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Doogee DG310 smartphone now available in North America

Doogee DG310 smartphone now available in North America
Doogee DG310 smartphone now available in North America
The budget-priced 5-inch smartphone carries mainstream hardware including a 1.3 GHz quad-core SoC and 1 GB RAM with Android KitKat for just $85

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.

Doogee DG310
Doogee DG310

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Allen Ngo, 2014-09-15 (Update: 2014-09-15)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.