MWC 2016: Doogee F7 Helio X20 Flagship hands on first look


doogee f7 hands on

It’s been a very busy day (you can probably tell by the lack of updates) but I managed to get my hands on a few things I can show you (and some I can’t yet) like the latest Doogee flagship.

While I say I got my hands on the Doogee F7, I didn’t actually manage to use the phone as this version wasn’t working and the only other model had been swiped by a ‘customer’.

What I learned from the phone is that the device is slimmer than I imagined it would and has a metal frame (something that another highly expected Helio X20 phone does not have!).

doogee f7 hands on

The version of the phone I had in my hand is the Doogee F7 with a 5.5-inch screen and boasting, 3GB RAM, 16GB memory, 16 mega-pixel rear camera, 8 mega-pixel front camera and a 3600mAh battery.

The version not on show is the more potent Doogee F7 Pro which has a larger 5.7-inch display, 4GB RAM, 32GB memory, 21 mega-pixel rear camera, 13 mega-pixel front camera and 4000mAh battery.

doogee f7 specifications

Both versions of the Doogee F7 get Android 6.0 Marshmallow,, 5V/2A fast charging and that powerful 10 core Mediatek Helio X20 chipset.

Doogee plan to launch both the Doogee F7 and Doogee F7 Pro sometime in March in gold, grey and black. Pricing is rather competitive with the F7 getting a RRP of around $180 and the F7 Pro roughly $200.

Doogee F7 Hands on gallery

I also tried a few other Doogee products including their rather cool Doogee P1 Projector that they leaked on Facebook a few days ago. More on that and other device from MWC coming soon.

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99 Comments

  1. Assefa Hanson
    February 22, 2016

    this is the phone they claimed will cost 160$.. oh marketing

    • February 22, 2016

      Its still well priced even at $200. But they have to get the software right. It isnt just all about the powerful hardware.

      • Assefa Hanson
        February 22, 2016

        i know but this is doogee we are talking about, they said it would have a 2k screen

        https://www.gizchina.com/2016/01/08/doogee-flag-f7-mwc-2k-10-core/

        • February 22, 2016

          Thats right. They lied about the 2K display. Like you said, the 2K display doesn’t really matter but its not good for any manufacturer to lie about phone specs.

          • MattD
            February 22, 2016

            Well, usually doogee lie in the official specs sheet, so this is more fair than usual 😀

            • Muhammad Yasir
              February 23, 2016

              lol

          • Muhammad Yasir
            February 23, 2016

            exactly !
            its a FREAKING red flag!

            beware mateys ! as heartbroken and distraught i am over this , i still silently and secretly hope this’ll be something good ?

        • Jonathan Keith
          February 22, 2016

          No 850 band won’t work with att usa

  2. Darevintage
    February 22, 2016

    Hmm…5.7 inches and Helio X20 for $200? Okay, we are waiting

  3. Assefa Hanson
    February 22, 2016

    OK… im allowed to gamble with a relatively problematic phone brand once a year

  4. greg
    February 22, 2016

    I hope the phone will bring 3G/4G bands for America

  5. tauerman
    February 22, 2016

    Oh wow a Helio X20 for under 200$!

    But only 16GB rom without or with SD card support??

  6. Riccardo Benzoni
    February 22, 2016

    if a doogee seems too good to be true… be careful! 99% it won’t be!

  7. Achilles
    February 22, 2016

    Seems like the best phone of MWC 2016(with the exception of the Samsung’s Beast)

    • Karly Johnston
      February 23, 2016

      Idol 4S destroys it.

      • Muhammad Yasir
        February 23, 2016

        depends on pricing tho… provided performance equates

  8. MattD
    February 22, 2016

    I’m curious to see how they managed to f*ck up in real world usage… I’m expecting bad camera due to bad optics and worse sf, and bad battery life due to fake declared amperage and (again) bad sw… But maybe they can surprise me, and ruin something else too! ?

    • Assefa Hanson
      February 22, 2016

      lmaoo very true are doogee and elephone cousins?

      • Tajwar
        February 23, 2016

        More like bastards ; )

  9. MitsosDaBest
    February 22, 2016

    It says the battery at the cheap version will be 3600mAh and at the Pro version will be 4000mAh…

    I believe that the 2 phones will have exactly the same battery and it won’t even be 3000mAh!!! Doogee always has fake battery capacity… Let’s see… =

  10. Assefa Hanson
    February 22, 2016

    this is the phone they claimed will cost 160$.. oh marketing

    • Michael Ogbonnaya
      February 22, 2016

      Its still well priced even at $200. But they have to get the software right. It isnt just all about the powerful hardware.

