Doogee says its F3 Pro camera beats the iPhone 6 camera; what do you think?


How good is the Doogee F3 Pro? It’s so good that it not only competes with, but also beats the iPhone 6 in photography — if you ask Doogee, that is.

Doogee has supplied a few photos (see them below) that allow you to see the company’s advantages with its 13MP rear shooter over the 8MP rear shooter of the iPhone 6. In the first photo with pencils and paper, the F3 Pro provides more lighting than that of the iPhone 6, but whether or not the colors are accurate for the pink color pencil in the photo or the orange paper, for example is a matter of guess. What we can say, however, is that the F3 Pro does let in more of the photo, showing the advantage of larger-megapixel cameras. Even 1MP makes a difference: the iPhone 6 photo doesn’t show fully the black color pencil, but the F3 Pro shows not only the black color pencil at the top right but also additional color paper sheets at the top of the photo.

Photo 3 shows a building window, but again, the Doogee F3 Pro shows more of the entrance of the building than the iPhone 6 photo does, while the iPhone 6 makes the window swallow the entire scene such that the building entrance is hardly detected (see bottom of photos). In photo #4, with the “Doogee” sign on the wall, the iPhone 6 weakness in low-light is noticeable: you can hardly see the lighting above the sign, while the F3 Pro not only shows the lighting (though it’s still not lit well enough) but also more of the scene. Feel free to come to your own conclusions about the F3 Pro.

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Doogee wants you to see the F3 Pro as a serious contender, but we’re not really sure that the F3 Pro wants to win any photography contests; after all, the iPhone 6 is a year old now, and beating a year-old phone isn’t much of an achievement. Both the iPhone 6 and the Doogee F3 Pro use f/2.2 apertures, but the F3 Pro does seem to have its advantages here. The F3 Pro is also cheaper than the iPhone 6 (three times cheaper, that is), so it wins the price battle easily.

At the same time, however, Doogee sends the message with the F3 Pro vs. iPhone 6 shootout that its smartphone is better than the 2014 iPhone. That’s neither surprising nor significant, unfortunately. We really want to see the Doogee F3 Pro go up against Apple’s 2015 iPhone 6s. If the F3 Pro blows the iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus out of the water, that’ll be something to get tech enthusiasts drooling.

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31 Comments

  1. Freeje
    October 16, 2015

    Dodgy photos?

  2. luca
    October 16, 2015

    so you think, showing only small “thumbnails” instead of the raw images will be enough for judging quality? not really…

  3. Young
    October 16, 2015

    The camera really tried. Just that this phone is hard to find.

  4. Cpaun
    October 16, 2015

    I say we need to see full size photos.

  5. Steve B
    October 16, 2015

    not sure of the indicated correlation between sensor MP and image view captured. Thought that was more to do with lens aspect, distance to sensor and physical sensor size. Low MP front selfie cameras capture a lot more than rear cam as usually ultra-wide angle lens is used.

  6. ST Ammo
    October 16, 2015

    Interesting statement. Even in small samples it’s seen that iPh6 is better (pencile photo, wall-E photo, TOL building photo). I won’t say that F3 Pro camera beats iPh6 camera, I’d say that it’s not far from it.

  7. Vlada
    October 16, 2015

    I’m really interested in this phone. If it is on par with iP6’s HW, I’ll absolutely happy. I don’t expect that a $150 phone can beat a $800 phone (eve if it’s overpriced).

    But I’ll wait for a good review before I would buy it. It’s not available anyway. The final
    specifications are known for a long time, e-shops offer it for presale for more then 2 months. But it’s still not out.

    • Dante
      October 16, 2015

      Didnt you buy a Zopo?

      • Vlada
        October 18, 2015

        Yes, I did. But they didn’t send it for 2 weeks and after asking the seller what is going on, they said that they don’t have it in stock and they have no idea when it comes. So I cancelled my order a decided to wait for OnePlus X (mini), Doogee F3 or other similar phone. Than compare them a decide which one to get.

        • Dante
          October 19, 2015

          Oneplus x will be better at Every aspect

          • Vlada
            October 19, 2015

            Yes, I think so. But it’s not clear if it will have SD slot and European LTE frequencies. These are key features for me.

  8. Tajwar
    October 16, 2015

    I won’t be convinced until I see some reviews

    • Muhammad Yasir
      October 16, 2015

      no one is 😀

      p.s i wonder why Yash is taking an ETERNITY to review this little guy !

      • Tajwar
        October 16, 2015

        Me too…..

  9. October 16, 2015

    Only thing I can say is that the Doogee camera lens lets in more light than the iPhone 6 camera. That is if the photos aren’t photoshopped.

  10. Guest
    October 16, 2015

    Dodgy photos?

  11. Guest
    October 16, 2015

    so you think, showing only small “thumbnails” instead of the raw images will be enough for judging quality? not really…

  12. Young
    October 16, 2015

    The camera really tried. Just that this phone is hard to find.

  13. Cpaun
    October 16, 2015

    I say we need to see full size photos.

  14. Steve B
    October 16, 2015

    not sure of the indicated correlation between sensor MP and image view captured. Thought that was more to do with lens aspect, distance to sensor and physical sensor size. Low MP front selfie cameras capture a lot more than rear cam as usually ultra-wide angle lens is used.

  15. ST Ammo
    October 16, 2015

    Interesting statement. Even in small samples it’s seen that iPh6 is better (pencile photo, wall-E photo, TOL building photo). I won’t say that F3 Pro camera beats iPh6 camera, I’d say that it’s not far from it.

  16. Vlada
    October 16, 2015

    I’m really interested in this phone. If it is on par with iP6’s HW, I’ll absolutely happy. I don’t expect that a $150 phone can beat a $800 phone (eve if it’s overpriced).

    But I’ll wait for a good review before I would buy it. It’s not available anyway. The final
    specifications are known for a long time, e-shops offer it for presale for more then 2 months. But it’s still not out.

    • Dante
      October 16, 2015

      Didnt you buy a Zopo?

    • Vlada
      October 18, 2015

      Yes, I did. But they didn’t send it for 2 weeks and after asking the seller what is going on, they said that they don’t have it in stock and they have no idea when it comes. So I cancelled my order a decided to wait for OnePlus X (mini), Doogee F3 or other similar phone. Than compare them a decide which one to get.

    • Dante
      October 19, 2015

      Oneplus x will be better at Every aspect

    • Vlada
      October 19, 2015

      Yes, I think so. But it’s not clear if it will have SD slot and European LTE frequencies. These are key features for me.

  17. Tajwar
    October 16, 2015

    I won’t be convinced until I see some reviews

    • Guest
      October 16, 2015

      no one is 😀

      p.s i wonder why Yash is taking an ETERNITY to review this little guy !

  18. MaxPower
    October 16, 2015

    TOL crosswalk pucture:
    the pictures haven’t been taken at the same time
    (look at the tree’s shadow)
    besides, the doogee ones looks more noisy.

    Last picture (night time):
    the iPhone one looks more natural than the dooges one (the building looks like it’s glowing like a lamp!)

  19. Michael Ogbonnaya
    October 16, 2015

    Only thing I can say is that the Doogee camera lens lets in more light than the iPhone 6 camera. That is if the photos aren’t photoshopped.

  20. MaxPower
    October 16, 2015

    TOL crosswalk pucture:
    the pictures haven’t been taken at the same time
    (look at the tree’s shadow)
    besides, the doogee ones looks more noisy.

    Last picture (night time):
    the iPhone one looks more natural than the dooges one (the building looks like it’s glowing like a lamp!)