The world today has moved towards becoming smartphone savvy in every way. However, every one of us may not be affluent enough to go with a heavily priced smartphone. That is precisely where the concept of budget or ultra-budget smartphone options comes to the fore. From that perspective, we will compare the two low budget devices in today’s post – the Doogee Y8 and Oukitel C12 Pro.
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The Doogee Y8 – An Overview
The Doogee Y8 is a new smartphone from the phone manufacturer Doogee and is priced at less than $100, but it comes with all the exciting features you have looked for in a smartphone. It is an excellent option for those of you looking for a device with modern looks and functionality that would put the average budget or premium smartphones to shame.
It comes with a 6.1-inch screen and a waterdrop notch. The dual camera functionality coupled with latest Android Pie operating system are a few features that you would find overwhelming. The battery capacity reads impressive enough at 3400 mAh.
When it comes to the design, it offers everything that you would be looking for in a modern day smartphone. The front is dominated by a screen size of 6.1 inches and a waterdrop notch for housing the front camera. The rear has a plastic back and offers a dual camera and a fingerprint scanner module. You also get an LED flash for shooting low light shots.
The display offers you a 6.1 inch HD screen and a resolution of 1280 x 600 pixels (HD+). The aspect ratio reads 19:9, but there are conspicuous bezels on both the sides and top or bottom as well.
The Doogee Y8 is powered by a MediaTek quad-core processor along with internal storage of 16 GB and 3 GB of RAM. While the games can be played well enough, the same may not be said about the high-end games like Asphalt 9 or PUBG. If you are not comfortable with the home screen or the user interface, you can decide to install any other launchers like Google Now launcher or our personal favorite, the Nova Launcher. This will help you opt for a standard user interface you have come to experience on an Android device. Another 128 GB can expand the storage with the use of a microSD card. One of the best things we observed on the phone is the lack of any unwanted apps and bloatware.
The rear camera offers you a dual camera functionality where the primary camera reads 8 MP, and the secondary camera provides you a 5 MP functionality. The secondary camera does not seem to provide any blurring bokeh effect. It may either be due to a fake camera or improper camera software. The battery can offer you a longer battery life with 240-hours standby and 19 hour backup on calls. For a moderate user, you should get around 6 to 7 hours of battery backup.
Oukitel C12 Pro – An Introduction
The Oukitel C12 Pro is a great option among the low-cost phones that offer you excellent Android smartphones. The phone comes with a 6.18-inch screen and a 19:9 aspect ratio. The phone comes with slim bezels and a top notch.
The screen comes with screen protection through Asahi tough glass. It is one of the best and prominent options for those of you who love watching TV series or streaming services. You get a lower resolution of 480 x 996 pixels. With a pixel density of just 179 which may create a few issues concerning edges, it can be one of the best options for viewing the videos and streaming content, but you may suffer from the bad viewing angles.
You have access to the dual SIM slot along with a dedicated microSD card slot. You do not have the luxury of the metal construction, but the looks are impressive when you look at it as a budget or ultra-low budget smartphone. The phone is available in three color options viz Black, Gold, and Purple. The MediaTek MT6739 quad-core processor powers the phone. The internal storage offered is 16 GB and a 2 GB RAM. The phone runs on Android Oreo 8.1. The storage can be expanded to up to 64 GB with the help of the microSD card.
You have access to dual cameras on the rear. The dual camera setup comes with an 8 MP and 2 MP combination. While the daylight images can be gettable, the low light photography is quite disturbing and not worthy of a second look. One the front, you have access the 5 MP selfie snapper. Once again, you get a desirable image quality, but not something you would be happy with.
The Oukitel C12 Pro has a battery capacity of 3300 mAh. Though it may not seem impressive enough, the low-level specs and a low-resolution display ensures that the battery provides you a proper functionality and backup.
The phone does offer you almost all important sensors onboard, and that includes Accelerometer, E-Compass, Gravity Sensor, and Gyroscope. That should be something you would find impressive enough for a smartphone at this price point.
The Comparison: Doogee Y8 vs Oukitel C12 Pro
Having gone through a concise review of the two ultra-low budget devices and their major features, it may be a good idea to go through a side by side comparison between the devices. The head on comparison with the focus on the specific features can help you understand the fundamental differences between the two and take a well-informed decision on how to choose the best between them.
|Features / particulars|
Oukitel C12 Pro
|Screen size||6.1 inches||6.18 inches|
|Notch design||Yes, waterdrop notch||No|
|Pixel Density||232 ppi||179 ppi|
|Resolution||1280 x 600 pixels||996 x 480 pixels|
|Screen to body ratio||78.44 percent||81.7 percent|
|Screen protection||No||Asahi Tough glass|
|Bezel-less design||Considerable bezels||Negligible bezels|
|Internal storage||16 GB||16 GB|
|RAM support||3 GB LPDDR3||2 GB LPDDR3|
|Processor||MediaTek MT6739 Quadcore processor at 1.5 GHz||MediaTek MT6739 Octa-core 1.5 GHz|
|GPU||PowerVR GE8100 at 570 MHz||PowerVR GE8100 at 570 MHz|
|SIM card support||Nano SIM dual SIM||Nano SIM dual SIM|
|Dedicated microSD card slot||No||Yes, available|
|Expandable storage||Yes, up to 128 GB||Yes, up to 64 GB|
|Battery backup||3400 mAh||3300 mAh|
|Navigation support||GPS, A-GPS||GPS, A-GPS|
|Multi-touch support||Yes, five touch||Yes, five touch|
|Rear camera||Dual – 8 MP + 5 MP||Dual – 8 MP + 2 MP|
|Front camera||5 MP||5 MP|
|Operating system||Android 9.0 Pie||Android 8.1 Oreo|
|Physical Dimensions||156.8 x 75.25 x 9.0 mm||155.7 x 76 x 9.7 mm|
|Weight||150 grams||182 grams|
|MicroSD cards supported||MicroSD, MicroSDHC, and MicroSDXC||MicroSD, MicroSDHC, and MicroSDXC|
|Sensors supported||Proximity, light, accelerometer, and fingerprint||Proximity, light, accelerometer, compass, gyroscope, and fingerprint|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 4.0||Yes, v 4.2|
|Connectivity||micro USB 2.0||micro USB 2.0|
|Connectivity options||PC sync, OTA sync, and tethering||PC sync, OTA sync, VoLTE and tethering|
|FM radio support||Yes||No|
Which one among them should you go with?
Well, the specific features offered by each of the devices have already been mentioned explicitly in the concise review we conducted in the above discussion. However, the exact plus points of each of the devices will be clearly understood through the Pros and Cons offered by either of them.
Oukitel C12 Pro
- Lowest price point
- The best option for viewing streaming content
- The camera is not up to the mark
- Display resolution is limited and can have bad viewing angles
- The design is not up to the mark
- An excellent camera
- Better battery performance
- An HD display with the modern notch look
- Premium design for a budget device
- A better camera
- Price is a little higher
The above description will offer you the best option in choosing the best qualities in either of the devices. It is quite evident that the Doogee Y8 will be an excellent option among the two and offers you great functionality in every aspect.
Please note that the Pros and Cons specified above are in comparison with either of the devices and do not represent any universal comparison with the other mainstream smartphones available with better specifications and a higher price.
The Concluding Thoughts
That was all we have with the two low budget devices that bring the smartphone compatibility to the affordable category. Of course, you would not find many great features available in the high-end devices on it, but still, then – they can be good enough with the price you are paying for them.
We assume the concise review of each of those devices and the comparison chart should provide you a good deal of information about the two devices. Go through our analysis and choose the best one.