Full specs: Doogee F5 is a liquidmetal Turing phone alternative for $149.99


doogee f5 liquidmetal

Chinese phone maker Doogee have made a huge claim this afternoon by telling us that they will be the first Chinese manufacturer to release a liquidmetal phone.

There have been many rumours in the past that Apple could release a liquid metal phone, but believe it or not Chinese phone maker Doogee could beat them to it!

Before you all get too excited and believe we are going to see a phone from Doogee that will look like the T1000 Liquid Terminator, let us explain a few details about the material.

doogee f5 liquidmetal

Liquidmetal is actually the commercial name for amorphous metal alloys which were developed by Caltech. Liquidmetal alloys act more like a glass than metal when heated with a gradually increasing viscosity at higher temperatures. This allows the alloy to be controlled during casting. Once folded the metal offers some very amazing traits and is harder than aluminium or titanium, is corrosion resistant and high tensile strength.

doogee f5 liquidmetal

The Doogee F5 could not only be the first liquidmetal phone from China but one of the first phones to use the material in the world. So far we have only seen the Turing phone use the material.

Official specifications of the Doogee F5 include a 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080 with Corning Gorilla Glass 3, 3000mAh battery with 5V2A fast charing, Mediatek MT6753 octacore chipset and 3GB RAM, 5 mega-pixel front camera and 13 megapixel Samsung 3m2 rear.

doogee f5 liquidmetal

Doogee want the F5 to sit high up in their range and have included a fingerprint scanner with 360 degree fingerprint identification, plus GSM, WCDMA and 4G LTE mobile support.

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What’s most incredible about the Doogee F3 is the price tag. Doogee say their liquidmetal phone will cost just $149.99 when it goes on sale later this month! We will ask Doogee to ship us a review sample ASAP.

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107 Comments

  1. balcobomber25
    August 6, 2015

    Haha I’ll believe it when I see it. More likely it’s plastic made to look like liquid metal.

    • Dante
      August 6, 2015

      Lol beware bots on this post (as usual)

    • Cpaun
      August 6, 2015

      I agree. It’s so easy to throw some big announcements in the headlines these days. Facts please, no more words!

    • MaxPower
      August 6, 2015

      or some material that gives you skin cancer for holding the phone.

      • Somedude
        August 6, 2015

        Or tries to terminate you

        • Burs
          August 6, 2015

          And if it fails, “it will be back” for you with another model for sure 🙂

  2. The Special Juan
    August 6, 2015

    5mm liquid metal frame with the rest plastic? Got to love the headline grabbing marketing though!

  3. E8hffff
    August 6, 2015

    Nice looking phone for specs and price.

  4. realjjj
    August 6, 2015

    150$-200$ phones are starting to feel underpowered.
    1080p, 2-3GB RAM ,decent enough cameras for what most need but a rather weak CPU. Don’t get me wrong A53 is a big perf gain over A7 but things could be better. I really hope next year someone goes 2xA72+2xA53 instead of 8xA53, the chip would only cost a little bit more but it would be worth it.

    • Jason45
      August 6, 2015

      Snapdragon 620 seems pretty good to me and most likely will end in 1000 Yuan phones next year

      • realjjj
        August 6, 2015

        It won’t be cheap enough, it’s more of a stop gap high end SoC ahead of 820 so it will likely cost twice as much as what i was suggesting and drop a little bit next year but not even close to what is needed. In this new wave the SD425 replaces SD615 in the price band. SD620 is like SD600 was, not all that cheap.
        Plus it’s not an ideal configuration for great perf and price. It would be pretty fast for today with A72 at 1.8GHz but a lot slower than A72 at 2.5GHz on a more advanced process. Plus 4+4 cores pushes costs up unnecessarily, some might go that way for marketing reasons but that’s not ideal.

  5. Dante
    August 6, 2015

    Go away you ugly bot your name is too generic and your enthusiasm too lol
    Doogee is hated all around gizchina

    • mf1gt3r
      August 6, 2015

      Hehehe. This is an all out attack i see.

      • Dante
        August 7, 2015

        Lets defend the gizchina order!

