The BlackBerry Passport doesn’t come up short on any of the expected features, they’re all there. Wi-Fi comes in 2.4GHz 802.11 b/g/n and 5Ghz a/n + ac flavors, Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy is onboard, there’s NFC to support mobile payments and file exchange plus it supports Wi-Fi Direct, Miracast, and DLNA and of course, assisted, autonomous, and simultaneous GPS.
A few features possibly not expected are also included. USB On-The-Go gets carried over from the BlackBerry Z30, SlimPort is the chosen option for USB and microHDMI out, and a unique calling feature called Active Leak Compensation, which automatically adjusts the call volume based on how close you hold the device to your ear, is included. That’s over and above BlackBerry’s ‘Natural Sound’ system that dynamically adapts in real-time to your surroundings and the network to provide you with consistently good audio quality for phone calls.
The Passport just feels faster at doing everything.
One of the key features of the device and the biggest attraction comes by way of the touch-enabled QWERTY keyboard. The lack of a fourth row of keys on the device initially left some puzzled but eventually it came out that BlackBerry would be introducing a new innovative physical keyboard on the BlackBerry Passport.