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Kyocera Torque XT Review & Specs

Kyocera Torque XT is a mid level cellphone launched some years ago, in 2014, having a 4″ multi-touch capacitive display, a powerful Dual-Core CPU clocking at 1.2 GHz, a 5 megapixels back camera and a 1.3 mega-pixels front side camera. That’s all? Not at all, it’s only the starting point of this in-depth review.

The Kyocera Torque XT isn’t very light comparing to other cellphones , with a weight of 5.94 ounces. This phone is quite thick compared to current cellphones, with a thickness of 0.51″. The Kyocera Torque XT is only available in black color.

Kyocera equipped this cellphone with a nice 4-inches screen, and a resolution of 800 x 480 , which makes all pictures and movies look very good. Its screen uses IPS LCD capacitive technology, and can detect multiple fingers at the same time.

Kyocera decided to equip this phone with a great performance Dual-Core processing unit ticking at 1.2 gigahertz, packed into a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 system chip with 1 GB of RAM memory. Collaborating with graphic calculations, it also has a 400 megahertz Adreno 225 GPU. The Kyocera Torque XT comes with a medium 4 GB internal storage, which is enough for the vast majority of users knowing that it also has an external memory card slot to store photos and videos.

This cellphone counts with wi-fi connection (and it can be provided to other devices around, acting as a router or modem), 4G LTE high speed connection type or 3G data connection, using EV-DO A technologies. This cellphone doesn’t use a SIM card, because it doesn’t work with GSM connections and it works in CDMA carriers.

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This phone features two cameras, a 5 megapixels back facing camera and a 1.3 MP front side camera. This cellphone can also film 1920×1080 Full HD videos at 30 fps. In addition, this cellphone’s camera also counts with many great characteristics like auto-focus, flash, face detection shooting, fast burst mode, smile detection shooting, HDR mode and geo tagging.

This phone uses a 2500 mAh large Li-Ion removable battery that provides this cellphone a great battery life.

This cellphone also comes with some interesting features like Bluetooth (enables communication with other bluetooth devices, computers, and accessories), GPS and NFC (to trigger actions, transfer data or make payments by holding your phone close to another NFC device or tag), and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer and Compass.

No matter if you want this cellphone for work or are looking for a phone majorly for internet broswing and social networks, this cellphone is probably very appropiate for you. This phone comes with Micro USB Data Cable, Standard Battery and AC Adapter (Micro USB Data Cable pluggable).

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Device Type:Phone
Operating System (OS):Android 4.4.2
Dimensions:5.06 x 2.69 x 0.51 inches
Weight:5.94 ounces
Scratch Resistant Glass:Yes
Accessories:AC Adapter (Micro USB Data Cable pluggable), Micro USB Data Cable, Standard Battery
Release date:2014-10-17


Screen Type:IPS LCD (16M colors)
Size:4 inches
Resolution:480 x 800 pixels
Pixel density:233 pixels per inch
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch


Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960
Processor:Krait (Dual-Core 1200 MHz)
RAM Memory:1 GB (500 MHz)
Graphics Processor:Adreno 225 (400 MHz)
Internal Memory:4 GB
SD Card Slot:microSD, microSDHC (up to 32 GB)


Battery type:Li-Ion
Capacity:2500 mAh
Talk Time:18.5 hours


Back camera:5 megapixels
Front camera:1.3 megapixels
Max video resolution:1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD)
Camera features:Auto-Focus, Face Detection Shooting, Fast Burst Mode, Geo Tagging, HDR Mode and Smile Detection Shooting


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
CDMA Bands:800, 1900
LTE (4G) Bands:1900 (band 2)
Technologies:LTE (4G), EV-DO A and CDMA

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.0, EDR
NFC (Near Field Communication):Yes
Sensors:Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor
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