The outdoor smartphone market continues to be dominated by small Chinese manufacturers. Brands such as Outikel, Blackview, and Ulefone are presenting tons of outdoor phones, some at attractive prices. The Doogee V10 5G is such a device. The V10 5G is another model in Doogee’s line of rugged phones, but the first with 5G support. The phone is designed to stand out in the growing crowd of durable phones. The phone supports dual 5G networks and more frequency bands than any other 5G rugged phone, meaning it can be used in many more locations than other rugged phones.
The Doogee V10 looks just like any other outdoor smartphone. Thick rubber protectors adorn the corners of the device, plus elements in bright red or orange. At 16.1 millimeters, the device is quite thick, which is also reflected in its weight of 340 grams. A centered camera hill adorns the model on the back; three cameras and an infrared sensor are built into it – but more on that later. In addition to the usual buttons for power and volume, Doogee has installed two other buttons, the functions of which can be freely selected. Otherwise, a hardly overlooked DOOGEE logo adorns the back of the V10. As usual for outdoor phones, the Doogee V10 is protected against water and dust according to IP69K and IP68.
The Doogee smartphone’s display measures 6.39 inches and has a resolution of 1560 x 720 pixels. That corresponds to HD, which is clearly not enough, after all, the Doogee V10 costs more than $199.99. It is more gratifying than Doogee relies on a hole punch notch – still not a matter of course with outdoor phones. We are also happy about the use of scratch-resistant gorilla glass as a screen protector.
The Doogee V10 is powered by a Dimensity 700. The 7nm processor manufactured by MediaTek delivers clock rates of up to 2.2GHz and sufficient power for everyday tasks. Even a game or two shouldn’t be a problem for the Doogee V10. In addition, the 7nm manufacturing process ensures high efficiency. Overall, the Dimensity 700 is a good choice for mid-range devices that want to combine sufficient performance and good battery life. In addition to the Dimensity 700, the Doogee V10 is equipped with up to 8GB RAM and 128GB mass storage. On the software side, the smartphone uses the latest Android 11.
The Doogee V10’s camera setup consists of three sensors. The main camera has a resolution of 48MP, plus the device comes with an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera and a 2MP portrait camera. We cannot say what exactly is behind this designation. However, we would like to use the classic depth-of-field sensor. On the other hand, Doogee also speaks of macro shots, which would rather suggest a dedicated macro camera. Either way – neither of the two options offers any real added value. The smartphone uses a 16MP camera for selfies.
Otherwise, the Doogee V10 supports dual SIM, location via GPS, Glonass, Galileo and Beidou, Bluetooth 5.0, and of course WiFi. Somewhat more unusual is the infrared thermometer, which Doogee installs as the fourth sensor in the camera hill. According to the manufacturer, this makes it possible to measure temperatures accurately over a distance of a few centimeters. Incidentally, Doogee installs the fingerprint sensor in the power button. The Doogee V10’s battery measures a very impressive 8500mAh. This makes it significantly larger than in most other cell phones and even for an outdoor phone, this is an outstanding value. The device can be charged with up to 33 watts, alternatively, wireless charging with up to 10 watts is also possible.