The advent of smartphones for business was brought by Blackberry. Their devices were considered to be the best made for intense use in the World of Commerce. Even today, many firms across the globe hand out Blackberry to its’ employees and staff, because of its sophisticated and reliable servers that are truly proving the money’s worth.
For a while now, SmartPhone enthusiasts like myself have struggled to find a phone similar to Blackberry. I recall those glorious days when BB Curve used to fit right into my hand and was the perfectly crafted phone ever. I loved the keyboard, and I clung on to it even after iPhone 4S had become popular and was being used all around me. I didn’t want to give up such a brilliant piece of technology that had my back when I needed it.
For example, I never had to charge it every single day, only thrice a week; full battery charge had it going for the rest of the days. And then I discovered Doogee T5 which fits every bit of description that I gave about Blackberry. The one thing I miss greatly in Doogee T5 is that, it does not have a keyboard as magnificent as Blackberry. For business, you need a smartphone that sits right in your palm and doesn’t let you go! Something that belongs there and is powerful enough to deliver the best performance and is “smart” enough to know where do you need a graphical interface and where not! And so here we have Doogee T5 Lite Smart Phone that is meant purely for business. It employs the world’s very first IPS LCD technology for a phone that does not seem to give up quickly!
We’ll walk you through hands-on Doogee T5 review which is a 4G LTE smartphone. Without any further do let’s dive in, shall we?
Note: Doogee T5 Lite 4G is at its peak discount, because of the Black Friday& Cyber Monday 2016 deals.
Doogee T5 Lite 4G Review: Why Should Give It A Shot? (Black Friday Discount)
Technical Specifications of Doogee T5 Lite Smart Phone
Design → Sport & Business
Display → 5.0-inch, IPS G+FF
Screen Resolution → 720X1280 pixels
Operating System → Android 6.0 Marshmallow
CPU & GPU → MediaTek MT6753 OCTA-CORE PROCESSOR, BUS SPEED 1.3GHZ; Mali T-720 MP3
Memory → 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM + Expandable up to 128GB via microSD card
Camera → Rear: 13MP with Dual LED Flash, 6-pixel lens, Phase Detection, 16MP with Autofocus; Front: 5MP, 8MP with Autofocus
Battery → 4,500mAh
Weight → 210 grams
SIM Card Type → Dual SIM, microSD slot
Connectivity, Frequency & Network → 2G/3G/4G LTE; 2G (GSM): 850/900/1800/1900 MHz 3G (WCDMA): 850/900/2100 MHz; 4G (FDD-LTE): B1(2100)/ B3(1800)/ B7(2600); Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth
Navigation → GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
Dimensions → (154 x 72 x 10.8)mm
Material → Leather & Metal
The device comes with one protector case already screwed and bolted around the device, and another is given in the box, along with a pin/driver that can be used to unscrew the edges of the protector and change it for the second case provided. The device also comes with a screen protector. Watch this quick video to better understand how this phone is all about a DIY project.
Let us analyze each side of DOOGEE T5 Lite in detail
Due to the emboldened edges, the front of the phone receives some elevation when placed face down. The device receives a great protection due to the tightened protective case, and the screen itself is the toughest glass ever made, this is the truly impressive feature of Doogee T5 Lite. It doesn’t scratch even when thrown around haphazardly the moment you get home and aim for the bed.
The back is protected by a leather protective case, which sets in-between the bolted edges. This way it ensures the safety of your phone and does not fly away when your phone hits the floor.
The 13MP camera & dual flash are protected by a metallic encasing, also bolted into the leather. This ensures complete safety for the camera and even the battery that is behind the protector screen.
The right side possesses a total of three buttons, the power button, and the volume up, volume down button, in little circular metallic form all equidistant from each other, which gives the phone an “old school” look.
The left side is identical to the right, with a plain leather running between the metal casing. It’s due to this that the phone gets a firm grip in the users’ hand.
The bottom is protected by a soft leathery cushion giving the phone a perfect protection when placed standing up.
The top contains two slots, one for USB and the other for a headphone jack. These are capped by leather fabric to shield them from the water.
