While browsing GizChina.es today I came across this very interesting and quite shocking article about Doogee specifications. Keep reading for the details.
For those of you who want the full article (in Spanish) head over to GizChina.es. For the purpose of this article I am just highlighting the details discovered in the report which are shocking (if found to be true) to say the least.
While testing the Doogee F2 Ibiza, GizChina.es discovered an inconsistency with the claimed specifications, the performance and the details shown by various benchmarking tools.
For those of you not familiar with the Doogee F2 Ibiza, the phone is listed as a MT6732 phone. The MT6732 being a 1.5Ghz, 64bit quad-core SoC, however during Antutu (and various other benchmarks) the information showed the phone running an octacore MT6752.
Normally this would be great news, a free upgrade in processing power! But the performance of the phone didn’t match an MT6752, or even an MT6732. In fact the performance was closer to an MT6582, last years quad-core 32bit chip.
Upon further investigation it was found that the SoC inside the Doogee F2 Ibiza is an ARM v7 SoC the same as the MT6582. The MT6732 and MT6752 are both ARM v8-A. The speed of the SoC in the F2 also matches the 1.3Ghz speed of the quad-core MT6582.
GizChina.es have contacted Doogee about their findings and told the company that they intended to post this information. Doogee replied that this is a mistake and that their management hasn’t the time to discuss these issues.
This is not the first time that Doogee have been accused of misleading customers. Their Doogee DG700 phone, claimed to be IP67 certified, only lasted 1 minute submerged in water. IP67 is only certified to phones that can last at least 30 minutes (video below).
We will be following GizChina.es to see if there are any updates, and learn what Doogee have to say, but at this moment things are not looking good. We also would love to hear from Doogee for an explanation of the findings.