The Doogee 98 smartphone had created quite a stir because of its ruggedness and design, which included a watch at the back. The Doogee S98 Pro, now available in the market, is an upgraded version of its predecessor, as the name shows. However, it’s a functional upgrade only and not a performance upgrade.
Doogee, a brand known for springing surprises with each iteration of its smartphones, repeats the feat by designing a case that makes the phone look like some gadget used by the aliens. The phone’s leather-like design is similar to the Doogee 98, as the backs are identical. But the most glaring difference is in the area of the lens module where a sensor replaces the watch-like screen in the middle. The sensor is the most significant upgrade of the new phone, which has a dual SIM card tray, a Macro SD tray, custom buttons, and NFC.
The Doogee S98 pro price of $439 makes it an affordable, rugged phone that can last long with support from Android 12.
Doogee S98 Pro – Design and Build
The phone has an IP 68 and IP 69K rating, which means it is waterproof but ensures protection against pressure jets at high temperatures. The phone is heavy as it ought to be for rugged phones and weighs 320 grams while measuring 172x82x15.5 mm (HWD).
The rugged and rigid construction of the bulky phone makes it highly comfortable to hold. According to a Doogee S98 pro review, the phone makes a strong statement about its alien-inspired design that manifests boldly in the camera bump that looks like an alien’s head and the lenses are the eyes. The camera setup includes a primary camera of 48 MP and a Night Vision camera of 20 MP, both made by Sony. Other aspects of the Doogee S98 pro specs include the 6.3-inches LCD with a camera notch at the top and a 16 MP snapper for facial recognition. The thin bezels remain almost invisible under the ridges along the edges of the display. The chamfering of the corners of the phone body lends a simple hexagonal touch to the design. Under a flap at the bottom is the USB-C port.
Display and Speakers
The S98 Pro has a 6.3-inch display panel of Corning Gorilla Glass that performs better than many other phones in the category. The brightness of 480 nits ensures a clear view even under sunlight and is great for watching TV shows or movies. Solid contrast and a refresh rate of 60 Hz add to the viewing pleasure, making you forget that it’s an LCD screen, not an OLED one.
Performance and Battery
Powered by a Helios 8 core G96 processor, the S98 Pro performs excellently and can run multiple apps simultaneously and smoothly with support from the 8 GB RAM.
The Doogee S98 Pro has a massive 6,000 mAh battery that can last three days of moderate use on a single charge.