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Doogee Mix Smartphone Review

Florian Wimmer, 👁 Daniel Schmidt, Tanja Hinum (translated by Pascal Kilian), 09/19/2017

Good rip-off. Tri-Bezel-Less display, dual camera, 6 GB RAM: at first glance, these specs are very impressive, but a look behind the curtains reveals some weak spots. We will find out if it the Doogee Mix smartphone is still a good value for the money.

Doogee Mix

For the original German article, see here.

It is either very clever or very cheeky to call a bezel-less smartphone ‘Mix’, since the Xiaomi Mi Mix pioneered this feature when it launched about one year ago. The Chinese manufacturer Doogee does not mind this similarity and offers a 5.5-inch smartphone with slim bezels under this very name. The Doogee Mix with its ~ $230 price tag is situated in the lower mid-range and aims to impress potential buyers with a dual camera on the back and ample memory. We are about to find out if it does indeed impress us in our laboratory test setups. In contrast to Xiaomi’s Mix, the Doogee Mix is officially available in Europe and the US, which is nice as it comes with a retailer’s warranty and guarantee.

The Doogee Mix competes against similarly priced smartphones that, however, do not feature bezel-less screens: the Nokia 6, the Oukitel K6000 Plus, and the Honor 6X. Furthermore, we will see how the Mix does against the Wiko WIM, a considerably more expensive upper mid-range device. 

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Doogee Mix (Mix Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
6144 MB 
Display
5.5 inch 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixel 267 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, AMOLED, glossy: yes
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, 57 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5mm-Audioport, Card Reader: microSD up to 128GB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Acceleration sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass, USB-OTG, HotKnot
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.0, GSM (850/​900/​1800/​1900), UMTS (900/​2100), LTE (B1/3/7/8/20), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.95 x 144 x 76.2 ( = 0.31 x 5.67 x 3 in)
Battery
12.77 Wh, 3360 mAh Lithium-Ion, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 12 h, Talk time 2G (according to manufacturer): 45 h
Operating System
Android 7.0 Nougat
Camera
Primary Camera: 16 MPix Dual-camera 16MP+8MP, phase contrast-AF, dual LED flash, 4K videos recording
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Mono speaker on the bottom edge, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, Power adapter, USB cable, SIM card tool, cover, screen protector, cleaning cloth, holder, DG Xender, System Manager, 12 Months Warranty, UKW radio, SAR value: 0,420W/kg (head), 1,341W/kg (body), LTE Cat.6 (download up to 300 MBit/s, upload up to 50 MBit/s), fanless
Weight
198 g ( = 6.98 oz / 0.44 pounds), Power Supply: 50 g ( = 1.76 oz / 0.11 pounds)
Price
219 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case

The case of the Doogee Mix is defined by a 5.5-inch screen with slim bezels on three sides. The front-facing camera moves down next to the fingerprint reader. Buyers have the option of either a black or a blue color for the case. The front and back are protected by Gorilla Glass, making the back prone to fingerprints. The frame material is premium steel. The 198 grams (~7 oz) phone cannot be considered a lightweight, but it feels good in the hands. The phone does not cave in to pressure or torsion thanks to its excellent stability.

Doogee Mix
Doogee Mix
Doogee Mix
Doogee Mix
Doogee Mix
Doogee Mix
Doogee Mix
Doogee Mix
Doogee Mix

Size comparison

158.8 mm / 6.25 inch 81.9 mm / 3.22 inch 7.9 mm / 0.311 inch 209 g0.4608 lbs155 mm / 6.1 inch 76.6 mm / 3.02 inch 9.6 mm / 0.378 inch 207 g0.4564 lbs156.2 mm / 6.15 inch 75.3 mm / 2.96 inch 7.9 mm / 0.311 inch 160 g0.3527 lbs154 mm / 6.06 inch 75.8 mm / 2.98 inch 8.4 mm / 0.3307 inch 169 g0.3726 lbs150.9 mm / 5.94 inch 76.2 mm / 3 inch 8.2 mm / 0.3228 inch 162 g0.3571 lbs144 mm / 5.67 inch 76.2 mm / 3 inch 7.95 mm / 0.313 inch 198 g0.4365 lbs

Equipment

The ample 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage fortify the Doogee Mix’s good impressions, given its price range. Most competitors are barely equipped with half of that. The Mix can handle either two SIM cards or one SIM card and one microSD card, depending on the user’s preference or situation. The SD card can be formatted either as internal storage for additional storage for apps and app data, or as external storage.

The micro USB port supports USB-OTG. HotKnot enables users to share files with nearby devices. It is a technology that is similar to, but not compatible with NFC and is therefore only rarely useful.

