Doogee F7 first Helio X20 with 2K force touch!


doogee f7 helio x20 2k phone

If you could pick all the top specs for a phone and create the ultimate wish list device, then I am sure it would end up sounding very much like the purported specifications of the Doogee F7.

Doogee are a well known brand, but not for being innovative or offering the best designs. They aren’t even known for having the latest chipsets, but according to their press release today they will be soon known for all of that and more.

Doogee F7: Worlds first Helio X20 phone?

Doogee claim that they have been working closely with Mediatek and the two companies have created the worlds first production ready Helio X20 phone. The Helio X20 is a 10 core processor and is also known as the MT6797.

doogee f7 helio x20 2k phone

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Claiming to be the first with this much-anticipated chipset would be news enough for most phone makers, but Doogee have gone a little further revealing detailed hardware specifications for the Doogee F7.

doogee f7 helio x20 2k phone

According to the phone maker the Doogee F7 will sport a 5.7-inch 2K display with force touch technology, a 21 mega-pixel Sony IMX230 rear camera, and Android 6.0. All of this will be slipped inside a phone that measures only 7mm thick making it the thinnest 2K, force touch phone on the market.

While it is perfectly possible that Doogee could make a phone with this hardware (they are a large OEM after all) we do find ourselves doubting the information especially considering the retail price for this beast will be just $169.99!

Apparently Doogee will release the Doogee F7 early in 2016. Do you think they will come through? or are these specs to hard to swallow?

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208 Comments

  1. Daniel Golicki
    December 17, 2015

    $169.99 for THIS? 11/10 would buy.

    • Muhammad Yasir
      December 17, 2015

      in a land where pigs could fly , ofcourse …

      • Joel Adames
        December 25, 2015

        in the same land where i’m president hehehe

        • Muhammad Yasir
          December 25, 2015

          😀

  2. Adam Irvine
    December 17, 2015

    Absolutely ZERO chance is this real info…

    • Muhammad Yasir
      December 17, 2015

      exactly … maybe some cannabis junkie is gizchina’s informant/insider ?

      • Adam Irvine
        December 17, 2015

        Haha, you’re probably right there!

    • Xalis
      December 17, 2015

      Of course it isn’t real, hell I doubt $169 as the BOM.

      • Adam Irvine
        December 17, 2015

        The price is one thing, the specs is another, I just can’t see Doogee putting a device out with this spec at all, it would be so… Out of character of them lol

      • balcobomber25
        December 18, 2015

        The BOM for an above speced phone would easy be closer to $200 if not more, depending on the quality of the parts they are using.

  3. Ronnie Katsie
    December 17, 2015

    Doogee F5 project failed, now…..!!! what the meaning of selling it at that price when they are to produce 6 pieces total stock

    • Muhammad Yasir
      December 17, 2015

      i heard f5 wasnt THAT bad as expected ?!

      • Nilzie
        December 18, 2015

        Its not bad, hes just mad he pre ordered a phone which was not released and he had to wait a long time to get it

        • Muhammad Yasir
          December 18, 2015

          lolz

  4. arsalan
    December 17, 2015

    This is my dream phone if it is having dedicated sd card slot.

    • Rob
      December 17, 2015

      And it should also support at least fdd-lte 800-1800-2100-2600 mHz.

  5. .
    December 17, 2015

    By the time it will be released they will change the specs to 6735, qHD display and 1700mah battery

    • mikey
      December 17, 2015

      LOL

  6. han yuksel
    December 17, 2015

    there is no possible way for this price.. it must be presale limited stock price but still..can’t

  7. Levi Smith
    December 17, 2015

    $169.99 might be just for the SoC, rest of the hardware would cost extra. 😀

  8. afghanPower
    December 17, 2015

    There’s no way that’s the price it will go for. Maybe a flash sale for 1 device? Also, I find it hard to believe that Oppo, Xiaomi, etc get Helios x20 after Dogee.

  9. Muhammad Yasir
    December 17, 2015

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA !

    thanks for the laughs Doogee !

    Promising spec set … but a $269 price tag looks more reasonable. we all know you canNOT purchase fucking 2k panels or the latest 10 core cpu or an imx 230 sensor and put em in a phone for that fucking price FOR THAT RETAIL COST ?!

    who on earth are u kidding ?!

    • Tajwar
      December 18, 2015

      Oops Dogee u got Yasir mad

      • Muhammad Yasir
        December 18, 2015

        they should have seen it coming B)

  10. shmox
    December 17, 2015

    Aha i found the error 😀 the battery is built in and has 100mah 😀

    • Joel Adames
      December 25, 2015

      well with those spec’s that’s what the battery life is gonna feel like if it ain’t more than 3500mah :-p

  11. Aeonia
    December 17, 2015

    I have been waiting for this moment for over months now…Release the Helios I say! And if that price is real then the better….

    • MattD
      December 17, 2015

      After reading your comment, now i want so bad a chipset series called “kraken”, so we could order “release the kraken!!!”

