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BlackBerry Blackberry Series

BlackBerry DTEK50Processor: unknown, Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB, Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960
Graphics Adapter: unknown, Qualcomm Adreno 225, Qualcomm Adreno 330, Qualcomm Adreno 405, Qualcomm Adreno 418
Display: 2.8 inch, 3.1 inch, 4.2 inch, 4.5 inch, 5.2 inch, 5.4 inch
Weight: 0.12kg, 0.135kg, 0.139kg, 0.145kg, 0.188kg, 0.196kg, 0.2kg
Price: 200, 300, 399, 629, 649, 700, 729 euro
Average Score: 75.71% - good
Average of 107 scores (from 161 reviews)
price: 61%, performance: 70%, features: 70%, display: 83%
mobility: 83%, workmanship: 77%, ergonomy: 86%, emissions: 90%

 

BlackBerry Z10

Specifications

BlackBerry Z10Notebook: BlackBerry Z10
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 225
Display: 4.2 inch, 15:9, 1280x768 pixels
Weight: 0.145kg
Price: 629 euro
Links:
Average Score: 77.6% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 8 reviews)

 

88% Review RIM BlackBerry Z10 Smartphone | Notebookcheck
The return of the BlackBerry. After two years of development behind the scenes, the Canadian firm BlackBerry comes back on the market with their brand new BlackBerry 10 OS and their new Z10 model. Outfitted with a high-resolution 4.2-inch display, a powerful Qualcomm S4 SoC and useful extras, the smartphone finally steps onto the stage. Is that enough for it to hold its own amidst the long-established competition?
80% BlackBerry Z10 review
Source: It Pro English
An excellent effort from BlackBerry, the BB10 OS is smooth and has all the key features you'd expect. It's easy to navigate and the messaging hub is the best on any platform. The hardware included in the Z10 is also up there with iPhone and Galaxy S3.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/17/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Galaxy S4 vs BlackBerry Z10 comparison review - which is best, the Samsung or the BlackBerry?
Source: PC Advisor English
The Galaxy S4 looks similar to the Galaxy S3 in design: it's pretty different to the BlackBerry Z10, which from the front at least looks like a squarer iPhone 5. The Galaxy S4 is rounded and pebble-like, the BlackBerry Z10 a thin-and-stylish rectangular slab of black. The Galaxy S4 is mostly plastic with a removable cover, while the Z10's front is almost all black, but it also has a thin plastic removable cover.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 05/17/2013
70% Review: BlackBerry Z10
Source: Techtree.com English
The BlackBerry Z10 is sleek and sophisticated device with superb build quality. It has a lot of things going for it such as a sharp 4.2" screen, fluid gesture based UI, impressive multimedia performance, and a great keyboard. However, it's the price tag of Rs 43,000 that holds me back from whole-heartedly recommending it. Looking at the features it offers, I think the right price for this handset should have been around 35k. Having said that, if you're BlackBerry fan who can live without maps, then go for the Z10 — it's the best touchscreen device that the Canadian manufacturer has ever produced. Otherwise, the iPhone 5, Lumia 920, and HTC One are better buys.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/30/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 50% performance: 80% features: 70% workmanship: 90%
67% Review: BlackBerry Z1
Source: PC Authority English
Like the PlayBook, and also Windows 8, the Z10 makes extensive use of edge-swipes to access key features. With the phone in standby, you can swipe up to unlock the phone. From the lockscreen, a swipe down from the top edge puts the phone into bedside mode. A single swipe from the bottom of the screen in any app takes you back to a multitasking view, where you can switch apps, dismiss them with a tap, or swipe right to left to access the app-launcher view. Finally, and most usefully, if you swipe up from the bottom of the screen in any app and hold down your finger, you can take a quick peek at your messages, then swipe right to access the BlackBerry Hub.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/29/2013
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 67% performance: 67% features: 83% workmanship: 83%
88% BlackBerry Z10
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft Nr. 6/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 88% emissions: 63%
BlackBerry Z10
Source: Connect Freestyle - Heft 1/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
83% BlackBerry Z10
Source: Connect - Heft 2/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 83%
Beim Aufholversuch geht die Puste aus
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Positive: good workmanship; display expedient but too small
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/13/2013

 

BlackBerry Q10

Specifications

BlackBerry Q10Notebook: BlackBerry Q10
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 225
Display: 3.1 inch, 1:1, 720x720 pixels
Weight: 0.139kg
Price: 649 euro
Links:  Q10 (Model)

Average Score: 77% - good
Average of 9 scores (from 16 reviews)

 

