See the BlackBerry Passport survive a 20ft drop

See the BlackBerry Passport survive a 20ft drop
Ah, stress tests... call them drop tests, blender tests, bat, fire, liquid nitrogen, or whatever else tests – they have become an inevitable part of what happens when the public gets its hands on a new device. Will it bend? Will it break? Will it be fun to shoot it with a sniper rifle and watch it get demolished in slow motion? These are questions, which vloggers seem to be eager to answer as soon as a new flagship hits the market.

Well, the latest victim to come to the party may be a little late, but it does show up, and goes, with a bang. We are talking about the BlackBerry Passport and yes – we are about to show you a video, where the device gets tortured until it finally gives in. Thankfully, the durability test starts out tame and we are treated to a demonstration of the handset's sturdiness, before it gets destroyed in a very unconventional scenario (banging at its front with a hammer). The phone survives a pretty hard throw at a baseball field, then a 20-foot drop over rocks, where it falls on its back and remains perfectly functional. Another 20-foot drop test is performed, at which the screen is the first to touch the ground, resulting in the glass cracking up. Nevertheless, the phone still works, so the torturing continues some more and shows the Passport to be one strong phone.

This is not the first time this handset was dropped and thrown around. Check here to see how it does against concrete.

The Passport, maybe surprisingly, turned out to be a popular enough handset in its own right. It sold out two days after its initial launch – granted, BlackBerry took the conservative route and only produced 200,000 units, but when another round of devices was made available – they were gone within hours as well. The Passport is a unique handset, aimed at the business crowd. It brings a large 4:3 display, a physical QWERTY keyboard with an innovative capacitive touch functionality, and a hefty 3450mAh battery, which promises a good amount of time to work on the device, before it starts crying for its juice box.

source: YouTube via N4BB

Related phones

  • Display 4.5 inches
    1440 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3450 mAh
  • OS BlackBerry 10.3



37. GreenZone

Posts: 146; Member since: Mar 04, 2014

Ofcourse it survived, and every other phones come from stoneage...

16. Mxyzptlk unregistered

A lot of devices can take some punishment. The old brick Gameboy took a nuclear bomb and still worked.

19. Venkatramanan

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

Will the overpriced iJunk survive?

22. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Must be lonely under that bridge of yours.

23. meanestgenius

Posts: 23134; Member since: May 28, 2014

Must be lonely under yours as well. And he's right: that overpriced iJunk wouldn't survive this at all.

25. Mxyzptlk unregistered

And it'd still be worth more than the passport

27. Venkatramanan

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

Worth for the people who were brainwashed by Apple. Not for others who are able to think.

30. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Oh you actually think?

35. meanestgenius

Posts: 23134; Member since: May 28, 2014

Do you? I doubt it.

36. Venkatramanan

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

Yes. I do. You can easily find it if you really think.

29. meanestgenius

Posts: 23134; Member since: May 28, 2014

And the Passport still has more functionality and features. It's not an overpriced app launcher with piss-poor build quality.

31. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You're getting defensive

34. meanestgenius

Posts: 23134; Member since: May 28, 2014

You're still trolling. Nothing what I said is defensive. What I said is all true. Your comment #25, now that was defensive.

20. ablopez

Posts: 235; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

Not sure why you'd compare it to a Gameboy. I think the point is it's pretty durable for a phone, as compared to other phones.

21. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Just making a point.

24. meanestgenius

Posts: 23134; Member since: May 28, 2014

You mean just trolling. You should be comparing "apples to apples", not "apples to oranges".

26. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Don't cry about it. There was nothing negative being said.

28. meanestgenius

Posts: 23134; Member since: May 28, 2014

No one's crying. Gameboy has nothing to do with a cell phone. Stay on topic. And stop trolling.

32. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Yes you are

33. meanestgenius

Posts: 23134; Member since: May 28, 2014

No, you're crying. You whine every time you troll BlackBerry.

15. blackberry_Boy

Posts: 213; Member since: May 27, 2014

I've seen this passport in person twice at work and it is amazing build quality and amazing speed

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 23134; Member since: May 28, 2014

This thing is a tank! Great job on the build quality, BlackBerry!

13. Zeeya

Posts: 331; Member since: Mar 17, 2013

4:3 screen ratio? Really? Are u sure? You are a techsite, am I right? So how do u guys don't know that's actually a f ucking 1:1 screen? Oh boy... why I'm even came to this site... u are doing a lousy job!!!

10. fatexo

Posts: 221; Member since: May 21, 2010

Nokia 3310: After all these years, finally a worthy challenger

9. deewinc

Posts: 455; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

I hope terrorists are not watching. This thing is a deadly weapon.

7. BBRYy

Posts: 29; Member since: Oct 06, 2014


6. ishan.heru

Posts: 69; Member since: Aug 31, 2014

Wow this guy is awesome is recording the rigidness of BB Passport with the iphone 6 plus :). I think he should have tried the same thing with the iphone 6 plus !!

2. h27_Venom

Posts: 76; Member since: May 16, 2014

All hail the king of durabality...Apple and samsung should take note..!!!

3. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

4. user996

Posts: 221; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

you know what lumia 920 is?

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