Doogee Y200 camera gives respectable performance due to aperture and software


doogee y200

It’s been said that the megapixel wars are getting out of hand as Android smartphones have reached not only higher megapixel counts (21MP and 23MP sensors, anyone?), but also a new level of competition with Apple and the iPhone. The latest results from camera expert DxOMark show that Android smartphones have outperformed the iPhone in camera performance for 2015, with many resorting to nostalgia about how wonderful the iPhone camera “used to be.” The iPhone camera isn’t bad, but it goes to show the potential of smartphone cameras when megapixels along with software and aperture work together.

Doogee Y200 f/1.8 aperture
Doogee Y200 f/1.8 aperture
f/2.0 aperture
f/2.0 aperture

The Doogee Y200 is said to be among the best of them for its f/1.8 aperture which bypasses the aperture of most high-end Android smartphones on the market: the Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+, and Note 5 all feature f/1.9 apertures (front and back cameras), with the majority of high-end Android smartphones such as the Sony Xperia Z5, Moto X Pure Edition (Motorola’s “flagship”) and HTC One M9 coming with f/1.8, f/2.0, and f/2.2 apertures. LG is the only one of the giants currently who has a flagship smartphone with an f/1.8 aperture (the LG G4), but it’s rare. Doogee’s Y200 also sports an f/1.8 aperture, placing it in the middle of stellar camera specs for 2015.

Doogee Y200 to feature a fingerprint scanner

Doogee says that the Y200’s f/1.8 aperture is not all it takes to make a great camera; software must cooperate. The company used this mindset to expand the 8MP back camera’s capacity to 13MP, which allows more of the scene into the photo. The fact that the Doogee Y200 can enable camera software scaling and a fingerprint sensor and maintain an affordable price is commendable.

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As for the specs and features, the Doogee Y200 features a 5.5-inch, IPS LCD screen with an HD resolution of 1280 x 720p. A MediaTek MT6735 processor powers the device, alongside of 2GB of LPDDR4 RAM, 16GB of storage, 5MP front camera, 8MP back camera, and Android 5.1 Lollipop pre-installed.

The Doogee Y200 has been given a release date of this month, so we’ll let Doogee make the next move – preferably, by month’s end.

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27 Comments

  1. Tajwar
    October 20, 2015

    Let’s wait and see

  2. Steve B
    October 20, 2015

    looks like brighter mush.

  3. Tajwar
    October 20, 2015

    Let’s wait and see

  4. Steve B
    October 20, 2015

    looks like brighter mush.

  5. VMortens
    October 20, 2015

    They keep praising their ‘successful’ designs every time they’re about to release new phone. Then it appears, they lie about specs and it’s not so impressive at all.
    Why do websites like gizchina keep helping in creating the makreting hype? – I dunno.

    • RuR
      October 20, 2015

      Some of their devices are amazing for their price – like the Voyager 2 DG310, Leo DG280, Dagger DG550, Nova Y100X, F1 Turbo mini and more…

      • Steve B
        October 21, 2015

        DG850 had a great camera, but everything else lacked. Shame the original Elephone P4000 was a no show as that looked the perfect variation.

        • RuR
          October 21, 2015

          My friend has the DG580, he is very thin and has a great camera, and his performance are very nice, and it has an awesome big screen.

    • Steve B
      October 21, 2015

      $$

  6. Muhammad Yasir
    October 20, 2015

    PLEASE BE ULTRA CHEAP … I promise i’ll do EVERYTHING in my power to buy you … BUT ONLY IF YOU ARE MEGA CHEAP !

    • Tajwar
      October 20, 2015

      I don’t think you mean cheap as in “under 100” but under 1…

      • Muhammad Yasir
        October 20, 2015

        under 100 will do 😀

  7. RuR
    October 20, 2015

    LOL the MT6735 don’t support LPDDR4 RAM… even the Helio X20 MT6797 don’t support LPDDR4! Only the snapdragon 810, the exynos 7420 and the A9…

    • Muhammad Yasir
      October 20, 2015

      something is not right here…

  8. VMortens
    October 20, 2015

    They keep praising their ‘successful’ designs every time they’re about to release new phone. Then it appears, they lie about specs and it’s not so impressive at all.
    Why do websites like gizchina keep helping in creating the makreting hype? – I dunno.

    • RuR
      October 20, 2015

      Some of their devices are amazing for their price – like the Voyager 2 DG310, Leo DG280, Dagger DG550, Nova Y100X, F1 Turbo mini and more…

    • Steve B
      October 21, 2015

      $$

    • Steve B
      October 21, 2015

      $$

    • Steve B
      October 21, 2015

      DG850 had a great camera, but everything else lacked. Shame the original Elephone P4000 was a no show as that looked the perfect variation.

    • RuR
      October 21, 2015

      My friend has the DG580, he is very thin and has a great camera, and his performance are very nice, and it has an awesome big screen.

  9. Steve B
    October 20, 2015

    13MP (over 8MP) does not automatically allow “more of the scene in to the photo”, that is a ridiculous statement, especially regarding an interpolated image.

  10. Guest
    October 20, 2015

    PLEASE BE ULTRA CHEAP … I promise i’ll do EVERYTHING in my power to buy you … BUT ONLY IF YOU ARE MEGA CHEAP !

    • Tajwar
      October 20, 2015

      I don’t think you mean cheap as in “under 100” but under 1…

    • Guest
      October 20, 2015

      under 100 will do 😀

  11. RuR
    October 20, 2015

    LOL the MT6735 don’t support LPDDR4 RAM… even the Helio X20 MT6797 don’t support LPDDR4! Only the snapdragon 810, the exynos 7420 and the A9…

    • Guest
      October 20, 2015

      something is not right here…

  12. Steve B
    October 20, 2015

    13MP (over 8MP) does not automatically allow “more of the scene in to the photo”, that is a ridiculous statement, especially regarding an interpolated image.