With a Quad-core 2.26 GHz Krait 400 processor, Adreno 330 GPU and 3GB of RAM, the BlackBerry Passport performs smoothly on all counts. It is the most powerful and fastest BlackBerry ever, and that shows in everyday use.
The 3,450 mAh battery is also one of the beefiest on a phablet. If locked to a 2G network, the Passport easily lasts all through a day of moderate use – email, web browsing, social networking et al, and will leave you with enough juice to go through the morning of the following day.
On an active 3G network connection and fairly intensive use from me – 2 email accounts, 5 social networking accounts, 3 instant messaging accounts and web browsing, I get between 10 and 13 hours of use from a full charge before the phone shuts down. Here is a screenshot of battery usage on one such day:
The battery life is a strong point of the Passport, though it doesn’t quite match the legend of the Lumia 1520. The Passport is one of those smartphones that you do not have to fret about using out and about when away from a power source.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.