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Doogee Valencia2 Y100 Pro Smartphone Review

Inexpensive Lollipop. This is one of the more attractive budget smartphones for less than $130. Its curved glass front and metallic back cover are great, but can it perform as well as it looks?

We published on the Valencia2 Y100 not too long ago, so how is the Valencia2 Y100 Pro any different? While the Pro model shares the same 5-inch 720p display, it utilizes a more attractive 2.5D glass screen and silver back cover with double the RAM, double the storage, and 4G support. The CPU has changed as well from a MediaTek MT6592 to a MediaTek MT6735.

The Y100 Pro model retails for roughly $30 more than the vanilla Y100 for a total of $120. Let's see how the Y100 Pro compares to the original and other budget smartphones of its size class.

Doogee Valencia2 Y100 review

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Doogee Valencia2 Y100 Pro
Graphics adapter
Memory
2048 MB 
Display
5 inch 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixel, 5-point capacitive, IPS, OGS, glossy: yes
Storage
16 GB SSD, 16 GB 
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm headphones, Card Reader: MicroSD, Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient light sensor
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.0, 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz, 3G: WCDMA 900/1900/2100MHz, 4G: FDD-LTE 800/1800/2100/2600MHz
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.35 x 142.6 x 72.1 ( = 0.37 x 5.61 x 2.84 in)
Battery
8 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 2200 mAh
Operating System
Android 5.1 Lollipop
Camera
Webcam: Rear: 13 MP w/ Flash, Front: 8 MP
Additional features
Speakers: Monaural, Quick Guide, screen protector, case protector, AC adapter, earphones, Micro USB 2.0 cable, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
122 g ( = 4.3 oz / 0.27 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
110 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case

The overall design of the Y100 Pro mimics the original Y100 down to port positioning and button layout. In fact, the back cover for the Y100 Pro fits perfectly onto the original Y100 and vice versa. Case quality is essentially identical from top to bottom.

The main difference lies in the 2.5D screen as the Corning Gorilla Glass on the front edges and corners are curved for a more attractive look as explained in our Display section. Doogee also claims a "metal unibody" for the Pro version, though this is not the same unibody design as normally expected from high-end smartphones. Instead, the removable plastic back cover is rounder and with a brushed metallic surface to give the appearance of a metal chassis. This certainly makes the Y100 Pro look more expensive than it really is even though the removable cover itself is just as susceptible to twists as the regular cover for the Y100. Overall quality is nonetheless good for the price with no major twisting or depressions. The creaking we experienced on our original Y100 is nowhere to be found on our Y100 Pro.

The size of the smartphone is again similar to most mainstream 5-inch devices. The dedicated Android inputs at the bottom of the Doogee do make it slightly longer than phones without the dedicated keys, such as the LG G2. The nearly bezel-free Sharp Aquos Crystal is still one of the smallest 5-inch smartphones available in this price range.

2.5D glass makes edges and corners smoother on the Y100 Pro
2.5D glass makes edges and corners smoother on the Y100 Pro
Top: Y100 Pro, Bottom: Y100
Top: Y100 Pro, Bottom: Y100
Chassis is otherwise identical in almost every way
Chassis is otherwise identical in almost every way
148.2 mm / 5.83 inch 72.8 mm / 2.87 inch 10.34 mm / 0.4071 inch 145 g0.3197 lbs145.5 mm / 5.73 inch 72.59 mm / 2.86 inch 7.3 mm / 0.2874 inch 136 g0.2998 lbs142.6 mm / 5.61 inch 72.1 mm / 2.84 inch 9.35 mm / 0.3681 inch 122 g0.269 lbs144 mm / 5.67 inch 70.7 mm / 2.78 inch 7.7 mm / 0.3031 inch 134 g0.2954 lbs142.5 mm / 5.61 inch 71 mm / 2.8 inch 8.25 mm / 0.3248 inch 122 g0.269 lbs141.3 mm / 5.56 inch 72.2 mm / 2.84 inch 8.8 mm / 0.3465 inch 145 g0.3197 lbs139.7 mm / 5.5 inch 69.8 mm / 2.75 inch 10.2 mm / 0.4016 inch 136 g0.2998 lbs

Connectivity

Available interfaces are again similar to the Valencia2 Y100. Users get Micro-USB 2.0 OTG, MicroSD, Micro-SIM, and Mini-SIM. Removing the rounded back cover is a bit difficult due to its smooth texture and lack of a notch.

