Kyocera DuraTR is the toughest feature phone you can now buy at Sprint


For those of you who own a business (small or big) and need though phones for your employees, Sprint has something that you might want to take into consideration. Meet the new Kyocera DuraTR, the toughest feature phone you can buy from the US carrier.

Obviously, the feature phone is available for purchase to everyone, so it doesn't matter whether you're a business customer or a regular one. The Kyocera DuraTR will set you back $379, but you can also get it for $13.50 per month with 24-month installments (or even $13.50 per month with Sprint Flex 18-month lease).

Kyocera DuraTR is the toughest feature phone you can now buy at Sprint
According to Kyocera, the DuraTR was made for days full of drops, dunks, spills, and splashes, so you need not worry about any of these unfortunate events while using the feature phone. The DuraTR has Military Standard 810G certification, which means it's drop proof (from a height not to exceed 2 meters), dustproof, and waterproof (IP68 certification).

Specs-wise, Kyocera's feature phone is totally unimpressive, but that doesn't really matter in this case. The DuraTR sports a small 2.4-inch display with 240 x 320 pixels resolution and 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash and autofocus.

On the inside, the device packs a 1.1GHz quad-core Qualcomm MSM8909 Snapdragon processor, 1GB RAM and 8GB expandable storage (up to 32GB). Also, the phone is powered by a 2,900 mAh battery that should offer up to 19 hours of talk time or up to 27 days standby time. It full support LTE bands 2 (1900), 4 (1700/2100), 5 (850), 12 (700), 25 (1900), 26 (850), and 41 (2500).

It's also worth mentioning the Kyocera DuraTR is meant for Sprint's Direct Plus service, which will go live very soon. The feature phone will receive a software update that will enable Sprint's service soon after it becomes available.



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6 Comments

1. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

I'd much rather pick up a factory unlocked S6 active for half the price...

2. worldpeace

Posts: 3077; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Why did it need quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM just to drive 240p screen and basic operating system? and WTF with that price?

4. drifter77

Posts: 400; Member since: Jun 12, 2015

Ridiculous pricing.. who would buy that?

5. Venom

Posts: 2838; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Might as well go for the S8 Active instead.

6. lsutigers

Posts: 832; Member since: Mar 08, 2009

This is obviously not for techies. This is targeted to business customers with field employees who work in rough conditions. An iPhone or your galaxy s6 active would never cut it. Also, some enterprise customers just want their employees to have phone and text capabilities, no camera or other data capabilities to protect their data.

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