The Good The Kyocera DuraXT has an indestructible design, a decent camera, push-to-talk direct connect, and solid call quality.
The Bad The DuraXT isn't easy on the eyes, it has a nonstandard 2.5mm headset jack, and it can accumulate moisture underneath its screens.
The Bottom Line Though its clamshell design isn't pretty, the Kyocera DuraXT is tough as nails, with great call quality, and a respectable camera to boot.
Kyocera DuraXT (Sprint)
Kyocera rugged devices are nothing to mess with. As I've learned from the, its handsets can handle just about whatever you throw at them. Better yet, perhaps it'd be best if you hurled them at something since these things are built so sturdily.
Sprint's Kyocera DuraXT is no exception. Dustproof, shockproof, and waterproof, this clamshell feature phone is designed to withstand practically anything short of the apocalypse. It has a push-to-talk feature for direct communication, and it's ideal for those working in tough environments, like field operators and construction workers. Or if you lead a particularly swashbuckling personal lifestyle, by all means, you can still benefit from this rugged device.
Currently, the DuraXT is going for about $270, but if you sign a two-year carrier contract and mail in a rebate, the price drops to a reasonable $70.
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