Torque recently unveiled an affordable smartphone thru Facebook. Known as the Torque Droid Blast X, this smartphone is now available nationwide and can be had for only Php3,299.

As per one of Torque’s promotional images, you can “have a blast on a 4.5″”. Whether or not you can really have a good time with a smartphone like this depends on how much you’re willing to sacrifice for the Php3,299 price. Indeed, the pricing seems too good to be true for a behemoth device, so check out the specs list below.

Torque Droidz Blast X Specs

  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • 4.5-inch capacitive touchscreen (480×854 WVGA), ~218ppi
  • 1GHz single core SP8810 processor
  • 256MB RAM
  • 512MB internal storage
  • microSD support up to 32GB
  • 3-megapixel main camera, with fixed focus and no flash
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth
  • Thickness: 9.5mm

In light of its specs, Torque Droidz Blast X is obviously a super budget phone. You get an outdated Android OS, a rather slow mobile CPU, measly RAM and internal storage, and a mediocre camera. Yet another disappointment is the limited 2G mobile data connectivity when our cellular carriers are already pushing 3G and 4G LTE in their networks. Those with the very basic needs may be fine with these specs, but power Android users should look elsewhere.

Torque Droidz Blast X

But enough with the negativity; the Torque Droidz Blast X also has its upside. Torque isn’t afraid of comparing its handset with those of the competition, given that the Blast X wields a respectable screen size that’s 12.5-percent larger than the iPhone (presumably the latest 5S). A display that big should allow users to play their favorite games—assuming they’re rendered smoothly by the single core processor and an unspecified GPU—with more freedom for their fingers. While we don’t yet have an official Philippine price for Apple’s flagship, Torque is also boasting its 87-percent cheaper price.

Like most of Torque’s offerings, the Droidz Blast X comes with a dual-SIM configuration with dual standby, as well as WiFi hotspot and tethering features. Among the pre-installed software are the Play Store, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, and more.

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    1. I didn’t exactly say this phone’s meant for gaming. I just said playing games with more freedom for the fingers (performance assumption included, to boot).

      But yeah… I wonder what went inside the minds of the Torque marketers when they so bravely compared this model with an iPhone. O.o

  1. Tawang-tawa ako sa comparison between this unit and the iPhone (“presumably the latest iPhone 5s” pa nga daw). Well, mas malaki naman talaga ang screen ng unit na ‘to (as stated) pero sana naghanap na lang ng ibang pagkukumparahan; yung closer sa specs nito. Tama si Volfield.
    I couldn’t agree less sa price. Apple is a well-known, well-established and one of the best brand in terms of mobile products.

  2. 87% cheaper… Obvious nman?! Specs p lng cheap na!!! Kung screen lng habol nyo bagay to sainyo pero kng performance wise atleast CM Flare 2x is a “better” option if not the best. LOL!

  3. Is this a joke? That Torque comparing there phone to Apple’s Iphone? I think their marketing head is a retard or something. Go compare it CM’s Sonic, Spark, SparkTV, and Snap. Just hold unto budget ring will ya? AND NEVER EVER COMPARE YOUR PHONES TO THAT OF APPLE!