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
- EDGE, GPRS
- 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 You get an outdated Android OS, a rather slow mobile CPU, measly RAM and internal storage, and a mediocre camera.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.
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.