BlackBerry Priv vs Dtek60 Benchmark Comparison!

We all love a little competition or benchmark. Whether it’s a card or board game with friends, the Stanley Cup, or the Super Bowl, it’s fun to witness.

In this case though, I thought it would be fun to see how two popular BlackBerry devices stack up against each other!

Let’s take a look shall we?

I know what you’re thinking… “Dave… the Dtek60 is going to win”. Yes, you’d be right in saying that but as far as I’m concerned the specs are one thing, and the real world use is another.

My thoughts were twofold. I wanted to see the results from both Geekbench 4, and Antutu benchmarks, but I also wanted to see how long it took to run those tests.

So how long did it take for my Priv to complete the Geekbench 4 test?

As you can see it’s just under 6 minutes. Not bad. And the Dtek60?

Just a hair over 4 minutes. Looks like the Dtek60 is faster, but not twice as fast at completing the task. As you can see, the benchmark scores look somewhat similar. Not double but maybe a 65 to 70% increase for the Dtek60?

I didn’t time the Antutu benchmarks, but I will say that the Priv kept up with the Dtek60 better than the Geekbench tests.

As you can see, the pics I took while both handsets were running the Antutu tests at the same time, the Priv kept up rather nicely. That being said I could see some degradation in the Priv graphics being rendered in real time. This makes me believe that the tests provide “the best render possible” given the CPU, graphics chips, and RAM available.

Here’s the Antutu result.

Sort of kind of double the numbers for Dtek60 (right) vs Priv (left).

OK, so what do all these numbers mean? Not a whole heck of a lot to me to be honest. Both Geekbench and Antutu show raw computing horsepower and GPU performance. I get that, and to many it is important. It certainly matters to gamers and if you’re into that (I’m not) the Dtek60 can’t be beat or bettered.

I’m all about communications, so email, VOIP apps, IM, SMS, BBM, phone calls, and some work apps are king. Priv does it all with the addition of a PKB. The Dtek60 does all of that of course with the notable exception of the hardware keyboard. But it does the rest of those things ever so slightly faster.

Is the Dtek60 noticeably faster in my every day tasks? Not a lot, no. Priv is a killer daily driver that would keep a user like me happy easily.



Dave Matthews here. I'm a phone guy by trade supplying VOIP systems for business and industry. BlackBerry devices, playing PRS guitars in my band, golf, and RC flight are my current passions.

  • Thanks for the 411! And thanks for keepin’ it real! I love scientific tests, but nothing is more important than the user experience!

  • Jeremy

    I never paid much attention to those tests, to be they’re kinda like statistics… easily manipulated as to the desired result.

  • Alan

    Thanks Dave. Was wondering about this. The Priv performance held better than I expected against the DETECK60. Good to know. Nice results.