Torque Droidz Portal Dual-core 7-inch Android Jelly Bean Tablet
The onslaught of local branded Android tablets continues and this time we have a new offering from Torque. The Torque Droidz Portal is a dual-core, dual-SIM 7-inch Android 4.1 Jelly Bean tablet with a TV tuner. It also sports a rear-facing 8-megapixel shooter. SRP is not that bad at Php8,488. See the complete spec sheet below.
Torque Droidz Portal Android Tablet Spec Sheet
- 1GHz Dual-core Mediatek MT7577 CPU
- PowerVR SGX531 GPU
- 512MB RAM
- 4GB Internal Storage, expandable up to 32GB via microSD
- 7-inch WSVGA capacitive touchscreen, 1024×600 resolution
- Dual SIM, dual Standby
- Call and Text
- TV Tuner, FM Radio
- HSDPA 7.2Mbps/HSUPA 5.76 Mbps, 3.5G HSDPA 850/900/1900/2100MHZ
- 8.0-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash
- VGA front-facing camera
- WiFi, Bluetooth, WiFi Hotspot, GPS, aGPS
Initial Thoughts on the Specs
The Droidz Portal has decent innards for an Android tablet. The dual-core processor and GPU make it a good gaming device and the screen isn’t too bad either (1024×600 resolution is not ideal but it’s okay). We couldn’t find any information on the battery though so we can’t comment on that yet. With regards to the camera, we’ll hold our comment until we’ve tried one. We’re skeptical though about the quality since we’ve seen a lot of 8-megapixel shooters that don’t take good photos. Lastly, it’s kinda fun to see that they packed a lot of features in this thing, including the TV tuner. It will probably be weird though pulling out an antenna on this when you’re in public, hehe.
Compared to the more affordable PiPo S1, the Droidz Portal has Bluetooth, call and text, built-in 3G, better display, and the TV tuner. That probably justifies the price difference between the two.
Anyway, if you want to get one already the Torque Droidz portal is available in Torque kiosks and stores in malls. You can also get it from Lazada.