Doogee BL7000 is a new Chinese smartphone that intends to convince users that they do not want to spend a lot of money. It is an economic terminal but does not want to be short on features thanks to its 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of internal storage, an 8-core processor and a bestial battery of 7,060 mAh that should offer an enviable Battery. A beautiful smartphone with a large battery is no longer a rarity – it’s Doogee BL5000, which we tested quite recently on Igeekphone. But it is bright and can catch only a certain part of the audience. The rest should conquer the Doogee BL7000 with an even larger battery at 7060 mAh. More details about BL7000 read in our review.
First of all, we would like to thanks Lightinthebox for his confidence in giving us the product for Review. The Doogee BL7000 Review Unit provided by Lightinthebox. You Can Buy From Lightinthebox at $165.98.
Doogee BL7000 – Technical Specifications
- Display: 5.5 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixels FHD screen
- CPU: MTK6750T Octa Core 1.5GHz
- System: Android 7.0
- Camera: 13.0MP + 13.0MP dual rear cameras + 13.0MP front camera
- Sensor: Ambient Light Sensor, Gravity Sensor, Proximity Sensor
- SIM Card: dual SIM dual standby, 1 Nano SIM Card + 1 Nano SIM Card or 1 Nano SIM Card + 1 TF Card
- Feature: GPS
The Doogee BL7000 comes in a black cardboard box the design is very simple since there is no image or anything remarkable beyond the logo of the brand and model of the smartphone. We are accustomed to this type of minimalist presentations in Asian manufacturers and is that it allows the manufacturer to save costs and offer a product with a relation between price and characteristics as favorable as possible, what is really important is what is hidden inside the box and not its design.
We opened the box and found the smartphone next to the user’s manual, a micro USB charging cable, a Charging adapter and a sim ejector a protective cover with a Screen Protector. A presentation quite simple but that fulfills its function. Yes, we note that the smartphone comes very well protected by a plastic cover to prevent it from scratching.
The silicone case is made of soft, but not thin material. its backside has a pattern to the point, but against the background of the golden cover of the phone, it is not visible at all. On the case, the accessory sits very tightly, and the audio and charging ports are covered with hinged plugs.
Design & Build Quality
The first impression of Doogee BL7000 – looks expensive, in the hand, it does not feel very thick, the screen is good. If to admit honestly, after 3 Days of Testing this impression did not change, but at times it became stronger.
The 7060 mAh battery does not make the BL7000 look like a brick or faceless candy bar. It will be more suitable words – stylish, original and perfectly designed. After all, the dimensions can be called optimal, as for a long-lived smartphone (156 x 76 x 11 mm). Although the body is thick and heavy – 220g. But it depends on the physiology of the buyer and his preferences.
Premium case materials are metal on the rim and a back cover under the skin. The pattern is recognizable, the texture is beautiful and practical. The surface does not collect prints or scratches. At least, they are not visible. The color solutions that are on the market include our gold version, black and blue. The black frame is black and it is more strict and versatile.
The frame is thick, but wide polished slices hide real dimensions. Although if you take it in your hand, the weight does not seem large, and the thickness is quite comfortable.
The assembly was carried out without any complaints. The body is not foldable, there is nothing left on the rim, and on the right is a sliding slot and two buttons. And the power button has a textured surface, which allows it to quickly identify with the thumb of the big hand.
At the bottom, the engineers arranged a micro USB port, a microphone, and a speaker. From the top only 3.5 audio output.
The sound at the output of the multimedia speaker is loud and clear, and even at all frequencies. You can increase the volume in the settings. The speaker also has an excellent volume margin. It, as expected, is placed on the front panel above the display and is slightly recessed into the case. Next to him was placed a front camera with a flash, proximity and lighting sensors.
Under the screen, there are two points that correspond to the buttons back and the application manager. Between them – a fingerprint scanner. It does not work very fast, but it does not matter which side you put your finger on. Add additional features it does not.
The Doogee BL7000 has a 5.5-inch Sharp screen with a resolution of 1080×1920 pixels. The ppi value according to the manufacturer’s data is 404, and the dpi by Antutu is 480. So, no pixelation is noticeable. The contrast ratio is 1100: 1. The touch layer works without grip and supports 10 simultaneous touches. Oleophobic coating on the display is provided.
Subjectively, from the box, the screen is slightly yellow, compared to the model BL5000. But this can be fixed with the Miravision option.
The viewing angles in the phone are very good, and the brightness reserve allows you to read the information even in the very bright sun.