    • Assefa Hanson
      February 22, 2016

      i know but this is doogee we are talking about, they said it would have a 2k screen npt that 2k screen really matters

      http://www.gizchina.com/2016/01/08/doogee-flag-f7-mwc-2k-10-core/

    • Michael Ogbonnaya
      February 22, 2016

      Thats right. They lied about the 2K display. Like you said, the 2K display doesn’t really matter but its not good for any manufacturer to lie about phone specs.

    • Jonathan Keith
      February 23, 2016

      No 850 band won’t work with att usa

    • MattD
      February 23, 2016

      Well, usually doogee lie in the official specs sheet, so this is more fair than usual 😀

    • Guest
      February 23, 2016

      lol

    • Guest
      February 23, 2016

      exactly !
      its a FREAKING red flag!

      beware mateys ! as heartbroken and distraught i am over this , i still silently and secretly hope this’ll be something good ?

  11. Guest
    February 22, 2016

    Hmm…5.7 inches and Helio X20 for $200? Okay, we are waiting

  12. Assefa Hanson
    February 22, 2016

    OK… im allowed to gamble with a relatively problematic phone brand once a year

  13. greg
    February 22, 2016

    I hope the phone will bring 3G/4G bands for America

  14. tauerman
    February 22, 2016

    Oh wow a Helio X20 for under 200$!

    But only 16GB rom without or with SD card support??

  15. SilentMonkey
    February 22, 2016

    how does one spell this company name- “Doggy”? 🙂

  16. Young
    February 22, 2016

    Ugly to me. Doogee will just release 1,000 pcs and shut production and support.

    You will get tired while trying to get doogee phone because of limited supply.

    I see this company like something that won’t survive till next 2 years in business.

    Unserious company.

  17. Riccardo Benzoni
    February 22, 2016

    if a doogee seems too good to be true… be careful! 99% it won’t be!

  18. Achilles
    February 23, 2016

    Seems like the best phone of MWC 2016(with the exception of the Samsung’s Beast)

    • Karly Johnston
      February 23, 2016

      Idol 4S destroys it.

    • Guest
      February 23, 2016

      depends on pricing tho… provided performance equates

  19. MattD
    February 23, 2016

    I’m curious to see how they managed to f*ck up in real world usage… I’m expecting bad camera due to bad optics and worse sf, and bad battery life due to fake declared amperage and (again) bad sw… But maybe they can surprise me, and ruin something else too! 😁

    • Assefa Hanson
      February 23, 2016

      lmaoo very true are doogee and elephone cousins?

    • Tajwar
      February 23, 2016

      More like bastards ; )

  20. balcobomber25
    February 23, 2016

    I have been one of Doogee’s biggest critics since I bought one of their models last year and it ended up being a nightmare experience. But I actually like the design of this and on paper the specs sound good. I don’t like that they only have a dummy model available, you would think they would bring working versions to MWC.

    • xi7
      February 23, 2016

      my dg700 my first Doogee was fantastic, without any problem. but oukitel k6000 i have problem with battery today it drain fast.

      • MaxPower
        February 23, 2016

        So, you have made critics about Xiaomi quality and then you go with Doogee and Oukitel? Man you have some guts!

        • xi7
          February 23, 2016

          xiaomi resistant device with large battery I can not find it.

          look, 360min load 50% battery and 100% brightness. video loop hd

        • Tajwar
          February 23, 2016

          Very brave indeed…

        • xi7
          February 23, 2016

          Xiaomi with resistance and larger battery I can not find.

          look 50% battery test video loop hd, load 360min. brightness was 100% oukitel.

          https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a0d8ad900c89181bb499e9d923948d3add7912252180e1c5690275a2aeea9aec.jpg

          • MaxPower
            February 23, 2016

            I can’t even tell from this picture, it’s all blurry.
            Don’t you tell me you took this picture with your Lumia!!!

          • MaxPower
            February 23, 2016

            Retry the text but this time put the phone in a bucket of water

            • xi7
              February 23, 2016

              dg700 water proof

            • MaxPower
              February 23, 2016

              Make a video of the phone running the test while being in a bucket of water

            • xi7
              February 23, 2016

              You can find it on youtube

              https://youtu.be/lF0OWGvCE5I

            • MaxPower
              February 23, 2016

              No, I want to see you putting your phone in a bucket of water and run the battery test.
              The video has to be 1080p @ 60 frames taken with your Lumia.

