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

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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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39 Comments

1. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Having some use of bb z3 I must say battery life is very satisfied and good to go. But this passport is pure overpriced

17. Mxyzptlk unregistered

It's not competitively priced.

18. Venkatramanan

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

But priced better than iJunk..

38. GreenZone

Posts: 146; Member since: Mar 04, 2014

They might build a phone that survives being crushed by tanks and still nobody cares lol

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?

11. TheMoltenD

Posts: 109; Member since: Jul 13, 2014

Everyone knows what it is, its pretty hard to miss the MASSIVE bezels.

39. user996

Posts: 221; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

that massive bazels are the reason why 920 is like a tank

5. h27_Venom

Posts: 76; Member since: May 16, 2014

i think you haven't seen the video completely it is nothing compared to what Blackberry went through...!!!

8. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

I am not sure if YOU watched the entire video! The uploader doesn't show if the phone was functioning after being ran over by the car or the hammer test so it doesn't really count what the phone went through. BTW, GS5 also survived being ran over by a car and IT ALSO WORKED AFTER THAT which Passport didn't !https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKkJdstQKsM

12. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Take note, very punny hahahahahahahahaha

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 !!

7. BBRYy

Posts: 29; Member since: Oct 06, 2014

speechless

9. deewinc

Posts: 455; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

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

10. fatexo

Posts: 221; Member since: May 21, 2010

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

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!!!

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 22191; Member since: May 28, 2014

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

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: 22191; 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: 22191; 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: 22191; 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

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