Doogee want to bring performance photography to budget phones


Doogee are starting that their new budget minded Doogee Y200 will boast excellent night photography, and a new level of camera performance to low-cost phones.

The Doogee Y200 is part of the ‘youth’ orientated Doogee Y range, which also includes the new Y100 and Y100 Plus phones. The Y200 is designed to sit a little above the rest of the range and especially shine in photographic performance.

An 8 mega-pixel Sony IMX219 (interpolated to 13 mega-pixels) is the heart to the Y200. Doogee say this Japanese sensor is capable of some amazing photos even in the gloomiest of conditions thanks to a large F1.8 aperture size. Even in this day and age an F1.8 camera is rare on phones (even flagships tend to have F2.0) so it comes as quite a surprise the Doogee Y200 has this benefit.

doogee y200

In addition to the Sony camera the Doogee Y200 also has a 5.5-inch HD display, Mediatek MT6735 quad-core SoC, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory and Android 5.1 OS. A fingerprint scanner in the physical home button is the cherry on top.

Doogee will launch the Y200 very soon with a promise of keen pricing.

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22 Comments

  1. Steve B
    October 20, 2015

    Cubot X9 had very similar setup, inc claimed f/1.8 aperture. Didn’t produce great results there.

    • VMortens
      October 20, 2015

      Ulephone Paris too. Same results …

      • Steve B
        October 20, 2015

        That’s a bigger shame as they started with a very decent 13mp OV sensor, if they’d stuck to standard f/2.2 it probably would have been fine (barring the possible software issues becoming apparent).

  2. Chico Migraña
    October 20, 2015

    What “interpolated camera to 13 mpx” means?

    • Cpaun
      October 20, 2015

      It means it has a 8mpx resolution sensor, interpolated to 13mpx through software.

    • hak
      October 20, 2015

      Fake 13mpx in other words….but its not faking anymore….its just announcing that they are and will be faking it….

  3. Cpaun
    October 20, 2015

    There a good reason why F1.8 apertures are rare. Artefacts are starting to become very obvious, especially at corners. F2.0 seems to offer a good balance between low-light performance and artefacts.

  4. Crsg
    October 20, 2015

    “this Japanese sensor is capable of some amazing photos […] thanks to a large F1.8 aperture size…” – no, no, no! Aperture is a physical property of the lens system and has nothing to do with the sensor! What would help low-light photography is a bigger sensor size. But, the imx219 is a standard low-cost 1/4 inch sensor, which is quite tiny.

    Also, any camera that upscales pictures by default will never be considered a “serious” tool, as it will always degrade image quality and is just a marketing gimmick in order to boast about fake megapixels… Doogee please.

    • balcobomber25
      October 20, 2015

      The aperture is a part of the lens but it has a lot to do with the sensor. It allows light to reach the sensor, the lower the aperture the more light the sensor can capture. And with such small sensor sizes a lot of light is crucial to good picture quality.

  5. VMortens
    October 20, 2015

    Doogee’s ambitious plans …
    We’ve been listening about these for some time already. I simply don’t think they can provide – that’s it.

  6. Muhammad Yasir
    October 20, 2015

    this MIGHT be my first !

    • The Special Juan
      October 20, 2015

      it’s dodgy doogee… Save your v plates for a prettier princess! Look forward to the review as/when released.

      • Muhammad Yasir
        October 20, 2015

        yeah… obviously waiting for the review !

    • Riccardo Benzoni
      October 21, 2015

      we all know it won’t be, you included 😛

  7. Joel Adames
    October 20, 2015

    I really hope at some point this manufacturers will pan out all info. Yet this is not for me as I’m kind of gamer/show off and such so this won’t do it for me??

  8. Joel Adames
    October 20, 2015

    I had a DG550 and Asphalt 7 and Gangsta Vegas and other ran on it, and my wife has one at this moment and She is happy with it (20-10-2015) so I still see no point on something as this, When most people with no real knowledge will be always comparing every phone to SomSong and Iphane ? you should be striving as a manufacturer to get RESULTS that will convince the buyer.

  9. Joel Adames
    October 20, 2015

    I’m almost sure if this really trows nice Selfies people will know and notice and word of mouth will happen and sales will succeed , until then just aiming at the lowest price possible is not the way to go. Make something worth something and people WILL pay happily even if they have to save their money for months.

  10. Joel Adames
    October 20, 2015

    I think I missed on the flagship phone from DooGee for this half of the year as I don’t remember any. Any Help ???

  11. greg
    October 20, 2015

    $100 cost and WCDMA 850/900 3G bands and i´ll buy it

  12. Dante
    October 20, 2015

    Having an f 1.8 apperture on this price tag is impossible in hardware department but with software you can crank it up to 1.0 (zte axon can do this)

    • balcobomber25
      October 20, 2015

      The ZTE Axon does it artificially, essentially a software trick. Aperture in phones is fixed. It is quite possible to have f1.8 at this price tag, but being Doogee the chances of it actually being f1.8 is not good.

      • Dante
        October 21, 2015

        Yea usually selfie shooters have low quality f1.8 shooters – You see low quality , Mi4 has this sensor for its selfie shooter and its eh it also has those 8 mp and f1.8