DOOGEE S86 smartphone review - protected from all sides

The Chinese company DOOGEE has made a name for itself in the production of armored smartphones that are ready to work in any extreme conditions. And, although recently fashion devices designed for a wider audience have appeared in the DOOGEE lineup, like the X95 Pro model we recently reviewed, secure devices remain the main focus of the company. We will tell about one of these in a new review - a durable and hardy DOOGEE S86 came to our test.


  • Materials: metal, rubber, plastic, glass
  • Operating system: Android 10
  • Processor: 8-core MediaTek Helio P60, clock speed up to 2.0 GHz
  • Video accelerator: ARM Mali-G72-MP3 800 MHz
  • RAM / user memory: 6/128 GB
  • Slot for memory card : shared with the second slot m for SIM
  • Display: 6.1 inches, IPS resolution 720×1560, 282 ppi, 19.5:9
  • Main camera: 16+8+2+2 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Security: Fingerprint Reader, Face Recognition
  • Security: IP68/IP69K, MIL-STD-810G
  • Navigation: GPS, GLONASS, BEIDOU
  • Wireless modules: Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 2.4/5 GHz, NFC
  • Battery: 8500 mAh, fast charging
  • Dimensions: 164x81.2x16.8 mm
  • Weight: 323 g

Package contents and appearance

The device is packed in a small black box, on which brand and model names are applied in gold, as well as distinctive features: 8500 mAh battery, support and IP68 / IP69K standards, dust and shock protection.

Under the lid, a DOOGEE S86, dressed in a paper bag, is waiting for us, and under it there is a whole set of accompanying materials: instruction manual, warranty card, welcome letter, spare protective glass (in addition to what is already glued to the display), an 18 W charging adapter, a cable USB-A - USB-C, a special master key for the SIM card slot and plugs, and even a strap that can be attached to the smartphone case!

DOOGEE S86 combines a durable tempered display glass with a body that carries metal "armor" and rubberized corners, protecting those places that are damaged most often when a smartphone falls.

On the front side there is a 6.1-inch screen, in the upper part of which, exactly in the center, there is a “drop” of the front camera (it can be programmatically “hidden” in the settings). Above it is a cut-out speaker. To the right is a light notification indicator.

On the back, which attracts attention with a complex pattern and a combination of metal, plastic and rubber, there is a camera unit, a wide flash (part-time flashlight), symmetrical slots, one of which hides the speaker, as well as a hole for attaching the strap. The cameras are flush with the body, but protected by a metal pad, so you can put your smartphone on the back without worrying about scratching them.

On the upper side there is a connector recessed into the case and covered with a rubber plug 3.5 mm. On the bottom is also a Type-C port protected by a plug. There is also a hole for the speaking microphone. On the left side there is a combined tray for two SIM-cards or one SIM-card and a memory card, as well as the so-called “clever key”, on which you can hang up to three commands. On the right side are the volume rocker, power / lock key and a fingerprint scanner.

The smartphone is not just collected good - it makes the impression of a protected one Device parameters. The elements of the housing are securely bent to each other and fastened with screws, holes in which water can be covered, covered with plugs, and I could not hurt it with my own - attempts to go through the body and sell the screen was not crowned with success. This is the device with whom you can go on fire and water, knowing that it will endure any tests.

At the same time, the appointment of DooGee S86 imposes a certain imprint on the convenience of use. The phone turned out quite compact, he lies well in his hand, but it is much thicker and harder than the usual, not protected smartphone. It is impossible not to note the characteristic "Militari" design of the device - you can hardly want to give it to your beloved if only she cares about such a gift.

Interface and Performance DooGee S86

The device is based on Android 10 OS with minimal intervention from the manufacturer. There are several preset topics, a pair of unique settings (for example, sensor calibration), the DuraSpeed ​​environment, which prohibits unloading applications from memory, as well as a special launcher, which turns DooGee S86 to "Babushkone": the screen is divided into large "tiles" with access to access to The most demanded applications, like contacts or gallery photo.

Mark mentioned above the "dextering key" (the localization of the interface is sinned by inaccuracies) on the left side of the smartphone. In the settings you can set up to three commands, which it performs: for single, double and long press. In their list: turn on the flashlight, creating a screenshot, launch of the underwater camera, activation SOS signal and so on. You can also hang the inclusion of any installed application.

Finally, the "suitcase" of useful tools is pre-installed here, among which the compass, the gradiometer, magnifier, a plumb, a traverse and many other applications operating at the expense of smartphone sensors. It is unlikely that they are able to completely replace the real soundmark or level, but as an alternative, if something is not at hand, they will completely rise.

, not counting These features, we have the usual Android interface, which works without lags and stutters - and does not contain advertising, as some smartphones of more rapid vendors. The eight-year MediaTek Helio P60 and 6 GB of RAM is enough for smooth operation of modern applications and quick switching between them. According to tests Geekbench, the smartphone demonstrates the results at Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro. Trattling test is confidently without failures.

