I found a while ago that my old USB adapter works with Torque. The adapter cable for a Samsung S5 came today. Plugged it in with Torque running and got a message like "Use this USB adapter for Torque by default?" so I can confirm it connects to smartphones.
Wiki thing that showed some bluetooth adapter info and comparison. Note the section with the clones. My previous one is a blue ELM327 cheapo that's slow indeed. - https://torque-bhp.com/wiki/Bluetooth_Adapters
Scantool USB is here for $29.99 (also available on Amazon) - https://www.scantool.net/scan-tools/
Screen of the reference page. The car's computer only puts out so much data anyway, but this adapter had the highest PID rate on the list.
Cheap micro-usb female adapter cable I got off Amazon.
It looks like it's a good alternative to a more expensive bluetooth one, but there's approx. 5 feet of cord. I'll probably run mine under the steering wheel to near the console.