BlackBerry DTEK50 model: STH100-1

BlackBerry DTEK50

Quick Description

Bundled with a security suite and Android Marshmallow out-of-the-box, this is an affordable smartphone for the security-conscious. It probably won't impress in any department but it performs adequately for a relatively inexpensive smartphone.

Guillaume's pick!

This smartphone stood out to me on 3 occasions while compiling the weekly Tech Worth Buying Newsletter. It was most recently selected on 2018-01-26, selling for $290.

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Other Considerations

Here are a few things about this smartphone which could come as a surprise. For each point, you will find how to fix it (if it's an issue) and how much to budget for it. Not every point below will be a concern, but hopefully, we can keep your surprises to a minimum.

Frequently Discounted. This device gets discounted on a regular basis (79.57% of the time to be exact).

Currently Exclusive to Amazon for $366

Based on 740 days of observation, the BlackBerry DTEK50 usually costs ~$430 in Canada. The lowest price on record for this smartphone is $249.99. If you were waiting for this smartphone to drop in price, this could be the day you were waiting for.

Scroll down to find charts comparing the BlackBerry DTEK50 to similar devices, to see how well it runs your favorite apps and to find where it can be bought from.

Pricing

History

Here's how this device has been priced up to now:

Here are a few Canadian retailers who currently sell this product:

Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

Specs

Here's how the BlackBerry DTEK50 ranks compared to similar devices. The more stars there are, the better (except for the price row).

Smartphones

Bang for the Buck1.5/5
Versatility for the Price5/5
Price0/5
Durability5/5
Power0/5
General-purpose power0/5
Graphical power0.5/5
Memory2/5
Storage0.5/5
Portability5/5
Autonomy4/5
Ease of Maintenance5/5

One-Handed Smartphones

Bang for the Buck2/5
Versatility for the Price4.5/5
Price0.5/5
Durability4.5/5
Power0.5/5
General-purpose power0.5/5
Graphical power1/5
Memory3/5
Storage1/5
Portability4.5/5
Autonomy4/5
Ease of Maintenance4.5/5

All Smart Devices

Bang for the Buck0.5/5
Versatility for the Price4.5/5
Price0/5
Durability1.5/5
Power0/5
General-purpose power0.5/5
Graphical power0/5
Memory0.5/5
Storage0.5/5
Portability5/5
Autonomy4.5/5
Ease of Maintenance2/5

The Meaty details

The Specs

Operating System: Android
Processor: Qualcom Snapdragon 617
Graphics: Qualcom Adreno 405
Memory: 3.00 GB
Storage: 16.00 GB
Screen Size: 5.2"
Screen Resolution: 1920×1080(423.64ppi)
Dimensions: 14.70 × 7.25 × 0.74 cm
Weight: 0.14 kg

The features

  • Fast-Charging
  • Micro SD Storage Expansion
  • Back-Facing Camera
  • Webcam / Front-Facing Camera / Selfie Cam
  • 3.5mm Headphone+Microphone combo jack
  • Built-in Microphone
  • Built-in Speakers
  • Bluetooth 4
  • Wi-Fi a
  • Wi-Fi ac
  • Wi-Fi b
  • Wi-Fi g
  • Wi-Fi n
  • Touch Screen
  • USB (Micro)
  • GPS

Repair / Upgrade Options

Score Ease of Maintenance
Battery Replacement2/10A specialist might be able to help you
Memory Upgrade0/10Can't be repaired or updated
Data Storage4/10Can be extended but not replaced
Graphics Upgrade0/10Can't be repaired or updated

What it's capable of

Here are the tasks this computer can handle and how easily it'll breeze through it. A 5-star rating means it should handle the task at a professional level, a 1-star rating means it can do it, but it likely won't be a pleasant experience.

Activities it will handle

  • Web & Communication

    The basics 5/5
    Design Websites 0/5
  • Audio & Visual medias

    The basics 2/5
    Music Production 0/5
    Drawing and Illustrations 1/5
    Photo Editing 0/5
    Video Editing 0/5
  • Texts & Numbers

    The basics 2/5
  • Video Games

    Casual and Mobile Games 0/5
    Enthusiast Games 0/5
    Triple-A Video Games 0/5
  • 3D and CAD

    The basics 0/5

Programs, Apps and Games it will handle

Activity ratings are good but sometimes, you want to be absolutely sure your next purchase will be able to run a specific piece of software.

A 1 star rating means the program'll be usable (according to the developer's own definition; some are more demanding than others); 3 stars mean recommended specs are met with this device; 5 stars will means you will have plenty of overhead to handle uncommon uses of that program like mods, plug-ins and more.

Web & Communication (4 / 4)

Texts & Numbers (3 / 6)

Drawing and Illustrations (0 / 7)

Audio & Visual medias (0 / 2)

3D and CAD (0 / 8)

Music Production (0 / 7)

Photo Editing (0 / 3)

Video Editing (0 / 7)

Video Games (4 / 11)

Enthusiast Games (1 / 37)

Triple-A Video Games (0 / 39)

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