Top: Micro-USB 2.0, 3.5 mm headphones
Top: Micro-USB 2.0, 3.5 mm headphones
Right: Power button, Volume rocker
Right: Power button, Volume rocker
Bottom: Microphone
Bottom: Microphone
Left: No connectivity
Left: No connectivity

Communication & GPS

WLAN reception and GPS are both reliable and perhaps more importantly, steady. For example, the WLAN radio on our Doogee experiences less noise than our LG G2 and its GPS is able to acquire a fix more quickly.

Doogee Y100 Pro GPS Test
Doogee Y100 Pro GPS Test
LG G2 GPS Test
LG G2 GPS Test
Doogee Y100 Pro ~10 m away from source
Doogee Y100 Pro ~10 m away from source
LG G2 ~10 m away from source
LG G2 ~10 m away from source

Telephone & Speech Quality

The contacts for the rear touch panel have been removed
The contacts for the rear touch panel have been removed

4G FDD LTE is supported only on the Micro-SIM slot while both slots support 2G and 3G speeds. We were able to benefit from 3G speeds through the T-Mobile network in San Francisco, but were unable to connect to 4G towers. The supported LTE bands for the Y100 Pro (3, 7, and 20) are not used by major carriers in the United States.

Nonetheless, call quality is very clear for both the caller and listener. There is little static on full reception and no voice drops, though the earpiece could have been a little louder to better overcome background noise when outdoors. Wi-Fi calling is not supported on the Y100 Pro.

Cameras

For one reason or another, the rear 13 MP camera on the Y100 Pro takes better quality pictures than our original Y100 under similar conditions and settings despite having the same lenses. The auto-focus is much clearer and colors are not dampened, either. Images aren't as crisp or detailed as the cameras on current flagship devices or even on older flagship models like the LG G2, but we're still pleasantly surprised by the quality of the Doogee camera.

Videos are unfortunately below average with heavy blurring and muddy details. Maximum resolution is only 720p with the built-in Camera app.

Accessories & Warranty

Included extras are a screen protector, Quick Start guide, screen wipe, case protector, Micro-USB cable, and a pair of earphones. A 1000 mAh wall charger is included as well, though U.S. users with no adapter are out of luck as the plug is for European power outlets.

Warranty is the usual 12-month period worldwide from date of purchase. The limited coverage applies to the smartphone only and none of the accessories.

Input Devices

Touchscreen

The 5-point capacitive screen is reliable and responsive. Key presses are registered quickly and immediately even for fast touch typists. Accuracy is not an issue as the screen is as accurate towards the center as it is around the edges. In short, this is one of the more responsive displays you can find on an inexpensive smartphone.

The screen is not especially sensitive to light taps compared to more mainstream smartphones, however, so tapping more firmly will reduce the number of misses. The Y100 Pro has notably dropped the unreliable rear touch panel on the original Y100.

Display

Screen quality is largely similar to the original Y100 as the big difference is the addition of a 2.5D screen. This means that the front glass surface curves down around the edges and corners for a unique look. The feature is largely visual and brings no benefit to display quality. The screen itself is still flat and planar, unlike on the LG G4c or Galaxy S6 Edge. For all intents and purposes, the 2.5D moniker is a marketing term.

We do commend Doogee for offering a very bright backlight. The manufacturer advertises a 450 cd/m2 backlight and we can confirm with our own measurements that the average screen brightness is very close to this value at the maximum setting. This is almost as bright as the recently released and much more expensive Huawei Honor 6 Plus. Our measured contrast of nearly 900:1 is also quite close to the advertised 1000:1.

Subjectively, images and text are crisp and appear very close to the surface. The Y100 Pro uses the same OGS technology as the recent iPhones to reduce the thickness of the protective glass.

438.7
cd/m²
467.5
cd/m²
406.2
cd/m²
426.6
cd/m²
455
cd/m²
401.1
cd/m²
416.7
cd/m²
445.6
cd/m²
392
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro Basic 2
Maximum: 467.5 cd/m² Average: 427.7 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 84 %
Center on Battery: 455 cd/m²
Contrast: 875:1 (Black: 0.52 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 11.22 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6
ΔE Greyscale 12.83 | 0.64-98 Ø6.3
Gamma: 2.12
Doogee Valencia2 Y100 ProAsus Zenfone 5LG G4cZTE Blade S6Doogee Valencia2 Y100Sharp Aquos Crystal
Screen
12%
17%
11%
-2%
10%
Brightness middle
455
389
-15%
480
5%
386
-15%
434.2
-5%
401.6
-12%
Brightness
428
375
-12%
464
8%
377
-12%
428
0%
410
-4%
Brightness Distribution
84
88
5%
92
10%
90
7%
95
13%
93
11%
Black Level *
0.52
0.58
-12%
0.49
6%
0.44
15%
0.581
-12%
0.72
-38%
Contrast
875
671
-23%
980
12%
877
0%
747
-15%
558
-36%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
11.22
4.22
62%
8.13
28%
7.12
37%
10.42
7%
3.63
68%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
12.83
3.08
76%
6.73
48%
6.7
48%
12.73
1%
2.84
78%
Gamma
2.12 104%
2.57 86%
2.69 82%
1.98 111%
2.31 95%
2.16 102%
CCT
11911 55%
6840 95%
7727 84%
7784 84%
11049 59%
6658 98%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
70.038

