China makes smartphones, tons of them. Some are good,some are great and well let’s say some just don’t live up to the standards. So how do we separate the great– the Beasts as we like to call them– from the lot? Well, we have a solution for you; this new column is going to to explore some of China’s best offerings so stay tuned!
First up we have the DOOGEE F3 Pro; a budget friendly device that gives you too much while being light on your pocket. So what is this “too much”? Starting with the hardware, the device is available in four shells: Crystal White,Obsidian black, ebony and bamboo cove. The back is made of ultra-clear glass that’s hard enough to resist scratches from the keys you so carelessly put into your pocket,with the smartphone, yet has that premium lush feel. The front features a stunning LG made display with a sharp 2.5D glass and 1mm slim bezels. The display department has a 5.0-inch FHD display with 1920×1080 pixels to give a lush yet crisp display.
Speaking of performance, we have a 64-bit,octa-core 1.5GHz MediaTek MTK6753 running the show. It’s got a Mali-T720 GPU on board capable of high speeds and allowing decent multi-tasking, and 3GB of RAM that should provide enough room for you to install all the apps you require since bloatware is an issue you won’t encounter. Also on board is a 16GB internal storage with an option to expand it by upto 32gigs. In the camera department we have a 13MP main shooter with a Samsung 3M2 ISOCELL CMOS sensor that will give you striking images as well as a 5MP selfie snapper that will ensure you always take that instagram-worthy selfie. Powering the entire unit is a 2200 mAh lithium battery.
The DOOGEE device runs Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box and quite surprisingly is 4G LTE enabled. GSM support at 850/900/1800/1900MHz is available while the LTE bands included are 800/1800/2100/2600MHz.