DOOGEE MIX 2 Overview

What is the next frameless smartphone from DOOGEE in real life? Has the device approached the title of ideal?

Chinese company DOOGEE has started active production of frameless smartphones. The range of such gadgets is constantly expanding. Such devices have a variety of characteristics, and the flagship at the time of this writing should be considered Mix 2. Let's find out why this device is good. Is the device worth a significant amount of money (14,800 rubles)?


  • Processor: MediaTek Helio P25 8-core 2.5MHz
  • Graphics accelerator: Mali-T880
  • RAM : 6 GB
  • ROM: 64 GB
  • Slot for memory card : yes (up to 256 GB)
  • Display: 5.99 inches, 18:9, IPS 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Rear Camera: 16 MP + 13 MP, f/2.0
  • Front Camera: 8 MP + 8 MP
  • Connectors: USB Type-C
  • Sensors: illumination, proximity, fingerprint scanner, gyroscope
  • Navigation chip: GPS, GLONASS
  • Wireless modules: Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Battery: 4060 mAh
  • Housing materials: metal, glass
  • Dimensions: 159.1 x 74.7 x 8.6 mm
  • Weight: 210g
  • Operating system: Android 7.1

Package contents and appearance

The smartphone comes in a black box, which is usual for DOOGEE, devoid of any images. Inside there is as follows:

  • Doogee Mix 2;
  • Protective film with a cloth;
  • opaque protective case;
  • Clip for opening a tray;
  • adapter by 3.5 mm connector;
  • Adapter on Micro-USB;
  • Network adapter;
  • USB cable - USB Type-C;
  • Paper documentation.

Set is quite decent, not enough OTG -Cabel. The main feature of the device is clearly understood immediately - this is one of the first dogee devices, devoid of a 3.5 mm audio connector. On the lower end of the smartphone is the USB Type-C port to which absolutely all accessories are connected. Someone will cause certain problems. But if you get a wireless headset, the use of MIX 2 will bring only pleasure. Or you need to wean yourself from listening to music while charging your smartphone.

The device turned out to be sweaty, which is explained by large sizes and the presence of a capacious battery. The thickness of the device would fully allow the audio jack on the upper end - the absence of such is caused only by marketing reasons, the pursuit of competitors. But there is no way to share the power and volume control buttons. All three keys have a ribbed surface, easily groping blindly.

Of course, DOOGEE smartphone Mix 2 is not unconfacial in the true understanding of this word. Let's start with the fact that the areas above and under the screen are quite standard. In particular, two cameras, conversational speaker and two sensors, managed to fit out above the display. As for the side framework, their width is about 2 mm - there are no any speech about the absence of those. But it does not happen random presses on the edges of the display.

The rear panel of the device can be called mirror. Under the glass there is a metal plate, perfectly reflecting what is happening around. More on the back wall is Double Camera - lenses are located in each other, the double LED flash is located on the side. Even below there was a place for a dactyloscopic sensor. The texture of the scanner is special, different from the glass, from which lenses consist. In this regard, the finger fills the sensor for a split second, especially when the user has already got used to the smartphone. But if the device lies on the table - you will have to enter a PIN code.

The device looks solid. But this is definitely not the best choice for a child or fragile girl - this smartphone turned out to be too big. You can find not only the blue option, but also devices with a black and golden case.


The composition of DooGee Mix 2 includes an IPS screen with rounded corners and aspect ratio of 18: 9. It is advantageously distinguished by the device from cheaper competitors. On this display, it is quite convenient to work immediately in two applications. Below you see how youtube started at the same time look like on this screen and the Chrome browser. There are no problems in this mode - everything works quickly. It would be strange to observe another picture when 6 GB of RAM is hidden under the gadget housing.

The display resolution is 1080 x 2160 points. This is enough for individual pixels to be discerning even under a magnifying glass. The screen was created using IPS technology, in connection with which it is impossible to find fault to the corners. Also, it is impossible not to note the high brightness of the backlight - the picture is clearly visible even on the street. It is a pity that during testing failed to check the behavior of the screen under the sun - in January the sky is constantly tightened with clouds. However, previous smartphones doogee problems in this regard did not have, in connection with which in Mix 2, you can not doubt.

In general, the screen calls only positive impressions. Good contrast, high brightness, optimal resolution, maximum viewing angles, perfectly working sensor - the display due to such qualities should please absolutely to all buyers.

Internal components

The device provides the Helio P25 processor. This is an eight-year chip from MediaTek, close to the rank of flagship. The clock frequency of the chipset is capable of reaching 2.5 GHz, which is enough absolutely to any applications. None of the programs have any braces, not to mention the behavior of the operating system itself. The games use the MALI-T880 graphics accelerator to which there are also no complaints. On such a device, even Asphalt 8 shows itself on this device. But with this game, all the previously considered SETPHONE. RU smartphones considered dogee did not bestly cope.

In Antutu, the device is gaining more than 62 thousand points. This is an excellent result, surpass which only more expensive flagships from the famous companies. Good rates at the smartphone and in other benchmarks. For example, in 3DMark, in the Ice Storm Extreme test, the device scored five times more "parrots" than popular DooGee X30.

DOOGEE MIX 2 AnTuTu result

RAM is mentioned above - 6 GB are built into the device. The device also includes 64 GB of permanent memory. This is an even more important parameter that allows you to save on buying a microSD card. The place does not end even if you regularly download heavy games from Google Play. By the way, the smartphone has a gyroscope, which for some reason is not indicated on the sites describing the characteristics of the gadget. This facilitates the use of the device for walks in virtual reality. But with installing the device in the VR helmet, there may be some problems, since the power and volume buttons are located almost exactly in the middle of the side end - you have to be smart.

