Doogee N40 Pro Review – Affordable, with Best in Class Battery + Giveaway
The Doogee N40 pro is a budget mid-range smartphone with a lot of perks. But can these perks win you and your hard earned cash over? Thanks to the guys at Banggood.com for providing me this review unit, I also have an extra unit for a giveaway so keep reading to learn how to enter.
In the box you get the usuals, the Doogee N40 Pro, a transparent rubber case, a sim ejector tool, some paperwork, a USB C to USB A charging cable and a 24watt fast charging brick and while we power on the device I’ll run over the specifications of the N40 Pro.
The Doogee N40 Pro is a direct successor to the N30 from 2020 and while I didn’t get the previous version, comparing their specs reveals that the N40 has a couple of things going for it. In comparison to the predecessor, the new comer has better CPU, bigger memory and a larger built-in battery.
First, the N40 pro comes in a faux leather material at the rear that feels quite good and encourages not using a case on this phone. It’s plastic by the way. Every time I look at the rear of this phone, I wonder why a case was included in the box. I have the black color option here but is also comes in Green, Blue and Brown color options.
The N40 Pro’s camera module is reminiscent of that of the Poco M3 smartphone. It has a quad camera setup consisting of an 8MP Wide Angle camera, a 20MP main camera, a 2MP macro and a 2MP depth sensing camera. There also the dual LED flash light strip.
Upfront it comes with a 6.52-inch HD+ display with 720 x 1600 pixels resolution. For the PPI police, this one comes in at 269 PPIs. The screen is IPS and it has a dew-drop notch overhead, where the selfie camera lives. By the way that selfie camera is a 16MP.
The N40 Pro takes it processing power from MediaTeks MT6771 Chipset, aka; Helio P60 CPU clocked at 2.0GHz, along with a Mali-G72 MP3 GPU. Storage capacity is 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage, which is further expandable up to 256GB via SD-card.
The Doogee N40 Pro comes with dual SIM slots, and provides 4G VoLTE network on both SIMs. Additionally, the phone has a side mounted Fingerprint scanner and uses a type C port for charging.
Battery power comes from a 6380mAh juice that support up to 24W fast charging, while Google Android 11 runs out of the box.
This is a typical budget smartphone that sits somewhere between entry level and mid-range and while there are a ton of smartphones out there that offer similar specs, for me, the Doogee N40 Pro has four things going for it and that the average consumer would be happy with.
One. The battery. It a 6380mah battery and it last a friggin long time. For my tests I put this in standby mode for one week, with Wi-Fi turned on, so I was constantly getting emails and messages in the background and I only lost about 22% of battery life. That’s 7 days of standby. Paired with a 720p screen also just gives this phone a boost in screen-on-time. You’d find that you get up to 8 hours of SOT with heavy use.
Charging with the included charger took about an hour 30 minutes to juice up. You should however note that if you try to charge this phone with another branded charger it won’t work. So use the included 24w fast charger in the box. Over all battery life on this phone is a game changer. Absolutely love it.
Two. The Build. Although this phone comes with a large 6380mah battery it’s basically the same thickness with the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. And that phone pack only a 5000mah battery. It also feel really good in hand thanks to the back cover design. You can literally use this phone without a case. It’s a plastic build phone so there’ll be no fear dropping this one
Three. The Display. It’s a typical 720p IPS screen, it looks good and is sufficiently bright for use in direct sunlight. Having this resolution also means incredible battery life on this phone.
Four. The Price. I think this is where this phone absolutely kills it. For 6gigs of LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage, an expandable storage slot that gives extra storage of up to 256GB, Bluetooth 4.2 and a killer battery capacity. The global variant of this phone costs just $155 which converts to N77, 500.00. That’s bunkers. You’re getting all of these really good specs for that amount. And even better, I have one to give away to a subscriber, all you need to do is follow the instructions in the video description and the winner will be announced in two weeks from the publish date of this video.
You can use this link if you want to buy one for yourself.
In conclusion I’d like to point out a couple of things that I though could have been better on the Doogee N40 Pro.
One. Is the software. It feels too bare. Feels like they just slapped vanilla android on this one and left it. Almost no customizations. You’d also notice that using gesture doesn’t work very well here. However on removing the screen protector, it worked better but not as smooth and responsive as you have on some other devices.
Two. The cameras. Hard as I tried I couldn’t love most of the pictures taken with this phone. The cameras were very average to say the least. It took a few seconds to focus and the color reproduction was not all that. This applies to the front and rear cameras.
Those are the two things I found with this phone that could have been better. Nevertheless if you’re not a camera freak but just want a great bang for your buck regarding other specs outside the camera, then this is a phone you should consider.
Either way, thanks for reading and don’t forget to share this article and also enter my giveaway. See link below:
Giveaway Link: https://cutt.ly/4Q6kcDU
If you would like to purchase the Doogee N40 Pro please use this link (https://bit.ly/3ejQNQc)