BlackBerry DTEK60 Specs

9.0

Description

The $499 price tag of the BlackBerry DTEK60 offers quite a decent bang for the buck, and there are improvements across the board versus the mid-range DTEK50. There's a 5.5-inch display of 1440 x 2560 resolution, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC, 4GB RAM and 32 GB expandable storage. There's also a 3000 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0, 21-megapixel main camera and an 8-megapixel effort for selfies. Physical connectivity is taken care of by a USB Type-C port, and there's a rear-facing fingerprint sensor for authentication purposes.

Pros

  • High pixel density screen (534 PPI)

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Display

Size: 5.5 inches
Resolution: 2560 x 1440 pixels, 534 PPI
Screen-to-body: 71.82 %
Features: Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Processor: Quad-core, 2150 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit
GPU: Adreno 530
RAM: 4GB LPDDR4
Internal storage: 32GB
Storage expansion: microSDXC up to 2000 GB
OS: Android (6.0 Marshmallow)
Device type: Smartphone

Battery

Capacity: 3000 mAh
Type: Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Charging: Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0

Camera

Rear: Single camera
Main camera: 21 MP (PDAF)
Specifications: Aperture size: F2.0
Flash: Dual LED
Video recording: 3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
Features: EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
Front: 8 MP (Wide Angle, Flash, HDR)
Video capture: 1920x1080 (Full HD)
Dimensions: 6.06 x 2.97 x 0.28 inches (153.9 x 75.4 x 7 mm)
Weight: 5.82 oz (165.0 g)
Materials: Back: Glass; Frame: Glass
Biometrics: Fingerprint (touch)
Features: Notification light
Keys: Left: Lock/Unlock key; Right: Volume control
Colors: Black

Cellular

4G (FDD): Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 28(700 APT)
4G (TDD): Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
3G: Bands 5(850), 8(900), 4(1700/2100), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Data Speed: LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA
SIM type: Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones: 3.5mm jack
Speakers: Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Features: Album art cover, Background playback
Additional microphone(s): Yes

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth: 4.2, EDR
Wi-Fi: 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
USB: Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0
Features: Mass storage device, OTG, Charging
Location: GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, E911
Sensors: Accelerometer, Pedometer, Compass, Hall (for flip covers)
Other: NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:
Date approved: Sep 26, 2016
FCC ID value: L6ABBA1001
Measured SAR:
Head: 0.36 W/kg
Body: 1.17 W/kg
Simultaneous Transmission: 1.59 W/kg
Wireless Router: 1.19 W/kg

Buyers information

Price: $ 499

Availability

Oct 25, 2016
Officially announced: Yes
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Alternative variants

BlackBerry DTEK60
for Americas
Differences from the main variant:
4G (FDD): Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 12(700 a), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 29(700 d)

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User Reviews

Overall User Rating
Build quality
10
Camera quality
8
Performance
9
Display
9
Battery life and charging
7
Rating breakdown (out of 10)
9
Excellent Device - But Lacks Lastest Andriod OS Updates
Phone owned for - more than a year

Let's be honest... most of the higher-end smartphones out there are pretty good. and the DTEK60 is no exception. It has served me well and has been a pleasant surprise.

First off the built quality on my DTEK60 is outstanding. It feels like a flagship phone with its glass back and thin design. It's a pleasure to hold in the hand. The screen bright and crisp resolution is excellent as are the two front facing speakers.

The pre-loaded BlackBerry Hub and keyboard are well worth the price of admission. The Hub lets you view all your emails,messages from your social media accounts, and notifications in one place. I sorely miss this feature on my iPhone SE that I use for work. Apple need to fix this oversight. And the BlackBerry keyboard, blows what Apple has to offer right out of the water, despite the improvements offered in iOS11.

The Snapdragon 820 processor is exceedingly fast and easily handles multiple apps, HD video, and streaming with ease. The fingerprint sensor works without a hitch and is much faster than my iPhone SE's Touch ID.

The 32gb of on board storage is okay, but having a MicroSD card slot means you are not limited. I have a 128gb card are there are zero issues with lag.

I appreciate the monthly security patch updates but wish BlackBerry/TCL would offer an update to the Android OS. It runs Marshmallow and I feel it misses out on the latest and greatest OS.

The main camera works well and is on par with the iPhone SE and is a little better shooting in the daytime. Video recording is also very good and can shoot 4K.

Battery life is average I think. I can go a full day on charge with normal use but the high resolution screen does take plenty of juice you are streaming video. That being said, the DTEK60 supports rapid charge and takes only about 30 minutes to go from under 5% to 50%. A full charge takes somewhere in the neighbourhood of 90 minutes.

My main peeve with the device is that the screen does show fingerprints and smudges. I don't use a screen protector but the fingerprints and smudges wipe right off using a soft cloth. After one year of use, there are no scratches on the screen - another testament to the build quality and screen glass.

Overall, the DTEK60 is an excellent phone. I paid $650 CDN for mine and I feel it was a bargain compared to other similar spec devices.

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