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Torque Ego One Quick Review: Android KitKat Smartphone for P1199

Gone are the days that in order to own a smartphone you would either need to shell out hefty cash, or subscribe to a telcos’ postpaid plans. The trend has changed considerably in the last few years.

If you’re looking for an affordable mobile phone or the best budget smartphone, consider Torque Ego One, carrying a price tag of P1,199, check the specs below:

  • 3.5-inch TFT screen, 320*480 pixels, Capacitive multi-touch screen
  • 1GHz Single Core Processor
  • 256MB RAM + 512MB ROM
  • Android Kitkat 4.4.2 OS
  • 2G: 850/900/1800/1900MHZ
  • Front Camera 3MP
  • Back Camera 3MP
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • Batery 1000mAH Li-on

On the outside, Torque Ego One dimension is 191 x 117 x 9.8mm. It has a 3.5 inch HVGA LCD 320×480 capacitive display which I find clear and responsive. Considering as an entry level phone, the LCD’s clarity is a turn on factor actually, taragis.

Torque Ego One

It also has a 3 megapixel back and front camera, good enough to take small sized pictures for instagram and FB profile pics.


The phone comes in shiny white plastic casing combined with black accent.


Under the hood, Ego One is powered by 1GHz Single-Core Processor. Though it comes with relatively low RAM (256MB) the Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS is fair enough to support most of the apps available in the Google Play Store. And for the storage it has a built in 512MB ROM and can expand up to 32GB through its microSD slot. Other built in specs are Bluetooth, FM radio, Motion Sensor and 3.5mm Audio Jack.

Torque Ego One KitKat

Torque Ego One is a dual SIM phone. As I tried the call feature, receiving and making calls is a breeze. Voice audio quality is loud and clear.

Torque Ego One Dual SIM
The 1000mAh battery is also dependable, it’s not a power hungry device. A fully charged battery could work for a whole day operation.

Torque Ego ONE Battery

Torque Ego One Hands-On Video

Well, considering the price, I would say this phone is really a good deal. Its responsiveness is a big plus. The android OS, WiFi, GPS, bluetooth, 3 megapixel camera, touch screen, dual SIM functionality.. all in all for Php 1,199– the whole pack is amazingly affordable!

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Bon Francisco Talampas, Jr.
Bon Talampas, Jr. is a computer engineer, a former member of a technical team that supports a leading health care company. Prior to his stint abroad, he worked as an IT specialist and a university lecturer. Bon also holds an MBA. And aside from being a computer geek and DOTA fanatic, he spends most of his idle hours in blogging and photography. You can also read more about him at