Doogee Dagger DG550 Review

Entering the already crowded smartphone industry is the newcomer Doogee. For those unfamiliar with the brand, Doogee, shortened form of Doogee Mobile Limited Company, is a high-tech firm engaging in research and development of smart mobile products.

Doogee Dagger DG550

One of the company’s latest offerings is the Doogee Dagger DG550, a 5.5 inch Android smartphone that packs a Cortex A7 octa-core processor for faster performance at a refreshingly competitive price point of $176.99.

Does this smartphone have what it takes to standout given the bigwigs of the industry today? Read on the find out what the Dagger has to offer.

Raw Performance

As already mentioned above, the Dagger DG550 sports an 8-core 1.7GHz MTK6952 processor made using a 28nm process technology. Such configuration, including the 1GB RAM and 16GB internal memory makes the Dagger DG550 very capable performance-wise.

Thin And Elegant Design

Packed in an amazing 6.5mm thin casing, the DG550 exudes an aura of industrialism and craftsmanship thanks to its liquid metal design, strong metal texture and reinforced fuselage. In actual use, it is also quite easy to hold and use. It also doesn’t feel cheap especially since the combination of materials used seems to synergize well.

Stunning 5.5 inch HD Display

Further enhancing the beauty of the Dagger DG550 is its gorgeous display. At 5.5 inches and at HD resolution, the combined OGS and IPS screen provides clear and sharp images even when gaming or viewing high-speed video sequences. Also a nice bonus is the fact that the screen accepts up to 10 points of touch, thus enabling a multitude of multi-touch gestures at your disposal.

Capable Cameras

Last but not the least, the Dagger DG550 boasts of a 13MP primary camera and a 5MP front-facing camera, both are sporting a large F2.2 aperture. What this means for the casual user is that the Dagger’s camera capabilities will significantly improve even in low-light conditions. In practice, however, pictures taken using the smartphone are good to very good, although don’t expect iPhone or S5 level snaps with this one.

Conclusion

At $165.57, the Doogee Dagger DG550 is right smack at the middle of today’s mid-tier smartphones. Good thing, however, that the Dagger’s spec sheets does enough justification of its own to help it get noticed. If you’re in the market for something that’s bang for the buck, and if you’re comfortable trying out the newbie on the block, then this smartphone might just be for you at Gearbest.com.

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