Dec 16, 2012

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Torque Droidz Portal, 7-inch Android tablet with TV

Torque gave us a sneak peek on what devices are on tap for early next year and the Droidz Portal piqued are interest as it combines a tablet and a TV in one device.

Torque Droidz Portal 1

The Torque Droidz Portal is first and foremost a 7-inch tablet that runs on Android Jelly Bean. Then it’s also a phone that supports dual-SIM and dual-Standby. Finally, it also has a TV antenna so you can watch your local channels while on the go. It’s definitely more than a tablet.

The 7-inch capacitive touch screen sports an average 1024 x 600 WSVGA resolution. It is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor with 512MB RAM and 4GB of internal storage with microSD support of up to 32GB.

Torque Droidz Portal 2

Looking at it straight on, you’ll get that “China-quality” feeling in terms of design. You wouldn’t know whether to use it in portrait or landscape mode with the contradicting layout of the buttons and the brand.

Torque Droidz Portal 3

The back has a nice aluminum finish though and houses the 8-megapixel camera. See how it tries to mimic the iPad with the finish, the subtle curves and those speaker grills at the bottom?

The Torque Droidz Portal is part of Torque’s January 2013 dual-SIM, dual-core devices and will retail for Php8,488.

Torque Droidz Portal Specs:
1GHz dual-core Mediatek MT6577 processor
PowerVR SGX531 GPU
7” WSVGA 1024 x 600 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
8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash
VGA front camera
WiFi, Bluetooth, WiFi hotspot
GPS + AGPS support
HDMI
TV antenna
3-axis gyro / accelerometer
Dual-SIM, Dual-Standby
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
SRP: Php8,488


  1. Wow, tv na tv ang dating hehe.

    • thejorlanb says:

      awkward naman magtablet pag huhugutin mo na ung antenna. :D

      • tamahhh :-) walkie talkie lang ?

        • I like it,kasi nasa kanya na lahat..tapos mura pa..the best talaga ang torque,,,

          • wag na kau bumili..1 month ko pa lang ginagamit ung droidz portal .. very light lang naman ang usage ko kasi lagi akong nasa office. Pero nasira agad ung battery. hindi sya nag fu-full charge. pangit din yung camera. di naman sya pang 8MP. VGA lng naman sya front and back. naibalik ko na ung unit sa binilhan ko to fix the charging issue… pero pagbalik..same pa rin…

          • Me too. I bought it last October 2013. After one week, nagmalfunction and touchscreen nya. pinapalitan ko. i spent 1,000.00 for the replacement. After 2 weeks, di naman puwede magcharge. In short, in less than a month, sira na. di ko rin lagi ginagamit kasi i spent most of my time sa office and i am using my issued computers (kasi i have 2 units). Sayang lang kahit mura etong torque pero hindi sulit ang paggamit. Not recommended. Better buy ng kahit medyo expensive na mas tested ung brand.

  2. Wow, ok tong panregalo. di ako makadecide kung ano ang ireregalo..

  3. 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.

    • Oi? Monmon, tigil mo na nga yang “cut-&-paste” na spam mo, pakawala ka ba ng marketing dept. ng ibang brand?

      • ironfist67 says:

        Totoo yan. Bumili ako nung Torque Droiz nung March para graduation gift sa anak ko. Price pa noon ay P3,999.00. Yung charger bumigay after two weeks. Then replace nila after 3 weeks of waiting dahil sa tagal ng service nila. After another two weeks, nasira na naman.

        Laking hinayang ko kasi after a few months, nag labasan na yung mga ICS platform na tablet. I will never buy Torque products again not because of quality but because of poor service.

  4. magkano binayad sa kabila?

  5. SAMA ako dyan masama ang service ng torque pahihintayin ka pa ng matagal dyan sa service center wala din palang mangyayari, maganda ang model na ito all in one sa isang gadget… MATIBAY KAYA ??? lalo na sa battery dapat not below 2,500mAH or else twice a day ka mag charge malakas mag drain ang battery pag nanunuod ka ng TV samahan na din nila ng fast charger or else sasakit lang ang ulo. Well Well Well it”s worth the risk to try this TORQUE DROIDZ PORTAL

    • Mellisa Maghirang says:

      San ung services nila?

    • Sa SM North EDSA mabilis po ang service nila. Ung charger ko po pina service center ko, after 4 days ok na agad. Torque Droidz Dash po ung unit ko. Maganda nman. Ang problem lng ay mqbilis malowbat. Pero, mas better ang Torque sa cherry mobile in terms of quality. Go torque!!!

