Kyocera DuraPlus Review

Kyocera DuraPlusKyocera DuraPlus is one tough smartphone with ruggedized body and push-to-talk capability. Released in Sprint’s network, the phone will support the Direct Connect service. Measuring at 24mm, the phone is unbelievably thick and bulky but its weight still feels acceptable at 116 grams. The Kyocera Duraplus has MIL STD 810 certification, so the phone should adequately resist humidity, temperature, vibration, shock, dust and water. The 2” (240 x 320) display seems to tell us that Kyocera doesn’t plan to make the phone a multimedia-based device.

With a 1650mAh battery we get 480 hours of standby time and 9.5 hours of talk time. Connectivity options include GPS and Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR and push to talk. The Kyocera DuraPlus comes with an integrated flashlight, which further confirms its status as an outdoor-oriented phone. The phone may lack camera and WiFi, but the extra durability should interest those who regularly stay outdoors.