Bezel-less displays are the future of displays on the smartphones. They have less footprint on the device which makes these smartphones smaller but with a bigger display and yes, these smartphones with almost bezel-less displays are getting more affordable now like the one that we have right now, the Doogee Mix. This is the most affordable smartphone with 6GB of RAM and not just that, the smartphone also packs an almost bezel-less display. Interested? Check out our review of the smartphone below.

Awesome Design at an affordable price

The best thing about this smartphone is probably its build. It features a glass back and a solid build. The front is mostly comprised of a display and the look of the smartphone is very similar to Xiaomi Mi Mix which was Xiaomi’s sexiest smartphone (Well it’s the Mi Mix 2 now). Below the display is the home button which can’t be pressed down and it also serves as the fingerprint scanner of the smartphone and it doesn’t feature capacitive hardware buttons as this has an on-screen button. But in case you’re worried that you feel that you’ll break the glass of the Doogee Mix, don’t worry because it comes with a case out of the box.

As you can see in the photo, the smartphone doesn’t really have an edge-to-edge display. We still have a smaller bezel on the smartphone but it’s just fine. I mean, the smartphone still looks pretty damn well compared to most smartphones in the market right now.

The smartphone is heavy but it actually adds a solid feel to the smartphone. The Doogee Mix also sports a micro USB port and also a speaker grill at the bottom. The fast charging capability is just fine and it works well however it’s not as fast on the one on smartphones with Qualcomm Quick Charge. Oh and the speaker? It works just fine and loud enough for and I’m quite satisfied with it.

The beautiful almost Bezel-less display

The Doogee Mix’s display is probably the main selling point of this smartphone. It has an almost bezel-less display which makes the smartphone look really beautiful and awesome however there are some things that I really don’t like about it.

First, the display of the Doogee Mix is only HD. Yep, it’s only at HD resolution that’s why the display of the smartphone isn’t as sharp and clear as most smartphones that pack a 5.5-inch display. But hey, at least you got an almost bezel-less display that looks really cool and very in line with most flagships of 2017.

Another thing. Yes, it’s really cool that the Doogee Mix is using a Super AMOLED display however I do have some problems with the display of the Doogee Mix. Yes, it’s really bright and vivid but the colors of the display are just too oversaturated. For some, people might like it but for me, well, the saturation is just too much and some of the bright shades of colors really hurt my eyes.

Great Battery Life

One of the reasons why the Doogee Mix probably has a heavy body is because of its battery. The Doogee Mix packs a 3380mAh of battery and yes, you could actually reach up to one and a half day of battery life if you’re not a heavy user and a single work day without charging. That’s pretty good if you ask me.

The Doogee OS

The Doogee Mix is using Doogee OS on top of that Android 7.0 Nougat. It has some features that can’t be found on stock Android including news by just swiping to the right from the home screen. You can also change the theme of the smartphone if you want to. The app drawer is a little bit different compared to most smartphones as this one is arranged alphabetically and can be browsed vertically. It’s nowhere near the experience of a stock Android but after a few updates after I got the review unit, the smartphone became faster and the launcher became smoother.

The smartphone also packs a MediaTek Helio P25 processor with 6GB of RAM. It’s powerful and it does its job when it comes to gaming. Most games even the heavy ones can run on the smartphone without problems and without lags. I’ve been playing Lineage II and even Mobile Legends at the highest settings and the smartphone can still run pretty well. As you play on the smartphone, the phone gets warmer but don’t worry because unlike most MediaTek Processors, the Helio P25 does a pretty good job when it comes to thermals. I actually had no problems with it despite playing games on the smartphone for a while.

Disappointing camera

It seems that the Doogee Mix packs almost all the features that you can ask for a 2017 smartphone. It runs on Android 7.0 Nougat, has an almost bezel-less display, and then there’s the dual camera. The smartphone can actually do 2x zoom and also blur mode, however, it isn’t as good as I expected. The rear camera of the smartphone isn’t that really good and the blur mode of the Doogee Mix is just actually a radial blur.

The front camera of the smartphone is awkwardly placed below the smartphone which is why taking selfies are harder as you need to rotate your phone to avoid blocking the camera with your hand or to have better selfies as the range of view of the selfie camera is just bad. Check out the photos that I took using the smartphone.

The shots that we took were dull and the colors weren’t on point either. I believe that Doogee needs to improve their camera on their other smartphones in the future. Hopefully, a software update could bring improvements to the Doogee Mix.

Verdict

The Doogee Mix packs an almost bezel-less design which can be mostly seen on flagships this year. Not only that, it also packs a dual lens camera at the back which makes the Doogee Mix a smartphone really fitting for 2017. However, there are many downsides on the smartphone. Yes, we do have a beautiful and solid design however the display is only in HD and the camera of the smartphone is disappointing. But again, if you love the design and the battery life of the smartphone, then you can now get this smartphone for at Lazada.

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