  6. ok to ah. nood ka ng tv sa 7-inch screen habang stuck sa traffic. pede rin sa opisina kahit pang PBA lang.

  7. Hindi ako pakawala fyi. Im am just doing this as a favor para sa iba. I can prove it kung gusto mo pakita ko ang unit ko. Dahil hindi nila inayos at sinabi nila ok lang daw kasi may isa pang pin type charging port sa ibaba ng phone. Ito ang aking ganti sakanila.

  8. heto pa, ang buong storya nyan nuong una kulay black na iflow ang kinuha nila mama. after ilang days ang home button biglang bumaon so pinagpalit konang another unit. Tapos yung kapalit naman yung charging port naman ang bumigay. hindi na nila inayos may extra charging port naman daw. Matutuwa kaba sakanila.

    • anu pong gadget binili mo..?
      kasi i-try ko tong Droid portal tablet this week…
      samsung galaxy tab 2 bibilin..ko
      pero nsabi sakin n parang samsung rin daw tong torque na mas mura ang presyo..

      • Alexis San Diego says:

        I think you should just buy the galaxy tab 2 7.0 with the price of 9000 but it has 3 mp rear camera and vga front camera but the price gives you assurance of the quality of the product

  9. Bakit nyo po denelete ang comment ko w/ the actual pix of my unit mr admin

  10. blackmanta says:

    tatagal kaya battery nito? baka pang two hours lang

  11. Ang mAH ng battery hindi binangit sa specs ng unit baka mabilis mag drain lalo na pag naka TV ka….

    • correct kaya hindi naglagay ng specs ng battery dahil hindi pa nila alam kung gaano ang itatagal ng battery nita. bibili sana ako para iregalo sa anak ko kaya lang may doubt ako. kaya pag isipan ko pa uli.

      • sa akin 2 binili ko last month kaso ngayun sira na yun isa, nag crack bigla ang screen habang naglalaro anak ko. Torque dash

  12. Saw and operated the demo unit at Ali mall today. Price is P8,488. All the specs mentioned in the article is correct. It runs with Android v4.1.1. Not sure if video is HD or not though. No info. But the camera seems good in low light. Responsive. Even the front camera is decent.

    Not sure if all JB features are implemented (like siri-like app). But the screen response is good. Battery is changeable/serviceable too. You can open the back. TV reception is ok considering I was inside al mall. FM radio was a bit weak, but it picked up signal better with headphones. Audio of speakers is loud enough to be heard. Unit is charged via USB. This is good as I can use my cdr-king usb wall charger or plug in a high cap powerbank for long operations. In the future, if the batt gives up, at least I know I can use an external power source to run it, though I will lose portability.

    Wasn’t able to test the phone as I didn’t install any sim. build is typical for its price. Mostly plastic, but it seems solid.

    FYI, I have the opposite experience with torque. Bought maybe 4-5 phones in the past from them. No problems.

    Considering this phablet seriously. FYI, you can find gripers even with Myphone, Cherrymobile (esp this one). Even my Nokia was a bad batch before.

    • thanks for the tip man!

      • For me, the life of any gadget also depends on the way the user uses it. If you are careless then any gadget will not last long with you, but if you are careful,I hope a gadget can last for a longer period of time.
        Thanks

    • Tks Mel for having the first hand to test and view the unit, good to hear the battery can be detach from the unit and replaced, at least one can buy a spare one while the other can be charged because definitely it easily drains when you watch TV. At least price is inexpensive still fits the budget for the working class.

  13. Sayang sana tinodo na ng touque at ginawang 1GB yung RAM. Jelly Bean needs a 1GB ram at least. sayang

  14. hi, me and my girlfriend is planning to buy this tablet… maganda ba talaga siya? ok ba yung sa internet.. ?

  15. Tried the demo unit in SM Taytay, thursday 12/27.
    Inserted my postpaid Globe broadband sim, download seem slow. (Slow downloading of app from google play. Nainip ako. Returned the sim to my xperia s and tethered wifi. This time app download was fast.
    I installed Tango and Magic Jack, both working. I was able to do video call on Tango between phablet and xperia. Reasonable video quality.
    Magic Jack works, made a test call to US. Audio is ok when unit is close to your ear. Too noisy in the mall.

    • DoctorGizmo says:

      Baka naman po sa SIM2 niyo na-insert yung postpaid SIM niyo, which is only capable of delivering GSM data speeds. Kaya po mabagal.

