A very inexpensive yet capable phone.
I do not yet own this, so this is a placeholder topic until I can properly review it.
- (top left) Camera
- (bottom) Speaker
- (bottom left) Split-screen (touch sensor, not a button)
- (bottom center) Combination fingerprint scanner and home button
- This button appears largely unused except for the split screen functionality.
- Fingerprint scanning can be "disabled".
- (bottom right) - Unknown (touch sensor, not a button)
Right side view
- (top) Volume rocker
- (middle) Power button
- The back cover is plastic and easily removable.
- (top left) Dual cameras
- (to its right) LED flash
- Headphone jack
- (left) TODO - unknown
- (center) Combination microUSB charger / data.
Left side (has nothing)
- The dual sim cards are underneath the back cover.
- The battery is removable / replaceable.
The microSD slot is underneath the back cover.
Processor - MT6580 Cortex-A7, four cores, 1.3 - 1.5GHz
- Video recording - 1080p
Screen - 720 x 1280 (720p)
- contrast - 1000:1
- Touchscreen - Multi-touch IPS
- TODO - Upgradeability to be determined.
TODO - Opinions ∞
Note that Android will have notes on it.
- TODO - Daylight readability
- TODO - UI responsivity
TODO - Web browser responsivity
As I understand, the X20 will have a nearly-stock Android. I won't know enough to know the differences between stock and any customization.
TODO - First impressions ∞
Pre-order impressions ∞
- For my first smartphone, I was most interested in a basic one, but with Android 7. Phones that sell with an old version worry me. Unfortunately this is 7.0, but hopefully it is upgradeable.
- I pre-ordered this from dx.com.
- The presentation of the X30 was crap enough that I didn't clue in that it was an upgraded X20.
I had looked at quite inexpensive rugged and waterproof phones, but the Doogee X20 stood out for me.
Differences between the Doogee X20 and Doogee X30 ∞
- Price - The difference in price was trivial.
- Expansion - The difference in expansion maximum is probably artificial, but even then the 128GB microSD cards are expensive, so it's unlikely I'd ever use that. By the time such sizes become low-enough cost I'd be likely to replace the phone.
Battery - The talk time difference is notable but not important for my expected usage. Maybe my opinion will change later. Notably, the X20 has a removable battery and the X30 does not.
|Max microSD (TF) expansion||64GB||128GB|
|Front camera||2 MP||dual 5 MP|
|Rear camera||dual 5 MP||dual 8 MP|
|Talk time claimed||600 min||700 min|
|Size (centimeters)||14.55 x 7.19 x 0.88||15.45 x 7.69 x 0.98|
|Size (inches)||5.73 x 2.83 x 0.35||6.08 x 3.03 x 0.39|
|Weight||174 g (6.14 oz)||191 g (6.74 oz)|