89% Review BlackBerry Q10 Smartphone | Notebookcheck
Back to its roots. BlackBerry has successfully launched the vanguard of its new OS Blackberry 10 with the Z10 model. Now the Canadian manufacturer introduces the Q10 - a purebred business smartphone. The hardware is largely identical, but the Q10 wants to impress with a physical QWERTY keyboard and a 3.1-inch touchscreen. So, is this new blackberry mix tasty?
Video: BlackBerry Q10 review - physical qwerty keyboard phone is far from cheap
Source: PC Advisor English
If you need a physical qwerty keyboard you'll struggle to find a better phone than the Q10. But it is far from cheap. We award three and a half stars. See also: best BlackBerry phone in 2013.
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/05/2013
70% BlackBerry Q10 review - BlackBerry with physical keyboard offers decent performance at high price
Source: PC Advisor English
BlackBerry's Q10 is filled with many creative features but its ultimate success will come down to one basic question: Do you want a qwerty device? I don't think the era of the qwerty is over, since I have met users who prefer a physical keyboard. But they are in the definite minority. What Q10 users will get with the new smartphone is a distinctive-looking device with a vivid display, an easy-to-use physical keyboard and touchscreen interface and an inventive approach to user security and management. In the most optimistic scenario, BlackBerry's Q10 sales will out-do its Z10 sales, which BlackBerry claims have gone well, critics notwithstanding. If BlackBerry can continue to attract developers to build more apps for BlackBerry World and if BlackBerry can propel its Messenger app into a fuller social networking experience, then there is some basis for believing BlackBerry has a solid long-term future, well above its current 5% global smartphone market share. Just about everything -- hardware to software -- in the Q10 (and the Z10) is good, but the market is crowded with great products that will make BlackBerry's marketing more vital than ever.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/27/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 60% features: 70% workmanship: 80%
BlackBerry Q10 vs BlackBerry Q5 head-to-head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
We expected the more expensive BlackBerry Q10 to put its cheaper sibling to shame in pretty much every category. However, having compared the two, we found the two smartphones fairly evenly matched, raising the question as to whether the BlackBerry Q10 is worth the extra £200. Aside from those considerations, however, we found that the BlackBerry Q5 does a good job for its price, matching the BlackBerry Q10 with regard to screen, performance, operating system and all-round usability.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 07/16/2013
65% BlackBerry Q10 Review
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The BlackBerry Q10 is undoubtedly a worthy successor to their previous flagship, the Bold 9900. It’s faster, has a better screen, great battery life and better camera. And BB10 is really fun to use once you get the hang of it. However, the brakes slam on very hard when the asking price is a whopping Rs 44,900. That’s even more expensive than BB’s own Z10! We can’t seem to figure out BlackBerry’s method to this madness. BBM will soon no longer be exclusive to BB devices as the plan is to roll it out as a free app to Android and iOS, hopefully, with all the features. So the only truly unique feature of the Q10 is the keyboard, and that’s certainly not worth the asking price. Our other niggles with the handset was the lack of FM Radio, adding media files the ‘right way’ can be a chore and the fact that the app store is still a long way from reaching the likes of the competition. Our biggest issue is the price, of course, which makes it very difficult to recommend.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/02/2013
Rating: Total score: 65%
BlackBerry Q10 Review
Source: Ubergizmo English English
As for iOS and Android users, I still feel like there isn’t enough in BlackBerry 10 to warrant jumping ship, that is, unless you have been fumbling with a virtual keyboard and have yet to feel comfortable. In that case, I feel the BlackBerry Q10 would be the perfect reason for you to jump into BlackBerry 10 as you’ll be able to perform many of the tasks you could on iOS and Android on this device, although don’t expect the support for BlackBerry World to be as vast as the App Store and Google Play Store.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/18/2013
Verizon BlackBerry Q10 Review
Source: Slashgear English
I certainly don’t dislike the Q10, but I’m not sure I could go back to a physical keyboard after I’ve been using touchscreen-based keyboards for a few years now. However, the Q10 is still a great device, and it’s definitely the BlackBerry handset to get if you want a physical QWERTY keyboard on your next smartphone. Plus, the Q10 features the best of both worlds: a physical keyboard and a touch screen, which almost seems like too much to ask for, but BlackBerry was like, “No problem.” It’s not a completely solid medley between the two, but it definitely still works out great.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/14/2013
80% Blackberry Q10 in-depth review
Source: Computing English
The Blackberry Q10 is a great smartphone, and admittedly it's the only device out there for buyers looking for a top-end smartphone with a full QWERTY keyboard. Those thinking about switching from a top-end Android device or an iPhone might not be easily won over by the small screen size and lack of apps, however, and we hesitate to recommend the device to those who are simply contemplating giving it a go.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/13/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Review: BlackBerry Q10
Source: Reg Hardware English
In a nutshell, the Q10 delivers everything RIM should have offered three years ago. I was surprised how much I got along with it. For all its quirks, the Q10 deserves high marks for ease of use and performance. The design and pricing are clearly high end, and it is intended to compete with the latest and greatest full touch devices on £35-£40 contracts. Yet people looking for a more practical device with a clear utility aren't well-catered for today. Not everybody wants or needs glitzy, high-spec techno porn. Nokia has recognised that need and I imagine with future models, BlackBerry can pull off the same trick. As it is, the Q10 offers a lot of convenience.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/13/2013
BlackBerry Q10
Source: Slashgear English
Problem is, that group is also a shrinking one, and what were previously the inescapable advantages of a QWERTY device – like unsurpassed typing accuracy – are no longer so clean-cut. Typing on the BlackBerry keyboard is great, but then so is typing on the Z10′s clever software keyboard, and indeed most other modern smartphones. That leaves the Q10 feeling a lot like a sop to keep the old-school users happy, while the rest of the market goes in a different direction. If you’re wedded to keys then the Q10 is the BlackBerry – and potentially the smartphone, period – for you, but for the everyone else it’s more like proof that the days of physical keyboards are behind us.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/11/2013
60% Review: The BlackBerry Q10 has a nice keyboard but falls short everywhere else
Source: TechHive.com English
The Q10 services a very specific need, and we'll see whether that’s enough to keep it relevant. If you’ve held off purchasing a new phone to find one with a physical keyboard, the BlackBerry Q10 is probably the best of a dwindling number of options. On the other hand, with the Q10 retailing at $250 with a two-year contract—more than the cost of a new iPhone or Windows Phone—I’d give it a pass. Despite the keyboard, app support is tepid, and there are better and more affordable phones on the market.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/08/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% BlackBerry Q10 review
Source: It Pro English
After waiting three months, BlackBerry fans can get their hands on the Q10, which packs the traditional physical keyboard. The BlackBerry Q10 is the best handset the Canadian firm has ever built. BlackBerry 10 as a platform also has all the makings of being truly superb mobile OS, with an already great selection of apps, excellent developer tools, and stringent security.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/07/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% BlackBerry Q10 Review
Source: Stuff TV English
In some ways, it’s easy to call the BlackBerry Q10 dead on arrival. With a comparatively microscopic screen that makes videos an eye-squinting chore and an app store sorely lacking, it’s a wonder why anyone would want one. Especially when comparing its £530 price tag to that of the £280 Nexus 4, £580 Samsung Galaxy S4 and £510 HTC One.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% BlackBerry Q10 review
Source: V3.co.uk English
For those looking for a high-end smartphone with a physical keyboard, there really is no better choice on the market right now than the BlackBerry Q10. While businesses may want to hold off until the BlackBerry 10 ecosystem grows, the Q10 is great for those who have been hunting for a decent Qwerty phone. to add to that, not only does it have a great keyboard, it also has an excellent battery life and ample storage.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/24/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
BlackBerry Q10
Source: e-media - Heft 2/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
92% Ein Liebling für Vielschreiber
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/17/2013
Rating: Total score: 92% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 95% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 95%
86% BlackBerry Q10
Source: Connect - Heft 2/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 86%

 

BlackBerry Q5

Specifications

BlackBerry Q5Notebook: BlackBerry Q5
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 225
Display: 3.1 inch, 1:1, 720x720 pixels
Weight: 0.12kg
Price: 399 euro
Links:
Average Score: 70.18% - average
Average of 11 scores (from 18 reviews)

 

