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BlackBerry says the DTEK60 can go head to head with the iPhone 7 Plus and Google Pixel XL

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BlackBerry says the DTEK60 can go head to head with the iPhone 7 Plus and Google Pixel XL
Available in the US and other markets since earlier this week, the BlackBerry DTEK60 is a high-end smartphone that costs less than your typical high-end handset from major companies. The DTEK60 is priced at $499 unlocked, and offers quite a lot for that kind of money, including an aluminum and glass body, a 5.5-inch Quad HD screen, a Snapdragon 820 CPU, 4 GB of RAM, and so on.

In a video interview, BlackBerry COO Marty Beard said that the company's "very proud" of the DTEK60, and that the handset can go head to head with other 5.5-inch phones like the iPhone 7 Plus and Google Pixel XL. In fact, Marty Beard argues that the DTEK60 has some advantages. Besides being about $200 cheaper, the BlackBerry DTEK60 is a bit smaller and thinner than the iPhone 7 Plus and Pixel XL, and, thanks to BlackBerry's software (integrated into Android), it's also an "incredibly secure phone." Moreover, Mr. Beard says the DTEK60 has better battery life than the iPhone 7 Plus, being able to offer up to a day and half of use on a single charge.

We haven't tested the BlackBerry DTEK60 yet, so we can't say if it can indeed stand next to the iPhone 7 Plus and Google Pixel XL. But this does seem to be a worthy alternative to these Apple and Google devices, especially if you want to save a few hundred bucks.

You can check out a detailed specs comparison between the BlackBerry DTEK60, iPhone 7 Plus, and Google Pixel XL below. You could also chime in in the comments section to let us know what you think about this new BlackBerry smartphone - which will certainly not be the last BlackBerry-branded handset

Display
Size
5.5 inches
5.5 inches
5.5 inches
Technology
IPS LCD
AMOLED
 
Screen-to-body
67.58 %
71.22 %
71.82 %
Peak brightness
625 cd/m2 (nit)
 
 
Features
Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Hardware
System chip
Apple A10 Fusion APL1W24 (16 nm)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Processor
Quad-core, 2340 MHz, 64-bit
Quad-core, 2150 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit
Quad-core, 2150 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit
GPU
PowerVR 7XT GT7600 Plus
Adreno 530
Adreno 530
RAM
3GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4
Internal storage
256GB, not expandable
128GB, not expandable
32GB
OS
iOS (15.x, 14.x, 13.x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x)
Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat)
Android (6.0 Marshmallow)
Battery
Capacity
2900 mAh
3450 mAh
3000 mAh
Charging
 
USB Power Delivery
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
Talk time
 
32.00 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)
26.00 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)
Stand-by time
 
21.8 days (522 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
14.0 days (336 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
Talk time (3G)
21.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
 
 
Stand-by time (3G)
16.0 days (384 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
 
 
Internet use
3G: 13 hours; LTE: 13 hours; Wi-Fi: 15 hours
LTE: 14 hours; Wi-Fi: 14 hours
 
Music playback
60.00 hours
130.00 hours
88.00 hours
Video playback
12.00 hours
14.00 hours
17.00 hours
Camera
Rear
Dual camera
Single camera
Single camera
Main camera
12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF, BSI sensor)
12.3 MP (Laser and PDAF)
21 MP (PDAF)
Specifications
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.55 μm
Aperture size: F2.0
Second camera
12 MP (Telephoto, Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus)
 
 
Specifications
Optical zoom: 2.0x; Aperture size: F2.8; Focal Length: 56 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.6"; Pixel size: 1 μm
 
 
Video recording
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
Features
OIS, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Video calling, Video sharing
Video calling, Video sharing
EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
Front
7 MP
8 MP
8 MP
Video capture
1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
Design
Dimensions
6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches (158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm)
6.09 x 2.98 x 0.34 inches (154.72 x 75.74 x 8.6 mm)
6.06 x 2.97 x 0.28 inches (153.9 x 75.4 x 7 mm)
Weight
6.63 oz (188.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
5.93 oz (168.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
5.82 oz (165.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
Materials
Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum, Glass
Back: Glass; Frame: Glass
Resistance
Water, Dust; IP67
Splash, Dust; IP53
 
Biometrics
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
Features
 
Notification light
Notification light
Buyers information
Price
$ 969
$ 869
$ 499


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