Doogee S50
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Doogee S50

This device comes in a relatively large brown box with the name of the brand and model on top. Below, on the sticker where the IMEI is written, appears the CE logo (European Conformity) that indicates that the manufacturer complies with the legal sales requirements of the European Community.

We find the terminal at the top protected by a plastic bag when opening it. Below is a box, which includes a screen protector and a user manual. There is also the Spanish current transformer from 5V to 2A output, a USB cable, and a small pinch (key for the sim card slot).

Design and Screen

This time we have another “off-road” or “ruggedized” terminal made of plastic, metal, and polycarbonate to make it resistant to shocks, dust, and water. It has IP68 certification, which indicates that it has complete protection against dust and water and is submersible (as seen in the unboxing video).

Its design is quite peculiar, and it can be a very rough phone, with measurements that are 79.8 mm wide, 163.9 mm high, and 13.3 mm thick and weigh 250 grams.

The screen is a 5.7-inch IPS LCD with an HD+ resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels and an 18:9 aspect ratio. The density is 282 pixels per inch. The screen has a good range of colors, but it does not look good in bright sunlight, and you will have to find shade.

Below the screen, we have navigation buttons that are not backlit, and it isn’t easy to see them or even get used to not having them on the net. At the top, we find two selfie cameras.

In the back, we find another dual camera centered along with a led flash. Below is the fingerprint sensor that works well and is very comfortable due to its position and slight difference. The entire back is made of rubber with orange touches (in our version), making it very comfortable to hold and preventing slipping.

As for the sides, on the right, it has the SIM card slot and an SOS button, and on the left are the volume up and down buttons and the power on and off. At the top, we have the 3.5mm jack input for headphones (covered by a rubber cover). The lower part has another rubber cover for the USB connector (it is not typed C).

Power and Hardware

This Doogee S50 comes with a MediaTek Helio P23 (MT6763T) 8-core processor with a maximum operating frequency of 2.5 GHz. It has a 64-bit ARM Cortex A53 architecture with an ARM Mali-G71 MP2 graphics card. It also has 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage (another 64 GB version). If we consider what the operating system occupies and the applications installed, we are left with 110GB for our own use. In addition, if it seems minor, it is possible to add an SD memory card to save photos and videos.

To check the phone’s performance, we submitted it to version 7 of the AnTuTu performance test, with which we obtained 77551 points.

After using it for a week, I have not noticed any problems, and I have been able to use it usually. Both for messaging applications, such as social networks (Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter) and for browsing the internet, it has worked correctly, loading everything in just a few seconds. When playing very demanding multiplayer games with the CPU, I have experienced a bit of “lag” or waiting time (a big difference with high-end mobiles).

After playing multiplayer games like PUGB or Clash Royale for 20 minutes, the mobile has gone from 30º to 42ºC, heating up at the top. The games have always responded well (although we have only played 45 minutes continuously). In this case, the sound of the ringtone is not very loud and has only reached 67dbs. Perhaps with another melody, it will be heard more. Also, the audio comes out with a bit of distortion.

Camera

This mobile has four cameras, two in the front and another two in the back. The main cameras have a 16Mpx CMOS sensor and a 13Mpx one with an f/2.0 aperture and a 130º viewing angle.

The camera app is the default one on Android, and it’s very intuitive as it has a main menu at the bottom. It includes autofocus, face detector, HDR, ISO settings, timer, and “Bokeh” effect (out of focus)… It does not have a zoom.

The selfie camera has a 16 Mpx sensor and another 8 Mpx with which we will obtain photos with adequate quality.

Software

This phone brings the version of Android 7.1.1 Nougat multilanguage and is practically clean. It adds a small layer of customization to the Android operating system to give it a more attractive appearance.

In addition, as in most devices, it has Google services installed, so we will not have to manually install the Google Play store. It also includes the applications: Gmail, Maps, Photos, YouTube, and the native Android applications: a file manager, an email manager, a battery-saving app, and an FM Radio app without the need for the internet.

Mention that in the main menu, we can find an app to control the data we use, a QR code reader, an emergency services app, and a function to program the phone to turn on and off at a particular time. Scrolling up on the main screen, we also find a secondary menu where all the installed applications are located (the application drawer).

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