87% Review BlackBerry Q5 Smartphone | Notebookcheck
Austerity measures? Following the exceptional BlackBerry Q10, the Canadian manufacturer releases an even less expensive version on the market dubbed BlackBerry Q5. For an RRP of 399 Euros (~$534), the smartphone with a QWERTY keyboard inherits a lot of traits from its Q10 sister model, such as a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus SoC with 1.2 GHz, 8 GB of flash memory and 2 GB of RAM.
60% BlackBerry Q5 review - cheap BlackBerry 10 phone with keyboard is a mixed bag
Source: PC Advisor English
It's a mixed bag when it comes to the BlackBerry Q5. It's cheaper than both the BlackBerry Q10 and Z10 and a lot of its hardware specs are better than we expected. However, build quality isn't inspiring and while BlackBerry 10 is smooth with good features, a shortage of apps remains a downfall.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/13/2013
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 60% features: 60% workmanship: 50%
BlackBerry Q5 review
Source: Engadget English
The BlackBerry Q5 isn't a bad handset, but it carries the weight of disappointment when you realize that it's not just a stripped-down Q10. Had it been, we'd probably be far more appreciative of the hardware, but as it stands we have two objections we simply can't get past. First things first, the price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/18/2013
60% BlackBerry Q5 Review
Source: Think Digit English
The Q5 is a tad more expensive than what the sweet spot would have been - somewhere around the Rs. 20,000 mark. It's a must buy for those who desperately want a BlackBerry 10 device, but for whom the Q10 is out of budget. Otherwise, for the same amount of money, a few Android phones and the Apple iPhone 4 (if you don't mind the old phone) will offer better application variety and usage experience.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/17/2013
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 50% performance: 70% features: 60% workmanship: 70%
60% BlackBerry Q5 Review
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The first piece of good news is that the Q5 is substantially cheaper than the Q10. BlackBerry has had to cut down on some key specifications and the materials used to build it, but overall you’re left with a very good experience that comes close to its more expensive brethren. However, Rs 24,990 is still quite expensive for the Q5 as we would peg the value of the handset at not more than Rs 20,000. If BlackBerry drops the price to sub-20k, then the Q5 has the potential for doing well.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/17/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% BlackBerry Q5 review
Source: T3 English
The Q5 is a tough call to make. It’s almost certainly going to become the work BlackBerry if the Z10 hasn’t already and while we commend BlackBerry’s intentions in trying to create a BB10 handset for both work and youth, it's kinda missed the point. Would we recommend it? If you’re after a typing experience but can’t afford the frankly silly price of the Q10 then this is definitely your best bet, but if you’re after something more than that we’d have to suggest looking elsewhere.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/16/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
BlackBerry Q10 vs BlackBerry Q5 head-to-head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
We expected the more expensive BlackBerry Q10 to put its cheaper sibling to shame in pretty much every category. However, having compared the two, we found the two smartphones fairly evenly matched, raising the question as to whether the BlackBerry Q10 is worth the extra £200. Aside from those considerations, however, we found that the BlackBerry Q5 does a good job for its price, matching the BlackBerry Q10 with regard to screen, performance, operating system and all-round usability.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 07/16/2013
BlackBerry's retro-look QWERTY Q5 mobe: Resentment by design
Source: Reg Hardware English
All in all, the Q5 is a workhorse with an OS still in its early days. I suspect the "ambitious" and "youthful" crowd won’t be getting a Q5 out of choice - it’s still too expensive. It needs to be on a £20/month contract to be considered, and they’ll be after something classier if they can afford it. Priced alongside last year’s Galaxy S3 for example, it’s hard to see who in that target market would opt for this drab offering. The beloved BIS, which piped email and BBM to a BlackBerry subscriber for a flat rate, is gone, and isn’t coming back. Very shortly one will no longer need to buy a BlackBerry to tap into the previously exclusive BBM social network. For enterprises, particularly those with a sunken investment in BlackBerry Enterprise Server and corporate apps, it’s a more solid choice. Shame about the unforgiving keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/10/2013
60% BlackBerry Q5 review
Source: It Pro English
With decent performance levels and a mid-range price, the Q5 is reasonable handset. However, it's suited more to the consumer market and is unlikely to anything more than a secondary messaging device for most business users due to the small screen.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/08/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
BlackBerry Q5 Review
Source: Slashgear English
What gives us most pause about the Q5 is its price. It may have half the name of the Q10, but it doesn’t have half the RRP: in fact, SIM-free in the UK where sales have already begun, the Q5 is £320 ($477) including tax, versus £480 ($715) for the Q10. Sign up to a contract, and you’ll spend just £8 ($12) per month more for the Q10 than the Q5. We’d argue not only that the Q10 is still too expensive for what you get – though we’d prefer it over the Q5 – but that the Q5 isn’t as cheap as it really needs to be. If you’re determined to get a BlackBerry and must have a keyboard, then the Q10 should be your choice; everybody else will likely find more rewarding devices running Android or iOS.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/07/2013
60% BlackBerry Q5 review
Source: Techradar English
The BlackBerry Q5 is difficult to love. Sure it's got all the core smartphone features, but it doesn't really excel at anything, apart from perhaps web browsing, but even that's hampered somewhat by the pokey 3.1-inch display. The BlackBerry Q5 feels like it should be dropped down the pricing scale, towards the bottom of the mid-tier of smartphones - and at that price we could very well be recommending it, but as it stands it's hard to make a convincing argument for this BlackBerry 10 handset.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/04/2013
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 50% performance: 70% features: 70% workmanship: 40%
80% BlackBerry Q5 review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Summing up, we've found the Q5 lives up to the legacy set by its top-end siblings, delivering the same BYOD and productivity services that made the Z10 and Q10 an ideal choice for business. However, it also suffers from the same weakness, featuring middling build quality, a screen overly prone to picking up glare and an average rear-facing camera. All this adds up to mean that while the Q5 is a good, semi-affordable option for businesses users eager to upgrade their existing work BlackBerry, we can't see it having any real mass market appeal.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
BlackBerry Q5 review: Hands-on
Source: T3 English
With two high-end devices already out it makes sense that BlackBerry would return to its established emerging markets and make a phone that would be deemed ‘affordable’. What will be most interesting however is seeing just how affordable it really is, sporting many of the same specs as the Q10 many users could be in for a shock when BlackBerry does finally release pricing information.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/15/2013
84% BlackBerry Q5
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 2/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 84%
84% BlackBerry Q5
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 1/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 84% mobility: 87%
82% BlackBerry Q5
Source: Connect - Heft 10/2013 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 82%
Der günstige Einstieg in die BB10-Welt
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/07/2013
Rating: performance: 83% display: 100% mobility: 95% ergonomy: 100% emissions: 90%
82% BlackBerry Q5
Source: Connect - Heft 2/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 82%
BlackBerry Q5
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: up-to-date keyboard smartphone; good package
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/02/2013

 

BlackBerry 9720

Specifications

BlackBerry 9720Notebook: BlackBerry 9720
Processor: unknown
Graphics Adapter: unknown
Display: 2.8 inch, 4:3, 480x360 pixels
Weight: 0.2kg
Price: 200 euro
Links:  9720 (Model)

Average Score: 65% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

50% BlackBerry 9720 review
Source: Techradar English
The BlackBerry 9720 delivers on its stated aim. It offers a mild upgrade option for enterprise customers still tied to BlackBerry services and not ready or willing to upgrade to BlackBerry 10. As a budget competitor for a wider audience, we're less convinced. Strong messaging credentials cannot make up for weaknesses in almost every other department.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/12/2013
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 60% performance: 50% features: 40% workmanship: 60%
80% Blackberry 9720 Review
Source: Think Digit English
BlackBerry OS 7.1 is not dead, not by a long shot. Smartphones running the OS will very much be around, and the 9720 is just one of the many that the company says will be launched in the coming months. At Rs. 15,990, the 9720 does test your love for BlackBerry, and will pretty much carry on with what the previous series of Curve phones did - appeal to the young demographic who want a BlackBerry for BBM, or just for the keyboard. The rest will probably find it too drab and repetitive.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/16/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 70% workmanship: 80%

 

BlackBerry Passport

Blackberry is a brand that stands out among the variety of smartphones available in the market today, boasting its unique physical keyboard instead of jumping on to the touch screen bandwagon. Just like its predecessors, the new Blackberry Passport is designed to focus on work productivity, specifically catered to business professionals. With new powerful hardware and a variety of new and clever features, the Passport aims to compete against mainstream giants like Apple and Samsung.

The Blackberry Passport has a 4.5 inch, passport like wide screen with a resolution of 1440 x 1440 pixels that is capable of viewing documents close to print size, allowing for a more enjoyable experience reading text on the phone. Images and videos also looks great without having to constantly turn the screen sideways. Behind this screen is 32 GB of internal memory, 3GB of RAM and a Qualcomm MSM8974A Snapdragon 801 processor. The storage capacity is expandable by using a micro SD card. As for the camera, it has a 13 MP back shooter and a 2 MP secondary shooter.

Maintaining its time tested tradition, the Blackberry Passport comes with the classic full-size QWERTY keyboard with a brand new twist. The keyboard is now touch enabled, allowing the use of gestures to optimize typing and editing documents. The Passport also comes with a new intelligent personal assistant called Assistant, activated by pressing the dedicated voice assist button to ask questions or activate hardware functions. While the hardware is good, Blackberry still has to catch up especially in terms of apps. Blackberry will need to buck up to ensure that there are sufficient apps to support its users.

Specifications

BlackBerry PassportNotebook: BlackBerry Passport
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 330
Display: 4.5 inch, 1:1, 1440x1440 pixels
Weight: 0.196kg
Price: 700 euro
Links:  Passport (Model)

Average Score: 73.11% - average
Average of 27 scores (from 39 reviews)

 

