Doogee Y300 Review: Yacht It, Timeless youth

Doogee Y300 Review: Yacht It, Timeless youth

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Doogee Y300 Review: Yacht It, Timeless youth

Specifications

Model DOOGEE Y300
Band 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz

3G: WCDMA 850/2100MHz

4G: FDD-LTE 800/1800/2100/2600MHz

Sim Card Dual SIM dual standby, dual micro SIM cards
Service Provide Unlocked
Style Bar
Shell Material Metal
OS Android 6.0
CPU CPU: MTK6735 Quad Core 64bit
GPU: Mali-T720
ROM 2GB
RAM 32GB
Display Size 5.0inch
Type Capacitive (5-Points)
Resolution 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
FM Radio Yes, earphone needed
Speaker Box Speaker
Earphone Port 3.5mm
Card Extend TF card up to 32GB ( included )
Data transfer USB/Bluetooth
Mobile internet WAP/WiFi
Camera/Picture Resolution Dual cameras (one front one back)Back-camera: 8.0MP ( SW 13.0MP )Front camera: 5.0MP ( SW 8.0MP )
Language Afrikaan, Indonesian, Malay, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Filipino, French, Croatian, Zulu, Italian, Swahili, Latvian, Lithuanian, Hungarian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Rumantsch, Slovak, Slovenian, Finnish, Swedish, Vietnamese, Greek, Turkish, Russian, Hebrew, Korean, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
Phonebook 500
Message SMS/MMS
Input Handwrite/Keypad
TV No
GPS Yes
JAVA No
WIFI Yes, 802.11b/g/n wireless internet
Bluetooth 4.0
Sensors Accelerometer,Ambient Light Sensor,Gravity Sensor,Proximity Sensor
Multi-Touch Yes
Dimensions 18.00 x 12.00 x 6.00 cm / 7.09 x 4.72 x 2.36 inches
Net Weight(Including battery) 0.500KG
Charger INPUT: 100-240V, OUTPUT: 5V-1000mA
Battery capacity 2200mAh
Standby Time About 2~3 days
Other Feature 3G, Browser, E-book, FM, GPS, Light Sensing, MP3, MP4, OTG, People, Proximity Sensing, Sound Recorder, Wi-Fi
Package Contents Cell Phone:            1

Earphones:            1

Power Adapter:     1

USB Cable:            1

Screen Protector:  1

English Manual :    1

SIM Needle:           1

What’s in the box

Doogee Y300 arrives in a blue cardboard box, with the model’s name on top and its specifications printed on the back. When opened, it reveals Doogee Y300 Review the smartphone placed on top of an envelope, which houses the whole accessories package. It includes a standard 5V/1A charging adapter, USB cable, earphones, a protective shell for the back, a screen protector and Doogee Y300 Review a wiping cloth, a pin for the SIM card tray, an adapter from a nano- to a micro-SIM card, and a user manual. The device has a 32GB microSD card (already placed in the second slot of the SIM tray), included in the price. To sum up, you get quite a generous bundle of accessories for Doogee Y300, which should not be underestimated.

Main Features

Display: 5.0 inch In-cell screen, 2.5D back and front glass
CPU: MTK6735 Quad Core 64bit
GPU: Mali-T720
System: Android 6.0
RAM + ROM: 2GB RAM + 32GB ROM with 32GB TF card
Camera: SONY IMX219 8.0MP AF with True Flash LED + PIP mode (SW13.0MP) rear camera , front camera 5.0MP (OV8.0MP)
Sensor: Gravity Sensor, Accelerometer Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor
Bluetooth: 4.0
GPS: GPS, AGPS
OTA: Yes
OTG: Yes
SIM Card: Dual SIM dual standby, dual micro SIM cards
Network:
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G: WCDMA 900/2100MHz
4G: FDD-LTE 800/1800/2100/2600MHz

