Doogee Turbo2 — Phone preview
In our last review, we treated the THL T6969 and you can read about that right here. While Doogee might not be a familiar word to your ears, let’s quickly say that these guys actually make nice affordable phones from China, but then, let’s find out if their latest smartphone is a nice one.
Doogee Turbo2 DG900 is a 5″ phone which is priced a little south of $230 on GearBest.com. Let’s take a look at the specs:
Doogee Turbo2 DG900 key specs:
- 5-inch 1080p display
- 2GB of RAM, 16GB ROM
- Android 4.4 KitKat
- Octa-core MediaTek MT6592 processor
- 18MP rear and 8MP front camera
- 2500mAh battery
- Dual SIM slot (3G and 2G)
- 142 x 70 x 7.5 mm, 180 grams
With that being said, lets take a look at what we have here.
The Turbo2 as mentioned earlier posses a 5-inch display which has a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels thereby giving it a PPI score of 441. For protection, Doogee used a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on both surfaces of the phone, making sure the touchscreen is dust and water resistant while the back doesn’t leave fingerprint marks when the handled.
The screen gives out a contrast ratio of 1100:1, a brightness of 500 cd/m2 and NTSC color values of up to 85% which is 17% higher than that of the iPhone 5s, on paper.
The first thing you notice on a mobile phone is the design, that’s why this feature is the most important thing many users check before buying a smartphone.
Doogee Turbo2 DG900 looks bold and smart on the front, as well as at the back, though not the same can be said of the camera hardware’s arrangement. However, with a thinness of just 7.5 millimeters, the phone should feel very sleek when holding it.
18 megapixels. What is that? Well, that’s the pixel size of pictures taken with the smartphone on the hot seat. 18 megapixels is huge, really. With that amount of camera in your hand, your reason for upgrading to a new phone shouldn’t be about a camera upgrade next year.
The device is also equipped with an 8MP camera in the front which is still massive considering the front camera is only about taking pictures of your…head — self.
While this phone is not some costly BENDING phablet from the far corner of the world, the internals are pretty much decent considering Doogee handed them to good hands.
There’s a 1.7GHz octa-core CPU ticking inside the phone driven by a MediaTek MT6592 chipset. The phone is essentially equipped with 2GB of RAM while the 16GB ROM will hardly allow you run out of storage for apps — though you can still slide in a 64GB microSD card inside to get more memory space.
The phone runs on Android 4.4 KitKat operating system which is the latest version of the platform.
Heck, you can’t operate a phone without a battery. Fortunately, the Doogee Turbo2 comes with one which holds a capacity of 2500mAh. The phone can reach 100% from a flat battery in just one hour 30 minutes.
The phone’s battery is not by any means removable unless you have to pop open the back with the help of your technician, and that, is one of the downsides of this NICE smartphone.
The Doogee Turbo2 is a nice smartphone and might worth every single penny of it’s cost if you know how to utilize this smarty.