Sometimes you need a phone to tide you over, or serve as back up, and Torque has it – the Ego One, a 3.5-inch P1199 Android that will get the job done. Here’s our unboxing and first impressions.
The box and packaging are strikingly clean and the black and white motif is lovely. The small body is all black and shiny plastic all over, and curves in your hand; nice to hold. The buttons on the left side are easy to find. Being a small phone – with only a 3.5-inch display – everything on the body and the display are easy to reach. The plastic rear cover snaps off quickly and snug fits back securely, providing quick access to the removable battery, dual SIM trays, and micro SD card tray.
Although a small phone, typing is acceptable and gets the job done. The front and back cameras perform surprising well, with sufficient speed in capturing photos. The display doesn’t lose a lot of contrast when viewed from the sides, which is surprising for a budget phone.
Overall, for the features and the P1.2k price tag, the Ego One is an acceptable budget phone.
Since this, again, is a budget phone, taken for granted features like being able to read USB OTG flash drives and having backlit capacitive keys are not there and can be forgiven. Plastic body is also prone to fingerprints, as you’ve seen in the pictures, but provides enough grip so the phone doesn’t slip out of your hand.
Torque Ego One Full Specs
3.5 Inch HVGA 480 x 320 resolution
1 GHz single core processor | 256 MB RAM
512 MB storage, up to 32GB via micro SD slot
3 MP w/ LED flash rear camera | 3 MP front
1,000 mAh removable battery
Android 4.4 Kitkat, Dual SIM
WiFi, Bluetooth, FM Radio, GPS, A-GPS
SRP is P1,199
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