Kyocera

Reviews (7/10 Avg. rating)

A rugged, waterproof clamshell with several unique characteristics

Kyocera DuraXE

from Phone Scoop (15 days ago)

The Kyocera DuraXE is an enigma. This rugged clamshell is a tough little beast, no question there. It covers all the survivability traits needed by today's outdoor workforce, including resistance to abuse and water damage. Kyocera did a great job nailing the basics, such as call quality, battery lif... More

  7/10

Very reliable and virtually indestructible companion

Kyocera Torque

from Notebookcheck (9 months ago)

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, the extremely bright screen is pleasing during... More

  8.5/10

It's worth a look if you need a durable Android smartphone

Kyocera DuraForce

from Phone Scoop (11 months ago)

The DuraForce is a great entry from Kyocera. It fills a nice role in the rugged handset lineup at AT&T. It's a really tough device that looks good enough to use anywhere and everywhere without fear. The device is well designed and made. The screen is good, and so are calls, data speeds, and bat... More

Is about covering the basics

Kyocera DuraXV

from Phone Scoop (about 1 year ago)

The Kyocera DuraXV is a solid, if somewhat simple, handset for Verizon Wireless customers. The phone delivers the goods if you're looking for a tough feature phone.The handset is modern looking and made of durable materials that feel good to use. The size and weight are good, and the various buttons... More

  7/10

An adventure-ready Android smartphone

Kyocera DuraForce

from PC Magazine (about 1 year ago)

Ruggedized smartphones run the gamut from the flagship-level performance and svelte construction of a phone like the Galaxy S5 Active, to oversized, ultra-rugged devices like the Sonim XP7. The Kyocera DuraForce sits at a nice middle ground, offering extreme durability in a package that mostly resem... More

  8/10

Heavy duty

Kyocera Brigadier

from Brighthand (about 1 year ago)

It’s neither the slimmest nor the sexiest device out there, but the Kyocera Brigadier offers lots of extra value for its relatively moderate bulk. It’s not that much larger or heavier than a slightly older phone like the Motorola Droid MAXX, which offers similar battery capacity isn&rsqu... More

  7.5/10

The only rugged smartphone I'd buy

Kyocera Brigadier

from iTechTriad (about 1 year ago)

Overall the Brigadier is a pretty decent option, if you fit the target demographic. The phone is aimed at those who need a phone that can handle some tough conditions without damage and for that it certainly fits the bill. For the average person, I probably wouldn’t recommend this phone simply... More

  7.5/10

A tough one-trick pony

Kyocera Brigadier

from Phandroid (about 1 year ago)

The question I always ask myself when rating a device is “would I recommend this phone to someone?” The answer to that question is tricky for the Kyocera Brigadier. On one hand it’s an excellent device for people who need something durable. But on the other hand it’s nothing... More

  5/10

A rugged smartphone that delivers a good smartphone experience

Kyocera Brigadier

from GottaBeMobile (about 1 year ago)

If you lust after the new iPhone or Galaxy S5 but you want a rugged smartphone you’re better off getting a rugged case, but if you absolutely need a rugged smartphone that can withstand drops, water and more the Brigadier is a good choice.You’ll need to live with a 720P display and camer... More

Impregnable durability, high-quality display, and solid midrange performance for the price

Kyocera Brigadier

from PC Magazine (about 1 year ago)

Despite ho-hum specs and a rather disappointing camera, I'm still enamored by the Kyocera Brigadier. It's a rare worry-free piece of kit, and that alone can be quite liberating for something as essential as a smartphone. The Brigadier is a beast in the best way possible, nearly impervious to anythin... More

  8/10

Quick for the money and tough

Kyocera Hydro Air

(19 days ago)

This phone was cheap. I got it for $40, which is a STEAL for a new Android phone off contract. I was able to successfully disable most system apps I don't want. The only real complaint I have is the usage manager app. It has a notification that constantly stays in the system tray if you don't turn... More

  10/10

I don't love this phone

Kyocera Hydro Air

(24 days ago)

(Please forgive in advance any confusion between the characteristics of the phone itself versus those of the OS installed- Android 5.1) The Positive: 1. It is waterproof and very durable. 2. The screen is rather large (seen it referred to as a Phablet) making it easier to use as a smartphone. 3.... More

  2/10

This phone sucks

Kyocera Hydro Wave

(about 1 month ago)

It constantly pops up dialier has stopped when I receive a call and will not let me answer extremely slow only have two games on here an one won't even stay in long enough to play an the other cuts off in the middle of the game

  1/10

Great phone I would get an SD card though

Kyocera Hydro Wave

(2 months ago)

It works as it says the only thing I didn't like was the screen protector the factory puts on only covers the back lit part of the screen. No big problem though. Great phone!!!

  9/10

Great phone from Kyocera

Kyocera Hydro Wave

(2 months ago)

Great phone for the price

  10/10

It Does As Advertised

Kyocera Hydro Wave

(4 months ago)

Not the greatest phone, but it doesn't claim to be. It's durable, and works in all types of conditions. The battery lasts a long time if you aren't constantly on it... Try the eco mode. It isn't made to take amazing pictures or run a ton of apps, or even hold a lot of memory. There are worse phones... More

  8/10

Worst phone I've ever owned

Kyocera Hydro Wave

(4 months ago)

Pros: price Its durable Cons: extremely slow If you have more than 2 apps running it becomes border line useless The touch screen stops working 2 to 3 times daily It decides to stop notifying me about calls and texts often enough to be a problem Trade in value at T-Mobile is literally nothing... More

  1/10

Very sorry I purchased this phone!

Kyocera Hydro Wave

(5 months ago)

I thought I was going to love this phone, but I actually hate it! the camera is awful! the battery does not last! picture quality is poor, and internal storage fills up way too fast!

  2/10

This Ph. STINKS

Kyocera Rally

(6 months ago)

This phone is a piece of junk! I bought it loaded it and it died all in a matter of 3 days and I was on vacation Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr

  1/10

I hate this phone dont get it

Kyocera Hydro Icon

(9 months ago)

I had it for a month it turned off and didnt turn back on i tried charging it but still so do not get this phone

  1/10

Info & Contact

About Kyocera

While Kyocera is a 'top dog' in some consumer manufacturing circles, perhaps most notably its copiers, it’s a much quieter player in the cell phone business. Though their offerings may not grab headlines for breakthrough technology, they are certainly a respectable line of well-made and reliable phones.

Kyocera was formed in 1959 and went on to become a very well regarded general consumer electronics manufacturer, but their cell phone business did not begin until early 2000 when they purchased the phone manufacturing unit of American company Qualcomm to form Kyocera Wireless.

With the exception of a handful of clamshell models and one swivel, all of Kyocera’s models are of a candy bar form factor and most are sold to CDMA carriers. Many of the models are entry level and a few offer a slightly more enhanced feature set.

Contact Information

Telephone:
800-349-4478

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