Verizon launches the sturdy, overpriced Kyocera DuraXV LTE flip phone


Verizon's announcement that it will carry the Asus ZenFone V too us by surprise, but so does the quiet launch of a new rugged handset, the Kyocera DuraXV LTE. Both handsets are now available for purchase at Verizon, but since we've already talked about Asus's mid-range smartphone, let's see what the DuraXV LTE has to offer for the price you pay.

Speaking of price, Kyocera DuraXV LTE costs $264 outright or $11 per month for 24 months, and no upfront payment. Although this is a rugged handset, the bad news is it's a feature-phone, so you won't be getting any advanced features.

On the bright side, it does come with XLTE support and it should be sturdy enough for outdoor use. Kyocera says the DuraXV LTE is “an exceptionally durable, full-featured flip phone that protects against shock, water damage, solar radiation and more.”

Featuring a clamshell form factor, Kyocera DuraXV LTE sports an internal 2.6-inch QVGA (240 x 320 pixels) display and a secondary external 1.08-inch mono-color LCD display with 102 x 90 resolution.

The feature-phone is equipped with a 1.1GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor, 2GB RAM, and 16GB internal memory. It's also powered by a 1,530 mAh battery, which should provide up to 7.7 hours of usage time or up to 18 days of standby time.



source: Verizon

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11 Comments

1. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

Isn't the other Kyocera on AT&T just over eighty dollars? Way to kill the feature phone market there, I feel it's Verizon that is pricing this thing and not solely Kyocera. These are crispy specifications but come on.

2. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

Still more value than what you are getting for 999$ from another certain company.

9. Soundjudgment

Posts: 370; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

Well, it's that old edict which comes to mind... You get what you pay for.

7. tuminatr

Posts: 1123; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

8. tuminatr

Posts: 1123; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

3. luis.aag90

Posts: 274; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

I assume this feature phone will fly with that Quad Core processor and RAM even if such specs would scream low end on any smartphone nowadays

4. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1557; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

My thoughts exactly, this thing has high end specs for a flip phone. Still over priced.

5. mrmessma

Posts: 271; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

And iPhone 8 or Galaxy S5 have 2GB of ram... What could you possibly do with that on a feature phone?

6. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

It's probably running a variant of FireFox OS, which was intended for Feature Phones at the end of its failed launch on Smartphones.

10. jonathanbohner

Posts: 24; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

am i missing something reading these specs??? sounds like a cheap android... The feature-phone is equipped with a 1.1GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor, 2GB RAM, and 16GB internal memory. It's also powered by a 1,530 mAh battery, which should provide up to 7.7 hours of usage time or up to 18 days of standby time.

11. scotton1387

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 07, 2018

Kyocera DuraXV LTE with camera: KYOCERA & VERIZON AND THE PHONE: Need others 2 know truth- poor customer service- Kyocera & Verizon! Do NOT make same mistake purchasing overpriced defective device- nothing as advertised! No support/help to fix and/or replace when problems, even still brand new! Kyocera customer service rude & unwilling to take any responsibility for defective phone- very cold & callous. Verizon similar told me wrong- no help, purchased phone thru them, complained numerous times. Expected good camera- constant picture problems! Vertical rainbow colored like lines in my pictures, ugly lines are awful and cannot remove them. Always have troubles hearing me, “Hello, are you there?” “Hello, Hello, Hello????” or “I lost you!” - very common comments to me. Only 1-2 bars of service. At Verizon store- Verizon service girl noticed I did not have many bars for service in their store, I should have, she did on her phone! Crack like marks around camera area/close to the hinged area at top of phone, keep growing- I DID NOT DO! Flip up top falling apart! Supposed to be one of most durable- rugged phones! Camera supposed to be good but not! Single 55 yr old female, no kids or other people around. I do nothing rough or rugged but yet small scratch like marks appear then turn into small thin crack like looking mark as well as a possible potential future chip waiting to happen. Done nothing at all to create such cracks on brand new rugged phone I don’t even use very much! I have NOT dropped it or hit it to cause them, seem to appear and grow daily! Numerous complaints to Verizon since I first got phone 12/6/17 til today 2/6/2018. Have not gotten any help; wasted lots of time and money. Wanted better, more rugged phone with great camera and call reception capability... hoping for- expecting better phone, is not! This phone is not at all worth the expensive price! Companies involved will not take responsibility for any defects or problems with phone, even if under warranty, always a “catch” = buyer is screwed with this phone!

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