Compare The BlackBerry Passport vs PRIV

Our scrutinized comparison of the Blackberry Passport and its sibling, the PRIV, revealed that imaging and performance are the areas where both devices compare most differently, with the display showing some similarities despite a fundamental shape difference. The PRIV, a newer and more expensive device gets the palm on a pure spec to spec comparison, but the Passport stands its ground on many features. Here is what we found out.

Camera Details
Camera Resolution13-megapixel18-megapixel
Camera flashLEDDual-Color LED
Camera Optics?6-element lens
Camera ApertureF2.0f/2.2
Digital Zoom5x4x
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 px 3840 x 2160 px
Video frames per second6030
SELFIE CAMERA Comparison Of The BlackBerry Passport vs PRIV
Selfie Cam Resolution2-megapixel (FF)2-megapixel (FF)
Selfie FeaturesImage and video stabilization, 3x digital zoom, 720p recordingf/2.8 aperture, 1.75um pixel size, Image & video stabilization, 720p HD video recording, 2x digital zoom, Selfie Panorama (...)
The BlackBerry PRIV sporting a towering display, its vertical pixel count of 2560 shines, in comparison with the Passport's 1440px, but both devices should feel about the same in terms of resolution, as they share a similarly-high DPI (dots per inch) of respectively 452 and 540, more than enough. The PRIV, of course, offers more than two additional square inches, 12.58 versus 10.11.

Here are more specs to check out:

BlackBerry Passport
BlackBerry PRIV
Display size 4.5 in 5.43 in
Display dots per inch 452.83 DPI 540 DPI
Display TypeIPS-LCDPlastic AMOLED dual-curved
Color Mode 16K colors 16K colors
Display Resolution 1440 x 1440 px 2560 x 1440 px
Display's superficy 10.11 sqr in 12.58 sqr in
Display finish?Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Processor-wise, the Passport and the PRIV ride on separate highways. The 64-bit architecture of the PRIV, its eight cores with dual CPU speeds leave no room for comparison, but the Passport defends itself with a higher top CPU speed of 2.2Ghz compared to 1.8Ghz, the highest metric attained by the PRIV. But since both devices offer an appreciable 3GB of RAM and bring in a separate Adreno graphic processor, we foresee them both offering an acceptable performance for a majority of users.

Here are more Performance features to look at:

BlackBerry Passport
BlackBerry PRIV
Operating SystemBlackBerry 10 OSAndroid 5.1.1 Lollipop
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 801Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992
CPU Cores46
CPU architecture?64-bit
CPU clock speed2.2GHz1.8GHz + 1.44GHz
Graphic Processor (GPU)Adreno 330 (450MHz)Adreno 418 (600MHz)
Physical Features
BlackBerry Passport
BlackBerry PRIV
Weight 6.91 oz?
Weight grams196192
Thickness 0.36 in?
Width 3.56 in?
Height 5.04 in?
Thickness (metric) 9.3 mm 9.4 mm
Width (metric) 90.3 mm 77.2 mm
Height (metric) 128 mm 147 (closed), 184 (opened) mm
Ounces per cubic inch1.07?
Grams per cubic cm0.180.18
Full keyboard?Physical slide-out 4-row QWERTY (SmartSlide)
Ambient light detector
Mini-USB Charger
BlackBerry Passport
BlackBerry PRIV
3G networksHSPA+, UMTSHSPA+
4G networksFD-LTEFD-LTE
SIM card typeNano SIMNano SIM (4FF)
Wi-Fi802.11 b/g/n, 2.4/5GHz, 802.11AC802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4GHz + 5GHz with 2x2 MINO
Bluetooth Technology4.0 LE4.1 LE
HDMI?Yes (SlimPort adaptor needed)
FM Transmitter
ConnectorsBluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi, USB 2.0, NFCMicro USB, Headset jack
Storage Memory
BlackBerry Passport
BlackBerry PRIV
Storage Memory32GB (plus microSD card)32GB
Included Memory CardmicroSD card?
Memory Expansion
Expansion Limitup to 128GBup to 2000GB
Battery Life
BlackBerry Passport
BlackBerry PRIV
Stand-by Time432?
Talk Time1080?
3G Stand-by Time1380?
3G Talk Time444?
Usage time?1350
Battery type?Lithium-Ion (non-removable)
Battery Power3450mAh3410mAh (with Quick Charge 2.0 and Fast Charge enabled)
mAh per ounce499?
mAh per gram1818
mAh per mm thick371363
mAh per display square in.341271
Talk minutes per Ah313?
Music Playback Time5040?
Video Playback Time720?
Music / Multimedia
BlackBerry Passport
BlackBerry PRIV
Speech Recognition
SensorsAccelerometer, Magnetometer, Gyroscope, Time of Flight, Ambient lightAccelerometer, Magnetometer, Gyroscope, Ambient light, Altimeter, Activity Monitor, Time of Flight (ToF) Proximity
Security featuresPassword protection, Screen lock, Sleep modePassword protection, Screen lock, Sleep mode
Number of microphones?3


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