Hello! By what criteria do you choose a smartphone technology? On the basis of the price or specifications? Choose appearance and take the first thing that came to hand? Anyway, if you are faced with the choice of the new smartphone technology and decided to buy on the Internet, it’s likely you’ve heard about the Chinese manufacturer Doogee.
Company Doogee the smartphone technology market is not so long ago and has not had time to assemble an army of fans, but flickers in the news very often. What’s there in the news? Walk into any Chinese online store and in the header of any will flaunt bright banner offering to buy at a very tasty price or that the novelty of Doogee. And the characteristics of their products are often pleased, that the crisis is very, very important. But how well their products? Is it worth it to pay for their smartphones at least some money or better to pass?
Doogee Nova Y100X characteristics
The first device of this producer, which I enjoyed, was Doogee Y100 Pro and I liked it so much that I used it as a major smartphone technology almost 2 months, and in addition to the battery of small capacity he had no flaws. It was almost my perfect smartphone technology and I was happy with it almost everything.
However, the manufacturer I still have some questions. For example, how good the other devices of this price segment? As a continuation of the line I chose Doogee Y100X, because, logically, he should not be very different from Y100 Pro.
But in fact, these are two completely different smartphones, starting with design and ending with filling.
Packaging & Design: smartphone technology Doogee Nova Y100X
The smartphone technology comes in a compact package without too much pathos. In the box you will find:
- The protective film on the screen
- Cheap Headphones “pills”, the sound of which can cause an untrained person seizure
- Corporate bumper made of transparent plastic
- Set paper
For the budget-a rather unusual design: thin frame, plastic edging a metal, a very compact size. But when you take the phone in hand, do not think about this, and about how this phone is thin and light. With a thickness of 6.8 mm body, he has a weight of 119 grams. This is the easiest smartphone technology that I had. And if not for the glossy back cover, I would have praised him for ergonomics. And so it just felt very unusual in his hand. From budget-waiting quite different sensations.
The front panel has a 5-inch HD IPS-display beneath the navigation keys without illumination. Above the screen all the necessary sensors, earpiece, LED-flash and front camera for directly front 5 megapixels.
At the bottom end – connector for Micro USB charging and microphone hole on the top – 3.5 mm audio output for headphones and a release button.
On the back cover – Net external speaker, logo, bulging the main camera is 8 megapixels with unrealistically bright diode flash. If you look closely, you can see there is a real diode. As in the bulb. The collective farm, yes. But it is the brightest flashlight in the mobile, which I met as if it did not sound funny.
By appearance, I have no complaints. Appearance like, even the back cover looks not very cheap. But to assemble a list of claims. Cover loosely fitted to the top and it has a decent slot, which was from the factory. Workmanship, or the idea of the Chinese designer?
Swing adjustment is on the rear cover. Quite unusual, but I liked it, it is convenient, but if you put the smartphone technology in your pocket, you can not avoid accidental clicks. But what is critical, so it’s release button which is located at the top. And until it does not reach one hand.
But the most ingenious design idea lies under the hood. Note the slot for SIM-cards. The first “Simca” full-size works on 2G networks and is at the bottom, and the second format Micro catches the 3G-network and is located directly above it. Moreover, if the stick in your Micro slot, pull it just does not work, you need to pull a special lever, and then artfully hook SIM-card.
The rest of the assembly can be considered as normal. In the hands of a smartphone technology does not crackle, no fall off, does not want to.
In smartphone technology Doogee Y100X MT6582 processor installed. There are four 32-bit cores Cortex-A7 with a frequency of 1.3 GHz and a graphics accelerator Mali-400MP. By benchmark standard picture for this processor. AnTuTu shows the results at the level of modern processors from Mediatek MT6735 and MT6732.
But in fact, the performance and some were not. Later, I’ll tell you about it more and try to explain why. 1 GB of RAM is sufficient for performing basic tasks. However, if you open many tabs in the browser, or to run multiple tasks in parallel, the tab will reboot and restart the application. The fact is that after installing all necessary applications, after erasing the memory of about 300 MB of available operatives. The rest is occupied – a mystery.
