Torque recently came out with a slew of Android tablets and handsets.\u00a0 Among the new tablets launched by the local company is the Torque Droidz View, a 7-inch Android tablet priced at only P3,890.\u00a0 This is a very attractive price and it competes directly with Cherry Mobile\u2019s Cherry Pad tablet.\u00a0 Read on to find out if the Droidz View is worth spending your money on. Torque Droidz View Specifications \t7-inch display with 2-point touch \tNon-capacitive \t800 MHz CPU + 400MHz DSP \tAndroid 2.2 (Froyo) \tWi-Fi \tGravity Sensor \t2GB internal storage \tExpandable up to 32GB via microSD \tVGA front camera \tAccess to Android Market Hardware and Design For the price of P3899, don\u2019t expect anything spectacular from the Droidz View in terms of hardware and design. What you get from the box are the tablet, charger, headphones, and the adaptor for USB and LAN connection. The Torque Droidz View is not thin by any means. \u00a0The tablet is quite thick at the back with a very noticeable bulge towards the middle.\u00a0 It is also made of plastic, and even the bezel around the screen, although glossy, is undeniably plastic in construction.\u00a0 The overall build doesn\u2019t feel solid and you get the impression that the tablet will not be able to handle serious drops. In terms of peripherals, the Droidz View has quite a lot to offer.\u00a0 At the bottom you see the charging port, the headphones slot, the slot for the USB and LAN adaptor, and a microSD slot.\u00a0 At the top is the power button and on the right side are the Menu button and the volume rocker.\u00a0 On the front of the device you see only one physical button, which is the Home\/Back button. \u00a0\u00a0 The screen of the Droidz View is resistive with a \u201c2-point touch\u201d feature.\u00a0 It has a decent resolution and it looks quite sharp enough for the price.\u00a0 The colors are decent enough, although they aren\u2019t too vibrant. \u00a0The display has poor viewing angles, though, so expect to use this tablet at 90 degrees most of the time. Performance What defines the Torque Droidz View in terms of performance is the capacitive screen.\u00a0 I can\u2019t help but get frustrated at the tablet\u2019s 7-inch resistive screen.\u00a0 It\u2019s simply not responsive enough and it takes a few swipes or taps at times before you get the response that you want.\u00a0 And for a tablet, the responsiveness of the screen is crucial since it is the way you operate the device.\u00a0 If this is not done right, the whole experience suffers, even if in terms of a actual processing performance the device is quite capable. The Torque Droidz View\u2019s 800MHz processor is actually quite nice.\u00a0 It give\u2019s you decent processing speed but it\u2019s not reflected in the UI because of the resisitive screen\u2019s non-responsiveness.\u00a0 But when you play video or games, you feel the tablet\u2019s power somehow and it\u2019s really sad how the screen kills the experience. What the tablet is good at is in multimedia playback.\u00a0 It delivers good audio quality when you use headphones and it\u2019s also good with playing videos.\u00a0 But considering the screen\u2019s poor viewing angles, you need to have the display at 90 degrees angle to get the best from the screen, otherwise, the colors will start to fade. As to software, Droidz View runs Android 2.2 Froyo, a quite outdated OS by today\u2019s standards but it\u2019s still usable and easy to operate.\u00a0 There\u2019s no word from Torque if the OS will get an update in the future.\u00a0 The UI on the tablet has a few enhancements like the side bar, or bottom bar depending on the tablet\u2019s orientation.\u00a0 This bar contains shortcuts to the most important apps and also the shortcut to the app drawer.\u00a0 The Menu button on the side also brings up a Menu page with shortcuts to some pre-chosen apps.\u00a0 Overall, the UI is quite intuitive, but again, this would have been good had it not been for the poor responsiveness of the touch screen. \u00a0Wrap-Up It is quite hard to judge the Torque Droidz View since for the price of P3,899, the tablet has quite a lot of features to offer.\u00a0 But for a tablet, it\u2019s very important that the screen is at least responsive since tapping and swiping are the only actions you basically do to operate the device.\u00a0 On the Droidz View, the resistive screen is sadly quite frustrating to operate.\u00a0 It\u2019s not responsive and it simply kills the user experience. The tablet is also poorly made, with the materials obviously made of cheap plastic.\u00a0 This is quite understandable I guess considering the price of the Droidz View.\u00a0 If there\u2019s any redeeming quality the Droidz View has, it\u2019s in playing multimedia.\u00a0 The tablet delivers good sound and watching videos is actually a god experience on the Droidz View. If you can get past the Droidz View\u2019s non-responsive display, you may consider buying the tablet since it\u2019s one of the cheapest tablets today.\u00a0 If you have the extra thousands to spare, though, you might want to consider the Torque Droidz Flash instead, which already has a capacitive multi-touch screen and a 1.2GHz processor.\u00a0 The Droidz Flash will at least give you the complete tablet experience.