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Doogee Iron-Bone DG750 vs. Blackview Breeze

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It has been quite a while since we reviewed these devices, but since there were a lot of readers, who engaged in the reviews, and a few request to compare these devices, we decided to make a comparison article for you.

Both Doogee Iron-Bone DG750 and Blackview Breeze fall into sub-$100 devices category, so this comparison may be helpful if you are on the tight budget or simply do not want to spend money on expensive flagship devices and still want to enjoy an Android experience. In case you feel that you want to read a more in-depth analysis of each device, we suggest you taking a look at full Doogee Iron-Bone DG750 Review and Blackview Breeze review.


Doogee Iron-Bone DG750 

Display 4.7 inch 960X540 (below HD)
Processor MTK6592, Cortex-A7 Octa core,1.7GHz (32-bit)
Camera 5MP Front/8MP Back,
Connectivity Bluetooth, 3G, 4G, GPS, WIFI, GSM,EDGE, GPRS, UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+,
Battery 2.000 mAh Li-polimer
Dimensions 132 x 67 x 8 mm
OS Android 4.4.4 Kitkat
Storage 8GB (can be expanded up to 64GB via Micro SD)

Blackview Breeze

Display 4.5″ 480ⅹ854 resolution (WVGA)
Processor MTK6582 Quad-Core 1.3GHz
Camera 5MP Front/8MP Back, f/2.0 aperture
Connectivity Bluetooth, 3G, GPS, WIFI, GSM,EDGE, GPRS, UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+,
Battery 2.000 mAh
Dimensions 13.3 x 6.65 x 0.94 cm / 5.23 x 2.61 x 0.37 inches
OS Android 4.4 Kitkat
Storage 8GB (can be expanded up to 64GB via Micro SD)

Verdict: tie. Both devices have pretty much similar specs. However, Doogee excels here with a bit newer MTK chip. Still, we do not see a significant edge over the Blackview Breeze.


Doogee Iron-Bone DG750

The initial impression is that the device is well made. It spots a metal-zinc alloy frame and metal buttons. Also, there is a textured plastic removable cover.

The device has the 5mp snapper on the front along with the 3 capacitive keys on the bottom. They are not backlit, however. Taking a look at the right, you will find a metal volume rocker and power on/off key. On the top of the device there is a micro USB port and a headphone jack.

If you flip the device to the back, you may find a familiar textured plastic finish. It is a copy of Samsung Galaxy Note 3’s white faux leather finish, which is actually a plastic. We actually like it as it gives a comfy grip in your hand. Also, it does not attract fingerprints and smudges like glossy plastic. The cover sits ridiculously tight, so you don’t want to take it off very often unless you want to break your nails.

Blackview Breeze

The first thing that comes to your mind is that the device looks very similar to the OnePlus One in terms of design and choice of materials. However, it is much smaller since it spots only 4.5 inch display in comparison to 5.5 inches.

On the back there is a camera sensor with dual LED (single tone) flash. Also, there is a Blackview logo and the speaker grill on the bottom. On the right, there is a power key. It is made out of plastic. It is not bad, but we’ve seen some better ones with a greater tactile response.  On the top side, there is a micro USB charging port and the 3.5mm auxiliary input. On the left, there are volume up/down keys. The capacitive keys on the bottom work well, but they are not backlit.

Overall, the Blackview Breeze looks very similar to the OnePlus One and the materials used in its design are very similar. Also, the device seems to be quite well made, but it spots only plastic materials. However, you can’t get a metal frame for such low price. In addition, the phone is very compact and is easily manageable with one hand, which is becoming a rare thing these days. In the end, you are getting a nice compact smartphone with a decent built quality.

VERDICT: Doogee Iron-Bone DG750 wins. We are not saying that Blackview Breeze spots a bad design, but it is not original whatsoever since it is a OnePlus One ripoff. However, since many Chinese manufacturers get “inspiration” from other companies, that is not the main point here. We prefer the metal frame on the Doogee device, which gives a premium look and feel. It definitely makes you think that this is more than a sub-$100 device.


Doogee Iron-Bone DG750

The screen is 4.7 inches in size, but the resolution is just 960X540, which is below HD. The display seems to be pretty good for a budget device. It spots decent colour reproduction, but they are very cold. Still, the panel is bright and sharp enough for daily tasks. Anyway, we have to judge it according to the low price.

Blackview Breeze

The display is quite low resolution (480ⅹ854), which does not reach HD quality. Still, it is decent looking with great viewing angles and colour reproduction. Moreover, it is bright enough, so you can see what’s on your screen even in direct sunlight. Also, the touchscreen responsiveness is great and I didn’t notice any issues. In the end, you are paying just over $70 and for this price, the display is very good.

