The DTEK50 Android smartphone form Blackberry, is fully manufactured by TCL Mobile, and quite identical to the Alcatel IDOL 4. Calling both twins-brothers are very easy, both are looks same in design, only differences lie in the back panel of the DTEK50, which is made in the style of Blackberry. No other changes, not even the headphones that come with IDOL 4 under the JBL brand, there were exactly the same and with the same quality, except JBL logo.
So, at the moment the Blackberry DTEK50 has been priced at $249.99 at Amazon online store for unlocked variant available in Carbon Grey color only.
Blackberry DTEK50 Unboxing
Here we will have a traditional style BlackBerry black box with the device name and BlackBerry brand logo as well as some notes on the characteristics of the product by the manufacturer printed in several different languages at the back.
Inside the box is a black variant of the DTEK50 looks beautiful. Genuine accessories are supplied with the product consists of user manuals, battery charger, microUSB cable, an in-ear headphones, and SIM card tray ejector. Bundled charger also supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 fast charging technology. Invite you to look through the quick Blackberry DTEK50 review and unboxing images.
In DTEK50 we have a full touch screen display instead of physical keyboard like on some previous products of BlackBerry. Android navigation controls are moved into a screen,
The power button is on the upper left, while the volume buttons are on the left which look a lot like the power button on the Sony smartphones. Actually, first time when I hold the device, i have also been mistaken it as the power button.
The front panel is full of glass and the sides are metal frame while the rear panel is full of plastic with a texture, which gives you solid grip when holding.
There is also a BB logo at the back, 13MP rear camera with dual LED flash lights, and stereo speaker grilles at the top and bottom. There is a 3.5mm audio jack at the top and a Micro-USB port at the bottom.
On the left side is a slot for memory cards and nano SIM-card instead of a memory card, you can install a second SIM-card. Next to it is power button, it is taken out closer to the upper end. This is not exactly comfortable, but here it is a habit, and after some time you will not feel discomfort.
On the front, we have 8MP selfie camera, sensor as well as selfie flash. Mic. is located at the edge of front end along with the speaker, DTEK50 support two external speakers are placed symmetrically at the top and bottom screen borders with MaxxAudio sound technology brings surround sound effects.
With a 5.2-inch IPS display is equipped with Full HD (1920×1080 pixels) resolution, DTEK50 provide excellent display quality. High color fidelity, and good viewing angles.
The screen with anti-glare technology, makes very little difference when viewing pictures in indoors and outdoors. The edges of the screen is not too thin or not too thick, quite balanced.
This is a midrange smartphone serves work and enhance security. So the configuration of the device is an excellent and balanced performance when comes Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 octa-core processor, Adreno 405 GPU, 3GB of RAM and 16GB of native storage which also supports external microSD slot up to 2TB.
Additionally, DTEK’s security software looks a lot like the Priv. There is standard Android home screens, app drawer, notifications, settings, and other navigation controls are similar to Android. But in BlackBerry DTEK50 you can encrypt all your data to prevent stolen information, disable the remote machine and completely remove sensitive information stored on your device. Users can also know the information about access applications, means easy management as well as disabling the access of applications to protect the information.
Benchmark tests showed good results, with the DTEK50 scoring 41,631 points in AnTuTu and 1,978 in Geekbench’s multi-core test. 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme up to 5,326 points and GFXbench ran at 18fps.
BlackBerry DTEK50 using customized BlackBerry based on Android 6.0. Along with so many applications like BlackBerry Hub, Messenger, Search, and the DTEK app. This app can help you manage tasks, notes you’ve added, the calendar and favorite contacts with just one swipe, is useful for people with busy office work, or business.
BlackBerry this year has paid more attention to the camera department of the phone. Specifically, in DTEK50, I liked the camera on this product, fast image capturing and focus. It comes with HDR mode, few built-in color filters can be applied depending on the preference of the users.
The front camera of 8-megapixels along with the selfie flash. The standard latest generation features like face beauty, skin tone, and more. The rear autofocus camera with 13-megapixels resolution, picture quality is not perfect, but very good for this level of device.
Photo taken from a device with a high detail and create a good color. Especially with the manual mode, you can adjust parameters such as focus points, shutter speed, white balance, ISO and more.
Battery capacity is 2610mAh with Quick Charge 2.0 technology. Unfortunately, the bundle includes a conventional battery charger (5V, 2A), fully charged in two hours, while the fast charging unit can charge in half the time.
After the test on HD video playback at maximum brightness lasted 6 hours with a little more time. The phone has a built-in utility for power limitation (disables certain functions), it is enabled by default when you reach at 15% battery level.
At a price of $249, DTEK50 turned out slightly expensive and only focused on the Blackberry’s fans. But it offers a good set of hardware than previous BlackBerry devices. It has a good screen as well as good cameras, but battery life is quite low compared to other same price segment devices.