Kyocera Torque comes clean...literally
To show off the handset's amazing torture-proof features, Wirefly put the phone though some pretty tough tests that were suggested by the public. The first test involved putting the phone in the washing machine for a full 33 minute wash cycle. After that, the device was put into a bowl of water and put into the freezer for 15 hours. It took two hours for the phone to thaw out. Finally, the device was put through a drop test. We're not talking about a short fall onto a carpet, but two drops from 15 feet each. Outside of a little cosmetic bruising, the phone survived.
Most handsets wouldn't come close to surviving all of this torture. Most would give up their name, rank and serial number before the boot screen was finished. But not the Kyocera Torque. This phone takes anything that is thrown at it and spits it back twice as hard. Don't get us wrong, the Torque is far from being a high-end model. After all, we're talking about a 4 inch WVGA device with Android 4.0 running the show. A dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960 S4 Plus processor is onboard with 1GB of RAM and back and front cameras of 5MP and 1.3MP respectively.
While other phones have higher specifications, not too many are built as tough as the Torque. If you treat your phone as though it was in a prisoner in a Turkish jail, you might be better off with one that can survive your Gestapo interrogatory techniques. Check out the video below to see if the Kyocera Torque is that phone.
1. spideyhead256 (Posts: 148; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)
Woah this is pretty much the most badass phone i've ever seen =O not speaking spec wise obviously but yeah pretty rugged little thing.perfect for somebody like my father =P
2. BadAssAbe (Posts: 435; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)
That's a strange looking Nokia?
And I think they misspelled the name too LOL
3. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
This phone is even tougher than other rugged phones, and the Lumia 920 too!
Oh, by the way, remember a company Caterpillar said before that they will make a rugged phone too? I'm waiting for the comparison between these two phones............ :)
7. downphoenix (Posts: 2818; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
Yea. I know sprint also has the Sonim XP Strike, which is supposed to be even tougher than this, but its not a smartphone.
4. kindlefireowner (Posts: 493; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
Oh Mandy? Well you came and you gave without taking, and I sent you away. Oh Mandy.
5. cezarepc (Posts: 674; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)
Listening to Barry Manilow records are nowhere near torturous.
6. Igneel (unregistered)
Listening to Beiber is more torturous...... Or maybe Rebecca Black.. Yep.. Rebecca Black *chills*
8. oyalinkaya (Posts: 19; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)
"If you treat your phone as though it was in a prisoner in a Turkish jail..." O_o
Please explain yourself! What do you mean by that?
It reads so racist and so "midnight express". I'd recommend you to visit Turkey and prisons in that country before making such a comment.