Doogee Valencia2 Y100 Pro Rewiew: getting solid

Display

Doogee Valencia2 Y100 Pro comes with 5-inch HD display, which is ideal for such entry smartphone. The viewing angles are good, but not exactly great. The colors don’t look very natural and are a little bit overblown. Luckily there comes the MediaTek’s MiraVision. It’s located in the Display section in the Settings and allows you to configure the color presentation. We managed to configure the display to much more pleasant colors. There was an obvious improvement and we really liked the MiraVision option.

The display of Doogee Valencia2 Y100 Pro is visible in direct sunlight, but the automatic brightness might be annoying in some cases. Sometimes we didn’t get fast response from the light sensor and it took lots of time before the adequate brightness level is configured automatically. The phone has really low minimum brightness, which is great for using in a dark room. However it’s absolutely not visible in a sunlight (when  taking the phone out of your pocket and the minimum brightness is set by default) and it may take more than 5 seconds in some cases in order to increase the brightness to an acceptable level. Imagine, if you receive a call. You take the phone out of your pocket and you see nothing. You see neither who’s calling, nor how to pick up. And it may take more than 5 seconds before you actually see where the pick up button is.

Performance

Doogee Valencia2 Y100 Pro packs the new absolutely bottom of the 64-bit MTK chips – MTK6735P. It’s clocked at just 1.0GHz, so don’t expect it to break the benchmark charts. Although the processor is not a beast, we can rank the user experience with the phone as passable. You’ll do most of your daily tasks without any lag or hiccups. Most of the games will run without any issues as well. It can just take more time for heavy apps and games to load, because being clocked at 1.0GHz means that the chip has low computing power. But as we said it’s pretty acceptable and it really reminded us of the legendary MT6582, which was used is almost all budget Chinese smartphones a while time ago. Talking about the real life performance – we don’t see much difference as users compared to the older brother 6582, but MTK6735P is definitely step ahead in technology. We ran Antutu, Geekbench 3, Vellamo, Quadrant, GFXBench, Browsermark and Kraken 1.1 benchmarks. The scores of Doogee Valencia2 Y100 Pro are not impressive, not even average either. We can qualify them as the 2015 entry level scores. We had some problems with Antutu, because the test crashed every time at about 75%, so you can expect slightly higher actual score (probably around 18k-19k).

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