  16. Bhe28

    Normally pag maganda ang signal at malakas walang problema sa internet, anyway punta ka na lang sa mall na may demo unit para try mo bago ka bumili..he he

  17. Gusto ko malaman kung ok itong tablet…. yung past experience sa phones, pwede rin maging basehan in terms of service. pero iba naman cp at iba tablet. kung ok ang tablet, no need for after sales support.

  18. android hunter says:

    paalala: wag kau bibili khit anumang klase ng produkto nila magsisisi lng kau kc nsubukan qna product nila, ndi s cnicraan q kompanya nila tlgang tlgang bulok gawang china…. maniwala kau s akin konti pagcchan nyo yan sayang ang pera nio

    • Excuse me! Even Apple outsource their products in China..it means it is made in china but the specifications was by apple. Sa tagalog pa, dahil sa mura ang labor rate sa China halos kadamihan ng mga phone kahit ang apple ay duon nagpapagawa! pero ang designs and how to do it is supervised by apple! like any other company!

      • i bought one unit torque 3 years ago and until is still operating so well. many times i accidentally drop it but was never destroyed. so believe talaga ako sa torque. its durability is comparable to MyPhone, Samsung, and LG because I have tried all these brands. I have tried cm phones also but not so durable and after service is bad. no parts daw kahit keypad lang ang sera.

  19. Droid Portal Tablet is amazing…fast internet connection, smooth touch screen,
    vs. ALCATEL T10, STARMOBILE, My Phone Pad2,

  20. hangers…hirapsa brousing.

  21. cno kya paniniwalaan ko sa knila…gusto ko talaga bumili eh. perfect ang specs except the ram.dpat kc 1gb ram to run smoothly in jellybean.bka d gumana ang nba2k13. dapat may task killer k para d mag hahangup.madali kc mpuno yun 512.d kc maiiwasan ang mga running apps even in standby mode.automatic kc nag ra-run yung ibang apps

  22. Ipad 3 is better

  23. cm flare is better than this even thought bot software r made on china hndi nmn po ibg sbhn na china eh low quality like apple some parts of apple made of china pro xmpre ndi ppyag ang apple na mcra cla sa costumer kea mrmi pang process na png ddaanan bgo isalpak sa product nla..

    commonsense mura ang product ng torque dhl mura kuha nila ng pyesa it means low quality keA wag ng mg expect ng tibay if gs2 nyo ng long lasting branded blhn nyo like samsung korea :)

  24. kakabili ko lang 2 weeks ago, yun old model nila ng tablet…so far wala pa akong naeexperience na problem sana wag naman.siguro ingatan ko na lang.

  25. kakabili ko lang nito mga 4 days ago, napansin ko medyo sablay yung touchscreen, hindi sya tulad ng ibang tab na pwede i-”flick” yung fingers para mag scroll ng mabilis. pinapalitan ko yung unit the third day only to find out na medyo ganon nga. hindi ko na pinakabitan ng screen protector para mas maging sensitive yung touchnscreen.

    para malaman mo sinasabi ko punta ka settings–>development–>check mo show touches at ibang options. then test by flicking your fingers sa browser or kahit papalit palit ka screen pages. mapapansin mo minsan kumakagat, minsan hindi. also mahina yung volume sa loudspeaker pag manood ka ng downloaded movies or makikinig mp3s….pero pag in-on mo yung TV sobra naman lakas!!!

    ang pinaka nakakalungkot dito, hindi ko pa maroot itong device ko, ayaw gumana ng mga mt6577 rooting guides. balitaan ko kayo pag may nahanap ako solution….

  26. battery specs po?

  27. hayst.. buti na lang tlga at hndi torque droidz portal nabili ko.. ang gondo gondo ng ANDROID SHARE :-)

  28. The youtube and facebook are not working in this device. As of this time I cannot solve the problem. Hindi ko pa napuntahan ang pinagbilhan kong branch. Bakit kaya hindi ma-play ang you tube videos at hindi ako makapag log-in sa facebook kahit tama password at username ko

  29. Julio Bandido says:

    Used a Droidz Portal at Ali Mall Torque shops for some 10 minutes & saw was 768MB. The screen response was good. 8GB back camera was awesome. No specs on batt – salesgirl said 2500MAp but no specs on the box. Aluminum back made it look expensive. No available units for me to buy.

