Blackberry is not new when it comes to mobile phones. In fact, they’ve released a lot of mobile phones that have that distinct keyboard layout.
Now, Blackberry hasn’t made any significant mobile phones for quite some time but that has since changed in the last 2 years.
They’ve released quite a number of new phones and in this article, I will talk about one mobile phone that is said to be one of the most “secure mobile phones today”.
The BlackBerry DTEK50 is a standard looking mobile phone that makes use of the Android Operating system. As you may have known the company before, they use their own proprietary mobile phone operating system but that hasn’t really gained traction.
Now, the design of the BlackBerry DTEK50 is a bit questionable, mainly because this design is nothing new. If you’re familiar with the Alcatel Ido 4, it looks exactly identical to that phone.
Although the copying of design is nothing new, this is a bit a cause for concern for people who are conscious about their phone’s looks.
Anyway, there is one distinct feature of the BlackBerry DTEK50 and that is its grippy back cover. It also sports the Blackberry logo as well.
The BlackBerry DTEK50 is not intended to be a flagship mobile phone offering but rather it is a mid-range phone that focuses more on security above everything else.
This mobile phone comes with a 5.2-inch IPS display screen having a resolution of 1080p and a pixel density of 424ppi.
Most of the phones today, even on the midrange, are sporting 1440p screens. Again, this phone is not to compete with other phones on the market specs-wise but feature-wise, the BlackBerry DTEK50 is hopefully the king on the security department.
Even though that is the case, the BlackBerry DTEK50 is no slouch. The phone comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 octa-core processor which is clocked at 1.5 GHz. Also, couple that with an Adreno 405 GPU and 3GB of RAM.
As you may have noticed, the BlackBerry DTEK50 comes with a performance package that is commonly found in midrange phones. This is actually a good thing considering that Android is one of the best mobile phone operating systems because it knows how to fully utilize the phone’s hardware to deliver quality performance.
The camera is also an important selling point when it comes to mobile phones. The BlackBerry DTEK50 is fitted with a 13-megapixel rear camera with phase detection autofocus, a dual LED flash mechanism, and it also has an 8-megapixel front camera.
The BlackBerry DTEK50 is pretty good in well-lit environments which also means that its image quality suffers when the camera is used in poor lighting conditions.
But for the most part, the BlackBerry DTEK50’s cameras are pretty good in most use case scenarios.
Now, I want to touch on the most important aspect that this phone covers, and that is security.
The BlackBerry DTEK50, as its name implies, comes with the DTEK application which does all of the phone’s security features.
I am not going to delve deeper into the nitty gritty details but the DTEK application encrypts your data and it will give you a rundown on your phone’s overall security.
If it detects that any malicious application got installed, it will notify you immediately; presenting you with some options on what to do about it.
Furthermore, the DTEK application also comes with a factory reset feature. In the event that your phone gets lost or stolen, you can just sign into your account and then safely reset the phone to its factory settings so that all of your information will not be compromised.
I am pleased with the DTEK application and a lot of mobile phone companies should copy some of the elements in the said application.
Security is one of the main concerns for many mobile phone users so it would be interesting how the DTEK application pans out.
Overall, the BlackBerry DTEK50 is indeed one of the most secure phones on the market. With a robust DTEK security application and midrange specs across the board, the BlackBerry DTEK50 is a pretty good mobile phone.