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TORQUE D100 Review: Cheapest Dual SIM Mobile at P3,799

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There is that notion of “cheap” being nothing more than that. However, the D100 from TORQUE (successful China debut phone) is actually impressive! This is an example of a truly kick ass phone — it just so happens to be cheap, but there are small things TORQUE paid attention to that made a huge difference in the overall product.

Full review of the D100 afte the jump. I swear, this could be your next el-cheapo wonder!

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If I were to summarize three good experiences with the D100 apart from the dual SIM feature, these would be: ultra loud audio, easy to use interface and easy to learn SMS input. Perhaps the biggest complaint I have with the unit would be the small keys for the 5-way directional pad. But as you can see from the photos, the real estate for the numerical keypad is actually spacious.

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D100 Highlights
The D100 powers on quickly – about 4 seconds after holding the end call key, you’re good to go. You’ll be quick to notice the loud audio upon powering up the device. Moving forward, one of the things I found interesting with the D100 is its miniUSB everything compatibility. The charging is miniUSB and get this, the end of the headphones are miniUSB as well, giving you with one port for everything.

The D100 comes with a 1.3MP camera. I did some comparison shots vs the Nokia E71 and as you can see from the image, there is a bit of blur and saturation in the high quality mode of the D100. There are two modes for shooting – auto and night mode but another added bonus is timer mode which you can customize to go off whenever.

Nokia E71 Camera Quality

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TORQUE D100 Camera Quality

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You might say that it is rather unfair to compare the E71 to a TORQUE, but really, the E71 isn’t known for its camera. πŸ™‚

Above is an example of how loud the audio / built in MP3 player is.

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Bottomline
For less than P5,000 you get a really good music phone with microSD memory expansion capabilities. Sad that you can’t use generic earphones, but the stock miniUSB pipes are too tacky to ignore. The TORQUE D100 also comes with an FM radio, FM radio recorder, video recorder, Bluetooth, GPRS network compatibility — and yes don’t forget DUAL SIM BABY!

By Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast, EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

64 replies on “TORQUE D100 Review: Cheapest Dual SIM Mobile at P3,799”

meron kaya nyn dito sa davao? i want to buy the torque c100. ala pa ata cla office here sa davao.. panu kung masira or may defect?

I’m an authorized internet dealer of this brand. If you really want to buy and it is not yet in the market there in Davao, just text me at 09162126535 and we will try to work things out.

TORQUE C100, TORQUE D100, GLOFIISH(BY ACER) DX610 and GLOFIISH(BY ACER) DX900 are our products.

[…] If you like to use cheap mobile phones from Chinese manufacturer, then you can buy the Torque D100 Dual GSM SIM phone. Priced at one $79 each in the Philippines, the handset features audio and video playback support, an integrated FM radio, Bluetooth connectivity and a 1.3 megapixel camera with video recording capability. [abuggedlife] […]

meron ganyan sa SM San LAzaro here in manila… Share ko lang… I am planning to buy this handste sa bakasyon… it ranges from Php 4000 – Php 3800

meron nang ganitong fone sa davao.. konting ipon nlng i can buy this fone na.. hahaha.. saan kaya ang mga service centers nito?

We are now talking to some of the locals regarding the service of the phone. If you have any questions regarding the phone, please feel free to text me at 09162126535. You can check our website at http://www.topstrasse.com. Thank you!

do you know of any compatible games that i can download for torque c100? it accepts very limited file types. no .jar or .jad. its only game is called Puzzle (i do not know the extension name. please help

Maybe one of the reason why it is not picking up is because of the first set of dual sim phones. It gave a bad reputation to those phones especially those that are made in china.

i bought one yesterday at sm manila mega (in the cyberzone), it cost P3,762.00. great china phone with 1 year warranty (in house), i even have it installment for 6 months…

— no pc suite so u can not sync it thru your computer, you just have to save files to your memory card…

— great dual sim phone!

i got mine at sm manila, it’s a great phone with one downside, no way of changing its housing (none that i know of so far)

>how is this fone compared to verzio duplii?
>is their “after-sales/warranty” better than verzio?

i’m thinking whether to buy this torque d100 duo or versio twinn which is priced a bit higher but is touchscreen and has a nokia/sony ericsson-like interface..

you are given the option before sending the message if you will save a copy of just to send it…

so far, i have not encountered any problems with my torque d100.. great phone at a low price!

Can you store notes in the Torque D100? If yes how many? Does it have memory card where I can save notes and contacts?

anyone there kung panu po madadagdagan ang message alert tones nung d100? d ko kasi alam kung panu e…

thanks po… tsaka merun po bang full specific review bout sa d100?

I’ve got a dual sim phone also just like mthe torque which i got from Sun cellular. I believe everyone knew about MyPhone. This phone is also dual-sim capable with the same specs like the torque and this one has also touchscreen feature and has a free 2GB microSD card.
Phones from China are full packed with features and are really cheap and the only problem that I encountered is its very slow when it comes to creating new text msg and the picture quality is not that good but aside from that, i think this phone is a good catch if you are on a budget and wanted to get a fully-packed phone.

I am very interested to buy torque dahil dual SIM sya. pwede po malaman kung saan ako pwede bumili nito? whuch store? Pls reply sa email ko [email protected]…salamat…albert

Question. Does it have group text and group creation function? Does Messaging have Sent Items?
Need answer, please. Thank you.

nag loload ako ng globe and smart. kaya gsto ko ng dual sim para 1 fon nalang gamit ko.

kaya ba nito ma access ang smart menu and globe menu? yng ibang dual sim fon na natest ko hndi kaya e

thnx

my tanong lng me pwede b yng lagyan ng games n gling sa java or jad and jar.reply agd poh pra mpagicpan k kng bibili me

Hi, I bought this mobile here in Germany. They sell it under a different name. But it is the same as the Torque D100. You can get a PC-Suite (PhoneSuite ZTC B2)that is compatible here http://www.ztc.pt/item.php?i=1 All I can say is that I am really satisfied with the phone. My gf bought me a roaming sim card from the Phils. So she can me sms for just 1 Peso. With the other sim card I reply. I you want to know more about the phone feel free to contact me. [email protected]

Take care people.

Mahal pa ung P3,799. I was given a flyer at Park Square 1 Makati and it was priced at P2,999. there is almost P7++ difference from you got it.

hello can i ask where in manila is the service center of torque and contact number if u have…thanks super!! =)

Hi Jayvee,

I bought one for myself shortly before Christmas. Very impressive phone, and cheap, unlike the previous one I had O2 X-phone 2 (which I’m selling as junk since I can’t find replacement parts such as scroll button, back cover and battery). Just one thing, when I looked into this model at Torque Online.com, it said it has Free-To-Air Mobile TV (Analogue, Landscape/Portrait Viewing Modes) yet I don’t see it in the phone menu.

I just saw Torque featured in Unang Hirit a couple of days ago, and the guy from Torque claim its made here in the Philippines not China. This is one more reason I’m saving money to buy this phone πŸ™‚ Wanna look into it if that’s true?

[for Eduardo Lino] Torque has a D series and a DTV series. The one with the analog TV is the DTV. With what I saw on the show, it has a telescopic antenna hidden somewhere that you pull out when you wanna watch TV. Weird, but if it’s free TV, who cares?! πŸ™‚

San ang complete address ng service center ng torque sa makati ayaw kase mag power ng torqued90 ko?

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