      • Tajwar
        December 18, 2015

        I would like one called “oppai”

    • balcobomber25
      December 18, 2015

      Since your bosses at Doogee first told you about it?

      • Aeonia
        December 18, 2015

        Haha..not even close. In case it wasn’t clear for those who can’t read in-between the lines, when i wrote ‘waiting for this moment’ I didn’t exactly mean the Doogee phone, I meant the release of the Helio x20 so get off your high horse..

        • balcobomber25
          December 18, 2015

          You commented about a Doogee phone, what do you expect those of us “on our high horses” to think? If they had a story about a Xiaomi phone and someone commented “Been waiting for this all year”, a logical person who assume he meant the Xiaomi phone. Maybe you should get off your low horse and explain yourself better next time.

  12. Rob
    December 17, 2015

    If you read it carefully they say the ‘worlds first production ready Helio X20 phone’, it says nothing about actually releasing the worlds first X20 phone. Doubt we’ll see this till the summer and even then not at anything near the claimed price. If this had a 6″ display even I might have been tempted into buying a Doogee phone, thank god it doesn’t!

    • Joel Adames
      December 25, 2015

      well i do hope deep in my gut they prove us all wrong and deliver on their promises,,, except the price… i couldn’t sleep peacefull hoping my phone will make it until the next morning beeing suspicious it will die of poor parts.

  13. Simion Florin
    December 17, 2015

    Doogee has good jokes… 🙂

  14. Dis
    December 17, 2015

    The first image has no physical button then the second does. What a load of shite this is.

  15. MattD
    December 17, 2015

    If one thing is for sure, it’s that on everyone’s “ultimate wish list” the first voice on the list is “no from doogee”, so… You know… :-/

    Speaking of the list: how about an open thread about an actual “ultimate wish list”? There’s plenty of employee from many chinese companies who promote their products here in the comment section, maybe we readers could come up with some interesting ideas about a nice phone the employees could suggest about…

    • MaxPower
      December 17, 2015

      they won’t like the “plz be cheaaap!!”
      at the beginning of the list 😉

      • MattD
        December 17, 2015

        Not just the beginning, it will be like:
        1-not doogee
        2-be cheap
        3-no black borders
        4-be cheap
        5-front speakers
        6-be cheap
        7-big battery
        8-be cheap
        9-ir sensor
        10-be cheap
        ….
        1997-be cheap
        1998-be cheap
        1999-be cheap
        2000-be CHEAPER

        • iKosh
          December 18, 2015

          Dual SIM? SD card slot?

          • MattD
            December 18, 2015

            Those would be somewhere between the 10th and the 1997th position, don’t worry 😀

        • balcobomber25
          December 18, 2015

          What about “not cost lot”? I see that one too.

          • MattD
            December 18, 2015

            You know, i really like to negoziate, so I’m like “1$”, they’re like “800$”, and at last we meet halfway at 5$ ?

    • Andy Chan
      December 19, 2015

      well, it won’t hurt to make a poll of what people want. companies can have a hint of what most people want

  16. MitsosDaBest
    December 17, 2015

    The bugs, the lags and the bloatware of the ROM, are included in the price? =P =D

    This is very low priced and it’s very weird…

    • Xalis
      December 17, 2015

      Well Doogee maybe use cheap parts on their phones but their software is really clean and functional.

      • MitsosDaBest
        December 17, 2015

        Yes, but it’s Android 6 and maybe it will be very buggy at the first Chinese models and it will get no Updates… That’s what happened with the most Chinese phones and Lollipop (5.0)… =(

        • Stavros G
          December 17, 2015

          u re not right. most took updates and Lollipop 5.x was stable

          • Tajwar
            December 18, 2015

            Nah it wasn’t at all.

        • balcobomber25
          December 18, 2015

          Lollipop 5.0 itself was a very bug version of Android, even Google’s own Nexus line was a train wreck on 5.0. My Nexus 4 and 7 were virtually unusable after upgrading. Most Chinese phones from reputable companies were updated to 5.1. The key word there is reputable.

    • Christos - Greece
      December 17, 2015

      Μονο ΑΕΚ τιποτε αλλο

      • Stavros G
        December 17, 2015

        alfa romeo μονο ρε!

        • Minos2014
          December 17, 2015

          Είσαι ανθέλληνας!

