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BlackBerry DTEK50

alaTest has collected and analyzed 99 reviews of BlackBerry DTEK50. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and camera. The portability and design also get good opinions, whereas some have doubts about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry DTEK50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Manuel Masiero (notebookcheck.net)

BlackBerry DTEK50 Smartphone Review

 

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...

safest Android smartphone ; bright Full HD panel ; LTE ; accurate GPS ; decent speakers ; long battery life

no fingerprint sensor ; just 9 GB of available storage ; abysmal WiFi data rates ; only mediocre cameras ; high temperature development ; incompatible with several benchmarks

With its slightly awkwardly named DTEK50, BlackBerry probably has the most secure Android smartphone at the starting line. The strengthened Android 6.0 Marshmallow runs encrypted, does not permit any code injections, and only launches when the...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: John McCann (techradar.com)

BlackBerry DTEK50 review

 

The world's most secure Android smartphone isn't half bad

Excellent security and privacy ; Reasonable price for the specs ; Decent full HD display

Really poor battery life ; Cheap design ; Patchy performance

If privacy and security are crucial when it comes to selecting a smartphone the DTEK50 will be right up your street, but for those just looking for solid performance at a reasonable price there are better options out there.

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Cam Bunton (pocket-lint.com)

BlackBerry DTEK50 review: Secure, just not top drawer

 

BlackBerry has a long tradition of building its own hardware and software, but having fallen on harder times of late, the company was forced to outsource. With the DTEK50, its first mid-range Android phone, it has partnered with TCL Communication and...

Lightweight, comfortable to use, nice looking screen, BlackBerry Hub and keyboard are great additions to Android

Performance isn't always reliable due to "pause" issue, battery life could be better, higher-end phones available for a similar price

BlackBerry has added some valuable additions to its software, but without the reliable performance we'd like, the DTEK50 can be a frustrating overall experience. It has a nice screen, decent camera and feels great in hand, but there are better phones...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Welch (theverge.com)

BlackBerry DTEK50 review: secure, but not special

 

Last year BlackBerry launched the Priv, its first-ever Android smartphone. The Priv represented another attempt by BlackBerry to reinvent itself for the modern mobile era and build something worthy...

Monthly security updates ; Near-stock Android software ; Nice display and speakers

Unimpressive performance ; Weak camera ; Poor battery life

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Sean Hollister (cnet.com)

BlackBerry DTEK50 review

 

The new BlackBerry DTEK50 is sold as a BlackBerry phone that will make your personal information incredibly secure.

The BlackBerry DTEK50 is a slim, lightweight phone that's easy to use with a single hand. BlackBerry's software tweaks mostly improve the Android experience.

The camera struggles in low light, performance is a bit lacking, and BlackBerry's security claims are seriously overblown.

In a crowded mid-range smartphone market, the DTEK50 doesn't stand out. It's a $300 phone that feels like a $200 one.

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Sean Hollister (cnet.co.uk)

BlackBerry DTEK50 review

 

The new BlackBerry DTEK50 is sold as a BlackBerry phone that will make your personal information incredibly secure.

The BlackBerry DTEK50 is a slim, lightweight phone that's easy to use with a single hand. BlackBerry's software tweaks mostly improve the Android experience.

The camera struggles in low light, performance is a bit lacking, and BlackBerry's security claims are seriously overblown.

In a crowded mid-range smartphone market, the DTEK50 doesn't stand out. It's a $300 phone that feels like a $200 one.

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

BlackBerry DTEK50

 

BlackBerry has seen its influence rapidly decrease over the past few years, but I retain a soft spot for the company's devices. I was a fan of BlackBerry's first Android phone: the Priv may have been rather big and bulky, but it benefited from clever...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

BlackBerry DTEK50 review: Cheap, secure and better than expected

 

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....

Solid build quality ; BlackBerry is great at software ; Inexpensive

Battery life could be better ; Convenience key placement is confusing ; Occasional hiccups

It's been more than a week, and it's still hard to judge the DTEK50. As a ploy to appeal to those crucial business customers, it's brilliant. For them, the DTEK50 is a solid, not-very-expensive option with the security chops to put IT paranoiacs at...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Henry Burrell (pcadvisor.co.uk)

BlackBerry DTEK50 review

 

BlackBerry DTEK50 review: An affordable, capable Android handset, but it's not really a BlackBerry. We review the latest BlackBerry handset to find out if it is the company's best smartphone.

