Doogee isn’t as well-known as other smartphone brands in the Philippines. The brand, however, made the jump and entered the Philippine smartphone market with their flagship, the Doogee Mix. With a near bezelless display and 6GB RAM, Doogee is targeting the sweet PhP 9,000 – 11,000 mark. Well, enough talk. Let’s unbox the Doogee Mix.
The Doogee Mix comes in a minimalistic black box. You can either get a Dazzling Black version or a Blue version of the Doogee Mix. Our unit came with the Dazzling Black color.
The Doogee Mix is accompanied by a USB charger, a microUSB cable, and a SIM try remover. The brand has also included several accessories that most of us would buy when purchasing a new smartphone: a case, a screen protector, some documentation, and a, uhh, deceptively packaged phone ring holder. It’s worth noting that the Mix ships with a screen and back protector already on the unit.
The Mix has a 5.5-inch 720p SuperAMOLED display with 2.5 curved glass. From a distance, the Mix looks like a premium device due to its near bezelless front. Up close, however, you can see the downside of having a 720p resolution on a 5.5-inch display.
At the bottom of the front of the device are the home button and the front-facing camera. The home button also acts as a fingerprint scanner for the smartphone. Doogee resorted to place the 5MP, 86° Wide Angle camera near the bottom since the display takes most of the real-estate at the top of the phone.
The most annoying design of the Mix is the reflective build. It’s a fingerprint magnet. But since Doogee did ship the phone with a case, we wouldn’t really need to overly criticize the brand for this design choice.
On the side of the Doogee Mix are the lock button and the volume rocker.
Located at the rear of the Mix are the dual 16MP + 8MP dual cameras, while just beside them is the LED Flash.
At the bottom of the Mix are the microUSB port and two speaker grilles.
The Doogee Mix uses Android 7.0 Nougat with DoogeeOS 2.0 on top. It’s fairly decent and runs quickly with our short time with the Mix. The most notable thing of the DoogeeOS 2.0 is the iOS-like screen button that acts as a shortcut for options such as Game Mode, Read Mode, Float Music, and Lock Screen.
That’s about it with the Doogee Mix. It seems like a well-packaged phone with decent design from our short time with it. We’ll post a review of the Doogee smartphone in the following days to come.