84% BlackBerry Passport Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Square, handy, good? BlackBerry doesn't give up the fight and launches an unusual smartphone in the market dubbed Passport. Its hardware keyboard and Android app support are to turn the tide. Find out in this report whether or not that might just succeed.
80% BlackBerry Passport
Source: It Pro English
BB10 gets updated and the Passport offers the unique square display. The last month has been a more enjoyable experience than I imagined. BB10 has improved tremendously since its launch in January 2013. It feels like a completely different operating system and the ability to install apps from the Amazon App Store gives users more options.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/10/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Blackberry Passport Silver Edition Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
Given that the original Passport was a decent phone in everything but design, it’s a real shame that Blackberry didn’t decide to crush that bizarre square construction into a more manageable rectangular shape. While the Silver Edition will no doubt entice Blackberry lovers who were saving up for a Passport, it’s definitely not worth an upgrade for existing Passport owners and does nothing to sway anyone put off by the original phone’s awkward design.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/11/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
75% BlackBerry Passport – Review
Source: Cool Smartphone English
Overall the BlackBerry Passport is a really great smartphone. For the modern day tech-savy business user this would be a perfect device, for the average smartphone owner with a little adjustment of their expectations it could again be the perfect device. The combination of decent hardware, a great camera and intuitive software really make for a great overall package. The only slight issues are the size of the Passport and the slightly hit and miss nature of the app situation. Currently you can buy the Passport for about £375 over at Clove or about £499 at BlackBerry.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/28/2015
Rating: Total score: 75% features: 75% display: 85% mobility: 75% workmanship: 70%
60% BlackBerry Passport review
Source: Techradar English
BlackBerry has succeeded in doing something different and producing a new device that sums up everything it is as a brand. That is a brilliant thing, and to those that feel this is aimed at them (medical professionals, entrepreneurs, the email-obsessed) then it should be up there as one of the first phones you consider. But for everyone else, this is unashamedly a productivity-centric machine that'll let you take your work around with you. What it's not is the market's best new smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/13/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Review: BlackBerry Passport
Source: PC Authority English
It is most let down by the lack of supported apps; BlackBerry must find a way to get key apps on to its platform. Still, this creative take on mobile working must be applauded, even if we don’t expect the Passport to sell in the millions. At the $849 price, it’s competing with flagship phones, making this truly a case of try-before-you-buy. Use it for a week: some will send it back frustrated, but others might just fall in love.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/13/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% BlackBerry Passport Review: Don’t Believe The Haters
Source: Know Your Mobile English
The Passport is a weird looking piece of tech, yes, and the keyboard does take a bit of getting used to, but, like all new ideas, once you’ve accustomed yourself to its ways you feel right at home banging out emails, editing documents and tweeting. Good work, BlackBerry!
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/20/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
Blackberry Passport Review
Source: Under KG English
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/24/2014
BlackBerry Passport Smartphone Unboxing + First Impressions
Source: Tweaktown English
Sure, the Passport isn't perfect, but it's BlackBerry trying something different. Instead of being lost in the sea of countless smartphones that all look and act so similar, BlackBerry has provided the world with something different: the Passport. Our full review will be online soon - stay tuned!
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/02/2014
60% Review: BlackBerry Passport
Source: Techtree.com English
The BlackBerry Passport is a odd-looking device. It's uncomfortable for single-handed usage. The phone also feels uneasy in pocket. However, if you are a chat-addict, this is the ultimate messenger phone in the market right now. Since the Passport has no direct competition, you either buy it or go for the conventional handsets.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/20/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 40% display: 75% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
Powerful Passport is great for business, but the BlackBerry Z30 is now a bargain smartphone
Source: PC Advisor English
If you are looking to save money on a decent smartphone you could do a lot worse than the BlackBerry Z30. It is a decent 5in handset at a very good price. But if you want a BlackBerry that is truly fit for business, and you are able to spend on a full flagship smartphone, the BlackBerry Passport is a truly fascinating and powerful device. Just have a go with one first to make sure it is for you.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/03/2014
69% A Passport to Nowhere
Source: Digital Trends English
The Blackberry Passport has great specs, a display of fantastic quality and solid build quality but it feels like a novelty device and not one for mainstream consumption. The Passport is uncomfortable to use and not meant for anyone apart from hardcore Blackberry fans.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/22/2014
Rating: Total score: 69%
80% BlackBerry Passport review: Aimed squarely at business
Source: Zdnet.com English
BlackBerry hopes to revive its fortunes with the Passport, and has come up with an innovative business-focused handset. We've seen the Passport ridiculed on size grounds, but this is unfair in our view. Yes it's large and difficult to use one-handed, and it lacks 'blingy' consumer features, but there are plenty of plus points: its 4.5-inch, 1:1 aspect ratio screen provides space to do real work; the touch-enabled QWERTY keyboard is usable and functional; services like Blend, Balance and Hub have obvious appeal to business users; Assistant lets you accomplish some tasks very quickly; the BES back end is a very capable enterprise mobile management system; and battery life is superb.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/21/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
BlackBerry Passport review: Ticket to ride
Source: GSM Arena English
Finding a way out of the doldrums has become a do-or-die for BlackBerry, time perhaps to do something different than just do better. Not that the Z-series did anything wrong. But if the mindset back then was all about catching up to Android and iOS, the BlackBerry Passport marks a return to an identity that's authentically Blackberry's. And the Passport is nothing if not different.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/15/2014
75% BlackBerry Passport Review
Source: Phone Arena English
As the dust settles, the Passport can’t quite get out of customs, even though it has a passport that shows it’s capable of proceeding onward. For roughly the same amount of money, we can recommend several other flagship smartphones that have a more rounded appeal than this. Sorry Passport, you tried desperately to beat out these all-touch smartphones, but at the end of the day, your poorly laid out keyboard and antiquated software experience validates you’re just not ready for the big leagues.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/13/2014
Rating: Total score: 75%
80% BlackBerry Passport Review: The QWERTY Challenger
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
Large, awkward phablets are already popular so there's little worry about the shape and size being a turn-off. There's only the question of whether people will be willing to give BlackBerry a try. Devices such as the Z10 and Z3 simply don't have what it takes to stand out in a crowd of Android phones, but the Passport is new and different, and has very easily understandable benefits to offer. After many, many long years, BlackBerry might finally have done something completely right.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/13/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% display: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
BlackBerry Passport review: World's best QWERTY in a uniquely functional form factor
Source: Zdnet.com English
Some readers commented that my Passport sample photos impressed them in my smartphone camera shootout and so far I have been pleased with the results. I like the way the camera software checks conditions and prompts me to change the shooting mode, for example to include HDR, for optimal shots.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/13/2014
70% BlackBerry Passport Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
The BlackBerry Passport is a very good phone. All the staples the company is known for are rock solid: tools for productivity, call quality, message management and battery longevity. The 10.3 update has also helped alleviate (although certainly not eradicate) the issue of flexibility with regards to app selection. The camera is significantly better too. In fact everything that long-time BlackBerry users knew the company needed to work on, have been worked on.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% BlackBerry Passport review: A truly innovative smartphone of 2014
Source: Tech2.in.com English
This is BlackBerry’s comeback smartphone, and whether it is wildly successful or a moderate success, or even a failure, the company has got everyone’s attention. And I think that’s the strategy at work here — not about setting sales registers afire, but about making a statement–that BlackBerry is not dead, but alive and kicking, that it has the courage to innovate and that the company has a razor sharp focus back on the enterprise and productivity. And if it sells well, that’s just icing on the cake. The Passport is not BlackBerry’s saviour but just one of the milestones in BlackBerry’s attempt to reinvent itself.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Review: BlackBerry Passport
Source: Gizmag English
That said, if you can get past the out-there form factor and less expansive app selection, then the handset has a lot going for it. Its physical keyboard shows the company continuing to defy the industry trend, and offers an accurate and satisfying experience. While the square display might be poorly suited to viewing video content, it’s great for web browsing and messaging. Overall, we can’t say that the Passport is the right device for you, but we can say that it has enough interesting ideas to make it well worth a look.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/10/2014
Vulture takes BlackBerry's Passport through customs
Source: Reg Hardware English
BlackBerry returns with an highly unusual design that's uncompromisingly aimed at two groups: enterprise users and those looking for powerful complementary "second phone". The Passport showcases one great innovation – a capacitive multitouch physical keyboard. While this holds great promise – and BB10 is maturing into a strong platform for business and power users – in reality, the Passport doesn't integrate the UI and the keyboard well. Indeed, its assertive shape and bulk will repel all but the determined.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/08/2014
70% BlackBerry Passport review: the most BlackBerry BlackBerry ever - only BlackBerry lovers need apply
Source: PC Advisor English
The BlackBerry Passport is not for everyone. The Passport is designed to be used as a productivity tool, in the workplace. As such it is powerful and versatile, and for those who want a portable productivity device with a hardware keyboard it will be a perfect companion. For many others it may be a hopelessly hobbled entertainment device.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/03/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 90% features: 70% workmanship: 50%
60% Is this the phone to reboot the 'Berry?
Source: Techradar English
BlackBerry has succeeded in doing something different and producing a new device that sums up everything it is as a brand. That is a brilliant thing, and to those that feel this is aimed at them (medical professionals, entrepreneurs, the email-obsessed) then it should be up there as one of the first phones you consider. But for everyone else, this is unashamedly a productivity-centric machine that'll let you take your work around with you. What it's not is the market's best new smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/02/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 50% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 40%
60% BlackBerry Passport review
Source: IT Pro Portal English
BlackBerry has given itself an uphill struggle in producing a handset which so squarely (pardon the pun) bucks the handset trend, and in deciding to support Android but not the full Play store. Great battery life, an undeniably good screen and BlackBerry Blend may be enough to sway some business users, but the pull for non-professionals is more difficult to understand.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/02/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% BlackBerry Passport review
Source: V3.co.uk English
For corporate customers operating a BES, the Passport is probably the best smartphone option currently available. Offering a wealth of security and management features as well as a productivity-focused touch-enabled physical keyboard, coupled with BlackBerry's Hub feature, the Passport does have definite business appeal. But despite BlackBerry's efforts to make the Passport more consumer friendly as well, its slightly chunky design and focus on productivity features hamper its BYOD appeal. As a result we can't see many buyers outside enterprise firms already using BlackBerry choosing the Passport over a competing Android, iOS or Windows Phone handset.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/30/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
BlackBerry Passport: First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The build quality of the phone is extremely good. It felt solid but not heavy and the keyboard felt great. The specifications of the phone are also in line with other top end devices as well. The screen is running at a resolution of 1440X1440 pixels, and there's a 13-megapixel camera that seemed to be pretty good though a little slow to focus. A 2.2GHz processor and 3GB of RAM, along with 32GB of storage round out a pretty good device, on paper.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/29/2014
BlackBerry Passport deep-dive review: Qwerty meets quirky
Source: Computerworld.com English
While BlackBerry has a number of great improvements in the Passport, I'm not sure how much they matter. Yes, it is nice to have a fast processor, a clear display and long battery life, but the added width of the square display means very little to me. Various rectangular phones I've tried show me all I need to see while on websites or typing emails. I'm not one to regularly compose or edit Excel spreadsheets, so the added width to do that is also meaningless to me. Admittedly, I'm not the target user of this device.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/26/2014
A Phone Only a BlackBerry User Will Love
Source: Recode English
For current BlackBerry users, and businesses using the company’s devices, the Passport brings some nice additions and the choice of a wide-screen phone. But if you’re already invested in other platforms, there’s no reason to switch.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/24/2014
70% BlackBerry Passport (Unlocked)
Source: PC Mag English
So, okay. Here's a weird thing. My BlackBerry Passport review period overlapped with my iPhone 6 review period. And while I was doing the iPhone 6 review, I kept checking the Passport even though it had a cracked screen for my e-mail. I'll just put that out there. The BlackBerry Passport is the apotheosis of the work phone. It is spectacular at the things you need to do for work: fitting in your jacket pocket, lasting all day, calling, emailing, Web browsing, editing PowerPoints, and showing them on a big screen.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/24/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
86% BlackBerry Passport Review
Source: T Break English
Simply put, the BlackBerry Passport is a fantastic device that ranks right up there with the best phones I’ve used this year. But will it help BlackBerry regain market share? I certainly hope so. I don’t think BlackBerry made the Passport with the intention of converting someone from an iPhone. It’s made for someone who has owned a BlackBerry before and wants to fall in love with it all over again. There really is nothing else in the market quite like the BlackBerry Passport.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/24/2014
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 85% performance: 80% features: 90% workmanship: 80%
BlackBerry Passport hands-on preview
Source: Stuff TV English
The BlackBerry Passport, with its quad-core Snapdragon innards and 3GB of RAM, is the most powerful smartphone the company has ever produced. But that's completely overshadowed by its build.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/24/2014
50% BlackBerry Passport
Source: Laptop Mag English
The BlackBerry Passport is the first smartphone I've reviewed in years that I really didn't want to carry. Part of me liked having a physical keyboard again, but I couldn't type quickly enough on the wide layout. Worse, the heavy and awkward design made taking this device out and using it feel like work -- which is tragically ironic, given the productivity benefits the Passport's wide display, long battery life and smarter new BlackBerry 10.3 OS provide.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/23/2014
Rating: Total score: 50%
40% BlackBerry Passport review
Source: Pocket Lint English
Overall the BlackBerry Passport is perplexing. We can't for the life of us work out who it has been designed for, how it was approved, and why BlackBerry thought that a square screen with massive keyboard and bulky chassis would be a success - even for diehard BlackBerry users.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/23/2014
Rating: Total score: 40%
88% BlackBerry Passport
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 3/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 88% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 90%
60% Blackberry Passport - Das Ganz Andere Smartphone Im Test
Source: Cyberbloc German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/13/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
Exot mit Schwächen
Source: Futurezone.at German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/10/2014
93% Blackberry Passport: Das quadratische Smartphone-Flaggschiff im Test
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/04/2014
Rating: Total score: 93% features: 90% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90%
86% BlackBerry Passport
Source: Connect - Heft 12/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 86%
100% BlackBerry Passport
Source: Connect - Heft 11/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
82% Mal was Ungewöhnliches
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/24/2014
Rating: Total score: 82% features: 100% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%

