Read on for my first impressions and more photos.
At its price point, the TORQUE F1 Metal is for sure a solid buy, and I say that literally as the metal casing is quite heavy — heavy to be sturdy, but it will still be light enough for your pocket. If a phone could kill, this would be it. It would probably survive the fall from the way it feels on my hand. TORQUE has built a quick reputation in the affordable mobile market in the Philippines. This I think has nothing to do with the fact that Luis Manzano is their new endorser (John Lloyd Cruz endorses Cherry mobile).
The F1 Metal doesn’t lack in features as well. For about PHP 4,000 you get dual SIM capabilities, a 1.3MP camera, Bluetooth, FM Radio, a music player and GPRS for data. The package comes with two batteries (!!!) and a USB charger that can attach to a wall socket adaptor (included in package!).
A good buy if I do say so myself.
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I have tried Torque D100 and I can personally say that this phone is user friendly. Battery life is better compared to other china phones. I also want to try their newest model, F1 Metal.
I hate not having a cell phone provider that lets you use sim cards, as it really restricts what type of phone you can get and how quick you can switch when necessary. For instance, my buddy broke his phone last week and that same night switched sim cards with an old phone and was back in business. If that happened to me, best case scenario would be that I could get them to activate one of my older phones and even that is questionable.
Having the dual sim seems like a really cool feature too and one that I could use for my business line…
It kinda looks like a Vertu phone as well.
+1 on Ade.
“If a phone could kill, this would be it.” Love it!
I’m curious to how the UI looks like.. and the image quality of the cam.. thanks ^^
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Can you post what the UI looks like, including the fonts it uses? I took a look at MyPhone phones when it first came out and I hated its UI, especially the fonts it used when making a message/text. Maybe the latest MyPhone phones look better now.
What about Camera quality? Your review of the Torque D100 showed its camera quality is inferior to Nokia’s. Does this phone’s camera just as bad?
Is this phone’s battery Nokia compatible? If so, what’s the Nokia battery model equivalent?
How soft or hard are the keys? Are they easy to push? Early MyPhone phones’ keys were so hard to push (for me) that it was uncomfortable to use. It was actually hurting my fingers to use it for an extended time.
Thank you for your time.