Four cameras, bezel-less display, low price: it's the Doogee Mix 2

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2017 has been a great year for smartphones. Not only because we saw a drastic jump towards the futuristic bezel-less designs that used to be just a dream, but also because said designs are quickly making their way down to the lower, more affordable tiers. And, as you probably know, there are some manufacturers out there, for whom “budget” doesn't necessarily mean “cheap”.

One such manufacturer is Doogee and it's now launching its latest flagship — the Mix 2. A smartphone with a 5.99-inch, 18:9 aspect ratio display that has razor-thin bezels around its sides and just a bit of a “chin” and “forehead”. To top it off, the phone is a glass sandwich with a metal frame and a unique look of its own, which is appreciated.



But the Mix 2 has more going for it than just its tall screen. Taking cues from all trends, the phone has a total of four cameras, incorporating both wide-angle and telephoto lenses. So, on the front, we've got a “normal” selfie camera with an 8 MP sensor and then a 130-degree wide-angle, 8 MP camera for group selfies. On the back, there's a different camera combo — a 16 MP main shooter and a 13 MP telephoto lens camera that provides 2x optical zoom. And, if you guessed that there's a “portrait mode” on board, you guessed right.



As far as internals go, the phone isn't exactly something to sneeze at. It sports an octa-core MediaTek Helio P25 with up to 2.5 GHz processing power, 64 GB of storage, and 6 GB of RAM. The 5.99-inch screen has a 1080 x 2160 pixel resolution — nothing crazy but plenty enough to achieve a sharp 403 pixel-per-inch density. All of that is being powered by a huge 4,060 mAh battery.

On the software side, the phone comes with Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box and it looks like it's a close to clean edition. The Mix 2 also features a face unlock feature by using the front camera to remember your face. If that doesn't sound OK to you, the phone still has the fingerprint reader on its back, just beneath the camera module.

The handset's data port is a USB Type-C and, yes, there is a lot of courage in this phone — enough to remove the headphone jack. Doogee does promise a set of earphones with your purchase, but no word on a dongle.

What's the price? Well, Doogee is running a pre-sale in partnership with BangGood.com and you can nab the phone for $199.99 until the 20th of November. Actual retail price is marked at $299.99. With an upper-midrange processor, tons of RAM, enormous battery, and nice-looking design, it's not bad at all, is it?

The Doogee Mix 2 is available in black, gold, and blue. Store links are below!


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15 Comments

1. atty.bep

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 24, 2017

The white one is beautiful.

7. JocularJ

Posts: 221; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

"gold"

8. atty.bep

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 24, 2017

Yea that's what the article says but the device in the picture looks white.

2. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 919; Member since: May 07, 2014

The design at least is amazing

3. Peacetoall unregistered

The only reason cheap chinese phones are flooding the market is because android is open source. Chinese phones have degraded the value of android phones

6. evolution

Posts: 16; Member since: Sep 01, 2013

a cheaper lg v30! works for me! ^_^

9. KingSam

Posts: 1453; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

So people who can not afford a $1000 phone doesn't deserve value options?

10. Man_Utd

Posts: 185; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

I welcome the cheap chinese phones. Competition is great at keeping the big manufacturers in check. If you're in the iOS ecosystem, who's there to keep Apple in check.

11. jacky899

Posts: 431; Member since: May 16, 2017

Youre saying consumers having options to good bang for the buck phones is a bad thing. I bet you are from the land of the Samsungs and LGs because only they want to kill off competition.

4. fyah_king unregistered

No t-mobile bands.

5. redmd

Posts: 1939; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

It's beautiful. Now, how to buy 1?

12. KeyserSoze

Posts: 387; Member since: Oct 06, 2014

Chinese phones are full of backdoor spyware. Stop buying phones from these evil lowlife bas tards!

13. bpcooper14

Posts: 32; Member since: May 14, 2014

if only it included a whole array of LTE bands, I would happily pick up one here in the US to try.

14. zig8100

Posts: 243; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

Removing the head phone jack is courage..... riiight. Smh

15. Ernesthine

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 19, 2017

Would this work in US?

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