Doogee V20 rugged Android phone review: Superb performance and innovative rear screen

Nancy J. Delong

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I like the Doogee array of telephones and its most up-to-date launch, released right now, the

Doogee V20 rugged Android mobile phone

is no exception. For a rugged cellphone, it is slimmer than other Doogee phones I have reviewed and lighter far too at 296g.

It is rated at IP68 / IP69K and confirms to MIL-STD-810G assessments. This cellphone is water-resistant at a depth of 1.5m for up to 30 minutes, and fall-proof from a height of 1.5m on to concrete.

Inside of the box, there are the mobile phone, the SIM extractor resource, and a USB Variety-C cable with kind C connections at every single close. There is also a Style A to Kind C adapter and a energy adapter. There is also a screen protector with wipes, a warranty card, and a consumer guide.

The 5G able V20 has a wonderful huge 6.44-inch gap punch exhibit display screen and a exhibit resolution of 2400 x 1080px and a 20:9 element ratio.


  • 6.44 inch display
  • 5G all set
  • Impressive rear display

Never Like

  • Facial recognition can be problematic in low gentle

The hole punch indicates that the display screen wraps close to the front-going through digicam to optimize display screen genuine estate. The V20 feels pleasant in my hand with a several rough edges or awkward corners. It has rounded edges and a a little raised edge to defend the display screen from scratching.

The left-hand aspect of the machine has a dual SIM slot (1 nano and just one for a TF card) and a custom purpose button. On the still left, there are volume buttons and the energy button which doubles up as a fingerprint reader.

Within the Doogee V20, there is a MediaTek Dimensity 700 octa-main chip managing at up to 2.2GHz. This chip is not the fastest Dimensity CPU on provide by MediaTek but moves the brand name into 5G protection for its phones.

Doogee has earlier utilized MediaTek chips in its phones like the rugged Doogee S97. The Dimensity chip will indicate superior 5G protection for buyers.

The V20 has 8GB RAM and 256GB ROM as conventional and it operates Android 11. The telephone has a pair of new capabilities that I have not observed for a even though.

The back again of the digicam has 3 rear cameras and an additional window. This 1.05-inch window has a display that will clearly show

I initial observed this rear window in a Meizu Pro 7 cellphone I reviewed in 2017, but couple manufacturers have bundled this aspect considering that then.

You can customize the rear screen to show connect with notifications and alerts, demonstrate the time, or tunes controls. You can double-faucet to wake up the rear exhibit or configure it to display screen when the telephone is encounter down.

To maintain the battery you can flip off the display soon after a number of seconds. It is a genuinely helpful feature and I do not know why much more cellular equipment do not have this further attribute, even just to show the time when the cellphone is face down.

The 3 rear cameras and LED flash are a first rate specification with a 64MP impression sizing for the primary digicam. There is also a 20MP Sony IMX350 night time eyesight digital camera and an 8MP wide-angle camera with a 130-degree industry of see.

The digicam can be configured to operate in night time manner, panorama, slow motion, time-lapse, and a professional method wherever you can manually adjust settings this kind of as ISO and white balance.

The camera has a splendor method so you can include filters to make your experience smoother, slimmer, or enlarge the eyes. You can zoom in to photos with 4x electronic zoom.

The entrance-facing camera is 16MP with a Samsung sensor and images are crisp and distinct. Post image manipulation is provided as a result of standard Android attributes together with sharing characteristics enhancing solutions and Google Lens.

The V20 has facial recognition which is swift and precise in very good light-weight situations — whilst it does wrestle to recognise me in dimly lit problems.

The custom button on the left-hand aspect of the monitor can be employed for press-to-talk (PTT). When pressed you are invited to put in Zello to use the key.

If you do not want to use this for PTT apps, use the ‘Easy key’ selection in options to customise the purpose to history, transform on the flashlight, consider a screenshot, open the underwater digital camera, configure an SOS concept, or open up Zello.

Like its other versions, the variety of handy tools in the out of doors toolbox folder will give you a plumb bob compass, a protractor, and a spirit degree as perfectly as an alarm operate, flashlight, and screen flash.

The Doogee V20 has a superior-sized 6,000mAh battery which will give you several days of typical utilization. Working with the Form-C–Type-C PD charging cable will give you up to 33W charging power which will recharge the cellphone in about 2 hrs.

This telephone also has wireless charging, but be conscious that wireless charging is considerably slower than a TypeC PD cable: It took about 4 several hours when I used wi-fi charging. It also has NFC so you can use Google Shell out.

There is no audio slot for this cellular phone. Link your headphones via Bluetooth or use a form-C adapter if you want to use wired audio. The cellular phone ring tone is moderately loud and the seem is superior across the ranges. You will never will need an exterior speaker.

Doogee suggests that you use T-Mobile for the ideal frequency band for this cell phone.

Presently on provide for

under $300 the Doogee V20 rugged telephone

is a really awesome phone for the price. It is sturdy with a prolonged-lasting battery and just what you have to have in an very affordable phone.

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