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Kyocera Torque

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews of Kyocera Torque. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the sound and usability. The battery and screen are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the price and GPS navigation.

durability, screen, battery, usability, sound

portability, performance, reception, GPS navigation, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Kyocera Torque is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 18 reviews)

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Expert review by: Florian Wimmer (notebookcheck.net)

Kyocera Torque Smartphone Review

 

Testosterone phone. The Kyocera Torque is quite a handful: The ruggedized smartphone does not believe in slim lines but rather in protection in compliance with military standards, innovations and business features. More about that in the report.

Very robust, Water and dust proof, Extremely bright screen, Multitude of hardware buttons, Use with thick gloves possible, Underwater use possible, Intelligibility in loud surroundings, Support for business protocol, Decent cameras, Loud and good speakers

Bulky casing, Heavy, Weak Wi-Fi reception, Slow GPS, Inaccurate color reproduction, High power consumption

The Torque is a successful debut for Kyocera on the European smartphone market. Of course, the device is primarily designed for use in adverse conditions, but is in no way tied to only that purpose. The loud speakers sound good even for music playback,...

May, 2015

Expert review by: K. T. Bradford (digitaltrends.com)

Kyocera Torque Review

 

Cracked screens are common and a good rainstorm would wreck them, but most people seem okay with the fragility of their phones. But if you work in hazardous environments or outdoors, you need a phone that can keep pace. The Kyocera Torque is endorsed...

Highly rugged (waterproof) ; Bright screen ; Not full of bloatware ; Clear and loud call quality ; Long battery life

Too many buttons that get in the way ; Low-res screen ; Unimpressive performance

The Kyocera Torque isn't the most powerful smartphone, but it’s ruggedness, long battery life, and good call quality makes it a great choice for anyone who needs a tough phone.

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: Alexis Santos (engadget.com)

Kyocera Torque review: a rugged phone delivering superior sound

 

More Info Kyocera Torque coming to Sprint's Direct Connect lineup in March, we go hands-on (video) Kyocera Torque hitting Sprint March 8th,

Durable design ; Shockingly loud

Low-resolution screen ; Only 1GB of usable built-in memory ; Screen washes out in direct sunlight

The Torque isn't a flawless device, but it's loud and durable enough for field workers who plan on using their phone in the great outdoors.

Mar, 2013
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Expert review by: Alex Colon (pcmag.com)

Kyocera Torque (Sprint)

 

With its rugged design, excellent voice performance, solid specs, and LTE support, the Kyocera Torque for Sprint is the best push-to-talk smartphone there is.

Rugged build. Loud, clear speaker. Smart Sonic Receiver improves voice calls. Solid performance. LTE support

Average camera. Bulky

Smartphones are always getting more powerful, but they aren't getting much stronger. Cases help, but most offer only limited protection. If you work in a rugged environment, or just have kids that like to play with your stuff, it's probably worth it to...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Lynn La (cnet.com)

Kyocera Torque ( Sprint)

 

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

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

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

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Craig Lloyd (slashgear.com)

Kyocera Torque Review

 

Rugged smartphones meant for the trailblazer and the survivalist in all of us certainly aren't rare, but it's not very often that we get to review one. Kyocera recently announced the Torque , a mid-range smartphone that's encased in a thick hard...

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...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Kyocera Torque (Sprint) Review

 

With its battle-ready, armorlike chassis and impressive battery life, the Kyocera Torque is a beastly smartphone that can handle almost anything you can throw at it. But beyond its durability, the Torque is a solid smartphone, too. If you are in search...

Rugged design, Ultra-bright display, Excellent battery life, Above-average performance

Limited 4G LTE availability, Runs older Android Ice Cream Sandwich, Camera needs improvement

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Brian K. (phonearena.com)

Kyocera Torque Review

 

The Kyocera Torque stands out to begin with, thanks to its ruggedized design including Military Spec 810G and IP 67 certification. What really caught our eye though was what Kyocera is calling Smart Sonic Receiver technology. This eliminates the...

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

Direct Connect not available in conjunction with LTE

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. The Smart Sonic Receiver technology is...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Andrew Martonik (androidcentral.com)

Kyocera Torque review

 

Some people need a phone they don't have to worry about breaking, and the Kyocera Torque was made just for themSprint has a long history of offering capable Direct Connect and Push-To-Talk ...

consider buying it, but for the user that has a specific set of needs the Kyocera Torque is a rugged phone worthy of consideration.

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Kristofer Wouk (androidauthority.com)

Kyocera Torque Review

 

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. Is that enough to make it worthy of a recommendation?

Apr, 2013
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