36 in   128 x 90 x 9.1 mm
Display4.5 in   diagonal, 1:1
Full HD   1440 x 1440 pixels
453 ppi   approx.
Extra CameraNo
Extra DisplayNo
FCC IDsL6ARGY180LW   approved Jul 30, 2014
L6ARGV160LW   approved Jan 22, 2015
FM RadioYes
Fast ChargingNo
Fingerprint ReaderNo
Front/Selfie CameraResolution: 2-megapixel
HD VoiceYes
Headphone Jack (3.5mm)Yes
Hearing Aid CompatibleRating: M4 (very compatible)
Infrared (IR)No
Language OptionsLanguages Supported: English, Spanish, French, more...
Memory Card SlotCard Type: microSD
up to 128 GB
ModesLTE 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 13 / 17
WCDMA 1 / 2 / 4 / 5 / 8
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 LTE   4G
band 1 / 2100 MHz   IMT (Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania, Brazil, India, Israel)
band 2 / 1900 MHz   PCS (Americas)
band 3 / 1800 MHz   DCS (Europe, Asia, Africa)
band 4 / 1700 MHz   AWS (Americas)
band 5 / 850 MHz   Cellular (Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel)
band 7 / 2600 MHz   IMT-E (Canada, South America, Europe, Asia)
band 8 / 900 MHz   (Europe, Asia, Africa)
band 13 / 750 MHz   Upper 700 (USA (Verizon))
band 17 / 700 MHz   Lower 700 (USA (AT&T))

WCDMA   3G / 4G
band 1 (I) / 2100 MHz   IMT (Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania, Brazil, India, Israel)
band 2 (II) / 1900 MHz   PCS (Americas)
band 4 (IV) / 1700 MHz   AWS (Americas)
band 5 (V) / 850 MHz   Cellular (Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel)
band 8 (VIII) / 900 MHz   (Europe, Asia, Africa)

GSM   2G
850 MHz / band 5   Cellular (Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel)
900 MHz / band 8   (Europe, Asia, Africa)
1800 MHz / band 3   DCS (Europe, Asia, Africa)
1900 MHz / band 2   PCS (Americas)
OS / PlatformBlackBerry 10
Processor2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801   MSM8974-AA
Ringer ProfilesYes
SIM card sizeNano   4FF
Side Keysvolume, shortcut on right / lock on top
Speaker PhoneYes
Stereo SpeakersNo
Storage/Internal Memory32 GB raw hardware
25 GB available to user
Expandable via memory card
TTY/TDD (Digital)Yes
TV OutputHDMI via Slimport
Text Keyboard, HardwareLayout: QWERTY
with touch scrolling
Touch ScreenType: Capacitive
USBConnector: Micro-USB
2.0 High Speed
Video CaptureResolution: 1080p HD
Waterproof/Water ResistanceNo
Weight6.91 oz   196 g
Wi-FiVersion(s): 802.11 a,ac,b,g,n
Wireless ChargingNo

BlackBerry Passport Carrier Availability

Available From

The BlackBerry Passport is not currently available from any carriers

Discontinued By

The BlackBerry Passport has been discontinued by the following service providers.

BlackBerry Passport Rating

The BlackBerry Passport has been rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by users.

BlackBerry Passport Reviews

I love this phone!

Pros: Size. It's slim, yet wide and not so tall in my pocket.

It has a great keyboard and YES...I have figured out how to use it with a single hand!!!

The battery actually lasts all day long! For real. No, seriously, this does not require charging during the day if you have an exchange email account, like the Note or iPhone do.

It doesn't contain bloatwear!

It is a SOLIDLY built device.

Children in Junior High School don't use it. :)

And many more, so I'll progress to the con section now.

CON: No Google Playstore without online digital finagleling. I will learn how to do this move soon, but seriously...why do I need to do all of that?!

Summary: this device acts like I wish Android devices would act. And as a's a GREAT talking phone. Wow!

