Doogee S70 Review
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Doogee S70 Review

It’s been a long time since we had a Doogee to review, and in this case, thanks to the Doogee company itself, we have two products that come together: The new Dooge S70 (introduced in August 2018) and the Doogee GamePad G1.

First of all, we have the Doogee S70. They are presented in a cardboard box with the brand and model name on the top. At the bottom, the characteristics of the terminal are printed.

As we open it, we find the phone at the top. If we remove it, we see a small cardboard box with an instruction guide and a (plastic) screen protector. Below is the European QuickCharge 3.0 charger with 5V/7V/9V/12V output at 2A, a micro-USB type C cable (reversible), a USB adapter to add a USB stick, and a small Jack adapter of 3.5mm to be able to insert the headphones into the micro-USB connector.

Design and Screen

This Doogee S70 is a rugged mobile, shock-resistant, and IP68-certified. In other words, it is a terminal resistant to dust and the prolonged effects of immersion under pressure (water). It is made of polycarbonate, metal, and leather, which makes its weight 275gr.

It is a unibody phone (from which the battery cannot be removed) and has 80.8 mm wide, 171.8 mm long, and 14.8 mm thick. In addition, as usual, it also has the MIL-STD-810G certificate that shows that it has passed a test approved by the United States Department of Defense. This test is based on 28 trials in which the terminal is subjected to extreme conditions. It also has the IP69K certificate that determines that this product can withstand high pressure and steam washing at very high temperatures.

The screen is a 5.99-inch IPS LCD with an FHD+ resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels and a screen density of 401 pixels per inch. The aspect ratio is 18:9, and the screen has no notch. The brightness and the color quality of the screen are also outstanding.

It does not have front navigation buttons, which will appear on the screen when unlocking the terminal.

The rear area has a leather and polycarbonate finish to give the device more excellent resistance and elegance. It has a dual camera located in the central part, accompanied by a double-led flash. Just below, there is a small fingerprint reader that works quite well. It is accurate, but it takes two-tenths of a second to unlock. (This is the most significant difference between a mid-range terminal and a high-end one).

The rear area has a leather and polycarbonate finish to give the device more excellent resistance and elegance. It has a dual camera located in the central part, accompanied by a double-led flash. Just below, there is a small fingerprint reader that works quite well. It is accurate, but it takes two-tenths of a second to unlock. (This is the most significant difference between a mid-range terminal and a high-end one).

On the right side, you have the volume up and down buttons and the power on and off (this being more rugged). On the left is the SIM card slot protected by a rubber cover to prevent water from entering, and just below is a button for the camera. In this case, you can add two nano-SIM cards or include a micro-SD memory card instead of one.

Another small rubber cover protects the hole for the micro USB type C cable. The upper part is spotless and does not have a headphone hole (3.5mm Jack).

Software

This Doogee S70 brings Android 8.1.0 Oreo multilanguage practically clean but with a “launcher” or theme that, in my opinion, spoils the neat appearance of “Android Stock.” This can be changed by using an app to change this launcher.

On the other hand, mention that we have had this review stopped because despite having Google services, we could not add a Google account to connect to the Play Store application store, and we had to download the apps from ApkMirror, Uptodown, and Aptoid.

At first, we tried to flash the phone into another ROM (operating system) and tried to update Google services, but all to no avail. However, a few days ago, the app store was updated, allowing me to add an account with which to access it. (Still, downloading apps didn’t work well, and I constantly paused.)

As I have already mentioned, despite not being able to connect a Google account to the device, this phone adds the main Google applications: Chrome, Photos, Maps, Youtube.

On the other hand, it also adds applications such as FM Radio without needing the internet, Game mode (an application to avoid interruptions when playing), a pedometer, and a face unlock application.

This face unlocks app works fine but has a little open delay and is usually better when blinking. Also, comment that, in low light, it is difficult to unlock the phone. Just in case, this Doogee S70 also has a fingerprint reader that works correctly, opening it in just a few milliseconds.

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