Dec 10, 2012

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Torque Droidz Atom does its best Galaxy S3 Mini impression

Have you ever wanted to own a phone with a premium look but don’t have the budget to actually get one? Torque might have an answer for that in the form of their upcoming Droidz Atom which is set to be available next month.

Torque Droidz Atom

Earlier we personally saw this Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini look-a-like. Just take a look at it and tell me if it reminds you of the smaller S3.

Torque Droidz Atom 2

Curved corners check. White glossy finish with chrome trimmings check. That familiar looking home button at the bottom check. This is still a prototype unit so the Torque brand was stickered on top. And no there’s no Samsung logo underneath it. Hehehe.

Torque Droidz Atom 3

The back also has that glossy plastic finish enclosing the 5-megapixel camera and this is where its physical similarity with the S3 Mini ends.

Torque Droidz Atom 4

The Torque Droidz Atom is a dual-core, dual-SIM phone with a 4-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen display. It runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, has a 512MB RAM and 4GB internal storage. Basically, it’s a step inferior than the Galaxy S3 Mini which is not so bad at all.

As for the price, Torque hinted that it will go for just under Php4,000 when it will be officially available on January 2013. Yes, they’re a bit down that they couldn’t have it ready before Christmas but it could give the Cherry Mobile Flare a run for its money.

Torque Droidz Atom Specs:
1GHz dual-core Mediatek MT6577 processor
PowerVR Series5 SGX GPU
4.0” WVGA 800 x 480 capacitive touchscreen, multi-touch zoom
HSDPA 7.2Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps
Quadband GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 Mhz
4GB ROM, 512MB RAM, microSD up to 32GB
5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash
VGA front camera
WiFi, Bluetooth, WiFi hotspot
GPS + AGPS support
3-axis gyro / accelerometer
Dual-SIM, Dual-Standby
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
SRP: under Php4,000 available on January 2013


  1. astig!!! sana yung final product hindi na nila lagyan ng logo sa harap. sa likod na lang para swabe itsura. at least sa likod pwede matakpan ng case. parang mas ok itsura neto kesa sa flare. nakakaloko kala mo high-end na samsung. hehehe.

    • yong processor nya mas mababa kaysa Flare

    • Eh ikaw pala ang joker eh. Try mo maglaro ng HD games sa snapdragon at mediatek. Tignan mo lang kung sino ang mas lag. Tsk! Tsk!

      • mas malakas po ang processor na mediatek MT6577(Torque Droid Atom)
        kesa sa Snapdragon MSM8225(CM Flare), ung MSM8225 ay cortex A5 po, ung MT6577 ay cortex a9, mas mabilis lng ang clockspeed ng snapdragon, pero mas malakas ung MT6577.

  2. oo nga pala. di ba sila kakasuhan ni Samsung ng copyright ekek? or hindi na sila hahabulin ni samsung kasi maliit lang sila?

  3. bophagangnam says:

    haha, hanep to ah… 4k, lols.

    ano ba yang logo… nagpapatalbugan ata ito at myphone para sa hari ng kabaduyan ng logo. lols. potaena talaga tong mga pinoy.

  4. grabe buti nalang binasa ko ulit kala ko yung logo e final na, buti naman ang prototype lang sana sa likod nalang ilagay para hindi halatang cheap

  5. Just checked the CM Flare specs and everything is virtually identical except for the processor. May I know which one is faster? Also I’m wondering about the screen. It looks like the screen on this one is more lively than the CM Flare unit.

    • ips yung sa cm pero mas maganda yung wvga ng torque :) may mga nakagamit na ba ng torque dito ? kasi napakasalimuot ng experience ko sa cm lalo na sa service center nila, tipong 1 month mag repair para lang sa kakatiting na charging pin at napaka haba ng pila. sana maganda service at build quality neto para sulit :)

    • Fake yung IPS ng flare. And the MT6577 chipset is a fast processor. And eto lang masasabi ko. Once na marelease yan, wala pang ilang days may CWM na yan. :). And the PowerVR Series5 SGX is a powerful GPU compared to adreno 203 of flare.