* ... smaller is better

Colors are generally inaccurate as expected from an inexpensive device. Color temperature, however, is very poor and much too cool. Grayscale is off balanced and Teal and Blue colors are the most inaccurate at all tested saturation levels. These issues are similar to what we discovered on the original Y100, which is unsurprising due to their similar screens. Competing devices like the HTC Desire 626G or LG G4c have more balanced colors overall.

The built-in MiraVision software allows users to change contrast, saturation, sharpness, and even color temperature. This is more of a feature for personal tastes rather than for significantly improving the display.

Grayscale
Grayscale
Saturation Sweeps
Saturation Sweeps
ColorChecker
ColorChecker

Outdoor visibility is above average largely because of the very bright backlight. It's still a bit difficult to use under direct sunlight, but we find it much easier on a cloudy day or when under shade. The wide viewing angles from the IPS panel is now standard across smartphones.

Outdoors on overcast day
Outdoors on overcast day
Wide IPS viewing angles
Wide IPS viewing angles

Performance

PCMark for Android
PCMark for Android

Instead of using the same 1.7 GHz MediaTek MT6592 SoC and Mali-450 MP4 GPU on the original Y100, Doogee has elected to equip the Pro model with the slower 1.5 GHz MediaTek MT6735 SoC and Mali-T720 GPU. According to CPU-Z, this quad-core processor is underclocked to just 1.0 GHz on our Y100 Pro and we can confirm with PCMark that it indeed never runs above the 1.0 GHz mark. When idling, all CPU cores will be disabled except for one at 221 MHz to conserve power.

Ice Storm Physics puts our Y100 Pro 20 to 25 percent slower than our original Y100 due to the processor change.

System Performance

Common benchmarks like Vellamo, PCMark, and BaseMark place the Y100 Pro at the bottom of the barrel compared to other budget devices. Users can expect performance levels to be similar to the Asus Zenfone 5 and its entry-level Snapdragon 400 SoC and even the original Y100 and its MediaTek MT6592 SoC. Raw multi-core performance is roughly on par with the Galaxy S3 and slightly above the original Tegra 3-equipped Nexus 7.

Sequential read and write rates are actually quite good and rival the Zenfone 2 according to AndroBench. Popular flagship models like the HTC One M9 still eclipse the Doogee in this regard.

Subjectively, the Y100 Pro responds quickly to inputs and swipes without significant delays. The additional 1 GB of RAM allows for more applications and genuinely faster multi-tasking in comparison. We are able to jump from Angry Birds 2 to our Chrome browser, and then back to Angry Birds 2 and the Home screen without significant delays that are otherwise common on most budget devices.

