Doogee S70 is a rugged gaming phone that will be crowdfunded

21 August 2018
The last time a phone was crowdfunded, it didnít do so well.

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  • Anonymous

Doogee makes the best innovations in smartphones and delivers high-class performance with MediaTek chips at very lucrative prices!

  • baardiiboy

So i have this device since a couple of weeks. Overall i'm happy with it but there are some things i have to 'live' with. I do not use this phone for gaming so my comments are based on regular usage (social media, navigation, browsing, etc...)

It has a really nice screen (for the price) and overall good performance, rarely experience lag. Fingerprint sensor works really well. I have not had any issues with connections (Bluetooth, NFC, Wifi and GPS) although Wifi does not have the best receptions compared to my previous phones but could be because of the rugged case. Battery life is very good i can go for 2 full days without a charge (and still have 20-30% left when i charge). Off course the rugged design has it perks, already took it swimming, was dropped in the mud and sand multiple times, it's not problem for this device. It's also nice they included wireless charging so you do not have to open the rubber flaps too much.

Now for the downsides/weird parts. First of all they shipped a micro USB instead of Type-C as charging cable... There are also some weird bugs, not sure if anyone else has these.

1. Very occasionally the screen stops responding to swipes, you have to lock and unlock to resolve.

2. Due to the aggressive memory management you have make sure apps like Whatsapp are whitelisted in all the relevant places/settings. Otherwise it will not sync in real-time. You also need to manually start your apps before they start to sync after a restart.

3. When you are charging wireless, you cannot drag down the notification bar

4. When your screen is on automatic brightness and it's toned down very low, in a dark environment the screen will just go completely black. I checked if it might be the backlight that just drops but there is really nothing visible. So your brightness bar needs to be 'high' enough to prevent this from happening.

Now the downsides. Not many for me, the biggest letdown was actually the camera, i knew beforehand it would not be all that great but it's really not on par with the rest of the device. Quality is a bit sloppy, but it does respond fast. Also the speaker is not super high quality but i also knew that beforehand.

All in all i'm happy with the Doogee S70, i like what they're trying to do and that it's clearly their goal to step up their game. But you notice they're still learning on the 'step up their game' part. I can live with 'bugs' and the downsides, mostly because of the price, can't beat that. I hope they'll make more devices like this.

  • Abhishek

I really liked its rugged looks. The best thing about this smartphone is its MediaTek Processor.

  • baardiiboy

Just ordered this phone.
Not for gaming but because of the rugged design, big battery and big screen.
€240 on Amazon, the specs are really not bad for that price.

Will get it next week, now just hoping there is no malware on it!

  • jessy

I think my old nexus 5(SD 800) still better than this "gaming phone" XD

  • Anonymous

Vegetaholic, 27 Aug 2018P23 in gaming phone? Very Doogee, pardon my pun :))If vegeta can be in team universe 7 why can not this be called a gaming phone

Anonymous, 24 Aug 2018yeah also minesweeper wont be a problemYup and maybe som e casino games or monopoly.

P23 in gaming phone? Very Doogee, pardon my pun :))

  • Anonymous

CptPower, 23 Aug 2018Hey for playig chess or mahjong will be good enough i think :-)yeah also minesweeper wont be a problem

Kangal, 23 Aug 2018For those left wondering.... Position - Chipset: Single-core ... moreHoly shit! I don't even know what those numbers mean, but damn nice job Kangal!

Hey for playig chess or mahjong will be good enough i think :-)

Kangal, 23 Aug 2018For those left wondering.... Position - Chipset: Single-core ... moreWoah! That's some serious work done here Kan! Kudos!

  • Kangal

Walter C. Dornez, 22 Aug 2018Which means this is an underpowered gaming phone. This looks mor... moreFor those left wondering....

Position - Chipset: Single-core / Multicore / IceStorm Unlimited
31? - Helio P23: 800 / 3,800 / 12,000

28 - QSD 625: 900 / 3,900 / 13,000
25 - Exy 7420: 1,300 / 4,100 / 16,000
24 - Helio X20: 1,500 / 4,500 / 10,000
23 - Helio X23: 1,600 / 4,500 / 11,000
22 - Helio X25: 1,700 / 4,500 / 11,000
21 - Helio X27: 1,700 / 4,600 / 12,000
20 - Exy 7885: 1,500 / 4,500 / 15,000

18 - QSD 636: 1,400 / 5,000 / 17,000
17 - QSD 670: 1,700 / 5,100 / 18,000
16 - Kirin 710: 1,600 / 5,400 / ?
15 - QSD 660: 1,600 / 5,700 / 18,000
14 - QSD 820: 1,700 / 4,300 / 20,000
13 - Kirin 950: 1,700 / 5,200 / 15,000
12 - Kirin 955: 1,700 / 5,300 / 16,000
11 - QSD 710: 1,900 / 5,800 / 19,000
10 - Helio X30: 2,000 / 5,600 / 14,000
9 - QSD 821: 1,900 / 4,400 / 21,000

7 - Exy 8890: 1,800 / 5,600 / 19,000
6 - Kirin 960: 1,800 / 6,300 / 15,000
5 - Exy 8895: 2,000 / 6,600 / 21,000
4 - Kirin 970: 1,900 / 6,800 / 21,000
3 - QSD 835: 2,000 / 6,700 / 24,000
2 - Exy 9810: 3,600 / 8,800 / 26,000 (unsustainable thermals)
1 - QSD 845: 2,500 / 8,900 / 31,000

(to be announced/tested: Kirin 980, QSD 855, Exynos )

Kiyasuriin, 23 Aug 2018I was agreeing on you. You can do both. Place X30 AND remove tha... moreYeah agreed

LG Superfan, 22 Aug 2018Then simply remove Gaming Phone monikerI was agreeing on you. You can do both. Place X30 AND remove that srupid moniker if it can't compete with even SD835

Mi7even, 22 Aug 2018More like a FIAT 128 engineOr maybe no engine XD

Kiyasuriin, 22 Aug 2018Welp. That's the best mediatek has to offer. XD (,until maybe x4... moreThen simply remove Gaming Phone moniker

Kiyasuriin, 22 Aug 2018No offense bruh. But it actually happend to you? That you've act... moreThat was sarcasm. :-) I can't see why a gaming phone needs to be protected from streams of water.

Why are people crowdfunding for a company that lies to its' consumers and puts in fake cameras?

Kiyasuriin, 21 Aug 2018P23 is a bit weaker than P25, and that by itself is about tje sa... moreWhich means this is an underpowered gaming phone. This looks more like one of those construction phones tbh