    • August 6, 2015

      Dante … whats with all the Doogee hate? I believe everyone is entitled to their opinions… bots or not.

      I am not exactly a doogee lover myself but you gotta chill man.

      • MaxPower
        August 6, 2015

        that’s not an opinion Michael.
        give a look at their profiles and you can see them commenting only about Doogee phones (any model) here in Gizchina and other blogs.

        their clearly trying to promote their phones with these tactics.

        • August 6, 2015

          In that case, I think Andi should ban them.

          • MaxPower
            August 6, 2015

            those are accounts made on the fly, just to comment a new post about Doogee phones.

            it’s been a while now that they are doing it.

          • August 6, 2015

            on it 😀

        • balcobomber25
          August 6, 2015

          I deleted a few on the forum as well for both Doogee and Elephone.

      • Dante
        August 7, 2015

        Man imagine you read fake review and buy the phone to find that its utter cr@p
        Doogee –
        Fake battery numbers
        Really Really bad screens
        Software with delayed updates
        A lot of factory defects
        Do i really need to continue ?
        A lot of users will understand me

        • Pessimus Dux
          August 9, 2015

          i can not understand you as i’m using Doogee phone for about year and half, none problems till now beside weak battery over time (understandable though). Screen is excellent for money, why really bad screens? Screen is actually much better than screen of smaller HTC phone my wife has, much more visible in sun, better contrast, viewing angles also excellent. Also Doogee software is much better than on many HTC and brand name phones, which is also understandable as they have almost vanilla Android OS installed on them contrary to these brand name phones. Factory defects? None. They can have only software bugs (on early firmwares), like low volume etc, but they are easily solvable with third party software. And usually Dooge quickly comes up with new firmware which solves these problems. Build quality is excellent for money, too. Fake battery numbers, like what? What do you mean by that? Battery is battery, do we really care about number on it?

          • Vlada
            August 11, 2015

            I have DG700. It has some problems, there are some fake specs but for the price the phone is still OK. But I’m not gonna buy another phone from company, which lies to its customers.

        • Thomas David
          May 11, 2016

          I totally agreee, Dante… see my comments above

  6. Dante
    August 6, 2015

    Oh f**k now i got you all your profile comments on disqus are only on this site and ONLY ABOUT doogee phones and how “awesome” they are you most likely are not even a woman

    • August 6, 2015

      Removed this fake account too

      • Dante
        August 7, 2015

        You are a god andi – thank you

  7. Dante
    August 6, 2015

    Lol you are another employee b***h Now i am really angry about the bots on this post Real Gizchina users Lets Anihilate the fake Comments FOREVER

    • August 6, 2015

      Removed the fake account

  8. CoinPhone
    August 6, 2015

    If this is real it will be my next Doogee phone beside DG550. I am still using the DG550 as my daily phone. Other than the average camera and the 1 gb RAM everything is great.

  9. MaxPower
    August 6, 2015

    Doogee’s phones are as crappy as their methods to promote them. So desperate and sad.

    Look at those fakes comments to promote their phones,what a joke!

    • Joe mont
      August 6, 2015

      Are they garbage phones? I’ve been tempted to get one.

      • MaxPower
        August 6, 2015

        it’s a hit or miss.
        when a deal it’s too good to be true then expect surprises.

        that worth with any of those small Chinese companies.
        I’m not saying you shouldn’t get one, some people had good experiences as well.

        always remember that you get what you pay for.
        and another suggestion is that read reviews before buying anything
        (no matter what brand you go for)

      • Vlada
        August 7, 2015

        I have DG700 phone. The phone claims it is dust and water resistant according to IP67. It is not, there absolutely no water protection, although you might think so based on the covered connectors and rubber on battery. Bud pu the phone in a water and after 1 minute it is dead.

        The construction looks solid. There are even screws in it. But one of them dropped from my phone and nothing has changed. I believe they are there just to make it look solid. On my previous Motorola Defy the screws did really hold the construction and the phone was really waterproof.

        The phone also lacks compass which is something I wouldn’t expect at all these days especially on an outdoor phone.

        The backcover starts to peel off as anyone would expect after looking at it. The touch response could be much better. The display has a picture burn-in effect much stronger then any plasma TV ever had.

