Two of the latest Android smartphones made by BlackBerry that you can get are the KEYone and the DTEK60. There are some obvious differences between the two devices, especially in terms of hardware, but particularly where the QUERTY keypad is concerned on the latest of the two devices.
Despite this, the pricing for the two devices is situated on similar grounds, and this warrants a comparison between the two. If you are going to buy a BlackBerry for the average price of $500, you will want to know if you are going to choose the DTEK60 or the KEYone.
First off, it is important to mention that BlackBerry is no longer in charge of developing and designing their smartphones. The Canadian company had outsourced these tasks to TCL, a Chinese Tech firm. TCL are the same ones that offer ‘’Alcatel’’ devices under the French brand license. This is the same case with the KEYone and the DTEK60. Despite their Blackberry brand, they are actually made by TCL.
The screen is quite smaller than what you might come to expect from modern smartphones. It has a 4.5-inch IPS LCD screen that is designed to nicely accommodate its QWERTY pad. This does make the 1620×1080 pixel display resolution a bit strange but it does nothing to the performance. They keypad does certainly brings back memories of when BlackBerry was a top phone provider in the past, and fans will recognize the cool factor of it. The internals are strong, with a Snapdragon 625 SoC processor, an Adreno 506 GPU, 3GB RAM and 32GB internal memory with the possibility to expand up to 256GB.
This smartphone has been often compared to the iPhone 7 Plus and the Google Pixel XL, but unlike the aforementioned two, it is considerably cheaper while still having high-end internals. The processor is a Snapdragon 820 SoC, the GPU is a quad-core Kryo 280 that is clocked at a 2.16GHz maximum. It has 4GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage, with the possibility to extend to 256GB.