BlackBerry DTEK60 - Battery Life and Verdict

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BlackBerry DTEK60 – Battery Life

The DTEK60’s 3,000mAh battery isn’t the largest around, but it offers surprisingly good stamina. With regular use I easily managed to get at least a day’s use out of the DTEK60. Regular use entailed listening to music on the commute to and from work, regularly checking my social media and email feeds, making a few calls and watching a couple of episodes of Naruto on CrunchyRoll before bed.

The phone also dealt with intensive tasks better than I expected. Streaming video on Netflix with the screen brightness at 75% the DTEK60 lost 8-12% of its battery per hour, which is an impressive result. Most phones I test lose 10-16% running the same test. Playing games the DTEK60 lost 14-18% of its battery, which is pretty average for a phone in this size bracket.

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Blackberry DTEK60

Should I buy the BlackBerry DTEK60?

The DTEK60 is probably the best all-round BlackBerry phone in quite some time, building on the progress made by the quirky BlackBerry Priv. For £475 you get a solidly built smartphone, with speedy performance, great security and a decent battery life.

Were it not for the existence of the Oneplus 3T, which is cheaper, has a better CPU and camera, and is confirmed to get an update to Android Nougat, I’d say the BlackBerry DTEK60 was the best mid-range phone around right now.

Verdict

The DTEK60 is another leap back to form for BlackBerry, and a great mid-range phone.

Score in detail

  • Performance 8
  • Camera 7
  • Battery Life 8
  • Value 8
  • Software 8
  • Calls & Sound 8
  • Screen Quality 8
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