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BlackBerry Passport goes through extreme drop testing, endures it like a champ

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BlackBerry Passport goes through extreme drop testing, endures it like a champ
Did you get a kick out of that video of the BlackBerry Passport getting torn down with screwdrivers and tweezers? Taking apart the productive handset in a controlled setting is one thing, but getting some extreme drop testing going one is a whole different destructive play. Sherif and Anas from Axiom Saudi Arabia got their hands on a Passport and went to town with it.

The two dropped the rectangular, keyboard-icular oddity of a business phone from chin-height, smacking its face, sides, and back on the asphalt. With no screen protector or case of any kind, it survived with its display intact (save for some scratches), a working camera, and some dents on the aluminium sides, but no other structural or functional damage to speak of.

The enterprising duo also dropped the Passport standing from the back of a car, showing how the screen' sides took all the damage that was supposed to shatter the display.

The shock test concluded with an epic slo-mo throw, which saw the phone getting smacked by Asan's wrist, biting the asphalt, and emerging fully functional after. Good job, BlackBerry - you built a tank!


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posted on 30 Oct 2014, 04:21 3

1. Bondurant (Posts: 417; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


Lucky farts, their video will get enough hits to buy another passport. So both of them get a passport now. :/

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 05:28

2. aba71983 (Posts: 805; Member since: 24 Jul 2014)


Very nice drop test for Blackberry Passport.

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 06:46 4

3. alterecho (Posts: 1098; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


Wow! 3310 of BlackBerry :)

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 07:17

4. gamblor77 (Posts: 105; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Pretty impressive! It's a shame blackberry still doesn't support Android apps natively(without needing additional steps and manual updates) or I would seriously consider buying the passport.

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 14:27 1

11. meanestgenius (Posts: 9696; Member since: 28 May 2014)


The Amazon Android app store comes pre-loaded on the Passport and the Classic, and all BlackBerry devices sporting OS 10.3 and up. All you have to do is hit the download button once you find the app you want in the Amazon app store.

Updates you will have to do manually, but you have to manually update native BlackBerry apps as well, once the system alerts you to an update. It's just the way BlackBerry's are built. I prefer it this way though, but that's just me.

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 08:03 1

5. dimas (Posts: 1902; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


That metal slug tank. LOL.

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 09:05 1

6. Ziggy (Posts: 79; Member since: 03 Oct 2014)


I also LOL'ed hard at the article pic asdahaksjd

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 12:05 1

7. meanestgenius (Posts: 9696; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Great job on the build quality, BlackBerry!

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 13:13

8. italia (Posts: 2; Member since: 30 Oct 2014)


who is better this device or note 4 ?

posted on 31 Oct 2014, 14:14

19. GreenZone (Posts: 146; Member since: 04 Mar 2014)


Forget about this piece of junk, go buy Note 4 instead

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 13:15 1

9. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11302; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Can survive a fall but can't survive the change of consumer interets

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 14:21 1

10. meanestgenius (Posts: 9696; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Now what does that have to do with the article?

Back to trolling, I see.

You're just mad that your precious little iPhone can't even survive in someone's front pocket.

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 15:17

12. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11302; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Actually I don't have the iPhone 6. Just like anything the bendgate was blown out of proportions as only a few models were affected.

That comment wasn't trolling it's an observation of Blackberry's current state compared to years ago.

Get over it.

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 15:45

15. meanestgenius (Posts: 9696; Member since: 28 May 2014)


BlackBerry is doing much better than they were a year ago. They are on an upward trajectory.

And yeah, your comment comment was trolling, like most of your comments are on a BlackBerry article here on PA. It also had absolutely nothing to do with the article. I think you need to GET OVER your need to troll.

Only a few iPhones affected, you say? Read this:

http://www.oneofthenine.com/

More than a "few" iPhones, I'd say.

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 21:00

16. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11302; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Note I said YEARS ago. Not year. Read my comment carefully next time.

You claim every little comment is trolling. Just because you disagree doesn't mean someone's trolling.

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 21:15

17. meanestgenius (Posts: 9696; Member since: 28 May 2014)


No, I only claim that TROLLING comments are trolling. Yours was a trolling comment as it had NOTHING to do with the article and you took a "dig" at BlackBerry with the same comment. Why lie, Mxy? Everyone on PA knows you're a TROLL and a troublemaker, especially on BlackBerry and Motorola articles.

Nowhere in my previous comment did it come across as not understanding BS. I simply stated that BlackBerry is in much better shape and I referenced a time frame.

Read my comment carefully next time.

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 15:25

13. Crispin_Gatieza (Posts: 1592; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


BlackBerry's build quality has never been an issue. Their hardware is second to none, it's their software that has hurt them.

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 15:32

14. eznuel (Posts: 15; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)


Impressive

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 21:21

18. DeusExCellula (Posts: 1084; Member since: 05 Oct 2014)


Well ill be dammed

posted on 01 Nov 2014, 07:03

20. elitewolverine (Posts: 5077; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


Good job.

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