BlackBerry has three robust and secure Android-powered smartphones on the market that are vying for consumer attention.

The DTEK 60, the Priv and the DTEK 50 are powerful performers that tout top-end specs and features. We help you decide which Android-powered BlackBerry smartphone is the best buy.


The BlackBerry DTEK 60 has the biggest display of the three handsets and sports a 5.5-inch QHD screen with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels. The BlackBerry Priv, on the other hand, boasts a 5.4-inch dual-curve QHD display that offers the same resolution as the DTEK 60.

The DTEK 50 has the smallest screen size of the three - a 5.2-inch FHD display with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. Both the DTEK 50 and DTEK 60 use a scratch-resistant glass and oleophobic coating.

However, unlike its siblings, the BlackBerry Priv uses Corning Gorilla Glass 4 for protection.

The DTEK 60, DTEK 50 and the Priv boast a pixel density of 534 ppi, 424 ppi and 540 ppi, respectively.

While the BlackBerry Priv may boast the best pixel density, what gives it an edge over the other two smartphones is its curved screen.

Processor And RAM

The BlackBerry Priv houses a hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor (quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 and dual-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A5 GHz).

The DTEK 60 is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 CPU (dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo and dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo), whereas the DTEK 50 houses an octa-core Snapdragon 617 processor (quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 and quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53).

The DTEK 60 offers 4 GB of RAM, followed by the DTEK 50 and the BlackBerry Priv with 3 GB of RAM each.

The CPU speeds of the three handsets seem on an even keel on paper and only real-world speed comparisons will determine which of the three is the quickest and most responsive.


Both the BlackBerry Priv and the DTEK 60 are available in the 32 GB storage option. The DTEK 50, by comparison, offers only 16 GB of on-board storage.

All three smartphones offer support for expandable memory - up to 2 TB via a microSD card.


The DTEK 60 houses a 21-megapixel primary camera, which betters the 18-megapixel rear-facing snapper on the Priv and the 13-megapizel one on the DTEK 50.

However, the Priv's camera supports OIS and uses Schneider Kreuznach optics, which tilts scales in its favor over the other two.

The DTEK 60 and DTEK 50 both deploy an 8-megapixel selfie snapper, which easily rout the 2-megapixel front-facing camera on the Priv.


The BlackBerry Priv has a non-removable 3,410 mAh battery, which supports wireless charging - but only in the United States. The OnePlus 3 houses a smaller 3,000 mAh battery that now offers wireless charging support.

The DTEK 50 and Priv support QuickCharge 2.0. The Priv gets charged up to about 60 percent in just 30 minutes, compared to the 50 percent in 51 minutes taken by the DTEK 50.

The DTEK 60, on the other hand, uses QuickCharge 3.0, which is the fastest of the three and ensures that the handset gets charged up to 80 percent in 30 minutes!

The DTEK 60 offers the highest talk time support - 26 hours, compared to the 24 hours and 17 hours of usage offered by the Priv and DTEK 50, respectively, on 3G.

Operating System

All three smartphones are powered by Android Marshmallow.


The DTEK 60 is the most expensive of the three BlackBerry smartphones and costs $499. It is also the newest Android offering from the company, having hit the shelves in October this year.

The BlackBerry Priv's unlocked model was originally priced at $649, but is now available for $425. The DTEK 50 is the cheapest of the three and is priced at $299 for the unlocked model.

For those who want a secure smartphone then the DTEK 60 is the best choice as it also has a fingerprint sensor unlike the other two. The camera and battery support of the DTEK 60 are also the best among the three, which are important factors a consumer considers when purchasing a handset.

Lastly, it is also the newest Android-powered BlackBerry and could be the first to get updated to Android Nougat!

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