China Smartphone Review - Doogee DG550 and Recommended Same-level Phones from China Suppliers for Global Buyers

Monday, January 11, 2016

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During the development of China mobile phone industry, there appears many local smartphone OEMs who have made high-quality with low-cost smartphones, such as Elephone, Leagoo, Doogee, Bluboo, Ulefone, Ubtel, THL, Oukitel, Zopo, etc. Thanks to these China OEM smartphone suppliers’ help, most people around the world will have a chance to use a made-in-china smartphone. This article will review a popular 3G smartphone from Doogee – Doogee Dagger DG550, which is a 5.5 inch, 1.7 Ghz octa-core smartphone with a 13MP camera and 16GB of storage.

Hardware and Performance

Adopting a true octa core 1.7GHz processor – MT6592 powered by MediaTek, along with the ARM Mali-450 MP GPU, Doogee Dagger DG550 really has a good performance among most same-level smartphones from China suppliers. It has a high score on AnTuTu, up to 27419 scores, just slightly slower than a Samsung Galaxy S4 and faster than the HTC One (M7).

Design and Display

The whole design of Doogee Dagger DG550 is sleek, wrapped in a matte plastic texture body and enhanced liquid metal designed sides. All these features make Doogee Dagger DG550 look more fashionable, show more sense of science and technology in design and have a great feeling when users hold it in hand.

Doogee Dagger DG550 configures 5.5 inch HD (1280*720) display that combines OGS full lamination with IPS screen technology, which can identify the limits of the human eyes breakthrough. So the screen of Doogee Dagger DG550 will show an unprecedented clear, sharp, fresh and smooth image. The touch screen of the phone uses Capacitive touch technique and supports 5 points multi touch.

The back cover of Doogee Dagger 550 is a matte plastic that doesn’t easily slip from the hand. The cover starts to curve towards the edges while the middle part of the phone is flat. The camera protrudes slightly from the back cover, which means the device doesn’t stay flat when on a table, but it doesn’t affect how you use the device in your hand.

13 MP Camera and 16GB Internal Storage

Doogee Dagger DG550 features two cameras: rear camera uses a 13 megapixels camera sensor of F2.2 aperture, which means that users can take clear and bright photos in low light conditions and meanwhile reduce the blur caused by jitter; the front camera uses a 3 megapixels camera sensor.

Android 4.2 and Large Memory

Running on Android 4.2 mobile OS, along with the large memory, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of ROM which can be extended to 32GB, Doogee Dagger DG550 has a good working performance, works quickly and smoothly, even for some big games.

Connectivity and Dual SIMs

Doogee Dagger DG550 has most connectivity options: Wi-Fi of 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth, 2G GSM and 3G. So it is a 3G smart phone and supports at most 3G networks: WCDMA 850MHz and 2100MHz, which can be used in most regions and countries, but not in US. The DG550 has two SIM card slots that allows users to equip two SIM cards at the same time.


Needless to say, Doogee Dagger DG550 is a best value 3G smartphone in the most same-level smartphones from China OEMs. But it is also really a relative old smartphone, comparing with the new models of Doogee. For customers who don’t care the latest features of mobile phone technology, it is worthy trying.

And it might be a good choice for B2B buyers who aim at medium-low end 3G smartphone market, so below are some good recommendations.

Octa Core Smartphones Recommendations

M8000 smartphone Equips with an octa core processor – MediaTek MT6753, clocked at 1.3GHz. Comparing with MediaTek MT6592, this processor has integrated LTE and supports 4G network bands, even more, M8000 supports both Europe 4G networks (band 3/7/20) and America 4G networks (band 2/4/7/17). M8000 has an internal storage combination of 3GB of RAM and 16GB of ROM, featuring a 5.5 inch FHD (1920 x 1080 pixels) screen with metal framd and using IPS technology as well. But the camera is better, using a 13 MP camera sensor from Samsung. And the battery is really big among most octa core smartphones, 4165mAh, running on Android 6.0 OS.

3G Smartphone Recommendation

M8 features a quad core processor that also comes from MediaTek, MT6580. It is a two SIM device as well that support 3G networks of 2100 MHz and 850 MHz. It features a 5 inch HD screen with full lamination and capacitive touch screen technology. And it has thickness of 7.2mm, ultra slim. The biggest feature different from most 3G smartphones is that M8 supports touch-for-pictures function, really good feature for selfie.

If you have any ideas or comments on smartphones from China OEMs, please leave your comments.

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