The games are increasingly harder. Chipset is not gaming, and even a special gamer regime is not here. In this regard, DooGee S86 shows itself not from the best side: new items, like Call Of Duty Mobile, Asphalt 9, Wild Rift is working, but with low and medium graphics settings.


Display here Not bad: IPS, with a resolution of 720 × 1560 and pixel density 282 PPI. For a diagonal of 6.1 inches of this more than enough. In the settings of the screen, you can select modes - standard, bright, cold, user, and the maximum brightness is enough to see the display even under the right solar rays. Autostarability works without errors.

As for autonomy, the battery for 8500 mAh gives confidence: DooGee S86 works for a very long time without recharging, but dials the charge from the complete adapter for three with a small hour.


from a protected smartphone, whose purpose is to survive in extreme conditions, do not expect outstanding photo calls: removes - and okay. The more nicer to "disappointed" in their expectations.

It turned out that DOOGEE S86 is quite good cameras, which is enough to beautifully remove the landscape anywhere in the world. It uses a quad block: the main 16 MP, wide-angle 8 megapixel, MP Maccarer 2 (AIDA 64 asserts that its resolution is 5.5 mp) and a 2 megap depth sensor.

in daytime Time smartphone removes very well. The camera copes perfectly with color reproduction and photo detail. There are Portrait mode, II Photo Processing, HDR, Panoramic shooting, Creating a GIF animation, the ability to independently set the ISO settings, exposure and other parameters. Even the possibility of underwater shooting is provided: in this mode, the camera control is performed using the volume keys, and the user can switch between the main and frontal cameras, take pictures and record video.

Standard Camera Mode
Wide-angle shooting
mode UHD
Standard camera mode
Wide-angle shooting
mode UHD

Macrolozer confidently captures the details of objects, but the wide-angle is very "soap" picture, especially along the edges of the image. For night shooting, the camera is expected, lacking photosensitivity. There is also a UHD mode, which increases the details of the photos - slightly compared to the usual mode, but still. Video recording is conducted in format to FullHD. The front camera on 8 MP is not the best: makes middle snapshots, not very well blurred background in portrait mode. Nevertheless, it is enough for video calls and simple photos.

Mode "Night"
Standard Camera Mode
mode UHD
Standard chamber mode
Macro shot
Macro shot


In DooGee S86, a two-time speaker is installed - very loud, you can even hear the ringtone in public transport. 3.5 mm The connector for connecting wired headphones is quite deeply recessed into the housing, so the M-shaped plug may not fit into it. The smartphone gives a good sound in the headphones, so music lovers do not feel deprived.


Considering the appointment of the model, dogee engineers provided it with a full set of communications: S86 works in 2G, 3G and 4G networks, connects to GPS, Glonass and Beidou, supports Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi 5 GHz. There are NFCs for contactless payments.

There is no questions about the quality of communication: I'll hear the interlocutors perfectly, and they me. The spoken speaker is quite loud so that you can make calls in external noise conditions - even next to the lively avenue, I did not have any problems with hearing.

Protection DOOGEE S86

Speaking about this model, It is impossible not to note the exceptional protection capabilities. You can drop the device to concrete from a height of up to 2 meters, immersed under water to a depth of 2 meters for 60 minutes, testing low and high temperatures (from minus 20 to plus 50 degrees) - that is, subject to such loads with which the usual, Less The protected phone will not cope.

In my case, DooGee S86 survived the fall on the asphalt from the height of human growth and short-term immersion under water. Both tests were given to him easily, and there was not even scratches on the housing.


DooGee S86 - Smartphone not for all. First of all, it will suit those who lead a very active lifestyle, loves extreme rest, works in the field associated with risk for wearable electronic devices - in general, to those who are tired of constantly buying a new phone to replace the outstanding after falling or Another accident.

At the same time, the times, when secure smartphone could not boast of outstanding characteristics, remained in the past. DooGee S86 pleases with high-quality screen, capacious battery, good performance, an impressive margin of memory, the presence of NFC and Type-C, as well as a comfortable and simple shell. All this, in combination with an affordable price, leaves only positive impressions.


  • Original design;
  • Good display;
  • Excellent speed in everyday tasks;
  • Large volume of operational and permanent memory;
  • Outstanding Protection;
  • There are USB TYPE-C and 3.5 mm connectors;
  • Loud and colloquial speakers;
  • Non-good photo inhibition;
  • side scanner fingerprint;
  • Customized Auxiliary Key;
  • is NFC;
  • impressive autonomy.


  • Low screen resolution;
  • Weak productivity in games;
  • Some flaws of the localization of the interface;
  • Poorly shoots at night.