However featured pack a smartphone is and however rugged it is, one problem still plagued smartphone: battery life. While some phones do pack 5,000+ mAh battery, rugged handset maker DOOGEE outdo the industry with a 10,000 mAh battery smartphone. Ten.Thousand.Milli.Ampere.Hour.
That is the kind of capacity you find on a power bank, not a phone, but here it is, the DOOGEE N100 Rugged Smartphone. Armed with a monumentally large capacity high density battery provided by ATL, DOOGEE N100 offers 100 hours of talk time and 350 hours of standby time. If anyone’s counting, that’s over 4 days of continuous talking and standby time a little shy of 15 days.
The battery is further bolstered by 12V/2A 24pin Type-C fast charging technology that could get it to full charge in just 3.5 hours. Plus, it supports OTG reverse charging too, allowing it to charge other devices. I mean, why not right? It does have the juice. It has wireless charging as well, but it should take awhile for the 10W wireless charger to take it to full given the high capacity battery.
The N100 is powered by a MediaTek Helio P23 chipset with an octacore processor with 4 GB LPDDR4X RAM and a modest 64 GB eMMC storage from Samsung that can be further expanded up to 256 GB via the microSD card slot.
Other notables include a 5.99-inch FHD+ (2,160 x 1,080 pixels) IPS LCD, a Sony IMX230 21 MP + 8MP rear camera, an 8 MP ultra wide-angle front camera, physical fingerprint sensor, support for face unlock, and a beautiful ruggedized body that has touch of luxury lend to it by a leather design back.
Nothing going to lie. Leather-like back on a rugged smartphone is a weird flex, but a unique proposition nonetheless.
In recent years, DOOGEE has reinvented itself into a handset company that makes serious rugged phones that are crazy affordable and the DOOGEE N100 is no exception. So how crazy affordable? Well, like £159.99 or $139.99 kind of crazy affordable. Believe it. I have to double take when I first saw the price.