          • Stavros G
            December 17, 2015

            Ας φτιαχτεί ελληνικής παραγωγής (αξιοπρεπές) αυτοκίνητο και τ αγοράζω πρώτος πρώτος

            • Minos2014
              December 17, 2015

              Κορρές project.. :p

            • Stavros G
              December 17, 2015

              το χω δει αυτό, όπως κι άλλα ελληνικά , αλλά εννοούσα κάτι για πόλη κυρίως :p

            • Minos2014
              December 17, 2015

              Για ελληνική πόλη είναι ότι πρέπει.. 😀

            • Stavros G
              December 18, 2015

              χαχαχαχχααχ κοιτα αν σκεφτεις οτι μπορεις να το παρκάρεις πάνω σε άλλο αμάξι, ναι

            • Minos2014
              December 17, 2015
    • Stavros G
      December 17, 2015

      οι ρομ της doogee ειν μια χαρά

  17. Steve B
    December 17, 2015

    Would be interesting if someone could chart the price drop to technology increases over the past few years. By end first quarter next year this could be entirely reasonable. On the camera front Sony has a raft of new sensors out, so even a high spec older model could now be feasible for the like of Doogee. It seems some of the (camera) sensors developed never even make it in to a phone (especially from say OV), which is a shame.

    • Joel Adames
      December 25, 2015

      gionee took advantage of that with the 23.4 OV camera on their Elife E8 that what i got on my Blu.

  18. Joel Adames
    December 17, 2015

    would be great !!! but i will make my self think i read $ 269.99 instead so no to get to depress with the real final price IF, AND A BIG IF, It ever comes to reality with those same spec’s. hope for world bands and sd-card reader and good sound.

  19. Daniel Golicki
    December 17, 2015

    $169.99 for THIS? 11/10 would buy.

    • Guest
      December 17, 2015

      in a land where pigs could fly , ofcourse …

    • Joel Adames
      December 25, 2015

      in the same land where i’m president hehehe

    • Guest
      December 25, 2015

      😀

  20. Adam Irvine
    December 17, 2015

    Absolutely ZERO chance this info is real…

    • Guest
      December 17, 2015

      exactly … maybe some cannabis junkie is gizchina’s informant/insider ?

    • Adam Irvine
      December 17, 2015

      Haha, you’re probably right there!

    • Guest
      December 17, 2015

      Of course it isn’t real, hell I doubt $169 as the BOM.

    • Adam Irvine
      December 17, 2015

      The price is one thing, the specs is another, I just can’t see Doogee putting a device out with this spec at all, it would be so… Out of character of them lol

    • balcobomber25
      December 18, 2015

      The BOM for an above speced phone would easy be closer to $200 if not more, depending on the quality of the parts they are using.

  21. Ronnie Katsie
    December 17, 2015

    Doogee F5 project failed, now…..!!! what the meaning of selling it at that price when they are to produce 6 pieces total stock

    • Guest
      December 17, 2015

      i heard f5 wasnt THAT bad as expected ?!

    • Nilzie
      December 18, 2015

      Its not bad, hes just mad he pre ordered a phone which was not released and he had to wait a long time to get it

    • Guest
      December 18, 2015

      lolz

  22. arsalan
    December 17, 2015

    This is my dream phone if it is having dedicated sd card slot.

    • Rob
      December 17, 2015

      And it should also support at least fdd-lte 800-1800-2100-2600 mHz.

  23. Guest
    December 17, 2015

    By the time it will be released they will change the specs to 6735, qHD display and 1700mah battery

    • mikey
      December 17, 2015

      LOL

  24. han yuksel
    December 17, 2015

    there is no possible way for this price.. it must be presale limited stock price but still..can’t

  25. DarthBatman
    December 17, 2015

    $169.99 might be just for the SoC, rest of the hardware would cost extra. 😀

  26. afghanPower
    December 17, 2015

    There’s no way that’s the price it will go for. Maybe a flash sale for 1 device? Also, I find it hard to believe that Oppo, Xiaomi, etc get Helios x20 after Dogee.

  27. Guest
    December 17, 2015

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA !

    thanks for the laughs Doogee !

    Promising spec set … but a $269 price tag looks more reasonable. we all know you canNOT purchase fucking 2k panels or the latest 10 core cpu or an imx 230 sensor and put em in a phone for that fucking price FOR THAT RETAIL COST ?!

    who on earth are u kidding ?!

    • Tajwar
      December 18, 2015

      Oops Dogee u got Yasir mad

    • Guest
      December 18, 2015

      they should have seen it coming B)

  28. Guest
    December 17, 2015

    Aha i found the error 😀 the battery is built in and has 100mah 😀

    • Joel Adames
      December 25, 2015

      well with those spec’s that’s what the battery life is gonna feel like if it ain’t more than 3500mah :-p

  29. Boni M.
    December 17, 2015

    I have been waiting for this moment for over months now…Release the Helios I say! And if that price is real then the better….

    • MattD
      December 17, 2015

      After reading your comment, now i want so bad a chipset series called “kraken”, so we could order “release the kraken!!!”

    • balcobomber25
      December 18, 2015

      Since your bosses at Doogee first told you about it?

    • Tajwar
      December 18, 2015

      I would like one called “oppai”

    • Boni M.
      December 18, 2015

      Haha..not even close. In case it wasn’t clear for those who can’t read in-between the lines, when i wrote ‘waiting for this moment’ I didn’t exactly mean the Doogee phone, I meant the release of the Helio x20 so get off your high horse..

