Doogee S98 rugged smartphone review

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This is the second smartphone with a secondary display that we are reviewing. The first was the Unihertz TickTock 5G smartphone which launched on Kickstarter in late 2021 and still has some delivery issues. Doogee dips his toes in the secondary display with a second rugged phone, the S98. Frankly, we prefer the implementation on the V20, a superior – but also more expensive – smartphone from the same supplier. However, given the S98’s price tag, we’re pleasantly surprised by the hardware spec sheet that anchors it firmly in the midrange basket: 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage and three cameras on the back, including a 64-megapixel shooter.

Doogee S98: Pricing and Availability

The Doogee S98 is available directly from the manufacturer’s site for $340 (about £ / AU$), that’s $160, which is a saving from the suggested retail price. At the time of writing, there was a delay of a few weeks due to the three worldwide warehouses that currently stock the smartphone. It is available in wine red, classic black and phantom grey. AliExpress sold it for just $260 (about £/AU$) on special, so it might be worth looking around. Please note that these prices do not include local taxes and handling charges that may be levied by third parties.

Doogee logo on the back

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