Doogee is one of those Chinese manufacturers, which is trying to stay under the sun in the fierce competition of smartphones. We have to take a look at the device to tell you if it is worth your attention or not and this time around we have a brand new Doogee Iron-Bone DG750 as a review unit. Is the “Iron Bone” name worth your attention? Let’s take a look.
|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)|
The device comes in a plain box with some pics of the smartphone on it. Also, it says that Doogee is the “King of Design”, so you better be sure what you are dealing with.
The smartphone comes with a screen protector, quick start guide, USB charging brick, USB cable and the pair of headphones. A fairly standard bunch of contents.
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 back spots an 8mp shooter along with a single LED flash. Also, there is a mono speaker on the bottom.
The display seems to be pretty good, but the resolution does not reach the HD quality. Still, it spots a decent colour reproduction, it is bright and sharp enough for daily tasks.
The very first immersions are that the device is well made and we have to say thanks to that quality metal frame. The design is not really original, though. The front looks like the Xiaomi Mi4, the back is borrowed from the older generation Galaxy Note series. On the other hand, it is nothing new that Chinese companies like doing design mashups.
The UI seems to be quite fluid and responsive at the first glance. I tried to play a few games and it went quite good.
I will keep my final thoughts for the full review, which is coming soon!