Nicknamed the “Rock Solid Explorer” you won’t have to spend too long guessing exactly what the number one use of the newly announced DOOGEE S40 is will you? It’s a rugged Android device that has a plethora of protection metrics, a huge battery, and some impressive testing behind it.
DOOGEE is a known quantity to many smartphone enthusiasts, offering usually cheaper alternatives to flagship products, however providing something a little more niche; be those extra-large batteries or in this case, a more ruggedised and protected device overall.
With the DOOGEE S40, not only are they providing the above-aforementioned additions, but they are packing some decent specs in for a low price. Let’s be clear here, this isn’t going to win any performance awards, but the use case for a device like this does not require it to do so. Instead, it needs to be able to complete the same tasks, over and over, without a hiccup, and in intense environments. Let’s check out some more of the specs.
Specs – DOOGEE S40
- SoC: Cortex-A53 Quad-core Processor & 2GB RAM
- Protection: IP68 | IP69K| MIL-STD-810G specifications for dustproofing and high water pressure protection.
- Battery: 4650 mAh
- Display: 5.5’’18:9 1440 x 720p
- Cameras: 8MP+5MP Dual Rear Cameras
- OS: Android™9.0 Pie
- Security: Face & Fingerprint Unlocking
- Connectivity: 4G Network, NFC
The S40 has been designed using quality materials allowing it to survive all kinds of tests and for the most adventurous users. This includes being dropped 20,000 times on six sides in a micro drop test and from 1.21 metres from 26 different angles. Additionally, the S40 can survive up to four hours at 60°C and 24 hours at -30°C as well as being 99% dustproof, IP69K, high water pressure protected (100 bar high water pressure, 80°C) and waterproof (IP68) up to 1.5 metres.
It isn’t the most attractive device at the party by conventional metrics, but for a ruggedised phone this is downright gorgeous!
As well as being one of the toughest phones on the market, the S40 further enhances its outdoor credentials with three pinpoint GPS navigation systems included allowing for extremely accurate positioning if the user is ever away from civilization.