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Kyocera Torque Review

Kyocera Torque 8.5

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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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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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posted on 18 Mar 2013, 08:19 1

1. PunyPoop (Posts: 752; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)

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

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 09:00 9

4. Evil.Bunny (Posts: 41; Member since: 29 Feb 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

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 10:11 3

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.

posted on 08 Apr 2013, 01:46

10. javorr (Posts: 14; Member since: 28 Feb 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.

posted on 06 Jun 2017, 00:54

13. OscarHUGar (Posts: 21; Member since: 10 Mar 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 !

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 05:17

11. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


posted on 18 Mar 2013, 08:22

2. samsunggalaxylover (Posts: 37; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)

PH are simply a**holes

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 08:43

3. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4292; Member since: 07 Mar 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.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 09:53

5. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)

kyocera has put alot of thought into this

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 20:04

7. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 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.

posted on 06 Jun 2017, 00:51

12. OscarHUGar (Posts: 21; Member since: 10 Mar 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 :)

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Display4.0 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (233 ppi) IPS LCD
Camera5 megapixels
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1200 MHz, Krait processor
Size4.44 x 2.38 x 0.56 inches
(113 x 60 x 14 mm)
5.5 oz  (156 g)
Battery2500 mAh, 18 hours talk time

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