Doogee Y100 Pro’s rear cover is made of eco-friendly polycarbonate, says company

Doogee’s Y100 Pro has been on pre-order on a lot of web stores for a while now, and has finally started shipping. We’ve been testing the phone for the last couple of days or so, and to say it is the Moto G of Chinese phones would be the best way to describe it.

For quite a while it was believed that the rear of the Doogee Y100 Pro would be an HTC M8-esque metal, but as it was revealed and as we found out, it is in fact plastic.

Doogee want to tell buyers that it isn’t everyday low-quality plastic, but proper, high-grade polycarbonate.

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“Eco-friendly polycarbonate” is what Doogee use to describe the material used to make the Y100 Pro’s rear. Eco-friendly polycarbonate sounds like a bit of an oxymoron to me, but whatever sails their boat. In hindsight, the phone actually feels very good in the hands with the soft-ish grippy back that seems to be inspired by ergonomic design.

Doogee go on to mention that they use high quality aluminum alloy before crushing it into nanoscale powder. This power is mixed with paint and then sprayed onto the polycarbonate rear.

The Doogee Y100 Pro is fairly affordable and features a great build quality for the money. Our review of the phone will be up by the end of this week, so stay tuned.

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  1. David Košič
    July 20, 2015

    Too bad the company isn’t costumer friendly as well.

  2. balcobomber25
    July 20, 2015

    Polycarbonate is about as eco friendly as black coal, which is often used in many of the factories that produce it.

  3. cul8
    July 20, 2015

    Hi Yash, your impressions about it ?

    • July 20, 2015

      I’m pretty happy with the phone. The build is very nice, and it is very easy to use in one hand. MT6732 would’ve been a much better choice, though…

      • cul8
        July 21, 2015

        Thank you Yash. I’m very impatient about a full review 😉

  4. cuios
    July 20, 2015

    If you peel off the label from the battery you will see it is a 1800 mAh not 2200 as is written on the label

  5. Promyass
    July 21, 2015

    Eco Friendly? Pfff. might as well be made of nuclear waist.
    Things Doggee forgot to mention/lied in the specs (I’m pissed cause I ordered one…) –
    Processor is the P version. only 1GHz. very slow and 3D games are unplayable.
    Camera is Sony Imx219 – old sensor with just 8mp, not 13.
    Back is not metal (like they claimed everywhere)
    Battery is not 2200, it’s 1750 mah. same as the UMI Hammer fiasco.
    So basically this is anything but PRO. the previous version actually had better performance, and is cheaper, and with good reviews.
    Shame on Doggee for lying so bluntly. up till now they were the best low end brands.