- Jul 27, 2015
The V10 has been put through numerous durability tests on its way to MIL-STD-810G certification, including proving its mettle against humidity, low pressure, and acidity. It's also sealed against dust and water ingress to IP69K standards, and can be submerged to a depth of 5 m (16.4 ft) for up to two hours, with underwater photography and videography also possible without needing a sealed outer case. Doogee also says that it should survive drops from a height of 3 m (9.8 ft), even onto a concrete floor.
As you might expect, with such rugged boasts, the phone is a little chunky – though not painfully so – at 16.1 mm (0.6 in) thick, and tips the scales at 340 g (12 oz). The phone features a 6.39-inch, 720 x 1,560 resolution scratch-resistant LCD screen (courtesy of Corning Gorilla Glass) for 270 pixels per inch, 16.7 million colors, 400 cd/m2 of brightness, 1,000:1 contrast, and sports a 90.5 percent screen-to-body ratio. Inside are a 2.2-GHz MediaTek Dimensity 700 octa-core processor and Mali-G57 MC2 graphics supported by 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, with up to 256 GB more available via the included microSD card slot.
In a novel twist, folks can check temperatures using the phone thanks to an integrated infrared thermometer, with a reported accuracy margin of 0.2 °C – though Doogee does point out that this feature is not intended for medical use, it's for reference only – such as checking that your morning coffee is just the right side of super hot, or for parents wanting a more accurate indicator of bath water temperature than an elbow. Doogee says that the V10 "supports more network bands and carriers than any other 5G rugged phone," and employs eight antennas and sensors evenly distributed over the body for the promise of "better network connectivity and an extremely strong signal." It comes with a generous 8,500-mAh battery
The V10 5G is available now for US$299.99.
We've long been impressed by the rugged prowess of smartphones from China's Doogee, and now the company has launched it's latest model. The feature-packed V10 includes a quad camera, large battery, an IR thermometer, and also happens to be Doogee's first 5G handset.