The 18:9 display revolution might have just reached its full realization. Take a look at the new Doogee X53 — a new smartphone that has the said screen type, but packed inside a budget-friendly hardware.
The Doogee X53 has all the basic specifications that you’d expect from a low-end smartphone. However, its appealing all-screen display might just make up for it. Well, maybe just for now. The 18:9 aspect ratio screen has just reached the budget category, and as the time goes by, it might just become the norm — making it no longer exciting.
But still, we appreciate this move. This 5.3-inch screen only has an underwhelming 960 x 480 pixel resolution (similar to the Cloudfone Thrill Boost 3), something to be expected for this price tag. At the back, there’s a dual-camera system, but they only have 5-megapixel each sensor. But then again, it only costs less than Php4k. So clearly, it’s not made to impress people.
Inside it has a MediaTek quad-core CPU, with only 1GB of RAM but with 16GB of onboard storage. The memory might be lacking, but we’re surprised that the storage isn’t limited to 8GB — something that we usually see on affordable devices of this caliber. Lastly, it’s running on Android 7.0 Nougat and is powered by a removable 2200mAh battery.
Doogee X53 Specs
- Android 7.0 Nougat
- Dual SIM, Dual Standby (micro)
- 5.3-inch 18:9 aspect ratio Display, 960 x 480 pixel resolution, ~202ppi
- MediaTek MT6580M quad-core processor
- 1GB RAM
- Mali-400 MP2 GPU
- 16GB internal storage, expandable via microSD up to 64GB
- 5-megapixel + 5-megapixel dual rear cameras, LED flash
- 2-megapixel front camera
- 3G, HSPA+
- WiFi, WiFi hotspot
- GPS, A-GPS
- Dimensions: 146.3 mm x 69.8 mm x 8.67 mm
- 2200mAh removable battery
The Doogee X53 is now exclusively available online in Lazada for a price of Php3,599. Check out the official listing here.