 

BlackBerry Priv

The BlackBerry Priv is a stunning looking smartphone that implements top of the line security features BlackBerry is known for. Its design is classy with a slide up screen that exposes the physical keyboard and a durable chassis with a carbon fibre back. The all-black device runs on a versatile Android 5.1.1 Lollipop ensuring there are plenty of applications and features to satisfy the user. Display on the BlackBerry Priv is a 5.4 inch AMOLED panel with good color saturation and brightness. This display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and sports curved edges. At the core of the hardware is a Snapdragon 808 processor with a 6-core setup that consist of a dual-core Cortex-A57 and a quad-core Cortex-A53 chip. The smartphone comes with 3 GB of RAM, an Adreno 418 GPU and 32 GB of internal storage. The storage capacity can be increased using a microSD card up to 200 GB. There is an impressive 18 MP camera with Schneider-Kreznach optics and optical image stabilization on board and a 2 MP front camera for video calls. Other features found on the BlackBerry Priv are Bluetooth 4.1, A-GPS, NFC, and microUSB 2.0. Battery life comes in the form of a Li-Ion cell rated at 3410 mAh for superb battery life.

Specifications

BlackBerry PrivNotebook: BlackBerry Priv
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 418
Display: 5.4 inch, 16:9, 2560x1440 pixels
Weight: 0.188kg
Price: 729 euro
Links:  Priv (Model)

Average Score: 79.3% - good
Average of 30 scores (from 48 reviews)

 

