Inside the Doogee Mix is a MediaTek Helio P25 processor, which is supported depending on the version of 4 or 6 GB of RAM. In addition, there is a dual camera setup with a 16 Megapixel main camera on the back, as well as 64GB of memory and full LTE support. Both the hardware and design of the Doogee Mix sound promising. Can the mobile phone, however, actually convince or apart from it at the details? We will find this in the following review of the Doogee Mix.
Below the display is a multifunctional Home button. If you click on this briefly, the back command is triggered. If you press the button for about half a second, you reach the Home screen. In addition, the button can be used as a fingerprint sensor. It performs this function with a high accuracy (~ 9/10 attempts) and unlocks the smartphone even with the display off in about half a second. The usual soft-touch buttons were replaced by the multifunctional Home button. However, there are fade-out on-screen buttons for alternative operation. A status LED is not installed. The positioning of the front camera on the lower side is also necessary. If you want to record a self, One must keep the mobile phone upside down. Sim cards can be inserted via a slot on the left side. There are two NanoSIMs or a NanoSIM and a MicroSD in the mobile phone. On the bottom, there is a conventional MicroUSB connector and on the top headphones can be connected via the 3.5mm jack connector.
The Doogee Mix stands out visually through its small edges of the unit slime look. The processing quality is convincing. The mobile phone is well in the hand and is despite its large display hardly larger than usual 5-inch devices. Note, however mobile phone with 191g despite its compact design is not particularly light.
The following accessories are included:
- MicroUSB Cable
Screen protector for front and back
It is notable that Doogee has packed a good protective sleeve into the scope of the smartphone, with which one can reduce the scratch or breakage risk significantly. The cover is made of velvety plastic and encloses the smartphone safe and secure.
In addition to the edgeless design, the display is another surprise. Instead of a conventional IPS panel, Doogee uses a Samsung SuperAMOLED display. The advantages are mainly in excellent contrast and very crisp colors. With a resolution of 1280 * 720 pixels, the Doogee Mix achieves a pixel density of 267 pixels per inch. Individual pixels are still visible when you look closely. The image is still sufficiently sharp and well suited for multimedia and games. A full HD display would have been doubtless a desirable feature, but synonymous with the HD display, the Doogee mix brings a good picture.
As additional features, the Doogee Mix also features gesture control and a handy smart wake function. In addition, MediaTek’s MiraVision was integrated into the custom display setting. The touchscreen can register up to 10 touch points simultaneously and works quickly and accurately. It is also worth mentioning that Gorilla glass 5 is used to protect against damage on the front and back. A scratch test with a screwdriver is the Doogee Mix without any traces.
The Doogee Mix is also impressive in terms of display. With an HD resolution, the smartphone is not one of the high-resolution devices, but the picture is still pleasantly sharp. In addition, the SuperAMOLED panel provides an excellent contrast, crisp colors and good brightness. The precise 10-point touch screen and Corning Gorilla glass 5 on the front and back round off the package.
At the heart of the Doogee Mix is an Helio P25 processor from MediaTek. The CPU has 8 cores with a clock rate of up to 2.4 GHz in the power cluster and 1.66 GHz in the power savings cluster. The processor is supported by a Mali T880 GPU. In terms of performance, the Doogee Mix thus ranks in the current medium class. Although it can not measure with current high-end processors, for most users, the performance is, however, problem-free. Multimedia and games can be used well and the mix navigates quickly in the system and apps. Website is quickly displayed. When surfing elaborate websites.
As far as the gaming performance of the Mali T880 GPU is concerned, the Doogee mix is ??behind Xiaomi. Most games can still be used without problems. For very demanding titles such as Asphalt 8, however, the graphics setting must be reduced to “medium” or “low” in order to get a smooth gaming experience. For casual gamers, the performance is sufficient, but sophisticated gamers should be more comfortable with a mobile phone with Snapdragon 820/821.
Regarding the storage capacity, the Doogee Mix is ??currently available in two versions. The standard version has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of memory. There is also a version with 6 / 64GB give and finally a limited edition with 6 / 128GB will appear. Unless one of the two SIM slots, one can equip the mobile phone with a MicroSD card. The speed of the internal memory is a decent 120MB / s in reading and 200MB / s in writing. Slowly, however, is the memory, which with 4.5GB / s significantly behind the competition remains, but for the price range, the speed is in order. The Doogee Mix can not compete with the strong competition of Xiaomi. However, you still get a decent performance with which most applications can be used without any problems.
Doogee UI Operation System
The Doogee Mix has a current Android 7 system, which is equipped with Google Play store and German language. Updates are easily installed via the integrated OTA function via Wifi. The user interface was edited by the manufacturer and runs with the Freeme launcher. The launcher has a slightly different look with its own app icons and an information center as you know it from the Google Now Launcher. In addition, a standard round-top ball and other gimmicks are activated by default, which can be easily turned off.