Software

The Mix comes with DoogeeOS, an OS based on Android 7.0 with slight customizations. Security patches are pretty much up to date as of August 5 2017. In several cases, users complained about issues with launching apps or a stuttering performance, but we could not observe these issues.

On the home screen, users are greeted by either an animated cat or a GameBoy that are seemingly hanging by a thread from the top of the screen. This probably appeals to the vast majority of the Asian market, but users are able to deactivate this gimmick. Touching these animations will trigger a menu where users can change the design language more to their liking. Luckily, Doogee keeps their bloatware at a minimum. There is DG Xender, which is an app for transferring files to other smartphones, and a system manager for cleaning up the smartphone.

Doogee Mix software
Doogee Mix software
Doogee Mix software

Communication and GPS

The 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi standards are supported as can be expected in this price range. The Doogee Mix transfers files quickly in our standardized tests. The signal reaches full strength in close proximity to the router and websites are loaded fairly quickly. At a distance of 10 meters (32.8 ft) and through three walls, the signal strength drops down to half and the Internet browsing speed suffers a little. LTE Cat.6 is on board, but with only five LTE bands (B1/B3/B7/B8/B20), customers might struggle a little to get maximum speeds outside of Central Europe. We have good reception inside of our building using the Vodafone carrier (ranked 2nd among three carriers for best coverage in Germany).

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Wiko WIM
Adreno 506, 626, 64 GB eMMC Flash
351 MBit/s ∼100% +595%
Xiaomi Mi Mix
Adreno 530, 821 MSM8996 Pro, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
289 MBit/s ∼82% +472%
Nokia 6
Adreno 505, 430, 32 GB eMMC Flash
117 MBit/s ∼33% +132%
Honor 6X
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 655, 32 GB eMMC Flash
54.6 MBit/s ∼16% +8%
Doogee Mix
Mali-T880 MP2, Helio P25, 64 GB eMMC Flash
50.5 MBit/s ∼14%
Oukitel K6000 Plus
Mali-T860 MP2, MT6750, 64 GB eMMC Flash
46.5 MBit/s ∼13% -8%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Wiko WIM
Adreno 506, 626, 64 GB eMMC Flash
276 MBit/s ∼100% +158%
Xiaomi Mi Mix
Adreno 530, 821 MSM8996 Pro, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
234 MBit/s ∼85% +119%
Nokia 6
Adreno 505, 430, 32 GB eMMC Flash
113 MBit/s ∼41% +6%
Doogee Mix
Mali-T880 MP2, Helio P25, 64 GB eMMC Flash
107 MBit/s ∼39%
Honor 6X
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 655, 32 GB eMMC Flash
57.9 MBit/s ∼21% -46%
Oukitel K6000 Plus
Mali-T860 MP2, MT6750, 64 GB eMMC Flash
54.7 MBit/s ∼20% -49%
GPS test indoors
GPS test indoors
GPS test outdoors
GPS test outdoors

GPS is unable to locate us indoors, although we can get quite a quick fix on our location outdoors, with a good accuracy of 4 meters (13.1 ft). In our bicycle trip field test, we let the test device compete against the Garmin Edge 500, a professional navigation system. The Doogee Mix measures a longer distance of 50 meters (54.7 yards) than the Garmin Edge 500. The reason for that is that it often locates us next to the actual path, resulting in small ‘detours’. The meter points set by the Doogee Mix’s GPS module become obvious when looking at the bendy path picture. They are considerably less accurate and are set less often than the ones by the Garmin Edge 500, hence not as reliable as we would like to see it.

GPS Doogee Mix – overview
GPS Doogee Mix – overview
GPS Doogee Mix – crossing
GPS Doogee Mix – crossing
GPS Doogee Mix – bridge
GPS Doogee Mix – bridge
GPS Garmin Edge 500 – oveview
GPS Garmin Edge 500 – oveview
GPS Garmin Edge 500 – crossing
GPS Garmin Edge 500 – crossing
GPS Garmin Edge 500 – bridge
GPS Garmin Edge 500 – bridge

Telephony and call quality

The Doogee Mix uses the standard Google Android dialer app.

Sound quality is solid. The conversation partner is clearly comprehensible, although the sound produced by the earpiece could be louder, more natural and with less background roar. The microphone amplifies our voices well. In hands-free mode, the conversation partner sounds clear and comprehensible, but the microphone produces disturbing noises.

Cameras

Shot with the front facing camera
Shot with the front facing camera

The Doogee Mix has a dual-camera setup on the back consisting of one 16 MP and one 8 MP sensor allowing for 2x optical zoom. The marketing promise of a blurring effect is simply due to a filter that makes the pictures become fuzzy towards the borders. This can be activated manually.

