AT&T BlackBerry Passport Review

Lisa Gade of MobileTechReview got some hands-on time with the AT&T BlackBerry Passport - BlackBerry’s most outrageous yet lovable smartphone yet.

In case you've forgotten, here's what the Passport is rocking internally:

Specifications

Size (LxWxD): 128 x 90.3 x 9.3mm (9.6mm at camera location)
Weight (w/battery): 194.4g (M2)

Processor:
– Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 with 2.2GHz Quad-Core CPUs (MSM8974-AA)
– Adreno 330, 450MHz GPU

Memory:
– 3GB LPDDR3 800MHz RAM
– 32GB Flash
– Hot-swappable MicroSD slot (up to 64GB)

Expandable Memory: MicroSD slot located under back cover

Display:
– 4.5-inch diagonal LCD, 1440 x 1440 resolution, 453 DPI
– 24-bit color depth
– 1:1 aspect ratio
– RGB pixel arrangement
– In-cell touch panel
– 10-point multi-touch
– Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Rear Facing Camera:
– 13MP Auto-Focus, Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)
– 5-element f2.0 lens, 5x digital zoom
– Back Side Illumination, LED Flash
– 1080p HD video recording at 60fps
– 6DOF video stabilization
– Continuous & touch to focus, image stabilization

Front Facing Camera:
– 2MP Fixed-Focus, Image & video stabilization
– 3x digital zoom
– 720p HD video recording

Ports and Connectivity:
– USB 2.0 fully supported with standard microUSB 2.0 cable (included inbox)
– USB 3.0 client interface supported with custom BlackBerry cable (not in box)
– SlimPort adaptor cables exist to support the following video protocols: HDMI, VGA, DVI
– NFC

Power Adapter: +5V DC / 1.3A AC power adapter, OMTP Complaint
– Battery: 3450mAH integrated non-removable battery

Battery Life (target) BlackBerry Power User Profile: 19 hours usage + 8 hours standby

Wi-Fi:
– 802.11 b/g/n for 2.4GHz
– 802.11 a/n for 5GHz
– 802.11 ac for 5GHz
– 4G Mobile Hotspot
– Wi-Fi Direct
– Miracast

Bluetooth:
– Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy (LE)

GPS:
– Assisted, Autonomous and Simultaneous GPS
– Enabled with preloaded BlackBerry Maps application and for e911capabilities
– Both User Plane & Control Plane GPS is supported
– GLONASS Support, OTDOA

Advanced Sensors:
– Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Gyroscope, Time of Flight (ToF), Ambient light, Wireless Charging (PMA, Qi)

SIM Interface:
– Nano SIM card (4FF) Supports 1.8V and 3.0V cards

 

 

 

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