Interface and functionality

The smartphone runs on the Android 7.1.1 operating system. It also uses the second version of DoogeeOS. The proprietary shell is lightweight, without carrying a special load on the processor. In fact, its presence can be noticed only by additional items in the system settings. If some other DOOGEE smartphones do not have an application menu (all shortcuts are on desktops), then everything is fine here.

Traditionally, some settings items are not translated into Russian. Therefore, for example, you may not understand what actions are available with a fingerprint sensor. It can be used here not only to unlock the gadget, but also, for example, to return to the desktop or launch the Camera application. The sensor is triggered almost always, especially after a day of its stable use. The location of the scanner on the back wall seems to be the most successful, since it would not be so convenient to reach the area under the screen here. Yes, and there is no place under the display for such a sensor.

An example of settings remaining in English

The main feature of DOOGEE Mix 2 is the ability to unlock by face scanning. This task is assigned to the wide-angle front camera, and not to a special set of sensors, as is implemented in the iPhone X. This function only works in good lighting, and in this case, it takes about a second to unlock - this is longer, than when scanning a fingerprint. In the dark, unlocking is possible only by entering a pin code. During testing, face scanning turned out to be impossible even when the RGB backlight was turned on by a fairly large chandelier - it also required turning on the light bulbs. In short, it is unlikely that the owners of this smartphone will use this method of unlocking - the fingerprint scanner and more reliable, and faster.


The device includes a tray for two Nanosim cards. The second slot is a combined - the user will have to choose between the SIM card and the memory card. Interestingly, the device has a pair of IMEI numbers. That is, in the device, most likely there are two radio modulus.

Test GPS chip

In the smartphone built-in a good microphone - there are no complaints about the quality of the transmission of speech. The interlocutor is also heard well. The reception of the signal is stable both on the street and indoors. And the device has a high-quality navigation chip recognizing signals from GPS and GLONASS satellites, and making it instantly.


Doogee has tried to endow the flagship with the best cameras, which only were available to this manufacturer. Of course, it was necessary to save that the price of the smartphone did not reach a cosmic $ 300 or even $ 400, so some buyers will still be unhappy.

The main chamber is double here, under the lenses, matrices are hidden with a resolution of 16 and 13 Mp. And this is one of the few dogee devices, where the capabilities of two optical blocks are 100% used. The first lens is wide-angle, the shooting occurs with the use of the F / 2.0 diaphragm. Additionally, you can use a very bright flash. Examples of the photo below.


The second lens provides a two-time optical increase - this is precisely enough in the previously reviewed doogee x30 and doogee BL7000, where the zoom was strictly digital. Interestingly, this module, on subjective impressions, removes the first one.

In general, the smartphone removes very well. But not every time - some pictures are obtained by non-veins. Alas, but the device is inferior, for example, the devices from samsung belonging to the A-line. And certainly the gadget lags behind them in terms of video filming. The picture here is written with the resolution of Full HD and the frequency of 30 frames / s, saving occurs in 3GP format. An example of a video can be seen below. By the way, something can be corrected in third-party applications "Camera". At the time of video, it is impossible to use optical zoom, the selection of the camera module has to do before pressing the "Record" button.

Double here is used and "Frontalka". The lenses addressed above the display have an angle of 130 ° and 88 °. Under the optical blocks there are 8 megapixel matrices. With its task, such a decision copes well, self-shooting lovers dogee Mix 2 will accurately like it.

It should be noted that the problem of the rear chamber is not as a module, but in the correctness of the result processing. With this disadvantage, the manufacturer is struggling by issuing firmware updates. During testing, three updates flew to the device, and each time the quality of the photos received slightly improved.


Smartphone has only one speaker. There is this design element in the lower end, so the sound is not afraid of almost never. The device can be called average by volume level, but when listening to music through the headphones someone does not even be enough. However, it is compensated by sound quality - when playing music in FLAC format, both high and low frequencies are perfectly felt. In short, listening to music with the help of DooGee Mix 2 brings solid pleasure. If this thing does not happen in a noisy subway.

The plug-in headset must be wireless, or you have to use an adapter with USB Type-C per 3.5 mm, which is included in the kit. The problem is that this mini-cord is quite harsh, which makes the use of an adapter not most comfortable.

Autonomous work

Somewhere inside the device is a battery with a capacity of 4060 mAh, which is non-removable. This is more than enough for the day of autonomous work with almost constant use of the device (watching video, games, online music, etc.) or for two or three days with moderate use.

Complete network adapter possesses the power of the output current 2 A. Charging time from 0% to 100% is 2 hours 15 minutes. Interestingly, adapters with support fast charge, let's say, from Huawei cope with their task for about half an hour faster.

Summing up

This was the smartphone DOOGEE MIX 2. Using the device, you understand that this is a real flagship. The device is endowed with many modern components, there is not enough NFC chip, which allowed you to pay for the purchase gadget. In short, hardly at least someone from buyers will be disappointed with such a smartphone. It is not recommended to purchase this model only to lovers of miniature devices, after all, the dimensions of the gadget are very high. By the way, the manufacturer promises in the summer to update the operating system to (2,330) Android 8.0, which is also important!


  • A huge amount of memory;
  • A very powerful processor;
  • A sufficiently fresh version of the operating system;
  • Not bad double cameras (rear equipped with zoom);
  • There are fingerprint scanner and gyroscope;
  • a large and bright screen with the aspect ratio of 18: 9;
  • high sound quality;
  • Good GPS chip;
  • OTG support is present;
  • Cream battery.


  • Dimensions and weight will not like everyone;
  • no 3.5 mm audio connector;
  • There is no NFC chip.