Review: Kyocera DuraPlus for Sprint
The DuraPlus can download the simplest applications via Sprint's online portal. The apps available include things such as games, organizers, etc. Discoverability is a mess, and every step requires a page refresh — which adds agonizing time to any task.
The DuraPlus supports mono Bluetooth headsets and a few other profiles. Pairing was no problem, and call quality via mono headsets was good. Pairing with other phones to push contact data or photos was also a snap. I had no issues in testing out the Bluetooth at all.
There's no real lock screen on this device. The display is either on or off. When first woken from sleep, you have to unlock it before anything else. There's no content — not even a clock — visible on this unlock screen. The clock that appears on the home screen can be customized in a number of different ways, including large/small digital, large/small analog, world clock, and several different calendar views. It's just plain dumb that you have to unlock the screen — which takes three key presses — to check the time.
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The DuraPlus has GPS on board and Sprint's free mapping and navigation software. It works, but just barely. Maps took ages to load, and using it as a real-time turn-by-turn navigation device could be problematic. I would say that the DuraPlus's GPS capabilities will be best put to use in the great outdoors, where life doesn't travel at you at 60 miles per hour.
Review: Kyocera DuraForce XD for AT&T
Kyocera's latest rugged hardware is built like a tank, which means it's tougher than hell, but also huge and heavy. If you need a hardy handset, this Android phablet has you covered and then some.
Kyocera DuraPlus Brings Durability to Sprint
Sprint today announced the upcoming availability of the Kyocera DuraPlus, a candybar-style ruggedized push-to-talk phone. The DuraPlus meets military standard 810G for protection from dust, shock, vibration, temperature extremes, humidity, blowing rain, and water immersion.
Review: Kyocera DuraForce for AT&T
The DuraForce is a rugged handset from Kyocera that can survive a significant amount of abuse without blinking. It's worth a look if you need a durable Android smartphone.
Review: Kyocera DuraXE for AT&T
Kyocera's latest rugged clamshell for AT&T boasts LTE and mobile hotspot powers, in addition to its in-your-face attitude and truck-like build. This compact phone may include only the most elemental functions, but it has a few tricks up its sleeve.
Review: Kyocera DuraXV for Verizon Wireless
Kyocera's latest handset for Verizon Wireless is the rugged and waterproof DuraXV. This capable flip phone is tough, but offers only basic functionality.