Is Doogee F7 Pro camera going to live up to expectations?


First announcement of the Doogee F7 flagship model dates back to the end of 2015 and during this year’s MWC the advanced F7 Pro model has been added to the company plans. Both models are rumored to be equipped with some pretty capable cameras so obviously we got pretty curious and asked Doogee about that.

Seems like on paper the hardware is really going to be pretty powerful, but the models are most probably going to be differentiated. Judging by the MWC the F7 should have 16 MPix unknown camera sensor, but in the most recent materials we got from Doogee its put on par with the F7 Pro getting the same 21 MPix Sony IMX230 CMOS sensor. So for now it’s a bit chaotic so lets focus on what we know about the F7 Pro camera for sure. The aforementioned Sony IMX230 offers PDAF phase focus plus laser assisted focus adding to up 0.2s focus times, f/2.2 aperture, customized 6P lens and 4K video recording with H.265 codec support.

The Doogee F7/F7 Pro should also get some deca-core CPU so probably something out of the Mediatek stable and apparently impressed some experts at the Global Sources exhitibion and got “Analyst choice” award in the process. Still it’s pretty unclear though when the F7/F7 Pro models are hitting the market, our estimation would be roughly somewhere around early July. If the Doogee can maintain the projected price with 180$ for F7 and 200$ for F7 Pro then we have some interesting pieces of hardware coming our way from Doogee.

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36 Comments

  1. balcobomber25
    May 6, 2016

    I guess that depends on your expectations of a Doogee camera. Mine are very low so yes it will live up to them.

    • May 6, 2016

      You never can tell @balcobomber25:disqus. Lets wait and see what they are able to make of the device.

    • Muhammad Yasir
      May 6, 2016

      hahah

    • King
      May 7, 2016

      LOL!

  2. metalboyz
    May 6, 2016

    Mainstream camera, mainstream lens.
    It’s 2016, we wants smartphone with interchangeable camera lenses, or full frame sensor size at least.

    • Muhammad Yasir
      May 6, 2016

      whats a full frame sensor …

      also , WHICH phone has interchangeable lens ?

      • metalboyz
        May 6, 2016

        Well i think wikipedia know better about that, you can take a look at here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image_sensor_format

        None at the moment, that’s why i’m asking.
        And smartphone with the largest sensor size was panasonic lumix cm1 at 1″.

        • Agant Renown
          May 8, 2016

          Are you really know what full frame sensor is? Even low to mid end slr camera is using apsc sensor which is half of full frame sensor. To put full frame sensor in a smartphone, think about how big it will become. To put a reference canon 5d is a full frame seensor camera

          • metalboyz
            May 9, 2016

            I’m not talking about slr camera, that’s advanced camera.
            Canon 5d is professional camera.
            You can take a look at sony a7 II, leical sl, its full frame, its the size of 5,5″ phone, not the thickness tho.

    • Oscar
      May 6, 2016

      Lol, That would be amazing! We’ll probably have to wait another 10years for anything like that.

  3. CoinPhone
    May 6, 2016

    I am actually waiting for the F7 Pro to be released and reviewed. Was very interested in the F5 but heard that some sensors are not in place so hopefully the F7 pro has most of the important ones like Gyro-sensor.

    • Muhammad Yasir
      May 6, 2016

      F5 was a failure afaik …

      i hope to see the F7 pro in full glory and all the features scrutinised as well !

  4. Achilles
    May 6, 2016

    is there any Mediatek X20 phone out yet?
    Ready to order from resellers I mean.

    Every new phone these days has either Qualcomm chips or MTK6753.
    I blame Mediatek for this.
    July is very late imo.

    • Tremaine Underwood
      May 7, 2016

      There are a few in pre-order, but I agree. everything seems to be the MTK6753. I understand why the 6755 hasn’t been used much yet. I assume there a lot still coming but if I was a phone producer I would choose the 6753, performance between them is negligible so why would you pay more for the 6755. I totally surprised with the 6755, I ran all the available benchmarks on the 3 different makes of MTK6752 phones I have access to and they all beat it, in all the tests. I understand the backward move of the 6753, but this doesn’t make sense. All the development costs that went into it for my money they could have dropped the X10 down to the midrange.. People will say its more then enough for majority of people and this true, but that’s true of almost all the SOC’s now. I am a geek I need to impress the ladies with my ever increasing SOC power 😉

  5. balcobomber25
    May 6, 2016

    I guess that depends on your expectations of a Doogee camera. Mine are very low so yes it will live up to them.

    • Michael Ogbonnaya
      May 6, 2016

      You never can tell @balcobomber25:disqus. Lets wait and see what they are able to make of the device.

    • Guest
      May 6, 2016

      hahah

    • King
      May 7, 2016

      LOL!

