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

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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Passport
  • Display 4.5" 1440 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3450 mAh(23h 3G talk time)

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20 Comments

1. Bondurant

Posts: 781; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

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

2. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Very nice drop test for Blackberry Passport.

3. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Wow! 3310 of BlackBerry :)

4. gamblor77

Posts: 118; Member since: Apr 26, 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.

11. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 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.

5. dimas

Posts: 3363; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

That metal slug tank. LOL.

6. Ziggy

Posts: 79; Member since: Oct 03, 2014

I also LOL'ed hard at the article pic asdahaksjd

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

Great job on the build quality, BlackBerry!

8. italia

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 30, 2014

who is better this device or note 4 ?

19. GreenZone

Posts: 146; Member since: Mar 04, 2014

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

9. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 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.

12. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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.

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 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.

16. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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.

17. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 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.

13. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

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

14. eznuel

Posts: 15; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

Impressive

18. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Well ill be dammed

20. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Good job.

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