The settings menu has also been extended by Doogee with a few additional functions. There is the option to clone apps to use two Whatsapp accounts on one device, for example. In addition, the Home button, as well as the functions Smartwake, gesture control, can be adjusted well.
The one on the left side of the image is “One Hand Float View”, turn it on in the setting menu and swipe from the lower right of the screen towards the center to come out. For people who operate smartphones with the right hand, icons used frequently (recently used) and various settings (airplane mode, Wi-Fi on / off, etc.) are compactly summarized.
The right side of the image is “Float Gesture”. Did you see a black circle on the screenshot you posted from a while ago? This is Float Gesture, you can tap the black circle (you can move freely in the screen) and a menu like an image above appears.
Another surprise is the camera of the Doogee Mix. In the mobile phone, a dual camera setup is used on the back. A 16-megapixel camera is complemented by a further 8-megapixel sensor. Doogee is using ISOCELL sensors from Samsung. The dual camera brings a bokeh effect, 2x digital zoom and native black-and-white shots to the mobile phone. With the bokeh function, camera shots should be possible in the portrait mode, in which the background is blurred, but the central object is focused. This function would have saved the manufacturer completely because the result is miserable. Instead of scanning the outline of the central object and only blurring the background, A circular surface is simply disarmed, the size of which can be adjusted with a controller. Successful shots are simply impossible in this mode. Also, the 2-fold zoom does not convince because the zoom goes with the same sharpness loss as with any simple Handycamera. At least black and white recordings can be produced with the mobile phone.
In terms of image quality outside the dual camera mode, the Doogee Mix makes an average figure. When the light conditions are good, sharp images with good color reproduction can be recorded. At the edges, the pictures are sometimes a bit blurry and the colors sometimes seem a bit pale. Overall, however, the result is generally usable. At night, the device, like almost all cheap mobile phones, can not convince. There is quickly a strong picture noise and usable pictures can hardly be absorbed.
The 5-megapixel front camera does not produce good pictures. There is a lack of sharpness and the pictures are always slightly washed out. As soon as less light is available, no good pictures can be taken at all. Overall, the camera is more suitable for video telephony than for photography.
The dual camera of the Doogee Mix is not convincing in our test. The functions are not fully developed by the software and do not represent a useful extension. If you use the normal camera function, however, under good lighting conditions good pictures can be taken.
The Doogee Mix is a dual-sim phone and supports all 2G, 3G and 4G LTE frequencies that are important in Pakistan. The network reception is strong and we had no problems using the mobile internet. When talking, you have an average good conversation quality and the voice is clearly transmitted. Also, the use of the hands-free function is possible, however in a noisy environment occasionally to slight disturbances.
The Wifi reception is guaranteed by an 802.11 b / g / n module in 2.4GHz and 5GHz networks. The reception strength is on average. Bluetooth is supported with 4.0 standard, here would be a current Bluetooth 4.1 or 4.2 module the better choice. In terms of the installed sensors, the Doogee Mix brings together the most important components. In addition to the standard sensors (proximity, acceleration and brightness sensor), there is also a gyroscope for the use of VR glasses and an E-compass for better pedestrian navigation. GPS reception is sufficiently strong for navigation in the car or on foot and determines the location without crashes up to 2 meters accurate.
The integrated speaker is of average quality. The sound is loud and clear and there is no audible distortion. For a real premium sound, however, the mobile phone is significantly deeper. If you connect mid-range headphones to the smartphone, you get a good sound delivered.
Regarding the battery, the Doogee Mix with 3380mAh offers an average capacity for a 5.5-inch smartphone. The running time is about 30% below what high-end phones like the Xiaomi Mi5s or LeEco Le Pro 3 offer. About 4 to 5-hour active usage spread throughout the day is usually no problem. At the Dauervideotest, the Doogee Mix managed to play 7 hours of a FullHD Youtube video at half brightness. For demanding gaming of current 3D titles about 20% of the battery is consumed per hour. Therefore, there is no problem with a “normal” usage profile, only those who frequently want to insert longer gaming sessions or want to navigate longer distances with the smartphone will have to recharge before the end of the day. The battery is charged with 5V / 2A, which takes a total of 2.5 hours.
With the Doogee Mix, the Chinese manufacturer has succeeded in making a good mobile phone. Due to the small edges around the display, it is visibly different from the competition. In addition, the processing quality of the smartphone is convincing. The performance is sufficient for most applications and provides enough room for multitasking thanks to 4GB of memory. The SuperAMOLED display convinces despite its low resolution with a bright and colorful image and the battery life is sufficient for most usage profiles. Even the full LTE support in Pakistan, as well as the clean Android 7 system, represent pro arguments. The processing performance is also said to be as expected. I posted the score of Antutu, but I think that it will not feel power shortage unless there is much if it is this score.
Also, as for the camera, I should have reviewed a little more by inherently, but I think that I could confirm the goodness of image quality even in a short time trial, and I felt it was a lot of fun shooting a blurred picture. You can grab Doogee MIX from Banggood to use coupon code: mix464 at $156.39.