Doogee F3: Here’s how it looks with its wooden rear plus carbon and apricot


Doogee is looking to lure fashionistas with the Doogee F3, which will feature wooden rear panels.

It won’t be the average wooden rear panel for the phone, but about the same quality as the ones OnePlus uses on its phones. That’s because Doogee actually maintain that they come from the same factory!

There’ll be a total of four rear covers for the Doogee F3, including ones styled in Bamboo, Ebony, and Glass… there’ll be two variants for the glass panel, including white and black. Interestingly, Doogee have managed to restrict thickness of this upcoming phone to just 6.8mm, which is pretty impressive considering wooden rear panels are usually thicker than plastic.

The phone isn’t going to be all about its looks. It’ll have the MT6753 processor — the new poster boy of mid-range phones in China — along with 2GB and 3GB RAM options. First photos of the phone have been released, which you should totally check out below.

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What do you think about the Doogee F3? Are 5-inch phones your thing?

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60 Comments

  1. balcobomber25
    August 3, 2015

    It’s sad that Gizchina still thinks Doogee has any credibility. Does anyone really believe that a company that consistently cheaps out and lies about specs is using the same factory as One Plus?

    • Andrew P
      August 3, 2015

      The phone is not even released… why are you so negative about it ? Who knows, maybe they improved the quality this time.

      Let’s wait for reviews before making a conclusion.

      • balcobomber25
        August 3, 2015

        Because Doogee has already release several phones where they lied about specs. Until they make a good phone without problems I will be negative about their company. It is their job to win me back as a customer and lies isn’t the way to do it.

        Personally I would love to see them make a good phone. I owned one Doogee and while I had numerous problems with it (which they refuse to fix) it did have some good points. Build quality was very good , software was minimal and bug free and they have some really good designs. It’s excellent for the industry when the bad phones are no more. But they have a long way to go to prove it to me. And until they do I will never recommend one of their phones.

        • Tajwar
          August 3, 2015

          yes agreed

        • Andrew P
          August 3, 2015

          Are you telling me it is automatically bad because their products were bad in the past ?

          I support honest thoughts and reviews, but when you are saying that unreleased product has no credibility, it is nothing but anger.

          • Aa
            August 3, 2015

            No, he just want to say that buyers need to be careful! For example, this phone is listed with tiny 2200 mAh battery, but it may be only 1800 mAh (that is exactly how Doogee lied with Valencia 2 Pro).

          • balcobomber25
            August 3, 2015

            If a company has a history of bad products, lies and deceit. Why should I trust them with new products? Are you telling me you would hand over your money to a company that lied to you in the past? For someone who is all about security this doesn’t sound like a good viewpoint to have.

            • Andrew P
              August 3, 2015

              I am not saying I trust them, most of their previously released products are terrible indeed and they deserve negativity.

              But there is simply no reason to not trust a product which is not even released, because we don’t know anything about it’s quality. We can say it’s bad or good once samples will reach the reviewers. The best thing would be to not take these very little saying advert type articles seriously, until we get the real product.

              Well, maybe your statement is relevant for people who rush for new phones without reading a single review.

            • balcobomber25
              August 3, 2015

              Theres plenty of reasons all those terrible products you mentioned. It’s up to Doogee to prove to consumers they can be trusted.

            • cul8
              August 4, 2015

              I wrote many times on their facebook and twitter accounts in order to understand if the microsd slot is dedicated or shared with sim, but no answer… I’d like to give them a chance, but with this type of customer service…away from me..

            • balcobomber25
              August 4, 2015

              Customer service? Haha they don’t even know what that word means. I had a phone of there’s which broke two months into using it. I wrote them to try to get it fixed. They blamed me for using it wrong. I replied back that I would pay to send it back to them to fix it. Their reply: buy a new phone from us.

