Camera

As you’d expect the Torque isn’t a multimedia powerhouse, but the 5 megapixel camera isn’t terrible. Colors are mostly natural and clarity is fine for Facebook, Instagram and the like. When viewed at full resolution, however, details are lost and things become very blurry. Low light performance was pretty poor, even with the LED flash, but that is to be expected. Videos can be recorded at 1080p, and like the camera results weren’t fantastic but were perfectly acceptable for a mid-range device.



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Multimedia

Kyocera utilizes the stock Android multimedia players which perform just fine, but as usual there are a myriad of options in the Play Store to suit your needs.

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11 Comments

1. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

What the hell is wrong with you PA!!?? This has the same rating as XPERIA Z???

4. Evil.Bunny

Posts: 41; Member since: Feb 29, 2012

because both have different uses...ratings are relative to their usefulness. what good will an Xperia Z do when you need to use it at a construction site and accidentally drop it

6. taikucing unregistered

Because sony XZ has TFT display while this phone already uses IPS. If Sony has IPS display, it could be probably rated at 9.0.. Even many cheap chinese entry level phones already use IPS display nowadays.

10. javorr

Posts: 14; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

PA hates Sony. Sony's displays are good enough. Most of the people do think that cheap IPS displays are better, but they are better only in viewing angles and there are other parameters also. Reports from the owners show that for most of the people is very rear to work with their phones looking them under strange angles. The biggest advantage of Super AMOLED displays is that they save energy.

13. OscarHUGar

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 10, 2017

Okay; really: they all are great (love ruggeds,man !) and i think ip68 should be standarized soon: but Cant be happy, dude: Sansumg is no longer what it used to be (good value for money) ... it has gone to the dark side. You can buy five good ruggeds from agm with that price : x1 18k gold edition gooo xD !

11. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

*Fanboys.....

2. samsunggalaxylover

Posts: 37; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

PH are simply a**holes

3. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

"Smart Sonic Receiver" sounds cool...but i get a tingly feeling that the phone is going to use my tissues instead of the ear-piece.

5. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

kyocera has put alot of thought into this

7. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Other than the camera being pretty poor (even for midrange) and the lack of doing direct connect and LTE simultaneously, it looks like Kyocera finally put out a good android device, and its got rock solid build and a low price. Hopefully this means no more Echos or Milanos or Zios for them, LOL. I think the 8.5 is a fair score, it may not be the best out there, but the rugged features will beat out any case you can purchase separate for a phone, and the specs are pretty good.

12. OscarHUGar

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 10, 2017

Great model! But a a little overpriced this days ; even for a rugged! I have seen some AGM models around with a better PPR: now the x1 18k gold edition have been released! … i have such fond memories of this phone, tho … it started my passion for rugged phones :)
Torque
  • Display 4.0" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Battery 2500 mAh(18h talk time)

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