  6. metalboyz
    May 6, 2016

    Mainstream camera, mainstream lens.
    It’s 2016, we wants smartphone with interchangeable camera lenses, or full frame sensor sized at least.

    • Guest
      May 6, 2016

      whats a full frame sensor …

      also , WHICH phone has interchangeable lens ?

    • Guest
      May 6, 2016

      Lol, That would be amazing! We’ll probably have to wait another 10years for anything like that.

    • metalboyz
      May 6, 2016

      Well i think wikipedia know better about that, you can take a look at here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image_sensor_format

      None at the moment, that’s why i’m asking.
      And smartphone with the largest sensor size was panasonic lumix cm1 at 1″.

    • Agant Renown
      May 8, 2016

      Are you really know what full frame sensor is? Even low to mid end slr camera is using apsc sensor which is half of full frame sensor. To put full frame sensor in a smartphone, think about how big it will become. To put a reference canon 5d is a full frame seensor camera

    • metalboyz
      May 9, 2016

      I’m not talking about slr camera, that’s advanced camera.
      Canon 5d is professional camera.
      You can take a look at sony a7 II, leical sl, its full frame, its the size of 5,5″ phone, not the thickness tho.

  7. Guest
    May 6, 2016

    I am actually waiting for the F7 Pro to be released and reviewed. Was very interested in the F5 but heard that some sensors are not in place so hopefully the F7 pro has most of the important ones like Gyro-sensor.

    • Guest
      May 6, 2016

      F5 was a failure afaik …

      i hope to see the F7 pro in full glory and all the features scrutinised as well !

  8. Achilles
    May 6, 2016

    is there any Mediatek X20 phone out yet?
    Ready to order from resellers I mean.

    Every new phone these days has either Qualcomm chips or MTK6753.
    I blame Mediatek for this.
    July is very late imo.

    • Tremaine Underwood
      May 7, 2016

      There are a few in pre-order, but I agree. everything seems to be the MTK6753. I understand why the 6755 hasn’t been used much yet. I assume there a lot still coming but if I was a phone producer I would choose the 6753, performance between them is negligible so why would you pay more for the 6755. I totally surprised with the 6755, I ran all the available benchmarks on the 3 different makes of MTK6752 phones I have access to and they all beat it, in all the tests. I understand the backward move of the 6753, but this doesn’t make sense. All the development costs that went into it for my money they could have dropped the X10 down to the midrange.. People will say its more then enough for majority of people and this true, but that’s true of almost all the SOC’s now. I am a geek I need to impress the ladies with my ever increasing SOC power 😉

  9. Steven Fox
    May 7, 2016

    The answer is NO, but will it be actually usable – could be.
    IMX230 is a great camera, coupled with better lenses it takes lovely pictires(have the same IMX230 in my Honor 7).

    • illystor
      May 7, 2016

      Yeah, my sister wound up with an Honor 7 after her last device got stolen and it’s really capable as part of a good all-round package. Meizu does great things with it too.

      • Steven Fox
        May 10, 2016

        Honor 7 has a great battery life, great camera and a beautiful screen.
        Built quality is top notch and that 5.2 form factor is just sweet.
        I love the whole Ascend Mate 7 Mini vibe to it, only thing that I don`t like is that the metal on the back scratches super-easily.

  10. Steven Fox
    May 7, 2016

    The answer is NO, but will it be actually usable – could be.
    IMX230 is a great camera, coupled with better lenses it takes lovely pictires(have the same IMX230 in my Honor 7).

    • illystor
      May 8, 2016

      Yeah, my sister wound up with an Honor 7 after her last device got stolen and it’s really capable as part of a good all-round package. Meizu does great things with it too.

    • Steven Fox
      May 10, 2016

      Honor 7 has a great battery life, great camera and a beautiful screen.
      Built quality is top notch and that 5.2 form factor is just sweet.
      I love the whole Ascend Mate 7 Mini vibe to it, only thing that I don`t like is that the metal on the back scratches super-easily.

  11. Joel Adames
    May 7, 2016

    I might not be talking specifically about this doogee brand but camera brands should brace themselves for extinction and start buying this smaller cellphone brands from China and up their game as interested grows into mobile media up in the cloud of Internet stuff. Polaroid is a good example to that … Conica Minolta et all, like LEICA did with HUAWEI so that they can keep their names relevant for the foreseeable future.

  12. Joel Adames
    May 7, 2016

    I might not be talking specifically about this doogee brand but camera brands should brace themselves for extinction and start buying this smaller cellphone brands from China and up their game as interested grows into mobile media up in the cloud of Internet stuff. Polaroid is a good example to that … Conica Minolta et all, like LEICA did with HUAWEI so that they can keep their names relevant for the foreseeable future.