This Rugged Work Phone Is Perfect For Vacation Too

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using a feature phone in 2016 is a special kind of hell no apps a lackluster camera and a keypad that dates back to 1963 woof but if you get one that's ruggedized there's a saving grace to the dumb phone that anyone living close to the coast can understand it's an awesome vacation phone I'm Michael Fisher and it's the fourth of July weekend so mr. mobile is off to the sea shore with the Kyocera dura EXCI okay so obviously settings like this aren't what the duraline was built for this is a phone for construction workers and truck drivers who need buttons you can push with work gloves on loud push-to-talk speaker phones and military-grade durability it's that last feature that makes this thing so useful when it comes to sun-soaked summer weekends the dura XE packs IP x5 and ipx8 ratings for water spray and continuous immersion meaning it'll keep on working even when it's in over its head now you guys are pretty smart so you're probably saying hold the phone fisher we've had waterproof smartphones for years now i would not just buy one of them and keep all my features well you've got a point there but here's where old-school construction comes into play you see a water-resistant smartphone like the Samsung Galaxy s7 still leaves its ports exposed the USB connector and speaker and headphone jack are allowed to flood which is fine because they're designed to handle that once they dry off they work fine but that's with fresh water salt water is pure straight poison to electronics and it works fast I took these shots with the samsung galaxy s4 active back in 2013 and by the time the Sun went down the phone's headphone jack was completely shot never to function again so the open ports approach which helps keep the phone thin actually isn't the best the dura XE and phones like it use the old method of waterproofing big flaps like missile hatches that lock down into gaskets to keep water from getting inside this makes the phone huge a big meatball in a pocket but it also means that saltwater should be no more harmful than fresh because it's not getting anywhere near the guts I am a little worried about those charging pads on the back and if you are to give the phone a quick freshwater splash after your swim after 2 days of filming on the beach I did this routinely and the phone is still fine thus far now there are smart phones that use the bulky method of waterproofing as well but first of all those funds tend to be not very good and more to the point touchscreens hate being wet water droplets temporarily bridge the electrodes of the capacitive grid generating all kinds of confusing inputs salt water only makes that worse and let's not even bring up sunscreen hot dog mustard or any of the other exciting Beach stuff you might get on your phone for the same reason the mentality of oh I'll just put a case on my iPhone kind of breaks down to the thing is still going to be gross by the end of the day and when little grains of sand to find their way inside the case well you're gonna have a bad time once again the old ways to the rescue the physical Keys don't care whether they're wet or not so you can still text your heart out once you remember how xt9 predictive text works voice calls are more comfy on a clamshell too so that's another one there's not a single app in sight so all those little tasks your co-workers ping you to do on slack or hangouts well they'll just have to wait and if you finish that book on your Kindle and need to download another or you're one of those Daredevils who brings an iPad or a Chromebook to the water this phone has LTE and Wi-Fi hotspot' baked into its Android based OS crazy right look am i advocating buying a dura XE just so you can have a better beach and boat phone not at all like I said carrying a dumb phone in 2016 is just miserable in so many ways plus it's too pricey to justify as a novelty purchase now if you're in the market for a rugged glovebox phone or you're a prepper looking for a good emergency handset or an ultra minimalist who's just had it with smartphones for whatever reason well then this is your dream device most likely though if you're familiar with this phone if probably means your employer has issued you one and if that's the case congratulations you can stop thinking of it as an antique clunker and start thinking of it as a sweet vacation phone that's all for this week folks until next time mr. rubble is off to take in the sunshine hit that subscribe button and the thumbs up if you dug this video and thanks for watching I'll see you next week


MJ · May 15, 2019 at 5:05 pm

I wish there is a flip phone with wear os.

Vlad Havdaop · May 15, 2019 at 5:05 pm

Thank you for the video! I just bought this phone!

Asif Hasan · May 15, 2019 at 5:05 pm

Loved it

Joshua Padiernos · May 15, 2019 at 5:05 pm

That's for when we go to the Philippines with Mama, Nea and Enzo.

Trash barn · May 15, 2019 at 5:05 pm

whats the diffrence between Kyocera DuraXV LTE & Kyocera DuraXE

Christer Hesselgren · May 15, 2019 at 5:05 pm

smartphones make people stupid and anti-social. If people say they cant make it without a smartphone, they already have a problem.

Stephanie Agacita · May 15, 2019 at 5:05 pm

Where to purchase & how much? I love it. How about the battery? Does it lasts long???

Emily Sevilla · May 15, 2019 at 5:05 pm

Does it have wifi calling option?