        But on the other hand it is a very good phone with great battery capacity, runs smoothly and works reliably. For the price it is not a bad deal. But the company clearly lies in the specifications. I’ve seen another model, where the lied about battery capacity. And if you can not trust them, I would not get any phone from them before a detailed review, which would check if all the marketed specifications are true or not.

    • aa
      August 6, 2015

      What’s more sad is that these methods work, and people continue to buy their phones.
      Idiots don’t die, they are just being replaced.

  10. Rosalia
    August 6, 2015

    The Doogee F5 could not only be the first liquidmetal phone from China
    but one of the first phones to use the material in the world?? Really?? Good job! @DOOGEE

    • Dante
      August 6, 2015

      Go away you ugly bot your name is too generic and your enthusiasm too lol
      Doogee is hated all around gizchina

    • Dante
      August 6, 2015

      Oh f**k now i got you all your profile comments on disqus are only on this site and ONLY ABOUT doogee phones and how “awesome” they are you most likely are not even a woman

    • mf1gt3r
      August 6, 2015

      Hehehe. This is an all out attack i see.

    • Michael Ogbonnaya
      August 6, 2015

      Dante … whats with all the Doogee hate? I believe everyone is entitled to their opinions… bots or not.

      I am not exactly a doogee lover myself but you gotta chill man.

    • MaxPower
      August 6, 2015

      that’s not an opinion Michael.
      give a look at their profiles and you can see them commenting only about Doogee phones (any model) here in Gizchina and other blogs.

      their clearly trying to promote their phones with these tactics.

    • Michael Ogbonnaya
      August 6, 2015

      In that case, I think Andi should ban them.

    • MaxPower
      August 6, 2015

      those are accounts made on the fly, just to comment a new post about Doogee phones.

      it’s been a while now that they are doing it.

    • Andi Sykes
      August 6, 2015

      on it 😀

    • Andi Sykes
      August 6, 2015

      Removed this fake account too

    • balcobomber25
      August 6, 2015

      I deleted a few on the forum as well for both Doogee and Elephone.

    • Dante
      August 7, 2015

      You are a god andi – thank you

    • Dante
      August 7, 2015

      Lets defend the gizchina order!

    • Dante
      August 7, 2015

      Man imagine you read fake review and buy the phone to find that its utter cr@p
      Doogee –
      Fake battery numbers
      Really Really bad screens
      Software with delayed updates
      A lot of factory defects
      Do i really need to continue ?
      A lot of users will understand me

    • Pessimus Dux
      August 9, 2015

      i can not understand you as i’m using Doogee phone for about year and half, none problems till now beside weak battery over time (understandable though). Screen is excellent for money, why really bad screens? Screen is actually much better than screen of smaller HTC phone my wife has, much more visible in sun, better contrast, viewing angles also excellent. Also Doogee software is much better than on many HTC and brand name phones, which is also understandable as they have almost vanilla Android OS installed on them contrary to these brand name phones. Factory defects? None. They can have only software bugs (on early firmwares), like low volume etc, but they are easily solvable with third party software. And usually Dooge quickly comes up with new firmware which solves these problems. Build quality is excellent for money, too. Fake battery numbers, like what? What do you mean by that? Battery is battery, do we really care about number on it?

    • Vlada
      August 11, 2015

      I have DG700. It has some problems, there are some fake specs but for the price the phone is still OK. But I’m not gonna buy another phone from company, which lies to its customers.

    • Thomas David
      May 11, 2016

      I totally agreee, Dante… see my comments above

  11. balcobomber25
    August 6, 2015

    Haha I’ll believe it when I see it. More likely it’s plastic made to look like liquid metal.

    • Dante
      August 6, 2015

      Lol beware bots on this post (as usual)

    • Cpaun
      August 6, 2015

      I agree. It’s so easy to throw some big announcements in the headlines these days. Facts please, no more words!

    • MaxPower
      August 6, 2015

      or some material that gives you skin cancer for holding the phone.