Vellamo 3.x
Metal (sort by value)
Doogee Valencia2 Y100 Pro
705 Points ∼19%
Doogee Valencia2 Y100
696 Points ∼19% -1%
Asus Zenfone 5
763 Points ∼20% +8%
ZTE Blade S6
924 Points ∼25% +31%
Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML
1200 Points ∼32% +70%
NVIDIA Shield
1389 Points ∼37% +97%
HTC One M9
2280 Points ∼61% +223%
Multicore Beta (sort by value)
Doogee Valencia2 Y100 Pro
1221 Points ∼27%
Doogee Valencia2 Y100
1254 Points ∼28% +3%
Asus Zenfone 5
1132 Points ∼25% -7%
ZTE Blade S6
817 Points ∼18% -33%
Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML
1251 Points ∼28% +2%
NVIDIA Shield
2237 Points ∼50% +83%
HTC One M9
2298 Points ∼51% +88%
Browser (sort by value)
Doogee Valencia2 Y100 Pro
1666 Points ∼22%
Doogee Valencia2 Y100
1608 Points ∼21% -3%
Asus Zenfone 5
1705 Points ∼23% +2%
ZTE Blade S6
2550 Points ∼34% +53%
Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML
3005 Points ∼40% +80%
NVIDIA Shield
3673 Points ∼49% +120%
NVIDIA Shield
2736 Points ∼36% +64%
HTC One M9
3174 Points ∼42% +91%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
HTC One M9
1132 Points ∼26%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
HTC One M9
1084 Points ∼17%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
HTC One M9
1094 Points ∼19%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
HTC One M9
845 Points ∼19%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
HTC One M9
1892 Points ∼18%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
LG G4c
53 Points ∼1%
HTC One M9
1484 Points ∼19%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Doogee Valencia2 Y100 Pro
7386 Points ∼9%
Doogee Valencia2 Y100
8878 Points ∼10% +20%
LG G4c
9195 Points ∼11% +24%
Asus Zenfone 5
7872 Points ∼9% +7%
ZTE Blade S6
7526 Points ∼9% +2%
Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML
16550 Points ∼19% +124%
NVIDIA Shield
16579 Points ∼19% +124%
HTC One M9
10432 (min: 10432, max: 10786) Points ∼12% +41%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Doogee Valencia2 Y100 Pro
2623 Points ∼0%
Doogee Valencia2 Y100
5774 Points ∼1% +120%
LG G4c
3827 Points ∼1% +46%
Asus Zenfone 5
4156 Points ∼1% +58%
ZTE Blade S6
8933 Points ∼2% +241%
Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML
14270 Points ∼3% +444%
NVIDIA Shield
19580 Points ∼4% +646%
HTC One M9
34429 (min: 34429, max: 34485) Points ∼6% +1213%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Doogee Valencia2 Y100 Pro
3062 Points ∼1%
Doogee Valencia2 Y100
6260 Points ∼3% +104%
LG G4c
4397 Points ∼2% +44%
Asus Zenfone 5
4643 Points ∼2% +52%
ZTE Blade S6
8577 Points ∼4% +180%
Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML
14721 Points ∼6% +381%
NVIDIA Shield
18823 Points ∼8% +515%
HTC One M9
22783 (min: 22783, max: 23171) Points ∼10% +644%
1920x1080 Ice Storm Extreme Physics (sort by value)
Doogee Valencia2 Y100 Pro
6524 Points ∼8%
Doogee Valencia2 Y100
8186 Points ∼10% +25%
LG G4c
8507 Points ∼10% +30%
Asus Zenfone 5
7264 Points ∼9% +11%
ZTE Blade S6
7346 Points ∼9% +13%
Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML
7530 Points ∼9% +15%
1920x1080 Ice Storm Extreme Graphics (sort by value)
Doogee Valencia2 Y100 Pro
1669 Points ∼0%
Doogee Valencia2 Y100
3975 Points ∼1% +138%
LG G4c
2188 Points ∼0% +31%
Asus Zenfone 5
2434 Points ∼0% +46%
ZTE Blade S6
5272 Points ∼1% +216%
Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML
7875 Points ∼1% +372%
1920x1080 Ice Storm Extreme Score (sort by value)
Doogee Valencia2 Y100 Pro
2000 Points ∼1%
Doogee Valencia2 Y100
4488 Points ∼2% +124%
LG G4c
2621 Points ∼1% +31%
Asus Zenfone 5
2856 Points ∼1% +43%
ZTE Blade S6
5625 Points ∼3% +181%
Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML
7796 Points ∼4% +290%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Physics (sort by value)
Doogee Valencia2 Y100 Pro
6706 Points ∼4%
Doogee Valencia2 Y100
7988 Points ∼5% +19%
LG G4c
8632 Points ∼6% +29%
Asus Zenfone 5
7497 Points ∼5% +12%
ZTE Blade S6
7143 Points ∼5% +7%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Graphics (sort by value)
Doogee Valencia2 Y100 Pro
3402 Points ∼0%
Doogee Valencia2 Y100
5974 Points ∼1% +76%
LG G4c
4767 Points ∼1% +40%
Asus Zenfone 5
5265 Points ∼1% +55%
ZTE Blade S6
10819 Points ∼1% +218%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Score (sort by value)
Doogee Valencia2 Y100 Pro
3820 Points ∼0%
Doogee Valencia2 Y100
6329 Points ∼1% +66%
LG G4c
