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Doov L1 Mini (2014)

Android OS v4.4.4 (KitKat)
Mediatek MT6732
Mali-T760 MP2
1 GB / 16 GB
5 inch (720 x 1280 px)
8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus

The manufacturer offers this phone with a 5 inch TFT display, a Mediatek MT6732 chipset, and 1 GB of RAM.

Is this phone worth its price? Hopefully, it will become clear by the end of my review.

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This article shares our personal experiences and thoughts about using the Doov L1 Mini smartphone. We hope to offer helpful insights to others interested in this device.

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Doov L1 Mini specifications

BrandDoov
NameL1 Mini
ModelL1M
Release date2014

Weight, dimensions, colors

Weight5.01 oz
Dimensions5.67 x 2.77 x 0.27 inch
Colorsgreen, pink, white
SIM typeMicro SIM

The weight of the Doov L1 Mini is still considered to be lightweight and portable. A micro SIM is larger than the current standard Nano SIM card but smaller than the older SIM card size.

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System, chipset, performance

OS versionAndroid OS v4.4.4 (KitKat)
SoCMediatek MT6732
CPUQuad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUMali-T760 MP2

The Doov L1 Mini comes with Android OS v4.4.4 (KitKat) out of the box. Android is an open-source operating system. This means users and developers have more control over the software. The quad-core mobile CPU can provide fast and efficient performance for mobile games. Many people consider ARM Mali GPUs a good option for mobile devices.

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Display type, size, resolution

Display typeTFT
Screen size5 inch
Resolution720 x 1280 px
Multitouch supportyes

This 5 inch smartphone comes with a TFT display. The 5 inch display make this smartphone pocket-friendly. The display size is the diagonal distance from one corner of the screen to the opposite corner.

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Memory, storage

RAM1 GB
Internal storage16 GB
Memory card slotno

1 GB of RAM is not typically considered to be enough for a smartphone. More RAM lets us keep more apps and processes open in the background. This keeps the device from slowing down. If we use our smartphones for basic tasks like calling, texting, and browsing the web, 32 GB may be sufficient for our needs. The internal storage of the Doov L1 Mini (1 GB) cannot be expanded.

Cameras, flash

Main camera8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus
FlashLED
Selfie camera5 MP

This single camera can be enough for many smartphone users, it depends on their photography needs and preferences. The main camera of L1 Mini smartphone does not have OIS. The optical image stabilization (OIS) is an important feature in smartphones.

Connectivity, network, wireless

GSM 2G bands900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetoothv4.0, A2DP
GPSA-GPS
NFCno
FM radiono
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack

The L1 Mini supports the latest Wi-Fi standards. We can use Bluetooth to connect our L1 Mini smartphone to many Bluetooth devices. The L1 Mini has a GPS receiver. Many fitness and activity tracking apps rely on GPS. It is used to accurately measure and record outdoor activities. The phone isn't NFC (Near Field Communication) capable. NFC is not essential for basic phone functionality, but it can be useful. The 3.5 mm headphone jack allows us to connect wired headphones or earphones to the device.

Battery type, capacity, charger

TypeLi-Po 2000 mAh, non-removable

The Li-Po 2000 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The lithium polymer (Li-Po) battery is a light-weight, rechargeable battery. The L1 Mini does not have a removable battery, it integrates the battery into the phone's design.

Features, sensors, specials

Sensorsaccelerometer, light, proximity
SpecialsCorning Gorilla Glass 3, Dual SIM

Today, smartphones come with many sensors. They help make the user experience better. The accelerometer is a sensor. It measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. The light sensor is a type of sensor in a smartphone. It lets the phone measure light intensity around the device. Dual SIM is great for businesses. They want to give staff a device with separate numbers and bills for personal and business use. Corning Gorilla Glass is tougher. It resists scratches, impacts, and drops.

Verdict, pros and cons

Every phone has its strengths and weaknesses, and this Doov phone is no exception. As with any device, there are aspects that shine and others that fall short. By examining both sides, we can paint a complete picture of what this phone has to offer. Let's explore its standout features and areas for improvement. Remember, this is just my opinion, and yours might be different.

Pros

  • Dual SIM support
  • Corning Gorilla Glass shield

Cons

  • TFT display
  • limited-size screen
  • insufficient memory
  • insufficient internal storage
  • non-expandable storage
  • single camera setup
  • no OIS function
  • no 4G support
  • no 5G support
  • no NFC feature
  • no Type-C USB port
  • low-capacity battery
  • no digital compass
  • no fingerprint reader
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Lucas Bradley I'm Lucas Bradley, the founder of the Phone42.com site. I love technology, especially smartphones, and I've been working with tech stuff for more than 20 years. This means I've seen a lot of changes and have learned a bunch about what makes a good phone. On Phone42.com, I look at all kinds of phones. They can be from big, well-known companies or new ones trying to make their mark. I want to help people understand what's new and cool in the world of smartphones, in a way that's easy to get.
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