Generally, Chinese smartphones are renowned for their cheap prices with some excellent hardware. But Doogee is trying to bust that myth away with its extra care towards the design and software while maintaining the tradition of robust hardware. With some premium aluminum body and best octa-core processors and an excellent camera, Doogee has been releasing its flagship models and now Doogee has come up with a beast in rugged phones category with the Doogee S60 Rugged Smartphone.
Being one of the best-rugged smartphone maker with an impeccable battery backed up by the best display and reasonable camera and performance, Doogee has tried meeting all the requirements of the modern-day smartphone users with it Doogee S60. Let’s jump into the further discussion to know whether it has succeeded in meeting those requirements.
Doogee S60 Smartphone Review
With a little more than normal 5-inch smartphones, this phone has a display size of 5.2” with a screen resolution of 1920×1080.
It is an IPS display which is termed as one of the best in the industry. Everything in this phone is backed by ruggedness and display is not an exception. The screen is protected by a Gorilla glass and it is water and dust resistant. This phone has a PPI density of 424ppi(pixels per inch) which is decent.
Hardware and software:
Generally, all the rugged phones face a common issue which is their design and appeal. Generally, these rugged phones look bulky and visually unappealing. But Doogee has come up with trend setting design and proved that rugged phones can also be made to look beautiful. The phone has an attractive build quality with the body made using an aluminum alloy which makes the phone look premium. However, doogee didn’t compromise in terms of ruggedness. The phone has the dimensions of 71.9 mm x 149.5 mm x 8.8 mm and weighs around 174 grams which is very less in the category of rugged smartphones.
This beast runs on MediaTek Helio P25 MT6757T processor which is famous for its optimal battery usage without compromising on performance. It is an Octa core 2.5 GHz processor. The user can play all the high graphic content on their phone without fear of hanging as it has premium ARM Mali-T880 MP2 GPU. It runs on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat OS. The phone is loaded with 6 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage which can be expanded using external storage.
DOOGEE S60 coming loaded with 6GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, and a MediaTek Helio P25 processor. A combination which should ensure a solid level of performance.
Doogee took excellent care when it comes to the camera as most of the other brand rugged phone users complain about their camera quality.
This phone has a 21 MP Sony IMX230 rear camera with dual LED flash and an 8 MP selfie camera which ensures excellent low light photography. However, there is no front camera flash for this phone. It has all other common features like auto focus and fine tuning.
The battery of rugged phones should be at its best as these are normally heavy user’s gadgets. Doogee S60 features 5,580 mAh non-removable Li-Po battery. This battery also supports fast- charge technology which is really excellent. The manufacturer claims a usage time of 3 days when using under normal conditions and 10-12 hours under heavy usage. One more important feature of this phone is that this phone supports wireless charging which is first of its kind.
- The phone has all other general features like Bluetooth, proximity sensor etc.
- One more main attraction of this phone is that this phone doesn’t have a hybrid sim slot which disables user to use two sim cards with a sd card.
- This phone is equipped with dual Sim card slot with dual stand by. It supports 2 micro SIM cards.
- Also, this phone comes in three attractive colors- black, gold and silver
What will you get in the package?
- Doogee S60 Handset
- Power Adapter
- USB Data Cable
- Phone Case
- Protective Film
- User Manual
Pros and Cons:
- Rugged smartphone
- Massive battery
- IP68 Rating-Water Resistant, Dust Resistant
- Decent 21 MP rear camera
- Dual SIM card slot with dual standby
- Less weight when compared to other rugged smartphones
- No dual rear camera
Though expensively priced at approximately $269 Being one of the least weight rugged smartphones, this phone is worth your money, if you are a heavy user as this beast, covers all your requirements like big battery, ruggedness, decent camera with decent performance.