Without a shadow of a doubt the BlackBerry Passport is the most polarising smartphone we have ever reviewed. There has not been a single instance where someone has seen it and it hasn’t elicited a comment. The remarks themselves aren’t those that the standard iPhone vs. Android crowd would give me about which phone is better and why, but rather the comments were more out of genuine curiosity and astonishment at the initial sight of the Passport.
The Passport is a smartphone aimed solely at the professional power user, which is to say that if your day is not spend pounding out emails, managing your calendar and browsing through presentations, spreadsheets and documents then the Passport is probably not for you.
That 4.5 inch square display makes watching video and movies a completely awkward experience with tonnes of wasted space however it also makes reading text a much more pleasurable experience with less scrolling down when compared to a candy bar phone in landscape orientation and less eye strain from small lines of text that you see on a portrait orientated phone.
By far its best feature however is its battery life which dwarfs that of almost everything else out there.
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