Design and build

Doogee Y300 has an interesting design, which is also well-made, indeed. For starters, on the front and back of the smartphone Doogee Y300 Review is placed a Corning Gorilla Glass of unspecified generation, which has 2.5D curved edges. The frame is made of aluminum alloy and the power and volume buttons are aluminum, too. The two vertical sides of the handset are curved both towards Doogee Y300 Review the display and the back, forming a nice rounded shape, when looked from the bottom or top. The horizontal sides have chamfered edges. The rest of the body is made of polycarbonate. Another interesting feature is that the screen-to-body-ratio Doogee Y300 Review (no matter how wrong this term is put) is 80%. This means that 80% of the total front surface of the device is taken by its display. The device not only looks, but also is very thin, with a waistline of 6.9 mm. Its height measures 138 mm and the width is 70.6 mm, which make it a very compact smartphone, indeed. It fits perfectly in the hand and is very convenient for one-hand operation. It is also reasonably light with a weight of 145 grams, including the 2200 mAh battery. In addition, the smartphone is very well built. All holes for mics, grilles, and ports, are precisely cut, the buttons fit perfectly in their beds, the frame is solid, neither the screen nor the back flexes under pressure. The whole handset actually looks and is more premium than its price class. An interesting feature of the Doogee Y300 design and build is its hybrid dual-SIM card tray. The module is very compact as it houses the two trays one on top of the other, not next to each other like most other trays. This is a very nice feature, indeed. The smartphone is available in three colors – black, white and champagne gold. We are reviewing a champagne gold version.

OS, UI and software

Doogee Y300 runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow modified a bit by Doogee’s tailor-made UI. The icons are not that flat and Doogee Y300 Review look more rounded. Swiping the lock screen unlocks the device by default with the lock screen retrieving upwards. On the home screen there are two rows of docked apps: the first includes Gmail, Gallery, Contacts, PlayStore. The second Doogee Y300 Review includes the Dialpad, Messenger, App Tray, Default browser, and Camera. If you want more apps to appear in the upper dock, they will be listed on a second screen, third one and so on. A single swipe from the top of the display downwards brings up the notifications and a second swipe – the Quick Settings. Here you can add, delete, or change the position of the shortcuts. Again, you can access the System UI Tuner as in a stock Android 6.0. When plugged in to a USB, the device brings up a USB connection dialog, which asks for what purposes you’d need it. It is accessible Doogee Y300 Review directly from the Notifications. The volume options are standard and allow to increase/decrease the volume of alarms, music, system sounds. The Task Manager opens up, if the on-screen home buttons is long-pressed. Actually the menu/options button duplicates the functions of the menu/options, which are available in every app, so it is pointless having it in this case. A longer press on the empty space on the home tray brings up the Wallpaper, Widgets and Settings dialog. The smartphone Doogee Y300 Review has a Float gesture (dot), which can be switched on and off. It can be used as a shortcut to accessing the Read Mode, Game Mode, Float music, Float Video, Gesture recognition, Lock screen and Clean tasks. There is something that resembles a tutorial about how to use the Float gesture, but it is in Chinese.


The Settings menu of the Doogee Y300 is quite standard for a Marshmallow smartphone. It starts with the Wireless & networks options, Doogee Y300 Review which only lacks the Turbo download feature. Then comes the Device set of options, via which you can adjust the Display, Gesture Motion, Sound & notification, Apps, Storage & USB, Battery, Memory (RAM), Gesture unlock, and Float gesture. There are no specifics in these menus. The behaviour of the LED notification light can be managed from the Display menu. The Personal set of options is also standard and includes Location, Security, Accounts, Google, Language & input, Backup & reset. In the way they are now, one may get confused which option is where as they are too many. The Google menu is typical for Android 6.0 and among its options is included a possibility to set up a nearby device, to which you can wirelessly transfer Doogee Y300 Review your accounts, list of apps and preferences. Finally, there’s the System sub-menu, which includes management of the Date & time, Scheduled power on & off, Accessibility, Smart somatosensory, Printing, and About Phone. The Gesture Motion and Gesture Unlock from the Device sub-menu and the Smart somatosensory from the System sub-menu, can easily be combined into one set of Gesture options.

The App Tray opens up the list of apps. It looks a bit different than the stock variant. The top line of the most used apps is not present, and the colors are a bit different. However, the alphabetical way of listing the apps is preserved and all are placed on one screen, which can be scrolled downwards. Besides Doogee Y300 Review the classic Google apps, Doogee Y300 also features a number of pre-installed apps such as the AppLock, Bagan Keyboard, Barcode Scanner, BeautyMakeup, DG Xender, and Documents To Go. The AppLock is used to lock apps, messages, photos, etc. so no one using your device can access or uninstall them. The Bagan Keyboard helps users to write in Myanmar language in any Android-based mobile device. Documents Doogee Y300 Review To Go allows you to open, view and edit MS Office and Adobe PDF files. The Barcode Scanner function is self-explanatory, but we couldn’t read a barcode using it. The BeautyMakeup app is fully functional. The DG Xender app allows you to share any type of files in any place at any time via Wi-Fi.

