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. :)

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!

  • vinay pabla

    how much it cost

  • dianne

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

  • Eduardo Lino

    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.

  • Rowell

    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 :) Wanna look into it if that’s true?

  • Rowell

    [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?! :)

  • BRYAN

    is this it java capable?

  • BRYAN

    it this phone java capable

  • Rett

    hope it’ll play AAC format music files…

  • madr

    What are its GSM band frequencies? Is it quadband or just dualband?

  • warlock

    hi, ask ko lang po kung may sent items folder ang Torque D100. Thanks a lot :)

  • benjamin fulleros

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

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  • http://torque.com Enzo

    Unit 415, La Fuerza Plaza 1, 2241 Don Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City, Philippines 1200

  • http://torque.com Enzo

    service center contact number:

    02-5158888 – hotline
    02-8939642 – direct line

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