BlackBerry DTEK50 

price₹ 15,490 onwards

launchDec, 2016

19.3

excellence score

46.6

value for money score

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Design

  • Good build quality
  • Simple, clean, no-nonsense design
  • Slim, lightweight, and easy to use with one hand
  • Features a textured material with a silicone-like feel on the back that avoids fingerprints, and allows for a lot of grip
  • No fingerprint sensor

Display

  • The 5.2-inch IPS screen is quite good

Software

  • BlackBerry's software tweaks, like the Productivity tab, mostly improve the Android experience, and make for one of the best Android UIs
  • Good software keyboard
  • BlackBerry's security claims are overstated, and a lot of the claimed security featured are now standard parts of the newer versions of Android

Performance

  • Overall performance is lacking - both in real life usage, and benchmarks, putting it in the same category as much lower priced phones

Camera

  • A dedicated programmable button on the side of the phone can be used to launch any app you want - can be used as a quick flashlight or camera toggle
  • The camera struggles a lot in low light - delivering super noisy, smudgy photos in most places that aren't outdoors
  • It is also much slower to focus or shoot HDR images than today's high-end phones

Audio

  • Decent pair of stereo speakers (they face front and back)

Battery

  • The battery supports Quick Charge 2.0 allowing the device to charge to full capacity in about 2 hours
  • Mediocre battery life - barely lasts till the evening with moderate use

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BlackBerry DTEK50 Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0 MarshmallowLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.2 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 424 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • IPS LCD
  • Oleophobic Coating
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Magnetometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Hall Effect Sensor
Processor/RAM
Processor1.5 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm MSM8952 Snapdragon 617Ranked #55 in Mobile Procesor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 405
RAM3 GB
Memory
Internal Memory16 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 2 TB
Battery
Battery Capacity2610 mAh
Battery Standby (3G)288 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G)17.00 hrs
Other Battery Parameters
  • Audio Playback Time: 40 hrs
  • Video Playback Time: 8 hrs
Fast ChargingYes, Quick Charge 2.0
Dimensions
Weight135 gm
Thickness7.4 mm
Camera
Camera13.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • Phase Detection Auto Focus
  • Dual-LED (dual tone) Flash
  • Geo-tagging
  • Touch Focus
  • Face Detection
  • HDR
  • Panorama
Secondary Camera8.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • Flash
  • F/2.2 Aperture
  • 1.125um Pixel Size
  • 84 Degree Wide Angle Lens
  • HDR
  • Live Filters
  • Image & Video Stabilisation
  • Full HD Video Recording
  • Wide Selfie Mode (also known as Selfie Panorama)
  • Multi-Frame Low Light Enhancement
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
NFCYes
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App StoreGoogle Play Store
Noise FiltrationYes
More
  • Fast battery charging: 50% in 51 min (Quick Charge 2.0)
  • WiFi Direct
  • WiFi Dual Band
  • BlackBerry Keyboard
  • BlackBerry Hub
  • BlackBerry Calendar
  • Contacts by BlackBerry
  • Notes by BlackBerry
  • Tasks by BlackBerry
  • 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

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