            • xi7
              February 23, 2016

              haha 60fps with Snapdragon S4 .. joke.

            • MaxPower
              February 23, 2016

              Any video. Just put your damn phone in a bucket of water.
              You’re not a man if you don’t do it.

      • balcobomber25
        February 23, 2016

        My Doogee was ok for about two months, I even talked about how good it was on here. And then the problems started. First the sim card reader stopped working. Then the camera stopped working. Then the speakers stopped working. Doogee wouldn’t do anything to help me either, their service was an absolute joke, in fact they spent more time trying to blame me for using the phone wrong than trying to fix the problem.

        • Vlada
          February 23, 2016

          I have a DG700. The phone has some good parts. Great battery life, smooth OS, is reliable and durable. But:

          – Display is terrible
          – Camera is pretty bad
          – They state it is IP67, in fact it dies after a few seconds under water
          – After one year the back cover is really bad looking
          – GPS is mediocre at best
          – No compass in an outdoor phone
          – One of the screws holding the metal construction just dropped out

          The phone is not good. On the other hand I still have it after one year and use it daily. I would give Doogee a second chance but they would have to improve dramatically.

          I’m interested how it will compare to Zopo Speed 8.

      • Assefa Hanson
        February 23, 2016

        thats some weird camera angle or what the phone looks like it bent the *&%$ up

    • Muhammad Yasir
      February 23, 2016

      what does ‘swiped by another customer’ mean ?

      why the hell would they NOT bring working versions to FREAKING MWC ? if Andi indeed did talk to doogee reps , did he get a good look at them ? was he 100% positive they had freaking BRAINS in their GODFORSAKEN SKULLS ?!

      wtfh Doogee !

  21. MitsosDaBest
    February 23, 2016

    It says the battery at the cheap version will be 3600mAh and at the Pro version will be 4000mAh…

    I believe that the 2 phones will have exactly the same battery and it won’t even be 3000mAh!!! Doogee always has fake battery capacity… Let’s see… =

  22. E8hffff
    February 23, 2016

    Wow nice specs on the Pro. Even the Doogee F7 is a nice layout.

  23. E8hffff
    February 23, 2016

    Andi I would be good if one of the crew or yourself did a story on where the Chinese are at in this MWC event. Like summarising the future of the Chinese phone market and their products and how they are competing with each other.

    Doogee F7/Pro vs…

  24. SilentMonkey
    February 23, 2016

    how does one spell this company name- “Doggy”? 🙂

  25. Young
    February 23, 2016

    Ugly to me. Doogee will just release 1,000 pcs and shut production and support.

    You will get tired while trying to get doogee phone because of limited supply.

    I see this company like something that won’t survive till next 2 years in business.

    Unserious company.

  26. Steven Fox
    February 23, 2016

    Still not buying that X20 under 200$ in march thing, even though you’ve seen the phone in the flesh.
    This whole “this phone isn’t working and other one swiped by a customer” is pure unfiltered BS!

    • Muhammad Yasir
      February 23, 2016

      agreed … what the hell does that even mean ? swiped ?!

      shady tactics at work ! wtf !

  27. Karly Johnston
    February 23, 2016

    The first X20 phone and it doesn’t work. lol

    • Muhammad Yasir
      February 23, 2016

      lol

  28. balcobomber25
    February 23, 2016

    I have been one of Doogee’s biggest critics since I bought one of their models last year and it ended up being a nightmare experience. But I actually like the design of this and on paper the specs sound good. I don’t like that they only have a dummy model available, you would think they would bring working versions to MWC.

    • xi7
      February 23, 2016

      my dg700 my first Doogee was fantastic, without any problem. but oukitel k6000 i have problem with battery it drain fast. after plug charge back to 100% crazy phone.. i think need kernel update or calibrate battery

    • MaxPower
      February 23, 2016

      So, you have made critics about Xiaomi quality and then you go with Doogee and Oukitel? Man you have some guts!

    • balcobomber25
      February 23, 2016

      My Doogee was ok for about two months, I even talked about how good it was on here. And then the problems started. First the sim card reader stopped working. Then the camera stopped working. Then the speakers stopped working. Doogee wouldn’t do anything to help me either, their service was an absolute joke, in fact they spent more time trying to blame me for using the phone wrong than trying to fix the problem.

