In my review of multimedia on the BlackBerry Passport, I mentioned how the positioning of the stereo speakers on the phablet meant that stereo audio quality on it would likely be inferior to that of other devices with front-facing stereo speakers e.g. HTC One M7, HTC One M8, and BlackBerry Z30.
I got my hands on an HTC One M7 and was able to test my theory. Guess….
The speakers on the HTC One M7 blew those of the Passport completely out of the water. It was not even a close call in any way. I was right. That positioning of the passport’s speakers at the bottom end of the phone meant a huge sacrifice in audio quality.
Now, remember that the BlackBerry Z30 Whips HTC One And Samsung Galaxy S4 in the stereo audio category. As it stands, I have no doubt that between the Passport and the Z30, the latter still has the [much, much] better stereo speakers.
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