Doogee X5 taking over Russian market


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Russian phone buyers apparently cannot get enough of the Doogee X5, with the company shipping 20,000 units every month!

If you have ever wondered how Doogee manage to keep making money, then the answer might just lie in Russia. Apparently the phone maker is seeing huge success in Russia with their budget Doogee X5 model with an estimated 20,000 units of the phone sold each month.

If you can’t quite place the Doogee X5, it is a 5-inch phone with a design not dissimilar to the Xiaomi Mi Note, but made of plastic and available in a range of bright colour options. The X5 is aimed at customers on a a budget and specs are modes with just 1GB RAM, 8GB memory, and 5 mega-pixel main camera.

Pricing of the Doogee X5 in Russia is 1999RUB which is only $30, while other buyers around the world need to pay around $60 for the phone.

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25 Comments

  1. murray
    December 16, 2015

    We are using the x5 as work phone /pda and they are extremely good for price. The biggest surprise was the GPS that’s faster and more accurate than my oneplus-one. We get them from. Amazon £47 delivered with case.

  2. yalok
    December 16, 2015

    On photos it’s Ukraine!!! 1 hrivnya is 3 rubles! As somebody who can read english, you can notice the big letters somedomain.ua on the tram. .ua is for Ukraine.

    • balcobomber25
      December 16, 2015

      All .UA tells you is the website is registered in the Ukraine, it could be a website for anywhere in the world that’s just were the domain is registered. But those photo’s are from the Ukraine as Citrus and Ringo are Ukrainian companies.

      • yalok
        December 16, 2015

        Don’t know about the companies, but considering Russia and Ukraine relationship, a tram in Russia would never have a domain name ending with .UA written all over it. For me it was obvious because of the price indicated in Грн (hrivnia) and not Руб (rubles).

        • balcobomber25
          December 18, 2015

          My only point was you can’t base it just on the domain name (.ua). Nothing more nothing less.

          • yalok
            December 18, 2015

            Well, I didn’t.

            • balcobomber25
              December 18, 2015

              I am not even sure what you are trying “to be right about” here.

            • yalok
              December 18, 2015

              I know what a domain and software is, I’m Unix systems engineer with 9 years of experience. I didn’t just say about .UA domain, I specified that’s it’s written on a tram from the beginning. I don’t believe you’ll ever find another country (other than Ukraine) with trams being dressed in such domains.

            • balcobomber25
              December 18, 2015

              Again your arguing against yourself here. Let me know when you finish.

            • yalok
              December 18, 2015

              Sorry that you see it that way, I just tried to make things more clear as you seemed to be confused what I try to say.

            • balcobomber25
              December 18, 2015

              I wasn’t confused at all. I was pointing out a simple fact and then you went off on a tangent about lord knows what.

    • MattD
      December 16, 2015

      Master Putin says Ukraine is actually part of Mother Russia… I can’t blame Gizchina for not wanting to upset The Man Who Rides Grizzlies Just For Fun… He could just nuke China’s main oems on a whim just to take revenge on us! D:

  3. inquirercet
    December 16, 2015

    Maybe it’s being used as burner phones for various Russian gang activities… Here.. Just kidding…

  4. balcobomber25
    December 16, 2015

    Proof that a sucker is born every minute….

  5. trolleyfan
    December 16, 2015

    Even though there is clearly a mistake in the article and the photos are made in Ukraine, I really paid only $30 for this phone on JD when they were selling it with a huge discount. I don’t really need it, just could not resist that price.. gonna play with it and sell for $50. 🙂

  6. MattD
    December 16, 2015

    In Mother Russia, real men buy doogee’s phones, so they have something to shoot at while training with ak47s, granates and bazookas!

    • Hellvetta
      December 17, 2015

      In Mother Russia, friend, real men buy doogee’s phones as fuel for nuclear power station, and, of course, as food for the bears, which they drink vodka.

  7. WOOHer
    December 16, 2015

    Where did you find such a price. I’m from Rissia and bought it at jd.com for the full price.

  8. Hellvetta
    December 17, 2015

    it’s in Ukraine. 1999 grn ~ 5962 rubles ~ 84.80 USD. Overpriced for X5, imo.

    • trolleyfan
      December 17, 2015

      I guess they provide local warranty.

      • Hellvetta
        December 17, 2015

        Sure, they only provide local greed.

  9. Kastorian
    December 17, 2015

    It’s Ukraine! Not Russia!!! 1999 UAH is ≈ 84 USD!

  10. Volodymyr Zaichenko
    December 17, 2015

    если бы Doogee X5 у нас продавался по $30, мы бы вам его назад продавали по $50)

  11. Natalia Z.
    December 17, 2015

    It’s Ukraine! Not Russia!!!

  12. Птица
    December 18, 2015

    I’m sorry guys. But this is Ukraine – not Russia