The pictures are poor in detail and vibrancy compared to high-quality smartphone cameras and color reproduction is shifted towards the colder spectrum. Dynamic range is moderate in very bright and dark areas. The pictures look rather dark. The camera hardware is definitely not made for ambitious photographers, but it will do for some snapshots. The dual-camera setup with its 2x optical zoom is more that we expect from this price segment. In bad light conditions, pictures get very noisy without getting much brighter. Curiously, Doogee does not mention the 4K video recording capabilities in the Mix’s spec sheet. Video quality is good, but again very dark. The automatic exposure control is snappy but apparently incremental and not smooth.

The pictures taken by the 5 MP front-facing camera are not sharp and have a blue cast. Darker areas are brightened up reasonably well, but bright areas are often overexposed.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Scene 1Scene 2Scene 3
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The subjective observations are fortified by our laboratory testing. The reference image seems pale and lack sharpness. Borders and surfaces are grainy in both grayscales and color images. Black lines look more like dark gray.

Shot of the reference card
Shot of the reference card
Reference card detail
Reference card detail
ColorChecker Passport: The lower half of each field represents the target color.
ColorChecker Passport: The lower half of each field represents the target color.

Accessories and warranty

A power adapter, a USB-cable, a SIM card tool, an 8 GB USB flash drive, a protective case cover and even a protective glass cover are supplied in the box.

The Doogee Mix does not need to be imported and comes with a standard retailer's warranty and guarantee. Please see our Guarantees, Return Policies & Warranties FAQ for country-specific information.

Input devices and handling

Gboard by Google is the standard keyboard app, but it can easily be replaced by an app of the user’s preference by downloading and installing it from the Google Play Store.

Even in the corners, touchscreen sensitivity is good and inputs are registered reliably. Out of the box, the device comes with a screen protector that is hard to remove and unfortunately is too small for the screen.

The fingerprint reader is quick, reliable and recognizes fingerprints from all angles. It can be programmed to function as another (limited) input device, for example it can be used to hide the on-screen menu buttons. The fingerprint reader can, unfortunately, only execute two different commands; hence, users must choose whether they would like to be able to long-press to get to the home screen or to get to the multi-tasking screen for recently used apps.

Doogee includes a number of gesture control options, e.g. turning the phone around to mute or touching the phone with three fingers for a screenshot. Some gestures work very well, but using the proximity sensor to scroll through the image gallery could not be bothered to work.

Keyboard vertical
Keyboard vertical
Keyboard horizontal
Keyboard horizontal

Display

Subpixel detail
Subpixel detail

Full HD (1920x1080 pixels) is considered standard in almost every price segment for smartphones nowadays. The Doogee Mix lures customers with a carrot, as it is furnished with a trendy AMOLED screen, and punishes them with a stick, because it is only 1280x720 pixels. The maximum brightness of 354 cd/m² is moderate. The Nokia 6 or the Honor 6X offer much brighter screens. The 90% illumination is regular enough to make large color surfaces appear uniformly bright.

Due to pulse width modulation (PWM) the screen fluctuates between on and off 62.5 times per second when brightness is decreased, either automatically or by manual input. This frequency is slow enough to be recognized as a disturbing flicker by the eyes.

340
cd/m²
357
cd/m²
367
cd/m²
339
cd/m²
358
cd/m²
370
cd/m²
334
cd/m²
354
cd/m²
366
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 370 cd/m² Average: 353.9 cd/m² Minimum: 12.36 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 90 %
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.9 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6
ΔE Greyscale 3.9 | 0.64-98 Ø6.3
Gamma: 2.33
Doogee Mix
AMOLED, 1280x720, 5.5
Nokia 6
IPS, 1920x1080, 5.5
Wiko WIM
AMOLED, 1920x1080, 5.5
Oukitel K6000 Plus
IPS, 1920x1080, 5.5
Honor 6X
IPS, 1920x1080, 5.5
Xiaomi Mi Mix
IPS, 2040x1080, 6.4
Screen
-3%
-9%
-75%
12%
34%
Brightness middle
358
512
43%
344
-4%
369
3%
547
53%
577
61%
Brightness
354
501
42%
353
0%
352
-1%
540
53%
576
63%
Brightness Distribution
90
94
4%
90
0%
87
-3%
94
4%
89
-1%
Black Level *
0.36
0.52
0.57
0.42
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.9
6.4
-31%
5.7
-16%
10.5
-114%
5.1
-4%
2.7
45%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
11.8
10.9
8%
12.2
-3%
21.4
-81%
9.1
23%
6.9
42%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3.9
7.2
-85%
5.1
-31%
13.9
-256%
6.2
-59%
4.2
-8%
Gamma
2.33 94%
2.28 96%
2.73 81%
2.51 88%
2.09 105%
2.23 99%
CCT
7260 90%
7904 82%
7407 88%
12118 54%
6546 99%
7287 89%
Contrast
1422
710
960
1374

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 62.5 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 62.5 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 62.5 Hz is very low, so the flickering may cause eyestrain and headaches after extended use.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9418 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

In theory, AMOLED screens can reach a contrast ratio of infinity, because single pixels can be completely turned off when they display pure black and the screen does not have a backlight. This leads to perfect blacks and saturated colors. Many color parameters can be adjusted via the Miravision settings to the customer’s preferences.