      • CWM is already available for MT6577 chipset. I’m already excited with this phone, 4GB ROM is not an issue anymore, once rooted we can just swap the phone storage and the SD Card. good thing about torque is the location of their Service Center. nasa Pasong Tamo lang sya, very accessible from any point of Metro Manila

  6. SOAP Shenlong says:

    sir may usb-otg ba ito salamat po

  7. sir ilan capacity ng batt nito?

  8. may ibang kulay ba ito, tulad ng black?

  9. hnd sya 3g??? lamang na sana sya flare.. pro lamang pa si flare sa 3g..

    • bat mo nasabi di sya 3G? HSDPA 7.2Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps

      • arbee bernardo says:

        sir calvin… isa po b kau sa aplicants ng torque?.. salamat po.. balak ko po mag buy ng CM flare.. pero dhil d2,, mag intay aq at mag avail ng unit na to… torque nlng po ako..as an ECE student,.. and being a student,, i need to check the specs and make my budget happy :) thanks po..

    • Lol. Halatang kulang ang alam mo about sa phone eh. As what Calvin said, “HSDPA” / “HSUPA”. That’s 3G. Next time please search about the basics.

      • taga_sugbu_ko says:

        bossing, ano naman kung kulang ang knowledge niya sa phone. e baka nagkamali lang sya. kung kulang sya sa knowledge then dapat turuan natin siya at hindi parang kutyain pa. wala naman ata masama sa post niya eh…

        • Bossing. Aka hero ka ba? Paki analyze ng kanyang comment bago ka mag comment. Salamat.

          • taga-sugbu-ako says:

            kinsa na si hero, bossing?

            paki turuan na lang ako mag analyze bossing, di ko kasi ma getz eh. bopol ako sa mga ganito… hahaha ajejeje…

  10. 3.5g daw ang DROIDZ atom

  11. ang astig nito kung mataas nang unti yung battery capacity, kahit 1800 mAh man lang, includin sa pagkukumpara sa Flare ng Cherry Mobile, Snapdragon VS. MTK ang labanan, sabi nang iba maganda daw MTK ang kaso mabilis maka drain ng baterya, paki verify.

  12. Dahil sa halos kaparehas ito ng CM Flare sa Specs at price susubukan ko pong pagkumaparahin sila.
    Para sa akin mas maganda ang MTK kaysa Snapdragon kasi napakarami nang mga customizations ang kasalukuyang ginagawa at nagawa ng mga free lance developers dito tulad ng CWMr (ClockWorkMod Recovery)na napakali ang pakinabang para mga gustong mag-mod (custom rom) or mag-create ng back up ng phone nila.
    Pagdating naman sa GPU, sa tingin ko mas mahusay parin ang performance ng PowerVR Series5 SGX kumpara sa Adreno 203. Subukan nyo na lang po yung 3D game app na “Dead Trigger”. Pagdating sa map nung laro nagkakaroon ng minsan ng black portion sa mapa kadalasan nanginginig pa. Sa 3D game app naman na “Real Racing 2″ sobrang naka dim na halos black na ung buong screen kapag nasa racing mode ka na ng game kaya hindi mo rin ma enjoy yung game. Lahat ng ito ay base sa stock driver ng phone lamang ibig sabihin wala pang nai-install na driver/plug in tulad ng Chainfire 3D.
    Pagdating naman sa battery, marami ang mas humihingi na sana mas mataas ang mah ng battery ng Flare (1400mah) para sa mas matagalang gamit nito. Para naman sa Torque Droidz Atom wala pa sa specs nya pero sana nga khit 2000mah na battery para naman sa mas matagalang gamit.
    Note: May mga nagsasabi na HINDI raw IPS ang LCD ng Flare ayon sa mga user nito sa isang Filipino forum.

