This phone is the Blackberry version of the Alcatel Idol 4. I personally like the Alcatel as it looks high end compared to this Blackberry. The battery really sucks on this phone as a lot of power is used to drive the sounds thru stereo speakers. The rest of it is not bad but no updates since Android 6.
Just replying to the question about the Z10 and the DTEK50, I used to have a Z10 and now have a DTEK50. The Z10 has a good screen, vibrant colours but is simply no match for the DTEK50 which is an Android phone and has many clever features. I actually can t think of anything negative to say about the DTEK50, I know that you could compare its specifications to other phones but it is a very nice phone .
kh, 09 Sep 2018hi, i am also a Z10 user and plan to buy dtek50. Is it really a lot of trouble when using it? ... moreIf you want a good camera or even an average one,I would stay away, cannot updatesecurity software,heres me thinking this is the most secure phone! the screen is alrightand no lag detected, sometimes apps do not respind immediately but so far not a problem, I paid the right price for mine, anyone spending anymore than £100 will be looking to return it.
rg, 04 Jun 2018I just switched from Z10 to DTEK50 and I did not regret it hi, i am also a Z10 user and plan to buy dtek50. Is it really a lot of trouble when using it? Please compare with Z10. thank you
Dtek50, 07 Aug 2018When restarting this phone theres a problem " it says Optimizing App 1 of 1 in my case it take... moreBlackberry is incompatible with a lot of apps. Most likely, the one that makes problem to you is Zedge. Just uninstall it, and you will be fine. If you don't have Zedge installed, google for other apps that can cause this problem. Ask me anything else if you need.
When restarting this phone theres a problem " it says Optimizing App 1 of 1 in my case it takes Ten Minutes before the fon can Operate Normally again. How to Fix this never Ending Scrolling. thank you or please Send Software Update to Fix this Problem.
Anonymous, 07 Jul 2018Phone will not update, keeps showing some kind of error message and or verification fail.
Spe... moretry here for update sort - need to disable Google services
Phone will not update, keeps showing some kind of error message and or verification fail.
Speaker grilles get clogged with dust and lint right out of the box. Phone is fast and snappy though. Keep in mind you will be stuck on marshmallow forever. Can't believe they won't update this phone. LED notification light is actually the front flash for camera. You cannot adjust the color or Flash rate. You are stuck with their settings. I returned this phone within 24 hours
Muffin, 10 Jun 2018Does this phone even have a fingerprint scanner?!nope
I swear to God that I won't buy any BlackBerry phone ever again. No, I'm not new BB user, I have used bold, q5, priv, and now dtek50. And honestly, ever since they left BB OS, their device became trash. I thought "okay, maybe priv is bad because it was their 1st android phone", so I moved to dtek50 expecting something better. But no. It was no better at all. I mean, it is usable, but phones like this you can find for way less money.
-1st of all, interface and user experience is nothing different comparing to other android phones, so forget old BlackBerry 7 or 10 interface.
-Camera is bad.
-Bugs... Bugs everywhere... You need to update phone? Well you will need to uninstall Google play services first. You want to restart device? Well here you go "optimising app 1 of 1" for like 1 hour... You want to scroll fb? Why not sudden crush.
-Battery is sooo bad.
-Charging lasts more than 2 hours...
A very glitchy phone. Not a blackberry like my old one. Something wrong with the engineering
Is this phone effective in 2018, should i buy it?
for normal use ], my phone now is z10 blackberry
Blkbrysux, 27 Mar 2018I bought two blackberry dtek50 phones and after 6 months of using them I'm ready to say that T... moreTrue. The problem is new blackberry phones are made by Chinese company named TCL. Original blackberry were made in Canada
I bought two blackberry dtek50 phones and after 6 months of using them I'm ready to say that THEY SUCK. I miss the crap out of my Samsung note 5, and Samsung 6s edge plus. The blackberry phone is slow, glitchy, and cheaply designed. The phone stinks from its hardware, to its software, to its inferior battery with charging problems. A cheap copycat phone from a dying company. Ive never had an iPhone, but I'm going back to my samsung.