Doogee S89 Pro
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix f/2.0
Average of 2 scores (from 9 reviews)
Reviews for the Doogee S89 Pro
Now for the verdict. The DooGee S89 Pro checks all the boxes of being a rugged smartphone. Though some compromises are here and there. Casual users like me might find this device unfit literally in our pockets and in our tastes, but its toughness and menacing aesthetics will cater to specific consumers who might be always out for an adventure to the extreme, or for those working in the construction industry and the likes. Priced at only under Php 16,000, this is definitely for those people who don’t want an expensive yet fragile phone and just want a daily driver that is sustainable and can endure anything you throw at it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/29/2022
You will either love or hate the styling, but the basic phone technology here is solid. Plenty of RAM, storage and battery capacity advantages are offset by a questionable GPU and the sheer bulk of this construct. Not the most elegant phone Doogee has ever made.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/03/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
On the outside, the Doogee S89 Pro lives up to its appearance, offering a rugged and protective design with tough materials, while keeping a few tricks up its sleeve, such as a massive battery, a decent display, and surprisingly pleasant camera performance. It’s priced to compete in the budget to mid-range tier at around $359, and for that price you don’t get a lot of other rugged Android devices on the market. For people after a utility device that they can bring along on outdoor trips and excursions, or simply want a tough Android phone that will last a fair number of years, then the Doogee S89 Pro is an ideal choice.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/02/2022
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/27/2022
Source: Tech PowerUP
To me, the Doogee S89 Pro is an interesting device. It starts with a fairly decent set of specifications, expanding upon that with the hardcore rugged design and added "armor" found inside the box. If only there were certain other accessories in the box... I actually really enjoyed testing the Doogee S89 Pro, and the ruggedness is a big part of that. I mean really, who wouldn't have fun dropping a phone to see if it breaks over and over again. Checking if it floats? Again, more fun. The wanna-be Batman aesthetic equally so. Even the size and weight, although a bit goofy in 2022, is kind of cute and laughable. It not every phone that claims to be as rugged and durable as this S89 Pro does, and the huge 12000 mAh battery really pushes that rugged versatility to the limit and back. It's rare to be able to venture on a multi-day outdoor experience, and expect to have battery to spare at the end of the fun... but with the Doogee S89 Pro's huge battery capacity, that does hold true. I think that during my 30-day evaluation period I charged this phone just three times, and that is after lots of benchmarking, gaming, and photography. I did find the audio to be a bit lacking, as was the 3D gaming performance, but each was suitable enough, given the price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/28/2022
Hands-On, online available, Medium, Date: 09/11/2022
Source: Chinahandys.net DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/01/2022
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 100% workmanship: 100%
Source: Canaltech PT→EN
Positive: Waterproof IP68/IP69K; dust avoiding; long battey life. Negative: Poor cameras; weak processor.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/21/2022
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Doogee Mobile Limited Company is a small Chinese manufacturer that produces smartphones under the Doogee brand. The brand is one of the oldest among the classic Chinese cell phones and has existed since 2013. Doogee itself claims to have been founded in Spain, but this is just a marketing trick. Doogee is known for its rugged and outdoor-ready smartphones.
79%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.
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