5294 Points ∼0% +39%
Asus Zenfone 5
5638 Points ∼1% +48%
ZTE Blade S6
9709 Points ∼1% +154%
PCMark for Android
Computer Vision score (sort by value)
NVIDIA Shield
2553 Points ∼21%
Storage score (sort by value)
NVIDIA Shield
1144 Points ∼3%
NVIDIA Shield
1144 Points ∼3%
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
NVIDIA Shield
4144 (min: 3864, max: 4623) Points ∼35%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Doogee Valencia2 Y100 Pro
2512 Points ∼13%
Doogee Valencia2 Y100
3396 Points ∼17% +35%
LG G4c
3199 Points ∼16% +27%
ZTE Blade S6
3045 Points ∼16% +21%
Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML
5083 Points ∼26% +102%
HTC One M9
4193 Points ∼21% +67%
Sunspider
1.0 Total Score (sort by value)
Doogee Valencia2 Y100 Pro
1947.8 ms * ∼21%
Doogee Valencia2 Y100
1794 ms * ∼20% +8%
LG G4c
1036 ms * ∼11% +47%
Asus Zenfone 5
1684 ms * ∼18% +14%
ZTE Blade S6
1213 ms * ∼13% +38%
Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML
817.7 ms * ∼9% +58%
NVIDIA Shield
588 ms * ∼6% +70%
HTC One M9
839.7 ms * ∼9% +57%
0.9.1 Total Score (sort by value)
Doogee Valencia2 Y100 Pro
1947.8 ms * ∼18%
Doogee Valencia2 Y100
1837.4 ms * ∼17% +6%
Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML
839.5 ms * ∼8% +57%
HTC One M9
778.2 ms * ∼7% +60%
Google V8 Ver. 7 - Google V8 Ver. 7 Score (sort by value)
Doogee Valencia2 Y100 Pro
2379 Points ∼12%
Doogee Valencia2 Y100
2512 Points ∼13% +6%
LG G4c
2795 Points ∼14% +17%
Asus Zenfone 5
2188 Points ∼11% -8%
ZTE Blade S6
3635 Points ∼19% +53%
Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML
6198 Points ∼32% +161%
HTC One M9
6440 Points ∼33% +171%
Octane V2 - Total Score (sort by value)
Doogee Valencia2 Y100 Pro
2168 Points ∼4%
Doogee Valencia2 Y100
2430 Points ∼5% +12%
LG G4c
3085 Points ∼6% +42%
Asus Zenfone 5
1822 Points ∼3% -16%
ZTE Blade S6
3655 Points ∼7% +69%
Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML
6507 Points ∼12% +200%
NVIDIA Shield
5934 Points ∼11% +174%
NVIDIA Shield
4847 Points ∼9% +124%
HTC One M9
6493 Points ∼12% +199%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score (sort by value)
Doogee Valencia2 Y100 Pro
18504.7 ms * ∼31%
Doogee Valencia2 Y100
15476.2 ms * ∼26% +16%
LG G4c
14663.8 ms * ∼25% +21%
Asus Zenfone 5
16691.6 ms * ∼28% +10%
ZTE Blade S6
11668 ms * ∼20% +37%
Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML
5845.9 ms * ∼10% +68%
NVIDIA Shield
8612 ms * ∼14% +53%
NVIDIA Shield
5050 ms * ∼8% +73%
HTC One M9
6508.2 ms * ∼11% +65%
WebXPRT 2015 - Overall Score (sort by value)
Doogee Valencia2 Y100 Pro
39 Points ∼5%
Doogee Valencia2 Y100
41 Points ∼5% +5%
LG G4c
49 Points ∼6% +26%
Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML
109 Points ∼14% +179%
NVIDIA Shield
87 Points ∼11% +123%
NVIDIA Shield
78 Points ∼10% +100%
HTC One M9
72 Points ∼9% +85%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
Doogee Valencia2 Y100 Pro
556 Points ∼27%
Doogee Valencia2 Y100
568 Points ∼28% +2%
LG G4c
571 Points ∼28% +3%
ZTE Blade S6
707 Points ∼35% +27%
Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML
688 Points ∼34% +24%
NVIDIA Shield
890 Points ∼44% +60%
HTC One M9
789 Points ∼39% +42%
Graphics (sort by value)
Doogee Valencia2 Y100 Pro
173 Points ∼1%
Doogee Valencia2 Y100
325 Points ∼1% +88%
LG G4c
318 Points ∼1% +84%
ZTE Blade S6
800 Points ∼3% +362%
Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML
1432 Points ∼5% +728%
NVIDIA Shield
809 Points ∼3% +368%
HTC One M9
3210 Points ∼11% +1755%
Memory (sort by value)
Doogee Valencia2 Y100 Pro
450 Points ∼6%
Doogee Valencia2 Y100
317 Points ∼4% -30%
LG G4c
373 Points ∼5% -17%
ZTE Blade S6
608 Points ∼8% +35%
Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML
954 Points ∼13% +112%
NVIDIA Shield
591 Points ∼8% +31%
HTC One M9
933 Points ∼12% +107%
System (sort by value)
Doogee Valencia2 Y100 Pro
844 Points ∼5%
Doogee Valencia2 Y100
1193 Points ∼7% +41%
LG G4c
1054 Points ∼6% +25%
ZTE Blade S6
1084 Points ∼7% +28%
Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML
1622 Points ∼10% +92%
NVIDIA Shield
1426 Points ∼9% +69%
HTC One M9
1672 Points ∼10% +98%
Overall (sort by value)
Doogee Valencia2 Y100 Pro
437 Points ∼5%
Doogee Valencia2 Y100
514 Points ∼6% +18%
LG G4c
517 Points ∼6% +18%
ZTE Blade S6
782 Points ∼9% +79%
Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML
1111 Points ∼13% +154%
NVIDIA Shield
883 Points ∼10% +102%
HTC One M9
1410 Points ∼17% +223%
