Doogee DG310 smartphone now available in North America
Founded in 2013, the independent Chinese brand Doogee is growing fast as a worldwide provider of inexpensive smartphones with relatively impressive hardware. In this sense the company is not dissimilar to manufacturers like ZTE or Huawei where their smartphones can be genuinely excellent alternatively to the more popular and expensive brands.
The Doogee DG310 is one of the company's first models to be made available in the U.S. and offers a 5-inch display, quad-core 1.3 GHz MediaTek MTK6582 SoC with Mali-400 graphics, 1 GB RAM, Android KitKat, 8 GB internal storage (expandable up to 32 GB) and 3 MP and 5 MP front and rear cameras. Additional features include the usual 3G, wireless-n and GPS, but also USB on-the-go and dual SIM support, the latter of which is common amongst oversea smartphones. Hardware and features like these would have been hundreds of dollars just a few years ago, especially on a smartphone with a 5-inch screen.
A notable compromise includes its display resolution of 854 x 480 pixels compared to the more common 1280 x 720, but thankfully the IPS panel should maintain good colors and clarity regardless of viewing angle. The quad-core SoC can also be found on the recently reviewed HTC Desire 310, which uses a similar display resolution as the Doogee. Despite the sub-720p native resolution, we still found the display to be very good for the price on the HTC and the Doogee will likely fare similarly.
The Doogee DG310 can be found for just $85 in the U.S., which is certainly a bargain on the surface. More information on the product can be seen here and expect our full review on the model in the coming weeks.
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