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Kyocera DuraXT review

5/10 AVG.

Informr score
The Kyocera DuraXT currently has an Informr score of 5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 8 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The clamshell phone form factor is normally associated with fashion-centric and stylistic handsets. But the Kyocera DuraXT, which comes in the said design, is no such thing. In fact, it’s one of the toughest little PTT-enabled clamshell handsets to ever become available through Sprint. And it’s bordering on ridiculously cheap, too.

With the DuraXT, you’ll get a military grade flip phone that works with dual-band CDMA networks and supports EV-DO Rev. A data. Its main features include a 2-inch QVGA display, a 3MP camera, expandable memory, and a whopping 8-hour battery life. It’s like a really well-performing basic phone on steroids.

What makes the DuraXT exceptional is the fact that you can take it pretty much anywhere you go thanks to its rugged and ultra-durable design. As mentioned earlier, it’s one of the toughest models available from Verizon. It’s an easy pick for those who want a phone that truly lasts.

Need to Know: Kyocera DuraXT

1. Military grade design and rugged features. (The Good)

2. Built-in Push-To-Talk feature. (The Good)

3. Small low resolution screen. (The Bad)

4. Unimpressive camera performance. (The Bad)

Operating system
Brew Mobile Platform
Screen Size
3+ MP

What the Critics Are Saying...


Because U.S. Cellular's town ain't big enough for two tough phones, the DuraPro has replaced the Motorola Quantico as the only rugged handset in the carrier's lineup. And honestly, I'd say it was a successful usurpation. True, the DuraPro already has an inherent advantage since the Quantico came out...

- Lynn La, Cnet
Phone Scoop

The Kyocera DuraXT services its intended purpose: to provide reliable voice communications in a rugged form factor. It's brutish in design and highly functional in form. Any other phone would have cried from the abuse I rained upon the DuraXT. It's a tough little mother. The DuraXT excels at voice c...

- Eric M. Zeman, Phone Scoop

Though I'm no construction worker, I still dig the Kyocera DuraXT. I like how it offers more features for daily use than the DuraPlus. With the DuraXT, Kyocera traded in the Plus' useful flashlight for a low-grade but decent camera. Users also get a microSD card slot and the device's clamshell desig...

- Lynn La, Cnet

Call quality is still top-notch and as for the DuraXT's physical durability, well, I'd expect nothing less from Kyocera.

- Lynn La, Cnet

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Screen Size

The Kyocera DuraXT's screen size is 2 inches with x pixels resolution.


There is a Qualcomm QSC6085 processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

3+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 3+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

256 MB

Internal memory is 256 MB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1360 mAh battery.

Kyocera DuraXT Specs

Release date June 10, 2012
Regions available USA
Mobile / Cellular Data
800/1900 MHz
1xRTT, EV-DO Rev. A
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Processor Qualcomm QSC6085
Internal Storage 256 MB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.521 W/kg
Body: 0.785 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1360 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time No
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) No
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.2 x 5.3 x 2.8 cm (4 x 2.1 x 1.1 in)
Weight 150 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design Yes
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 2 inches
Secondary Display No
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard Yes
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 600
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP
Additional Email Features Yahoo Mail, AOL/AIM, MSN, Hotmail
Messaging SMS, MMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.0
Bluetooth Profiles BPP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP, OBEX
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Main Camera
3+ megapixels
12x digital
Additional Rear Camera Info
Brightness control, Frames, Multi-shot, Night mode, Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Video Recording Parameters
QCIF (176 x 144 pixels)
Front Camera
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC+, AAC, WMA
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Streaming Video No
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable ()
Included Software / Apps -
Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Kyocera E4277, Kyocera DuraPro

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