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A new Nokia 6 smartphone is seen in this handout image released by HMD to Reuters on January 7, 2017. Reuters/HMD Handout

Nokia will release Nokia Android Tablet as well as the Nokia 8, while Blackberry has come out with Blackberry DTEK60. Nokia unveiled not only one, but four phones at the recent Mobile World Congress 2017. Furthermore, It is set to release more phones in the duration of the year. However, the Blackberry DTEK60 may be better than the recently released Nokia 6.

Release and operating system

The Nokia 6 was recently unveiled and already geared for its release, while the Blackberry DTEK60 was already released in October 2016. This makes the Nokia 6 newer. The Blackberry currently comes out-of-the-box with the Android 6.0 OS, while Nokia comes with the Android 7.1. However, this does not mean that a newer OS will mean better performance.


The two phones share almost the same dimensions. However, the Blackberry (0.28mm in width) is a bit thinner compared to Nokia (0.33mm in width) by just a hairline. They both have a 5.5-inch display. However, the screen resolution differs greatly with Nokia only allowing 1080 x 1920 pixels, while Blackberry comes at 1440 x 2560 pixels. This means there is better pixel density and better display from the Blackberry DTEK60.


The rear camera on the Nokia 6 is 16MP, while the Blackberry DTEK60 features 21MP. They both have f/2.0 aperture with phase detection. However, Nokia 6 has laser autofocus.

If users are looking at the camera as a way to purchase their next smartphone, the Blackberry could take the lead as it allows for great video recording. It features 3840x2160 for recording 4K videos at 30 frames per second, 1920x1080 for 1080p HD recording or 1280x720 for 720p HD recording at 120 frames per second. Nokia 6 only allows 1920x1080 for 1080p HD videos at 30 frames per second. Both the phones’ front cameras are 8MP.


If style is what consumers are aiming for, both phones offer a sleek look. According to PhoneArena, the Nokia 6 comes in four different colours to choose from, i.e black, gold, grey and blue. The Blackberry only comes in black.

Battery and hardware

Both of the phones come equipped with a 3,000mAh, which is enough to last most smartphone users at least a day of usage. Also, the phones have a built-in storage of 32GB but are expandable through microSD, microSDHC or microSDXC.

Blackberry, once again, beats Nokia in storage as it has a 4GB RAM, while Nokia only has 3GB, according to GSMversus. However, the chipset used is all that matters. The Nokia 6 is built with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 430 chipset, which clocks at 1.2 GHz, while Blackberry is built with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820, which clocks at 2.2 GHz. Blackberry also uses better graphics with Qualcomm’s Adreno 530 as compared to Nokia’s Adreno 505.


Perhaps in pricing, no smartphone can beat Nokia. The Nokia 6 will be sold at roughly $335 while the Blackberry may cost $700. It can be seen that these two phones have a lot of similarities. However, from the looks of the information, the Blackberry DTEK60, even though a midrange phone, wins against the Nokia 6.

If buyers are on a tight budget and would like to purchase a phone that functions, then the new Nokia 6 will be right up their alley. However, if a midrange phone with premium parts is what buyers are looking for, then the Blackberry DTEK60 would be the best choice.