  30. I tried Droidz portal and are you sure you guys have used it? Worst camera ever! The camera is lower than a 2-MP camera of galaxy Y.. I’m not hating torque or anything buy you should try it first before you buy it. The only worth about it is that the TV is OK and I’m not saying great. It has a dual core processor and Android 4.1.1 but it’s not as smooth as butter. 512MB of internal storage and 1.5GB of phone storage so if you download a lot of apps, Do not buy this. It’s good that its a cheap device but NOT worth buying. Sorry torque fans but that is my opinion and I’m using the Droidz Portal right now. You people who create these blogs are saying lies! You don’t use the product first before you blog! TEST it before you blog about it! Peace!

  31. Sorry one more thing, when I connect it to my PC the touchscreen is unresponsive and touches something else! Unlike other tablets like Cherry Mobile, Myphone and Starmobile that I have used before.

  32. Oh my g…may balak pa nmn akong bibili ng tablet q sa torque…nawalan tuloy aq ng ganang bumili…loptop nlng bilhin q mich bettet pa..right!

  33. balak ko sanang magpabili at ipadala dito sa canada,pero di maganda ang feedback,saka diko alam kung magwowork dito yan..

  34. kakabali lang namin kagai ng droidz portal, namamatay yung unit, ayaw mag start, kailangan mo pang tanggalin yung battery para gumana, ano ang gagawin na di na dapat buksan yung likod at tanggaling yung batt???

  35. bumili ako ng droidz portal for my wife..my wife loves it kaso madali lang siyang malowbat…

  36. Am using Droidz Race now. Ayos naman ang features niya AT FIRST pero ngayon, whenever i turn on the wifi setting, walang nangyayari. It always go to ‘off’ kahit di pa man siya totally nag-o-on. I dunno what to do. Been using this gadget for almost 2months pa lang. Aside from this, lagi siyang nag-o-off kahit fully charged naman. Anyone here knows how to fix the wifi thingy?

  37. catherine says:

    gud pm po … feeling ko po asa taong gumagamit lang yan . ako po kasi naka bili ako ng torque droidz flash at hangang ngaun ok padin naman . maka ilang beses narin nabagsak ng pamangkin at naapakan. at nasa magandang condition parin naman …

    • pde ba mag install ng instragram s i85 torque? and other games application n pde mainstall d2 s unit n to. ang boring kc kung wlang games.. reply nmn po s my alam jan?

  38. wag na wag kayong bibili ng kahit anong product ng torque, napakadaling masira bumili kami last march ng Droid race pero 1 week lang sira na kagad charger tapos after 3 weeks nasira na yung charger pin, tapos nung pina-ayos namin umabot ng 1 and half months tapos yung kingsclere na authorized service center ang pinagawan namin napakaSama ng serbisyo nila yung time na nagtatanong kami kung ok na yung tablet ni wala man lang silang maibigay na update tapos nung nakuha na namin yung tablet lalong lumala yung sira, pati yung board nasira na rin, parang di nga nila na-ayos lalo pa nilang sinira tapos ang sabi pa nu “tess” sa kingsclere wag na kayo magpapagawa dito if magmamadali kayo dun kayo sa main,tama ba yun, eh ang tagal tagal na ngang nasas kanila yung tablet mas matagal pa ngang nasa kanila yung tablet kesa samin tapos ganun pa sinabi samin,,, Tapos yung tablet hanggang ngayon sira, di namin mapaayos kasi napakahirap hanapin ng service center nila sa makati, KAYA WAG NA WAG TALAGA KAYO BIBILI NG PRODUCT NG TORQUE PARA LANG PAGTATAPON NG PERA ANG GAGAWIN NYO. WALA KAYONG KWENTA TORQUE, DAPAT DI KAYO BINIBIGYAN NG PERMIT PARA MAKAPAGBENTA DAIG NYO PA MGA CHINAPHONE.

  39. T0RqU3 Dr0Idz says:

    Ang unit ko ay Droidz Dash X, maganda naman sya…pero madali lang malowbat yung battery! Yung mga nagcocoment ng madaling masira ung pin ng charger nila ay hindi lang sila marunong mag-ingat kaya ganun ang mangyayari. Kaya kung ayaw nyo nang TORQUE Products, edi bumili kayo ng gustu nyo!

    • annonymous says:

      Totoo pong mahina battery. Ahm itatanong ko lang po kung alam niyo po solusyon sa mga ayaw gumanang front cam? Wala po kasi ako mahanap na solution sa internet. Thank you po.

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