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BlackBerry DTEK50

BlackBerry DTEK50
alaScore 88

121 reviews

Aug, 2021

We have collected and analyzed 45 expert reviews and 76 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 73/100 and users rate it 83/100. The average review date is Dec 2, 2016. We have compared these reviews to 2629196 reviews from other Cell Phones. The alaScore™ for this product is 88/100 = Very good. Last update: Aug 1, 2021.

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BlackBerry DTEK50 review: Cheap, secure and better than expected


BlackBerry's second attempt at an Android smartphone lacks the ambition of last year's Priv, but don't get hung up on that. The DTEK50 is a solidly built device with a super-secure foundation, and the company's take on Android continues to impress....

Solid build quality ; BlackBerry is great at software ; Inexpensive

Battery life could be better ; Convenience key placement is confusing ; Occasional hiccups

It's been more than a week, and it's still hard to judge the DTEK50. As a ploy to appeal to those crucial business customers, it's brilliant. For them, the DTEK50 is a solid, not-very-expensive option with the security chops to put IT paranoiacs at...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by : Chris Welch (

BlackBerry DTEK50 review: secure, but not special


Last year BlackBerry launched the Priv, its first-ever Android smartphone. The Priv represented another attempt by BlackBerry to reinvent itself for the modern mobile era and build something worthy...

Monthly security updates ; Near-stock Android software ; Nice display and speakers

Unimpressive performance ; Weak camera ; Poor battery life

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 : Manuel Masiero (

BlackBerry DTEK50 Smartphone Review


Fort Knox. BlackBerry advertises its 5.2-inch DTEK50 as the most secure Android smartphone in the world. Consequently, the mid-range handset comes with an impressive selection of security features; nevertheless it is just as easy to handle as a...

safest Android smartphone ; bright Full HD panel ; LTE ; accurate GPS ; decent speakers ; long battery life

no fingerprint sensor ; just 9 GB of available storage ; abysmal WiFi data rates ; only mediocre cameras ; high temperature development ; incompatible with several benchmarks

With its slightly awkwardly named DTEK50, BlackBerry probably has the most secure Android smartphone at the starting line. The strengthened Android 6.0 Marshmallow runs encrypted, does not permit any code injections, and only launches when the...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by : Lanh Nguyen (

BlackBerry DTEK50 review


The Blackberry claims that the DTEK50 is the world's most secure smartphone, and if security is your number one priority, Blackberry's second attempt at Android won't let you down. However, it falls short in a lot areas that prevent it from being a...

Good, albeit very familiar, design ; Lots of useful software features ; Security is a big priority ; MicroSD card slot

Lackluster camera ; Disappointing gaming performance ; less than average battery life ; Only 16 GB of internal storage

Aug, 2016

Expert review by : Ted Kritsonis (

BlackBerry DTEK50 review: Pushing the security narrative


It's usually not a coincidence when a company goes back to its roots, which is hardly a surprise in BlackBerry's case. Even amidst its current malaise, BlackBerry's image is still centered around security, and so, its latest smartphone pushes that...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by : Mike Prospero (

BlackBerry DTek50 Review: Security and Productivity for a Good Price


Security-conscious Android owners will like the features that BlackBerry brings to its Android phone. The ability to actively monitor which apps are using your camera or microphone, and take steps to change that, sets the DTek 50 apart. Plus, the other...

Excellent security features ; Great keyboard ; Bright display

No CDMA support ; Below-average battery life

The BlackBerry DTek50 has robust security and great productivity tools, but its camera and battery life could be better.

Aug, 2016

Expert review by : Eric M. Zeman (

Review: BlackBerry DTEK50


The DTEK50 runs BlackBerry's apps and services on Google's operating system and Alcatel's hardware. It's a curious collaboration of sorts that adds up to a better 'Berry. This slim Android device is everything that BlackBerry phones should have been —...

The DTEK50 from BlackBerry delivers a very good experience for the money. At $299, it's less than half the cost of the BlackBerry Priv and comes in a more aesthetically appealing package. The DTEK50 is slim, light, and easy on the eyes. Originally...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by : Patrick O'Rourke (

BlackBerry DTEK50 Hands-on: Repackaged, ‘secure’ Android


In an effort to reinvigorate its handset business, which is currently trudging forward on life support, BlackBerry has finally relented and released the touchscreen, Android-based phone hardcore fans of the brand have fantasized about for a long time....

Jul, 2016

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BlackBerry DTEK50 review: playing it safe


BlackBerry has released what it claims to be the world's “most secure Android phone”. The DTEK50 is aimed squarely at business users, providing both protection and software designed to aid productivity. Though it lacks many of the finer details of its...

Superior audio quality and microphone ; Productivity features are successful ; Probably the most secure Android phone in the world

Mostly unspectacular ; Decidedly weak battery life ; Unattractive design

As a second phone, or a company phone, the DTEK50 makes sense: it seems pretty durable and has a focus on security and organization tools. It’s essentially a less costly BlackBerry Priv without a physical keyboard – two changes which are to the benefit...

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