    • Somedude
      August 6, 2015

      Or tries to terminate you

    • Burs
      August 6, 2015

      And if it fails, “it will be back” for you with another model for sure 🙂

  12. The Special Juan
    August 6, 2015

    5mm liquid metal frame with the rest plastic? Got to love the headline grabbing marketing though!

  13. E8hffff
    August 6, 2015

    Nice looking phone for specs and price.

  14. Caroline
    August 6, 2015

    the appearance seems like the Turbo, it’s another flag phone?

    • Dante
      August 6, 2015

      Lol you are another employee b***h Now i am really angry about the bots on this post Real Gizchina users Lets Anihilate the fake Comments FOREVER

    • Andi Sykes
      August 6, 2015

      Removed the fake account

  15. realjjj
    August 6, 2015

    150$-200$ phones are starting to feel underpowered.
    1080p, 2-3GB RAM ,decent enough cameras for what most need but a rather weak CPU. Don’t get me wrong A53 is a big perf gain over A7 but things could be better. I really hope next year someone goes 2xA72+2xA53 instead of 8xA53, the chip would only cost a little bit more but it would be worth it.

    • Jason45
      August 6, 2015

      Snapdragon 620 seems pretty good to me and most likely will end in 1000 Yuan phones next year

    • realjjj
      August 6, 2015

      It won’t be cheap enough, it’s more of a stop gap high end SoC ahead of 820 so it will likely cost twice as much as what i was suggesting and drop a little bit next year but not even close to what is needed. In this new wave the SD425 replaces SD615 in the price band. SD620 is like SD600 was, not all that cheap.
      Plus it’s not an ideal configuration for great perf and price. It would be pretty fast for today with A72 at 1.8GHz but a lot slower than A72 at 2.5GHz on a more advanced process. Plus 4+4 cores pushes costs up unnecessarily, some might go that way for marketing reasons but that’s not ideal.

  16. hakha
    August 6, 2015

    Open question to all: Is there anyway to know if there’s any way to check if its really corning gorilla glass …. I can bet my life on this .. .this is no fu*king way possible it’s corning gorilla glass … tell Doogee provide some proof!

    • balcobomber25
      August 6, 2015

      You can’t really check if it is specifically Gorilla Glass the brand name without seeing a BOM or purchase order. But you can check if it matches the quality/durability of GG by doing some simple tests such as a scratch test.

      • iKosh
        August 6, 2015

        Or break walnuts, or hammer nails into wood…

  17. Guest
    August 6, 2015

    If this is real it will be my next Doogee phone beside DG550. I am still using the DG550 as my daily phone. Other than the average camera and the 1 gb RAM everything is great.

  18. MaxPower
    August 6, 2015

    Doogee’s phones are as crappy as their methods to promote them. So desperate and sad.

    Look at those fakes comments to promote their phones,what a joke!

    • Joe mont
      August 6, 2015

      Are they garbage phones? I’ve been tempted to get one.

    • Guest
      August 6, 2015

      What’s more sad is that these methods work, and people continue to buy their phones.
      Idiots don’t die, they are just being replaced.

    • MaxPower
      August 6, 2015

      it’s a hit or miss.
      when a deal it’s too good to be true then expect surprises.

      that worth with any of those small Chinese companies.
      I’m not saying you shouldn’t get one, some people had good experiences as well.

      always remember that you get what you pay for.
      and another suggestion is that read reviews before buying anything
      (no matter what brand you go for)

    • Vlada
      August 7, 2015

      I have DG700 phone. The phone claims it is dust and water resistant according to IP67. It is not, there absolutely no water protection, although you might think so based on the covered connectors and rubber on battery. Bud pu the phone in a water and after 1 minute it is dead.

      The construction looks solid. There are even screws in it. But one of them dropped from my phone and nothing has changed. I believe they are there just to make it look solid. On my previous Motorola Defy the screws did really hold the construction and the phone was really waterproof.

      The phone also lacks compass which is something I wouldn’t expect at all these days especially on an outdoor phone.

      The backcover starts to peel off as anyone would expect after looking at it. The touch response could be much better. The display has a picture burn-in effect much stronger then any plasma TV ever had.

