Doogee S61 Pro Review - versatile design and good performance in a compact rugged package

1 August 2022, 12:34:59

Doogee S61 Pro Review - versatile design and good performance in a compact rugged package
You can buy a Doogee S98 at promotional prices from the Doogee Mall or from the Doogee Official Store on AliExpress.

Display

The Doogee S61 Pro has a 6-inch IPS screen with an HD+ resolution (720 x 1600 pixels) and Corning Gorilla Glass for protection. As we already mentioned in the Design section of this review, the display is from an older generation with non-curved corners and thick bezels. The display settings are standard for an Android 12 smartphone. They allow you to switch between the light and dark themes, turn on/off automatic brightness, adaptive brightness, and night light. You can choose from several wallpapers, charging animation, font sizes, and display sizes. The screen color mode provides a choice between standard, vivid, or cool colors but these are not pre-calibrated color modes.
Maximum brightness (100% APL)
UMIDIGI Z2 Special Edition
553.872 cd/m2
Doogee S86 Pro
552.724 cd/m2
Oukitel K6000 Pro
552.705 cd/m2
Xiaomi Mi A1
551.541 cd/m2
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551.36 cd/m2
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550 cd/m2
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549.838 cd/m2
Oukitel WP13
549.573 cd/m2
Zopo Speed 8
549.03 cd/m2
Doogee S61 Pro
548.095 cd/m2
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545.174 cd/m2
Ulefone Power Armor 19T
543.741 cd/m2
Doogee N30
542.112 cd/m2
Nokia X7
540.888 cd/m2
Blackview S8
540.239 cd/m2
Doogee S50
540.052 cd/m2
Ulefone Power Armor 18T
537.328 cd/m2
Cubot KingKong 8
536 cd/m2
Cubot X50
534.73 cd/m2
UMIDIGI F1
533.732 cd/m2
Doogee mentions 500 nits of maximum brightness for the S61 Pro display. Our measurements show that the maximum brightness is close to 550 nits and even the lowest levels we've measured are higher than 500 nits. It is clearly visible outdoors in bright sunlight. Below you will find our usual measurements of the white and black luminance, static contrast ratio, and color temperature of the display taken twice - on a single frame that displays 50% white and 50% black and on two separate frames displaying a fully white and a fully black screen.

A single frame, 50% white / 50% black

Brightness White luminance Black luminance Contrast Color temperature
100 % 509.398 cd/m2 0.376 cd/m2 1415 : 1 > 12000 K
0 % 21.397 cd/m2 0.015 cd/m2 1426 : 1 > 12000 K

Two separate black and white frames

Brightness White luminance Black luminance Contrast Color temperature
100 % 548.095 cd/m2 0.376 cd/m2 1458 : 1 > 12000 K
0 % 22.871 cd/m2 0.016 cd/m2 1429:1 > 12000 K
The white luminance of the display measured on two separate white and black frames is only slightly higher than the white and black luminance measured on one screen that shows 50% white and 50% black. The maximum brightness on a 100% white screen is 548.095 cd/m2 and on a 50% white screen, it is 514.340 cd/m2 - there's a 34 nits difference. The black luminance from the two measurements is almost equal, hence, there isn't a significant difference in the contrast ratio measured in both ways and it is an average of 1420:1-1450:1. The temperature of the white point is extremely high. It exceeds 12000 K in all types of measurements. In this regard, using the Night Light at all times is advisable.
Display brightness uniformity
Position Left Center Right
Top 514.340 cd/m2 / > 12000 K 523.902 cd/m2 / > 12000 K 522.556 cd/m2 / > 12000 K
Center 512.521 cd/m2 / > 12000 K 546.920 cd/m2 / > 12000 K 541.903 cd/m2 / > 12000 K
Bottom 496.106 cd/m2 / > 12000 K 517.294 cd/m2 / > 12000 K 514.480 cd/m2 / > 12000 K
Our brightness uniformity measurement shows that the display is not uniformly bright but without any staggering differences. The top one-third has the middle-level brightness with an average of 518 cd/m2. The mid-one-third is the brightest part of the screen with an average of 530 cd/m2. The bottom one-third is the least bright one with an average of 510 cd/m2. The left vertical part of the screen is the least bright. The central vertical is the brightest, and the right third vertical is the mid-brightest. The temperature of the white point exceeds 12000 K.
The CIE diagram shows that the display sRGB color space coverage is lower than 100%. The green and the red ranges of hues look duller. The display panel has a traditional vertical striped RGB subpixel arrangement.

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