There are hundreds of different Android device makers in China today that most of them are hardly noticed. Some few brands such as Xiaomi, Huawei, Oppo, and ZTE get the attention of the international market due to its low priced products that are made with excellent quality. One Chinese company that caught our attention is DOOGEE and its upcoming smartphone called the DG800 Valencia is worth considering.
On the surface the DOOGEE DG800 Valencia looks just like any other 4.5-inch Android smartphone that sports a quad-core MT6582 processor with dual-SIM support. A closer look at its specs however shows that it has much more to offer.
Its IPS LCD display has a resolution of 960×540 pixels. While there are other devices in the market with a higher resolution it really won’t make much of a difference on a 4.5-inch display.
For those who love taking photos then this device will definitely be very useful. It comes with an 8MP front camera with an 88 degree wide angle. This makes it easy for anyone to take selfies and upload the photos directly to social networks. There is also a 13MP rear camera with LED flash that’s able to support panorama view.
The back portion of this device comes with a built-in touch panel similar to that used in the Oppo N1. This allows for an easy navigation when browsing the web, reading an eBook, or simply hanging up a call by just touching the back portion.
- Android 4.4.2
- 4.5 inch QHD screen, 960×540 pixel, 5 point touch
- Support 3G network: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz WCDMA 850/2100MHz
- Dual SIM Card Dual Standby
- MTK6582 Quad Core 1.3GHz
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB ROM expandable using microSD up to 54GB
- 13MP back camera + 8MP front camera
- 2000mAh battery
In terms of physical design this device comes with either a lozenge plaid design or a back touch design. It has a clean minimalistic look and appears sturdy enough.
The DOOGEE DG800 Valencia also comes with a Smart Capture beauty technology. What it basically does is it enhances a photo automatically. The device also has a handwriting recognition feature as well as an OTG feature which allows for the easy transfer of data between various devices.
Owners of this device will be assured of software support as the company also announced that updates will be made possible via OTA or through Wi-Fi. The updates are downloaded directly to the device and can easily be installed with just one click.
One of the problems with Chinese smartphones is that while they are easily available in the Chinese market it’s hard to get them when you are living outside of China. The good news with this model is that DOOGEE has made their products available in the international market. The DG800 Valencia will cost only $120 in the international market once it is launched.