Doogee F5: $140 full-HD phablet with liquid metal frame and fingerprint scanner hits pre-order
posted by Ben R. / Sep 28, 2015, 4:28 AM
If you look at some of the newer entrants to the smartphone market like the Galaxy Note5 or the iPhone 6s, you'll notice that their starting price is in the latter hundreds of dollars. Even subsidized by a contract, you're expected to pay upwards of $100 for the privilege of owning the latest brainchild of the Big Two. But while Doogee is decidedly Bush League compared with the might of Samsung or Apple, it seems refreshingly unafraid to throw down the gauntlet in such a crowded market.
The F5 is the latest of a hatful of releases from Doogee, and in terms of technical specifications, one of its best yet. For a price equivalent to your monthly coffee bill, this device boasts a 5.5-inch, 1080 x 1920 IPS display, a MediaTek MTK6753 64-bit octa-core chip, a healthy 3 GB of RAM and 16 GB of on-board storage space.
To the rear, there's a 13-megapixel shooter atop the fingerprint scanner, and you get an 8-megapixel cam on the front. There's 4G LTE for snappy browsing and downloads, as well as the usual connectivity options like Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS. Software-wise, it packs Android 5.1 Lollipop from the get go.
It looks a pretty sweet deal for a nicely-designed smartphone, and if you're interested, shipping commences from September 30th. It's hard to fathom how a company can produce so much for such a minimal fee, and with free flat-rate shipping, it's a prospect that may tempt many into taking a risk on an up-and-coming brand.
Pre-orders are now being taken, with the aforementioned shipping phase starting in a couple of days' time. More details and purchase info can be found at the source.
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MediaTek MTK6753 64-bit octa-core chip is a no go... Of course, considering the price it's good but not if one wants a device that'll last 2 years or more.
posted on Sep 28, 2015, 4:46 AM 0
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You get what you pay for. 100 min for 75% on a new battery is not fast charge in my book
posted on Sep 28, 2015, 5:22 AM 1
another day, another iPhone 6 lagdroid rip-off
posted on Sep 28, 2015, 4:54 AM 0
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Another day, another of snake boy's idiotic comments
posted on Sep 28, 2015, 5:14 AM 19
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Those ICS era buttons though...
posted on Sep 28, 2015, 4:59 AM 3
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I don't get it... All Chinese brands seem to have those buttons. I guess Chinese people don't like to waste the extra energy clicking a button or waste any screen space with on screen buttons.
posted on Sep 28, 2015, 6:27 AM 3
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I will order it to give liquid metal a try. I want to see how liquid metal feels as compared to cheap aluminium
posted on Sep 28, 2015, 5:19 AM 1
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I was about to order one for my wife but I checked the T-Mobile US compatibility and it would only work on 2G at 1900MHz band. That sucks!
posted on Sep 28, 2015, 8:55 AM 0
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If you don't like the Doogee F5, you can consider the Bluboo Xtouch with the same MTK6753 octa-core chip, 3GB RAM, but with larger battery capacity and better display. Watch the video: Bluboo Xtouch vs UMI Touch vs Elephone P7000 vs Doogee F5 on Youtube.
posted on May 23, 2016, 10:37 PM 0
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