Cameras

Doogee Y300 features an 8-megapixel rear camera with a Sony IMX219PQ Exmor R sensor. This is a CMOS BSI sensor with a 1/4″ size and a 1.12 Вµm pixel. It is coupled with Sony’s Lens Shading Correction function with Doogee Y300 Review four independent colors. It has a 5-megapixel GalaxyCore GC5024 sensor and the Doogee Y300 Review photos it makes are interpolated to 8-megapixel – 3840 x 2160 pixels. The sensor is combined with an LED flash and an f/2.2 lens. The output photos should be with a resolution of 3280 x 2464 (active pixels), but they are actually with a resolution of 4160 x 3120 pixels, because they are software interpolated to 13-megapixel. The same is the case with the front-facing camera. The sensor has a 1.4 Вµm pixel and is coupled with an f/2.0 lens.

Primary camera


Secondary camera


The camera app of Doogee Y300 is standard and has all the necessary pre-set and photo editing options. You can manage the exposure, white balance, ISO, etc. Anti-flicker and zero shutter delay options as well. There are Doogee Y300 Review several ways of engaging the camera’s shutter: by simply smiling or making a V-sign with your fingers, in the classic way by touching the shutter button, or assigning the left button to serve as a shutter one. There are also timing and continuous shutter options.

Controls

Doogee Y300 does not have a classic outline of its controls at least not for all. The volume rocker and the power button below it are placed on the left hand side. While reviewing other devices Doogee Y300 Review with similarly placed buttons, we discovered that this is quite convenient. On the right hand side is the hybrid dual-SIM card, which, besides the interesting design, can also house two micro-SIM cards or a micro-SIM and a microSD card. Actually, the device arrives with a 32GB microSD card on board. On the top side of the device a 3.5 mm jack Doogee Y300 Review is positioned together with a noise-cancellation mic. A second noise-cancellation mic is placed on the bottom side, next to a centrally positioned microUSB port with two speaker grilles, symmetrically placed on its sides. On the front of the handset, above the screen, Doogee Y300 Review from the left to the right are the front-facing camera, an LED notification light, the earpiece, and the light/proximity sensor. The space below the screen is empty. The navigation buttons are on-screen only. Those two things are just a waste of space. The on-screen buttons cannot be managed in any way and most of the time stay visible on the screen, while taking a large part of it. On the back of the model to the left are positioned the primary camera and the LED flash to its right. At the lower end is the Doogee logo.

Display

Doogee Y300 is equipped with a 5-inch in-cell IPS display with an HD resolution (720 x 1280). In-cell is a display technology that allows the thin film transistors, which switch the display’s sub-pixels on and off, to be placed directly on the semiconductor backplane of the display. By combining the touch Doogee Y300 Review layer and the LCD layer into one, this technology allows the displays to be lighter and thinner, which ultimately leads to lighter and thinner devices. The display takes Doogee Y300 Review up 80% of the total front surface of the model, which is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass with 2.5D curved edges. It is very quick and responsive.

Doogee Y300 has one of the brightest displays in its class. At 100% of brightness, its white value is 577.1 cd/m2, while the black value measures 0.477 cd/m2. This means that the static contrast ratio is 1210:1. It actually remains at almost the same level with the brightness being set at 75%, 50%, 25%, and 0% as the white and black values decrease proportionally. With a temperature of the white dot at around 11000K, the colors look colder. The screen provides good viewing angles and color deviation is within normal limits. It is easily readable under direct sunlight.

Brightness White luminance Black luminance Contrast Color temperature
100 % 577.078 cd/m2 0.477 cd/m2 1210 : 1 11002 K
75 % 447.629 cd/m2 0.370 cd/m2 1210 : 1 11035 K
50 % 312.654 cd/m2 0.257 cd/m2 1217 : 1 11154 K
25 % 170.449 cd/m2 0.140 cd/m2 1217 : 1 11280 K
0 % 21.654 cd/m2 0.018 cd/m2 1203 : 0 11634 K

Performance

Performance-wise, Doogee Y300 relies on a MediaTek MT6735P chipset. This is the most basic modification of the MT6735 SoC and includes a downclocked 1GHz CPU with four Cortex-A53 and a downclocked 400MHz Mali-T720 MP2 GPU with two cores. They are teamed up with 2GB of 533MHz, single-channel, LPDDR3 RAM. There are 32GB of storage on board coupled with a 32GB SD card, so the total available storage is 64GB! The MT6735P chipset performs as expected. It does a great job for normal smartphone usage, but it is not good for playing games or running heavy apps, especially those with demanding graphics. However, this SoC is very power efficient, and the PCMark battery test result, published in the Battery section Doogee Y300 Review proves that. Moreover, it made a very good impression to us the fact that the device did not get even slightly warm no matter the situation. As already mentioned several times, the total on-board storage measures 64GB.  For sure, it is perfect for reading, browsing, playing light games. 2GB of RAM is more than enough and you’d even not notice if you had several apps running in the background.The Doogee Y300 Review  Androbench test showed very good read/write speeds. The model has only three sensors – light, proximity and accelerometer.