    • balcobomber25
      December 18, 2015

      You commented about a Doogee phone, what do you expect those of us “on our high horses” to think? If they had a story about a Xiaomi phone and someone commented “Been waiting for this all year”, a logical person who assume he meant the Xiaomi phone. Maybe you should get off your low horse and explain yourself better next time.

  30. Rob
    December 17, 2015

    If you read it carefully they say the ‘worlds first production ready Helio X20 phone’, it says nothing about actually releasing the worlds first X20 phone. Doubt we’ll see this till the summer and even then not at anything near the claimed price. If this had a 6″ display even I might have been tempted into buying a Doogee phone, thank god it doesn’t!

    • Joel Adames
      December 25, 2015

      well i do hope deep in my gut they prove us all wrong and deliver on their promises,,, except the price… i couldn’t sleep peacefull hoping my phone will make it until the next morning beeing suspicious it will die of poor parts.

  31. Simion Florin
    December 17, 2015

    Doogee has good jokes… 🙂

  32. Dis
    December 17, 2015

    The first image has no physical button then the second does. What a load of shite this is.

  33. Aneyn
    December 17, 2015

    I write “Dooge”, read “dogy”. I can’t make another comment about this company.

  34. balcobomber25
    December 17, 2015

    I am gonna go out on a limb and say this is typical Doogee, it will either be delayed, never come out or the specs are faked.

    • Yeti hand
      December 17, 2015

      clap clap clap

    • Tajwar
      December 18, 2015

      Hat’s off

  35. MattD
    December 17, 2015

    If one thing is for sure, it’s that on everyone’s “ultimate wish list” the first voice on the list is “no from doogee”, so… You know… :-/

    Speaking of the list: how about an open thread about an actual “ultimate wish list”? There’s plenty of employee from many chinese companies who promote their products here in the comment section, maybe we readers could come up with some interesting ideas about a nice phone the employees could suggest about…

    • MaxPower
      December 17, 2015

      they won’t like the “plz be cheaaap!!”
      at the beginning of the list 😉

    • MattD
      December 17, 2015

      Not just the beginning, it will be like:
      1-not doogee
      2-be cheap
      3-no black borders
      4-be cheap
      5-front speakers
      6-be cheap
      7-big battery
      8-be cheap
      9-ir sensor
      10-be cheap
      ….
      1997-be cheap
      1998-be cheap
      1999-be cheap
      2000-be CHEAPER

    • iKosh
      December 18, 2015

      Dual SIM? SD card slot?

    • MattD
      December 18, 2015

      Those would be somewhere between the 10th and the 1997th position, don’t worry 😀

    • balcobomber25
      December 18, 2015

      What about “not cost lot”? I see that one too.

    • MattD
      December 18, 2015

      You know, i really like to negoziate, so I’m like “1$”, they’re like “800$”, and at last we meet halfway at 5$ 😁

    • Andy Chan
      December 19, 2015

      well, it won’t hurt to make a poll of what people want. companies can have a hint of what most people want

  36. Ebeyninki
    December 17, 2015

    $169.99! This is the news which Muhammad Yasir waits 🙂 But even Yasir did not belive it :))

    • Muhammad Yasir
      December 18, 2015

      even a blind man would sense it when doogee pull a publicity stunt like that 😀

  37. RuR
    December 17, 2015

    170$ is way too chip for this specs.

  38. MitsosDaBest
    December 17, 2015

    The bugs, the lags and the bloatware of the ROM, are included in the price? =P =D

    This is very low priced and it’s very weird…

    • Guest
      December 17, 2015

      Well Doogee maybe use cheap parts on their phones but their software is really clean and functional.

    • Christos - Patra
      December 17, 2015

      Μονο ΑΕΚ τιποτε αλλο

    • Stavros G
      December 17, 2015

      alfa romeo μονο ρε!

    • Stavros G
      December 17, 2015

      οι ρομ της doogee ειν μια χαρά

    • MitsosDaBest
      December 17, 2015

      Yes, but it’s Android 6 and maybe it will be very buggy at the first Chinese models and it will get no Updates… That’s what happened with the most Chinese phones and Lollipop (5.0)… =(

    • Minos2014
      December 18, 2015

      Είσαι ανθέλληνας!

    • Stavros G
      December 18, 2015

      Ας φτιαχτεί ελληνικής παραγωγής (αξιοπρεπές) αυτοκίνητο και τ αγοράζω πρώτος πρώτος

    • Stavros G
      December 18, 2015

      u re not right. most took updates and Lollipop 5.x was stable

    • Minos2014
      December 18, 2015

      Κορρές project.. :p

    • Minos2014
      December 18, 2015
    • Stavros G
      December 18, 2015

      το χω δει αυτό, όπως κι άλλα ελληνικά , αλλά εννοούσα κάτι για πόλη κυρίως :p

    • Minos2014
      December 18, 2015

      Για ελληνική πόλη είναι ότι πρέπει.. 😀

    • Stavros G
      December 18, 2015

      χαχαχαχχααχ κοιτα αν σκεφτεις οτι μπορεις να το παρκάρεις πάνω σε άλλο αμάξι, ναι

    • balcobomber25
      December 18, 2015

      Lollipop 5.0 itself was a very bug version of Android, even Google’s own Nexus line was a train wreck on 5.0. My Nexus 4 and 7 were virtually unusable after upgrading. Most Chinese phones from reputable companies were updated to 5.1. The key word there is reputable.

