Specs summary

Screen
4"

The Kyocera Torque's screen is 4 inches with 480 x 800 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.2GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960 Dual-core 1.2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 1+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
No

Internal memory is No. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
2500mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2500 mAh battery. Kyocera's performance ratings are 1134 minutes (2G).



If you have a job that requires a tough phone but you still want the power of an Android device, it’s a no brainer

- Kristofer Wouk , Android Authority 

If you are in search of a rugged smartphone, the Torque is well worth the investment.

- Daniel Howley , Laptop Magazine 

Reviews (7.8/10 Avg. rating)


Notebookcheck

Very reliable and virtually indestructible companion

from Notebookcheck
The Torque is a successful debut for Kyocera on the European smartphone market. Of course, the device is primarily designed for use in adverse conditions, but is in no way tied to only that purpose. The loud speakers sound good even for music playback, the extremely bright screen is pleasing during leisure activities in the sun, and an accidental dip in the bathtub is no problem for the Torque... Full review
Digital Trends

The rugged aspect combined with long battery life and good call quality makes it a great phone for the target audience

from Digital Trends
The Kyocera Torque isn’t the fastest Android smartphone around and probably won’t appeal to those who want a top-of-the-line iPhone or Galaxy S4. However, the rugged aspect combined with long battery life and good call quality makes it a great phone for the target audience. The free (with contract) price also helps. If you can ignore some of the clunkier design elements, the Torque is a great companion for that treasure hunt you’re planning... Full review
Android Authority

It’s built like a tank

from Android Authority
I mentioned this in the video review, but it bears repeating here: chances are good that you already know very well whether or not this is a good choice for you, simply based on your needs. If you have a job that requires a tough phone but you still want the power of an Android device, it’s a no brainer. On the other hand, if you’ve never dropped your phone or scratched a screen in your entire life, you may well be better off with a different device and a low-profile case... Full review
Pocketnow

For a very specific type of buyer, it’s perfect

from Pocketnow
The Torque has an awful lot going for it, but it’s also packing a whole lot of compromise. For a very specific type of buyer, it’s perfect; everyone else should probably wait until after the promised software update before pulling the trigger... Full review
Engadget

A rugged phone delivering superior sound

from Engadget

Within the spectrum of Android phones, the Torque is ultimately an underpowered handset. It'll set owners back $99 (after a mail-in rebate) and hitches them to a two-year contract with Sprint. If your primary concerns are aesthetics and power, you're better off going with the latest flagship phone from the sundry outfits battling it out for smartphone supremacy.

However, if ruggedness beats out your thirst for sheer horsepower and sleek looks, the Torque may fit nicely in your pocket -- if you don't mind picking up a microSD card to remedy its frustrating 1GB of available storage, tha... Full review

MobileBurn

More than capable of enduring the hazards of a busy adventurer's life or surviving on a construction site

from MobileBurn
In the rugged market, the Torque is more than capable of enduring the hazards of a busy adventurer's life or surviving on a construction site. The tools offered by enduring battery life, push-to-talk, and optimized calling make this a phone fit for someone who puts their device through hell. While the performance isn't up to par of more nimble competitors, it more than makes the grade in its class. If you're in the market for a solid communication device and can live with Sprint's weaker network, the Kyocera Torque is a solid buy... Full review
PhoneArena

An amazingly advanced device

from PhoneArena

Despite being a mid-range Android device running an OS that is well over a year old, the Kyocera Torque is an amazingly advanced device. It is well designed, and passed our torture tests with flying colors. The Smart Sonic Receiver technology is nothing short of amazing, and we are still a bit in awe of the lack of a speaker. Call quality, battery life and OS performance are all very good. The Torque has a few drawbacks, mostly the fact that Direct Connect cannot be used while LTE is turned on, but overall this is a very good phone. For your everyday user looking for something a bit more du... Full review

MobileBurn

Sprint's toughest Android

from MobileBurn

The Kyocera Torque is the pick-up truck of smartphones because it's designed for working in tougher conditions. There's no need to be delicate or put a case on the phone; the phone itself is a case. In the rugged market, the Torque is more than capable of enduring the hazards of a busy adventurer's life or surviving on a construction site. The tools offered by enduring battery life, push-to-talk, and optimized calling make this a phone fit for someone who puts their device through hell. While the performance isn't up to par of more nimble competitors, it more than makes the grade in its cla... Full review

Android Community

The hardware is nice, the software is good

from Android Community
While we are not convinced to drop our regular phone in favor of using the Torque on a daily basis, it did cause us to rethink the whole idea about a rugged phone being usable. Little secret here, while a rugged designed would probably be ideal for much of my use, I have sort of hated them in the past. After using the Kyocera Torque, not so much anymore. Bottom line here, the hardware is nice, the software is good (minus the part about no Jelly Bean) and overall we really like that it can be taken out in the rain or even rinsed off in a stream after dropping it in some mud... Full review
Cnet

A rugged smartphone with the features you need

from Cnet

Currently, there is no phone on Sprint that's quite like the Kyocera Torque. If you're on the carrier and you're looking for a rugged smartphone, this would be it. Not only does it perform reliably, but its respectable midtier specs are justified by its reasonable price. If you're not committed to Sprint, AT&T's Samsung Rugby Pro is a similar device. With its vivid screen and better camera, I prefer the Pro when not accounting for toughness. However, the Torque would definitely be able to take it down in the ring. Its sturdier build makes it the better rugged phone, and if that's what you'r... Full review


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Full Specs

Overview
Release date March 11, 2013
Regions available USA, United Kingdom, Europe, North America
Networks
CDMA:
800/1900 MHz
LTE:
1900 MHz
Data:
1xRTT, EV-DO Rev. A, LTE
SIM Card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960 Dual-core 1.2 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
RAM 1 GB
ROM 4 GB
GPS A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.94 W/kg
Body: 0.73 W/kg
Languages English, Spanish
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2500 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
1134 minutes (2G)
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.3 x 6.0 x 1.4 cm
(4.5 x 2.4 x 0.6 in)
Weight 156 grams
(5.5 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design Yes
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels
Pixel Density 233 pixels
Size 4 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, Impact-resistant glass
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Swype
Physical Keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML, HTML 5
Browser Google Android
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) Yes
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 5+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom Yes
Flash Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Effects, Face detection, ISO, Multi-shot, Panorama, Smile detection, White balance, HDR, Macro, Burst mode, Blink detection
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Front Camera  
Resolution 1+ megapixels
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, AMR-WB, WAV, QCP, OGG, AMR-NB
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
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Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): Kyocera E6710

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