BlackBerry DTEK50

price Rs. 21,990 expected launch Coming Soon!
current magic score ?
<50
verdict AVOID
average value-for-money
currently ranked
#23
of 41 phones in Rs. 20,000 - 25,000
expected to launch in India in December, 2016

phonecurry editor's note based on opinion across 10 expert review(s)

WHAT WE LIKED
  • 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
  • The 5.2-inch IPS screen is quite competent
  • 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
  • BlackBerry's software tweaks, like the Productivity tab, mostly improve the Android experience, and make for one of the best Android UIs
  • Decent pair of stereo speakers (they face front and back)
  • The battery supports Quick Charge 2.0 allowing the device to charge to full capacity in about 2 hours

WHAT WE DIDN'T
  • 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
  • Overall performance is lacking - both in real life usage, and benchmarks, putting it in the same category as much lower priced phones
  • BlackBerry's security claims are overstated, and a lot of the claimed security featured are now standard parts of the newer versions of Android
  • Average battery life - barely lasts till the evening with moderate use

10 expert review(s)


49+ user reviews

video review

source: @Engadget
OS
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.2 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 424 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • IPS LCD
  • Scratch Resistant Glass
  • Oleophobic Coating
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Magnetometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Hall Effect Sensor
Processor/RAM
Processor1.5 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm MSM8952 Snapdragon 617
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
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
More
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
Note: All brand quality factors listed below are already taken into account (with appropriate weightage) when calculating the magic score for a phone!
brand rating
2.50/5
(Below Average)
average phonecurry internal rating for phones launched by this brand in the last 12 months
brand perception
Very Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Good
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys