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Kyocera DuraPlus Phone (Sprint)

We have collected and analysed 3 expert reviews and 34 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 60/100 and users rate it 45/100. The average review date is 02-09-2013. We have compared these reviews to 2331297 reviews from other Mobile Phones. The alaScore™ for this product is 80/100 = Very good. Last update: 29-05-2017.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Kyocera DuraPlus Phone (Sprint)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Kyocera DuraPlus Phone (Sprint) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the battery and reception. The performance and price are also appreciated. There are some mixed reviews about the portability, while many are critical about the reliability and design.

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38% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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May, 2017

Expert review by: Alex Colon (pcmag.com)

Kyocera DuraPlus (Sprint)

 

The Kyocera DuraPlus is a massive brick of a push-to-talk cell phone that uses Sprint's new Direct Connect service.

Rugged. Good call quality. Long battery life. Powerful LED flashlight.

Huge. Outdated UI. Few features beyond voice.

Apps, Multimedia, and Conclusions Rugged form factor and Direct Connect aside, the DuraPlus is an almost featureless feature phone. The main menu is the same 12 icon grid that Sprint has used on many flip phones in the past (including the DuraCore and...

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: Lynn La (cnet.com)

Kyocera DuraPlus (Sprint) review:

 

There's no doubt that the Kyocera DuraPlus is one tough cookie. When I wrote about its introduction in March, I admitted that I couldn't wait to get one in for review just so I could knock it around.

The Kyocera DuraPlus is made tough and its built-in LED flashlight is useful for low-light environments. The Sprint Direct Connect push-to-talk feature works well and call quality is solid.

The DuraPlus has a look only a mother can love and it could stand to lose a few ounces. It doesn't have a camera, a microSD slot, or a standard 3.5mm headphone jack.

If looks aren't important, and you want a basic rugged phone that can make good calls and withstand being kicked around and dropped underwater, consider the DuraPlus. But be aware: its clunkiness will give your hand a workout.

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Eric M. Zeman (phonescoop.com)

Review: Kyocera DuraPlus for Sprint

 

The Kyocera DuraPlus can probably withstand the abuse of a tornado. Phone Scoop put this latest push-to-talk handset for Sprint though Boot Camp to see if it lives — literally! — up to Kyocera's claims.

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: draceteam (cnet.com)

"Worthless"

 

For those of us loving out Kyocera flip phones and being downgraded through an Asurion insurance claim - this is not even close to the quality of other Kyocera products. Asurion has taken over a week to handle the claim. They repeatedly send the wrong...

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Over priced, hard to push keys, no camera, clunky to handle

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: reelworks (cnet.com)

"D.C. is worthless"

 

They sent me an Airave 2.5 to boost my signal, it works but only in the immediate area in the house and between two phones in the house, there's still a long delay before it makes the connection, if the other phone your trying to talk to makes its...

Would be great if it worked when you needed it too.

Rarely works. It often takes minutes to 'set up Direct Connect' ever time you push to talk. Voice quality is poor to non existent.

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: reelworks (cnet.com)

D.C. is worthless

 

They sent me an Airave 2.5 to boost my signal, it works but only in the immediate area in the house and between two phones in the house, there's still a long delay before it makes the connection, if the other phone your trying to talk to makes its...

Would be great if it worked when you needed it too.

Rarely works. It often takes minutes to 'set up Direct Connect' ever time you push to talk. Voice quality is poor to non existent.

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: Printess1 (cnet.com)

"The Direct Connect does not work."

 

Don't waste your money. Sprint has a lot of work to do to make direct connect a reality and it isn't going to happen any time soon. Our Sprint Rep assured us we would get an even better product than we had with our Nextels. He obviously hasn't tried to...

None. The direct connect service is the worst I have EVER experienced.

If you are lucky enough to actually make a direct connect connection you will more than 1/2 the time experience broken audio. You will not be able to understand the person you are speaking with. This product has done nothing but disappoint.

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: Printess1 (cnet.com)

The Direct Connect does not work.

 

Don't waste your money. Sprint has a lot of work to do to make direct connect a reality and it isn't going to happen any time soon. Our Sprint Rep assured us we would get an even better product than we had with our Nextels. He obviously hasn't tried to...

None. The direct connect service is the worst I have EVER experienced.

If you are lucky enough to actually make a direct connect connection you will more than 1/2 the time experience broken audio. You will not be able to understand the person you are speaking with. This product has done nothing but disappoint.

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: ewnpilot (cnet.com)

"Tough phone for folks who just want a phone."

 

This is NOT a smartphone, so you can't bash it for not having a camera, etc. It is for people like me who just want a phone with out all the other junk I do not need (including the extra $1000 a year for a data plan). It is simple, rugged, and easy to...

Tough, virtually waterproof. East to use, and technology is better than the Motorola i365 it is designed to replace. Crazy long battery life.

No jack for portable headset.

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: ewnpilot (cnet.com)

Tough phone for folks who just want a phone.

 

This is NOT a smartphone, so you can't bash it for not having a camera, etc. It is for people like me who just want a phone with out all the other junk I do not need (including the extra $1000 a year for a data plan). It is simple, rugged, and easy to...

Tough, virtually waterproof. East to use, and technology is better than the Motorola i365 it is designed to replace. Crazy long battery life.

No jack for portable headset.

Sep, 2012
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