Doogee Mix review summary
- What makes Doogee Mix special is its beautiful OLED display in a uniquely styled body
- All components on the Doogee Mix are working well and include a gyroscope and compass
- The camera could be a step better
- It has huge RAM and ROM
- Overall, the phone is good and comes recommended to those looking for huge RAM, ROM and the vibrant OLED display
Doogee Mix review — Doogee Mix Antutu
Running Doogee Mix through the latest Antutu and it gave as a high score of 61,940.
Doogee Mix Antutu breakdown
- 3D: 9535
- UX: 27461
- CPU: 19849
- RAM: 5095
- Total: 61940
The total score puts it directly in league with Snapdragon 625, a very well respected SoC.
Doogee Mix Geekbench 4 benchmark results
The Doogee Mix does great on Geekbench 4, hitting similar scores on the single-core as Snapdragon 625, and only about 10% behind Snapdragon 800. The multi-core test smokes Snapdragon 625, and puts it directly in line with Snapdragon 820.
Doogee Mix Geekbench 4
- Single-core: 816
- Multi-core: 3708
The Doogee Mix review will be coming soon. For now we’ve got a preview of what’s to come, as well as clearing up some confusion regarding the Doogee Mix 720P display.
It’s a highly competitive industry and China brands are doing their best to stand out from the crowd. One of the most recent entries into the fray is the Doogee Mix. It falls into the mid-priced China phone bracket and hosts some unique design decisions.
Doogee Mix review camera picture image samples
The second camera is supposed to be a monochrome sensor to give better quality low-light images, but at this point appears to be functionless. Regardless of the mode we selected, the second camera is never used. Whether this is something that Doogee will fix in upcoming software updates is currently unknown.
Doogee used non-oleophobic regular glass as opposed to oleophobic hardened glass. This means users need to be extra careful about where and how they lay down the phone. An easy solution to help keep the glass from scratching, is to cut and place a small protective oleophobic film over the glass, and the problem is solved.
UPDATE: Initially we occasionally had issues focusing in indoor lighting situations. However, in the latest OTA this problem was fixed. I’m impressed, as I thought this was something that would remain broken.
The Doogee Mix camera falls slightly behind similarly priced competitors, but puts out images easily acceptable for digital sharing. The HDR is sometimes quite aggressive, but without adding a lot of pop. This occasionally results in giving HDR shots a bit of a washed out look, but can be remedied by adding saturation, vibrance, or ambiance with Snapseed or with Google Photos.
Doogee Mix review WiFi
WiFi on the Doogee Mix is great, reaching the full 144ft / 44m . At this distance, WiFi slowed down but remained stable and connected. Moving 10ft closer saw the internet back at fast speeds.
Doogee Mix review GPS
GPS on the Doogee Mix is very good. While not locking on to many satellites as some phones do, it nevertheless maintained highish SNR, quick 3D locks and accuracy up to two meters. This last bit is the bit that counts.
Doogee Mix components
- Gyroscope: Working without issue
- Compass: Working without issue
- Accelerometer: Working without issue
- Linear acceleration: Working without issue
- FM radio: Working without issue
- Gravity sensor: Working without issue
- Rotation vector: Working without issue
- Light sensor: Working without issue
- Fingerprint sensor: Excellent response, but not working from deep sleep
- SIM power: Excellent. Equal to or better than Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X (see image)
Doogee Mix OTG
Doogee Mix has on-the-go (OTG) USB support. This feature allows you to connect peripherals such as mice, keyboards, game pads and USB SD drives. We tested a bluetooth mouse, keyboard and USB SD drives. All of these connected and worked without issue.
Doogee Mix OS
When I first received the Doogee Mix, the OS was not smooth at all. I was ready to denounce the Doogee Mix. Thankfully Doogee Released an update that fixed the issues with OS fluidity and now the Mix is as smooth as any phone I’ve reviewed.
- System animations and transitions are butter smooth
- Fast typing on the onscreen keyboard is quick and without hangups
- Touch is very accurate
- Fast scrolling is quick and with excellent friction and acceleration
- Slow scrolling is perfectly smooth
- Generally deep sleeping appropriately
Doogee Mix style and build
The most striking thing about the Doogee Mix is its style. They’ve gotten rid of the large top bezel which gives it a unique look. Though Doogee uses marketing images to make it appear the phone is bezeless, this is not the case.
The phone is very thin and all glass. If you don’t like the shiny style, a classy matte plastic case is included in the box.
Doogee Mix battery charging
The Doogee Mix charging performance is generally very good, charging fully in under two hours.