The same mystery as the internal memory. 8-gigabyte module extends external memory cards Micro SD. If they do not use it out of the box available 5.4 GB. The rest is allocated for system needs. So after installing multiple instant messengers, a third-party browser and player of these 5 gigabytes is only three at best. And it almost without photos and music.
Communication is presented only for the WCDMA standard SIM-card one and GSM for another. None of what 4G and speech can not be, because MT6582 – do not forget it. Network signal is normal, the audibility of the earpiece too. The network does not lose, Wi-Fi does not fall off, GPS works adequately on the map, you can only navigate, but keep track of the direction of movement thanks to the integrated magnetic compass will not work – it was not there so that the map is just the point.
This phone you can already see the review of smartphone technology, where I tracked by GPS their physical activity.
But games are fine. Graphics, of course, does not possess the maximum values, but rarely sags fps even in heavy toys like GTA San Andreas. Start a smartphone technology will be able to everything, but that’s how a particular game is playable – is another question.
According to the price tag, and all so clear – is not a gaming machine. However, its value very well: thank God, not Snapdragon 200.
Display: smartphone technology Doogee Nova Y100X
In smartphone technology Doogee Nova Y100X mounted 5-inch display OGS IPS-. It has a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Covered with glass Corning Gorilla Glass technology 2,5D.
Colors relatively expensive matrices appear faded, but not rolled into the black pudding and even under the extreme corners of the inversion I have not noticed.
Illumination is distributed unevenly and the bottom has a portion that is highlighted more than others. But even with all its doorposts display for its price range very good, because many competitors in smartphones with a price tag put all TN-matrix.
Display 5 detects touch, touch responsive, with a set of text is no problem. Optimal pixel density, the pixels in the eyes do not catch.
As it opened at the Chinese budget, photoelectric sensors to interpolated more beautiful figures. The front camera is 2 megapixels with interpolation up to 5-megapixel main camera of 5 megapixels and stretched up to 8 megapixels.
Pictures doing normal for state employees. If the sun is still something you can see in the photos, here at dusk turns porridge noise.
Camera settings are not many, but there are basic. You can adjust exposure, white balance, set the shooting mode and apply a color effect in real time. If desired, the chamber can be squeezed even adequate pictures.
From buns, you can note the presence of HDR, and a photo of a smile. How do you know that the processor is no less important for pictures than the camera module? Since the processor is weak, Burst introduces a system to a screeching halt for a few seconds. Video writes mediocre despite maximum quality Full HD and a frame rate of 49.9 per second (bit rate of 10.2 Mbps / s).
Front-facing camera with flash. Yes, imagine. As an indicator of the notification LED-flash use is, unfortunately, impossible.
The front camera takes pictures as sane. For video calls come.
Of the features of the front camera, you can note the presence of HDR, and smile detection. In general, both the photo module normal, but do not forget that this is an extremely affordable smartphone.
But with all the power it is not very great. Battery 2200 mAh gives to 2 hours and 30 minutes under full load. It is 100% brightness, included Wi-Fi, GPS, Epic Citadel at maximum speed.
But the Full HD video hardware acceleration, and exposed to 50% brightness, one active SIM-card, as well as Turning Wi-Fi can play 4 hours 20 minutes. Also not very impressive. Of positive note, perhaps, only the continuity of the statistics batteries and small heating even at maximum load.
But the test in real life a little differently. On the day of the phone is not enough. Move away from the electrical outlet for a few hours if the release in outer space astronaut with a limited supply of air – a very important and exciting step that must always be accompanied by total control of interest that are melting before our eyes. And no matter what you do: play a game or just phone is in your pocket, sёrfish over a network or on the phone – he still sits down faster than you run so far to the outlet. Standard charging is charging from 0% to 100% more than two hours. And if you become the owner of the smartphone technologyDoogee Nova Y100X, the 100% charge will see very rarely. And no power-efficient processor with low-power cores Cortex A7, no power-saving mode is not correct the situation. Unequivocal fat minus for the battery.