    • Tajwar
      December 18, 2015

      Nah it wasn’t at all.

  39. Steve B
    December 17, 2015

    Would be interesting if someone could chart the price drop to technology increases over the past few years. By end first quarter next year this could be entirely reasonable. On the camera front Sony has a raft of new sensors out, so even a high spec older model could now be feasible for the like of Doogee. It seems some of the (camera) sensors developed never even make it in to a phone (especially from say OV), which is a shame.

    • Joel Adames
      December 25, 2015

      gionee took advantage of that with the 23.4 OV camera on their Elife E8 that what i got on my Blu.

  40. Joel Adames
    December 17, 2015

    would be great !!! but i will make my self think i read $ 269.99 instead so no to get to depress with the real final price IF, AND A BIG IF, It ever comes to reality with those same spec’s. hope for world bands and sd-card reader and good sound.

  41. Paul Sleight
    December 17, 2015

    I’ve just got the F3 pro, and I have to say it’s pretty good. Just my opinion of course, but it’s doing everything I expected of it.
    It was a long wait for Doogee to produce it, but that’s my only real criticism. The Voice Assistant is rather hit and miss, nice gimmick.
    Build quality is excellent, no bloatware, battery ok for a slim device. I would like to think I am realistic about my expectations – I don’t expect a $150 phone to be quite as good as a $600 phone from Huawei/Samsung, or a $1000 iPhone! And to be honest, they all have their problems.
    So when I’m tired of this one in a few months, the F7 might be just the right replacement!
    From my experience it would be worth considering even at $270. If it really does go on sale for $170 I would be in!

    • Nanay
      December 17, 2015

      even Chinese consider the price of iPhone 6 is $1000 in China, so it showed us you are a Chinese, maybe work for DOOGEE 🙂

      • Paul Sleight
        December 18, 2015

        Ha! Nope, I’m an English builder.
        No connection to Doogee except this F3 pro, which I bought with my own money and I have not received any incentives from Doogee or anyone else.
        I am just impressed with the phone.
        Other members of my family have iPhone 6s and Samsung models, so I can make comparisons with the Chinese phones that I buy.

        • Ivan
          December 18, 2015

          People find all these superlatives strange, knowing how bad a Doogee phone “sounds” to most even remotely informed members of the community. But after your explanation, that’s not too unbelievable, since you have not owned a good Chinese device. Not sure about Oukitel, but it is a new brand and I still don’t trust it.

          • Paul Sleight
            December 18, 2015

            I found the U8 pretty good, but the soc was advertised before launch as a 1.5ghz octacore mt6735. It was actually shipped with mt6735 p 1.3ghz quad-core the chip. That left it too slow to stream video smoothly, which is one of my main uses. The sound quality is poor as well.
            As I wanted a 5″fhd screen phone, I decided to go for the F3 pro.
            Again the sound from the rear speaker isn’t great, but I tend to use headphones or bluetooth speakers anyway, so no big deal.
            Worth noting that oukitel is part of the same group as Doogee.

        • Ivan
          December 18, 2015

          What I meant is that the progress in last years is so big that even bad brands seem to have acceptable quality when you haven’t tried some of the better phones from bigger Chinese brands.

        • Nilzie
          March 16, 2016

          Hows the battery life? Read that it ranged from OK to bad.

          • Paul Sleight
            March 16, 2016

            I’ve found the battery to be as good as one would expect. Lasts me all day from about 7am to 11pm with wifi and bluetooth always on, not always connected. I did find a rogue app that was draining it unnecessarily and uninstalled it, can’t remember what it was now..
            All in all its been one of the best phones I’ve had. Just broke the screen this week which seems to be something I’m really good at! Not Doogees fault, it’s stood up to some pretty harsh conditions!

      • Paul Sleight
        December 18, 2015

        Iphone 6 is around £600 in the UK, so $1000 is a rough conversion.
        And if Doogee is reading this and want to offer me a job in return for the new phone I would be very happy to accept!

    • balcobomber25
      December 18, 2015

      Out of curiosity what other Chinese phones have you owned?