  13. Ang masasabi kolang ay ito, wag nyong bilhin ang unit brand na ito. Nakabili na ako ng cp sakanila b4 i68flow. Isang week lang bumigay na ang saksakan ng charger sa unit, nabaklas ang port, tapos overnight lang wala ng charge kahit naka idle lang. Ang speakers nito basag ang sound. Hay… Nasayang lang ang 4k ko. Mahina ang signal reception. Hindi kasi ako mismo ang bumili kaya nadale.

    • hindi ito katulad i68flow, sir. ibang chinese oem manufacturer. so ano yung kapalpakan ng dating celpon mo ay hindi maikukomparar mo dito.

    • Sir android phone ba ung nasira sayo? Iba na kasi ngayon eh. Ako Sony fanboy ako, pero I can advice you to buy this torque’s android phone Droidz Atom than CM flare.

    • ang masasabi ko lang is mag 3 yrs na ung torque dq510 slim, ung disappointed ko lang sa torque is ung pintura kasi ngayon dami ng pinturang nawala sa phone ko

  14. sana di ito katulad ng cherry mobile flare na andaming nagpapalit ng unit, isang araw pa lang ang nakalipas nung magsale dahil sa mga palpak na units.

  15. hi!… Tanung ko lang po. anu po yung overall size ng screen o kaya yung phone..?

    • check mo yung specs for the screen size. i placed it there. yung phone parang s3 mini ang size.

      • arbee bernardo says:

        sir calvin… isa po b kau sa aplicants ng torque?.. salamat po.. balak ko po mag buy ng CM flare.. pero dhil d2,, mag intay aq at mag avail ng unit na to… torque nlng po ako..as an ECE student,.. and being a student,, i need to check the specs and make my budget happy :) thanks po..

  16. MAGANDA NGA PO KASO MATIBAY DIN PO BA ? KUNG MATIBAY NAMAN SYA AT WALANG DEFECTIVE PAGKARELEASE YAN NALANG BBLHIN KO KESA FLARE :) THANKSSSS

  17. magkanu kaya yan? pls tell me

  18. sobra naman pag ka proud nila sa handset nila. Maganda specs. Kso Pwede ba nila tanggalin yung torque sa harap? Mejo panget! Sa back cover na lang nila ilagay. XD

  19. Halatang rebrander, halatang nilagaylang yung name sa harap, sana mejo binago khit kunte lng.

    But its ok kung ibebenta naman nila incheaper price

  20. Ilang points kaya multitouch nian? Sa flare kc 2- point multitouch lng. Mas ok sna kung 3 pataas.

  21. arbee bernardo says:

    hello, i want to have cm flare.. for the great specs… only for 4k, but after i read this, thanks to all of you.. that this unit w/ same price is greater than cm flare.. hope to have one of this!… thank you and more power for TORQUE!

  22. taga_sugbu_ko says:

    this has almost same specs with Astra except for the size of the screen, the camera and the price.

    for the limited battery power, you can buy a powerbank in CDR-King and fine na sya cguro.
    Mas ok tong, maraming maglabas ng mga ganito para marami tayong choices of affordable phones. nasa atin na lang kung ano ang preferred brand natin.

    So i salute all these pinoy brands for giving us choices…

    • sir sana marelease ng wlang aberya and sna malapit lng ang service center at good service pra mas tangkilikin,.. release it and have a fb fan page so we may know much easier anu updates tnx mor power s mga techies

  23. noon myphone then cherry ngaun torque nmn ndi na ako makapili ng cp na bibilhin ko anu b yan hahaha XD

  24. GangBangStyle69 says:

    no offense lng halatang halata kc na samsung unit un ginamit ng torque d2 tinakban lng ng name nila. amfefe! -_-”

  25. kung 1gb ang ram nito baka pwede pa… kaso ganun parin…. 512 lang… iipunin ko nalangmuna pera ko bago bumili… baka may lumabas pang mas maganda…. just my 5 cent coin (ung may isda) hahaha…

