Doogee X5 Pro smartphone - £52.62 - GearBest
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Doogee X5 Pro smartphone - £52.62 - GearBest

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Found 11th Oct 2015
What do you think of this?
Anyone had any experience with the site?
Will there be custom duties, and if so how much are they likely to be?

Display: 5.0 inch IPS HD Screen
CPU: MTK6735 Quad Core
System: Android 5.1
RAM + ROM: 2GB RAM + 16GB ROM
Available Memory: 12GB
Camera: Back camera 5.0MP (SW8.0MP) + front camera 2.0MP (SW5.0MP)
Bluetooth: 4.0
GPS: GPS/AGPS
OTG: Yes
OTA: Yes
SIM Card: Dual SIM dual standby,dual Micro SIM
Network:
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G: WCDMA 900/2100MHz
4G: FDD-LTE 800/900/1800/2100/2600MHz

----==EDIT==----
"Here's a code for 7% off "keryetGB" just tried it took price down to £48.94"
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How would this compare to a S3. Been looking for a refresh for a while, would be hard to say no at this price.
Bought plenty from Gearbest. No issues and never had any custom charges as I just use their standard postage.
Just bought this off eBay. I was looking at these sites including Aliexpress but decided to pay £90 off ebay from a reputable UK seller with warranty.
Harry12346

How would this compare to a S3. Been looking for a refresh for a while, … How would this compare to a S3. Been looking for a refresh for a while, would be hard to say no at this price.



​ it should be a decent upgrade considering the spec, don't know the quality, I've ordered one so we'll see.
customs = %20 plus £8 royal fail 'handling fee'
I've ordered from them before with out any problems
Ordered from them end of July, took nearly 2 months to receive, absolute nightmare,ended up emailing them every other day. That particular order was from China,however when I ordered earlier in the year from the European warehouse (Germany) I think shipping took less than 48 hours.
been posted beforfe look at earlier posts long history
Robbo123

Ordered from them end of July, took nearly 2 months to receive, absolute … Ordered from them end of July, took nearly 2 months to receive, absolute nightmare,ended up emailing them every other day. That particular order was from China,however when I ordered earlier in the year from the European warehouse (Germany) I think shipping took less than 48 hours.


How do you know where it is coming from then? Is there a different site?
This is the standard price so cold from me I'm afraid.
Quixotic22

Anyone had any experience with the site?Will there be custom duties, and … Anyone had any experience with the site?Will there be custom duties, and if so how much are they likely to be?


If you're unlucky enough to be hit with customs charge, expect to pay 20% + circa £8 - £10 admin fee.
Edited by: "AndyRoyd" 15th Oct 2015
I posted this deal Tuesday night. Got email from hukd saying it's not one of there recommended sellers and it was taken down within minutes. Come on hukd. Make your mind up.. I bought one anyway last Saturday from German warehouse but not received yet?
Harry12346

How would this compare to a S3. Been looking for a refresh for a while, … How would this compare to a S3. Been looking for a refresh for a while, would be hard to say no at this price.



​Consider putting Samsung s5 lite rom on your old s3.its dead easy to do if you follow how tos on youtube. Just make sure you use i9300 international software to do it. The rom is fantastic and phone holds charge over a day with little to no lag...
AndyRoyd

If you're unlucky enough to be hit with customs charge, expect to pay 20% … If you're unlucky enough to be hit with customs charge, expect to pay 20% + circa £8 - £10 admin fee. May be worthwhile to look at options ex-UK from £45 / £46 delivered.



The ebay link in the comment above is for the x5 not the x5 pro that the original post is for (different ram 1gb as posed to 2gb)

I've been ordering Chinese phones for years and have NEVER had to pay any import duty, charges etc (although there is a long wait for the item usually 4-6 weeks minimum). Have ordered three from gearbest in the last year alone and haven't had any issues so far.
this is the guy I bought mine off m.ebay.co.uk/itm…020 it's a UK seller with good feedback with warranty. I thought about ordering from China but with the long delivery time and possible tax duty £89.99 is still a good deal considering the spec.
i think ops question was is it any good
how is this compare to p8ooo?
you can get one for around 100-110
wayners

I posted this deal Tuesday night. Got email from hukd saying it's not one … I posted this deal Tuesday night. Got email from hukd saying it's not one of there recommended sellers and it was taken down within minutes. Come on hukd. Make your mind up.. I bought one anyway last Saturday from German warehouse but not received yet?


