Kyocera DuraPlus

AKA: Kyocera E4233
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Sprint has released a number of new PTT-enabled cellphones over the past few years. One of them is the Kyocera DuraPlus. It’s a candybar-type handset that looks tough like a rugged phone should and delivers on its implied promise of withstanding the occasional roughness during usage.

Toughness aside, Kyocera's DuraPlus offers only basic features, which include a 2-inch QVGA screen, a standard 12-key alphanumeric keypad, 256MB internal storage, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS, and support for EV-DO Rev. A data. The other notable feature is that it comes with PTT or Push-to-Talk functionality, which makes it useful for those who wish to communicate with users of other PTT-enabled handsets like a standard walkie-talkie. There is a 1,650 mAh battery offering over 9 hours of talk time per charge, more than most other models.

The biggest downside of this phone seems to be the call quality. According to most reviewers, voice quality tends to fluctuate and offers a generally bad experience.

So it has its perks, but it is not without downsides as well. This phone is not the most rugged model on the market, nor is it the one that offers the best voice quality during phone calls or with PTT. But it does serve a pretty nice combination, and for less than $100 it just might be within your budget.

Need to Know: Kyocera DuraPlus

1. Features Push-to-Talk or PTT funtionality as standard. (The Good)

2. Tough exterior makes it suitable for long-term use. (The Good)

3. Voice quality during phone calls can be disappointing at times. (The Bad)

4. The overall feature-set is very limited for the price. (The Bad)

Specs summary

Screen
2"

The Kyocera DuraPlus's screen is 2 inches with 240 x 320 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the Brew Mobile Platform operating system (OS).

Camera
No
This model has no built-in camera. Sorry, no selfies.
Storage
256 MB

Internal memory is 256 MB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
1650mAh

The phone is powered by a 1650 mAh Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol) battery. Kyocera's performance ratings are: 570 minutes talk time.

Prices (Where to Buy)

140

SPRINT (KYROCERA) DURAPLUS PHONE - BRAND NEW IN BOX. CLEAN ESN. FAST SHIPPING.

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140

SPRINT (KYROCERA) DURAPLUS PHONE - BRAND NEW IN BOX. CLEAN ESN. FAST SHIPPING.

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140

Kyocera Sprint E4233 DuraPlus Rugged Push To Talk Cellphone PTT (WEAR Look

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140

Kyocera DuraPlus E4233 Black Sprint Rugged PTT Phone 5999

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140

Kyocera E4233 DuraPlus Sprint Cell Phone Bluetooth *PR*

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Based on 1 review

Sprint has released a number of new PTT-enabled cellphones over the past few years. One of them is the Kyocera DuraPlus. It’s a candybar-type handset that looks tough like a rugged phone should and delivers on its implied promise of withstanding the occasional roughness during usage.

Toughness aside, Kyocera's DuraPlus offers only basic features, which include a 2-inch QVGA screen, a standard 12-key alphanumeric keypad, 256MB internal storage, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS, and support for EV-DO Rev. A data. The other notable feature is that it comes with PTT or Push-to-Talk functionality, which makes it useful for those who wish to communicate with users of other PTT-enabled handsets like a standard walkie-talkie. There is a 1,650 mAh battery offering over 9 hours of talk time per charge, more than most other models.

The biggest downside of this phone seems to be the call quality. According to most reviewers, voice quality tends to fluctuate and offers a generally bad experience.

So it has its perks, but it is not without downsides as well. This phone is not the most rugged model on the market, nor is it the one that offers the best voice quality during phone calls or with PTT. But it does serve a pretty nice combination, and for less than $100 it just might be within your budget.

Need to Know: Kyocera DuraPlus

1. Features Push-to-Talk or PTT funtionality as standard. (The Good)

2. Tough exterior makes it suitable for long-term use. (The Good)

3. Voice quality during phone calls can be disappointing at times. (The Bad)

4. The overall feature-set is very limited for the price. (The Bad)

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Excellent battery life, solid feel, inconsistent call performance

from Phone Scoop (over 2 years ago)

The DuraPlus is as simple as a modern cell phone gets. It offers the most basic calling and messaging features in a body that can withstand blows from Thor's hammer. Despite the insane strength of this phone, it didn't impress me as a an actual phone. For a device that is nothing more than a dedicated... More

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