Kyocera Torque E6710 review: Innovative Rugged Android
In a huge crowd of mid-range Androids, a phone definitely needs something to make it stand out. With the Torque, Kyocera decided to ditch the earpiece and go for the rugged design that includes Military Spec 810G and IP 67 certification. In order to eliminate the earpiece, the company has come up with what it calls the Smart Sonic Receiver technology which transmits sound directly into your tissues, thus enabling you to hear clearly even in noisy environments.
The Torque is also Kyocera’s first 4G LTE device, and Sprint’s first LTE device that features Direct Connect.
What is in the box:
- The Kyocera Torque E6710 phone
- Wall charger
- USB Cable
- Get Started Guide
The Kyocera Torque is relatively small for a rugged devices being just 14mm thick, and feels very comfortable to use thanks to its pretty small bezel. The phone’s sides are encased in durable plastic, while the textured back offers plenty of grip.
The Torque comes with an impressive 4-inch IPS 480x800 WVGA display, which, however, offers good readability and viewing angles. Below the display you will find the physical navigation buttons integrated into the housing. Even if the phone runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the recommended app switcher button for menu has been changed.
The Direct Connect button, the volume rocker and the physical camera key are to be found along the sides, while on top, the covered 3.5mm headset jack is accompanied by the power and speakerphone buttons. The covered microUSB port is situated down below.
As we said, the Torque includes Military Spec 810G for dust, shock, vibration, temperature extremes, blowing rain, low pressure, solar radiation, salt fog and humidity, while the IP 67 certification makes it resist to water jets and submersion for up to 30 minutes in 1 meter depth.