AndEBench
Java (sort by value)
Doogee Valencia2 Y100
329 Iter./s ∼10%
Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML
1096 Iter./s ∼34%
NVIDIA Shield
867 Iter./s ∼27%
HTC One M9
1400 Iter./s ∼43%
Native (sort by value)
Doogee Valencia2 Y100
11657 Iter./s ∼38%
Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML
16601 Iter./s ∼54%
NVIDIA Shield
14784 Iter./s ∼49%
HTC One M9
15384 Iter./s ∼50%
ANDEBench PRO
3D (sort by value)
Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML
18.22 fps ∼14%
HTC One M9
32.88 fps ∼25%
Platform (sort by value)
Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML
185.5 Points ∼3%
HTC One M9
154.1 Points ∼2%
Storage (sort by value)
Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML
5939 KB/s ∼6%
HTC One M9
5862 KB/s ∼6%
Memory Latency (sort by value)
Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML
5649 KOps/s ∼70%
HTC One M9
2302 KOps/s ∼29%
Memory Bandwidth (sort by value)
Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML
4074 MB/s ∼19%
HTC One M9
7609 MB/s ∼36%
CoreMark-PRO/HPC (Base) (sort by value)
Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML
2718 Points ∼42%
HTC One M9
2296 Points ∼36%
Device Score (sort by value)
Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML
6911 Points ∼27%
HTC One M9
7158 Points ∼27%
Epic Citadel
Ultra High Quality (sort by value)
Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML
44.4 fps ∼72%
NVIDIA Shield
59.8 fps ∼97%
HTC One M9
58.2 fps ∼94%
High Quality (sort by value)
Doogee Valencia2 Y100 Pro
48.8 fps ∼80%
Doogee Valencia2 Y100
60.1 fps ∼99% +23%
Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML
58.3 fps ∼96% +19%
NVIDIA Shield
59.8 fps ∼98% +23%
High Performance (sort by value)
Doogee Valencia2 Y100 Pro
51.6 fps ∼85%
Doogee Valencia2 Y100
60.2 fps ∼99% +17%
Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML
58.4 fps ∼96% +13%
NVIDIA Shield
59.9 fps ∼99% +16%
AndroBench 3-5
Random Write 4KB (sort by value)
Doogee Valencia2 Y100 Pro
3.78 MB/s ∼2%
Doogee Valencia2 Y100
3.32 MB/s ∼1% -12%
Doogee Valencia2 Y100
3.32 MB/s ∼1% -12%
LG G4c
1.3 MB/s ∼1% -66%
Asus Zenfone 5
1.26 MB/s ∼1% -67%
ZTE Blade S6
2.85 MB/s ∼1% -25%
Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML
5.91 MB/s ∼2% +56%
NVIDIA Shield
0.79 MB/s ∼0% -79%
HTC One M9
13.91 MB/s ∼6% +268%
Random Read 4KB (sort by value)
Doogee Valencia2 Y100 Pro
17.76 MB/s ∼9%
Doogee Valencia2 Y100
15.5 MB/s ∼8% -13%
Doogee Valencia2 Y100
15.5 MB/s ∼8% -13%
LG G4c
10.49 MB/s ∼5% -41%
Asus Zenfone 5
12.43 MB/s ∼6% -30%
ZTE Blade S6
7.85 MB/s ∼4% -56%
Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML
22.69 MB/s ∼12% +28%
NVIDIA Shield
13.4 MB/s ∼7% -25%
HTC One M9
20.66 MB/s ∼11% +16%
Sequential Write 256KB (sort by value)
Doogee Valencia2 Y100 Pro
51.71 MB/s ∼9%
Doogee Valencia2 Y100
6.22 MB/s ∼1% -88%
Doogee Valencia2 Y100
6.22 MB/s ∼1% -88%
LG G4c
7.49 MB/s ∼1% -86%
Asus Zenfone 5
12.45 MB/s ∼2% -76%
ZTE Blade S6
51 MB/s ∼9% -1%
Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML
54.6 MB/s ∼9% +6%
NVIDIA Shield
14.2 MB/s ∼2% -73%
HTC One M9
123.81 MB/s ∼21% +139%
Sequential Read 256KB (sort by value)
Doogee Valencia2 Y100 Pro
139.22 MB/s ∼9%
Doogee Valencia2 Y100
106.63 MB/s ∼7% -23%
Doogee Valencia2 Y100
106.63 MB/s ∼7% -23%
LG G4c
112.94 MB/s ∼8% -19%
Asus Zenfone 5
95.47 MB/s ∼6% -31%
ZTE Blade S6
128 MB/s ∼9% -8%
Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML
147.56 MB/s ∼10% +6%
NVIDIA Shield
61 MB/s ∼4% -56%
HTC One M9
235.14 MB/s ∼16% +69%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
LG G4c
1419 Points ∼5%
Asus Zenfone 5
1119 Points ∼4%
NVIDIA Shield
2797 Points ∼9%
HTC One M9
3499 Points ∼11%
32 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
LG G4c
462 Points ∼10%
Asus Zenfone 5
340 Points ∼7%
NVIDIA Shield
927 Points ∼19%
HTC One M9
1163 Points ∼24%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Doogee Valencia2 Y100 Pro
1330 Points ∼4%
Doogee Valencia2 Y100
1922 Points ∼5% +45%
ZTE Blade S6
2291 Points ∼6% +72%
Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML
2373 Points ∼6% +78%
HTC One M9
3835 Points ∼10% +188%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Doogee Valencia2 Y100 Pro
486 Points ∼10%
Doogee Valencia2 Y100
357 Points ∼7% -27%
ZTE Blade S6
676 Points ∼14% +39%
Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML
757 Points ∼15% +56%
HTC One M9
1275 Points ∼26% +162%