VERDICT: Blackview Breeze. Although both panels do not even reach the HD quality, but the Blackview smartphone looks more pleasing to the eye and somewhat sharper. Also, the the colours are more accurate and vivid, and the contrast levels are better.

UI, Functionality, Performance

Doogee Iron-Bone DG750

The device is running Android 4.4.2 Kitkat out of the box. The UI looks to be pretty simple with just some Doogee icons and most of the time runs smoothly. In general, it is very close to the stock Android experience. However, after using it a bit longer, I had a few hiccups there and there. They are far from the deal breaker, but I have to let you know that it is not as smooth the Blackview Breeze.


I may sound that I’m repeating myself, but I never care about any synthetic benchmarks. Still, I know that some of you guys are interested in it, so I ran through the Antutu benchmark test. I have to say that the Doogee managed to score a very respectable score, which is close to the LG G3. For the device that costs $100 it is very good.
In the end, who knows – who is cheating and who is not in the benchmark tests?

Blackview Breeze

The device is running Android 4.4.2 Kitkat and the UI is clean, simple as it is almost stock Android with just a few added features by Blackview. Overall, scrolling through menus is smooth and responsive, I did not get any lags. Also, multitasking is decent as I had tons of apps running in the background, but could still do stuff without a lag.


The Blackview Breeze scores a respectable 19410, which is pretty decent for a $70 smartphone.

VERDICT: Blackview Breeze. After using the devices for quite a while not, the Blackview Breeze does not suffer from as many hiccups as the Doogee smartphone does. The lags or not that significant though, but noticeable once compared to the Blackview’s performance.


Doogee Iron-Bone DG750

The daylight pictures have average quality. Sometimes you can a decent looking photo, but it is a hit or miss. The white balance and exposure settings are not stable, thus it may not give natural looking results. The colour reproduction is also a hit or miss. In general, the device tends to capture colder looking images, but sometimes it manages to take some images with natural looking colours. If you take the smartphone inside, situation gets worse. The shutter speed becomes slower and you have to keep your arm steady. Otherwise, you may get a blurry picture, which is unusable. In the end, this is just average shooter and it is far from being on par with the flagship or even decent midrange devices.
Blackview Breeze

We have to say that the picture quality is good for a $70 device as it captures a decent amount of details for the 8mp shooter. We may want to a bit better auto saturation levels adjustment, but it is not that bad. Also, the exposure tends to lock in (we mainly used tap to focus technique) on the darker side, so the pictures came out a bit darker. Still, the 8mp shooter gets the job done for a low-end smartphone very well.

Once you take the device inside, the shutter speed becomes significantly slower. Also, you have to make sure to stand still as the sensor is prone to the camera shake. Still, if you are holding the camera tight, you can produce some okay looking images, which spot the quality, which is clearly enough for social media (When was the last time you printed out the picture out of your smartphone?).

Finally, the device has a capable shooter and we haven’t seen anything better in the sub $70 price range.

VERDICT: Blackview Breeze. It may not be a great all-around shooter, but it is performs better than the one found on the Doogee device.


Doogee Iron-Bone DG750


This may not be the best screenshot as the device was just roughly 2 hours off the charger, but the smartphone tends to take a lot of juice for no reason. I’m talking about “mobile standby” here. The thing is that the SIM card was even taken out for a day, but it seems that the device is still looking for a network coverage.
Having said that, Doogee DG750 manages to last a full day on an average use. If you do too many intensive tasks, it may die much earlier though.
Blackview Breeze
Since we have a pre-production model, the device seems to be taking a bit too much of juice on the standby mode. Still, during our testing, we managed to go through the day, which consisted of using either 3G or Wifi all the time, watching Youtube, a bit of gaming and browsing the web. Not bad at all. What is more, the battery is user replaceable and the rear cover is easy to remove.
VERDICT: tie. Both devices have similarly decent battery life for its price category. Don’t expect anything spectacular, but it should get you through the day on an average use.
Both devices can work for you if you are on the tight budget. One thing that makes us like  Doogee DG750 more is its design and built quality. It spots a metal frame along with the metal buttons, which gives a feeling that device costs more than it is. However, we think this is the only significant advantage over the Blackview Breeze.
Major departments like the display, camera, UI and performance leads us to believe that the Blackview Breeze is a better device since it manages to deliver better results.
Also, if you consider that both devices fall to the low-end devices category, but the Blackview Breeze has significantly lower price tag (as low as $68) in comparison to Doogee DG750’s $99 price, that shows a clear winner here.


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  • Keli

    One other thing to note is that as of 5/20/2015, the Blackview Breeze can be updated to Android 5.0 lollipop.