We assess the display in more detail by spectrophotometer and CalMAN software. There’s a slight blue hue out of the box, but colors are reproduced very accurately. Only shades of red exhibit a high standard deviation. Even the AdobeRGB color space is well covered.

CalMAN color accuracy – AdobeRGB
CalMAN color accuracy – AdobeRGB
CalMAN color space – AdobeRGB
CalMAN color space – AdobeRGB
CalMAN greyscales – AdobeRGB
CalMAN greyscales – AdobeRGB
CalMAN saturation – AdobeRGB
CalMAN saturation – AdobeRGB

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
4.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 2.8 ms rise
↘ 2 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 3 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (25 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
5.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 2.8 ms rise
↘ 2.8 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 3 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (39.8 ms).

There are no issues in outdoor use on cloudy days thanks to the high contrast display. The display remains good even at low viewing angles. There are some minor brightness issues at extreme viewing angles, but they are not as pronounced as in other smartphones of this price segment.

Viewing angles
Viewing angles
Outdoor use
Outdoor use

Performance

We find the novel Mediatek Helio P25 octa-core SoC with clock speeds of up to 2.6 GHz quite interesting and powerful for this price range. The processor unit consists of two quad-core clusters, one of which clocks lower and takes on less demanding tasks more energy efficiently. Our test device is comparable to the more expensive Wiko WIM. The high-end SoC of the significantly more expensive, tri-bezel-less Xiaomi Mi Mix is considerably snappier.

The clock speeds of up to 900 MHz of the ARM Mali-T880 MP2 graphics unit leaves its similarly priced competitors well behind.