But, thanks to this very energy efficient cores, almost familiar smartphone technology heating and consequently throttling, and minimal. Epic Citadel on the highest possible for this processor graphics settings produces 46,2 fps at the beginning of the test.
After two hours, the figure does not change.
Heating minimal throttling too. At low graphics settings same 47 fps at the beginning of the test and 46 fps after two hours. Heat smartphone technology to unbearable temperatures as modern flagship, it is virtually impossible because of the weak CPU, but rather the frequency of 1.3 GHz.
The sound external speaker in Chinese loud, without bass. At maximum volume, I have recently started to rattle. The headphones sound, on the contrary, pleased. My old Chinese “know-Neum” earphones were able to shake, even at maximum volume, and there are clear overloads. But for state employees on the old processor is very, very worthy.
All this hardware finish. Let us turn to a software component.
The software part and the interface
I pierced Doogee Y100X and it works out of the box running stock Android 5.0. During its use has flown one OTA update. Corporate Doogee UI interface is a bit bare the Android redraw the icons.
From software tokens worth noting unlocking of tapas, which works very well. So Horsch that fire even in the pocket, and then pocket completely takes control: can anyone call or launch any application. But the lock on the tapas – quite adequate chip. Double-tap on the touch button “home” smartphone technology blocks. It’s so convenient that becomes a habit. And when you take the phone in the other hand on the machine twice on his “home” to block. Of the rest of firmware that can be used by people, I would have said “software locks.”
The program allows you to set a password for any application. His only problem – it’s my brain, which can not generate and remember long passwords, so in the event of theft, even a mentally retarded thief can solve my “1234” the first time. Hmm.
The smartphone technology MT6582 processor is quite old, it has not yet implemented proprietary technology Mediatek like Clear Motion, in last year’s MT6592 or MiraVision, such as in modern MT6732 and MT6735. It is these chips redraw interface in 60 or even 120 frames / second when scrolling or browsing, smooth logs and adjust the interface to external conditions, for example, adjust the dark areas of the image under low light conditions.
For example, smartphone technology MT6582 can literally track how much work did Mediatek in the last 2 years and is safe to say that the processor 6582 and 6589 and as a result in 2015 is not the best solution. You can not call the work of the software quickly, especially after smartphone technology Doogee Y100 Pro, where everything was flying without a hint of lag. The smartphone technology likes to think about any task. And if the background is the application installation or unpacking a large archive, then down the drain. Plus I could not find it custom firmware. Generally no.
Pros and cons: smartphone technology Doogee Y100 Pro
If all of the above sums to listing the pros and cons, then the positive aspects include:
- Great design
- A good IPS-display
- Gorilla Glass
- Sane camera (for a budget smartphone)
- Flashlight worthy vampire hunter
- The ability to run heavy games, although at lower graphics settings
And here is a list of cons, I thought it would be much broader:
- Weak battery (one day of work I do not have)
- Very strange building slots for SIM-cards
- Laghi interface and low overall system performance
- The absence of third-party firmware.
As you can see, the downsides, though a bit, but they are all important. It’s obvious that Doogee Y100X – more fashion smartphone is more focused on this category of people, which focuses on the image and appearance of the smartphone, it does not see the point in buying something expensive.
If you look at the budget smartphone market, it is very difficult to find even in the category of up to $ 100 something, for what might catch the eye. Y100X just available for $ 85, but he still looks and feels in the hand, as something unusual. But progress does not stand still, and the fierce competition of the internal Chinese market works wonders. At the time when the phone just came to me, it was a very curious instance for the money, but now the price has dropped substantially Doogee products and by paying only 10-20 dollars, you can buy a smartphone technology more interesting.
If we talk specifically about Doogee Nova Y100X, he liked me more than not. Yes, this is not the best smartphone technology of all, I had no means the only one worthy of attention in its price category. If you plan to use the device only for social networking, making calls and easy Internet surfing without a 4G-connection, with prefer the appearance and ergonomics of long working hours on a single charge if you are not afraid lags interface and the lack of third-party firmware, then buy smartphone technology you can, but do not place great hopes on him. You get absolutely what you pay for.