Kyocera Torque (Sprint)

The Good The Kyocera Torque is a rugged, waterproof touch-screen phone that's equipped with 4G LTE,Smart Sonic audio technology, and excellent stereo speakers.

The Bad The Torque is bulky, has a sluggish processor, and takes mediocre photos.

The Bottom Line Sprint's Kyocera Torque stands apart from other rugged smartphones by delivering a strong durable design without sacrificing features.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 7.0
  • Features 8.0
  • Performance 7.0
7.3 Overall

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Review

A rugged smartphone with the features you need

Unlike a lot of phones before it, the Kyocera Torque successfully combines full, military-spec toughness with Android touch-screen capabilities.

Both the handset manufacturer and Sprint are no strangers to rugged devices. But Kyocera's Dura Series family of tough phones was always a little inaccessible to the mass market. Mainly because it was targeted for enterprise workers in the first place, but also because the line consisted of bulky feature handsets that had little or no characteristics of a current smartphone.

But the Torque is unique in that it's equipped with such modern fixings like a 4-inch touch screen, a 5-megapixel camera, and 4G LTE (the first for any rugged Sprint device). It's currently going for $99.99 after users sign a two-year contract and send in a mail-in rebate.

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Specs / Prices

  • Brand Sprint
  • Service Provider Sprint Nextel
  • Diagonal Size 4 in
  • Weight 5.54 oz
  • Sensors Accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, digital compass, barometer
  • Technology CDMA2000 1X
  • Additional Features Eco Mode, Android Beam, Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS), HD Voice, Smart Sonic Receiver audio technology, intelligent typing (SWYPE), TTY compatible, Text-to-Speech (text recognition), push-to-talk mode
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