Doogee Mix battery life SoT screenon time
Battery life on the Doogee Mix is good. Using the phone over a period of 24 hours gave us six hours of screenon time. The usage was medium brightness, WiFi, browsing, chatting and videos. Six hours of SOT should be enough to get the majority of users through a full day. Light and medium usage should get users through two days.
Doogee Mix AMOLED display
Beyond the big RAM and storage, the appeal of the Doogee Mix is its unique style with only a thin border at the top. This design really makes the phone stand out.
This display is bright and vibrant, with outstanding viewing angles and lack of glow. Colors have tons of pop, whites are pure, and blacks are as deep as it gets. It’s a huge treat to watch movies on the AMOLED display.
When going back to a 1080P display, the level of retina is very apparent, but so is the lack of pop and richness in typical 1080P displays. Vice versa, when going from 1080P to Doogee Mix 720P, due to the richness of the AMOLED display, I’m not left missing 1080P at all. Obviously the ultimate choice would be 1080P AMOLED, but that’s impossible to find in a phone priced and specced as Doogee Mix is.
Doogee Mix review conclusion and summary
The Doogee Mix charging was disappointing, the camera image processing could be a step better, and the speaker sometimes just adequate. However those things don’t necessarily knock Mix out of the running. Some of the negatives in the summary below, such as not being able to use fingerprint unlock from deep sleep and camera image quality may be fixed in upcoming OTA updates.
This phone features huge RAM and storage, decent battery life, a compelling style, smooth OS, moderately powerful SoC, and unique among its similarly priced peers– a vibrant, beautiful AMOLED display.
I could easily use the Doogee Mix as my main mobile and have been using it as such for the last couple of weeks. The Doogee Mix isn’t perfect, but as with many things, it’s a weighing of pluses and minuses and deciding what’s most important for our individual usage.
If you appreciate huge storage and RAM, a powerful SoC and an AMOLED display, but don’t mind the possible minuses mentioned, the Doogee Mix might be the phone for you.
If you decide the Doogee Mix isn’t for you, we recommend you take a look at Banggood.com regardless. They have very competitive pricing and great customer service. A couple of other phones I recommend are the Redmi Note 4 and K6000 Plus, both of which can be found at Banggood.
There are three different versions of the Doogee Mix:
- 720P 4GB 64GB
- 720P 6GB 64GB
- 1080P 6GB 128GB (Future release. No date set)
720P is a bit of a bizarre decision on a 5.5″ display, but to fit AMOLED, dual-Samsung (16MP+8MP) cameras, the huge RAM and ROM, in at this price, some concession needed to be made and it looks like Doogee decided to sacrifice resolution.
the Doogee Mix is likely destined to become a cult classic
For many, this may not be any issue at all. 720P doesn’t look bad, it’s just not as retina as many users are used to. The AMOLED gives some excellent popping color and deep blacks, so those who appreciate AMOLED may have no problem with the 720P.
In addition, 720P should help some with battery life and the Mali-T880 will push 720P to some solid frame rates. It should allow users to push quality settings on nearly all games to max.
The other interesting decision was to push the display to the top of the phone. They achieved this by moving the front camera to the bottom.
According to the marketing, the dual Samsung cameras should allow for some lossless zooming and we’ll be taking a hard look at this to see if we can substantiate these claims.
Doogee Mix review specifications
- CPU: Helio P25 4 x Cortex-A53 2.5GHz + 4 x Cortex-A53 1.6GHz (Gorilla Glass 5)
- GPU: Mali-T880
- System: Android 7.0 Nougat
- Display: Samsung Super AMOLED 5.5″@720P
- Camera: 5.0MP front camera with 86 degree wide angle and auto beauty mode + rear camera 8.0MP + 16.0MP with PDAF
- Sensor: Geomagnetic Sensor, Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Gravity Sensor, Touch Sensor
- SIM Card: dual SIM dual standby, Micro SIM + Nano SIM
- Feature: GPS, Glonass
- Bluetooth: 4.0
- GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
- WCDMA 900/2100MHz
- FDD-LTE B1/B3/B7/B8/B20
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Compass: Yes
- OTG: Yes
I think the Doogee Mix is likely destined to become a cult classic and will be a very popular mobile. The unique style, along with AMOLED, dual cams, and the huge RAM and ROM should be enough to pull a nice following.
We’ve teamed up with Banggood.com on this one. They are the official Doogee reseller and are one of my favorite shops to work with. Always excellent, quick customer service. If you’re not interested in Doogee Mix, we suggest you take a look at what else they have to offer.