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Torque Droidz Sport

Torque Droidz Sport (Price: P2,599)

Now this is what you call a low-end offering. The Torque Droidz Sport is about as basic as smartphones get.

And while it's a cool P400 cheaper than the bigger Droidz Force, the Droidz Sport drops down to a 3.5-inch display and an underwhelming 256MB of memory, both of which are compromises that lead to a significantly inferior smartphone experience.

Just like the Droidz Force, the Droidz Sport can't connect to 3G networks, which is a bummer, of course, especially if you plan on accessing the Internet often and on the go.


Dual SIM
Spreadtrum SC6820 chipset
1GHz single-core CPU
Mali-400 GPU
512MB internal storage
microSD card slot (up to 32GB)
3.5-inch HVGA LCD display (320 x 480 resolution)
2-megapixel rear camera
1,500mAh battery
Android 2.3 Gingerbread

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

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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