Yep, I posted it a couple of weeks ago and had the same experience. Boo hoo etc.
It must be just me but the name of this phone sounds like 'dodgy'.
It's £50, so worth a punt, at least it's got 16gb internal, so many budget phones only have 8 and they quickly fill as there's only so many you can move to sd

Very tempted, would this work on 4g with 3?
As an experiment I sold my Z3 Compact and ran an Elephone P6000 for about 3 months as my main phone. The Elephone has a similar spec to the DooGee X5 Pro

On the plus side, it ran a clean Android, performed flawlessly for the money, and for most uses such as browsing, apps and (casual) games not really any noticeable downgrade from my previous phone.

As negatives, the battery life was poor so I found myself actively limiting my screen time, camera was pretty poor, but the biggest deal was that the Sat Nav was completely unusable, it would say I was in a field when I was driving down the road, thought I was in Portsmouth when I was on the Isle of Wight etc.

I've since given it to my daughter as an upgrade from her Moto G (1st edition) and she's made up with it.

So to summarise, Chinese 'no brand' smartphones offer exceptional value for money, and if the DooGee X5 Pro performs anything like the Elephone P6000 this is a fantastic deal. But, this will not be the seamless smartphone experience that you would get from an 'established brand' and there will be obvious flaws in certain places.

With most of these phones the available reviews online are limited and you should always try to find out where the device has its shortfalls so you are able to decide whether the savings in cost are worth it. For this phone I would be worried about the amount of screen time afforded by the 2400 mAh battery, and the performance of the 5mp (interpolated to 8mp) camera.
lukec36

Yep, I posted it a couple of weeks ago and had the same experience. Boo … Yep, I posted it a couple of weeks ago and had the same experience. Boo hoo etc.



I believe any seller can become a recommended seller on hotukd if they offer to pay the requisite 'referral fee' (_;)
ry4n1234@hotmail

this is the guy I bought mine off … this is the guy I bought mine off http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Doogee-X5-Pro-5-quot-Android-DUAL-SIM-Smartphone-Mobile-Quad-Core-2GB-RAM-16GB-4G-/301763807808?txnId=1175570827020 it's a UK seller with good feedback with warranty. I thought about ordering from China but with the long delivery time and possible tax duty £89.99 is still a good deal considering the spec.



it makes absolutely no sense buying this phone for £89.99 to get access to a UK company who offer a warranty.

the same phone from gear best is £50, if it went wrong (unlikely) you could simply buy another, but gear best are usually quite good at sorting out issues anyway

and of course there is no guarantee that the more expensive UK seller would respect any "warranty" they offer


Edited by: "benlondon" 12th Oct 2015
fishmaster

It must be just me but the name of this phone sounds like 'dodgy'.


I bet it's not just the name
lukec36

As an experiment I sold my Z3 Compact and ran an Elephone P6000 for about … As an experiment I sold my Z3 Compact and ran an Elephone P6000 for about 3 months as my main phone. The Elephone has a similar spec to the DooGee X5 ProOn the plus side, it ran a clean Android, performed flawlessly for the money, and for most uses such as browsing, apps and (casual) games not really any noticeable downgrade from my previous phone.As negatives, the battery life was poor so I found myself actively limiting my screen time, camera was pretty poor, but the biggest deal was that the Sat Nav was completely unusable, it would say I was in a field when I was driving down the road, thought I was in Portsmouth when I was on the Isle of Wight etc.I've since given it to my daughter as an upgrade from her Moto G (1st edition) and she's made up with it.So to summarise, Chinese 'no brand' smartphones offer exceptional value for money, and if the DooGee X5 Pro performs anything like the Elephone P6000 this is a fantastic deal. But, this will not be the seamless smartphone experience that you would get from an 'established brand' and there will be obvious flaws in certain places. With most of these phones the available reviews online are limited and you should always try to find out where the device has its shortfalls so you are able to decide whether the savings in cost are worth it. For this phone I would be worried about the amount of screen time afforded by the 2400 mAh battery, and the performance of the 5mp (interpolated to 8mp) camera.



