Nowadays it has become a must to always have your smartphone with you. However, it seems as if things are becoming more and more fragile with their ever-thinner housing and glass back. However, if you like wild adventures in the desert or survival in the forest, you need something firmer that just cannot break. Recently, the Chinese smartphone maker Doogee has released something that comes close to that: the Doogee S55.
Wet Hands – No Problem at All!
This phone is equipped with a 5.5 inch HD + display, which is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It has an IP68 rating, which means you can dive with it. If you are going to swim for an incredibly long time, the device may travel with you for about 24 hours at a depth of 1.5 meters. With regular smartphones, you would not be able to do anything with the device with your wet hands. But with the Doogee S55, you will not be bothered by that so you can simply continue on the smartphone.
Doogee S55 – Resistant to Extreme Temperatures!
Besides, the phone is resistant to extremely low and high temperatures. So you do not have to worry that it will explode if you take it into the desert and it also stands firm against thick dust clouds that are trying to plague you mercilessly. Of course, during your adventures, you also do not want to have to charge your device regularly. That’s why the S55 is equipped with a generous 5.500mAh battery, which would stand up to 700 hours of standby.
Dual Camera and MediaTek Chipset!
To capture all the special moments, you get a dual camera at the back with a 13-megapixel head lens and a second 8-megapixel shoot. For your selfies, there is a 5-megapixel camera on the front. Under the bonnet, we find a MediaTek MT6750T chipset in combination with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage space. Compared to the latest flagships, of course, these are not the most amazing specifications. But it is enough to get through the day, and you buy the device mainly because it can withstand extreme conditions.
The Doogee S55 is an affordable and robust outdoor smartphone. It may be a good choice for situations in which one prefers not to use a too expensive phone.
Software – Preloaded with Android 8
Users are greeted by an almost pure Android-8.0 operating system on the Doogee S55. The DoogeeOS 2.0 user interface simply refers to tweaked icons and, therefore, only makes cosmetic changes to the system. There are also no third-party applications, leaving the maximum possible storage space available to the user.
But the best part is the S55’s unbeatable $150 price tag. Pick one up one up in “Mineral Black” or “Fire Orange” now, and watch them get taken through the ringer in brutal durability tests below:
Doogee, however, is not only concerned with robust devices but on the other hand, also just with the smartphone trends. For example, in April a prototype of the Doogee Mix 4 appeared online, and Doogee has managed to provide these with ultra-thin edges, while no notch is involved.