Torque has been consistently producing entry-level devices in the past months. You may have probably noticed the previous unboxing videos of their products that we posted on our YouTube page.
Their latest line up, which they dubbed ‘Ego’ has been on the forefront of their entry level devices. A few weeks ago, we introduced you to Ego Tab S, an entry level tablet that sports a 7-inch HSVGA capacitive screen display. You can check out post here.
This time, we’re introducing you to their latest device, the Ego One. Priced at PhP1,199, the entry-level smartphone, rocks a singe core processor and RAM, which are too basic even for my mom. Check the video below for our quick unboxing.
Call me crazy, but I actually like how Ego One looks. Yes, it’s made of plastic but it’s business decision that Torque made to bring the cost to a minimum. All its physical buttons are located on the left side of the device, and its capacitive buttons are place exactly below its 3.5-inch HVGA touchscreen display.
Despite its “meager” specifications Ego One can put on a good show for its price. Most of the necessary things done using a smartphones like making calls, texting and surfing the net may be done on the device with some reservations. Playing games and using popular social media apps like Facebook and Twitter can overload its memory, thus making its performance too sluggish on my standards. Remember, the device only has 256mb RAM, hence the quite unfortunate aforementioned hooplah. Plus, if you’re into installing loads of applications on a smartphone, Ego Tab wouldn’t allow you to do that as it only has 512mb RAM. As far as I can tell, there isn’t a way to move applications to SD card so you can tick off installing some of your favorite games that required more than 500mb of data.
I have to commend Torque for keeping the installed Android 4.4.4 Kitkat at 85% stock state. Some app shortcuts and Torque wallpapers were added, but since these are mostly aesthetic, the phone’s performance aren’t exactly affected.
The phone also features dual 3mp cameras, which are located at the back and front of the device. You can check out the video we posted above to see how the cameras fared. It doesn’t have auto-focus but I’m actually impressed with the quality of photos I took using its rear and front camera. Good, for its price.
I must admit, Ego One isn’t the phone for me. It doesn’t suit my lifestyle and my needs, but it could fit yours. It isn’t exactly the cheapest around, but it’s one of the affordable phones you can buy that isn’t in any form of promo.