      • Paul Sleight
        December 18, 2015

        Amongst others – worst was a fake lenovo p780T, but that wasn’t THAT bad, battery lasted several days of “normal for me” use. IK8 watch phone, Mlais m52, ; most recent was Oukitel u8 along with the Oukitel a28 watch, and a Pipo tablet with phone capabilities.
        Since 1990 I’ve had Nokia of various kinds, then moved onto SPV when the first smartphones became available, on to the top end HTC models because I was paying a small fortune on line rental and got a new one every 12 months, then saw the light, went for the cheapest sim deals and got a bit of Nexus 4. (also a Nexus 7). Then I started looking at Chinese phones….
        I’m not an expert, but I do a lot of research before I buy each one!

        • balcobomber25
          December 18, 2015

          So you have never owned a Xiaomi, Huawei, One Plus, Vivo, Oppo, Lenovo or Meizu?

          • Paul Sleight
            December 18, 2015

            … I’m in Muhammad Yasir’s camp on this… gotta be cheap!
            I haven’t bought any of the leading brands because I’ve been reluctant to risk that much money. Also, so far, none have produced a phone that I absolutely want regardless of price. Huawei have been close, as have Vivo. Each time I buy a new phone, I see it as stop-gap before someone makes “the One”. Maybe 2016 will be a good year for top end Chinese phones..

            • balcobomber25
              December 18, 2015

              The only reason I was asking was because if you use one of them you will see the difference in quality between them and brands like Doogee.

            • Paul Sleight
              December 18, 2015

              I am sure they are better quality, but I also think that Doogee have upped their game. It would be difficult for me to say what about the iPhone 6(for example) is better than the F3. OS aside, in terms of build quality I am more than happy. I would like to have a gyroscope sensor in my next phone, that’s something cheap Chinese phones always seem to lack.

          • Paul Sleight
            December 18, 2015

            Let’s have your phone ownership list of then…

            • balcobomber25
              December 18, 2015

              We could be here all day if I listed every phone I owned but here is my phones but here is small sample of phones I have owned. I am lucky enough that my former company gave me $600 a year for a work phone, which I split up into a new work phone every 6 months. But here is my partial list:

              Meizu MX5
              Xiaomi Mi4
              Xiaomi Mi3
              Vivo xShot
              Gionee E7
              Gionee S5.5
              iOcean X8
              Kingzone K1 Turbo
              Xiaomi Mi2s
              Oppo Find
              ZTE Nubia Z7
              Huaweii P6

            • Muhammad Yasir
              December 18, 2015

              thats a DAMN impressive line up !
              man , i wish my job also gives my that kinda allowance for a work phone! (ofcourse , i’ll do more that just ‘work’ on that 😀 )

            • balcobomber25
              December 18, 2015

              Haha thats only about a 1/4th of the phones Ive owned. I also spent a lot of my own money on phones just because I was curios to try them out. My friends love me because they always get slightly used brand new phones for free.

              But now that I am no longer single I can’t spend like that anymore lol. And my work phones are no Lumia’s because I work for Msoft.

            • Muhammad Yasir
              December 19, 2015

              awww … not hating upon lumias (some have v.good cams i hear) but im not v.fond of windows as a handheld OS .

              nice to know you work for Msoft … if you don’t mind me asking , whats your designation ?

            • balcobomber25
              December 19, 2015

              I don’t mind Windows OS for work, it’s actually a bit easier especially for presentations. I wouldn’t want to use it for my personal phone though because of the lack of apps. I work PR for Microsoft.

            • Muhammad Yasir
              December 19, 2015

              nice !

            • Paul Sleight
              December 18, 2015

              Nice list!
              Had the kingzone k1 turbo until I crushed it!

            • Muhammad Yasir
              December 18, 2015

              you do NOT want Balco to answer that , trust me 🙂

    • Muhammad Yasir
      December 18, 2015

      long time no see , where have you been ?!

      • Paul Sleight
        December 18, 2015

        Once again… lurking in the shadows!
        There hasn’t been much around to get me excited enough to comment on.
        Nice to see you still here old friend

        • Muhammad Yasir
          December 19, 2015

          likewise 🙂

  42. Guest
    December 17, 2015

    I write “Dooge”, read “dogy”. I can’t make another comment about this company.

  43. balcobomber25
    December 17, 2015

    I am gonna go out on a limb and say this is typical Doogee, it will either be delayed, never come out or the specs are faked.

    • Yeti hand
      December 17, 2015

      clap clap clap

    • Tajwar
      December 18, 2015

      Hat’s off

  44. Guest
    December 17, 2015

    $169.99! This is the news which Muhammad Yasir waits 🙂 But even Yasir did not belive it :))

    • Guest
      December 18, 2015

      even a blind man would sense it when doogee pull a publicity stunt like that 😀

  45. RuR
    December 17, 2015

    170$ is way too chip for this specs.

