Reviews and Problems with Kyocera Torque / Torque XT
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17 September 2015
Summary: The idea of a rugged, Android-powered smartphone is nothing new . The problem is, more often then not they’re underpowered, run out of date software, or both. While it isn’t the most impressive phone on the market spec-wise, the Kyocera Torque isn’t a slouch either. Plus, it’s built like a tank.
Conclusion: The Kyocera Torque isn’t the fastest Android smartphone around and probably won’t appeal to those who want a top-of-the-line iPhone or Galaxy S4. However, the rugged aspect combined with long battery life and good call quality makes it a great phone for the target audience.
Pros: Highly rugged (waterproof), Bright screen, Not full of bloatware, Clear and loud call quality, Long battery life
Cons: Too many buttons that get in the way, Low-res screen, Unimpressive performance
Excerpt: Over the years, we’ve seen a few rugged Android phones, but none of them have really stood out. The Motorola Defy, Samsung Rugby, and Motorola Admiral were all rugged phones, but were abandon by their carrier and manufacturer rather quickly, leaving users out of luck when it came to operating system...
Conclusion: Despite being a mid-range Android device running an OS that is well over a year old, the Kyocera Torque is an amazingly advanced device. It is well designed, and passed our torture tests with flying colors.
Pros: Sturdy, durable design, Smart Sonic Receiver technology and HD voice make for great call quality in any situation, Hefty 2500mAh battery can give days of use
Cons: Direct Connect not available in conjunction with LTE
Conclusion: Cars and trucks perform the same basic function, but they have wildly different methods and use cases. The same is true for rugged smartphones. While an iPhone or Galaxy S III may get you from Point A to Point B, you may need the utility offered by a different vehicle.
Conclusion: In the end, while the Torque probably won’t win any awards in the looks department, it certainly gets props for being an extremely rugged smartphone. There’s definitely some things that could be better if it wants to compete with the flagship devices currently on the market, so you’ll definitely...
Kyocera Torque: Not Exactly Elegant, but Can Handle All Your Drops and Dunks
All Things Digital
11 March 2013
Excerpt: This week, I dropped my smartphone on cement, threw it down a flight of subway stairs and dunked it in a pot of water. This wasn’t spurred by frustration or accident-prone-ness. I’ve been testing the new Kyocera Torque from Sprint, a rugged, waterproof phone that’s meant to be banged around.
Excerpt: We've all lost at least one smartphone to a watery grave, or dropped one only to pick it up and have a shattered display staring back at you. But the $99.99 Kyocera Torque can take that kind of punishment and more and shake it off.