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Doogee S88 Pro Review – 4 days in, haven’t recharged yet.

God it’s a brick.  I mean it’s HUGE – and very, very heavy.  There is no way you’d keep this beast in a trouser or jacket pocket – seriously, you just would NEVER.

This isn’t a review – just a few notes, some of the specifications of this phone are truly exceptional – so please go and read them!

  • CAMERA
    Dreadful.  Sorry, it’s horrible.  Download the free Open Camera App and use that. It at least makes some sense of the 21Mp available.
  • SOUND
    Actually very good, especially since there is just one loudspeaker.
  • PORTS
    USB – C, no headphone jack (but an adapter comes supplied).
  • Android 10 – fine I guess, as long as you want to do ‘Gestures’ to go back, or release a page or App from the screen – otherwise a rather naff option quite honestly.  One number ‘up’ never always means ‘one number better’.
  • Programmable buttons (“quick access”) buttons – don’t use them!
    Whatever thing you assign to these buttons will unfailingly be there waiting for you to dismiss once you can read the screen – as you just cannot help pressing these things when you pick up the phone.
  • Side-Mounted fingerprint reader – patchy performance.
    Actually, because of its positioning – it’s more likely to be a thumb-print reader.  When it works it’s fast.  But it doesn’t always work – honestly – sometimes – it’s . . just . . . nothing.