  46. Paul Sleight
    December 17, 2015

    I’ve just got the F3 pro, and I have to say it’s pretty good. Just my opinion of course, but it’s doing everything I expected of it.
    It was a long wait for Doogee to produce it, but that’s my only real criticism. The Voice Assistant is rather hit and miss, nice gimmick.
    Build quality is excellent, no bloatware, battery ok for a slim device. I would like to think I am realistic about my expectations – I don’t expect a $150 phone to be quite as good as a $600 phone from Huawei/Samsung, or a $1000 iPhone! And to be honest, they all have their problems.
    So when I’m tired of this one in a few months, the F7 might be just the right replacement!
    From my experience it would be worth considering even at $270. If it really does go on sale for $170 I would be in!

    • Guest
      December 18, 2015

      even Chinese consider the price of iPhone 6 is $1000 in China, so it showed us you are a Chinese, maybe work for DOOGEE 🙂

    • Paul Sleight
      December 18, 2015

      Ha! Nope, I’m an English builder.
      No connection to Doogee except this F3 pro, which I bought with my own money and I have not received any incentives from Doogee or anyone else.
      I am just impressed with the phone.
      Other members of my family have iPhone 6s and Samsung models, so I can make comparisons with the Chinese phones that I buy.

    • balcobomber25
      December 18, 2015

      Out of curiosity what other Chinese phones have you owned?

    • Paul Sleight
      December 18, 2015

      Amongst others – worst was a fake lenovo p780T, but that wasn’t THAT bad, battery lasted several days of “normal for me” use. IK8 watch phone, Mlais m52, ; most recent was Oukitel u8 along with the Oukitel a28 watch, and a Pipo tablet with phone capabilities.
      Since 1990 I’ve had Nokia of various kinds, then moved onto SPV when the first smartphones became available, on to the top end HTC models because I was paying a small fortune on line rental and got a new one every 12 months, then saw the light, went for the cheapest sim deals and got a bit of Nexus 4. (also a Nexus 7). Then I started looking at Chinese phones….
      I’m not an expert, but I do a lot of research before I buy each one!

    • balcobomber25
      December 18, 2015

      So you have never owned a Xiaomi, Huawei, One Plus, Vivo, Oppo, Lenovo or Meizu?

    • Paul Sleight
      December 18, 2015

      Iphone 6 is around £600 in the UK, so $1000 is a rough conversion.
      And if Doogee is reading this and want to offer me a job in return for the new phone I would be very happy to accept!

    • Guest
      December 18, 2015

      People find all these superlatives strange, knowing how bad a Doogee phone “sounds” to most even remotely informed members of the community. But after your explanation, that’s not too unbelievable, since you have not owned a good Chinese device. Not sure about Oukitel, but it is a new brand and I still don’t trust it.

    • Guest
      December 18, 2015

      What I meant is that the progress in last years is so big that even bad brands seem to have acceptable quality when you haven’t tried some of the better phones from bigger Chinese brands.

    • Paul Sleight
      December 18, 2015

      … I’m in Muhammad Yasir’s camp on this… gotta be cheap!
      I haven’t bought any of the leading brands because I’ve been reluctant to risk that much money. Also, so far, none have produced a phone that I absolutely want regardless of price. Huawei have been close, as have Vivo. Each time I buy a new phone, I see it as stop-gap before someone makes “the One”. Maybe 2016 will be a good year for top end Chinese phones..

    • Paul Sleight
      December 18, 2015

      Let’s have your phone ownership list of then…

    • balcobomber25
      December 18, 2015

      We could be here all day if I listed every phone I owned but here is my phones but here is small sample of phones I have owned. I am lucky enough that my former company gave me $600 a year for a work phone, which I split up into a new work phone every 6 months. But here is my partial list:

      Meizu MX5
      Xiaomi Mi4
      Xiaomi Mi3
      Vivo xShot
      Gionee E7
      Gionee S5.5
      iOcean X8
      Kingzone K1 Turbo
      Xiaomi Mi2s
      Oppo Find
      ZTE Nubia Z7
      Huaweii P6

    • balcobomber25
      December 18, 2015

      The only reason I was asking was because if you use one of them you will see the difference in quality between them and brands like Doogee.

    • Guest
      December 18, 2015

      you do NOT want Balco to answer that , trust me 🙂

    • Guest
      December 18, 2015

      long time no see , where have you been ?!

    • Guest
      December 18, 2015

      thats a DAMN impressive line up !
      man , i wish my job also gives my that kinda allowance for a work phone! (ofcourse , i’ll do more that just ‘work’ on that 😀 )

    • Paul Sleight
      December 18, 2015

      Nice list!
      Had the kingzone k1 turbo until I crushed it!

    • balcobomber25
      December 18, 2015

      Haha thats only about a 1/4th of the phones Ive owned. I also spent a lot of my own money on phones just because I was curios to try them out. My friends love me because they always get slightly used brand new phones for free.

      But now that I am no longer single I can’t spend like that anymore lol. And my work phones are no Lumia’s because I work for Msoft.

    • Paul Sleight
      December 18, 2015

      I am sure they are better quality, but I also think that Doogee have upped their game. It would be difficult for me to say what about the iPhone 6(for example) is better than the F3. OS aside, in terms of build quality I am more than happy. I would like to have a gyroscope sensor in my next phone, that’s something cheap Chinese phones always seem to lack.