            • Oneday byron
              August 3, 2015

              For me, a big fan of DOOGEE, I think, buddy, maybe you can have a try to this new one to see whether it is worth…, 169 US dollars, to buy a creative and beautiful design which is also comes with higher configuration, it should be not so bad~

            • balcobomber25
              August 4, 2015

              I think maybe your an employee of Doogee…

        • Dante
          August 3, 2015

          I agree with you

          • Dante
            August 3, 2015

            But still dont be a fanboy about the mx5 its not close to perfect lol

        • Stavros G
          August 6, 2015

          Many Doogee phones are very good and vfm and have no problems at all.

          • balcobomber25
            August 6, 2015

            Most of the community seems to disagree with you.

            • Stavros G
              August 7, 2015

              I have shop in Greece, i sell lots of chinese phones. At ~250 sold Doogee phones in 2 years, only 2 had problem. We dont sell DG900 with known problems, but many other models like DG350, DG500, DG550, DG310, DG700, DG330, DG800, DG150, DG450, DG580, DG850. From all these, one DG350 got green dots in screen, and one DG850 had low gsm signal. I have no reason to tell lies, i don’t sell only Doogee phones: https://dikarto.gr

            • balcobomber25
              August 8, 2015

              I didn’t say you were lying. I belong to several Android fourms where hundreds of owners of all those models complain about various issues from hardware failures to lies about specs to complete lack of software support.

              Who has a bigger reason to lie? The person trying to sell the phones or the people who already bought them? I tend to believe consumers more than resellers, no offense.

            • Stavros G
              August 8, 2015

              I agree with lies to specs, but not with hardware failures. Other chinese phones (ex. THL, no.1, jiayu, even lenovo) in my shop have much more hardware failures than Doogee, that’s why i told that doogee are more reliable phones. Of course i ‘m selling Lenovo, THL etc if u check my e-shop. Just to say, i have fixed the battery connector to THL 5000 3 times in different phones! I don’t even remember how many times i have fixed usb ports to THL phones. I have changed 4 times the mainboard in Lenovo phones coz of emmc or modem failure. I check the failure percentage in every brand and i m telling you just my outcome. I don’t try to promote Doogee, i sell lots of brands.

            • balcobomber25
              August 8, 2015

              Haha now I think you are lying with this comment. Doogee more reliable than Lenovo and Jiayu, hahaha that is a good one dude.

        • Sam
          August 8, 2015

          wow, you are professional, i hope we can have a talk about phones and other something.Can we ?

          • balcobomber25
            August 8, 2015

            Post in the forum we can talk about whatever you want, as long as it’s phone/tech related.

    • Dante
      August 3, 2015

      Its just wood lol why so much dispute about it why did they even mention it – Dogee Fake batteries since 2010

      • balcobomber25
        August 3, 2015

        The question is, is it real wood? The Oneplus is using actual wood which costs a lot to make. Doogee is claiming they are using the same, but given all their lies I have a strong suspicion it’s a plastic composite (with a very small percentage of actual wood).

        • Steve B
          August 3, 2015

          i think bamboo would be hard to fake, unless all had identical pattern, then would be easy to spot. Lumbarjackets produced real wood (inc. bamboo) stick on skins for the iphone for only $10, these look very similar.

          • balcobomber25
            August 4, 2015

            Not hard at all. MDF can be made to look and feel like any wood and most people will never know the difference from the appearance alone.

            • Steve B
              August 4, 2015

              that’s why i said bamboo. Who knows, but why fake it when process is actually cheap. ebay is full of (admitedly ugly) real bamboo cases for a few $. As long as the ‘wood’ looks good, not really a biggie. It’s the bits you can’t immediately see I’d be worried about.

            • balcobomber25
              August 4, 2015

              For me it’s not so much about fakes it’s about lying which Doogee is infamous for.

        • Tony Lee
          August 3, 2015

          i doubt that if oneplus really use actual wood, how can you prove it ?

          • balcobomber25
            August 4, 2015

            The only real way to tell is it to break it in half. With how thin these all are they should splinter if it is real wood being used. Personally it doesn’t really matter if its real wood or an engineered product it will provide just as much protection. It just plays into the lying tho if it is engineered and not made in the same factory.

