Doogee is not a household name when it comes to smartphones, but the company’s new S88 Pro is something every Iron Man fans would crave upon. It picks its design element from Iron Man’s helmet and packs a whopping 10,000mAh battery built around a rugged chassis. More importantly, the phone boots without any bells and whistles, meaning it runs on stock Android 10 out of the box which is rare among Chinese manufacturers.
The device doesn’t totally borrow its design cues from the Iron Man, but rather just two eye-shaped LEDs at the rear. They are RGB lights that glow while receiving notification. The phone also gets two programmable buttons on the side — each can be programmed with three actions, including single, double click and long press. There’s also a fingerprint scanner on the other side.
Regardless, the Doogee S88’s main highlight is its 10,000mAh battery which is good enough for a month of standby time, or as the company claims, you could play any intensive games for 19 hours continuously. If you are an average user, the phone should last you 7-8 days between charges, as per Doogee. And of course, you can use the phone as a power bank with 5W reverse wireless charging, whereas the phone can itself top-up at 10W wirelessly.
The rugged chassis of the Doogee S88 Pro has practical benefits as it can survive many hazards. Doogee says the phone was drop tested repeatedly 1,000 times from 1.5m height on a rough surface and 2m height on a smooth surface.
You can submerge the phone inside water up to 2 hours at 1.5m depth or up to a full day at 1m, all thanks to IP69K rating, which also means the device offers protection against high pressure and high-temperature water sprays.
Not only that but the handset can withstand extreme cold (-55 degrees Celsius) for 4 hours and can survive extremely hot temperature alongside high humidity; and even acidic atmosphere. This is all due to the phone’s tightly-sealed and shock-proof body.
Besides, the Doogee S88 Pro has a 6.4-inch 1080p screen with Gorilla Glass protection. Underneath, the phone powers on Mediatek Helio P70 chipset coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage with an option for expansion via microSD card.
Being a rugged phone doesn’t mean that you should compromise on the camera front, but Doogee thinks otherwise. It has a fairly old 21MP Sony IMX230 main sensor which was last seen on Xperia Z3+ — fortunately, it can record 4K videos at 30 fps. Alongside this, there’s an 8MP ultrawide shooter with 130-degree FoV and an 8MP depth sensor. For selfies, the phone has a 16MP shooter cramped inside the teardrop notch.
You can pre-order the Doogee S88 Pro from Doogee Mall and AliExpress for $200 right now. If you choose to buy it later, you’ll have to shell out $50 extra. The first sale will begin on June 21.