Legend

 
Doogee Valencia2 Y100 Pro Mediatek MT6735, ARM Mali-T720, 16 GB SSD
 
Doogee Valencia2 Y100 Mediatek MT6592, ARM Mali-450 MP4, 8 GB eMMC Flash
 
LG G4c Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916, Qualcomm Adreno 306, 8 GB eMMC Flash
 
Asus Zenfone 5 Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, Qualcomm Adreno 305, 8 GB eMMC Flash
 
ZTE Blade S6 Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939, Qualcomm Adreno 405, 16 GB eMMC Flash
 
Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML Intel Atom Z3560, PowerVR G6430, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
NVIDIA Shield Nvidia Tegra 4, NVIDIA GeForce Tegra 4, 16 GB eMMC Flash
 
HTC One M9 Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994, Qualcomm Adreno 430, 32 GB eMMC Flash

* ... smaller is better

Gaming Performance

The integrated dual-core Mali-T720 GPU is relatively new and is currently only featured in the Doogee Y100 Pro and Lenovo Tab 2 A8 in our database. Performance is unsuitable for a 1080p display but is sufficient for our 5-inch 720p smartphone.

Performance is roughly on par with the Nvidia Tegra 3 and Mali-400 MP4 according to 3DMark Ice Storm. The Mali-450 MP4 in the standard Y100 even outperforms the Y100 Pro in the same benchmark by healthy margins as shown in the comparison charts above. Most 3D titles are just playable on the Y100 Pro while 2D Android titles run relatively smooth.

3DMark Ice Storm
3DMark Ice Storm
Angry Birds 2
Angry Birds 2

Emissions

Temperature

Surface temperatures are flat at about 27 C on both sides when idling. Sustained high loads will cause temperatures to rise about 5 C on both sides to the 32 to 33 C range. As is usual for most smartphones, the IC board is located near the top of the device and will warm much more quickly than the bottom end of the smartphone.

Overall temperatures remain relatively low compared to other 5-inch smartphones. The HTC Desire 626G, for example, is a few degrees warmer on essentially all regions under similar testing conditions.

