Kyocera DuraMax (Sprint) comparison

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Kyocera DuraMax (Sprint)

Kyocera DuraMax (Sprint)
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Kyocera DuraXT (Sprint)

Kyocera DuraXT (Sprint)
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Kyocera DuraPlus (Sprint)

Kyocera DuraPlus (Sprint)
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Sanyo Taho (Sprint)

Sanyo Taho (Sprint)
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Price $164 at 1 store $59 to $180 at 2 stores $89 to $199 at 2 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.7 (3.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.3 (3.0 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.3 (3.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 2.0 stars out of 15 reviews 3.0 stars out of 1 review 3.0 stars out of 1 review 1.0 stars out of 6 reviews 3.5 stars out of 8 reviews
Release date July 26, 2011 June 11, 2012 November 14, 2011 March 11, 2012 December 03, 2010
The Bottom Line The Kyocera DuraMax is a basic but durable handset that offers Direct Connect services over Sprint's faster CDMA network, but a couple of issues will prevent some iDEN customers from making the switch for now. Though its clamshell design isn't pretty, the Kyocera DuraXT is tough as nails, with great call quality, and a respectable camera to boot. Up to military specifications, the durable Kyocera DuraCore runs on Sprint's fast Direct Connect push-to-talk network, but those who prefer a camera and a phone they can dunk in water will want the DuraMax. If looks aren't important, and you want a basic rugged phone that can make good calls and withstand being kicked around and dropped underwater, consider the DuraPlus. But be aware: its clunkiness will give your hand a workout. The Sanyo Taho gets big points for its rugged and simple design. Voice quality had a few issues, but it should be agreeable for most people.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
Specific absorption rate (SAR) Info unavailable Info unavailable 0.72
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Cellular technology CDMA
Info unavailable CDMA2000 1X
Info unavailable CDMA
Weight 5.1 oz
5.3 oz
5.1 oz
6.7 oz
4.7 oz
Talk time Up to 485 min
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Up to 366 min
Wireless Interface Bluetooth 2.0
Info unavailable Bluetooth
Info unavailable Bluetooth 2.0
Service Provider Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel
Band / mode CDMA 800/1900 (Dual Band)
Info unavailable CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
Info unavailable CDMA 800/1900 (Dual Band)
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