Friday, December 21, 2012

StarMobile ENGAGE 7HD vs Torque DROIDZ Portal Price and Specs

The Battle of Dual-Core Android Tablets had begun - StarMobile ENGAGE 7HD vs Torque DROIDZ Portal

A good gift this holiday season for your loved ones can be a smartphone or tablet PC. Tablet large screen is good for entertainment and educational purpose. Latest tablets are versatile and more powerful running on dual core processor plus call and text capabilities.

ENGAGE 7HD and DROIDZ Portal are latest dual-core tablets currently selling in the Philippine market today. Trend shows that 2013 will be the "Battle of Dual-Core Tablets" same with "Battle of dual-core Android smartphones".

StarMobile ENGAGE 7HD vs Torque DROIDZ Portal Price, Features and Specs

Price: StarMobile ENGAGE 7HD is selling at P7,990 while Torque DROIDZ Portal at P8,488 (On promo, SRP of P9,999). A price difference of P498.

Features: Both are dual camera and GPS capable. Brushed metal finished (ENGAGE 7HD), Dual SIM with call and text, Mobile TV, FM radio and 1080p HD video recording (DROIDZ Portal).

CPU: 1.2 GHz dual-core Cortex A9 processor (ENGAGE 7HD), 1 GHz MT6577 dual-core processor (DROIDZ Portal)

OS: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ENGAGE 7HD), Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (DROIDZ Portal)

Screen: Both are 7.0" Capacitive Multi-touchscreen. ENGAGE 7HD uses IPS technology on its display.

RAM: 1 GB (7HD), 512 MB (Portal)

Resolution: 1280x800 (7HD), 1024x600 pixels (Portal)

Pixel per Inch: 215 ppi (ENGAGE 7HD), 170 ppi (DROIDZ Portal)

Internal Memory: 8 GB (7HD), 4 GB (Portal). Both are expandable up to 32 GB

Camera: Both tablet PC sports a dual camera  8 MP rear with Flash and VGA front. DROIDZ Portal rear camera is autofocus.

Battery: 4000 mAh (7HD) and 3000 mAh for DROIDZ Portal

Availability: Both are already in the market

Which one do you like?

Torque DROIDZ Portal is packed with lots of features a tablet can offer. Just add P500 to the price of ENGAGE 7HD and you will enjoy call and text, Mobile TV and high definition video recording plus it runs on latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS.

On the other hand, StarMobile ENGAGE 7HD boosts 1280x800 resolution with 215 ppi and 1GB RAM plus a large internal memory (8GB). You will have more room for storage of songs and movies and faster/seamless performance.

Given the differences between the two, I like DROIDZ Portal, it's a bang for a buck while on promo, it's really a lot of features for your hard earned money. Going back to DROIDZ Portal SRP of P9,999, I'd rather go for more affordable ENGAGE 7HD.

I hope Portal will stay at promo price when DROIDZ Ultimate are on the market for 2013.

StarMobile ENGAGE 7HD Full Specs
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Torque DROIDZ Portal Full Specs

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RU9 said...

Got the Engage 7HD today. My complain is the screencapture button. It is so misplaced. Very annoying since you can accidentally press this. Wanna return the unit. Is there a way to disable/remove this button? Thanks.

laptapos said...

Would it be best to try Starmobile Engage 7HD or Torque Droidz?

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