Doogee has re-launched a new Smartphone again, which settles this time in the Ultra Low Budget segment. In this price range we have seen many surprises in the past years from China, whereby even the small China mobile phone manufacturers again and again manage to put the western offers in the shade.
The new Doogee X90 also has the potential for this and impresses with its design. The smartphone comes with one for a smartphone, which costs less than $90, with a quite high “screen to body ratio”. The highlight is that you don’t rely on a classic Notch, but on a more elegant Waterdrop Notch. This curved notch in the upper part of the display not only looks more elegant, it also takes up much less space. This leaves more space for the display content or the status bar of Android. Waterdrop notches are also becoming more and more popular in cheaper devices, most recently e.g. the CUBOT R15. It is good to see that this “feature” now also makes it into the lowest price range.
The display itself uses LCD technology and comes with a screen diagonal of 6.1 inches and a 19:9 aspect ratio. The size of the Doogee X90 is 156.8 x 75.25 x 9mm due to the reduced display edges. According to Doogee, the display covers 89.8% of the front. The resolution is only 1280 x 600 pixels due to the chip and price. Whether this is more or less visible depends on the quality of the display.
Inside there is hardware, which is typical for the price range. The Doogee X90 is equipped with dm Mediatek MT6580, a quad core processor from Mediatek’s entry-level segment. In addition there are at least 1GB LPDDR3 RAM and 16GB memory. The latter can of course be extended by Micro SD card and can also be used for apps. But then the Dual SIM support is lost. In the wireless area support for WLAN a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 and of course LTE are added.
The cameras have 8MP+2MP resolution at the rear and 5MP resolution at the front. The dual camera on the back side will definitely be a fake, because the MT6580 does not support dual cameras. The quite large 3,400mAh battery and the current operating system with Android 9.0 Pie are pleasing. In addition, there is a fingerprint sensor on the back.
Doogee really doesn’t have a clean slate when it comes to bringing good smartphones to market without exception. Past experience has shown, however, that the small manufacturers often do quite well in the lower price range. So there is hope that the Doogee X90 really is a useful smartphone for beginners and children.