  2. Muhammad Yasir
    August 3, 2015

    5 inch NOT my thing … i game and i want 5.5 inch but lets see… if bytes . pk , who have a deal with doogee , are civil with the pricing , i’ll buy one 😀

    • Steve B
      August 3, 2015

      I can only remember one Doogee having a decent camera, the DG750 I think. This looks great, real wood or not, but as a cam man that’s where I fear it will fall down most.

      • Burs
        August 4, 2015

        Iron Bone camera impressed me too. Especialy the video recording, which seems like 60fps – I’ve never seen such a fluid video on a phone camera before. I still must check video bitrate and codec type to be sure what is at play.

      • Muhammad Yasir
        August 4, 2015

        common fear bro … tell me which chinese phone doesnt give us shivers about its cam before its reviewed ?

        agreed , most of them HORRENDOUSLY fall way wayy below a set standard but every now and then we see a few able performers , lets hope the upcoming doogee line maybe one of those…

    • Oneday byron
      August 3, 2015

      bytes.com, that is a Pakistan online store, right?

      • Muhammad Yasir
        August 4, 2015

        exactly

        its bytes . PK not .com

        • Oneday byron
          August 5, 2015

          sorry, right, that is bytes.Pk~

  3. RuR‎
    August 3, 2015

    Geekbuying are selling it for 160$. Is it real?

  4. Levi Smith
    August 3, 2015

    I read the “poster boy” comment and it was exactly what I was wondering. What’s the deal with so many Chinese manufacturers going with MT6753 when MT6752 is loads better in comparison? Is it cheaper? Because I don’t really see the appeal. Can someone shed some light on this for me please?

    • balcobomber25
      August 3, 2015

      Two reasons: one it is cheaper and two world mode LTE. The 6753 offers support for CDMA 2000 networks, the 6752 does not. That means they can sell to millions more customers in Asia than they could with the 52.

      • Levi Smith
        August 4, 2015

        Ah, I see, thanks!

  5. saor
    August 3, 2015

    This is doogee so the back cover will be lino when you receive it

    • Onizuka Ono
      August 3, 2015

      Did you received that?

  6. iANDROID8.1
    August 3, 2015

    Wow
    Much Dogee

  7. See Xiang
    August 3, 2015

    the appearance looks great

  8. sedrec
    August 3, 2015

    great disgn,i like doogee.

  9. AdM
    August 3, 2015

    Those covers look exactly like the ones on OnePlus 2. I’m not sure if it will actually look like that in real or if Doogee just stole the renders.

  10. axdera
    August 3, 2015

    doogee F3 8 core with LTE,with the wooden cover ,only $160,really?where i can buy?

  11. Ana
    August 3, 2015

    Like the Ebony cover best, others look not bad, can’t wait to get one.

  12. Caroline
    August 3, 2015

    it seems to be amazing phone, no matter from the appearance or specification,but will it come out for 4G RAM?

  13. Oneday byron
    August 3, 2015

    will you have 5.5 inch version? Like F3 Plus, same configuration, but
    just different screen size. It is cool by now unique design, with most
    natural color, and sure it will will be hot selling and I will have a
    try. .

  14. Billy
    August 3, 2015

    Appearance is very beautiful
    praise

  15. Oneday byron
    August 3, 2015

    by the way, when can we get real one with ebony rear panel?

  16. Onizuka Ono
    August 4, 2015

    Looks like a decent phone on paper and the design is not bad ~

  17. Puppy
    August 4, 2015

    i think 5″ is perfect for most of the ppl, and the back cover is really attractive, i’ve never seen any other mobiles has this special desidn, i’d like to get one for sure :))))

  18. Puppy
    August 4, 2015

    i think 5″ is perfect for the most of ppl, and the back cover is really
    attractive, i’ve never seen any other mobiles has this special design,
    i’d like to get one for sure :))))

  19. KS
    August 4, 2015

    Sure looks good on the outside. Looking forward to a hands on review!