BlackBerry Passport User Reviews
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Best Smart Phone.
himeshshah has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
Don't need to carry a laptop.
The more you type, faster you type!
There are many things about this phone which is difficult to describe. Just use this phone to know them!
5 out of 61 people found this review helpful.Report
The BEST blackberry I EVER used
Kame_Hame_Haaaaa has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
This is the best blackberry I ever used.
The size was right, the screen was great. The only things that is NOT right is the Operating System. The BB OS 10.
For start, the app support of BB 10 is NOT as great as android or iPhone or Windows Phone. The amazon app store is NOT good as most of the amazon app store apps were OLD.
Sideloading the Google Play Store also NOT help as many apps (IN APPS PURCASE) not working.
56 out of 58 people found this review helpful.Report
The best Blackberry with good size keyboard
SitiNurbaya0 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
The blackberry passport is the best blackberry phone. The larger keyboard made the phone better than ALL the classic size blackberry. If this phone is released in 2008, Blackberry would really rule the world.
The problem with this phone is NO APPS. The blackberry app store is full of bad apps that does nothing. The amazon app store while it's a lot better than bb store, it's still not on par with google store / apple store.
The problem with the apps on amazon app store were it's not the best / latest one. I really hate when my friend play new game, and all other friend follow, i can only watch and not have fun with them.
Other than that, (If I don't need apps), the phone is rock solid. with little bug/hang here and there. If I restart the phone at least once a week, the phone is 95% stable. which is GOOD (compared to old bb that hang/crash almost everyday).
65 out of 65 people found this review helpful.Report
Fantastic device, just not the one for me anymore.
Chris_Bakke has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
I absolutely loved this device. I used ran the gamut on this device; From being a proud new owner to finally growing weary of the width and fed up with the lack of apps. I know full well I was not the target audience for this device, I am a 22 year old male, not the worldly business traveller. This is by far and away the best phone I have ever used, but it's time for me to go back to the world of Android. I will still buy a BlackBerry Q5 to continue to support BBRY and to off load emails and other unnecessary things from my M9.
2 out of 61 people found this review helpful.Report
Best BlackBerry ever!
Zeeya has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
It's an amazing Phone.
The best device I ever had.
Typing on this beast is a pleasure.
Fast, Productivity on its finest and the battery is outstanding.
Up to 30 hours of battery!!! (heavy heavy heavy use)
20 out of 88 people found this review helpful.Report
o1eroy has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
My daily work drive. Awesome device.Typing experience amazing. Thanks BlackBerry to invent a such machinery. Love it. I think BlackBerry 10 is advance OS. But it's sad BlackBerry could not able to bring light on it due to poor marketing. As a device Passport has no match. For people apps gap is an issue but for me Passport is a communication tool. Work done productive way and keep thing secured. I don't want to be a slave of my phone, I want it to be my slave.
it really makes me hate blackberry
saba712 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
this phone is really beautiful.... but.... reallllyyyyy weak in software and camera.... the camera doesnt have a good focus it only has focus for 2 seconds and most of photos i take are really bad... about android of it.... i couldnt use a regular apps like google translate or instagram or viber in it.... too much force closes... i cant update my android apps cause im afraid of force closes my instagram or google translate version in device is one of the first versions i dont say that it couldnt open even the first version of apps like shazam .... its really boring ....
Why is this amazing phone so underrated by biased reviewers?
Konstantinos has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
I am disappointed with the above review and I do not think that the author is unbiased in his opinion and in his 7.5 rating!
The following reasons made me personally choose the Blackberry Passport over an iPhone 6 in 2016:
(1) Security: Apple and Android are really late in the game and several years behind BlackBerry! Remember in 2014 (!) when Sony was hacked that the Sony executives grabbed old BlackBerry phones to Sony’s Rescue!
(2) A really long battery life, up to 1 ½ days with extreme usage (calls, e-mails, browsing web, streaming Netflix etc).
(3) Screen real-estate, high resolution, and 1:1 layout
(4) Exceptinal construction and use of Gorilla Glass 3 protective covering (no bending of phones ever like the iPhone 6! The BlackBerry Passport was found to be exceptional robust in drop tests)!
(5) Telephone call capabilities and associated antenna enhancements, including stereo audio output and 4 mics for excellent audio pickup and noise cancellation, especially for conference calls on speakerphone, unreached by other smartphone companies
(5) E-mail processing, organization, and handling of attachments in the Hub has not been beaten yet.
(6) The keyboard design with integrated on-screen extra rows of keys that are actually convenient to use, and the ability to use the entire surface of the keyboard to scroll through documents and web pages, rather than running your finger across the display.
(7) Customizable keyboard shortcuts for fast performances!
(8) Easy access over PC...
Nice phone but...