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BB Passport Silver Edition

Powerful phone with powerful CPU. Like a computer/phone.
Extremely well-built, probably best hardware of any phone in the world.
The phone function, reception, volume are superb. Battery life is excellent, BB OS 10 is liquid smooth. Speakers, SD storage, accessories, phone reception - all superior. The intuitive word technology when keying messages is uber efficient and rather amazing. The keyboard is fast-click, comfortable, and uber efficient as well. Connecting to a PC with BlackBerry Blend is seamless and simple.

The Passport Silver Edition is sleek and professional in appearance - not just another 'clone' device. While on a flight from Dallas to Atlanta several in business class wanted to see the phone, and were immediately impressed...
Setup of Google Play Store is very simple, allowing access to Android apps in addition to BlackBerry World....
The phone offers the best of all worlds, competing only with the Priv offering the Android OS in that regard. I prefer the BB OS 10 to Android.

There are numerous offerings of phones in the world market, and they are all generally of good quality, but the Passport SE does stand out both in design and build quality.

I don't leave home without it.

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Wanted Something Different

I have had my Passport for a bit over a week, and found it to suite my needs. Never been a hater nor a fan of Blackberry.

1, I like the size, I like the feel and love the real kb provided on the device.

2. I see no lag at all. Phone runs fast, battery is superior to the several Android devices I have and my ip5.

3. Interface did take a half day learning curve, after that the swipping and use of the hub. To me is far better then the notications scheme used by Apple and Android, but that is a personal choice. Never liked all but a few notifactions, usally find them annoying.

4. Screen seems sharp, don't have any problems, browser is fast.

5. Since I bought unlocked, no carrier crap, and anything Blacknerry put on, can be removed. First to go was Evernote, of which I have no need a detest.

6. Worked excellent on both my AT&T and TMO acconts. Battery is fantastic easily can get two or more days on the phone.

6 Camera while not bad, is not great. room for improvement there, but not a big camera on phone guy.

7. Blackberry World App store, needs improvement, not the the interface, but the content. Though most of what I need I can get. No real good native IRC app, no Epocrates. I am an ER nurse, it something I use. But did get AndChat sideloaded, and honestly works or seems better on the wider passport screen, and works as good as on my One Plus One. Eporcrates I can get eleswhere, via the Amazon Android Appstore, haven't looked or installed it yet. I did know the limitations of the Blackberry World before I bought the phone.

8.Bought the phone unlocked via Amazon, applied for store credit, delieved with a leather blackberry oem case (which could be better), shipping and sales tax was $603 with a year to pay it off interest free. Discount applied as a new Amazon store account applicant,

I admit not a phone for everyone, not a phone for fanboys with some kind of agenda for phone OS or brand fanboi agenda.

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This smartphone the BlackBerry passport is just awesome, and it's so intuitive,and the battery life is simply amazing...I mean it lasts me 2 and half days that's amazing kudos to BlackBerry...I hope they don't die cause the other phones well there to gimmicky ie so many useless apps like really farting etc etc...also there's an SD slot where you can increase the storage space, and the SECURITY well what can I say top notch keep fighting more thing the keyboard bloody amazing.

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So far, Great Phone! About time they are heading in the right direction again.

Had the phone for about a week. So far, it's great.

Physical keyboard
Fast processor
Fits in pocket fine
Sleek feel

Have to side load Google play (SNAP), still not perfect.
Does not copy to a clipboard. Only able to retrieve the last item copied. I miss having a full clipboard available. There may be a way to fix, but so far no luck.
Camera is not as good as Galaxys. But, the camera is an incidental.

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what a phone

Just received my passport. Had to buy unlocked version since at&t foot. Dragging. This is one solid phone. Will just say it is a powerhouse. Solid build quality. Stable operating system.

Fast processor. Very fast
Screen is sharp and clear
Call quality is amazing. Sharp and clear.
Operating system is solid.
Keyboard works well. Take a little getting use to. Battery life is great. Two days on normal use

Cons camera quality is ok. Not great but it is not ok.
Needed a lite on spacebar on keyboard design was lacking.

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