To invent with a hardware filling for model Doogee BL7000 the manufacturer did not become. The standard Mediatek MT6750T processor for 8 cores with a frequency of 1.5 GHz, a graphics chip Mali-T860 and 4 GB of RAM is used.
In the Antutu benchmark, the smartphone scored 40015 points, and in Geekbanch 4 1783 points with the active work of all processors, which is comparable to Xiaomi Mi 4c on Snapdragon 808. So, you do not have to worry about the performance of your gadget. He will be able to fulfill all his requests for video content and games. In 3D simulators, you do not always need to put the detail on the maximum, well, everything else is fine.
The built-in memory is 64 GB and it can be expanded with cards up to 128 GB or USB flash drive via OTG connection. Although more than 53 GB, which is offered out of the box, fill out immediately not all.
The user has the opportunity to immediately install two SIM cards in Nano format or choose the option Nano-SIM + microSD. The handset supports 2G, 3G and 4G networks (2G: GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, 3G: WCDMA: 900/2100 MHz, 4G: FDD: B1 / 3/7/8/20). Complaints on the quality of communication for two weeks of real operation did not arise. The same applies to a stable connection over Wi-Fi (802.11 b / g / n) and Bluetooth 4.1. Navigation is represented by GPS + A-GPS modules.
The Doogee BL7000 is positioned as the world’s first smartphone with three 13 megapixels cameras.
The Rear Camera from Samsung ISOCELL on 13 MP. And this is a double camera, the viewing angle of which is 88 degrees. The second module is needed to beautifully blur the background image.
The camera is complemented by a large LED flash and received an optical zoom of 2x, as well as a digital 8x. The buyer will enjoy the high speed of focusing and a decent quality of photos. They are comparable to the model BL5000, the video is recorded in Full HD resolution.
Front Camera at 13 megapixels. got the function of a beautiful face and autofocus. Video recording is supported in 640×480 resolution. In the dark, the front flash can improve image quality. And autofocus works even when you shoot a video.
OS and Applications
Doogee BL7000 runs on Android 7.0. Own or third-party launchers are not provided that rather a plus than a minus. The list of smart functions includes:
- smart wake up and launch applications by drawing gestures
- three-finger screenshot
- transfer to a quiet mode when you call a smartphone on the screen
- answer the call by lifting the receiver to your ear
- control without touch, just waving over the screen
During the period of our test, there were no problems with the operation of the operating system, hang-up and an emergency shutdown of applications. The wireless software update is possible through the settings of the smartphone.
The capacity of the built-in battery Doogee BL7000 is 7060 mAh. This is a high-density polymer lithium-ion battery. It is thin in itself, which has the best effect on the overall thickness of the tube. Statistics provided by the company shows that it retains 85% of the volume after 900 charge/discharge cycles.
The 12V / 2A charger included in the package provides fast charging of the tube from 0 to 100% in just 4 hours. The device supports the Pump Express 3.0 standard.
It is stated that HD video will be played up to 20 hours, and in standby mode, the smartphone can last 38 days. We tried to repeat this, but we achieved a few other indicators – video is no more than 15 hours through the built-in player and the brightness of the display is at 50%. The expense for other operations is as follows:
Youtube video, 10% brightness of the display and 50% speaker volume – 15 hours
Youtube video, 50% brightness of the display and 50% speaker volume – 13.5 hours
video through the player, 50% brightness of the display and 50% speaker volume – 15 hours
the game in Asphalt Extreme, 70% of the brightness of the display – 9 hours.
If you walk around the city all day and take photos and videos, and constantly listen to music, then even in this mode you can not discharge the battery to “0”.
There are no special power-saving modes.
Doogee BL7000 is a smartphone that can withstand the demands of very demanding users. His battery at 7060 mAh is capable of holding a tube with the display on for a whole working day.
Do not disappoint your smartphone with your cameras and display. Stable and correct operation of the hardware and software component has been thoroughly tested by us so that this part can be recommended for purchase. The potential buyer may not like the not very fast reaction of the central button to the touch of a finger, but this can not be considered a significant drawback for a smartphone worth up to $165.98 and a host of other advantages. As I said before we would like to thanks Lightinthebox for his confidence in giving us the product for Review. The Doogee BL7000 Review Unit provided by Lightinthebox. You Can Buy From Lightinthebox at $165.98.
- Excellent autonomy
- Good performance
- High-quality photo and video content of the main and front cameras
- Excellent build
- Stable operation of the interface
- Not very fast fingerprint scanner
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