85.9% BlackBerry Priv Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Hot handset. Opposing the trend of touch control, Blackberry still incorporates a physical keyboard with slider mechanism in its Priv top model. Our report reveals whether this balancing act between classic and modernity is successful, and what features the smartphone has to offer beyond that.
70% BlackBerry PRIV Review: Android Marshmallow Update LANDS
Source: Know Your Mobile English
The PRIV isn’t perfect, as noted throughout this review, but I have tried to be as diplomatic as possible, highlighting why certain things might not work quite as well as they should, commending its positives, and attempting to explain the presence of certain performance gremlins. This is a new beginning of sorts for BlackBerry and the true test of the PRIV is not sales or this first batch of reviews, but how it develops in the coming months once BlackBerry has some user data to work with and can update the software accordingly.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/23/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
BlackBerry DTEK50 Review: Great Software, Lumpy Performance
Source: Know Your Mobile English
The BlackBerry DTEK50 is definitely not perfect. It has its issues; most notably battery life and performance. However, the handset — for its price and features — is very impressive. I like what BlackBerry attempted to do here and I have even more respect for them as a company for even considering it.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/02/2016
BlackBerry DTEK50 vs BlackBerry Priv
Source: V3.co.uk English
Neither phone can easily be mistaken for a BlackBerry, but you could argue that the Priv with its slide-out Qwerty keyboard comes nearest. If a physical keyboard is top of your wishlist there's only one logical choice here, and the recent reduction in price also makes a strong case for the Priv. The DTEK50 is just a little bit 'meh', while its predecessor at least has something about it and has a stronger specs sheet.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 08/17/2016
80% Blackberry PRIV review
Source: Cool Smartphone English
If you had to ask me if I would recommend the Priv as a worthwhile purchase? That would be a tricky one to answer. For brand die-hards you will of course pick up the Priv and learn to love the open OS from Android. All the applications that are available will breathe fresh life into the Blackberry offering. If, though, you are not huge BlackBerry fan and just want the best for your money, then it’s still worth a look if you do not mind the large design.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% workmanship: 80%
This isn’t the Blackberry you’re looking for…
Source: Androidbeat English
You – and I – will be wanting the much-rumoured Android version of the Passport that I still think Blackberry would be crazy not to announce in the first half of 2016. It will be solid, better-conceived and cheaper than the Priv – and will make you more productive than you ever imagined. Really. And I’ll be at the front of the queue to review it.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/05/2016
76% BlackBerry Priv Review
Source: Think Digit English
The BlackBerry Priv has a great display, cool UI tweaks and the keyboard is to die for. But the lack of a fingerprint sensor, average camera performance and the price will make you reconsider your options before investing.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 76%
80% BlackBerry Priv Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
If BlackBerry had trimmed some features and delivered an Android phone with a keyboard at a lower price point, we'd have been far more enthusiastic, and the company might have found itself some new fans. However, everything launched since the Z10 seems pointlessly overpriced, chasing an audience that might not even exist. All predictions of BlackBerry's demise have thus far not come to pass, but we're not sure how long that can continue at this rate.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/12/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 50% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
80% BlackBerry Priv First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The app can, for example, monitor what resources each app used, and log it with the time and place. In a demo, BlackBerry showed a popular torch app on Android had activated the microphone of the device on 3 different occasions recently, complete with the time and place where it was activated, along with the number of seconds it was active. Sounds like a very useful way of identifying rogue apps.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 50% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
90% Innovative, Solid, Overpriced (Again)
Source: Techtree.com English
BlackBerry launched its first Android phone, the Priv, in India today, three months after its US launch and availability. And as with every one of its flagships—most recently the Passport—the price is staggering, and not in a happy way.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/28/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
77% Blackberry Priv Phone Review
Source: T Break English
While I always argued that BlackBerry should’ve invested in Android right from the start, BlackBerry 10 has matured into a wonderful OS- possibly the finest mobile OS I’ve used. If you’re in that camp, you’ll find the PRIV frustrating and will miss the intuitiveness and fluidity that BB10 offers. Sadly app developers continue to ignore BB10 so PRIV is the solution for those that. It brings full Android support and all the apps with it. The choice is yours to make.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/29/2015
Rating: Total score: 77% price: 75% performance: 80% features: 85% workmanship: 85%
BlackBerry Priv review
Source: GSM Arena English
It constitutes a huge step forward in a few respects. It is definitely a big leap ahead of its BlackBerry siblings in terms of hardware, but, perhaps more-importantly, it opens up a whole new realm of possibilities now that it runs Android natively. Come to think about it, this is hardly a new development path for BlackBerry, which has long showed a lot of affection for the Google's sprawling app ecosystem. Whether or not the Priv will be met with approval and set BlackBerry on a new development path is yet to be seen, but it is undeniable that despite its flaws, it is currently one of the best business smartphones out there.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/09/2015
80% The smartphone BlackBerry should have made years ago
Source: PC Pro English
Despite my moans over the unnecessarily messy software and the weight and sheer bulk of the thing, there’s something about the Priv that I find appealing. Perhaps it’s seeing BlackBerry (at last) getting itself on the right track with its hardware and software, perhaps it’s because the Priv attempts to do things differently, but this is a smartphone that I’ve enjoyed using in the time I’ve had it.In a world of bland, homogenous smartphone design, the BlackBerry Priv stands out as a beacon of individuality, a smartphone that does everything a standard Android smartphone can, but without sinking into morass of mediocrity. It isn’t the greatest phone around, but at least it’s something different.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/03/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
BlackBerry Priv Review
Source: Droid-Life English
I’m really glad that BlackBerry made the Priv. I hope they sell enough devices to keep in business and keep trying to innovate themselves out of the hole they made for themselves. I never thought I’d say those words, but it’s true. We need better competition in Android because we don’t all need black slabs that do the same thing with slightly better battery life or slightly better cameras to differentiate. I want to see more than that, and I think the Priv is a great first step towards that reality.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/25/2015
Testing the BlackBerry Priv convinced me to buy another Passport
Source: Zdnet.com English
I'm thankful for the time spent with the BlackBerry Priv since I now won't make the mistake of buying one. There are plenty of better Android smartphones available for less, including the Nexus 6P, Note 5, LG V10, and LG G4. If you want an Android phone, then buy one of these instead. If you want a BlackBerry, then pick up a Passport or even a BlackBerry Classic.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/23/2015
80% Blackberry Priv review
Source: Android Authority English
The BlackBerry Priv is a great first attempt by the company to slide into Android, but it doesn't quite match up the competition where it truly counts.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/23/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% display: 85% mobility: 75%
74% Blackberry Priv review: an imperfect union
Source: Pocketnow English
The BlackBerry Priv is a device I really want to endorse – and not just for nostalgic reasons. It packs an innovative keyboard and a beautiful display into a unique form factor, and it brings some really thoughtful software improvements that make Android more useful and customizable. Also, its elegant sliding form factor breaks up the never-ending parade of static slabs we’ve been complaining about for years. Personally, I really like the Priv; once it gets its Marshmallow update, I may well buy one of my own.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/18/2015
Rating: Total score: 74%
70% You will love the BlackBerry Android with a keyboard, but you won't love the price
Source: PC Advisor English
The BlackBerry Priv is a well-made Android phone with a unique feature set. We commend BlackBerry for turning its hand to being an Android OEM, and the result is a fast smartphone with a great display, hardware keyboard and solid build and design. Battery life could be better, but our main quibble is with the price: at this price the Priv needs to be a world beater. And as good as it is, it isn't that. Still, if you want an Android with a hardware keyboard and some BlackBerry features, this is the phone for you.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/18/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 50% performance: 80% workmanship: 80%
BlackBerry PRIV Review Part I: or why you might want this
Source: Slashgear English
One that feels like BlackBerry is confident in the product its delivering. And why would you want a device like this? An Android device with a push-out physical keys keyboard? Because you've always trusted the BlackBerry brand, and you always will. Just having the brand name there staring you in the face - and having the three volume button combo available - that'll get you every time.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/12/2015
