Think about BlackBerry – its products and, the most iconic features. What comes to your mind? Business apps? A QWERTY keyboard? BBM? The once-mighty Canadian smartphone maker is now standing apart from rest in terms of security.
Still trying to revive its glory days, the company finally launched its long-awaited Android handset keeping the security at front, the DTEK50. Positioned as the world’s most secure Android smartphone, the mobile comes preloaded with a DTEK security application. The app monitors OS and apps and keeps users informed if their privacy is at risk. Users also get notifications if someone is taking pictures or videos, or sending text message their device without their knowledge.
A Glance At The Features – Blackberry DTEK50
• Lots of security customization
• Lightweight design
• Good price
• Rebranded third-party hardware
• No physical keyboard
• Alcatel that ends well
Look And Feel
The DTEK50 has a nice feel. It’s light but solid. The custom textured backing adds a nice grip. It flaunts a 5.2-inch display flanked with thin speaker grilles at the top and bottom. The sides of the device are encased by a metal band, similar to recently launched Samsung Galaxy devices. Below that is a circular button — what our friends at Alcatel refer to as the “Boom key.” It’s a quite handy feature that serves as a customizable shortcut to launch frequently used apps or other tasks. The handset doesn’t offer that premium feel, but it certainly offers something different in a sea of lookalike handsets.
The display is quite great for a mid-tier or even borderline budget handset. The Android mobile phone sports a 5.2-inch display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, working out to 424 ppi. The colors are nice and crisp and do a good job for those looking to add a little entertainment on top of their productivity.
OS, Storage and Battery
Inside the hood, the phone runs a 1.2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 coupled with 3GB of RAM. The phone also offers BlackBerry-flavored Marshmallow. Although these features aren’t jaw dropping, but frankly more than enough for what most users will want to do with the device. It comes with the standard 16GB of storage expandable up to 2TB via microSD. You also get a decently sized 2610 mAh battery that will get you through a day of use.
As far as the cameras are concerned, the BlackBerry DTEK50 packs a 13-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 8-megapixel front shooter for selfies
As per the sources, the phone won’t disappoint you with performance issues, however, the DTEK50 does heats up quickly and the backing does little to insulate that.
Summing it Up!
Overall, the DTEK50 is a decent mid-tier device that stands out from the crowd. It is targeted at users seeking a security suite that won’t cost an arm and a leg.