Doogee compare PDAF on the Doogee F3 to major rivals


doogee f3 pdaf

Doogee have been ensuring that we all know the Doogee F3 will sport a Samsung 3M2 sensor, with PDAF, but what are the benefits of such a camera?

PDAF or Phase Detection Auto Focus, is a feature that many new phones are coming with, but still a lot of customers aren’t really sure what benefit the feature gives when taking photos.

If you want to get complicated and go in to all the details this link will help you with all the features of PDAF, but what it means for us is super fast auto focus. Not just fast though but accurate as well. PDAF is very well suited to smartphone camera as they are often used for those on the spot, unexpected photo ops.

As a comparison Doogee have shot a video comparing the autofocus time of their Doogee F3 with Samsung S5K3M2XXM3 sensor (the same seniors as the Vivo X5 Pro, Oppo R7 and Nubia Prague) to the focus speed of the iPhone 6, Huawei P8 and Meizu (the phone is labeled as an MX4 but we believe it is an MX5).

Doogee claims that the F3 focus can be as fast as 0.1 seconds making the 13 mega-pixel shooter on the phone perfect for last minute photos and action photography. Doogee will be launching the F3 later in the month with pricing from $149.99 rising to $169.99.

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65 Comments

  1. balcobomber25
    August 20, 2015

    Another week, another Doogee promise. It’s like Elephone with phone announcements. Only neither ever really deliver. Wonder if the two are connected…

    • Muhammad Yasir
      August 20, 2015

      plz be wrong balco … just once …

      • balcobomber25
        August 20, 2015

        I have been wrong before and I admit when I am but doesn’t look like this time…

      • King
        August 20, 2015

        Does this look like Doogee Y100X with a less buggy ROM from a startup?
        http://justswipe.com/elite-swipe/. Sells for Rupees 6000 or $91.

        • Muhammad Yasir
          August 21, 2015

          lol … it does and they used Priyanka to Embelish the phone’s rep 😀 !

          but , i couldnt get the Processor … is it a mt6582 ?

  2. R. Tina
    August 20, 2015

    i ordered a p8000 from elephone.cc,it arrive in only 10days, i’m so lucky

    • ...
      August 20, 2015

      And what does it have to do with this article?

    • balcobomber25
      August 20, 2015

      Was this before or after you went to work at your Elephone desk job?

  3. SPLEND1D
    August 20, 2015

    seems nice to me

  4. RoS
    August 20, 2015

    Loks promising. Still don’t know where to go, for zopo speed or this doogee. I will have to wait for some reviews

    • MattD
      August 20, 2015

      Seriously? “Don’t know” between Zopo and a damn doogee? Really?!

      What else? You “don’t know” between Jack Daniel’s and a discount whiskey made in Taiwan?

      • David
        August 20, 2015

        hahahahahaha lol

      • balcobomber25
        August 20, 2015

        If those were my only two options probably the Taiwan Whiskey, but throw in Jim Beam and we got a different different answer 😉

        • Dante
          August 21, 2015

          Bourbon liker – Eh ?

          (I completely agree with you)

          • Vlada
            August 21, 2015

            I prefer Scotch or Irish whisky. 🙂

            But I also can not decide between these 2 phones. Doogee has very good specifications but I also know that hey can be false. Zopo never lied with specification AFAIK but their phones always had some flaws.

            I found some information that Zopo will release the sources for the Speed 7 and help developers to prepare custom ROMs (I’m interested in CyanogenMod). If there will be a CM ROM for Zopo, that would be a clear winner for me.

            • Dante
              August 21, 2015

              o_0 nice method beginning a conversation
              and i must say – Doogee -bad software,bad build,fake specs,lots of issues bugs and flaws
              Zopo – Mostly bad roms

            • Dante
              August 22, 2015

              Eh stick with more trusty brands – Just tell me your budget and ill find a solution

            • Vlada
              August 23, 2015

              I don’t want to pay much over 200 USD but my problem are the features I want. Phone must be 5″ or better smaller, must have LTE 800 MHz, SD card, compass, good camera and performance.

            • Dante
              August 24, 2015

              Oh it is possible the m2 note (eh No lte 800mhz)
              The p8000! Eh no micro sd dodgy software and some issues
              Umi Iron ! No lte 800 mhz
              phew that is hard

            • Vlada
              August 24, 2015

              I know it is hard. That’s why I’m still waiting to get my next phone.

              I was also considering Lenovo Vibeshot, but it is too expensive and I don’t like Lenovo bloated ROMs. And the cheaper Nubia Z9 Mini doesn’t have LTE 800 MHz.

              But I hope something nice will appear this fall. I’m also looking at Blackview Omega, Bluboo Xtouch and a few others. But I won’t buy any o these phones before reading a good review.

            • Dante
              August 24, 2015

              The k3 note is a safe bet + supports 800 mhz great reviews + used it myself for 2 days – also has a giant rom base

            • Vlada
              August 25, 2015

              Unfortunately it is too big for me. I don’t want anything bigger then 5″. I would prefer 4,5″ or 4,7″ but such phones probably won’t be released.

            • Dante
              August 25, 2015

              There was a rumored jiayu but no… maybe the mi4i…
              Or… Even the much hyped Doogee f3/pro which sounds nice on paper… Maybe doogee has changed ? I held a recent model and it was quite a surprise how well built it was …

            • Vlada
              August 25, 2015

              The mi4i doesn’t have LTE 800 MHz. The F3 (Pro) is one of the phones I’m considering. I currently have a Doogee phone. It isn’t that bad. It has some flaws but basically works fine. But they pissed me off by lying in specifications and I don’t trust them since then.

            • MattD
              August 26, 2015

              “f3 pro” hardly lives on to his name, being the same exactly phone with the only add of an extra 1gb ram…

              Perhaps huawei p7 could be the solution to his problem? Or honor 6, if it drops down the price a little once the honor 7 is official in Europe…

            • Dante
              August 26, 2015

              I actually didnt think about the honor phones – Nice tip bro

          • balcobomber25
            August 21, 2015

            Bourbon and beer is the only alcohol I drink. One in a great moon ill have Gin too but not often.

            • Dante
              August 22, 2015

              Hey apparently there will be a snap 808 mi4i remake called mi4c http://4pda.ru/2015/08/21/239890/

            • balcobomber25
              August 22, 2015

              I saw that I think its going to be more of an updated Mi4i.

            • Dante
              August 23, 2015

              Well we gotta wait till a great moon then

        • MattD
          August 21, 2015

          I’ve never tasted the jim beam (here in italy seems like they don’t import it), so… Sorry, i’m still stuck with mainstream Jack Daniel’s as my favourite whiskey xD

          • balcobomber25
            August 21, 2015

            Nothing wrong with Jack, its a good whiskey.

      • RoS
        August 24, 2015

        Thank you for that reply 😀
        Zopo is nice but I personaly don’t like on screen buttons.
        And I like the wooden cover in doogee.

        • MattD
          August 26, 2015

          Sorry for acting like a sarcastic b*tch… xD
          However, my brother wasn’t sure about onscreen buttons ether, but now he’s more that happy with his lg g2… So maybe it isn’t much of an issue once you actually try them out!

          And… Do you really think that “doogee” sounding like “dodgy” is just a coincidence? I really don’t think so… xD

  5. RoS
    August 24, 2015

    The mtk6753 in this phone is 1.3 or 1.5 ? Different stores claims different data.