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A closer look at the tough Kyocera DuraXT (pictures)

Water-, shock-, and dustproof, the Kyocera DuraXT by Sprint is tough as nails and was designed for people working in rough environments.

Lynn La
Lynn La covers mobile reviews and news. She previously wrote for The Sacramento Bee, Macworld and The Global Post.
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The indestructable Kyocera DuraXT

The Kyocera DuraXT by Sprint is a clamshell feature phone that can withstand a good dunk or two.
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Opened up

The DuraXT sports a 2-inch QVGA display, a 1-inch external display, and an alphanumeric keypad.
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A decent camera

The DuraXT's rear-facing camera, though only 3.2-megapixel, is surprisingly decent.
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Comfortable keys

The Kyocera DuraXT's keypad is comfortable and graciously spaced out.
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Getting a handle

Because it's a rugged device, the DuraXT is on the bulky side, weighing in at 5.3 ounces.
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Sealed and locked

The toggle switch in the rear keeps the Kyocera DuraXT's back plate secured and sealed.
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No use for headphones

The DuraXT sports a 2.5mm headphone jack -- useful for PTT headsets, but incompatible with your standard pair of headphones.
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Rubber encasing

The DuraXT's rubber build ensures that it'll keep ticking after a good beating, but it's not the most attractive handset.

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