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Torque EGO Phab 3G Unboxing And First Look! A Lollipop Powered Super Low Cost Tablet With Dual SIM Card Slot!

If you noticed, Torque Mobile was quiet in the smartphone scene for the past few months, a major reason for that is a change of strategy as they're now focusing in releasing ultra low cost tablets with good functionalities for the masses. As a result, the Ego series was born which propelled to their quiet success as they're the number 1 vendor of tablet last 2015.
Torque Ego Phab 3G
Torque Ego Phab 3G

One of those devices is the Ego Phab 3G, a 7 Inch tablet that runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop with 3G connectivity, dual SIM card slots and functionalities of a phone.

We were able to play around with this unit for quite some time, so let's begin with our report by taking a look at its specs first.

Torque EGO Phab 3G specs

Display: 7 Inch IPS Capacitive screen at 1024 x 600 pixels
CPU: 1.3 GHz SC7731 quad core processor
GPU: Mali 400
RAM: 512 MB
ROM: 8 GB expandable via micro SD card 32 GB
Back Camera: 5 MP
Selfie Camera: 3 MP
Battery: 2,500 mAh
OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop
Connectivity: WiFi, 3G, Bluetooth, OTG, Dual SIM
Others: Phone Function
Price: 2,599 Pesos

Unboxing / Accessories

The packaging

The Phab 3G comes in a simple red box with big Torque branding that's easy to open to let you explore the device immediately.
Inclusions inside
Inclusions inside
The good fast charger
Fast charging 2A adapter

This tablet is pretty loaded in terms of accessories included in the package. You'll get a special fast charging 2A wall charger / adapter, micro USB charging / data cable, screen protector and manuals.

It will also come with a FREE OTG cable and Smart tunes 2.0 high performance CARBONN in ear monitors with mic.

Build Quality / Design

View at the back of the tab

Even with the low price tag, Torque didn't cut with the materials used here. It reminds me of the polycarbonate toughness of the Ekotab Encore 3G that's very well intact and doesn't feel that it won't break that easily even after several drops. The screen may worry you a little due to the lack of Gorilla or Dragontrail Glass like of protection, but fortunately, the screen protector they included puts some coating in it to avoid scratches and minor damages.
Top view
3.5 mm jack and micro USB port on top
Right side view
Volume rocker and power button on the right side

Moving to the design, this device doesn't posses that modern look. Instead, it utilizes the traditonal tablet look that's quite heavy and thick. The good thing here is it has semi rounded edges and back cover that made it fairly nice to hold even with one handed use. It also has a micro matte like texture at the back that adds more grip.

The button and ports placements that Torque embedded here is also what we're used to see with normal 7 inch tablets in the past.


Display quality
Phab 3G screen

The Ego Phab is using a 7 inch IPS capacitive screen with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels that doesn't have one glass solution. As a result, there's a noticeable gap between the glass and the screen. Fortunately, Torque used an IPS panel here that improves viewing angles a little.

It may not be as sharp as those with HD screens, but this is still a fairly nice in terms of viewing performance. Still an improvement against other similarly priced tablets that have significantly lower resolution and lesser display tech.

Specs and features analysis

It's a given that one should not expect that much for a low cost table, but Torque was able to step up the game a little by improving on the specs.

Why? This tablet has better specs that what we're used to in this price point. It runs on a 1.3 GHz quad core processor paired with Mali 400 GPU and 512 MB RAM that's good enough for casual usage, has that large 8 GB of expandable storage, 2,500 mAh battery, call / SMS / 3G phone functions and runs on a smoother Android 5.1 Lollipop OS.

So far that configuration is designed t let you run the most basic Android task, enjoy watching movies with decent audio coming the FREE smart tunes earphones, surf the internet and do calls and SMS functions.

If you can't really go beyond that 2.6K budget, I can't think of any other tablets from other brands that can top this.

As of the moment

On a super tight budget, you cannot go wrong with the EGO Phab 3G. Even with its super low price of just 2,599 Pesos, Torque managed to make a durable that provides you with the sweetness of Android 5.1 Lollipop that enables you to basic Android tasks, watch movies, search the net, do calls and SMS easily.

Related: The Torque Ego Tab Q Is A Budget Tab With FREE CARBONN Headset For 1899 Pesos Only! Click Here!

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