When it comes to smartphones, you get what you pay for. That’s to be expected. But just how much value can your peso get these days. Local phone brands continue to push for better specs and features at ultra-competitive (read: dirt cheap) prices. For example, it’s generally understood that the bigger the screen, the more you would typically have to shell out. So what’s with the Torque Droidz Blast X and it’s 4.5″ WVGA screen for just Php3,299 then?
Of course, there have been a lot of compromises just to bring the price down as low as it is. The screen is obviously the selling point, and you even get a fairly decent 1GHz single core processor. However RAM and internal storage are limited to just 256MB and 512MB respectively. Also, it only has a 3mp fixed focus camera without a flash. It does have the basics covered, such as WiFi and Bluetooth, but no mention has been made of its maximum supported data speeds. Finally, it runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread, which is as dated as it gets.
If all you’re really after is a big screen for surfing the internet or reading eBooks, the Droidz Blast X is a steal at Php3,299. However, I can’t help but get the impression that it’s just a feature phone masquerading in smartphone clothing. This would probably be a great first smartphone for those who are just getting acquainted with Android, but I can guarantee that you’ll soon be wanting more than the Droidz Blast X can give you.
Torque Droidz Blast X Specs
- 4.5″ WVGA display (480 x 800 resolution, 207ppi)
- 1GHz single core processor
- Android 2.3 Gingerbread
- 256MB RAM
- 512MB internal storage, expandable via micro SD up to 32GB
- 3mp fixed focus camera, no flash
- WiFi b/g/n
- Price: Php3,299
- Availability: Out now!