TORQUE Android Tablets – DROIDZ View, Flash, and Portal

Looking for the cheapest tablets in town wouldn’t be a challenge if you’ve already learned about the local brand, TORQUE.

Yes, TORQUE is one among those handset makers we’ve known here in the Philippines to offer inexpensive lines of smartphone, and now the company has entered into the tablet space which undoubtedly has a potential growth in the country. Anticipating such demand for affordable tablets, Torque launched just recently its own Android tablets namely: the DROIDZ View, DROIDZ Flash, and DROIDZ Portal. I personally don’t know yet what’s in the name of each slate, but let’s try to uncover by checking each of the spec sheet.All of these TORQUE tablets flaunt the same 7-inch screen; just that each differs from the type of display and other internals.

The most basic among these droids is the TORQUE DROIDZ View featuring a resistive display with 2-point touch (aka Multi-Touch) support. Running Android Froyo, it’s powered by 800 MHz CPU complemented with 400 MHz Digital Signal Processor (DSP) and was built with 2GB of ROM. Want more space? Good thing TORQUE has it with an expandable storage up to 32GB through microSD. Other features include VGA front camera, gravity sensor, and of course access to the Android Market, thanks to its Wi-Fi connectivity. Though for high-end tablet users this specs appear to be lackluster, perhaps you’d be surprised it only got a price tag of Php 3,899! It’s so cheap, really.

Next up is the TORQUE DROIDZ Flash which got better specs than DROIDZ View. Rocking a much faster 1.2GHz processor, it’s running Android Gingerbread and show off WSVGA (1024 x 600) display which is already a good resolution in today’s slates. It’s actually the same display resolution of the BlackBerry PlayBook and the Samsung GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus. Also under the DROIDZ Flash’s hood include a 4GB internal storage (expandable up to 32GB via microSD), 512MB RAM, 2MP rear camera, VGA front camera, Wi-Fi module, Bluetooth, GPS, 3-axis accelerometer, and gravity sensor. The DROIDZ Flash also got a 3.5mm stereo jack and it can play 1080p full HD videos. And the price? A very much affordable Php 7,999!

And lastly, but certainly not the least – is the TORQUE DROIDZ Portal. This is actually the most high-end in TORQUE’s DROIDZ line-up with all the specs copied from the DROIDZ Flash, including the external design. What exactly TORQUE has added to DROIDZ Flash include the 3G radio and GSM support, thus this tablet can make and receive calls or even with SMS. Its 3G functionality is rated at a max of 7.2Mbps downlink and 5.76Mbps uplink; and since the DROIDZ Portal can be used as a phone, it got an additional proximity sensor which basically deactivates the display when a user brought the device near the face during a call. The TORQUE DROIDZ Portal really got decent specs and as expected it got a few more grand on its price tags — that is Php 12,999 to be exact. Seriously, it’s not bad!

  • ryn

    asa ni dapit ang inyong shop!?

  • grace

    good day po…paano ba ako maka-connect sa sun broadband?thanks po.

  • john peter carlos

    saang branch po ba dito sa pangasinan makakabili nyan ??? gusto ko kasi yung design…..

  • maribel manchos

    ano po bang torque tablet ang may word at excel??? pls.. po kc napanood ko sa rated k. gusto ko po kac yun,

  • maribel manchos

    hindi aabot ng 4k ang price ng hinahanap kong tablet.’ pls.po pki reply sa msg. ko.’ slamat

  • Mandi CraZe

    Good day po ito po bang torque droidz portal na ito pwedi bang gamitin abraod or openline din po ba ito kasi andito po ako ngayon sa ibang bansa OFW po kasi ako at 4G nadin ba ito kasi wala kaming broadband dito sa bahay so pwedi ba ito na makapag internet ako kahit on the go ako using mobile internet ? Salamat po..

  • Mandi CraZe

    Gustong gusto ko po yung mga review nila kaya po gusto ko bumili nito kasi may tablet kana may dual mobile kapa wala pa kasi dito yan kaya alam ko pag nakabili akao niyan baka maka market pa ako sa mga kasama ko dito sa work kahit ung ibang mga lahi alam ko magugustuhan din nila ito kasi mura lang..