Ekotek Rogue 3 announced – a below-P3k budget phone running Intel X3 SoFIA

Ekotek announced (last September 28, 2015) their value-for-money 4-inch budget phone, the Ekotek Rogue 3. It runs on the new Intel X3 SoFIA, is encased in sturdy material, and is priced at P2899.00. It’s not just a good entry level phone, it’s a recommended tide-over phone when your main one conks out, gets misplaced, or is stolen.

  • Ekotek Rogue 3, front. Fits nicely in your hand.
  • Side. The Rogue 3, just out of the box, needed charging.
  • Back, with a power bank charging cable port on top.

The Rogue 3 will be available October 2015.

When you want a phone that just works, you also want comfort. The small 4-inch display of the Ekotek Rogue 3 means that everything is within reach of your thumb: you can dial, text back, press send, and call in a flash.

Ekotek Ekophone Rogue 3 Specs

4-inch display with 800×480 resolution and 5-point multi touch
1.0 GHz Intel SoFIA Atom X3 dual core processor, Mali 400 (GPU)
512 MB RAM, 4 GB ROM (up to 64 GB via microSD)
2MP rear | VGA front | 1,350 mAh battery |Android 4.4 Kitkat
WiFi b/g/n, 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, dual SIM
124.6 x 64.7 x 9.9 mm (dimensions)
SRP: 2,899 Pesos


Edric Chua, Ekotek Managing Director, shows us their latest entry level offering.

Ekotek is an emerging name in the local device maker scene, and the quality of their products is eyebrow-raising given their price points.

Aly Bitong, Ekotek Marketing Lead, with the still-boxed Ekotek Rogue 3.

Above: the 4-inch screen’d Ekotek Rogue 3 is being charged by an equally tiny Ekotek power bank, the Ekopack Slim 6000 mAh (review in the works).


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Irwin Allen Rivera loves his wife's cooking so much he's now twice the man he used to be. His English essay won a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in 2012. His philosophical-horror story appeared in Philippine Speculative Fiction 8 (2013). He was managing editor and lead writer of Sites and Symbols 2 (2005), a coffee-table book about buildings in UP Diliman - his alma mater (BA Philosophy; MA Creative Writing continuing). He worked at the UP Diliman Information Office before shifting to web content writing. His sudden fiction, "Notwithstanding Pigs," initially a Friendster testimonial, appeared in Philippines Graphic (2006) and in Very Short Stories for Harried Readers (2007). He used to write for www.technoodling.net.