Doogee V30 Review - excellent design, performance, and battery life

19 December 2022, 02:15:05

Doogee V30 Review - excellent design, performance, and battery life

Overview

The Doogee V30 is the first rugged smartphone to support eSIM functionality. A feature like this can turn out vital when traveling abroad and you need immediate access to local mobile services but you don't have a physical SIM card from a local carrier. It is also faster to set up, easier and cheaper to use. In this review, we provide a detailed overview and test of the eSIM functionality of the V30. Moreover, being a ruggedized smartphone it does not lack elegance and style. Each detail is carefully thought out to create a good-looking and manageable device that can survive environmental extremities and everyday accidents. Finally, the V30 sports an impressive specs sheet including a 5G chipset with excellent performance, a massive battery with 66W fast charging, a 108MP main camera and a 32MP selfie camera, an FHD+ 120Hz display, dual stereo speakers, and rich connectivity. As usual, in this review, we will present the model step by step examining each aspect in detail starting with an overview of the V30 specifications and what's in the box.
You can buy a Doogee V30 at promotional prices from the Doogee Official Store on AliExpress or directly from Doogee's website.

The world premiere of the V30 starts this week and the special price is USD 309.99 down from the original one - USD 399.99. From 00:00 (PST) on December 22 until December 23, Doogee will hold its Super Brand Days on Aliepxress. Only for this period, the brand adds a USD30 code coupon that further reduces the world premier price to USD 279.99 for the first 500 units.

Specifications

Doogee V30 features a 6.58-inch IPS display with an FHD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. The maximum brightness is around 430 nits. The V-shaped notch houses a 32MP Sony IMX616 selfie camera with an f/2.0 aperture and FHD @ 30 fps video recording. On the rear shell, there's a triple camera module with four LED lights. The main shooter uses a 108MP Samsung S5KHM2 sensor and an f/1.8 lens. It is adjoined by a 16MP OmniVision OV16B10 ultra-wide camera with an f/1.8 aperture and a 130° FoV. Finally, there's a 20MP Sony IMX350 Night Vision camera with an f/1.8 aperture and dual IR lights. Processing power depends on the 6nm MediaTek Dimensity 900 (MT6877) chipset with a 2.4GHz octa-core CPU and a quad-core Mali-G68 MC4 GPU. The chipset is paired with 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM that can be expanded virtually with up to 7GB. There are 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage on board which can be expanded with up to 1TB via a microSD card. The V30 is fitted with a hybrid, dual-SIM card tray and supports dual 5G connectivity. It supports the following network bands: 2G GSM (2/3/5/8), 2.5G (BC0/BC1), 3G WCDMA (1/2/4/5/6/8/19), 4G TDD-LTE (34/38/39/40/41), 4G FDD-LTE (B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/18/19/20/25/26/28A/28B/66), and 5G (n1/n3/n5/n7/n8/n20/n28/n38/n40/n41/n77/n78/n79). The smartphone supports eSIM functionality as well as Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), and NFC. It runs on Android 12 and is fitted with Hi-Res certified front-firing stereo speakers, a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, and a USB Type-C 2.0 port. A 10800 mAh battery with 66W fast charging and 15W wireless charging support powers the device. The model is IP68, IP69K, and MIL-STD-810H certified.

Complete Doogee V30 specifications.

What's in the box

The Doogee V30 is placed in a rectangular box in yellow color. It has the Doogee logo and the "Smart Life for U" tagline imprinted on the lid. The model name resides in the bottom right corner. Inside the box, you'll find the following:

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