Max. Load
 36.2 °C
97 F
33.2 °C
92 F
33 °C
91 F
 
 36.4 °C
98 F
33.8 °C
93 F
33.4 °C
92 F
 
 35.8 °C
96 F
33.8 °C
93 F
33 °C
91 F
 
Maximum: 36.4 °C = 98 F
Average: 34.3 °C = 94 F
30.2 °C
86 F
31.4 °C
89 F
33.2 °C
92 F
29.8 °C
86 F
31 °C
88 F
33.2 °C
92 F
31.6 °C
89 F
31.8 °C
89 F
35.4 °C
96 F
Maximum: 35.4 °C = 96 F
Average: 32 °C = 90 F
Room Temperature 23 °C = 73 F | Fluke 62 Mini IR Thermometer
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 34.3 °C / 94 F, compared to the average of 33.1 °C / 92 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 36.4 °C / 98 F, compared to the average of 35.5 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 35.4 °C / 96 F, compared to the average of 34.1 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 27.5 °C / 82 F, compared to the device average of 33.1 °C / 92 F.

Speakers

Speakerhone on bottom rear of smartphone
Speakerhone on bottom rear of smartphone

Sound quality from the single rear speaker is acceptable considering the price range. Volume is loud at the maximum setting and clear enough to be used as a speakerphone for calls. For music, however, sounds feel unbalanced, filtered, and lacking in bass. 3.5 mm earphones is recommended for better media playback. Luckily, Doogee includes a pair with every purchase.

Battery Life

Runtimes are similar to the original Y100 as they share the same removable 2200 mAh battery. As a result, battery life is below average compared to many other budget 5-inch smartphones including the Zenfone 5, Sharp Aquos Crystal, and the recently released LG G4c. Even so, 5 to 6 hours of constant WLAN use should be sufficient for light to moderate daily demands.

Doogee claims that the Y100 Pro can be charged to 70 percent power in 30 minutes. This unfortunately did not work for us as the supplied charger was only able to charge from 2 percent to 20 percent in the allotted timeframe.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
12h 00min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
5h 05min
Load (maximum brightness)
2h 48min
Doogee Valencia2 Y100 Pro
8.4 Wh
Asus Zenfone 5
2110 mAh
LG G4c
9.6 Wh
Microsoft Lumia 640
9.5 Wh
Doogee Valencia2 Y100
8.4 Wh
Sharp Aquos Crystal
2040 mAh
Battery Runtime
47%
44%
38%
0%
51%
Reader / Idle
720
1131
57%
955
33%
1078
50%
619
-14%
1413
96%
WiFi v1.3
305
457
50%
502
65%
353
16%
Load
168
229
36%
252
50%
166
-1%
164
-2%
178
6%
WiFi
545
514

Pros

+ Attractive design for a budget device
+ Bright IPS screen
+ Reliable WLAN and GPS radios
+ Dual SIM and MicroSD support
+ Good camera for the price
+ Fast SSD performance
+ Inexpensive

Cons

- Charging time not as advertised
- "Metal unibody" is a plastic cover
- Slower CPU and GPU performances than original Y100
- U.S. users may not get 4G
- Battery life could be better
- Poor video quality
- No Wi-Fi calling

Verdict

In Review: Doogee Valencia 2 Y100 Pro. Test model provided by Doogee.
In Review: Doogee Valencia 2 Y100 Pro. Test model provided by Doogee.

The Doogee Valencia2 Y100 Pro demands a $30 premium over the already inexpensive Valencia2 Y100. The extra cost will net you a slightly better looking smartphone, but users should purchase the Y100 Pro for the additional RAM, storage space, and 4G support instead. If users cannot take advantage of any of these benefits, then the standard Y100 would suffice.

This is an easy recommendation for those with a budget of $150 or less as long as users aren't expecting premium hardware.

We're puzzled as to why the Pro model uses a slower SoC than the non-Pro model, though the extra RAM does balance this out for a smoother experience during regular use. Pre-installed apps are very light and the phone is surprisingly responsive with no hiccups aside from running multiple heavy apps and 3D games. This is an easy recommendation for those with a budget of $150 or less as long as users aren't expecting premium hardware.

The Doogee Valencia2 Y100 Pro can be purchased at Gearbest for $120.

Doogee Valencia2 Y100 Pro - 08/10/2015 v4(old)
Allen Ngo

Chassis
72%
Keyboard
78 / 75 → 100%
Pointing Device
78%
Connectivity
44 / 60 → 73%
Weight
95%
Battery
88%
Display
78%
Games Performance
52 / 63 → 83%
Application Performance
25 / 70 → 36%
Temperature
90%
Noise
100%
Audio
70 / 91 → 77%
Camera
68%
Average
72%
79%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Allen Ngo, 2015-08-11 (Update: 2015-08-11)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.