Doogee is one of those Chinese smartphone brands that we don’t hear about most of the time but every once in a while the company launches a smartphone that comes with amazing specifications, features and many other impressive things at a great price point. The perfect example of this is the Doogee S70 which is the first smartphone built for gaming in a rugged form factor.
It is actually crazy to see how rugged the smartphone is and Doogee has made sure that people know how sturdy the smartphone is and for that, the company has filmed a video showcasing how sturdy the smartphone is. You can see the smartphone being thrown on the ground with force, a drop test from the first floor of a building, the smartphone being literally boiled in a pot on a stove and more. Take a look at the video embedded below.
In this post, we will discuss everything interesting about the Doogee S70 and we will also take a look at the features that the phone has to offer.
The Doogee S70 comes with a MediaTek Helio P23 which is an octa-core processor clocked at 2.5GHz. This processor is on par with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625. This chipset is great for gaming purposes. The pair of this MediaTek processor with 6GB RAM makes the Doogee S70 a great smartphone for gaming purposes. The GPU being used here is a Mali G71 MP2 which is a good GPU to be used for gaming.
Games like PUBG which demand a lot of horsepowers run amazingly well on this smartphone with no frame drops or lag at all. Apart from all this, get an internal storage of 64GB which will let you store all your game files on the internal storage itself.
How Rugged is the Doogee S70?
We already discussed the ruggedness of the Doogee S70 but what does it do that other smartphones don’t make itself so sturdy and rugged? To know that, we need to know what certifications the phone has. The first is an IP68 certification which is basically a certificate for electronics that are not only water resistant but also dust and sand resistant. It can withstand water, dust, and sand for up to 30 minutes and in a maximum depth of 1.5 meters underwater.
The next rating is the IP69K rating which protects the Doogee S70 from the ingress of dust, high temperature, and high pressure underwater. This is the rating as to why Doogee is able to claim that the smartphone can easily withstand a submersion in boiling water, as we can see in the demo video from Doogee.
Finally, there’s the MIL-STD-810G rating which basically a test standard by the United States Military for equipment. The Doogee S70 has gone through the series of tests that are required for any equipment or electronics proving the sturdiness of the phone. You can read more about this standard on Wikipedia.
A host of other great features
Let’s keep the rugged design aside for some time and let us discuss what other things this phone has to offer. First of all, since it is a gaming phone, it comes with native support for a gamepad and Doogee S70 comes with a free one. You can attach the gamepad to the phone very easily and it connects to the phone using Bluetooth. Once connected, it can be used like any normal gamepad. This is something that can also be seen on smartphones like Asus ROG Phone, and Xiaomi Black Shark.
The Doogee S70 also comes with a 5500mAh battery that can be charged using wireless charging as well as MediaTek’s Pump Express 3.0 fast charging solution. As compared to phones like the Asus ROG Phone, Xiaomi Black Shark and Razer Phone, this smartphone’s battery has 1500mAh more capacity.
It sports a physical button that turns on Game Mode which boosts the gaming performance of the smartphone. The gamepad attachment itself comes with a battery of its own so you don’t have to sacrifice battery juice to power the gamepad. As per the company, the gamepad can give you a battery backup of 30 hours with a single charge but that may vary as per the usage of the customer.
Coming to the camera, the Doogee S70 has a dual camera setup on the back with 12 MP + 5MP SONY IMX363 sensors. In the front, you get a 16 MP sensor with an aperture of f/2.0. The front camera has an 80° wide angle lens and it supports video recording up to 1080p.
The Doogee S70 has a 5.99-inch Full HD+ display with an aspect ratio of 18:9. The special thing about this display is that you can use it even when you have gloves on which adds up to the rugged use of the phone in extreme conditions.
Wrapping it up!
All in all, the Doogee S70 is a great rugged gaming smartphone and it is also one of its kind in the smartphone market. With so many features related to ruggedness and a decent set of specifications, Doogee is definitely onto something with the S70 and the company is trying to capture a special category of the smartphone market. The phone retails at a price of $299.99 but the company is running a promo until 5th November 2018 where the smartphone will retail at $269.99 and it comes with a free Doogee G1 gamepad. You can buy it from here.