Secondary Camera: 8 MPix
Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Doogee S60
This is a well-protected, waterproof, durable phone that is perfect for manual workers who need a suite of useful tools -- or for anyone who is a little bit careless with their devices from time to time.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/18/2017
Rating: Total score: 86%
Putting aside the utilitarian design and the silly-sounding brand name, the S60 is a superb rugged smartphone with a seriously tempting price tag. Its wireless charging capability, beefy battery capacity and a raft of bundled utilities make this phone an excellent all-rounder.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/05/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: Chinahandys.net DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/04/2018
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget ES→EN
Positive: Good price; support waterproof IP68; elegant design; excellent display; powerful processor; 6GB Ram; NFC technology. Negative: Heavy; only 64GB Rom.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/13/2017
Source: Helpix RU→EN
Positive: Good price; support waterproof; wireless charging; decent hardware. Negative: Heavy and bulky.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/21/2017
The Doogee S60 is a solid-looking beast of a phone. Large, heavy, rugged, and sturdy, it looks like it will stand up to the toughest handling. More and more smartphone manufacturers are jumping on the rugged device bandwagon, which is not surprising since competition in this arena is still sparse, while profit margins are healthy, given the higher retail prices these handsets usually carry. The S60 is available in black, gold or silver, and the manufacturer even came up with special ‘Game of Thrones Edition’ versions. Like many of their competitors, the (Spanish) designers opted for the classic octagonal chassis (four slanted corners and four long sides) usually associated with ruggedized smartphones. At 285g, the S60 is one of the heaviest smartphones, almost twice the weight of an Apple iPhone 8. Its dimensions of 163 x 83 x 17mm are also well above average. Doogee seems to heavily focus on the latter, using a combination of metal (aerospace-grade aluminium) and high-density polycarbonate plastic rather than rubber to increase this device’s resistance to shocks and bumps, earning it a well-deserved IP68 certification. The screen, a 5.2-inch Full-HD IPS display, is covered by a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 overlay, which should protect it from scratches. The IPS display boasts great color reproduction that should cater to most tastes and it looks brilliant even outside, where the S60 is expected to be used most often.
There seems to be an oleophobic coating as well, as the screen is noticeably less prone to fingerprint smudges compared to competitors. The fingerprint reader is located on the back, alongside the camera sensor, the speaker, and dual LED. The SIM and microSD slot are positioned underneath a metal cover. Doogee did not skimp on the components for the S60: This flagship smartphone received best-of-breed hardware (well, almost). It packs one of the most powerful SoCs available outside of Qualcomm’s stable: the MediaTek Helio P25, which is backed with 6GB of premium LPDDR4 memory and 64GB of Samsung-sourced flash memory for storage. The camera sensors are Samsung and Sony-sourced as well. The rear 21-megapixel model can only record in Full HD, despite the Mediatek P25 CPU supporting 4K. The S60 is unique amongst rugged smartphones, as it bundles both NFC and wireless charging, potentially allowing users to bypass the onboard physical ports completely. The S60 runs on Android 7.0, as expected, and does not have many extra bundled apps. One of the included applications is Zello, a walkie-talkie/push-to-talk solution that works particularly well for teams. There is also DGXender, a nifty solution for transferring files between compatible devices. The most compelling app is the aptly named Toolbox, consisting of tools that use the host of sensors on the S60 to deliver the sort of functionality an outdoor professional (working in the field or on a construction site) might expect.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
ARM Mali-T880 MP2: Mobile graphics solution for tablets and smartphones, which can be found in ARM SoCs (for mostly Android based devices). The Mali-T880 can be built with 1 to 16 clusters, where the MP2 version features 2 clusters/cores. Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Helio P25: ARM based octa core SoC (8x ARM Cortex-A53) clocked at up to 2.6 GHz. The chip also includes a Cat.6 LTE modem. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for smartphones.
Doogee Mobile Limited Company produces smarpthones under the Doogee brand. Their products have first been reviewed from 2015 and only sporadically. The ratings are below-average (as of 2016).
88.67%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
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