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Doogee S90: Rugged and Classy

Doogee’s S90 stands out for its ability to clip on modular accessories, which include an extra battery pack, a night-vision camera, a walkie-talkie and a gamepad.
The smartphone comes in two different colors, Black and Orange. Also, it supports dual Nano SIM card along with IP68, IP69K, and MIL-STD-810G certification.


The design and display
Like most ruggedized phones, the Doogee S90 isn’t much to look at, prioritizing function over form. The handset comes encased in a thick, heavy plastic, with prominent rubberized corners that protrude.
When you hold it in your hand, it feels decidedly weighty, and has a presence seldom see in today’s ultra-svelte smartphone market.
At the top of the screen, you’ll find a small notch. This contains the phone’s solitary front-facing camera, as well as its earpiece. As you’d expect with an ultra-rugged phone, the screen comes with some pretty meaty bezels, which makes you question why Doogee bothered including a notch in the first place.

The S90 has a somewhat prominent chin, which displays the Doogee logo. Below it is a rubber flap, which protects the phone’s USB-C port from any potential water damage.
As you’d expect from a rugged handset, the Doogee S90 is IP68 rated, which means that you could — if you so desired — submerge it in 1.5 meters of water for two weeks, and it should emerge unscathed.
The back of the phone contains the handset’s dual cameras. These are straddled by a pair of LED flashes. Phones typically come with just one flash, so that’s pretty unusual, although certainly not unheard of.
The screen is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The technology used on display is IPS which is 6.18 in (inches) that gives a resolution of 1080 x 2246 pixels and 403 PPI (pixels per inch) along with Capacitive and Multi-touch feature.

Hardware, Software and performance
In common with the Ulefone Armor 6 the S90 runs a MediaTek Helio P60 processor, which is a 12nm octa-core chip clocked at 2GHz and integrated with the 800MHz Mali-G72 MP3 GPU. It’s paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage (expandable up to 256GB through microSD). Typically speaking, this is about as good as it gets in this market.
The software experience is built on Android 8.1.0, though there are some customizations around the settings menu and the like.


This powerful device comes with a 16+8MP rear camera and also an 8 MP front camera for selfie.
The night vision camera allows you to capture shots in low light (but not in complete darkness), though it adds noise to the final photo. It uses a 2-megapixel Sony IMX291 camera sensor and amplifies light it receives by a factor of 12.

Battery Life
The battery adds an extra 5,000mAh of juice. That means that, when connected, the phone has access to a total of 10,050mAh of power. That’s incredible, and with moderate use, you can reasonably expect the phone to last for the best part of a week.


Value for money
Impressive performance
Clip-on accessories
Smart design

Stock Android would’ve been better
The notch
No status light or oleophobic finish
Bulkier than expected

This rugged Smartphone is available for purchase on about $429.

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