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.
“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.