Wrnvdb has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Got myself a passport because i always liked BB for its security and topnotch messaging capabilities.And altho i love the thing,there are 2 dealbreakers that make me put it away and pick up my nexus 6 again.
First of all..my banking app :( installed it via snap..halfway start up of the first screen,it crashes constantly.So i can not use it..now since i do have my own biz,it's quite obvious to be able to check payments on the road. dealbreaker nr 1!!
Second..what's up with the crap that payment in bbworld doesn't work??And no,not even after all the 'solutions' given..it won't let me use my credit card nor my paypal.SO for me the nice app work wide is out of reach... dealbreaker 2!!
Besides those important dealbreakers,the phone is a jewel,both in use as in build quality.
First time BBRY buyer, and I got a dud
IglooArchitect has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I had this phone for 13 days. I loved it for the first few days. Anyone who saw it thought I was crazy for having a square phone. Then I would hold it up to their Note, LG, iPhone 6 or 6 Plus and they kind of accepted it. I never needed to fit in with this phone. It had exactly what I had been waiting for, impressive performance capabilities, security, and most importantly to me, a QWERTY keyboard.
When I unboxed the phone I fell in love. Then after about a week I realized that apps would crash, other times the screen would randomly flash green while I was using it, and then simple apps like the camera and text messaging would crash.
I couldn't believe the phone I waited for, the one I desired for years, would have an operating system that wouldn't allow me to do basic tasks.
Would I recommend this phone? Yes, I hope you get one in good working condition. I really enjoyed the swipe commands on the screen to go home, or to the messaging center. Though the camera was odd, and the screen formatting was awkward, it had a great screen.
Of course my favorite feature was the QWERTY keyboard. With it you never need auto-correct, there is never a missed letter. Also you can bang out a hundred words a minute if you need to for an email or to take notes.
I really liked what they did with the number keys on screen, as well as the ability to use numbers by hitting corresponding QWERTY letters. Also the swiping ability on the QWERTY keyboard worked really well.
I do miss having this phone...
52 out of 65 people found this review helpful.Report
Passport is the best ever
Piveto has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
BB10 is the best architecture ever designed. I love everything about this phone.
The large screen feels so productive, the sound is amazing and the Hub does what it was designed to do. BB10 software is amazing.
6 out of 73 people found this review helpful.Report
HSEFLY has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Quite simply the best device Blackberry has developed and offered to customers.
I've own many cell phones and smart phones with different OS's and can say with some authority that nothing out at the moment touches this device.
3 out of 68 people found this review helpful.Report
Ignoring Unbiased Reviews: My personal experience
Kyrluckechuck has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Despite all of the hate this phone received in the first weeks after launch, including from this website, this phone is a force to be reckoned with!
First off, setup was simple, I was up and running in the first hour.
Most important to me is battery life, and this thing is a beast! I'm a poweruser, and i push my phones to their limits! I have 4 email accounts, Facebook, Twitter, even Tumblr all signed in and setup as well as 30+ other apps installed. I use Waze (GPS app) for about an hour a day on average, plus all of my other constant use, constantly pushing past phones overboard, but this phone can still give me over 22 hours despite my heavy use. Others i know personally were able to get 3 days plus on a single charge.
The BlackBerry HUB is something I can't live without! It's not exclusive to the Passport, but it's a core BlackBerry10 feature and amazing. All of my messages, apps, notifications, everything important is there with the swish of a finger.
Build quality is exceptional! It's built strong, won't fail the Bend test as made famous by the iPhone and other flagship phones. Can happily use it without a case and not be worried when you drop it that it will break.
Don't understand all of this hate for the keyboard.. anyone who gave it more than a week would understand and have adapted. This keyboard is a godsend and i am more efficient than i used to be way back on my 9900!
Reviewers, use the phone for more than a week and have an open mind! This phones consumer...
13 out of 80 people found this review helpful.Report
Good Gadget with Poor Apps
escalade5252 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Its one of the best Blackberry I owned ever, but unfortunately I sold it after 6 days and returened to my iPhone 6 due to the poor of its the App store (No Instgram, No Clash of Clans…etc).
If RIM could add most of IOS and Android applications to Blackberry App store, I am sure it will take 40% of smartphone market.
3 out of 84 people found this review helpful.Report
Blackberry Game Changer Phone is a Win
nixxonexxo has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
It's been 3 weeks and I'm still in love with my Passport. Being on Android and iOS for the past 4 years, I'm glad to be back. Besides getting a lot of attention from people everywhere because of the unconventional look, it is truly a great build piece of hardware and software done by a known player that once dominated the smartphone market. The battery life is just the icing on the cake. I feel complete with a Blackberry again. I'm not leaving you again Blackberry, I should have hanged in there during your ruff times. Me + Blackberry equals marriage.
14 out of 82 people found this review helpful.Report