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...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Blackberry DTEK 50 review

 

The most secure phone in the world?

Some interesting software extras ; Decent screen ; Clear, smartly-designed speakers

Poor battery life ; Expensive for the spec & build ; BlackBerry extras are hit and miss

An unimaginative phone with a price that overvalues BlackBerry’s software extras - unless you're CIA-level paranoid.

Aug, 2016

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2610
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:40
Continuous video playback time:8
Standby time (2G):24
Talk time (2G):17

Call management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call blocking: Yes
Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating Alert:N / Y / Yes

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Digital Zoom:4
Face detection:Y / Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):13
Maximum frame rate:30
Multi-shot: Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:8
Self-timer:Y / Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Video stabilizer:Y / Yes
Zoom capability:Y / Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:13.2
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:424
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: No

Memory

Internal RAM:3

Messaging

Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes
Text-to-speech message reader: Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3G2, AAC, AAC+, ADTS, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, ASF, AWB, FLAC, IMY, MID, MIDI, MP3, MP4, MXMF, OGG, OPUS, OTA, PCM, RTTTL, RTX, Vorbis, WAV, WMA, XMF, eAAC+ / 3G2, AAC, ADTS, ASF, AWB, FLAC, IMY, Mid, MP3, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WMV, XMF / AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, OTA, PCM, WAV, WMA, XMF / AAC,AAC+,AMR-NB,AMR-WB,MIDI,MP3,OGG,OTA,PCM,WAV,WMA,XMF
FM radio:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WEBP / BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG,WEBP
Supported video modes:1080p
Video compression formats:3GP, AVI, DivX, H.263, H.264, H.265, MKV, MOV, MP4, RMVB, VC-1, VOB, WEBM, WMV, Xvid
Video formats supported:3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, DIVX, MOV, MPEG4, WEBM, WMV / 3G2, 3GP, AVI, DIVX, H.263, H.264, H.265, MKV, MOV, MP4, VC-1, VP8, VP9, WEBM, WMV, XVID / 3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,DIVX,MKV,MOV,MPEG4,WEBM,WMV / 3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,DIVX,MOV,MPEG4,WEBM,WMV

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
BeiDou:Y
GLONASS:Y / Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y / Yes
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y / Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+
4G:Y / Yes
4G bands supported:2300,2500,2600 / 700,800,900,1800,1900,2100,2300,2500,2600 / 700,800,900,1800,1900,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.2 LE / 4.2 LE EDR
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Bundled software:BlackBerry Hub, BlackBerry Calendar, BlackBerry contacts, BlackBerry notes, BlackBerry tasks BlackBerry camera BBM®, DTEK ™ by BlackBerry®, BlackBerry device search, BlackBerry launcher, BlackBerry services, BlackBerry Help, BlackBerry Password Keeper, Microsoft exFAT Technology for BlackBerry Blackberry content transfer, Yahoo! ® Finance\n\nGoogle Photos, Messenger (SMS), Android Device Manager

Performance

Flight mode:Y / Yes
Graphics adapter:Adreno 405
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Calendar
Personalization:Icons, Shortcuts, Themes
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Charging connector: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

64-bit computing:Y / Yes
Coprocessor:Y / Yes
Coprocessor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.5
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Processor Cores:4 / 8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.5
Processor Model:617

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:6.0

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:3 / 3072
Internal storage capacity:16
Maximum memory card size:2000
Memory card hot swapping:Y
RAM capacity:3
USB mass storage:Y / Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Built-in memory capacity:16
Built-in sensors:Accelerometer\nMagnetometer\nGyroscope\nProximity\nAmbient light\nHall Effect
Built-in sensors details:Accelerometer\nMagnetometer\nGyroscope\nProximity\nAmbient light\nHall Effect
Colour : Yes
Google applications:Gmail, Google Chrome, Google Drive, Google Hangouts, Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube
GSM bands supported:850,900,1800,1900
Internal Memory:3
Scratch resistant:Y / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.25 / 7.4
Height :14.7 / 147
Weight:135
Width:7.25 / 7.4 / 72.5