BLACKBERRY DTEK 50
Blackberry DTEK 50, android’s most secure smartphone. Blackberry has added to its Android powered line of devices the Blackberry DTEK 50 which is a secure smartphone. It earns its name from DTEK which is the software that allows for improved security on the DTEK 50. What DTEK does is protect the private details of your life from being hacked, notifies you when your privacy is at risk and gives solutions for the same, monitors overall security rating of your device and suggests how to improve it, encrypts your data, allows you to control permission of individual apps and so on. The list is endless. The DTEK 50 makes me think all other smartphones are as insecure as they can get. Security is the main and core selling point of the DTEK 50. But here is an overview for what else the DTEK 50 has to offer besides security. Is it worth a pick?
Design and Build
The DTEK 50 features a very simple and clean design. On its face are dual speakers at its top and bottom and a selfie camera. On the back side is the camera and a dual LED flash. It has a textured silicon back that feels very comfortable to hold and weighing 135 grams at 147 x 72.5 x 7.4 mm, the DTEK 50 is easy to use with one hand. It has a clean general finish, looking at it with its thin bezels with the volume rocker on the left of the phone and power button on the right. It also features a 100% programmable inconvenience key. Oh and this time, there is no physical keyboard on the blackberry, instead, the DTEK 50 has blackberry’s own smart virtual keyboard.
The DTEK 50 has a 5.2 inch screen (69.9% screen-to-body ratio) of 1080 x 1920 pixels (424 ppi pixel density) resolution. The display is good. It can get bright enough to view in direct sunlight, has decent viewing angles, good color and contrast without any over saturations. You also get plenty of sharpness on graphics with this display.
The IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen is scratch resistant and has oleophobic coating for protection.
Well the camera of the DTEK 50 is a very simple one. Both the primary and secondary ones. They have very few customizable features except for the manual mode which was a good addition by blackberry to compensate for the cameras. All the same the images you get from the 13 MP front and the 8 MP Selfie cameras are okay, especially when shot in good lighting conditions. They have features like phase detection autofocus, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama and both have LED flash.
The image quality is okay for a phone whose main focus was not its camera. Other manufactures would have made mediocre shooters.
Performance and Memory
The DTEK 50 has a Qualcomm MSM8952 Snapdragon 617 chipset, an Octa-core (4×1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.2 GHz Cortex-A53) CPU and with Adreno 405 GPU. Simple tasks run smoothly with the DTEK 50. It runs Android Marshmallow with a few customizations done by Blackberry. The experience however is close to stock android which is a good thing.
The DTEK 50’s internal memory is 16 GB that runs on 3GB of RAM. The internal memory can however be boosted with a micro SD card
Battery: I imagine Blackberry included quick charging 2.0 on the DTEK 50 because of its pretty small 2600mAh battery which should last about 8 hours of moderate usage.
Connectivity and Network
BlackBerry DTEK 50 has support for Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, NFC, has an FM radio and comes with a microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go.
Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE. DTEK 50 is supports nano sim only.
Blackberry did well in this category with the BlackBerry DTEK 50. Four stereo speakers, two front facing and two at the back. So whatever position your phone is, you get some loud sound with no distortions. BlackBerry DTEK 50 has a 3.55mm jack and features a dedicated mic for noise cancelation.
I feel besides its main selling point (security), the BlackBerry DTEK 50 is a great phone that hasn’t compromised important smartphone features. It is a phone I would recommend to folks shopping for a good regular blackberry device.
Comes in one color: Black.
Check out BlackBerry DTEK 50 official video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqSPw7rYYxg
Check outBlackBerry DTEK 50 official website: https://us.blackberry.com/smartphones/dtek50-60-by-blackberry/overview