BlackBerry DTEK50 Review

BlackBerry is trying to sell a device that's very secure, but is also underpowered.

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BlackBerry DTEK50

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BlackBerry is one of those brands which will never be forgotten, thanks to its contribution to the world of communication. It will also remain etched forever as a brand that missed the big wave of Android smartphones However, BlackBerry did try to make a comeback, on many occasions. The DTEK50 is another one of those comeback experiments, but instead of the typical QWERTY BlackBerry flavor, the device comes with a touchscreen form factor and a host of on-board security features. It is slotted into a very competitive mid-range price segment, which has been seeing a lot of action recently. Is it anything more than a very secure phone? We find out.

RATINGS

Overall

67.3
  • Specifications7.5

  • Display7.1

  • Secondary Camera6.6

  • Battery Life5.8

  • Design & Build7.3

  • Software & UI6.7

  • Primary Camera6.9

  • Performance4.9

  • Call Quality7.8

OUR VERDICT

At Rs 21,990, the BlackBerry DTEK50 is a direct competitor to another device that can be deemed as a mid-range performance smartphone, the Lenovo Z2 Plus. The latter is now costs even less, starting at Rs 15,999, but offers much better overall performance, and comparable camera quality. The BlackBerry does not perform in our tests as expected, especially handling day-to-day smartphone tasks. The BlackBerry DTEK50, as a package, is a good one. But with the price tag that it has, we had expected more from it. Apart from the security perspective, the BlackBerry DTEK50 fails to make a compelling purchase decision.

BlackBerry DTEK50 16GB
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Key Features

  • Processor
    Qualcomm Snapdragon 617
  • RAM
    3GB
  • On-board Storage
    16GB
  • SIM Type
    Dual-SIM (Hybrid slot)
Display
  • Screen Type
    IPS LCD
  • Resolution
    1920x1080
  • Pixel Density
    424 ppi
  • Screen Size
    5.2 inch

BlackBerry DTEK50 Features & Specifications

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BlackBerry DTEK50 Design & Build

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BlackBerry DTEK50 Display

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BlackBerry DTEK50 Performance

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BlackBerry DTEK50 Software & UI

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BlackBerry DTEK50 Primary Camera

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BlackBerry DTEK50 Secondary Camera

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BlackBerry DTEK50 Call Quality

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BlackBerry DTEK50 Battery Life

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BlackBerry DTEK50 Price

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BlackBerry DTEK50 Photo Gallery

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