Age of the bezel-less choco bar: the Doogee Mix looks futuristic, costs $170

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In recent months, the war on the bezel has reached new peaks and many smartphones with a nearly all-screen front have popped up — from the Xiaomi Mi Mix to the Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6. What do these have in common, besides thinning out the frame around their screens? They are quite expensive...

Enter the Doogee MIX — a potent all-screen midranger with a price-tag almost as slim as its bezels. The MIX sports only a lower bezel where its home button and selfie camera are positioned, while a tiny strip over the top of the display holds an earpiece. The AMOLED screen has a sizable 5.5-inch diagonal and a 720 x 1280 pixel resolution, which should be enough to deliver decent sharpness and clarity, especially when the MIX's tempting price is considered – more on that below.

Under the hood, we have the new octa-core MediaTek Helio P25 chipset, with four speedy A53 cores running at 2.5 GHz, and another four A53 cores, which are designed to be more power-efficient, running at 1.6 GHz. The signature feature of the Helio P25, however, is its support for dual-camera systems.

Turn the Doogee MIX around and we've got just that – a dual camera setup, which works with a 16 MP Samsung ISOCELL main sensor, paired with an 8 MP secondary sensor, which captures depth information. On the front, we have a 5 MP selfie snapper. Aside from this, users can choose between 4 GB and 6 GB of RAM, and storage of either 64 GB or 128 GB, which can be further expanded via microSD card of up to 128 GB. All of this is powered by a rather generous 3,380 mAh battery.


The Doogee MIX will be up for promotional sale starting at $169.99 from June 27 until July 4, but it should be kept in mind that possible shipping or import taxes may apply, depending on where you order it from. The handset is up at two authorized retailers and you can pick your hardware configuration and preferred shop by visiting the Doogee website, linked below.


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16 Comments

1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

But the bottom bezel is bigger than average... Sounds like Dongee just moved all the hardware features of the top bezel ( speakers, sensors, camera) and placed them in the bottom bezel instead... so technically, it isn't a bezel-less phone, when referring to the top and bottom of the device. The sides are pretty bezel-less, though.

2. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Oh, there seems to be a speaker north of thr handset... But still, most of the hardware features usually fiund at the top has been moved at the bottom. Forgive me, Doogee, but I'm inclined to point out that the home button of this Doogee Mix is a Samsung rip-off!

3. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

So OnePlus rips off Samsung's home button too. Same size and shape

4. Anchor

Posts: 160; Member since: Jun 16, 2017

Then the home button of the samsung should be an iPhone ripoff only not round but rectangular. What did u want them to use?

16. blaxmas

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 08, 2017

Oh, please, design a phisical button that is not ripped-off of any phone. It's a rectangular piece of geometry. How it should be?! Triangular?

5. Anchor

Posts: 160; Member since: Jun 16, 2017

This is a very nice phone with more than decent specs for a decent price, and that bezelless design too. If only its gonna be available worldwide and not just some select countries

6. SyCo87

Posts: 317; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

Sharp Aquos 2

7. Diego!

Posts: 876; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

I stopped reading when I got to the screen resolution...

8. adecvat

Posts: 644; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Add competition - Blueboo S1 and Maze Alpha

9. Moose

Posts: 418; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

The Doogee Mix is 76.2 mm wide while the LG G6 is only 71.9 and the Samsung S8 is only 68.1 mm wide. The Doogee Mix is actually wider than some standard bezel 5.5 inch phones which commonly don't exceed 75 mm in width. It seems that they have made it squat but wide which, to me, misses the point of going bezel free - to make phones easier to hold while still offering a large display. The phone may look nice but it has no advantage from a functional point of view. I think Samsung's S8+ goes to far in this regard, which is why it looks so long and narrow but I'd rather have that oddity than this squat device which is no benefit at all.

10. Anchor

Posts: 160; Member since: Jun 16, 2017

"this squat device which is no benefit at all";. Your pocket may have a different take on that, it definitely sees the benefit.

11. Navyvet40

Posts: 9; Member since: May 01, 2017

"The Doogee MIX is up for pre-sale starting at $169.99 until the 20th of June, but it should be kept in mind that possible shipping or import taxes may apply, depending on where you order it from." Nice going there PA but the 20th of June was 6 days ago.

12. baldilocks

Posts: 1535; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Yes, definitely NOT a tall screen "bezel free" phone. Get with it PA. :)

13. fyah_king unregistered

The maze alpha is a better deal with a 1080p screen.

14. almostdone

Posts: 448; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

The phone is far from having no bezels. Don't trust those promo shots. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86lIoklfrAk

15. alili321

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

This phone can be purchased on Chinese online shop

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