AnTuTu v6 - Total Score (sort by value)
Doogee Mix
60164 Points ∼21%
Nokia 6
47066 Points ∼16% -22%
Wiko WIM
67000 Points ∼23% +11%
Oukitel K6000 Plus
44842 Points ∼15% -25%
Honor 6X
56764 Points ∼19% -6%
Xiaomi Mi Mix
138072 Points ∼47% +129%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Doogee Mix
4908 Points ∼41%
Nokia 6
3723 Points ∼31% -24%
Wiko WIM
4660 Points ∼39% -5%
Oukitel K6000 Plus
3132 Points ∼26% -36%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Doogee Mix
6127 Points ∼31%
Nokia 6
4980 Points ∼25% -19%
Wiko WIM
5621 Points ∼29% -8%
Oukitel K6000 Plus
4280 Points ∼22% -30%
Honor 6X
4383 Points ∼22% -28%
Xiaomi Mi Mix
5179 Points ∼26% -15%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
Doogee Mix
813 Points ∼40%
Nokia 6
10 Points ∼0% -99%
Wiko WIM
933 Points ∼46% +15%
Oukitel K6000 Plus
10 Points ∼0% -99%
Honor 6X
720 Points ∼35% -11%
Xiaomi Mi Mix
1026 Points ∼50% +26%
Graphics (sort by value)
Doogee Mix
1115 Points ∼4%
Nokia 6
731 Points ∼3% -34%
Wiko WIM
965 Points ∼3% -13%
Oukitel K6000 Plus
637 Points ∼2% -43%
Honor 6X
819 Points ∼3% -27%
Xiaomi Mi Mix
3415 Points ∼12% +206%
Memory (sort by value)
Doogee Mix
1243 Points ∼17%
Nokia 6
587 Points ∼8% -53%
Wiko WIM
1007 Points ∼13% -19%
Oukitel K6000 Plus
887 Points ∼12% -29%
Honor 6X
1779 Points ∼24% +43%
Xiaomi Mi Mix
1747 Points ∼23% +41%
System (sort by value)
Doogee Mix
3063 Points ∼19%
Nokia 6
2135 Points ∼13% -30%
Wiko WIM
3549 Points ∼22% +16%
Oukitel K6000 Plus
1992 Points ∼12% -35%
Honor 6X
2721 Points ∼17% -11%
Xiaomi Mi Mix
3399 Points ∼21% +11%
Overall (sort by value)
Doogee Mix
1363 Points ∼16%
Nokia 6
307 Points ∼4% -77%
Wiko WIM
1339 Points ∼16% -2%
Oukitel K6000 Plus
323 Points ∼4% -76%
Honor 6X
1300 Points ∼15% -5%
Xiaomi Mi Mix
2136 Points ∼25% +57%
Geekbench 4.4
Compute RenderScript Score (sort by value)
Doogee Mix
2922 Points ∼7%
Oukitel K6000 Plus
1935 Points ∼4% -34%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Doogee Mix
3903 Points ∼9%
Nokia 6
2844 Points ∼6% -27%
Wiko WIM
4562 Points ∼10% +17%
Oukitel K6000 Plus
2688 Points ∼6% -31%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Doogee Mix
840 Points ∼13%
Nokia 6
667 Points ∼11% -21%
Wiko WIM
939 Points ∼15% +12%
Oukitel K6000 Plus
618 Points ∼10% -26%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Doogee Mix
1876 Points ∼43%
Nokia 6
1225 Points ∼28% -35%
Wiko WIM
2106 Points ∼49% +12%
Oukitel K6000 Plus
1143 Points ∼26% -39%
Honor 6X
1440 Points ∼33% -23%
Xiaomi Mi Mix
1953 Points ∼45% +4%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Doogee Mix
649 Points ∼10%
Nokia 6
243 Points ∼4% -63%
Wiko WIM
381 Points ∼6% -41%
Oukitel K6000 Plus
323 Points ∼5% -50%
Honor 6X
318 Points ∼5% -51%
Xiaomi Mi Mix
2291 Points ∼36% +253%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Doogee Mix
759 Points ∼13%
Nokia 6
296 Points ∼5% -61%
Wiko WIM
466 Points ∼8% -39%
Oukitel K6000 Plus
384 Points ∼7% -49%
Honor 6X
385 Points ∼7% -49%
Xiaomi Mi Mix
2207 Points ∼38% +191%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Doogee Mix
1912 Points ∼43%
Nokia 6
1238 Points ∼28% -35%
Wiko WIM
2140 Points ∼48% +12%
Oukitel K6000 Plus
1146 Points ∼26% -40%
Honor 6X
1433 Points ∼32% -25%
Xiaomi Mi Mix
1990 Points ∼45% +4%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Doogee Mix
938 Points ∼9%
Nokia 6
495 Points ∼5% -47%
Wiko WIM
742 Points ∼7% -21%
Oukitel K6000 Plus
478 Points ∼4% -49%
Honor 6X
468 Points ∼4% -50%
Xiaomi Mi Mix
3874 Points ∼36% +313%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Doogee Mix
1058 Points ∼14%
Nokia 6
571 Points ∼7% -46%
Wiko WIM
868 Points ∼11% -18%
Oukitel K6000 Plus
549 Points ∼7% -48%
Honor 6X
550 Points ∼7% -48%
Xiaomi Mi Mix
3200 Points ∼41% +202%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Doogee Mix
16619 Points ∼19%
Nokia 6
8973 Points ∼10% -46%
Wiko WIM
16939 Points ∼20% +2%
Oukitel K6000 Plus
9959 Points ∼12% -40%
Honor 6X
13535 Points ∼16% -19%
Honor 6X
13535 Points ∼16% -19%
Xiaomi Mi Mix
22860 Points ∼26% +38%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Doogee Mix
14288 Points ∼3%
Nokia 6
9605 Points ∼2% -33%
Wiko WIM
13241 Points ∼2% -7%
Oukitel K6000 Plus
10361 Points ∼2% -27%
Honor 6X
11353 Points ∼2% -21%
Honor 6X
11353 Points ∼2% -21%
Xiaomi Mi Mix
36559 Points ∼7% +156%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Doogee Mix
14748 Points ∼6%
Nokia 6
9457 Points ∼4% -36%
Wiko WIM
14074 Points ∼6% -5%
Oukitel K6000 Plus
10269 Points ∼4% -30%
Honor 6X
11775 Points ∼5% -20%
Honor 6X
11775 Points ∼5% -20%
Xiaomi Mi Mix
32263 Points ∼14% +119%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Doogee Mix
24 fps ∼0%
Nokia 6
16 fps ∼0% -33%
Wiko WIM
23 fps ∼0% -4%
Oukitel K6000 Plus
17 fps ∼0% -29%
Honor 6X
18 fps ∼0% -25%
Xiaomi Mi Mix
85 fps ∼1% +254%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Doogee Mix
35 fps ∼1%
Nokia 6
16 fps ∼0% -54%
Wiko WIM
23 fps ∼1% -34%
Oukitel K6000 Plus
16 fps ∼0% -54%
Honor 6X
19 fps ∼1% -46%
Xiaomi Mi Mix
60 fps ∼2% +71%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Doogee Mix
11 fps ∼2%
Nokia 6
7.1 fps ∼1% -35%
Wiko WIM
10 fps ∼2% -9%
Oukitel K6000 Plus
6.8 fps ∼1% -38%
Honor 6X
4.6 fps ∼1% -58%
Xiaomi Mi Mix
47 fps ∼9% +327%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Doogee Mix
22 fps ∼6%
Nokia 6
7 fps ∼2% -68%
Wiko WIM
10 fps ∼3% -55%
Oukitel K6000 Plus
6.8 fps ∼2% -69%
Honor 6X
8.5 fps ∼2% -61%
Xiaomi Mi Mix
47 fps ∼13% +114%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Doogee Mix
6.8 fps ∼0%
Nokia 6
4.6 fps ∼0% -32%
Wiko WIM
6.4 fps ∼0% -6%
Oukitel K6000 Plus
4.6 fps ∼0% -32%
Honor 6X
2.5 fps ∼0% -63%
Xiaomi Mi Mix
30 fps ∼1% +341%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Doogee Mix
16 fps ∼0%
Nokia 6
4.5 fps ∼0% -72%
Wiko WIM
6.4 fps ∼0% -60%
Oukitel K6000 Plus
4.5 fps ∼0% -72%
Honor 6X
4.9 fps ∼0% -69%
Xiaomi Mi Mix
31 fps ∼1% +94%
GFXBench
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Doogee Mix
4.1 fps ∼1%
Nokia 6
2.5 fps ∼1% -39%
Wiko WIM
3.8 fps ∼1% -7%
Oukitel K6000 Plus
2.4 fps ∼1% -41%
Honor 6X
2.8 fps ∼1% -32%
Xiaomi Mi Mix
19 fps ∼5% +363%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Doogee Mix
8.3 fps ∼5%
Nokia 6
2.5 fps ∼1% -70%
Wiko WIM
3.5 fps ∼2% -58%
Oukitel K6000 Plus
2.4 fps ∼1% -71%
Honor 6X
3 fps ∼2% -64%
Xiaomi Mi Mix
20 fps ∼12% +141%