Audio

We tested the audio quality of Doogee Y300 with the RightMark Audio Analyzer software and the TASCAM US-2×2 audio interface. The overall result showed an average Very Good score. The device excels in frequency Doogee Y300 Review response, but is only Average in THD + Noise, and Good in THD (total harmonic distortion) and IMD at 10kHz (intermodulation distortion).

Test Value RMAA rating
Frequency response (from 40 Hz to 15 kHz), dB -0.01, -0.14 Excellent
Noise level, dB (A) -93.8 Very Good
Dynamic range, dB (A) 93.3 Very Good
THD, % 0.012 Good
THD + Noise, dB (A) -76.4 Average
IMD + Noise, % 0.015 Very good
Stereo crosstalk, dB -79.6 Very good
IMD at 10 kHz, % 0.021 Good
General performance Very good

Controls

Doogee Y300 does not have a classic outline of its controls at least not for all. The volume rocker and the power button below it are placed on the left hand side. While reviewing other devices with similarly Doogee Y300 Review placed buttons, we discovered that this is quite convenient. On the right hand side is As already mentioned several times, the total on-board storage measures 64GB.  the hybrid dual-SIM card, which, besides the interesting design, can also house two micro-SIM cards or a micro-SIM and a microSD card. Actually, the device arrives with a 32GB microSD card on board. On the top side of the device a 3.5 mm Doogee Y300 Review jack is positioned together with a noise-cancellation mic. A second noise-cancellation mic is placed on the bottom side, next to a centrally positioned microUSB port with two speaker grilles, symmetrically placed on its sides. On the front of the handset, above the screen, from the left to the right are the front-facing camera, an LED notification light, the earpiece, and the light/proximity sensor. The space below the screen is empty. The navigation buttons are on-screen only. Those two things are just a waste of space. The on-screen buttons cannot be managed in any way and most of Doogee Y300 Review the time stay visible on the screen, while taking a large part of it. On the back of the model to the left are positioned the primary camera and the LED flash to its right. At the lower end is the Doogee logo.

Battery

Doogee Y300 is powered by a 2200 Li-Pol, non-removable battery. According to the manufacturer’s specifications it should ensure up to 10 hours of talk time in 2G networks and up to 8 hours of talk time in 3G networks. The standby time in 2G and 3G is up to 150 hours. Indeed, the PCMark battery Doogee Y300 Review test showed a work battery life of 6 hours and 32 minutes, which is very, very good for a battery of such capacity. The test has been performed with the brightness calibrated at 200 nits, according to the recommendations of Futuremark. The battery arrives with a standard 5V/1A charger. It needed 2 hours and 39 minutes Doogee Y300 Review to charge from 0% to 100%. For the first 19 minutes the charge reached 10% and to reach 30%, it needed 25 minutes more. The battery’s performance can be managed from the Battery menu. The Intelligent power saving mode is switched on by default and the Doze mode, which cannot be modified, is also on board as an integral part of Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Networks, calls and connectivity

Doogee Y300 packs a dual-SIM card tray. The design of tray is very compact and practical. The two slots are one above the other. Both are suitable for a micro-SIM card slot and in the second one you can place a microSD card. Actually, the smartphone Doogee Y300 Review arrives with a 32GB microSD card already, which is quite a bonus! The device supports quad-band 2G GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), dual-band 3G WCDMA (900, 2100 MHz), and penta-band 4G LTE Cat. 4 (800, 900, 1800, 2100, 2600 MHz) networks. There have been no issues with the reception and call quality during the our test period. The DG Xender app, which is pre-installed in the smartphone, The same has been with the Wi-Fi connection. The device performs well even in places, where Wi-Fi signal is generally weak. It supports Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Hotspot, and Bluetooth 4.0.  takes advantage of available Wi-Fi networks Doogee Y300 Review within the device’s range to transfer any type and size of files to another device. There is also a USB OTG function and it works fine. The model supports only GPS/A-GPS in terms of satellite navigation and location services. It has managed to locate several satellites fairly quickly with an accuracy of up to 4 meters.

Price Compare

We have found this phone in Fastcardtech, sale Only US$110.25 Free Shipping. We also found it in gearbest.com costs $136.87. It is more expensive.
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