Review of Doogee Y300: Democratic dude

In Doogee company catalog you can find many smartphones that, despite the low cost, literally cling to look your appearance. Devices designed for anyone who wants to get a memorable device, but is not ready to spend a lot of money. One of these gadgets become Doogee Y300, which relies not only on appearance but also performance. Unusual for budget-glass and metal as the materials of the shell - it is just a shell, but what hides inside a smartphone? It's time to consider Doogee Y300 from all sides.

Technical characteristics of Doogee Y300

  • Display: TFT IPS, 5 ", 1280x720, 293 ppi
  • Processor: quad-core Mediatek MT6735, 1,3 GHz
  • Graphics Accelerator: ARM Mali-T720 MP2
  • Operating system: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Internal memory: 32 GB + 32 GB microSD (included)
  • Support Memory Card: microSDHC, up to 32GB
  • Communication: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz || UMTS 900/2100 MHz || LTE 1,3,7,20
  • SIM: micro-SIM + micro-SIM (combined slot), (DSDS)
  • Wireless interfaces: Wi-Fi 802.11b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Navigation: GPS
  • Cameras: Home - 8 megapixels (flash, autofocus), front - with a 5 megapixel
  • Sensors: proximity, light, accelerometer
  • Battery 2200 mAh non-removable, Li-Ion
  • Dimensions: mm 138x70,6x6,7
  • Weight: 145 grams

Box content and Packaging

The smartphone is sold in a cardboard box blue. Included are power supply unit, Doogee user manuals, micro-USB cable, a headset with headphones of the "gag", the film on the display, a protective plastic cover, "clip" to open the tray SIM-cards and cloth to clean the screen. microSD Card 32 GB, as part of the base set is already installed.

Appearance

The front and back panels are made of glass and the frame around the perimeter - metal. It looks and feels in your hand smartphone expensive, it can not be called "faceless state employees." The device is available in three colors: white, black and gold. The white version, which came to testing, metal frame silver color and in black and gold, it matches the color of the surfaces. Frame itself has a rounded shape on the sides and flat at the ends of the device: a solution is visually very interesting, it is quite rare, especially with the use of metal.


On the front panel of the display are front-facing camera, earpiece, LED, proximity sensors and lighting. The rear panel features the main camera lens and LED flash.


Volume rocker and the power button on the left face rendered the device, and on the right is a combined card tray. It is possible to install two cards format micro-SIM, or one "sim card" plus microSD memory card.


Slots are located on opposite sides of the tray, and that the cards do not fall out during the installation or replacement, they have to adhere to, which is not very convenient.

The top end is occupied 3.5mm audio jack and the bottom - micro-USB port, a microphone and the main speaker.


Ergonomics

Smartphone design certainly catches the eye, but it has to keep very carefully, especially with wet hands, because the glass case was a bit slippery. However, the problem is solved literally "out of the box" - with the help of transparent cover-lining on the rear panel. This accessory is not only protects it from scratches, but also makes the grip more reliable due to its rough texture.

The rest of the claims to the gadget there is - it is convenient to use with one hand, and the body does not have the slightest backlash or gaps.

Screen

Doogee Y300 matrix is made on IPS technology and has a diagonal of five inches, its resolution - 1280x720 pixels.

The screen quality is very worthy, he has a good color rendering, truthful and rich measure. It supports adaptive brightness adjustment, correctly exposes the level of the backlight depending on the ambient light.

The image is not very clear, but even small labels are read without problems, pixilation is not noticeable. When buying a gadget on his screen will already be pasted protective film, and in case it becomes corrupted, the manufacturer has put in another set.

Interface

The smartphone runs on the latest version of the mobile operating system from Google - Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Proprietary interface changes have affected the standard icons of programs and screen lock - on it there are three shortcut for quick access to calls, messages and camera.


Also, change the application settings and the notification bar, but then the decision maker looks questionable. For example, the notification panel due to a low contrast between the icon and the background have to peer few seconds where a switch is.

Third-party software on your smartphone a little: it is worth noting keyboard Bagan Keyboard, office suite Documents to Go app and to share files between DG Xender devices. Dialer manufacturer did not change, the standard Android keyboard is the default.

The shell provides a number of additional features that facilitate the management of a smartphone, but unfortunately, they are not translated into Russian. Some of these features include Gesture Motion (use multi-touch gestures to start the camera, shooting screens, and other activities), Smart Somatosensory (paging in various applications gestures hand over the smartphone without touching the screen, as well as calls with presentation to the gadget to your ear) and Gesture Unlock (use of different sign on the locked screen to launch applications).

