Doogee has presented a rather interesting budget smartphone model called Doogee X95.
In the full review, I’ll tell you about my impressions, build quality, materials used, and what I liked and disliked about the device.
The first thing I want to draw your attention to is the price. Many users are looking for an inexpensive smartphone with good technical specs. So the Doogee X95 model belongs to this. The price tag for a smartphone is about $ 60, which is very tempting.
Of course, you should not expect ideal technical characteristics, but the appearance and some features are really impressive. For example, Doogee X95 received a large 6.52-inch screen, a quad-core MT6737 processor, a 2/16 GB memory version, and a 4350 mAh battery.
As for its price, the smartphone is very enticing, but let me give my opinion in a detailed and comprehensive review below. So I want to start my review by unboxing.
Doogee X95: Specifications
|Display:||6.52 inches IPS with 540 x 1200 pixels|
|CPU:||MT6737V Quad Core 1.3GHz|
|GPU:||ARM Mali-T720 MP1|
|Memory extension:||up to 128GB|
|Cameras:||13MP + 2MP + 2MP main camera and 5MP front camera|
|Connectivity:||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band,3G, 4G, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC and GPS|
|Dimensions:||167 x 77.4 x 8.9 mm|
Unboxing and packaging
A small standard box came to my review, where a drawing of a smartphone is located on the front part and the name of the model in the lower-left corner.
Inside the box, I found the smartphone itself in a protective transport film and protective silicone transparent case. The package also includes a needle for a SIM tray, a power adapter, and a Micro USB charging cable.
I was pleasantly surprised by the presence of a SIM needle, as most ultra-budget smartphones have a removable back cover. But the disadvantage for me was the presence of an old Micro USB cable. In general, the equipment is pretty good for its price.
Design, build quality and materials used
The appearance of the new Doogee X95 model turned out to be quite progressive when it comes to the rear panel. There is a round island with a triple camera and an LED flash.
There is no fingerprint scanner, but there is a face recognition function on the front panel through the front camera. It works pretty well, but only during daylight hours.
In front is a large 6.52-inch IPS screen with a resolution of 540 x 1200 pixels. There is a waterdrop notch for the front camera on top, and the frames themselves are not as large as for a budget smartphone.
Overall, the screen quality is pretty good. For example, during the whole test, my eyes did not get tired and the maximum brightness was sufficient even in sunny weather.
Of course, you shouldn’t expect Full HD resolution, since the price for Doogee X95 does not even exceed $60. During my testing, I did not observe individual pixels and the picture quality was quite good for watching videos or playing games.
As for the build quality, I have no strong complaints. But I would like to get a slightly better response to the volume control keys and the power button. The smartphone uses a completely glossy plastic that looks good. But as the practice has shown, using a smartphone without a protective case will quickly leave scratches on the back of the device.
As for the controls, the power button is located on the right side, and the volume rocker is on the left side. There is a 3.5mm headphone port on the top and a Micro USB power connector with a speaker and microphone on the bottom.
The quality of the main speaker is not so amazing, and the volume level is average. Therefore, it is better to listen or watch movies through the headphone jack.
Of course, the design of the new Doogee X95 is very attractive and the external smartphone looks very interesting in the hands. It does not look very cheap and it will be problematic to determine the cost at first glance.
Performance, benchmarks, and software
The budget smartphone from Doogee received not the most productive processor, namely MediaTek MT6737. It is built on four Arm Cortex-A53 cores and has a maximum frequency of 1.3 GHz.
The processor is paired with an ARM Mali-T720 MP1 graphics accelerator. When it comes to gaming, light gaming will not be a problem for the Doogee X95. But the smartphone will not be able to start in heavy and complex games.
In terms of memory, the X95 comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Also, it is worth noting that the smartphone received a slot for a memory card up to 128 GB.
In general, for simple tasks, this processor and RAM will be enough. But, if you plan to play games or run complex applications, then it is better to look for a slightly more powerful smartphone.
Speaking of software, the Doogee X95 is built on a lightweight Android 10 Go OS. It has slightly optimized Google services applications, for example, the Youtube application has got a slightly simplified look and feel.
In general, the operating system itself is stable, but sometimes there are some jerks or lags. This is not surprising, since the smartphone received a price tag of $60 and it is very difficult to expect smooth operation.
Other features of the Doogee X95 include dual-band WiFi, built-in Bluetooth 4.2, and GPS. The smartphone also received support for OTG, OTA, and FM radio.
Camera and sample photos
Doogee claims to have a triple camera on the X95. The main module is 13 megapixels and two additional modules of 2 megapixels. But I still haven’t figured out what function they perform and therefore the last two sensors are fake. I was not surprised, since the price of a smartphone is very cheap, like for real triple cameras.
At the front, there is a 5-megapixel camera, which shows not as good photos as the main module.
Indeed, if the weather is nice and bright, the main 13MP camera takes bright and rich images. But if the lighting drops, then the quality of the photos also deteriorates.
Below I will leave an album of photos taken with Doogee X95 and you can see examples of pictures for yourself.
The novelty from Doogee was equipped with a 4350 mAh battery, but the power adapter is only 10W. Therefore, battery life will be sufficient for up to a full two days of use. But the charging time via the power adapter will take you a little over 3 hours.
Considering that the screen size is quite large, but it has a small resolution, the battery life with my active use was quite good.
For example, 1 hour of watching a video on Youtube with a maximum brightness level reduced to 11% of the charge level.
Conclusion, reviews, pros, and cons
The Doogee X95 is not just the most affordable smartphone I’ve tested in a while, it also comes with some pretty good tech stuff.
For example, the device received an attractive design with a large and bright screen. The build quality is not bad considering its price.
I also liked the quality of the photos taken with the main 13-megapixel camera. In addition, the battery capacity will be enough for a smartphone with active use for up to 2 days.
Of the minuses, I can note that this is not the smoothest and fastest software, slow charging, and fake cameras.
Price and where to buy cheaper?
Currently, you can buy Doogee X95 at a low and attractive price for only $59.99 with a 40% discount. The price will be valid from 10 to 17 August for the first 100 buyers.
If you want to upgrade your old smartphone to a newer one, but the prices for modern smartphones are very high, then Doogee X95 is a good choice.