Trev · May 15, 2019 at 5:05 pm

"1963?" Seriously?

Casey Bernier · May 15, 2019 at 5:05 pm

I've been using the Kyocera DuraXV LTE for 5 months and I will not go back to the smartphone. They flip phones dumb phones, but I'm saving $$$$$..

Margarita Raldiriz · May 15, 2019 at 5:05 pm

Bought it for my mom

Flatheadfletch · May 15, 2019 at 5:05 pm

I'm tired of a phone that burns up data on its own. I just want texting n talking in a weather proof shock proof phone that won't drop calls. Or key pad freeze ups. Using iPhone 7+ now. Sucks keypad freezes. Eats data like crazy. Sick of the high cost unlimited plans. I fish a lot. Tired of phones shorting !!!! Will this phone solve my problems?

Locke's Node · May 15, 2019 at 5:05 pm

I'm looking to trade out my smart phone for something a little simpler, and this one looks pretty nice. Does anybody know if it is possible to play audio files (music, audiobooks, etc) on this device?

SPIDER 2004 · May 15, 2019 at 5:05 pm

This is a great video! I wish I had that phone!

Kieran Lancaster · May 15, 2019 at 5:05 pm

2:18 Is that a kyocera DuraXE in your pocket? Or are you just pleased to see me?

Ferdy Wahyunie · May 15, 2019 at 5:05 pm

Nice Vid

Francisco Eren · May 15, 2019 at 5:05 pm

Kyocera is awesome.

MindTech · May 15, 2019 at 5:05 pm


Robert Williamson · May 15, 2019 at 5:05 pm

I love my unlocked Kyocera DuraXE. So damned rugged, and great for when I'm in both North America or Asia. I just switch out SIM cards in whatever country I'm in.

JervyGG · May 15, 2019 at 5:05 pm

I agree, the case thing part that you mentioned is a bad idea as well. I just got the latex shock proof iPad case but after a year the rubber part is just broken.

Tim Pearon · May 15, 2019 at 5:05 pm


Cameron D.F Chisholm · May 15, 2019 at 5:05 pm

It does a hotspot?? well im sold.

Rooks Channel · May 15, 2019 at 5:05 pm

So… It runs Android… Fuck…

Kyle Zaplitny · May 15, 2019 at 5:05 pm

Looking at this video due to being issued one at work.

Varkade Games · May 15, 2019 at 5:05 pm

Call me old fashioned, but my 13 year old just made fun of me for buying a Kyocera DuraXV…..yesterday! 😃✌️

Mechanic and skills · May 15, 2019 at 5:05 pm

dumbphone!, novelty,!…..not all people have hang ups over there choice of cell phones beats putting a sheet of glass to your face that doesn't even qualify as a pocket phone. it dont fit in your pocket. try getting it fixed too. ..Thats always a good one.. Not everyone has a dianty lifestyle and a rugged phone is welcomed. But if your phone is a status symbol or if it's a factor to be embarrassed about there would be room for some emosional growing up too do..

S L C · May 15, 2019 at 5:05 pm

Kyocera DuraXV LTE with camera in Black MODEL: E4610

Warning: (**very important negative aspects of this phone, Kyocera & Verizon):
I relied almost completely on reviews about this phone… and I really need to let others know the truth about it and the **lack of-poor customer service with *Kyocera & *Verizon! Readers need to know not to make the same mistake at purchasing an **overpriced defective device that is nothing like it is advertised to be; and that there is **no support or help with this phone & company to fix and or replace it when there are problems, even when it is still brand new! Kyocera customer service was **rude and unwilling to take any responsibility for having a defective phone and were very cold and callous. Verizon was similar except some said they would help but when it came down to the final issues, they had told me wrong and there was no help, even tho I did purchase the phone thru them and complained about it from day 1, numerous times.

**I was expecting a good camera but yet I constantly have picture problems! There are vertical rainbow colored like lines in my pictures…and I send them to my computer as a text message and then to WORD to edit and make better but the colored ugly lines are awful and I cannot remove them. **Also, when I am on a call, people at the other end of my calls always have troubles hearing me, “Hello, are you there?” “Hello, Hello, Hello????” or “I lost you!” … are very common, every time, call comments I have to deal with. For service I will have only 1 to 2 bars of service showing on phone screen, but yet, same location, my son has full bars of service, different phone but with Verizon as well! FYI: while waiting forever at a Verizon store last night, the Verizon service girl noticed that I did not have many bars for service in their store when I should have, and she did on her phone! I constantly have to move around to find a place where the others can hear me; and then that too changes. Someone said there is possibly internal damage or a defect of some kind to the internal antenna, as well as the camera too; **and there are crack like marks around the camera area or close to the hinged area at the top of the phone that keep growing… that I DID NOT DO! The flip up top is just falling apart! **Supposed to be one of the most durable and rugged phones and that is why I got it! Camera is supposed to be good but is not! I think this is a new phone and just came out on the market Fall of 2017.