80% BlackBerry Priv review
Source: V3.co.uk English
The BlackBerry Priv is undoubtedly the company's best smartphone yet, and it trounces rival devices when it comes to mobility. However, in a world where the word 'BlackBerry' is no longer associated with cool, and touchscreen keyboards are the norm, the Priv might suffer from limited appeal
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/12/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Blackberry Priv
Source: It Pro English
The Blackberry Priv has an unenviable task ahead of it – it not only has to be a good phone its own right, but it also has to be good enough to turn around the fortunes of an entire company. Thankfully, it is a good phone with plenty to like. Physical keyboard aside, there’s the grippy casing, the bright and high-resolution screen and the thoughtfully-modified version of Android.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/10/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% BlackBerry Priv Review: A New Hope
Source: Tom's Guide English
Get the Priv if you demand a physical keyboard and like the idea of getting BlackBerry's security features along with Android's apps. Just don't expect the best typing experience.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/09/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% BlackBerry Priv review
Source: Stuff TV English
Look past the logo prejudice, and you'll find an excellent, unique, and extremely capable Android powerhouse.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/09/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
BlackBerry Priv (Unlocked)
Source: PC Mag English
The Google Nexus 6P is one of the best unlocked smartphones you can buy, thanks to a heady combination of powerhouse hardware, an excellent camera, a reliable fingerprint scanner, and the promise of the latest Android updates.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/06/2015
The Android phone BlackBerry should have built years ago
Source: PC Pro English
Ultimately, however good the Blackberry Priv is, it faces an uphill battle in a crowded market to gain much attention. You might like it, you might not, but will it lead to greater things from BlackBerry in the future? Well, at least it’s a start.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/06/2015
80% BlackBerry Priv review: A sweet BlackBerry and Android pie
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Priv is a good Android phone: it's quirky, interesting and offers things you won't find elsewhere. But BlackBerry needs to work on refining the software and making this handset sing, because that's when BlackBerry on Android will taste the sweetest.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/06/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% BlackBerry Priv review
Source: Techradar English
The BlackBerry Priv is the mullet of the smartphone world. It's still business in the front, but now there's a party in the back too. It will divide opinion, but this is the best BlackBerry in years.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/06/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Enterprise Android in a snazzy but functional package
Source: Reg Hardware English
The Priv is very much a first attempt at integrating a platform with an app stack that doesn’t always mesh smoothly with the underlying platform; there are a few signs the Priv was rushed onto the market: there are quirks and annoyances. But for the most part it succeeds, and offers so much more functionality and convenience than generic slab rivals, it simply demands the serious user's attention.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/06/2015
80% BlackBerry Priv review: BB's first Android smartphone is its best yet
Source: T3 English
This is the best smartphone BlackBerry has made, no question about it, but will it save the firm's handset business? We're not so sure. Perhaps if it arrived at the start of the year we'd be waxing lyrical about the BlackBerry Priv.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/06/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% BlackBerry Priv review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The BlackBerry Priv is a Hail Mary pass by the former tech powerhouse, hoping to revive its fortunes by adopting the Android operating system, resurrecting the slidable physical keyboard, and pushing a wealth of BlackBerry security and productivity services.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/06/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
60% BlackBerry Priv
Source: Wired Magazine English
Ultimately, how you feel about the BlackBerry Priv likely has a lot to do with your last phone. If you’re a longtime BlackBerry user who’s looking for something that finally—finally—gives you a hardware keyboard with a legitimate app ecosystem and some of the manufacturer’s legacy features, this is your phone. But Android and iPhone users will be looking for a better camera, better integration between BlackBerry and Android, a better feeling when you’re typing on the bottom of that touchscreen. The Priv feels like a first step toward a device that could bridge the work-play gap—a promising first step, but one the company really should have taken years ago.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/06/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
BlackBerry PRIV Review
Source: Ubergizmo English English
The BlackBerry PRIV (as in PRIVacy) is the first true Android phone from the company, and it comes with exactly what made BlackBerry great: a good physical keyboard. On paper, it seems like a dream come true for BB fans: finally, a handset that merges the positives of both Android (Apps) and BlackBerry (text communications + keyboard).
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/06/2015
BlackBerry Priv review
Source: Gadget Show English
BlackBerry's back, surprisingly, with a bang. Meet the BlackBerry Priv, the latest handset from the Canadian smartphone maker, but it's not your typical BlackBerry. Instead, it runs Android, boasts flagship specs and features a slide-out physical keyboard that's just like the rest of the BlackBerry collection.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/06/2015
100% Blackberry Priv Review: In-Depth
Source: Recombu English
The Blackberry Priv really is the best Blackberry phone of recent times, if not all time. By ditching its own OS for Android, Blackberry will hopefully tempt back lost followers and welcome fresh supporters to its fold, while the tweaks and bonus features such as Blackberry Hub and DTEK make for a solid user experience. Factor in the impressive hardware and this really is one of the best phones of 2015.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/06/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% BlackBerry Priv review
Source: Expert Reviews English
It's expensive and could be faster, but the Priv is a return to form for BlackBerry that elegantly combines a keyboard with a modern phone.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/06/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
72% BlackBerry PRIV Review
Source: Phone Arena English
In comparing it to what’s out there, however, it’s going to mainly hinge on whether or not you want a physical keyboard. Touchscreens have seemingly eliminated the need for physical keyboards, seeing that they’re generally faster, but the convenience is always here with the PRIV. The other matter to think about is security and privacy, which the PRIV has a solid lockdown on, but for those users who want more freedom in customizing the experience, you’re certainly not going to have that luxury here – albeit, from a security standpoint, your data and privacy are protected.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/06/2015
Rating: Total score: 72%
77% Android alone can't save the company
Source: Engadget English
BlackBerry is probably done as a phone manufacturer, and John Chen has pledged to shut down the division if it doesn't turn a profit by 2016. That's not going to be possible, not through any fault of BlackBerry, but because almost no Android manufacturer seems to be able to turn a decent profit on smartphones these days.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/06/2015
Rating: Total score: 77%
If you simply must have a physical keyboard
Source: PC World English
The Priv is actually a pretty decent Android device, even if its slide-out keyboard does take a while to get used to. I’m shocked that BlackBerry managed to make a phone that could compete with the rest of them. Here’s to hoping it sells enough units of the Priv to afford them a second generation device.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/05/2015
80% If you simply must have a physical keyboard
Source: Greenbot English
BlackBerry's attempt at an Android device is pretty great, but the addition of a physical keyboard may not be enough to justify its high price point.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/05/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Blackberry PRIV
Source: hifitest.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/17/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Blackberry Priv mit Android Marshmallow: Erste Erfahrungen
Source: Teltarif German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/10/2016
80% Eine Ausgereifte Testplattform
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
3 positive und 5 negative Punkte
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/25/2016
Business-Telefon mit echter Tastatur und Android
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/03/2016
86% Blackberry Priv
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/10/2016
Rating: Total score: 86%
Ein liebenswerter Freak
Source: Futurezone.at German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/13/2016
86% So schlägt sich das Blackberry Priv
Source: Focus Online German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/30/2015
Rating: Total score: 86% features: 99% ergonomy: 81%
91% Gelungener Android-Einstand
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/13/2015
Rating: Total score: 91% price: 56% performance: 95% features: 87% display: 94% mobility: 76%
BlackBerry Priv - zmena je život
Source: Fony.sk SK→EN
Positive: Comfortable ergonomy; good AMOLED Display; decent cameras; fast response. Negative: Relatively high price; weak cooling system; no fingerprint sensor.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/31/2016

