Doogee S98 rugged smartphone review


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This is the second smartphone with a secondary display that we are reviewing. The first one was the Unihertz TickTock 5G smartphone which was launched on Kickstarter late 2021 and still has some supply issues. Doogee is dipping its toes with the secondary display feature with a second rugged phone, the S98. Truth be told, we prefer the implementation on the V20, a superior – but also more expensive – smartphone from the same vendor. Given the price tag of the S98 however, we’re pleasantly surprised by the hardware spec sheet which anchors it solidly in the midrange basket: 8GB RAM, 256GB storage and  three cameras at the rear including a 64-megapixel shooter.

Doogee S98 : Pricing and availability

The Doogee S98 is available direct from the manufacturer’s site for $340 (about £270/AU$480), that’s $160 saving off its suggested retail price. At the time of writing, there was a couple of weeks delay from the three global warehouses currently stocking the smartphone. It is available in wine red, classic black and phantom gray colors. AliExpress sold it for as little as $260 (about £210/AU$370) on special so it might be worth shopping around. Remember that these prices exclude local taxes and handling fees that may be levied by third parties.

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