Doogee is now offering the X97 Pro for pre-order from Banggood. The Android smartphone is not supposed to be protected against harmful environmental conditions, but it does have an NFC module, among other things. Specifically, interested customers can now pre-order the model at a price of just $89.99, and delivery is scheduled to start on August 28th. Shipping should always be free of charge, import duties may apply. This DOOGEE X97 Pro has basic specs, including a 6-inch screen with HD+ resolution (1400 x 720 pixels), a 60 Hz refresh rate, and large bezels.
The Doogee X97 measures 162 x 76.9 x 9.7 millimeters and comes in the colors black, green, and blue. The same goes for the Pro model. In addition, both smartphones weigh 190 grams and are mostly made of plastic. The design of the front looks very classic in positive terms, somehow outdated in negative terms. The corners of the 6-inch display are actually square, there is no indentation. The selfie snap sits in the frame above the screen, where it’s in good company with a notification LED, earcup, and ambient light sensor. The IPS panel measures 6 inches diagonally and has a speed of 60 Hertz. The resolution is 1,440 x 720 pixels – the aspect ratio is 18:9 or 2:1 accordingly.
The X97 Pro is a relatively ordinary smartphone and does without the higher resistance to dust and water that is typical of Doogee. A MediaTek Helio G25 is used as the SoC, which has four gigabytes of RAM available. The internal memory is only 64 gigabytes. The Doogee X97 offers MediaTek’s Helio A22, 3 gigabytes of RAM, and 16 gigabytes of expandable storage. If you choose the Doogee X97 Pro, you get the Helio G25 from MediaTek, 4 gigabytes of RAM, and 64 gigabytes of storage. For that reason alone we would go for the Pro model – 16 gigabytes of internal memory in a current smartphone with Android 12 is simply not up to date.
The cameras of the two models differ again. The Doogee X97 has a dual camera with 8 + 2 megapixels, Two cameras are installed on the back, whereby the main camera offers a resolution of 12 megapixels and the sensor comes from Sony. The front camera can also be used to unlock the smartphone with a picture of the face. The use of the LTE mobile network is supported, with operation with two SIM cards being supported. The GNSS module supports GPS, Glonass, Galileo, and Beidou. A conventional headphone can be connected, and microphones with noise reduction are installed. The 4,200 mAh battery is charged via USB Type C. NFC is part of the equipment, and Google Pay should be supported.
DOOGEE X97 Pro is a much better choice than the plain X97 model. It has the same exterior and better interior, so it is already comes with an Helio G25 CPU; and comes with 4GB of memory and 64GB of storage space. You can buy it from Banggod at $89.99 in Presale for a limited time.