Testing out a £50 (or $60 US) budget smartphone to see if this super-cheap mobile is great value, or best avoided. The Doogee X95 can be grabbed direct from the manufacturer and so far it’s one of the cheapest handsets of 2020. But is it one of the best value phones for under £100, or a bit of a clunker?
It’s an Android Go smartphone, using a stripped-down version of Google’s OS designed for budget devices. You still have full access to the Play Store however, while some special Android Go apps come pre-installed to keep things running smoothly.
I had no problem streaming video on Netflix, YouTube and so on, with a 720p HD display keeping things relatively crisp. Of course if you want to get gaming on PubG or Fortnite, you’ll definitely need to look elsewhere.
Likewise, despite rocking a triple-lens camera, the Doogee X95 is basic at best for photo and video capture. It’s fine for simple shareable shots if conditions are good, but that’s about it.
Check out my reviews of the best budget smartphones of 2020 to see which alternatives might be best for you.