Not everyone can afford the top-of-the-line smartphones, that’s a fact. So for those who can only go for budget devices, here are three new options from TORQUE Mobile. The local company celebrates its 9th year anniversary with the EGO Note 4G, Note 3G, and Zoom Lite.

All three devices come in at under P5,000 and come bundled with Smart LTE SIM cards. Yes, you are getting a budget device that has LTE connectivity (at least for the Zoom Lite and the 4G).


In terms of screen sizes, the Note 3G and 4G both have 5.5-inch HD IPS displays, while the Zoom Lite comes with a 5-inch HD IPS screen. The Zoom Lite and Note 4G both run on Android 7.0 Nougat, while the Note 3G runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. All phones come with a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage with microSD expansion of up to 32GB.


For the front and rear cameras, we get a 5-megapixel front shooter and 8-megapixel rear shooter. And in case you were asking, yes, these are dual SIM devices. The Zoom Lite has a smaller 2,000mAh battery compared to the 3,000mAh ones on the Note 3G and Note 4G.


How much would these devices set you back? The Note 3G is the cheapest at P3,799, the Zoom Lite goes for P3,999, and the Note 4G goes for P4,599. And for the month of August, if you get the phones through, the phones are being sold at a discount. The Note 3G goes for P3,499, the Zoom Lite goes for P3,699, and the Note 4G goes for P3,999.

On top of announcing the new devices, TORQUE also announced a new partnership with Air21 to help the company provide better customer service and support. Called TORQUE Express, it makes it easier to send off a TORQUE unit that needs to get repaired. Simply get in touch with TORQUE’s Customer Care team either through email, call, or text. A representative will give you a reference number and will recommend the nearest Air21 branch to drop off the device for repair. When the device has been repaired, Air21will deliver the fixed device to your doorstep.

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Nicole Batac
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Nicole calls herself an accidental techie that has learned to love all things consumer tech since she started with this line of work around seven years ago. In her spare time, she devours books, TV shows, movies, and a large amount of Japan-related entertainment.