The world is full of dangers that can end a phone’s life so manufacturers come up with a number of ways to add some extra protection to smartphones. Let’s face it, though, not everyone wants a smartphone. In fact, there many folks who simply don’t care about fancy stuff and millions of apps and all they want is to keep in touch without having to worry about accidentally damaging the phone. With such users in mind, Kyocera made the DuraXV rugged phone and the handset is now available at Verizon Wireless.
Kyocera DuraXV Verizon Rugged Phone
The Kyocera DuraXV is a feature phone that can be had directly from Verizon official store for $99.99 with a new two-year contract. Users who prefer installment plan can grab the device with zero down payment and $8.33 monthly payments or the next 24 months. If none of these two options appeals to you, you can pay full retail price of $199.99 at checkout and enjoy the phone with no further obligations.
Like most Kyocera phones, the DuraXV’s characteristic feature is its above-average durability. The device is certified to Military Standard 810G and IP68 which means that it won’t be damaged by dust, shock, extreme temperatures and water immersion for up to 30 minutes in up to six feet of water. Moreover, the phone is certified for use in hazardous work locations (Non-incendive, Class I, Division 2, Groups A-D, T4).
Kyocera DuraXV is a flip phone that features a 2.4-inch main display and external screen with improved outdoors readability. The device sports Kyocera’s Smart Sonic Receiver, dual-mic noise cancellation and dual front-facing speakers for better audio experience in noisy environments, as well as large, tactile keypad and buttons that are easy to push even with gloved fingers.
Other features include 512MB of internal memory, microSD support up to 32GB, 265MB of RAM, 1500 mAh battery and a 5-megapixel camera with auto-focus and digital zoom. You can also opt for non-camera version if your workplace doesn’t allow them.
Being a feature phone, the Kyocera DuraXV obviously lacks advanced functions that are offered by smartphones. However, if your priority is reliability and durability rather than cool tricks, then the DuraXV would be a perfect companion for you wherever you go, be it your work or a field trip.
more info: Verizon Wireless