Separately, we note Float Gesture - a floating icon, by clicking on which opens a menu shortcut to lock the screen, game mode (disabling the buttons "Back" and "Menu") and reading mode (always on display). Also, using the Float Gesture, you can open the floating gadgets audio-video player.

Download firmware for Doogee Y300.


Apparatus in the work

In Doogee Y300 runs Mediatek MT6735 - a 64-bit chip with quad-core ARM Cortex-A53, which can accelerate to 1.3GHz, and graphics accelerator ARM Mali-T720 MP2. Amount of RAM - 2GB.

With everyday tasks smartphone copes smartly: quickly open programs, animation runs smoothly, without a hitch gadget provides playback of HD-video and web-surfing.

In games, the situation was worse on a device went well World of Tanks: Blitz, and Asphalt 8: Airborne at maximum graphics settings fps level was not too comfortable for the gameplay. Conclusion - Doogee Y300 is quite suitable for toys, not too demanding on the unit capacity, but not all "heavy" it will be a force.

In benchmarks, to be expected, the results were not too high.


Manufacturer indicates ROM smartphone volume of 64 GB, but in fact, it is the amount of internal memory is 32 GB, from which the user can use about 25.5 GB. More 32 GB microSD memory card gives, which is already installed in the smart phone "out of the box." Comparative testing of internal memory and microSD showed that the memory card read speed of less than about three times, and write speed - about two. However, even though the card and has a speed grade of 10, the actual recording speed to it is approximately 20 MB / s - twice higher than a certain standard. That is, the complete memory card is more than meets the requirements of high-speed, Android 6.0 and more, and allows you to virtually combine it with an internal memory to get the claimed 64 GB. This is a reasonable solution, which allows you to record for a budget smartphone memory capacity without rebuy accessories.

Main Speaker smartphone loud - call or notification you will not miss.

Camera

The app "Camera" has three shooting modes: "Normal", "Improvement of the person" and HDR. Switches modes and quick settings are located on the left and top of the screen, and on the right are buttons and shoot videos. The program provides automatic shooting with the recognition "Victoria" gesture or voice command.

The main smartphone camera has a resolution of 8 megapixels with software interpolation up to 12 MP. Curiously, it frankly declares the manufacturer on its website - so do not all companies.

The picture quality is low. Photos even during the day is not enough detail, the camera often misses with an exposure. It helps improve the situation a little bit HDR mode, but it does not always save. When shooting indoors frequent lubricate, to get clear images it is difficult, moreover, to have noticeable noise.

Independently evaluate the quality of shooting at Doogee Y300 you can in the examples below, but it is necessary beforehand, this smartphone is not for those who are important quality camera.

The maximum resolution of video footage to the main chamber - 1280x720 pixels (HD). Records go smooth, but not sufficiently detailed.

Pictures on the front camera with a resolution of 5 megapixels interpolated up to 8 megapixels. Photos at it as no different quality, but someone with a daily shooting will suffice, and a camera.

Wireless interfaces

If you decide to give up on the memory card, the device will work with two SIM-cards in the alternate mode. Russian smartphone supports LTE network, but the use of high-speed Internet access (HSPA or LTE) is available only for one slot - naturally, not combined.

The rest of the wireless interface standard for a budget smartphone: Wi-Fi 802.11b / g / n 2.4 GHz, Bluetooth 4.0 and a built-in FM-radio.

From satellite systems supported by GPS only navigation but works very well: "cold start" is less than half a minute, the machine does not lose the satellites.

Battery life

For the sake of a small thickness Doogee Y300 received a non-removable battery with a modest 2200 mAh. With the active use, which means about three hours of screen, the machine will last a full working day, but this is his limit. If you do not normally release the device from the hand to the middle of the day it will need recharging.

The "heavy" games on the average brightness of the gadget was able to work for three hours, and when you play a video in the "flight" at full brightness - a little more than four hours.

Results

Doogee Y300 left a good impression qualitatively collected smartphone. Use it comfortably, and for daily tasks of his performance is more than enough. Complete card microSD-cards, extending the phone memory up to 64 GB - a nice bonus, especially for those who can not imagine the existence of a smartphone without music or movies. All that can be attributed to the shortcomings of the device, easily and convincingly explained by its price.

Pros:

  • a large total amount of memory, microSD included;
  • quality display;
  • Case of glass and metal.

Minuses:

  • low gaming performance;
  • weak camera.