Legend

 
Doogee Mix Mediatek Helio P25, ARM Mali-T880 MP2, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Nokia 6 Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Qualcomm Adreno 505, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Wiko WIM Qualcomm Snapdragon 626, Qualcomm Adreno 506, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Oukitel K6000 Plus Mediatek MT6750, ARM Mali-T860 MP2, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Honor 6X HiSilicon Kirin 655, ARM Mali-T830 MP2, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Xiaomi Mi Mix Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro, Qualcomm Adreno 530, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash

Browsing performance on the Doogee Mix is snappier compared to its competitors.

JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Xiaomi Mi Mix (Chrome 55)
58.4 Points ∼100% +137%
Wiko WIM (Chrome Version 59)
26.965 Points ∼46% +10%
Honor 6X (Chrome 56.0.2924.87)
26.464 Points ∼45% +8%
Doogee Mix (Chrome 60)
24.6 Points ∼42%
Oukitel K6000 Plus (Standard Browser 7.0)
20.2 Points ∼35% -18%
Nokia 6 (Chrome 59.0.3071.125)
17.558 Points ∼30% -29%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Xiaomi Mi Mix (Chrome 55)
9608 Points ∼100% +130%
Wiko WIM (Chrome Version 59)
4625 Points ∼48% +11%
Honor 6X (Chrome 56.0.2924.87)
4199 Points ∼44% +1%
Doogee Mix (Chrome 60)
4175 Points ∼43%
Oukitel K6000 Plus (Standard Browser 7.0)
3066 Points ∼32% -27%
Nokia 6 (Chrome 59.0.3071.125)
2899 Points ∼30% -31%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Oukitel K6000 Plus (Standard Browser 7.0)
22626.8 ms * ∼100% -120%
Nokia 6 (Chrome 59.0.3071.125)
12062.3 ms * ∼53% -17%
Doogee Mix (Chrome 60)
10305.6 ms * ∼46%
Honor 6X (Chrome 56.0.2924.87)
9373.3 ms * ∼41% +9%
Wiko WIM (Chrome Version 59)
8781.2 ms * ∼39% +15%
Xiaomi Mi Mix (Chrome 55)
2403.9 ms * ∼11% +77%
WebXPRT 2015 - Overall Score
Xiaomi Mi Mix (Chrome 55)
107 Points ∼100% +39%
Doogee Mix (Chrome 60)
77 Points ∼72%
Honor 6X (Chrome 56.0.2924.87)
73 Points ∼68% -5%
Nokia 6 (Chrome 59.0.3071.125)
60 Points ∼56% -22%

* ... smaller is better

Our Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 reference microSD card shows quick reading and writing speeds, but it is not even close to the maximum transfer speeds.

