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Heavy duty

Kyocera Brigadier

from Brighthand (3 days 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


A tough one-trick pony

Kyocera Brigadier

from Phandroid (about 1 month 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


A rugged smartphone that delivers a good smartphone experience

Kyocera Brigadier

from GottaBeMobile (about 1 month 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 (2 months 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


An ugly, indestructible mid-range phone

Kyocera Brigadier

from PCWorld (2 months ago)

Like most heavily ruggedized phones, the Brigadier is a hyper-specific smartphone that caters to a small subset of users. Nonetheless, the mid-range phone performs well, has a battery that will easily last you all day, and is very affordable. Plus, you'll get a Sapphire Shield display and Qi-Wireles... More

An Android phone built for abuse

Kyocera Brigadier

from Computerworld (2 months ago)

The Kyocera Brigadier isn't ideal for Android enthusiasts or anyone looking for the best all-around user experience. It is, however, perfect for people who need a durable device that's able to withstand a ridiculous amount of abuse.The Brigadier was built with a very specific purpose in mind and it... More

Good looks aren’t in its DNA, but its rugged construction gives it some serious protection

Kyocera Brigadier

from PhoneArena (2 months ago)

Not surprisingly, Kyocera excels at what it does best – making ruggedized phones that are meant to withstand all that life has to throw at us. With the Kyocera Brigadier, they’ve made the proper enhancements to make its offering suitable for the hardened user. Indeed, it’s one soli... More


A hearty smartphone for the adventurer and thrill-seeker

Kyocera Brigadier

from Phone Scoop (2 months ago)

The Brigadier mostly delivers on the promises made by Kyocera. It’s good-looking, tough, water-resistant to a degree, and has one of the strongest displays I've ever seen. The Brigadier offers good battery life, excellent network performance, and solid call performance. The downside to its rug... More


Basic QWERTY handset that can't nail down the basics

Kyocera Verve

from Cnet (2 months ago)

I can almost give Kyocera a pass for the Contact's shoddy Web performance, since a) most buyers probably aren't choosing the device with the goal of high-speed browsing and b) those in Virgin's footprint may experience faster speeds than I did. But, there's no way to turn a blind eye to the subpar c... More

Waterproof Icon fails to make a splash

Kyocera Hydro Icon

from Cnet (3 months ago)

The Kyocera Hydro Icon joins a long line of phones locked in a constant struggle for relevance. It won't cost you very much, and if you live in the a 4G coverage area you'll even see decent network speeds. But unless tumbling into approximately 3 feet of water is a recurring ordeal for you, there ac... More


Excellent phone best that i have own

Kyocera DuraXT

(8 days ago)

this phone is very sturdy, and the call volume is very loud, have no complaints here everything works excellent, the phone is very solid and sturdy, plan on keeping this phone for as long as i can.


The truth.

Kyocera Brigadier

(13 days ago)

If you want the latest name brand or new shiney sleek phone, this isn't it. I love this phone because I'm a contractor and regularly crack screens and break body's. its bullet proof in comparison to the Samsung's models and will outlive any and all apple pieces of crap I see people constantly crying... More


Too many problems :(

Kyocera Hydro

(8 months ago)

It's a cute little phone and reasonable for the price. But the SD card gets too full quickly, all my apps keep closing and the phone would freeze and then turn on and off on its own. It would happen about 3-4 times a day!


This phone is garbage. Don't waste your money

Kyocera DuraXT

(9 months ago)

The Kyocera drops calls and shuts down at random. It is a work phone otherwise I would toss it in a lake or smash it with a sledge hammer.


Horrible phone

Kyocera Event

(11 months ago)

My first Kyocera phone lasted me a month before it started messing up. I never dropped it. It would repeatedly turn on/off. I got a replacement. This phone freezes won't let me delete my photos which takes up memory. I'll delete the picture and it reappears minutes later. No one can help me with thi... More


Battery sucks

Kyocera Rise

(about 1 year ago)

I have had a lot of touch screen phones and this one is by par its good because of the keyboard the screen is a lot better then most touch screens because its not that sensitive. The cam blows so if u preferred to use the cam find a better cell and the battery life sucks huge I would give this cell... More


How i see the hydro

Kyocera Hydro XTRM

(about 1 year ago)

The Kyocera Hydro is an excellent phone. I had no choice but to get it and ive had it about a week. So, heres how i see it. I dont like how hot it gets. Just sitting there its over 35 c. That is hot for a phone. I do like how even in the rain the phone still worked as if it was dry. I could still us... More


No Extra Bogus, Just Simple Android Phone

Kyocera Rise

(about 1 year ago)

Of course, Android Phones are not really phones, but in terms of Android Phones, it is very simple and wonderfully priced. The keypad is fantastic. Highly recommend if you don't want to pay an extra $500 for a blabla sensor, easyblabla..... and that kind of thing.


I hate this phone, no way to customize ringtones and drops calls

Kyocera DuraXT

(about 1 year ago)

Had so much trouble trying to download ringtones, I will never own another phone by this company. There is no way to put custom ringtones on this phone and I'm very dissatisfied with this phone. I would not recommend this phone to anyone. Shame on anyone who decides to purchase this phone


Very Basic! Presently NO WAY TO IMPORT RINGTONES!!!

Kyocera DuraXT

(about 1 year ago)

Hoping Kyocera picks up on the irritation this phone brings with it's basic "no user option" to customize ring tones. Why irritate the owner and block folks from adding their own ringtone or a MP3, MIDI file to the ringtone??? Shame on whomever decided to control these options. My old Razr had much... More


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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.

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