There are a lot of things to consider when it comes to buying a new smartphone. For some, it’s affordability, and that’s perfectly reasonable. For others, it comes down to name brand, and if you are one of those people, just know that whichever brand is your favorite, whether it’s Google, Apple, Nokia- you are wrong. At least, according to the internet.
However, sometimes the shinier something is, doesn’t necessarily make it better, at least not for everyone. For instance, ALL phones these days will give you a successful Fair Go casino login experience – so no worries there.
But, people have a wide variety of needs, and if you’re the more adventurous type, an iPhone ain’t gonna cut it. Not by a long shot. You need something better. Stronger. Faster. And on a budget! The Doogee s90 Pro!
Let me get the more technical jargon out of the way first. The Doogee s90 Pro features a Helio P70 core, with Android 9 Pie and is labeled at IP68 / IP69K, and is powered by 6 Gigabytes of RAM. What does all that mean? It means that the S90 Pro is a budget tank.
Now for the more sexy details. Measuring in a 6.18” screen (~15.7cm), and weighing 300g (10.58 oz / 0.66 pounds), this thing is a beast. At least by phone standards. Not everyone is comfortable carrying this big of a phone around, but if you’re anything like me, a stubby-fingered-half-blind-and-deceptively-handsome hobo, large screens are a godsend.
The phone has a 16 Megapixel back camera, and an 8 Megapixel front camera, with software AI to help you get better selfies and photos (if that’s something you care about). Overall, not particularly impressive, but otherwise good for the price point.
The body is made of titanium, polycarbonate, and rubber, which brings me to the S90 Pro’s largest selling point…
The S90 Pro is a tough little guy. This unit is designed to be durable and to survive conditions outside of the urban lifestyle. The IP68 rating means that the phone is dustproof and can survive for a half-hour under 1.5 meters of water. The company even claims that the phone can withstand temperatures of -30 degrees Celsius (-22 F) up to 60 degrees Celsius (140 F), which also being shock and breakproof under extreme duress. So while I have not personally pushed my phone to these limits, I’ve also not seen any reason to doubt it.
The Doogee S90 pro also comes with a “Survival Toolkit.” What this means is that you get nine apps for things like Sound Meters, Barometers, Gradienters, Compasses, and Plumb Bobs. They’re a bit gimmicky, and if you’re the type of person who would need such tools regularly, you probably already have real ones. The “Magnifier,” for instance, just takes the camera app and removes the, you know, camera bit.
The second most significant selling point for the S90 Pro is the snap-on modules. Using magnets, you can attach four different modules to the back of the phone to gain even more features than are otherwise available. There’s a walkie-talkie, a night-vision camera, a battery, and a gamepad.
Are they worth it? It depends on how much you’re willing to fork out. The walkie-talkie is alright, but the necessity for it is entirely arbitrary. Either this will be very useful to you, or you will never use it.
The Night-Vision camera is a bit misnamed, sadly. What you’re probably imagining is what they show in movies, with the green filter and the shining white movement of people, right? Well, this ain’t that. This module is simply a large, light amplifying lens that will let you photograph objects in low-light (not pitch black) areas. It’s low resolution too, so I’d rate this module as more of a gimmick than anything else.
Now here are the two modules you’ll actually use: The battery and the Gamepad. The battery is awesome. It doubles your battery life to a whopping 10,000 mAh! Doogee claims that the S90 pro on full charge can last for fourteen hours of nonstop video, fifty-one hours of phone calls, and thirty-one days on standby. Obviously, Doogee is going to present the most generous numbers possible, but even if the numbers are half of what the company claims, that’s still pretty darn amazing!
Last but not least, the Gamepad connects via Bluetooth to your phone and lets you use some physical buttons and a joystick for the enhanced PUBG Mobile experience. There’s not much else I have to say about it. It runs smoothly for me, though an eSports player wouldn’t trust it. If you’re willing to pay for it, you’ll definitely get some good use out of it!
One of the most common complaints about Doogee is their shipping. The phone will reach you just fine; it only takes a roundabout route past Mars to get to you. This is a rather common complaint I’ve seen, and it took my phone just under three months to arrive. To be fair to Doogee, that’s probably unusually long because of the inconvenient location of where I live (the boondocks). It’s just something you should know before you order.
Overall, I do recommend the Doogee S90 Pro. I love the large screen, and I love not having to worry about dropping or scratching it. The price point is perfect for anyone on a budget, looking to get something that will last.
While the phone runs smoothly, it does have a decent number of gimmicky features that you really won’t get much use out of. The modules are a great idea, but since there are only four, and two of them aren’t very useful, it’s something you can definitely live without if you’re feeling frugal.
In short, this phone is rough, touch, and niche.
8 / 10
Tough and Durable. A bit gimmicky, a bit niche, but an otherwise excellent budget phone.