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Doogee Mix 2 Smartphone Review

Doogee Mix 2 Review

Let’s take it out of the box and check its design, build quality, accessories and freebies. I’ll also take a pair of images using its dual front and dual rear cameras.

What’s in the Doogee Mix 2 box?

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Contents of the Doogee Mix 2 box.

The Doogee Mix 2 comes in a very recorder with the identical design as that of its previous version, the Doogee Mix. Its color and memory are indicated – mine is that the ocean blue color with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage.

Opening the box immediately reveals the phone itself. it's clear protective stickers highlighting its features and pre-installed screen protectors in both front and back.

Underneath the device is an inner box that contains a phone case, warranty card, quick start guide and another free screen protector. This box hides two compartments where the charger, SIM ejector tool and USB Type-C cable are located. There are two USB Type-C adaptors – one for the three.5mm audio jack and another for microUSB 2.0. That’s all there's inside the box. No ring substitute a curious packaging.

Doogee Mix 2 First Impressions

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Hands on with the Doogee Mix 2!

Upon finding out the Doogee Mix 2, I immediately felt its weight. It’s one amongst the heaviest smartphones I’ve held. This does make it feel solid and reassuring in terms of durability.

The bezels around its 5.99-inch display isn’t totally gone but it’s certainly slim at under 3mm on the perimeters. I’m more impressed by the chamfered metal sides that look great with the blue hue.

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Chamfered sides of the Doogee Mix 2.

Its shiny back can function as a handy mirror but the pronounced camera bump punctuate the sphere of view. It’s also a fingerprint and smudge magnet.

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The shiny back of the Doogee Mix 2.

The device runs on Android Nougat with Doogee OS on top. Don’t worry, it’s more polished now and gone are the cartoonish features. The icons could look better though – just install another launcher if it’s not your taste.

Swiping through the screen and checking a number of the pre-installed apps (just some of them) is smooth. I’m excited to check the benchmark and gaming performance of this device. One issue I stumbled upon is that the difficulty in putting in place Face Recognition. Nevertheless, the fingerprint sensor is quick and reliable.

Doogee Mix 2 Quick Camera Tests

Sample photo using the 16 + 13 Megapixel dual rear camera

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Doogee Mix 2 (8 + 8) Megapixel dual front cameras

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Doogee Mix 2 Full Specs

SpecsDoogee Mix 2
SCREEN5.99 Inch FHD+ (1080 x 2160 Pixels) IPS LCD Display
OSAndroid 7.0 Nougat OS
CHIPSETMediaTek Helio P25 Chipset
GPUARM Mali-T880 MP2
CPUOcta-Core (4 x 2.5GHz ARM Cortex-A53, 4 x 1.6GHz ARM Cortex-A53)
RAM6GB
REAR CAMERA16.0 + 13.0 MP Rear Camera with LED Flash
FRONT CAMERA8.0 + 8.0 MP Front Camera
STORAGE64GB
SIMCARDDual SIM
NETWORKS4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, 2G EDGE & GPRS Networks
USBMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG
SENSORSFingerprint sensor, GPS, Proximity, Ambient light 
BATTERY4060mAh Battery
WEIGHT210 g
COLORSBlack, Blue and Gold
SRP PRICE₱12,995 Philippines Official Price
BUY ONLINEDoogee Mix 2 on LAZADA (Now only ₱9,500)