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June 30, 2013

Gadget ON: Torque Driodz Force - Android Gingerbread Smartphone Review

Torque, a mobile company that proudly offers Pinoy branded phones, their products are very affordable Android devices.


The Torque Driodz Force is one of their affordable Android smartphone's,  priced only at Php 2,999 its already a 4-inch WVGA display and 1GHz single core for computing power. This review will focus on the design and performance on what the Driodz Force can offer. 

So let's get started...
 
Torque Droidz Force Key Features:
  • 4-inch WVGA display (480 x 800 pixels) 233 pixels
  • 1GHz single core Spreadtrum SC6820 processor
  • 512MB RAM / 512MB internal memory 
  • Expandable up to 32GB MicroSD
  • 2 MP fixed-focus Back Camera
  • Dual-SIM
  • FM Radio
  • 1500 mAh Battery
  • Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread
  • SRP: Php 2,999

Build Quality and Design

 

 
The Driodz Force have a screen is 4-inch WVGA display (480 x 800 pixels) 233 pixels thus the design is candy bar type. The body is made of plastic, it's actully slim and feels just right in hand when holding it. But due to it's design it looks a little bulky.


Like most of the smartphones, the camera is located at the top most part of the device,  and the speaker is at the lower part with the looks like S cut-out. The build of the Driodz Force is actually solid.


Once the back cover is opened, you'll see where the battery, SIM cards and micro SD card is located. The battery is a standard size with 1500mAh, I was able to get a whole day usage on a single charge using it on Wi-Fi hotspots, radio, a lot of text message and a couple of calls. I think this can be replace with any compatible battery type with the same volts and maybe with a higher capacity.


Placing the SIM card means removing the battery first, at first I thought that SIM cards will be placed both pointing the same directions, but it was not. If you are wondering which is the SIM1 well its the one with smart SIM and of course SIM2 is the one with SUN SIM.


Located at the top of the Driodz Force is where the 3.5mm headphone, power button and the charging/sync micro USB are located.

The Display: 4-inch WVGA display

 

       

Don't expect too much on the display since this is only WVGA display with 480 x 800 pixels. You'll notice that the default wallpaper is the Philippine Flag, now that's nationalism touch there. It's decent enough for viewing images and watching on movies or youtube.

Performance: Gingerbread

 

     


Starting the device takes a little bit of time, and you will a hear a the official Torque jingle once and if you ask me it's a bit loud and annoying. The screen is responsive in touch but I notice in messaging app, typing seems a bit struggle since I kept on pressing the next letter to the one I want to use.
Since this run on Gingerbread don't expect to run the latest apps or games, but the good news is most of the social app you need can be installed into this device.
For the storage capacity this device only have 512MB and from the looks of it, the usable is only a mere 160MB so better get an microSD card your storage needs.  

 

 

Camera: Bare Basics

 

 
Well what can you expect on a 2MP camera, for outdoor use it can be useable but not recommended for sharing for indoor well your out of luck if you want to use the camera. Contrary to most of the blogpost out there, this device don't have a front camera.

Wireless Connectivity:Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Radio

    

Standard connectivity is available on DRiodz Force, Wi-Fi seems to work well and I did not experience any problem in connecting on public and private Wi-Fi access points.

The FM radio on this device is quite good, the auto search function will store all radio stations that it can find even those that have weak signal.

Just a warning! just make sure that the volume is set to the lowest settings possible when using the FM Radio because it's too loud even the volume is set to low.

So is the Torque Driodz Force is a good Buy?

If you will base this on the price which is Php 2,900, I would say it's a good buy as your backup phone, and since this runs on Android OS, you can sync all your contacts and calendars and other services if you are using the Google services. With Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and FM Radio now that's something that other smartphones don't have with the same price point.

What's not good about it, the user storage very limited, the camera don't have any flash and usable only during daylight and not to mention the loud click sound it produce. The annoying jingle during the bootup, there should be an option to turn-off this.
Torque Droidz Force Key Features:
  • 4-inch WVGA display (480 x 800 pixels) 233 pixels
  • 1GHz single core Spreadtrum SC6820 processor
  • 512MB RAM / 512MB internal memory expandable with MicroSD
  • 2 MP fixed focus Back Camera
  • VGA Front Camera
  • Dual-SIM
  • 1500 mAh Battery
  • Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread
  • SRP: P2999
- See more at: http://adobotech.blogspot.com/2013/06/torque-droidz-sport-and-droidz-force.html#sthash.rYLQp0Yq.dpuf
Torque Droidz Force Key Features:
  • 4-inch WVGA display (480 x 800 pixels) 233 pixels
  • 1GHz single core Spreadtrum SC6820 processor
  • 512MB RAM / 512MB internal memory expandable with MicroSD
  • 2 MP fixed focus Back Camera
  • VGA Front Camera
  • Dual-SIM
  • 1500 mAh Battery
  • Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread
  • SRP: P2999
- See more at: http://adobotech.blogspot.com/2013/06/torque-droidz-sport-and-droidz-force.html#sthash.rYLQp0Yq.dpuf

7 comments:

  1. This smartphone seems to be perfect for a business guy, especially that you can syncronize your data. I liked your warning about the volume. I hate the phones which has the volume too loud even that they are set to the lowest step.. But otherwise, I liked the phone :)

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  2. P2,900 for a smartphone is a good deal and it's even dual sim.

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  3. Dual sim smartphone for only 2,900 i not bad but I think this will only pass up for a back up phone. A 512mb RAM with 4.2 OS I guess in the long run will expect more lags.

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  4. It's a good deal for 2,900 pesos. Smartphone for the masses.

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  5. Napag iwanan ng ang torque compare to cherrry and myphone

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  6. hi...Im student from Informatics engineering nice article,
    thanks for sharing :)

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  7. How to set sdcard to default? Icant download big file :/

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