Doogee S60 Review

20 October 2017, 17:28:59

Doogee S60 Review

Overview

Doogee S60 has gained lots of interest since the very first hint of its existence. On paper, the device sounds too good to be true and at the same time, it has quite a compelling price tag. This good-looking smartphone has a premium make, IP68 certification for dust and water resistance, plenty of interesting features such as wireless charging capability, which make it one of the top contenders for the hearts and minds of people looking for a premium rugged smartphone that's capable of keeping up with their active lifestyle and eventually become an irreplaceable everyday companion. We have a Doogee S60 unit in our hand, which will go through our established review routine, so you'll be able to answer for yourselves whether this smartphone lives up to expectations.

Specifications

Doogee S60 boasts a 5.2-inch IPS screen from Sharp with an FHD resolution (1080 x 1920 pixels) and a Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Its body is made of aerospace-grade aluminium alloy and tough, high-density polycarbonate. It is IP68 certified, i.e. dust-tight and waterproof. Under the metal hood, a MediaTek Helio P25 (MT6757CD) chipset tick with four 2.5GHz Cortex-A53 cores and four 1.6GHz Cortex-A53 CPU cores. A dual-core Mali-T880 MP2 clocked at 900MHz manages the graphics. The system-on-chip is combined with 6GB of dual-channel, LPDDR4X RAM clocked at 1866MHz and 64GB of built-in memory that can be expanded with up to 128GB. The camera department includes a 21MP Sony IMX230 Exmor RS primary shooter with an f/2.2 lens, dual-tone LED flash and PDAF. The front-facing shooter combines an 8MP Samsung S5K4H8YX sensor with an 87-degree wide-angle lens with an f/2.8 aperture. Doogee S60 supports the following network bands: 2G GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), 2.5G CDMA B0 for North America, 3G WCDMA (850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz), 4G LTE-FDD (B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B7, B8, B12, B17, B19, B20) and 4G LTE-TDD (B38, B39, B40, B41). It also supports dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Cast display, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC with Android Beam and Tap & Pay, GPS, GLONASS. The device is equipped with a Micro-USB 2.0 port with OTG support and a 3.5 mm jack. It is powered by a 5580 mAh battery that supports wireless charging and arrives with a 12V/2A fast charger. The model runs Android 7.0 Nougat with Doogee's skin on it. Here's the full set of Doogee S60 specifications.

What's in the box

Doogee S60 arrives in the typical stylish Doogee box - rectangular, matte black, with the brand and model name imprinted on the lid with a glossy effect. Of course, there's information about the basic parameters and certifications of the device. The handset is placed in the top level compartment. It has a pre-applied screen protector and the usual foil packaging. Usually, such devices arrive with an OTG cable and a screwdriver for the bolts on the backplate that covers the SIM and microSD card slots, but our box lacked those. Below the device, there are:

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