Ever heard of smartphones with rotating cameras? While they’ve been around for quite some time now, Torque is the latest brand to join the bandwagon with its Droidz Axis. And yes, it’s a smartphone despite its 7-inch WXGA IPS display that comes with 224 ppi and 768×1366 pixels.

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When I found out that it’s actually a smartphone and not a phablet, I just told myself that perhaps this is the future of smartphones. Remember that time when tiny phones became obsolete because of ginormous phones?

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Anyway, like Torque’s Droidz Slate HD, Droidz Axis runs on Android 4.4 Kitkat and a 1.2GHz quad core processor. Although I’m not impressed with its 8-megapixel autofocus 360-degree rotating camera with LED flash (hello? would it hurt that much to develop a rotating camera with a higher resolution?), I’d like to commend this smartphone for having an 8GB internal storage which is expandable up to 32GB via MicroSD.

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Sample photos: w/flash and w/o flash

I’ve got nothing more to say when it comes to the features of Droidz Axis. Really, as soon as I got my hands on this sleek device – which is nice, I wanted to put it down and just enjoy Droidz Slate HD. I’m sorry if I’m being harsh, but this unit could’ve been better when it comes to performance and camera. I still like its physical look, though.

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Moving on, Droidz Axis also has a dual sim feature and its connection can work up to EDGE, GPRS, and HSPA. What’s more bugging me is that it only has a 1,850mAh battery so a powerbank is definitely needed. Now I’m more disappointed.

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With a price tag of P5,799, I think Droidz Axis isn’t that convenient enough for budget-conscious out there. I suggest you get the Droidz Slate HD instead if you’re after a clearer camera and a powerful performance.

Droidz Axis Specs:

  • 7-inch WXGA IPS Display (768×1366 pixels, 224ppi)
  • 1.2GHz quad core processor
  • 8GB internal storage, expandable up to 32GB via MicroSD
  • Android 4.4 Kitkat OS
  • 8MP autofocus 360-degree rotating camera with LED flash
  • Dual sim
  • GPRS, EDGE, HSPA connectivity
  • Wi-Fi hotspot
  • FM radio
  • 3.5MM audio jack
  • 1,850mAh battery
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