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August 26, 2013

Gadget ON: Torque DRIODZ Racer X Review

Looking for an inexpensive 7-inch tablet you say! Well I might have a choice for you, the Torque DRIODZ Racer X is is a 7inch Android tablet that is just right on the budget scale with an SRP 2,999.

This 7-inch tablet is powered by a 1.2GHz single-core Allwinner processor, and comes pre-installed with Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean).

Torque DROIDZ Race X Key Features
  • 7-inch WVGA (800x480) capacitive display, 133ppi
  • 1.2GHz single-core Allwinner processor
  • Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • ARM Mali-400 GPU
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 4GB of internal storage
  • microSD support up to 32GB
  • 2MP fixed-focus rear camera (no LED flash)
  • VGA (0.3MP) front camera
  • microUSB v2.0 / 3.5mm audio jack
  • USB-OTG (Support external 3G dongle)
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n / WiFi Hotspot
  • Full HD 1080p video playback
  • 3-axis Gyro / Accelerometer
  • SRP Price: Php2,999
 I was surprised to see this tablet with Android 4.2, even though that its only powered by a single-core processor.




So what's the box, it comes with tablet unit, Charger, USB Cable, USB On-the-Go (OTG) cable, Earphones, Manual and Warranty Card.

The Racer X body is completely made of plastic and the back cover have a rubbery type of feeling when held. The camera can be found at the back also near where the controls are, the loud speaker is located at the other end.


Located at the side of the tablet is where the TF card (micro SD card) slot, reset hole, micro-USB plug (for charging, sync, and OTG), 3.5mm headset jack, DC charger interface, power button and volume controls.

I find the controls and other connectors a bit cramps, since they are all located in one place, this will make it a bit hassle when you are going to, lets say watch a movie via a flash drive using the OTB cable with headset jack and the charging it so that you make sure that you will not run out of juice while enjoying your movie.

As advertise it can play HD movies using the installed media player, and it work well without the slowdown. 

The battery performance is standard, I was able to watch 1 movie on a full charge and I was able to used it for checking emails, browsing the internet and an 1 hour of playing bad piggies. So you might want to bring along with you the power adapter so you can charge it when you need to, the micro USB can also be use to charge the Racer X.

Since the Racer X only have 512MB of RAM now this limits the apps it can handle, so you might not be able to install those high graphics and memory hungry games. But it can handle those popular games such as Angry Birds, Candy Crush and alike.


It scores 3128 on Antutu benchmark, so do not expect much on on Racer X, this tablet have limited capability. 

Would you buy the Racer X tablet! I would get this device if you are looking for something that you can use for watching movies, playing your music collections, checking emails, Facebook and other social network sites. Besides it only cost Php 2,999 now that's affordable. 

The downside! well you wont be able to do some serious multi-tasking and you won't really get to experience the full capability of Android 4.2, with its limited 512 of RAM its another aspect that you might want to look at if you are the type of person who love to install and downloads those free apps from google play.




2 comments:

  1. At this point, smartphones and tablets that are running on Android OS have reached a certain level of maturity. The market is ripe with new brands and a wide variety of product models that are on offer at competitive price points.

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