Passport - £480
Why this smartphone is built for you
The BlackBerry Passport
The BlackBerry Passport is a top end smartphone that runs on BlackBerry OS 10. It is unlike any other device on the market to look at and most closely resembles a scaled down tablet with a QWERTY keyboard attached at the bottom. It is certainly a phone that is going to turn a few heads.
This phone has a square 4.5 inch touchscreen that displays in 453PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.
The Passport has a 13MP camera, can record video in up to 1080p and has a 2MP front facing camera for taking selfies and making video calls.
Performance is provided by a 2.2GHz quad core processor and 3GB RAM. Based upon its processor speed and memory, this phone receives an unmudlr performance rating of 90 out of 100.
The Passport has an estimated battery life of around 18 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 3450mAh (MilliAmp hours). The average battery capacity is 1950mAh.
1GB (Gigabyte) is equal to roughly 500 pictures or 250 songs. The Passport comes with 32GB internal storage and an expandable memory card slot which makes it possible for you to add a further 128GB external storage. It also comes with ***** installed which gives you an additional *****GB of free cloud storage.
The Passport comes 4G ready so can take advantage of high speed mobile Internet in locations where it is available. It has Bluetooth which enables it to communicate with other Bluetooth devices (such as a Bluetooth handsfree kit). It has Wi-Fi which means that it can connect to your home network or public Wi-Fi hotspots such as those available in many coffee shops, cafes or hotels. The Passport is able to connect to HDMI enabled TV's or projectors (requires a SlimPort to HDMI adapter). It is able to connect to DLNA and Miracast enabled devices (such as a laptop or smart TV) meaning that you can stream content both to and from this phone wirelessly. It has NFC compatibility which enables you to make contactless payments and share files with your friends. This phone also has an infrared blaster which gives it the ability to control most TV's or home cinema systems.
The Passport has an FM radio and an MP3 player. It is able to integrate with social media via designated Facebook and Twitter Apps. It is also able to download more apps from both the BlackBerry World and Amazon App stores.
The BlackBerry Passport has a good battery life, some of the latest smartphone technology and it is built around productivity so is likely to appeal to business users. It has received generally positive reviews so far and is one to seriously consider if you are looking for a top end smartphone with a QWERTY keyboard.