DOOGEE VALENCIA2 Y100 Pro review
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Writen by mobile88 Editor: By Andre Chan, on Friday, September 18, 2015
We are pleasantly surprised to find the Valencia2 Y100 Pro comes dressed in a metal unibody housing, which is a rarity when budget phones are concerned. Doogee described the back cover as “polycarbonate-based and coated with a unique finish” that mixes premium aluminum alloy and Japanese Musashi paint. It is said to be lightweight, tough and most importantly, does not interfere with the phone signal.
The brush metal look certainly lends it an air of premium. Add to that the slightly-curved back, it reminds us of one of the best-looking mobile phones ever – the HTC One M8 (and its subsequent successor). On the front, there is a 2.5D glass panel that flushed nicely to the metal back cover which bears a resemblance to Apple’s iPhone 6.
There are only two buttons (the power/lock button and the volume rocker) and they located at the right side of the device. The USB charging port and headphone jack are all located at the top while at the bottom you will find the microphone hole. Meanwhile, the speaker is placed at the at the rear bottom, which is not the most ideal position when you’re playing music with the phone placed resting down on its back.
And yes, the back cover is removable. Within it you will find the dual SIM slots, the microSD slot and the removable battery.
With the aforementioned curved back and the round edges, the Valencia2 Y100 Pro feels nice to hold in hand. Due to its non-phablet size, one-hand operation is thankfully possible. If there’s one gripe that we have in the overall design, it is that the device is very slippery!
All in all, we dare say that the Valencia2 Y100 Pro is one of the most, if not the most, beautiful phones in its price range we have encountered.