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Torque Droidz Force
Torque Droidz Force (Price: P2,999)



Perhaps the best way to describe the Torque Droidz Force is that it's a low-end, dual-SIM hardware with an ample screen size and a decent graphics chip.

With 4 inches of screen real estate and Mali-400 graphics, it certainly puts Samsung's collection of 3-inch Androids to shame. But other than that, there's really nothing else to rave about here.

Frankly, the rest of the spec sheet is very much outdated, like "something out of 2010" outdated.

We're talking about a single-core processor running at 1GHz, to go along with 512MB of RAM, 512MB of native storage, a 2-megapixel rear-facing camera, and Android Gingerbread. It doesn't support 3G networks, which means you're stuck on hapless 2G standards.

Specs:

Dual SIM

Spreadtrum SC6820 chipset

1GHz single-core CPU

Mali-400 GPU

512MB RAM

512MB internal storage

microSD card slot (up to 32GB)

4-inch WVGA LCD display (480 x 800 resolution)

2-megapixel rear camera

1,500mAh battery

Android 2.3 Gingerbread

Torque’s latest smartphones sell for as low as P2,599

13 August 2013

After momentarily cooling off these past couple of months, Philippine phone and tablet brands are again on full throttle with the release of their respective contenders in the ongoing Android war.

Cherry Mobile has already announced its Cosmos range; MyPhone has gone full-phablet with its 5.7-inch Iceberg; and Starmobile has launched an attack on all fronts. They’re introducing devices at varying price points that may appeal to the budget-conscious masses.

Today, we're taking a look at the latest devices Torque has in store for the smartphone market (as of August 2013), namely the Torque Droidz Quad, Torque Droidz Motion, Torque Droidz Force, and Torque Droidz Sport.

Let’s face it: As tacky as the firm's branding convention sounds, Torque's Droidz series at least hits plenty of sweet spots for local smartphone buyers. And we all know that price weighs heavily for Filipinos when it comes to shopping for gadgets. (By Alora Uy Guerrero)

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