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

Victoria D. Doty

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I like the Doogee assortment of phones and its hottest release, released today, the

Doogee V20 rugged Android phone

is no exception. For a rugged telephone, it is slimmer than other Doogee phones I have reviewed and lighter as well at 296g.

It is rated at IP68 / IP69K and confirms to MIL-STD-810G assessments. This cell phone is h2o-resistant at a depth of 1.5m for up to 30 minutes, and fall-evidence from a peak of 1.5m onto concrete.

Inside of the box, there are the telephone, the SIM extractor instrument, and a USB Kind-C cable with style C connections at every conclusion. There is also a Style A to Variety C adapter and a power adapter. There is also a monitor protector with wipes, a warranty card, and a person manual.

The 5G able V20 has a pleasant huge 6.44-inch hole punch display display screen and a display screen resolution of 2400 x 1080px and a 20:9 facet ratio.


  • 6.44 inch screen
  • 5G completely ready
  • Progressive rear show

Don’t Like

  • Facial recognition can be problematic in lower gentle

The hole punch means that the display wraps all-around the entrance-going through digicam to maximize display serious estate. The V20 feels nice in my hand with a number of tough edges or awkward corners. It has rounded edges and a somewhat lifted edge to guard the monitor from scratching.

The still left-hand side of the unit has a twin SIM slot (a single nano and one particular for a TF card) and a custom operate 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-core chip running at up to 2.2GHz. This chip is not the quickest Dimensity CPU on offer you by MediaTek but moves the brand name into 5G coverage for its telephones.

Doogee has earlier applied MediaTek chips in its telephones like the rugged Doogee S97. The Dimensity chip will signify excellent 5G protection for customers.

The V20 has 8GB RAM and 256GB ROM as conventional and it runs Android 11. The phone has a couple of new functions that I have not viewed for a while.

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

I initially observed this rear window in a Meizu Professional 7 telephone I reviewed in 2017, but couple suppliers have bundled this element considering that then.

You can customize the rear screen to clearly show connect with notifications and alerts, exhibit the time, or music controls. You can double-tap to wake up the rear screen or configure it to display when the mobile phone is deal with down.

To protect the battery you can transform off the exhibit just after a couple of seconds. It is a really helpful characteristic and I do not know why much more cellular devices do not have this further feature, even just to demonstrate the time when the telephone is encounter down.

The a few rear cameras and LED flash are a good specification with a 64MP picture sizing for the main digital camera. There is also a 20MP Sony IMX350 evening vision digital camera and an 8MP wide-angle digicam with a 130-diploma field of look at.

The camera can be configured to function in evening method, panorama, slow movement, time-lapse, and a pro method exactly where you can manually transform options these kinds of as ISO and white stability.

The digital camera has a splendor manner so you can increase filters to make your experience smoother, slimmer, or enlarge the eyes. You can zoom in to photographs with 4x digital zoom.

The front-experiencing camera is 16MP with a Samsung sensor and pictures are crisp and obvious. Post impression manipulation is furnished via conventional Android features together with sharing options editing possibilities and Google Lens.

The V20 has facial recognition which is brief and precise in excellent gentle circumstances — while it does battle to recognise me in dimly lit ailments.

The personalized button on the left-hand side of the monitor can be utilised for force-to-chat (PTT). When pressed you are invited to put in Zello to use the vital.

If you do not want to use this for PTT apps, use the ‘Easy key’ solution in configurations to customise the function to document, turn on the flashlight, get a screenshot, open the underwater digicam, configure an SOS concept, or open Zello.

Like its other designs, the range of valuable instruments in the out of doors toolbox folder will give you a plumb bob compass, a protractor, and a spirit stage as effectively as an alarm functionality, flashlight, and display screen flash.

The Doogee V20 has a good-sized 6,000mAh battery which will give you quite a few days of standard usage. Making use of the Sort-C–Type-C PD charging cable will give you up to 33W charging ability which will recharge the telephone in about 2 several hours.

This telephone also has wi-fi charging, but be knowledgeable that wi-fi charging is noticeably slower than a TypeC PD cable: It took more than 4 several hours when I utilised wi-fi charging. It also has NFC so you can use Google Fork out.

There is no audio slot for this phone. Link your headphones through Bluetooth or use a style-C adapter if you want to use wired audio. The telephone ring tone is reasonably loud and the audio is great throughout the ranges. You will not likely have to have an exterior speaker.

Doogee suggests that you use T-Cell for the exceptional frequency band for this phone.

At the moment on give for

underneath $300 the Doogee V20 rugged cellphone

is a actually nice phone for the selling price. It is resilient with a lengthy-lasting battery and just what you want in an inexpensive cellular phone.

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