• BlackBerry PlayBook 2012 vs BlackBerry 4G LTE PlayBook vs BlackBerry Passport

Phone Comparison - BlackBerry PlayBook 2012 vs BlackBerry 4G LTE PlayBook vs BlackBerry Passport

general General Info

Manufacturer BlackBerry BlackBerry BlackBerry
Announced Not officially announced yet August 2012 June 2014
Status Cancelled Available - August 2012 Available - September 2014
Colors Black Black Black
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 194 x 130 x 10 mm
(7.64 x 5.12 x 0.39 in)
194 x 130 x 10 mm
(7.64 x 5.12 x 0.39 in)
128 x 90.3 x 9.3 mm
(5.04 x 3.56 x 0.37 in)
Weight 425 g (14.99 oz) 425 g (14.99 oz) 196 g (6.91 oz)
SIM Type - - Single-SIM
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 / 800 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network - LTE 700 / 1700 LTE
Messaging , Push Mail, EMail, IM , Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM
Build Features - - - QWERTY Keyboard

hardware Hardware and OS

OS BlackBerry Tablet OS, v2.0 BlackBerry Tablet OS v2.0 BlackBerry 10.1 OS
Processor Dual-core 1.5 GHz, TI OMAP 4460 Dual-core 1.5 GHz Quad-core 2.26 GHz Krait 400, Qualcomm MSM8974AA Snapdragon 801
GPU - Adreno 330
RAM 1 GB 1 GB 3 GB
Internal Memory 32/64 GB storage 16/32/64 GB storage 32 GB
External Memory No No microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)

display Display

Type TFT capacitive touchscreen TFT capacitive touchscreen Capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 7.0 inches 7.0 inches 4.5 inches
Resolution 600 x 1024 pixels (170 ppi) 600 x 1024 pixels (170 ppi) 1440 x 1440 pixels (453 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 54.38% 54.38% 56.40%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes yes
Radio No No No
Games Yes Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 5 MP, 2592x1944 pixels 5 MP, 2592x1944 pixels 13 MP, 4160 x 3120 pixels
Flash No No LED Flash
Features Auto focus, Geo-tagging Auto focus, AutoFocus, OIS, f/2.0 Aperture, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps Yes, 1080p 1080p@30fps, 1080p@30fps
Front Camera Yes, 3 MP, 1080p@30fps [Similar] Yes, 3 MP [Similar] 2 MP, f/2.8, 720p [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes No Yes
Edge Yes No Yes
3G HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps HSDPA, HSUPA, LTE HSDPA, HSUPA, LTE
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1, EDR Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 Yes, microUSB v2.0 Yes, microUSB v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support Yes, with A-GPS support Yes, with A-GPS support
Browser HTML5, Adobe Flash HTML5, Adobe Flash HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 32/64 GB storage, 1 GB RAM 16/32/64 GB storage, 1 GB RAM 32 GB, 3 GB RAM
Expandable Storage No No microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported
Proximity Sensor proximity sensor not present proximity sensor not present proximity sensor present
Accelerometer Sensor accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present
NFC NFC not supported NFC not supported NFC supported

battery Battery

Type Standard battery, Li-Po Non-removable Li-Po battery Non-removable Li-Ion battery
Capacity 4800 mAh 5300 mAh 3450 mAh
Stand by - - Up to 432 h (2G)
Up to 444 h (3G)
Talk Time Up to 10 h - Up to 18 h (2G)
Up to 23 h (3G)