Kyocera Torque

Testing The Rugged Kyocera Torque for Sprint

Rugged smartphones are probably one of my favorite things to get to play with. Most smartphones are just big sheets of glass with some circuitry inside – they’re relatively fragile, and they’re not typically something you would submerge in water or throw dirt on, unless you have a protective case on it. The Kyocera Torque, however, is one of those ruggedized smartphones that’s a lot of fun to test out. This phone, available for Sprint at your local RadioShack store, is ruggedized to meet IP67 standards for dust and water immersion and Military Standard (Mil Spec) 810G for dust, shock, vibration, temperature extremes, blowing rain, low pressure, solar radiation, salt fog, humidity and immersion for up to 30 minutes in up to 1 meter (3.28 ft) of water. In fact, Kyocera tapped Bear Grylls to use this phone in all of the crazy situations he gets himself in to.

Typically, consumers expect ruggedized phones to have poor specs, with lame cameras, slow processors, and old software. That’s not the case with the Torque, however. Check out Ricky’s walkthrough of some of the key features:

As you can see, the Kyocera Torque for Sprint has some impressive features, and being ruggedized is just an added bonus! Paired with the Enercell Portable Power bank and a pair of SOL REPUBLIC TRACKS headphones, you’ve got a sweet smartphone that can take a beating. Sounds good to us.

The Kyocera Torque is available today at your local RadioShack store, and don’t forget to bring in your old phone so you can get INSTANT savings with RadioShack’s Trade & Save program. When you buy your phone at RadioShack, you also get EXCLUSIVE access to our customers-only Mobile Product Support service, which offers live help from our team in Seattle, Washington, to help you do pretty much anything on your phone.

How would YOU test the Kyocera Torque for Sprint?


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  • Robert Clavin

    I am a plumber, and working around wet locations let it be outside in a ditch working on a water or sewer line, or inside dealing with a flood or any of my day to day plumbing activites.

  • Chuck Brooks

    This phone sounds “too good to be true”!
    I have put more than one smartphone in the grave but this Kyocera may just be “the best thing since sliced bread”. I think I’ll give it a try :)