The old adage that you get what you pay for is true in most walks of life, but in the mobile market, a number of predominantly Chinese manufacturers have continued to defy this notion. From a nation once renowned for poorly-made, lesser-featured devices at rock-bottom prices, the likes of Huawei, Xiaomi and Co. have since brought forth high-spec treats at much less than you'd pay for, say, the new iPhone. Doogee has caught our attention on more than one occasion for this very reason, and you may well remember our initial coverage of the company's HomTom HT6 phablet back in late July. Well now, the handset boasting 4G LTE, Android 5.1, a quad-core SoC and a whopping 6250 mAh battery is available to order. Despite its rich feature set, it will only set you back $139.99.
ageing mid-range smartphone if you're lucky enough to catch one of the deals. But the Doogee HomTom blows most other sub-$150 phones out of the water, and aside from the super-charged battery and 4G capabilities, there's plenty else to write home about.For that kind of money, you'd ordinarily be looking at a typical Android smartwatch, or perhaps an
The 720 x 1280 display is not on par with flagship-level devices, and over the 5.5-inch canvas, won't set the world alight. However, it's still an HD IPS display toughened by Gorilla Glass, and despite the array of features bundled with the HomTom HT6, one must expect a few shortcomings.
The device includes a 13-megapixel main camera along with a 5-megapixel effort on the front for your selfie needs. There's 16 GB of on-board storage, but if you need more, you can slot in a microSD card of up to 32 GB in capacity.
Another killer feature of this handset is its charging prowess. Having a battery double the size of most other smartphones is great and all, but not if it takes a million years to fill to capacity. Fortunately, the HT6 includes Fast Charging Technology which, according to the product description, will offer 75 percent power off a 30-minute charge. Not bad.
The Doogee HomTom HT6 seems a great all-rounder, and the claimed 7-day 'average use' battery life is just the tip of the iceberg. The pre-sale period, which runs until October 15th, includes free flat-rate shipping to the United States. Precisely when the device will be in your hands, however, is less black and white.
Still, if you're interested, you can find all of the details and purchase info at the source. Let us know if the HT6 floats your boat by dropping a comment below.