Doogee says phone makers need to stop copying the iPhone

Doogee says phone makers need to stop copying the iPhone
Chinese smartphone manufacturer Doogee sent out an email the other day to gizChina, with a new manifesto. The company says that smartphone manufacturers need to stop manufacturing handsets that look like the iPhone, with those rounded edges. Doogee says that this desire to be different is what pushed the company to use square corners for its upcoming Doogee F5.

The Doogee F5 features a Gorilla Glass 3 protected 5.5-inch screen, with a 1080 x 1920 resolution. That works out to a pixel density of 401ppi. Under the hood is the MediaTek 6753 SoC, which includes an octa-core CPU and the the Mali-T720 MP3 GPU. 3GB of RAM is inside. On the back of the phone rests a 13MP camera, while a 5MP snapper adorns the front of the device. Keeping the generator humming is a 3000mAh battery that supports 5V2A fast charging. A fingerprint scanner is on back, and allows you to navigate to different areas of the phone depending on how long you keep your finger on the scanner. Keep your finger on the scanner for half a second and you're taken to the home screen. Keep it on the scanner for 1.5 seconds and the "Recent Apps" menu will open

With 4G LTE connectivity, the handset will launch next month at a price of $149.99. Besides the low value price, which certainly doesn't look like the price tag on the Apple iPhone 6 or Apple iPhone 6 Plus, one look at the phone reveals that Doogee is not joking about its desire to stop copying Apple. The company says that designs need to be diversified. The F5 is just one model however, and we will have to wait and see if Doogee continues to avoid copying the iPhone with its future models. A lot will be determined by how well the Doogee F5 sells.


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source: Doogee via gizChina

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49 Comments

1. AlikMalix unregistered

Hah, haha, hahaha... hahahahhahaha... hahahaha..oh.. ahhaha... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BAEJyuReWQ

4. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

agreed !!!! Everyone needs to stop copying the CRAP from apple.

22. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

the only time I agreed with you

5. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

This is my company. Doggy Doogee! This phone is beautiful, way more beautiful than ugly tin can iphone. Doogee is right, all companies should stop copy iphone

6. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Wasn't it Doogee that I saw that has a phone with similar looks with the IPhone? But anyway yeah he has a point, yet for me, Manufacturers 1st thought of making diverse range of phones for people to have a choice but people didn't like it because they feel they should have the same features, now Manufacturers made phones similar but people didn't like it because they no longer have a choice anymore..

7. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

That Looks Really Cool. But I wouldn't Look Forward To Holding It In Landscape Mode.

33. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I love the square phones, 930 1520 etc, holding it in landscape isn't any problem

8. iphonexus

Posts: 130; Member since: Jan 04, 2015

i think apple also copies and advertize it in that way so that people think they invented it and yes rounded design is not apple thing

11. ikenvape

Posts: 309; Member since: May 28, 2014

Phone looks great but I bet it's uncomfortable as hell

12. dancheung77

Posts: 202; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Very sony'ish I think

13. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Sony phones aren't that blocky

45. ikenvape

Posts: 309; Member since: May 28, 2014

Kinda does, or a sharper Lumia. Either way, how many times can a rectangle be reinvented before they start looking the same?

14. Mrmark

Posts: 407; Member since: Jan 26, 2013

Instead lets copy the Nokia 930 ... Smh... All phones are going to have a resemble of something else. It's a slab for crying out loud.

15. Jason2k13

Posts: 1469; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Sony was bashed on the original xperia Z when it had sharped corners making it uncomfortable to hold and making the phone look bigger. But imagine holding this phone and putting it in your pocket. It looks like it will stab you or impale your heart if you fall on those corners of the phone.

16. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Making angular corners just for the sake of not using rounded corners is just as stupid a reason as using rounded corners because it's the same as Apple.

17. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

And rounded corners are much more comfortable in big sized phones. Lumia 930 had angular corners and it wasn't very comfortable to hold, phones like HTC m8 or iPhone 6 are. 5S had angular because it was small, bigger phones have to have rounded corners

18. SirYar

Posts: 351; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

This Doogee can bite.

19. faha1

Posts: 56; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

Agreed 100%.

21. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Agreed. Hope DOGEE changes their brand name. Akward.

23. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

its "DOOGEE" and i think its pronounced like doggy

31. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

No, it's actually pronounced something like "Do-gee", not "Doggy". That's not a doggy.

24. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

rounded edges like Doogee Nova Y100X?? just wait until they make another rounded edges phone, soon..

25. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Ehmmm rounded corners have been on mobile devices for ages....it is not copying the iphone to have that. Omfg why are there so many f**k ingredients retards in the world thinking every f**king little thing on the iphone is an apple invention....I'm getting so tired of this s**t. They didn't invent s**t, they came with a new religion for sheep and that's it.

60. TerryTerius unregistered

I don't think that he is saying putting rounded corners on your device automatically means you're copying Apple. I'm pretty sure he specifically talking about manufacturers that go out of their way to make their phones look like iPhones. Look at Xiaomi & Sony for example. Both have rounded corners on their devices, but the former made Phone that looks like clones of Apple products for a very long time. Whereas Sony makes phones that are relatively distinct.

26. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

but it looks like a sony phone so they copied sony ?

27. Loveneesh

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

At least there is a brand who want revolution. Not exist within clone revolution.

28. Reshad

Posts: 17; Member since: Jun 09, 2015

Doogee CEO is misunderstood. He doesn't know apple copies other phone features.

29. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

That's a good attitude right there from a Chinese manufacturer, but even if you don't wanna make your products look a tad bit similar to Apple, at least don't make those corners sharp as fark, imagine holding the phone tightly lol. Trying adding some ergonomics, some "pizzaz...", and some wow into it. Doogee can definitely achieve it.

30. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Hmm, that's some slick looking hardware right there...

34. Fire5

Posts: 315; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

All manufacturers moved away from the iPhone but the iPhone approached them. it changed its iPhone size was never a true smartphone now 4.7, 5.5 Enters Android terrain resolution was always a joke is now decent 1080p, power button was always at the top of the iPhone is now on the right side where Samsung always located now it has iPhone wallpapers iPhone like Android then stop looking at Android and concentrate your closed world.

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