Accessing the internal memory in the Doogee Mix is very quick. Subjectively, loading times are not too long.

Doogee MixNokia 6Wiko WIMOukitel K6000 PlusHonor 6XXiaomi Mi Mix
AndroBench 3-5
-17%
-6%
-5%
23%
43%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
69.37 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
56.6
-18%
61.4
-11%
49.21 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
-29%
34.53 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
-50%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
78 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
84.6
8%
83.8
7%
72.15 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
-7%
52.02 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
-33%
Random Write 4KB
11.2
11.34
1%
13.34
19%
9.44
-16%
45.05
302%
15.15
35%
Random Read 4KB
66.5
33.8
-49%
38.1
-43%
64.59
-3%
39.55
-41%
116.6
75%
Sequential Write 256KB
165
77.06
-53%
136.67
-17%
190.35
15%
73.85
-55%
161.25
-2%
Sequential Read 256KB
249
273.06
10%
272.08
9%
278.56
12%
283.37
14%
409.86
65%

Games

The graphically demanding game Asphalt 8 runs quite smoothly in high detail settings. Consequently, simpler games such as Angry Birds 2 do not pose any issue to the phone’s performance. 

The smartphone controls, i.e. position sensor and touchscreen, are responsive enough for gaming.

Angry Birds 2
Angry Birds 2
Asphalt 8
Asphalt 8
Asphalt 8: Airborne
 SettingsValue
 high29 fps
 very low30 fps
Dead Trigger 2
 SettingsValue
 high30 fps

Emissions

Temperature

GFXBench battery test
GFXBench battery test

According to our measurements, the Doogee Mix reaches at most 40.3 °C (104.5 °F) under load. This is a noticeable temperature rise and it might get a little too warm in summer when carried in a pocket. Aside from this, we cannot see any issues with the temperature. When idle, the maximum temperature of 35.2 °C (95.3 °F) is hardly noticeable.

We do not expect to see any throttling, even under heavy load, as we can see in our GFXBench battery test Manhattan 3.1.

Max. Load
 38.6 °C
101 F
34.6 °C
94 F
32.8 °C
91 F
 
 37.7 °C
100 F
37.9 °C
100 F
36.3 °C
97 F
 
 36.1 °C
97 F
36.8 °C
98 F
32.9 °C
91 F
 
Maximum: 38.6 °C = 101 F
Average: 36 °C = 97 F
30.8 °C
87 F
31.9 °C
89 F
39.8 °C
104 F
30.2 °C
86 F
31.8 °C
89 F
40.3 °C
105 F
31.3 °C
88 F
31.8 °C
89 F
37.5 °C
100 F
Maximum: 40.3 °C = 105 F
Average: 33.9 °C = 93 F
Power Supply (max.)  31.4 °C = 89 F | Room Temperature 21.5 °C = 71 F | Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 36 °C / 97 F, compared to the average of 33.1 °C / 92 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 38.6 °C / 101 F, compared to the average of 35.5 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 40.3 °C / 105 F, compared to the average of 34.1 °C / 93 F
(±) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 33.8 °C / 93 F, compared to the device average of 33.1 °C / 92 F.
Heatmap front
Heatmap front
Heatmap back
Heatmap back

Speaker

Speaker test 'Pink Noise'
Speaker test 'Pink Noise'

The speaker is located on the bottom edge. It gets moderately loud with 81.8 dB(A). Deep mids and bases are basically non-existent, hence the speaker sounds a little shallow. Mids and highs are more or less in balance and save the overall sound from being uncomfortable. The speaker will do for a quick glimpse into a video or music clip. The use of a pair of ear-phones that can be plugged into the 3.5 mm audio jack or a Bluetooth speaker are recommended for comfortable, clean audio quality.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2031.633.52525.429.83125.328.74032.9305033.623.66331.629.18028.425.41002726.112520.824.41602221.920021.324.425020.832.231521.241.540019.450.950019.559.963017.765.780017.968.7100017.869.7125017.369.3160017.467200016.768.1250017.270315018.268.1400017.971500017.674.6630017.775.1800017.869.71000017.968.41250018.163.81600018.255.6SPL3081.8N1.351.2median 17.9median 67Delta1.312.731.642.625.437.525.334.632.931.333.630.931.632.428.429.72728.420.829.22231.721.336.920.84621.252.319.455.819.559.117.760.817.966.617.871.517.37517.472.316.772.717.271.618.270.717.967.617.666.617.761.617.856.517.957.118.156.918.242.23081.91.346.3median 17.9median 59.11.311hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseDoogee MixHonor 6X
Doogee Mix audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (81.8 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 38.6% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (8.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (5.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (27.1% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 69% of all tested devices in this class were better, 8% similar, 23% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 80% of all tested devices were better, 5% similar, 15% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Honor 6X audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (81.88 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 21.7% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 8.4% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6.7% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (5.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (27.8% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 72% of all tested devices in this class were better, 9% similar, 20% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 82% of all tested devices were better, 5% similar, 13% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Frequeny diagram in comparison (Toggle check boxes on/off!)