Thanks for posting your first-hand comments, very useful to know. I was under the impression that Mediatek had ironed out the issues they had with their GPS chips some time back but evidently not. This is unfortunately a very common scenario with many Chinese phones and tablets - no attention is paid really to a proper QC and test of the finished product. All their efforts go into maximising their specs vs other Chinese competitors to a point where an extra 0.5mm shaved off the thickness of the phone is seen to be the end goal, rather than an extra 200mAh of battery which will allow their customers to use their phones through the duration of the day.
I believe the first batch of their P8000's were manufactured without the status LED in a race to meet Elephone's release timeline commitments. You can just about imagine how the unfortunate sods who bought this batch of phones felt when they powered them up. Elephone later offered some money back OFF THEIR NEXT MODEL OF PHONE when the complaints started flooding in - this kind of event really does show these guys up for what they are. They said they had to 'compromise on the first 5000 units'!!:

elephone.hk/P80…tml


Edited by: "hcc27" 12th Oct 2015
Anyone Help wanting to find out if the phone has a Removable Battery.

Anybody got one ?
One problem: it's very hard to find cases etc for these phones. Any ideas?
cb-uk

One problem: it's very hard to find cases etc for these phones. Any ideas?



You even looked on eBay??
otonytonton

Anyone Help wanting to find out if the phone has a Removable … Anyone Help wanting to find out if the phone has a Removable Battery.Anybody got one ?



​I believe this one has a removable battery unlike the f5 I also ordered that don't .. Im still **** my original post for this deal got taken down.ill let it go.
I recently received the X5 (3G) version of this, here's a review I made:

reddit.com/r/c…x5/
OK, I've decided to take the plunge and order it, if it does take ages and I get something else I'm sure I could sell it on ebay easily enough.

Cheers for the replies folks.
How come they are accepting Gearbest now???? I tried to post something from the UK warehouse a couple of months ago and was informed not to be a naughty boy. I gave up after several exchanges of email as it was getting nowhere.

Someone posts a "deal" on the Asus from Banggood when it is £30 cheaper from Gearbest's UK warehouse....... and people wonder why we give up posting.
http://moderndogmagazine.com/sites/default/files/images/uploads/ThisisDoge.jpg
1 review I read suggests a battery life of 7 hours on standby - yikes!
Edited by: "littletime" 12th Oct 2015
I have ordered my one at the end of September and it has not been sent yet
Tequila

I bet it's not just the name



​ problems unlikely really? I need a phone quite quickly so 4 to 6 weeks is no good for me, getting this in 3 days. if any problems you would have to post back to China more time and hassle without a phone. £56 plus the gamble of paying duty about 1 in 5 chance through my experience.
benlondon

it makes absolutely no sense buying this phone for £89.99 to get access … it makes absolutely no sense buying this phone for £89.99 to get access to a UK company who offer a warranty.the same phone from gear best is £50, if it went wrong (unlikely) you could simply buy another, but gear best are usually quite good at sorting out issues anywayand of course there is no guarantee that the more expensive UK seller would respect any "warranty" they offer



​​ problems unlikely really? I need a phone quite quickly so 4 to 6 weeks is no good for me, getting this in 3 days. if any problems you would have to post back to China more time and hassle without a phone. £56 plus the gamble of paying duty about 1 in 5 chance through my experience.
demansquith

I have ordered my one at the end of September and it has not been sent … I have ordered my one at the end of September and it has not been sent yet



​me to
wpj

How come they are accepting Gearbest now???? I tried to post something … How come they are accepting Gearbest now???? I tried to post something from the UK warehouse a couple of months ago and was informed not to be a naughty boy. I gave up after several exchanges of email as it was getting nowhere.Someone posts a "deal" on the Asus from Banggood when it is £30 cheaper from Gearbest's UK warehouse....... and people wonder why we give up posting.



​I'm with you to on that one. Guess gearbest has been given the ok from administration.
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