  26. Heto ang picture ng sinasabi kong unit. Just to prove to you na hindi ako bayaran ninoman. Baka kayo ang bayaran. http://i48.tinypic.com/1tolt4.jpg

  27. i’m not bitter nor paid by anybody. i’m just an ordinary cellphone user and i don’t have anything to say to my CM FLARE because the 4k is worth it. no qualms whatsoever. as long as i can use it, it’s still better than the 15-20k phones. after flare was released, myphone sold their phones at a cheaper price for a limited period of time (3-day sale only). now, torque is releasing a phone worth almost 4k also. you can figure out what this means already.

  28. Too late. By the time this is released, CM Flare would already be old news and might already be with a selling price of 3 – 3.5K. Titan might already be selling at almost the same price as this one. Specs-wise, Titan would win over this one hands down. CM and MYP are rumored to be releasing quad-core unis next year, so this unit will, spec-wise, would no longer be at par. That’s technology for you: today’s cutting-edge will be tomorrow’s stale news.

  29. I doubt about the GPU :)

  30. nakakailang yun logo.. xD

  31. Yahm Castro says:

    Dapat po sa likod na lng ung logo ng torque pra mas mganda tgnan .

    • Yung ginayahan kse nilng samsung may tatak din s harap eh. Kaya siguro ganan din. Pro lahat ng brand nila may tatak s harap

  32. malapit na January, kulang kulang pa rin specs, ano to… Marketting Strategy? Nauuhaw na mga tao sa unit na to.

  33. topgearboy says:

    buti pa ung kapatid q nakabili n ng bagong cp..kating-kati na rin nga akong bumili e kaso nung malaman q ‘tong ilalabas ng torque, pinili q nalang na maghintay muna hanggang january para dito kasi tingin ko mas maganda sya kaysa flare. pero sana sa likod nalang nila ilagay ung logo para di mukhang chippy & sana naman may mas malapit na service centers gaya ng sm north, malayo na kasi para sa akin yung pasong tamo.

  34. Mukang Samsung S Duos :))
    Ask lng sir about s durability nyan?
    matibay po ba ?

  35. taga-sugbu-ako says:

    bili ako nito paglabas nito. compare ko sa astra ko kung matalo nya ba ang astra sa actual operation. kayong mga magagaling dito, ano sa tingin nyo ang maganda between astra and dito maliban sa screen and price ha…

  36. 3g ba ito?

  37. January 2, 2013 na po, any updates, about sa availability nito sa market?

  38. January 20-25 2013 Release date…

  39. guys meron den po ba ksamang case yan pag bumili ?!

  40. January 20 na bukas .. 1 month na ko nag-aantay .. Sana ilabas na nila talaga this week and sana nationwide .. :pray:

  41. January 20 na ngayon…. sabik na akong bumili..please it’s a nationwide release

  42. wala pden =_____=

  43. wla p din. kung ala p eto by end of da month, bili n lng ako ng cloudfone sa zalora.
    mas ok p cloudfone kesa sa CM. ung kasamaham ko sa trabaho, me depekto ung new cp nya na flare..

  44. any updates….. sa bagong phone

  45. Epic Fail wew, sobrang tagal, di na to new, naluma na sa stock room…

  46. Maurice Philip Pugal says:

    kelan na po ba talaga irerelease yang torque im excited n mga pare! para makapagdownload na ako ng maraming m2m!

  47. Ronald Agorto says:

    Tagal nman yan. Para makapagvideo na ako ng mga boylets sa amin yung namamasa yung buhok nila s kilikili

  48. merun na ba sa market eto? o busy pa sila sa pag aasemble..

  49. sabi ng torque store na natanong ko…last week ng march…wait lang tayo…

    • meron na,, nrelease na to since march 3 pa yta.. nkapagavail na nga ako ehh.. sino ba dito makakatulong skin kung pano ito iroot.? help naman ohh..!!

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