Battery runtime

Energy consumption

The Doogee Mix is a more potent device than we expected from its RRP. Although while idling, the energy consumption is fairly high, it is very efficient under load. After a couple of days in stand-by, the battery runs down too fast for our taste.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.08 / 0.52 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 1.13 / 1.7 / 1.74 Watt
Load midlight 2.78 / 5.01 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Doogee Mix
3360 mAh
Nokia 6
3000 mAh
Wiko WIM
3200 mAh
Oukitel K6000 Plus
6080 mAh
Honor 6X
3340 mAh
Xiaomi Mi Mix
4400 mAh
Power Consumption
-2%
19%
-33%
-5%
-80%
Idle Minimum *
1.13
0.63
44%
0.93
18%
0.88
22%
0.82
27%
0.87
23%
Idle Average *
1.7
1.75
-3%
1.28
25%
2.02
-19%
2
-18%
2.16
-27%
Idle Maximum *
1.74
1.87
-7%
1.37
21%
2.09
-20%
2.03
-17%
2.28
-31%
Load Average *
2.78
3.56
-28%
2.39
14%
5.33
-92%
3.34
-20%
9.21
-231%
Load Maximum *
5.01
5.85
-17%
4.25
15%
7.74
-54%
4.92
2%
11.76
-135%

* ... smaller is better

Battery runtime

The 3,360 mAh battery is a little bigger than most of its competitors, except the Oukitel K600 Plus. A Wi-Fi runtime of 9:33 hours is a good value, but the Nokia 6 gets significantly more runtime out of its smaller battery. Customers should still easily get two full days of regular use with the Doogee Mix. It takes two hours for a full charge using the supplied power adapter.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
9h 33min
Doogee Mix
3360 mAh
Nokia 6
3000 mAh
Wiko WIM
3200 mAh
Oukitel K6000 Plus
6080 mAh
Honor 6X
3340 mAh
Xiaomi Mi Mix
4400 mAh
Battery Runtime
17%
-14%
50%
67%
12%
Reader / Idle
1695
2250
1797
WiFi v1.3
573
670
17%
492
-14%
861
50%
957
67%
644
12%
Load
228
375
292
H.264
542
885
964

Pros

+ sturdy case
+ tri-bezel-less screen
+ fingerprint sensor
+ good storage equipment
+ snappy SoC
+ fast LTE
+ good AMOLED display
+ lots of input options
+ up-to-date security patches
+ 4K video recording

Cons

- screen flicker at low brightness
- dark and fuzzy camera shots
- only a few LTE bands
- microphone produces disturbing noises
- only 720p screen
- screen protector does not fit exactly

Verdict

Reviewed: Doogee Mix. Test device supplied by Doogee.
Reviewed: Doogee Mix. Test device supplied by Doogee.

The tri-bezel-less screen, as it has been and still is the case with the Xiaomi Mi Mix, is undoubtedly the main reason for the Doogee Mix’s allure. Bit by bit, more well established manufacturers jump on the bezel-less train and they need to find ways to offer something appealing to their customers. Doogee attempts this by furnishing their smartphone with a more powerful SoC and dual-camera setup than what is considered standard in its price range. Their plan is half-successful: the SoC is indeed very convincing, the camera on the other hand delivers dark images that lack sharpness, but we are pleased with its 4K video recording capability.

The dual camera fails to convince us. Luckily, the high performance, the nifty, bezel-less AMOLED screen, the up-to-date software and its good value-for-the-money ratio are good reasons to purchase the Doogee Mix.

There are some small nuisances that potential customers have to find a way to live with, like the barely removable, small screen protector that is mounted out of the box, the limited control capabilities of the fingerprint sensor or the partially flickering screen. A number of positive aspects make the phone an attractive option. The standard retailer's warranty and guarantee, lots of accessories, good storage equipment, a solid case and up-to-date security patches are all rarities among cheap Android devices.

Doogee Mix - 09/13/2017 v6(old)
Florian Wimmer

Chassis
87%
Keyboard
66 / 75 → 88%
Pointing Device
94%
Connectivity
38 / 60 → 64%
Weight
88%
Battery
92%
Display
73%
Games Performance
34 / 63 → 54%
Application Performance
50 / 70 → 72%
Temperature
89%
Noise
100%
Audio
57 / 91 → 63%
Camera
52%
Average
71%
80%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Florian Wimmer, 2017-09-19 (Update: 2019-04- 1)