CNET First Look
The BlackBerry DTEK60 is an elegant phone all about businessThe BlackBerry DTEK60 succeeds with an elegant design and decent specs. But its focus on security and productivity might fail to elicit much excitement from non-business users.
[MUSIC] Blackberry's newest phone is the DTEK60. The design based off the Alcatel Idol 4S has the same lovely five and half inch 2560 by 1440 pixel AMOLED display. But the DTEK60 has a faster processor, more memory and a higher megapixel camera The DTEK60 is slightly thinner than the Idol 4S, and the edges are smoother and more rounded. Some of you might remember the Blackberry DTEK50, billed as the world's most secure Android smartphone. The DTEK60, like its little brother, makes security and privacy a priority. I like the security gauge that shows you how secure your phone is overall But the best feature the battery. In our video playback test it lasted a little over 14 hours. I also like the fantastic on screen keyboard and the Blackberry Hub app that allows you to have all your accounts and notifications in one place. Then there's the camera. It's a little bit of a mixed bag. It has 21 megapixels and shoots 4k video. In good light it focuses well and the images have good detail. But the camera lacks optical image stabilization. And in low light images get quite noisy. There's also a customizable convenience key to quickly open up apps like the camera. But I wish the convenience key functioned when the phone's display's in sleep mode. Like the Alcatel Idol 4s. It would just make things more convenient. Look,this is one of the nicest phone Blackberry has released in a long time. It's full of useful features and secure software. But it misses on being fun. If you look at the missing scientific calculator and maybe that's the point. Maybe that's supposed to be the best work phone because we aren't sure we're using it to be productive. Hmm. [MUSIC]