    • Paul Sleight
      December 18, 2015

      I found the U8 pretty good, but the soc was advertised before launch as a 1.5ghz octacore mt6735. It was actually shipped with mt6735 p 1.3ghz quad-core the chip. That left it too slow to stream video smoothly, which is one of my main uses. The sound quality is poor as well.
      As I wanted a 5″fhd screen phone, I decided to go for the F3 pro.
      Again the sound from the rear speaker isn’t great, but I tend to use headphones or bluetooth speakers anyway, so no big deal.
      Worth noting that oukitel is part of the same group as Doogee.

    • Paul Sleight
      December 18, 2015

      Once again… lurking in the shadows!
      There hasn’t been much around to get me excited enough to comment on.
      Nice to see you still here old friend

    • Guest
      December 19, 2015

      likewise 🙂

    • Guest
      December 19, 2015

      awww … not hating upon lumias (some have v.good cams i hear) but im not v.fond of windows as a handheld OS .

      nice to know you work for Msoft … if you don’t mind me asking , whats your designation ?

    • balcobomber25
      December 19, 2015

      I don’t mind Windows OS for work, it’s actually a bit easier especially for presentations. I wouldn’t want to use it for my personal phone though because of the lack of apps. I work PR for Microsoft.

    • Guest
      December 19, 2015

      nice !

    • Nilzie
      March 16, 2016

      Hows the battery life? Read that it ranged from OK to bad.

    • Paul Sleight
      March 16, 2016

      I’ve found the battery to be as good as one would expect. Lasts me all day from about 7am to 11pm with wifi and bluetooth always on, not always connected. I did find a rogue app that was draining it unnecessarily and uninstalled it, can’t remember what it was now..
      All in all its been one of the best phones I’ve had. Just broke the screen this week which seems to be something I’m really good at! Not Doogees fault, it’s stood up to some pretty harsh conditions!

  47. Karly Johnston
    December 18, 2015

    This is fake just like every X20 announced phone. The chipset overheated so bad on the bench no OEM would touch it. Any claims are contingent on Mediatek fixing the problems, which at this point seems impossible.

    • balcobomber25
      December 18, 2015

      I haven’t seen a single mention of the X20 overheating, if you have please share your sources I would love to read it. There were some tests done back around May pitting the X20 vs the 810 in heating tests and the tests showed the x20 running 10c cooler during peak performance. But the tests could never be verified.

  48. Brooklyn701
    December 18, 2015

    2K, 7mm thickness = Fail battery….

  49. Karly Johnston
    December 18, 2015

    This is fake just like every X20 announced phone. The chipset overheated so bad on the bench no OEM would touch it. Any claims are contingent on Mediatek fixing the problems, which at this point seems impossible.

    • balcobomber25
      December 18, 2015

      I haven’t seen a single mention of the X20 overheating, if you have please share your sources I would love to read it. There were some tests done back around May pitting the X20 vs the 810 in heating tests and the tests showed the x20 running 10c cooler during peak performance. But the tests could never be verified.

      Just as I thought its been 3 days with no response, this was clearly a Snapdragon fanboy comment from someone who has no clue about Mediatek chips.

  50. Guest
    December 18, 2015

    2K, 7mm thickness = Fail battery….

  51. Tajwar
    December 18, 2015

    I’ll just lol

  52. CoinPhone
    December 18, 2015

    I have a Doogee DG550 and I am very happy with it. Almost bought the gorgeous Doogee F5 but I understand some sensors are lacking. I am currently using Xiaomi RN2 Prime but if this Doogee F7 is real, Sensors are in place and the price is right, I will get it.

    • Joel Adames
      December 25, 2015

      i have bougth 3 of these 2 to sell and 1 for wife, wich has survived more drops than a regular phone shoul. sure i’ve had to change the cristal at $17 dollar 2 times but thats reasonable AND the only reason i could ever have some faith in doogee.

  53. Tajwar
    December 18, 2015

    I’ll just lol

  54. Guest
    December 18, 2015

    I have a Doogee DG550 and I am very happy with it. Almost bought the gorgeous Doogee F5 but I understand some sensors are lacking. I am currently using Xiaomi RN2 Prime but if this Doogee F7 is real, Sensors are in place and the price is right, I will get it.

    • Joel Adames
      December 25, 2015

      i have bougth 3 of these 2 to sell and 1 for wife, wich has survived more drops than a regular phone shoul. sure i’ve had to change the cristal at $17 dollar 2 times but thats reasonable AND the only reason i could ever have some faith in doogee.

  55. Steven Fox
    December 19, 2015

    That`s allot of BS, in the end this phone will spot the P10, not the X20, or not come to frutition.

  56. Steven Fox
    December 19, 2015

    That`s allot of BS, in the end this phone will spot the P10, not the X20, or not come to frutition.