    • Tajwar
      February 23, 2016

      Very brave indeed…

    • xi7
      February 23, 2016

      Xiaomi with resistance and larger battery I can not find.

      look 50% battery test video loop hd, load 360min. brightness was 100%

    • Assefa Hanson
      February 23, 2016

      thats some weird camera angle or what the phone looks like it bent the *&%$ up

    • MaxPower
      February 23, 2016

      I can’t even tell from this picture, it’s all blurry.
      Don’t you tell me you took this picture with your Lumia!!!

    • MaxPower
      February 23, 2016

      Retry the text but this time put the phone in a bucket of water

    • Vlada
      February 23, 2016

      I have a DG700. The phone has some good parts. Great battery life, smooth OS, is reliable and durable. But:

      – Display is terrible
      – Camera is pretty bad
      – They state it is IP67, in fact it dies after a few seconds under water
      – After one year the back cover is really bad looking
      – GPS is mediocre at best
      – No compass in an outdoor phone
      – One of the screws holding the metal construction just dropped out

      The phone is not good. On the other hand I still have it after one year and use it daily. I would give Doogee a second chance but they would have to improve dramatically.

      I’m interested how it will compare to Zopo Speed 8.

    • xi7
      February 23, 2016

      dg700 water proof

    • xi7
      February 23, 2016

      picture with galaxy duos. i was sent the video but removed.
      you ever cry all time.
      http://www114.zippyshare.com/v/Odck0aLh/file.html
      and
      http://www114.zippyshare.com/v/yUtmnDtB/file.html
      lumia > rest of the world

    • Guest
      February 23, 2016

      what does ‘swiped by another customer’ mean ?

      why the hell would they NOT bring working versions to FREAKING MWC ? if Andi indeed did talk to doogee reps , did he get a good look at them ? was he 100% positive they had freaking BRAINS in their GODFORSAKEN SKULLS ?!

      wtfh Doogee !

    • MaxPower
      February 23, 2016

      Make a video of the phone running the test while being in a bucket of water

    • xi7
      February 23, 2016

      You can find it on youtube

    • MaxPower
      February 23, 2016

      No, I want to see you putting your phone in a bucket of water and run the battery test.
      The video has to be 1080p @ 60 frames taken with your Lumia.

    • xi7
      February 23, 2016

      haha 60fps with Snapdragon S4 .. joke. just old like xiaomi software we can not

    • MaxPower
      February 23, 2016

      Any video. Just put your damn phone in a bucket of water.
      You’re not a man if you don’t do it.

  29. E8hffff
    February 23, 2016

    Wow nice specs on the Pro. Even the Doogee F7 is a nice layout. At $200 for the Pro that will mark the death of the Vowney. Elephone really know how to kick themselves.

    The back looks good except the sticker or logo, but the front is pretty cheap looking.

  30. E8hffff
    February 23, 2016

    Andi it would be good if one of the crew or yourself did a story on where the Chinese are at in this MWC event. Like summarising the future of the Chinese phone market and their products and how they are competing with each other.

    Doogee F7/Pro vs…

  31. Steven Fox
    February 23, 2016

    Still not buying that X20 under 200$ in march thing, even though you’ve seen the phone in the flesh.
    This whole “this phone isn’t working and other one swiped by a customer” is pure unfiltered BS!

    • Guest
      February 23, 2016

      agreed … what the hell does that even mean ? swiped ?!

      shady tactics at work ! wtf !

  32. highwind
    February 23, 2016

    Doogee lost me the moment I realized that this phone will have onscreen buttons

  33. Karly Johnston
    February 23, 2016

    The first X20 phone and it doesn’t work. lol

    • Guest
      February 23, 2016

      lol

  34. provokanter Tabellenführer
    February 23, 2016

    Doogee lost me the moment I realized that this phone will have onscreen buttons

  35. Muhammad Yasir
    February 23, 2016

    wait .. someone STOLE a fucking dummy ?!
    WOT ZE FOK ?!

  36. Guest
    February 23, 2016

    wait .. someone STOLE a fucking dummy ?!
    WOT ZE FOK ?!

  37. E8hffff
    March 10, 2016

    $200 is ridiculously great price.

  38. E8hffff
    March 10, 2016

    $200 is ridiculously great price.