DOOGEE is a honor brand subordinated to KVD International Group. It is a Chinese brand, manufacturing genuine and high quality android smartphones having their headquarter located at Shenzhen. Constant software updates and creative designs are some of the promises from DOOGEE. They adheres that “quality is the only guarantee” as their ultimate goal.
We already reviewed the DOOGEE X5 which is a low budget device with good specs. Homtom HT6 is another feature packed device by DOOGEE. HT6 sports 5.5 inch HD display. Device has round edges hence increasing the comfort in hands while holding it. HT6 weighs around 170 gm and just 9.9 mm thick. Dual Sim with Dual standby is available with LTE support (one micro and one standard). HT6 is powered by Quad Core MediaTek processor along with 2 GB RAM+16 GB ROM. Memory can be expanded using MicroSD card. Primary camera is 8 Megapixel (SW 13 MP) and secondary camera is 2 Megapixel (SW 5 MP). HT6 runs on latest Android 5.1 Lollipop & comes with a huge built in battery of 6250 mAh with Fast charging. Advance features include Smart WakeUp Gestures and 3 Finger Screenshot built in with the software.
Lets see what we have got in the segment of specifications in more detail:
HT6 sports 5.5 inch IPS capacitive display with HD resolution of 1280×720. Display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 such that you don’t have to worry about the screen protectors anymore. It makes display break resistant, scratch resistant and also water resistant. Above that HT6 uses higher contrast ratio for bright and detailed images. Display renders high color Saturation Screen which makes the display more visible even under direct sunlight. Although HD resolution on 5.5 inch display is not the best combination but HT6’s display is unique in its own way providing amazing visual experience with nice viewing angles.
DOOGEE HT6 is powered by 64-Bit MTK6735 Quad Core chipset clocked at 1 Ghz which is a bit down. It comes with Mali-T720 GPU along with 2 GB RAM+16 GB ROM. Processor is really underclocked but still general performance is way upto the mark. No lags while browsing through apps and during daily usage were found but when it comes to heavy usage or high end gaming you won’t be able to play high end games at max settings although it could be at medium or low settings. Games like Fifa 14, NFS Most Wanted etc are playable. But for your daily usage HT6 will never disappoint you. 2 GB RAM can handle multi-tasking with ease. HT6 is a decent performer with high end gaming possible at low settings.
HT6 is running on latest Android version 5.1 lollipop out of the box which is a plus point since most of the other devices available around this price tag are running on version 5.0.1 or 5.0.2. We already know that android 5.1 lollipop was a big game changer when it was introduced, lots of new features were added like Smart WiFi, improved battery backup with the power saver option, bunch of new transition animations etc. Android Lollipop provides a very smooth and easy UI and amazingly smooth performance.
HT6 has 8 Megapixel Sony primary camera (SW 13MP) with fast focus for crystal clear clicks everytime. 1080p videos can be recorded @30fps. Images clicked are very much decent and is decorated perfectly with the natural colors, but low light images are quite a dissatisfaction. Flash does’t lit up too much such that wide area could be covered. Images captured in low light contains dull colors. But the camera’s performance is good at the price point which is being delivered. So Primary camera performance is decent all over.
Secondry camera is 2Megapixel (SW 5MP). Its Performance is also pretty good. It comes with a Beauty software pre-installed with the camera app dedicated with features like whiten teeth, smooth skin etc. HD 720p video can be recorded by Front camera. Low light images are not so good but still are acceptable.
Overall Camera performance is just above average.
Smart Wake Up Gestures for accessing directly to your favorite applications from the lock screen. Gestures like, “Drawing Down” turns on the video application to capture your spontaneous situations.
3 Fingers Fast Screenshot- Just swipe three fingers from top to bottom for instantly for capturing screenshots.
HotKnot- You can transfer movies, images, music etc between two HotKnot devices at a speed upto 54 mbps, with no WiFi required.
DOOGEE Homtom HT6 comes with all other connectivity features like 4G+3G+2G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, A-GPS. Gesture Sensor, Gravity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor are available. Device comes with the OTG support and the OTA software updates are also promised. A huge built-in 6250 mAh battery powers this device and DOOGEE claims that HT6 can provide 6 days battery backup on general usage & upto 3 days backup on Heavy Usage. The device also has fast Charging that can charge the battery upto 75% in just 30 minutes.