 

BlackBerry DTEK50

Specifications

BlackBerry DTEK50Notebook: BlackBerry DTEK50
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 405
Display: 5.2 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.135kg
Price: 300 euro
Links:  DTEK50 (Model)

Average Score: 73.29% - average
Average of 17 scores (from 30 reviews)

 

85.3% BlackBerry DTEK50 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Fort Knox. BlackBerry advertises its 5.2-inch DTEK50 as the most secure Android smartphone in the world. Consequently, the mid-range handset comes with an impressive selection of security features; nevertheless it is just as easy to handle as a standard Android device.
67% Secure, but not special
Source: The Verge English
But is being saddled with a boring phone worth those frequent security patches? Only if you’re very worried about falling victim to whatever treacherous Android malware threat will make headlines next. And even then, you can probably shop around and find the better, faster Priv for $300 and retain the physical keyboard that is BlackBerry’s heart and soul. The DTEK50 is secure, sure, but it’s underwhelming in most every other regard. If BlackBerry could only marry that security with better hardware, then it’d have a far more compelling package. Until then, it fails to stand out in a competitive field of midrange smartphones.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 67% performance: 60% display: 70% mobility: 60% workmanship: 70%
90% BlackBerry DTEK50 review
Source: Techradar English
The DTEK50 is a mid-range phone that goes the distance, it's just not the best in class. There are cooler, more desirable handsets in this price bracket, some of which we've mentioned in more detail below.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/19/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
BlackBerry DTEK50 vs BlackBerry Priv
Source: V3.co.uk English
Neither phone can easily be mistaken for a BlackBerry, but you could argue that the Priv with its slide-out Qwerty keyboard comes nearest. If a physical keyboard is top of your wishlist there's only one logical choice here, and the recent reduction in price also makes a strong case for the Priv. The DTEK50 is just a little bit 'meh', while its predecessor at least has something about it and has a stronger specs sheet.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 08/17/2016
60% BlackBerry DTEK50 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The BlackBerry DTEK50 appears to be the sort of device that businesses could buy in bulk and dish out to all employees. If you’re upgrading from an age-old Bold or Curve then you’ll love it, but now that BlackBerry has pushed the majority of its best software to all Android users, the reasons to buy this phone deplete further.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 40% performance: 50% display: 80% mobility: 50% workmanship: 50%
Cheap, secure and better than expected
Source: Engadget English
BlackBerry's second attempt at an Android smartphone lacks the ambition of last year's Priv, but don't get hung up on that. The DTEK50 is a solidly built device with a super-secure foundation, and the company's take on Android continues to impress. Still, the competition among mid-range phones is fierce, while the DTEK50 has its share of rough edges.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/11/2016
70% An affordable, capable Android handset, but it’s not really a BlackBerry
Source: PC Advisor English
The BlackBerry DTEK50 is a good phone. Above average, even. But we can’t fully recommend it because of the way BlackBerry is marketing it. The perhaps incorrect status quo is that people don’t want to worry about security; they just want a phone that works. Security flaws on huge scales are largely down to external database hacks, not device vulnerabilities. The DTEK50 is a good phone at a good price, but it isn’t different enough to drag BlackBerry back into smartphone relevance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/11/2016
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 70% workmanship: 70%
75% A secure smartphone with many compromises
Source: Android Authority English
There you have it for this in-depth look at the BlackBerry DTEK50! $300 is relatively cheap, especially if you want a smartphone that prioritizes security. If that is the case, you’re probably not going to find a better deal. However, as far as phones go, there are a few better options out there that offer a lot more for similar prices, like the OnePlus 3, the Moto G4 Plus, and the Axon 7. If you do store a lot of sensitive information on your phone, the DTEK50’s top notch security will be well worth the investment, but if there is one major flaw, it is that BlackBerry didn’t make it a better phone all around.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/11/2016
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 75% display: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
Pushing the security narrative
Source: Mobile Syrup English
However, it is reasonably priced at $429 outright. And with (mostly) solid performance, it’s a good bet the phone can last a while. The security software is really just a bonus, rather than the primary reason to buy this phone. BlackBerry fans will already know that, while everyone else may want to consider this if looking to pay less for a phone and stretch it out as long as possible.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/10/2016
60% BlackBerry DTEK50 review
Source: V3.co.uk English
If security tops the list of your concerns the lowly £279 is certainly money well spent. BlackBerry still rules the roost when it comes to enterprise-ready security, but that price is less forgiving when it comes to specifications. There are rumours of a further Android-based handset being unveiled later this year, so maybe you're better off waiting.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/09/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Secure, just not top drawer
Source: Pocket Lint English
The only thing the BlackBerry DTEK50 really has going for it is the added security. And if protecting your information and keeping an eye on your phone's vulnerabilities is invaluable to you, then the less-than-perfect hardware is definitely a cross worth bearing. After all, any performance issues we faced could, perhaps, be fixed by a software update in the future.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/04/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Security and Productivity for a Good Price
Source: Tom's Guide English
Security-conscious Android owners will like the features that BlackBerry brings to its Android phone. The ability to actively monitor which apps are using your camera or microphone, and take steps to change that, sets the DTek 50 apart. Plus, the other BlackBerry special sauce — Messenger, the Hub, even the on-screen keyboard — makes this a good productivity tool. However, its performance numbers are underwhelming, as is its battery life and camera, even for a $299 smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/04/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Blackberry DTEK 50 review
Source: Stuff TV English
The DTEK50 isn't the head-turner follow-up to the Priv we were hoping for. It's a vessel for Blackberry's Android apps - the worth of which is easy to overstate. BlackBerry Hub is an interesting bit of software, but if you’ve been lured here by the promise of the “most secure” phone around, it's not great news. You can get the most meaningful parts from third parties for any Android smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/03/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% BlackBerry DTEK50 Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
BlackBerry continues to move away from the troubled past of older ‘Berrys with another strong Android-based offering. Whilst some might consider the lack of a physical QWERTY keyboard and a fingerprint sensor losses, but for £275, you don’t just get a competent, elegant-looking Android device, but you also get the peace of mind afforded to you by BlackBerry’s know-how in the security industry.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/03/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% BlackBerry DTEK50 in-depth review - Cut-price safety
Source: Mobile Choice English
It is a good performer- as long that's all you need from your phone. There are faster, better phones out there that cost the same or less and there are security apps that do a lot, but ultimately this is a Blackberry and a brand that is or used to be synonymous with trust and that's what might make this handset a quiet winner.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% features: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 90%
Repackaged, ‘secure’ Android
Source: Mobile Syrup English
Specs wise, the DTEK50 comes equipped with a 5.2-inch 1080p display that I found bright and vibrant, though also comparable to other mid-range phones that share its price point. It also features a Snapdragon 617 processor, which is likely sufficient for the device’s target enterprise market, especially given its 3GB of RAM, allowing for ample multitasking. The phone also comes equipped with 16GB of storage.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/27/2016
BlackBerry’s security-focused Android identity crisis
Source: Tech Crunch English
Of course, BlackBerry doesn’t plan to hang its hat on this device. The more premium (and much higher-priced) Priv felt like much more of an attempt to define BlackBerry’s future, and the company has promised more keyboard devices to come. As it stands, the DTEK50 is a decent mid-tier device targeted at users seeking a security suite that won’t cost an arm and a leg.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/02/2016
80% BlackBerry DTEK50
Source: PCtipp.ch German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/12/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
86% BlackBerry DTEK50
Source: Computerbild - Heft 18/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 86%
87% Blackberry DTEK50 im Test: Smartphone soll durch Sicherheit punkten
Source: Teltarif German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/28/2016
Rating: Total score: 87% features: 85% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 85%
Erst die Sicherheit, dann das Vergnügen
Source: Notebooksbilliger Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/19/2016
Das "sicherste Android-Smartphone"
Source: Billiger-telefonieren.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/09/2016
76% Das sicherste Android-Smartphone der Welt
Source: Verivox German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/08/2016
Rating: Total score: 76% features: 70%
BlackBerry DTEK50 modern, sicher und vernünftig
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/05/2016
60% Lieber Auf Nummer Sicher
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
Mittelklasse, Alcatel-Kopie, aber sicherster Androide
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/26/2016
75% BlackBerry Dtek50 recensione
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/23/2016
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 69% workmanship: 75%
BlackBerry Dtek50: recensione.
Source: Lupo Kkio Italian IT→EN
Positive: Good ergonomy; excellent security; good price; quality sound. Negative: No fingerprint sensor.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/17/2016
Test Du Blackberry Dtek50 : La Sécurité Ne Fait Pas Tout
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/17/2016
Recenze BlackBerry DTEK50: ryba i rak v jednom
Source: Mobilizujeme CZ→EN
Positive: Light weight; good security. Negative: Slow system; poor battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/25/2016
Recenze BlackBerry DTEK50: ceníte si soukromí?
Source: Mobilenet.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; slim case; light weight; good design. Negative: Uncomfortable lock key.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/25/2016

 

Comment

BlackBerry:


These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

Qualcomm Adreno 225: Integrated OpenGL ES 2.0 and Direct3D 9_3 capable graphics card.

unknown:

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Qualcomm Adreno 330: Integrated graphics card in some Qualcomm Snapdragon SoCs, supports OpenGL ES 3.0

Qualcomm Adreno 405: Integrated graphics card for ARM based SoCs. Depending on the used SoC the clock rate is around 500 MHz and features 48 unified shaders.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

Qualcomm Adreno 418: Integrated graphics card that supports OpenGL ES 3.1 and DirectX 11 Feature Level 11_1 (with hardware tessellation). Compared to the Adreno 420, the performance of the 418 is about 20 percent slower (at 600 MHz).

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Qualcomm Snapdragon:

S4 Plus MSM8960: High end dual core Soc (Krait cores) including a Adreno 225 GPU.

801 MSM8974AB:

High-end ARM SoC with 4 CPU cores up to 2.36 GHz and an Adreno 330 GPU up to 578 MHz. Based on Qualcomm's Krait 400 architecture and is manufactured in a 28nm HPM process.

808 MSM8992:

High-end ARM SoC with 6 CPU cores (2x Cortex-A57 and 4x Cortex-A53) and an Adreno 418 GPU. Manufactured in a 20 nm HPM process.

617 MSM8952: Mid-range ARM SoC with 8 CPU cores (Cortex-A53, 64-bit capable) and an Adreno 405 GPU. Manufactured in a 28 nm LP process.

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» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.12 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.

0.2 kg:


75.71%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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