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Kyocera DuraXV, an ultra-tough phone

Even if it doesn’t have a touchscreen or it comes with a robust Web experience, the Kyocera DuraXV phone offers some interesting features. Besides a clear audio quality, user-friendly interface and decent battery capacity, this phone also has some useful goodies, like external storage capabilities, an adequate camera and a Web browser that is pretty easy to navigate, even if it is still rudimentary. Kyocera DuraXV also has a durable and water resistant construction, which actually is considered to be its main attraction. 

Due to its construction, DuraXV will still work even after an accidental drop on hard cement. When it comes to both protection and features, this phone is probably the first choice that customers should make, especially if they are Verizon fans.

Kyocera DuraXV is a physically hefty device that weighs 5.6 ounces, stands 4.13 inches tall, 0.98 inches thick and 2.15 inches tall. Customers should be aware to not expect from the handset to feel very comfortable in their jean pockets or fit into a tinny bag. This phone is perfect for backpacks, tool belt compartments or shoulder bags. 

On the bottom left side of the Kyocera DuraXV, users will find a Micro-USB port that is covered by a thick plastic door; above is a volume rocker. Compared with other Kyocera phones that feature a 2.5mm jack for PTT headsets, this device comes with a 3.5mm headset jack that is positioned on the right side. This means that Kyocera DuraXV is compatible with a standard pair of headphones that users have at home.

The plastic top lid of the headset homes a 1.08-inch black and white display with a 102×90-pixel resolution. When users press on any of its buttons, the screen will light up and show the time, date, reception, battery life, enabled features like Bluetooth or GPS and any other missed notifications. The lid of the device also homes a 5-megapixel camera that is accompanied by a flash.

When flipped open, Kyocera DuraXV homes a main QVGA 2.4-inchscreen, which is bigger than other displays seen on previous Kyocera flip phones and has a 32-x240-pixel resolution. Unfortunately, the display can be difficult to see in direct sunlight, but in the rest of cases, icons and text are very legible, clear and easy to read. 

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Lucienne Molnar is our editor in charge with managing the celebrity and fashion sections of DailyGossip. She currently lives in Seattle and has a lot of experience in the fashion industry, most of it accumulated while working as a part time model for a few popular internet clothing stores.Lucienne is a passionate writer dreaming to create her own fashion line someday.You can get in touch with her at Lucienne.Molnar@dailygossip.org

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