Doogee BL7000 Review

26 September 2017, 17:44:50

Doogee BL7000 Review
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Cameras

The Camera app has a familiar interface. The home screen has a circular shutter button with a shortcut to a list of filters/effects to its right and a shortcut to the list of photos and videos to its left. Above the shutter button, the various shooting modes are listed, Photo being the default one. The rest include Beauty - with a scale that modifies mainly skin smoothing, Panorama, Video, and SLR. SLR is the mode which employs the two rear shooters of the device. The first camera takes a normal photo and the second one shoots with a shallow depth of field. The software combines both. With the on-screen circular button, you can adjust the amount of blur. Of course, just like in many other smartphones with two rear cameras this effect is quite artificial and the border between the focused and defocused areas is clearly visible. You have several flash and HDR options listed on the top of the screen, the camera switch icon and the shortcut to the camera settings. These include photo and video resolution/quality, face detection, zero shutter delay, grid and other toggles, various levels for adjusting the exposure, white balance, ISO, choosing a scene, etc.
The front camera has three shooting modes - Beauty (the default one), Photo and Video. It also employs the same filters and effects available for the rear shooters. The camera settings are also identical with the exception of the options for video quality. For the rear camera, these are four - Low, Medium, High, and Fine, the latter being the highest quality. For the front snapper, there are only two options - Low and High. The photo editing options are the usual ones if you open the files with the Gallery app and include applying of filters and effects, cropping, rotating or otherwise adjusting the position of the image, adjusting the exposure, shadows, highlights, contrast, etc.

Primary camera

Doogee BL7000 features two rear cameras. Each is equipped with a 13MP Samsung S5K3L8 ISOCELL sensor. The first camera packs an 88° wide-angle lens with an f/2.2 aperture and is aided by phase-detection AF. The second rear camera has the same 13MP Samsung S5K3L8 sensor but combined with a telephoto lens that provides 2x optical zoom and 8x digital zoom. The two cameras work together only in the SLR mode. In all other occasions, only the first shooter is at work. According to the specifications, the photos are with a resolution of 4160 x 3120 pixels and the camera shoots FHD videos at 30 fps. Other smartphones, which we have reviewed and use the same image sensor for their rear camera(s) are the UMiDiGi Z Pro, UMi Plus, and Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 16GB.

Secondary camera

The front-facing camera uses exactly the same sensor and lens as the first rear shooter - a 13MP Samsung S5K3L8 ISOCELL sensor and an 88° wide-angle lens with an f/2.2 aperture. It makes photos with the same resolution of 4160 x 3120 pixels but only HD videos at 30 fps. The Beauty shooting mode is the default one for this camera and it employs the Face beauty 2.0 software algorithm. Another smartphone, which we have reviewed and uses the same image sensor for its front camera, is the UMiDiGi Z Pro.

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