We take a look at the Doogee Y6 Piano Black and see whether it’s worth the extra cash?
When Doogee announced that it was creating 3 different version of the Doogee Y6, the Y6, Y6 Piano Black and Y6 Max it got me excited. But after looking deeper at the specifications of the Y6 Piano Black it got me thinking.
Is it worth the £30 upgrade over the original Doogee Y6?
In terms of design, the two phones are identical and it’s only when we look at the internals that we see the difference. So, I’ve put together a comparison table so you can see whether the upgrades are important to you and whether it’s worth the upgrade.
Further reading… Doogee BL5000 – Full Review
The Specs – Doogee Y6 Piano Black Vs Doogee Y6
I’ve put together this chart so you can easily see the differences between the two Doogee Y6 models. The Doogee Y6 Piano Black on the left and Y6 on the right.
After the comparisons I take a deeper look at the Doogee Y6 Piano Blacks performance to whether the extra RAM and upgraded storage makes the Y6 Piano Black a worthy upgrade.
|Doogee Y6 Piano Black||Doogee Y6|
|Screen Size||5.5 inch||5.5 inch|
|Screen technology||SHARP IPS||SHARP IPS|
|Weight||197 grams||197 grams|
|Material||Aluminium / plastic||Aluminium / plastic|
|Storage Options||64GB (much faster)||16GB|
|Processor (CPU)||MediaTek MTK6750 (8-cores )||MediaTek MTK6750|
|Graphics (GPU)||Mali-T860 MP2||Mali-T860 MP2|
|OS||Android 6.0||Android 6.0|
|SD Card Slot||YES||YES|
|Quick / Fast Charge||YES||YES|
|Rear Camera||13MP Samsung f/2.2||13MP Samsung f/2.2|
|Selfie Camera||8MP / LED Flash||8MP / LED Flash|
|Wifi||802.11 b/g/n||802.11 b/g/n|
|Battery Size||3200 mAh||3200 mAh|
Doogee Y6 Piano Black Vs Y6 Performance
You can see from the tests below that the upgraded onboard storage and extra RAM makes little difference on the AnTuTu benchmark tests. What is interesting is that the Geekbench score is a lot higher on the Piano Black version.
This suggests that you may see day-to-day performance benefits from having the extra RAM and faster storage.
AnTuTu Benchmark 6
The Doogee Y6 Piano Black scored: 41181
- 3D – 4843
- UX – 18239
- CPU – 14087
- RAM – 4012
The Doogee Y6 scored: 40900
- 3D – 4784
- UX – 18190
- CPU – 13906
- RAM – 4020
Doogee Y6 Piano Black Geekbench Score:
- Single Core Performance: 608
- Multi-Core Performance: 2534
Doogee Y6 Geekbench Score:
- Single Core Performance: 475
- Multi-Core Performance: 1343
Storage Speed Test
Doogee Y6 Piano Black 64GB Storage:
- Read Speed: 196MB/s
- Write Speed: 200MB/s
Doogee Y6 16GB Storage:
- Single Core Performance: 82MB/s
- Multi-Core Performance: 13MB/s
Should you choose the Y6 Piano Black over the Y6?
Yes, the extra storage included also comes with a speed upgrade and the 4GB of RAM will definitely help keep Android 6.0 running smoothly. Since all the other hardware is identical to the Doogee Y6 you can check out my review of that model using the link below.
You can check out the Full Hands-on Doogee Y6 review here.