      But on the other hand it is a very good phone with great battery capacity, runs smoothly and works reliably. For the price it is not a bad deal. But the company clearly lies in the specifications. I’ve seen another model, where the lied about battery capacity. And if you can not trust them, I would not get any phone from them before a detailed review, which would check if all the marketed specifications are true or not.

  19. Muhammad Yasir
    August 6, 2015

    come on DOogee … don’t be scums now …
    if you gonna do something big , do it right OR DONT DO IT AT ALL !

  20. Guest
    August 6, 2015

    Open question to all: Is there anyway to know if there’s any way to check if its really corning gorilla glass …. I can bet my life on this .. .this is no fu*king way possible it’s corning gorilla glass … tell Doogee provide some proof!

    • balcobomber25
      August 6, 2015

      You can’t really check if it is specifically Gorilla Glass the brand name without seeing a BOM or purchase order. But you can check if it matches the quality/durability of GG by doing some simple tests such as a scratch test.

    • iKosh
      August 6, 2015

      Or break walnuts, or hammer nails into wood…

  21. Guest
    August 6, 2015

    come on DOogee … don’t be scums now …
    if you gonna do something big , do it right OR DONT DO IT AT ALL !

  22. Abrar Arif
    August 6, 2015

    If and IF this is actually the real crap Doogee is spewing right now, it might be interesting for that price. However, it’s very unlikely.

  23. Abrar Arif
    August 6, 2015

    If and IF this is actually the real crap Doogee is spewing right now, it might be interesting for that price. However, it’s very unlikely.

  24. Oneday byron
    August 7, 2015

    13 megapixel Samsung 3m2 rear, it is the real megapixel or made it by software?

    • Vlada
      August 7, 2015

      This is the chip which is used in Samsung S5. It is real 13Mpx and better then Sony IMX214. The phone might be able to take very good pictures as far as the optics is also good and if they don’t lie in specifications again.

      • hakha
        August 7, 2015

        Yea Vladimir (Mr.Chen) ….this phone takes better photos than iPhone6+ also…. Doogee has lots of employees confused with their nationality…..

        • hakha
          August 7, 2015

          Or maybe I am just too sensitive with doggy style….

          • Vlada
            August 7, 2015

            You think I might be a Doogee employee if I say that they lie in specifications?

            I only said that the Samsung S5K3M2 is a very good chip with ISOCELL technology. It is used in Samsung S5 which makes very good photos. It is still 7th best phone camera according to DxOMark: http://www.dxomark.com/Mobiles

            But the CCD chip only doesn’t mean that the pictures will be great. You also need good optics (Samsung S5 has a great optics with OIS) and software (for setting exposure values and postprocessing).

            Again I repeat that I was talking about the chip not the phone. The optics on DooGee will definitely be worse then Samsung’s so you can not expect such good results. But if the optics and SW is at least average, you can expect better pictures then most other Chinese 13MPx phones which use Sony CCD chip (IMX213 or IMX135). But only a review will tell us if it is true or not…

            • FixerZ
              September 20, 2015

              Those sensors are CMOS not CCD… CCD sensors require much more power which is not likely can be provided by a phone battery

      • Fly agaric
        August 7, 2015

        I doubt it’s gonna be this chip. Doogee has a history of lying about their specs.
        Valencia 2 phone was promised to have 2200mAh battery and 1.3MHz 6735 CPU. It actually has 1800mAh batteyr and 1.0MHz 6735p CPU.
        Distributors proimised Doogee will send the actual 2200 batteries later, to fix the fck up and you know what they did? They started delivering same 1800 batteries, but just with capacity marking removed with cotton bud soaked with isopropyl, again …
        http://i.imgur.com/Igpx6OI.jpg – hard to be a fan whe you see things like that.

  25. Oneday byron
    August 7, 2015

    13 megapixel Samsung 3m2 rear, it is the real megapixel or made it by software?

    • Vlada
      August 7, 2015

      This is the chip which is used in Samsung S5. It is real 13Mpx and better then Sony IMX214. The phone might be able to take very good pictures as far as the optics is also good and if they don’t lie in specifications again.

    • Guest
      August 7, 2015

      Yea Vladimir (Mr.Chen) ….this phone takes better photos than iPhone6+ also…. Doogee has lots of employees confused with their nationality…..

