The Good The Kyocera DuraPro's camera takes decent photos, it has great call quality, and its rugged construction can withstand a beating.
The Bad The DuraPro is hefty, its hot key can't turn on the flash, and both its data and processing speeds are slow.
The Bottom Line U.S. Cellular's Kyocera DuraPro has both the brawn and the reliable call performance that make it a good choice for users looking for a rugged feature phone.
Tough, easy to use, and excels at the basics
As U.S. Cellular's only rugged device, the Kyocera DuraPro meets military standards for shock, dust, and water resistance. And while it excels at being tough, don't expect to find any high-tech specs in this feature handset: it has only a 3.2-megapixel camera and a low-resolution display, and its 3G data speeds are as fast as a slug on Ambien.
Then again, the DuraPro was never meant to be on the bleeding edge of technology, and what it lacks in powerful specs, it makes up for with clear, reliable phone calls and decent photos. The phone is identical to(save for the Direct Connect button) and is currently going for the prepaid price of $179.99. If you sign a two-year contract with the carrier, however, that price drops to $149.99.
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