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BlackBerry DTEK50

alaTest has collected and analyzed 121 reviews of BlackBerry DTEK50. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and performance. The size and usability are also appreciated, but many are critical about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry DTEK50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Max Parker (

BlackBerry DTEK50


BlackBerry has seen its influence rapidly decrease over the past few years, but I retain a soft spot for the company's devices. I was a fan of BlackBerry's first Android phone: the Priv may have been rather big and bulky, but it benefited from clever...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by : Cam Bunton (

BlackBerry DTEK50 review: Secure, just not top drawer


BlackBerry has a long tradition of building its own hardware and software, but having fallen on harder times of late, the company was forced to outsource. With the DTEK50, its first mid-range Android phone, it has partnered with TCL Communication and...

Lightweight, comfortable to use, nice looking screen, BlackBerry Hub and keyboard are great additions to Android

Performance isn't always reliable due to "pause" issue, battery life could be better, higher-end phones available for a similar price

BlackBerry has added some valuable additions to its software, but without the reliable performance we'd like, the DTEK50 can be a frustrating overall experience. It has a nice screen, decent camera and feels great in hand, but there are better phones...

Aug, 2016

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Blackberry DTEK 50 review


The most secure phone in the world?

Some interesting software extras ; Decent screen ; Clear, smartly-designed speakers

Poor battery life ; Expensive for the spec & build ; BlackBerry extras are hit and miss

An unimaginative phone with a price that overvalues BlackBerry’s software extras - unless you're CIA-level paranoid.

Aug, 2016

Expert review by : John McCann (

BlackBerry DTEK50 review


The world's most secure Android smartphone isn't half bad

Excellent security and privacy ; Reasonable price for the specs ; Decent full HD display

Really poor battery life ; Cheap design ; Patchy performance

If privacy and security are crucial when it comes to selecting a smartphone the DTEK50 will be right up your street, but for those just looking for solid performance at a reasonable price there are better options out there.

Aug, 2016

Expert review by : Sean Hollister (

BlackBerry DTEK50 review: An Android phone with a BlackBerry logo


In a crowded mid-range smartphone market, the DTEK50 doesn't stand out.

The BlackBerry DTEK50 is a slim, lightweight phone that's easy to use with a single hand. BlackBerry's software tweaks mostly improve the Android experience.

The camera struggles in low light, performance is a bit lacking, and BlackBerry's security claims are seriously overblown.

In a crowded mid-range smartphone market, the DTEK50 doesn't stand out. It's a $300 phone that feels like a $200 one.

Aug, 2016

Expert review by : Henry Burrell (

BlackBerry DTEK50 review


BlackBerry DTEK50 review: An affordable, capable Android handset, but it's not really a BlackBerry. We review the latest BlackBerry handset to find out if it is the company's best smartphone.

The BlackBerry DTEK50 is a good phone. Above average, even. But we can’t fully recommend it because of the way BlackBerry is marketing it. The perhaps incorrect status quo is that people don’t want to worry about security; they just want a phone that...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by : Alex Todd (

BlackBerry DTEK50 Review: In Depth


Blackberry DTEK50 Review: BlackBerry really pushed the boat out when it debuted its Android-powered flagship, the Blackberry Priv, last year. By comparison, 2016's new BlackBerry DTEK50 is more focused on affordable...

Attractive, lightweight design ; Great screen ; Smart modifications to Android

Cameras could be better ; Average battery life ; Odd button placement

BlackBerry continues to move away from the troubled past of older ‘Berrys with another strong Android-based offering. Whilst some might consider the lack of a physical QWERTY keyboard and a fingerprint sensor losses, but for £275, you don’t just get a...

Aug, 2016

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BlackBerry DTEK50 review

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BlackBerry feels like quite a retro name in the world of smartphones. It's been making a bit of a comeback with mobile phones like the DTEK50, which look very different from their predecessors. Read our full review to find out whether this smartphone...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by : Jason Cipriani (

BlackBerry is back at it again with a mediocre phone


Another wasted chance.

The BlackBerry Hub still rocks ; Inexpensive

Crappy camera ; Uninspired design ; Terrible name

Even diehard BlackBerry fans may not care for this mediocre phone. Unless you really, really care about security.

Sep, 2016

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BlackBerry DTEK50 Review: Great Software, Lumpy Performance


Sometimes in life you just have to go ALL IN, making big, bold, sweeping changes when the status quo just isn't working. That's the position BlackBerry found itself in just prior to 2015. Under the leadership of John Chen, the firm had already made...

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