We continue with the Doogee star series known as “BL“, which is known for offering us smartphones with really amazing batteries. And if you think the Doogee BL9000 impressed you, wait to meet the Doogee BL12000 that comes with a more colorful design and powered by a gigantic 12000mAh battery. Although you may not believe it, compared to its predecessor, this model is much more accessible, although, it has characteristics worthy of our attention, belonging to a medium-low device.
So, if you are looking for a phone with a really colossal battery, possibly the BL12000 of the Chinese manufacturer Doogee will not disappoint you. This is an amount of energy that is among the largest in the market and will surely deliver enough time between charges. Doogee also promises an ultra-fast charge on the battery: it says that a full charge can be achieved in four hours, which is quite impressive for a cell of this size.
Doogee BL12000: Design and construction
The Doogee BL12000 can be a beast, but a good-looking beast! Doogee has achieved that this muscular piece of metal can be considered at first a true brick. However, you may change your mind when using it due to its highly reflective glass coating along with some very convenient sharp angles.
The screen is surrounded by thin bevels on the sides, with the upper and lower bevels being more noticeable. Of course, packing such a large battery in a smartphone has its drawbacks: the BL12000 measures 16.2 x 7.47 x 1.4cm and weighs an impressive 300 g. Leaving aside this, the BL12000 has an attractive design with slightly curved edges at the top and bottom of the screen. Also, the glass of the screen is rounded on each side, which gives the phone a noble design despite the large size.
In terms of construction quality, there are two words that come to mind, these are “solid” and “durable”, which is not bad at all! With 300 grams, this robust steed uses a metal frame that wraps a glass design. Hopefully, this is enough to keep that precious battery safe. The colors available for this smartphone are black and blue.
The power and volume buttons that are on the right side of the frame are made of metal and are firmly attached and fitting well to the structure. This is also true for the SIM tray on the left side. They used a hybrid tray that makes it possible to use a micro-SD card. Unfortunately, the frame is not completely made of metal. At the top and bottom, they used plastic that also covers the entire back. Where the metal meets the plastic, they added some stepped transitions, probably for design reasons.
At the top, there is a headphone jack, as well as a micro USB port and mono speakers. The microphone is at the bottom. Unfortunately, there is no USB type C port, but this is very common in devices with these price ranges. The notification LED is at the top of the screen and next to it is the proximity sensor, the front double camera and the speaker.
The back is very simple. In the lower half, you find the Doogee logo. At the top there is a double camera with the fingerprint scanner below. According to the company, despite its size, the phone will feel good in your hand and give you a sense of security.
Doogee BL12000: Screen
The 6-inch screen swings in an aspect ratio of 18:9, which is protected by curved glass and Corning Gorilla Glass, being very resistant to scratches. The resolution of the screen is FHD + of 2160 x 1080, which gives a respectable density of 403ppp.
The color representation is pretty good, but you can adjust this with Miravision. The viewing angles will also be quite up to the task. The BL12000 houses a 5-point touch screen that reacts very well. However, in this price range, there is a lot of competition with 10-point touch screens.
Doogee BL12000: Hardware and performance
When it comes to hardware, the BL12000 is firmly in the mid-range category. It is powered by a 64-bit MediaTek MT6750T eight-core Cortex-A53 chipset. These are divided into two groups: performance with 4 x 1.5 GHz and energy efficiency with 4 x 1 GHz. As a personal opinion, we have a very large doubt about how this modest processor can support the energy load of its huge battery. Returning to the subject, all the above is combined with 4GB of RAM.
Also, the phone comes with 32GB of internal storage, while at the same time has microSD support of up to 256GB. The BL12000 houses a Mali-T860 graphics unit that strives to make everything work with a flow clock at 520MHz.
Doogee BL12000: Operating system and connectivity
The Doogee BL12000 comes from the factory with an almost unchanged Android Nougat 7.0 operating system. Only a couple of icons have been set. On the other hand, it is worth noting that the device has a fingerprint scanner and facial recognition technology that Doogee calls Face ID. The fingerprint scanner seems quite small, but you can reach it with your finger and unlock the phone which takes almost a second.
The Doogee BL12000 supports the following frequencies:
GSM 850 MHz, GSM 900 MHz, GSM 1800 MHz, GSM 1900 MHz, W-CDMA 850 MHz, W-CDMA 900 MHz, W-CDMA 2100 MHz, LTE 800 MHz, LTE 900 MHz, LTE 1800 MHz, LTE 2100 MHz, LTE 2600 MHz.
It can contain two SIM cards or a SIM card and a storage card. The WiFi reception supports the 2.4 and 5 GHz band in the standard b/g/n. It has Bluetooth 4.0 and a connection to other devices quite easily, the GPS module will do a good job and also has support for GLONASS and A-GPS. Finally, the Doogee BL12000 houses a proximity sensor, brightness, magnetic field, accelerometer and gyroscope.
Doogee BL12000: Cameras
The phone has dual cameras on both panels, both front and rear. Let’s start with the rear composition, this includes a 16MP camera and an additional 13MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture and dual LED flash. This allows depth of field/bokeh effects and offers a 2x optical zoom without loss of quality. In the front, we have the facial beautification mode that is obtained from a combination of wide-angle sensors of 16MP (88° angle) and 8MP (130° angle) that are suitable for group selfies.
Doogee BL12000: Battery
Of course, here we are again in the battery section, which is the most significant of this new terminal. It offers us a huge 12000mAh power cell that in theory, the company promises 1000 hours of standby, 50 hours of music playback, 25 hours of video playback, 90 hours of calling, 38 hours of navigation, 23.5 hours of game execution and much more. While if this monstrous battery ever runs out, be assured that you can charge it in a second thanks to the 12V/3A fast charging support.
Doogee BL12000: Specification table
|SIM card slot||Dual SIM with standby mode|
|Type of SIM||Double Nano SIM|
|Screen and dimensions|
|Type of screen||IPS LCD|
|Screen size||6.0 inches|
|Screen resolution||2160 x 1080 pixels, 402ppp|
|Dimensions||16.2 x 7.47 x 1.4cm|
|Core||1.5GHz, eight cores|
|External memory||Yes. Up to 256GB|
|Band technologies||2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G: WCDMA 900/2100MHz
4G: FDD-LTE Band 1/3/7/8/20 (B1:2100, B3:1800, B7:2600, B8:900, B20:800MHz)
|Wireless connectivity||Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 LEL, A-GPS, GLONASS, GPS|
|Interfaces||Micro USB port, SIM card slot, fingerprint sensor, 3.5mm audio port|
|Main camera||16.0MP + 13.0MP|
|Front camera||8.0MP + 16.0MP|
|Features||Autofocus, face detection, touch focus, continuous shooting, panoramic|
|Includes||Doogee BL12000, USB cable, protective film, charging adapter, warranty card, user manual.|
Doogee BL12000: Availability and price
We hope you have been convinced to acquire the Doogee BL12000, since it is one of the best investments you can make if you want an option with an inexhaustible autonomy. So, if you are thinking, what is the price of this product and where can I buy it? We invite you to the Aliexpress online store where you will find it available for a price between $172.72-$178.12 (€148-€152), depending on the seller.
You can also buy the same model through the Banggood online store, where it is at a much lower cost, of only $179.99 (€154). To make your shopping experience easier and faster, we leave you the direct links to the product pages.
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