Doogee S96 GT review

The Doogee S96 GT's underwater camera and indestructible features make it stand out from other rugged smartphones

Doogee S96 GT Review
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Digital Camera World Verdict

This ultra-rugged Doogee S96 GT is pretty cool. Aside from being virtually indestructible, it has a night vision camera, shoots 4K video, can record and capture photos underwater, has amazing battery life, comes equipped with a virtual tool kit app, has a customizable button, can withstand extreme hot and cold temperatures, runs the latest Android 12, and features powerful Sony image sensors – what more could you want from your smartphone?


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    20 MP Night vision camera

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    4K ultra-high resolution video

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    MIL-STD-810H drop-proof compliant

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    Underwater photography


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    Very bulky design

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    Heavier than most smartphones

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    Not 5G compatible

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If you're looking to buy the best rugged phone, Doogee Hengtong Technology Co. Ltd is one of the leading manufacturers. It was launched in 2014 and is developing impressive devices with unique camera arrays, equipped with the latest Sony sensors that rival the likes of the best iPhone and Samsung camera phone devices.

The Doogee S96 GT is one of the company's latest rugged smartphone offerings, replacing the Doogee S96 Pro, which was released in 2020. The design of these devices is similar, with the same dimensions and alien-looking casing.

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