The BlackBerry DTEK60 ranks as one of the worst kept secrets in the smartphone segment.
A weird pre-order campaign in Canada meant that most of the details concerning the phone have been out for a while now. BlackBerry has decided to make the BlackBerry DTEK60 official with a price of $499 without any contracts. The BlackBerry DTEK60 is a commitment from the company to offer a more mid-range of smartphones with android operating system at its heart. After giving up on the BlackBerry operating system, the company has been focusing on enhancing the android experience on its smartphones with added security.
The device offers a 5.5-inch screen with QHD resolution like most of its counterparts. However, the fact that this specification is available in a device that costs almost $200 less than the models like the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the LG G5 makes it quite interesting indeed. Compared with the AMOLED panels found on the Samsung phones, the BlackBerry DTEK60 only has an IPS panel but it should not be of a major concern since the phone excels in terms of aspects like brightness and viewing angles.
A snapdragon 820 processor is seen in the device, and it may not be at a huge disadvantage compared to the upcoming smartphones that offers snapdragon 821 experience. The marginal improvement in performance and battery efficiency is unlikely to be witnessed by the average user. The phone has a healthy 4 GB of RAM to handle various apps at once, while there is only one variant and it comes with 32 GB. This may not be sufficient for all the media – yes, BlackBerry devices are now excellent at handling multimedia – and apps, which is perhaps why the phone also comes with 256 GB of memory card support.
A 21-megapixel camera in the rear of the device does not offer image stabilization or other top features, but it does provide the essential elements like dual LED flash, 4K video recording, and HDR modes. A front facing eight-megapixel camera is also excellent and its job of taking selfies or supporting the user during a video conference. The rear camera has a f/2.0 lens while the front camera comes with a f/2.2 lens; both these are inferior compared to cameras on the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S7, but the huge difference in price makes the BlackBerry DTEK60 feel like a perfect fit for the value conscious buyer.