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Kyocera Torque

alaTest has collected and analyzed 178 reviews of Kyocera Torque. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and size. The performance and durability are also mentioned favorably, but comments are divided on the reliability. Many are negative about the text input.

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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 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 150 user reviews of Kyocera Torque from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on People really like the portability and size. The performance and durability also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

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75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Kyocera Torque 4G Android Phone (Sprint)Kyocera Torque 4G Android Phone (Sprint)

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Florian Wimmer (

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 (

Kyocera Torque Review


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.

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...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: Alexis Santos (

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

Expert review by: Lynn La (

Kyocera Torque (Sprint) 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.

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 (

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 (

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. (

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 (

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 (

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

Expert review by: Michael Fisher (

Kyocera Torque Review


Sprint's Kyocera Torque is a rugged beast of an Android smartphone with Nextel PTT on board, but does it pack enough performance to justify the bulk? Read our full review to find out.

Excellent build quality with extensive durability certifications ; Solid Direct Connect call quality ; Outstanding speakerphone ; Very good battery life

Serious lag in keyboard makes text input very difficult ; Fuzzy phone call quality ; Direct Connect doesn’t function in LTE mode ; Low-res, washed-out display with poor viewing angles ; Old Android version with uncertain upgrade future

There are two ways of looking at the Kyocera Torque. The first is from the perspective of a Nextel subscriber, someone who’s always been forced into specialized, out-of-date mobile hardware by virtue of the need for Nextel’s special flavor of...

Mar, 2013