BlackBerry DTEK50 Review: Most Secure Android Phone Yet

Even though the days of its glory seem to fast dwindling, BlackBerry has taken several measures to remain relevant in the Smartphone market. Could the BlackBerry DTEK50 be the savior in times like this?

BlackBerry DTEK50

The BlackBerry DTEK50 is a full touchscreen midrange smartphone, the latest product from the Canadian smartphone makers. BlackBerry claims that the DTEK50 as the most secure Android phone in the world.

Just a moment ago, Blackberry phones were the coolest phones ever, as we still wonder what went wrong, we’ll introduce the latest Blackberry flagship to you – BlackBerry DTEK50

BlackBerry DTEK50 is Blackberry’s second phone to be powered by Google’s Android operating system. You can recall that blackberry has an Operating System of her own, the latest version being OS10 as seen in Blackberry Passport, BlackBerry Leap, Z10, Z30, Q5, Q10 and a few other Blackberry smartphones.

Blackberry took a bold step to adopt Android Operating System when it released the BlackBerry Priv. To many people, including myself I thought this was the straw the drowning man clutched to

The Blackberry Priv which they said was a short for Privacy is a classy looking Android phone, the presence of a physical keyboard makes us love the phone over and over again, infact you can read our Complete BlackBerry Priv Review Here.

To follow suit is the BlackBerry DTEK50, as though the Priv couldn’t provide all the privacy and security needed, Blackberry claims that the BlackBerry DTEK50 is the most secure Android phone yet.

BlackBerry DTEK50

The DTEK50 unlike its predecessor puts away the physical keyboard but rather adopts a full touchscreen. At a price of $299 only, Blackberry hopes that the BlackBerry DTEK50 would address the issue of price tag which the $700 Priv is facing.

Blackberry once again reiterated its focus on security as the main selling point of its phones by kicking off its webcast press conference with a video reminding people about the personal nature of your phone. Alex Thurber, head of devices, touted the device as “the world’s most secure Android smartphone.”

The 5.2-inch scratch-resistant full high-definition display BlackBerry DTEK50 runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor with 3 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. It also has SD-Card support for up to 2 Terabytes.

The BlackBerry DTEK50 is a full Android Smartphone and ships with Android 6.0 Marshmallow Operating System.  It gives you full access to Google Play Store, home screen widgets and lots more. There are already more than 1 million Android apps you can use on the BlackBerry DTEK50.

The DTEK50 has a rear facing 13 Megapixel auto-focus camera and an 8-Megapixel front-facing camera with LED flash for selfie lovers.

Security on Smartphones appears to be a bit complicated, but the Blackberry DTEK50 has promised to make it simple for you. DTEK50 promises to give you full control of your security.

Blackberry DTEK50 will automatically monitor your OS and apps and let you know when your privacy could be at risk and how you can take action to improve it. With just a quick glimpse you can see the overall security rating for your device — excellent, fair or poor — and what you can do to improve it.

DTEK50 also tracks your applications and notifies you when someone is:

  • Taking pictures or videos without your knowledge
  • Turning your microphone on
  • Sending a text message
  • Accessing your contacts or location

BlackBerry DTEK50

Furthermore, BlackBerry has taken extra steps to help protect you from malware, data breaches and any attempts to hack and tamper with your OS. The Blackberry DTEK50 contains lots of other security features which include:

  • Encryption: to protect your pictures or bank information from being stolen in a case where you lose your phone
  • Password Keeper: to securely store all your passwords, log in information and important records

Here’s a note from BlackBerry as regards security on Smartphones:

Many popular smartphones put the user’s private information at risk of being hacked due to slow security updates. BlackBerry has a record of being the quickest to deliver security patches. Other smartphones can take weeks, months or even years to deliver security patches, leaving you vulnerable and at risk. So even though you can’t see it, know that extra precautions are taken at both the hardware and software level to protect DTEK50 from malicious tampering.

The Blackberry DTEK50 is sold for $299 only. Below is the complete Specs for the Blackberry DTEK50

BlackBerry DTEK50 Review: Specs

NETWORK TECHNOLOGY:
GSM/HSPA/LTE

LAUNCH:
Announced – July, 2016
Released  – August, 2016

BODY:
Dimensions – 147 x 72.5 x 7.4 mm
Weight – 135g

SIM:
Yes (Micro Sim)

DISPLAY:
Type – IPS LCD Touchscreen
Size – 5.2 inches
Resolution – 1080 x 1920 pixels (~424 ppi pixel density)
Multi-touch – Yes
Protection – Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating

PLATFORM:
OS – Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Chipset – Qualcomm Snapdragon 617
CPU – Octa-core (4×1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.2 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU – Adreno 405

MEMORY:
RAM – 3 GB
Internal Memory- 16 GB
Card slot – Micro-SD, up to 2 TB

CAMERA:
Primary – 13 MP, f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Features –  Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video – 1080p@30fps
Secondary – 8 MP, f/2.2, 1080p

SOUND:
Alert types – Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker – Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack – Yes
Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

COMMS:
WLAN – Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth – v4.2, A2DP, LE, EDR
GPS – Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC – Yes
USB  – Micro USB v2.0

FEATURES:
Sensors – Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging – SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM, BBM
Browser – HTML5
Java – No
Quick Charge 2.0
MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
Photo/video editor
Document viewer

BATTERY:
Non-removable Li-Ion 2610 mAh battery
Stand-by – Up to 576 hours (3G)
Talk time – Up to 17 hours (3G)
Music play – Up to 40 hours

MISCELLANEOUS:

Colors – Black

2 Comments

  1. OMINYI IMMACULATA .C.O September 30, 2016 Reply
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