Doogee S98 Pro review

This rugged phone from Doogee may not seem like much, but its thermal imaging and night vision cameras are unbelievable!

DOOGEE S98 Pro review
(Image: © Beth Nicholls)

Digital Camera World Verdict

If you're looking to save money on your electric bill this winter, then the Doogee S98 Pro is the phone for you. It has an exceptional battery life, night vision and thermal imaging cameras to help you see in the dark, and its nearly indestructable - so you'll hopefully never have to get it repaired. As long as you're not too bothered about 5G and having the best main camera, the Doogee's other features are outstanding, especially for those who work in trade.


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    Thermal imaging Camera

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    Night vision camera

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    Side-mounted fingerprint sensor

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    Unbelievably long battery life


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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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    Main camera quality could be better

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The Doogee S98 Pro is one of the latest smartphone offerings from Chinese manufacturer, and world-leading rugged phone brand, Doogee Hengtong Technology Co. Ltd, launched in 2014. 

This powerful new smartphone is undoubtedly one of the best rugged phones currently available on the market right now, and is perfect for those who work in areas of trade and construction, or if you're a bit of a thrill-seeker who climbs mountains and wrestles with sharks. 

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Beth Nicholls
Staff Writer

A staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has an extensive background in various elements of technology with five years of experience working as a tester and sales assistant for CeX. After completing a degree in Music Journalism, followed by obtaining a Master's degree in Photography awarded by the University of Brighton, she spends her time outside of DCW as a freelance photographer specialising in live music events and band press shots under the alias 'bethshootsbands'.