The device comes with a 5.0-inch IPS LCD Capacitative Display, which is the world’s MOST LEADING cutting edge, LCD technology. It has a curved display which gives protection to the phone when it is placed face down during a business meeting or a social event. It also applies, cool colors to keep your screen from flashing bright light to your face every time you unlock.
When you’re out in the Sun and use the phone, it automatically adjusts the backlight to prevent your eyes from scrounging. The capacitative screen provides deep color palate which gives the whole display a more “classy” feel. It comes pre-installed with features such as Ambient Light Sensor, Accelerometer sensor & Proximity sensor.
Doogee T5 Lite has really outdone itself with this device. It comes packed with great hardware and software. The camera quality is praiseworthy for a phone that is not much on the looks itself but is intended to be a strictly-business kind of mobile. It has a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera, with DUAL LED flash on the back and an equally supporting flash at the front as well, face detection and works very well with video recording.
You can record videos in Full HD at 1080 pixels@30Fps. The camera also comes packed with a ton of features such as geo-tagging, LED flash, autofocus, HDR, ISO, Panorama, Face detection, 6P Lens, Interpolated Resolution for the rear, 16MP and for a front, 8MP.
Doogee has always had a good reputation when it comes to providing enough battery life to its phones. T5 Lite comes packed with 4500mAh Lithium-ion battery which means it is expected to last longer. Typically a smartphone today comes with 3500 mAh battery, as with the newly launched and controversial Samsung Note 7, thankfully it is not in production anymore!
A smartphone drains the battery when running on 3G, LTE, or Wi-Fi, and Apple’s 7 series has only a standby time of 12 hours on 3G and LTE, while 14 hours on Wi-Fi. Doogee is crafted carefully to stand by up 72 hours with talk time. Using the Internet might cause the desired amount to be less than expected but still quite a lot more than the rival Samsung and Apple. Essentially, you would be looking at 48 hours of talk time and Internet browsing on Doogee T5 Lite.
Doogee T5 Lite comes packed with cool features such as Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, and Ambient Light sensor. Personally speaking, the absence of one “essential” feature has made me fall in love with this feat of the invention, that is, Finger Print scanner.
I have never been a big fan of Fingerprint scanner. I recall when I bought iPhone 6S and was so excited to try out the new Fingerprint scanning feature, only to understand for my misfortune that it does not work in “all” situations. What I mean is, if you place your pre-scanned finger on the home button incorrectly, or even partially wrong, it won’t unlock the phone!
Another thing that annoyed me was that, if my hands are wet and I needed to use the phone for unlocking, it can’t be done. My fingers needed to be dry and had to place my finger on the Home button exactly the way I had scanned it.
That was very frustrating especially when I was at work and had to use the phone for compelling reasons. Not that you cannot do it as required, but it is a bit far fetched to expect the users’ from doing it the same way every single time.
Thankfully, with T5 Lite, we have no reason to worry about a silly feature like that! I also never felt safe with that feature on my iPhone but had no way to get it out of my way. But, with T5, there is every bit of satisfaction a business person, like myself, can get!
Pros and Cons
1. Beautiful Integration of Leather & Metal
2. All round protection for the phone
3. Great battery life spanning at least two days
4. Unbreakable IPS LCD 5.0-inch screen display that is first in the world
5. Meant for rough and tough use
1. No fingerprint sensor, but if you aren’t a big fan of fingerprint recognition, it shouldn’t matter to you.
2. Isn’t fancy to look at, then again, if you are not too much into looks, this phone should be a gem for you!
You can watch the skill test video performed by the GearBest team right here.
In India, T5 is priced at Rs. 14,190/- In Europe, T5 is priced at 110 Euros.
If you’re seeking a durable phone that simply can’t spell “NO,” then Doogee T5 Lite is what you’re looking for! It is quickly gaining popularity all over the world with its stunning display and incredible tensile strength that only doesn’t give up on you.
Also, it works well in extreme climatic conditions of -15ºC to -55ºC with an operational altitude up to 5,000 meters. This, in my most sincere and humble opinion, is a phone of the decade! High, light on the looks yet efficient, updated Android version, and firm grip! It looks like the designers of this device had thought about it all.
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