    • Guest
      August 7, 2015

      Or maybe I am just too sensitive with doggy style….

    • Vlada
      August 7, 2015

      You think I might be a Doogee employee if I say that they lie in specifications?

      I only said that the Samsung S5K3M2 is a very good chip with ISOCELL technology. It is used in Samsung S5 which makes very good photos. It is still 7th best phone camera according to DxOMark:

    • Vlada
      August 7, 2015

      But the CCD chip only doesn’t mean that the pictures will be great. You also need good optics (Samsung S5 has a great optics with OIS) and software (for setting exposure values and postprocessing).

      Again I repeat that I was talking about the chip not the phone. The optics on DooGee will definitely be worse then Samsung’s so you can not expect such good results. But if the optics and SW is at least average, you can expect better pictures then most other Chinese 13MPx phones which use Sony CCD chip (IMX213 or IMX135). But only a review will tell us if it is true or not…

    • Fly agaric
      August 7, 2015

      I doubt it’s gonna be this chip. Doogee has a history of lying about their specs.
      Valencia 2 phone was promised to have 2200mAh battery and 1.3MHz 6735 CPU. It actually has 1800mAh batteyr and 1.0MHz 6735p CPU.
      Distributors proimised Doogee will send the actual 2200 batteries later, to fix the fck up and you know what they did? They started delivering same 1800 batteries, but just with capacity marking removed with cotton bud soaked with isopropyl, again …

    • Fly agaric
      August 7, 2015

      – hard to be a fan whe you see things like that.

    • FixerZ
      September 20, 2015

      Those sensors are CMOS not CCD… CCD sensors require much more power which is not likely can be provided by a phone battery

  26. Dannyjayfuller
    August 7, 2015

    >Liquidmetal flagship
    >No MT6795
    Doogee, WTF?

  27. Dannyjayfuller
    August 7, 2015

    >Liquidmetal flagship
    >No MT6795
    Doogee, WTF?

  28. ramzy555
    October 7, 2015

    i have used my xiaomi3 for almost 2 years,and it’s time to change it.Ordered doogee f5 from tinydeal last week and excited waiting for its arrival.

  29. ramzy555
    October 7, 2015

    i have used my xiaomi3 for almost 2 years,and it’s time to change it.Ordered doogee f5 from tinydeal last week and excited waiting for its arrival.

  30. Tomy006
    April 20, 2016

    What’s the price now? If you like the mid-range phone, oukitel k6000 pro Usd 149.99: http://goo.gl/BAozHg

  31. Thomas David
    May 11, 2016

    I recently brought a Doogee T6 with the 6250 mAH battery and I had nothing but problems from the start, calls would drop out all the time for no reason, callers could not hear me most of the time and i could hardly hear them, the phone’s touch sensitive response was terrible and sometimes I had to press the phone so hard to get a response. After 3 days I opted to return the phone as faulty and defective. I will not even consider this brand in the future as it has been a nightmare from the start.
    This was a huge dissapointment for me as I had high expectations for this phone after spending a great deal of time reading reviews and watching videos.

  32. Thomas David
    May 11, 2016

    I recently brought a Doogee T6 with the 6250 mAH battery and I had nothing but problems from the start, calls would drop out all the time for no reason, callers could not hear me most of the time and i could hardly hear them, the phone’s touch sensitive response was terrible and sometimes I had to press the phone so hard to get a response. After 3 days I opted to return the phone as faulty and defective. I will not even consider this brand in the future as it has been a nightmare from the start.
    This was a huge dissapointment for me as I had high expectations for this phone after spending a great deal of time reading reviews and watching videos.

  33. Lennald
    May 24, 2016

    The Doogee F5 is a good smartphone with budget price, but I love my Bluboo xtouch better. Here I found a comparison video for Bluboo xtouch and Doogee F5, hope it is useful for you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDtA1MoIYGw

  34. Lennald
    May 24, 2016

    The Doogee F5 is a good smartphone with budget price, but I love my Bluboo xtouch better. Here I found a comparison video for Bluboo xtouch and Doogee F5, hope it is useful for you.