I am a single 55 year old female with no kids or other people around. If the phone is not with me it is laying down on a counter or table; and if it is with me, usually in my pants pocket if not in use. I do nothing rough or rugged but yet small scratch like marks appear and then turn into a small thin crack like looking mark as well as a possible potential future chip off the top of the surface waiting to happen. I have done nothing at all to create such cracks on this brand new rugged phone (I don’t even use my phone very much)! I have NOT dropped it or hit it to cause them and they seem to appear and grow daily! I have made numerous complaints to Verizon about this phone since the beginning when I first got the phone (12/6/2017) up until today even (2/6/2018); and I have not gotten any help and wasted lots of time and money that I do not have. I can’t afford this phone but I got it anyway because I really wanted a better, more rugged phone with a great camera and call reception capability for which I read numerous reviews and descriptions regarding this phone before I decided to purchase it thru Verizon. I was hoping for and expecting a better phone, but it is not! I want to warn others that this phone is not at all worth the expensive price it is sold for; and the companies involved will not take any responsibility for any defects or problems with the phone, even if under **warranty, there is always a “catch” and the buyer is screwed here with this phone and service or lack of it!

Bablu9977 · May 15, 2019 at 5:05 pm

Does it has Volte?

Richard Stead · May 15, 2019 at 5:05 pm

Just bought one , sold my old Rugby 4 .

JeepYJ91 · May 15, 2019 at 5:05 pm

Am I the only one still using a Motorola Quantico in 2018???

Gregarious Solitudinist · May 15, 2019 at 5:05 pm

watching an adult pour water on a phone makes me understand why we are a civilization in decline.

NbgdStyler63 · May 15, 2019 at 5:05 pm

too pricy

Manoj Thakur · May 15, 2019 at 5:05 pm

Can you ship this I'll pay you ….

Tim Lipinski · May 15, 2019 at 5:05 pm

Have the older Duramax version of this clamshell phone ! Ordered it from ebay for less than $20.00 USD…. Still going strong and the charge lasts a few days or can have eight (8) hours of talk time for the chatty types ! tjl

ペドロ · May 15, 2019 at 5:05 pm

if your phone run java you have milions of apps to download

iOSAndroidRebel · May 15, 2019 at 5:05 pm

I used to live in Boston before moving to San Francisco at age 22 (2005) because I graduated with a Ph.D at Harvard, and taught Stanford, even ran a tech company (CEO).

Chris Telting · May 15, 2019 at 5:05 pm

I'm actually surprised it doesn't have a better camera. On a construction site you need to take documentation pictures all the time as well as using it as a quick and dirty fax machine. I would expect a minimum of 8mp if not 13 simply because most mid range phones have that.

Product_Six · May 15, 2019 at 5:05 pm

So this phone can blu tooth music to my car?

WintaFresh 2nd Channel · May 15, 2019 at 5:05 pm

that phones name sounds like a condom.

The NBA goat channel · May 15, 2019 at 5:05 pm

U can get a case

will riseabove · May 15, 2019 at 5:05 pm

I had my galaxy s7 edge in the ocean, direct sun light on the beach, pool, and threw it into a mud puddle and the only problem I had was it killing chargers, went through 4 in a week lol.

Eddie The Head · May 15, 2019 at 5:05 pm

Dates back to 1963? Wow… That makes it even cooler. Old =/= bad

Ant Vision · May 15, 2019 at 5:05 pm

Really despise how everyone labels old flip phones as dumb phones. If anything they should be called the real smart phone cause ones breaking away from dumbing-down-zombie smart phone.

Free Hhhh · May 15, 2019 at 5:05 pm

Make it my trap phone

DarkTube · May 15, 2019 at 5:05 pm


DuffelBag · May 15, 2019 at 5:05 pm

I recently lost my GS8 in the Pacific Ocean for about 10 minutes, and swam with it in my pocket for the better part of a day with a lot of filming, I washed the phone off in freshwater and its in perfect condition now with no issues. I'm impressed

Dipta sundar Sarkar · May 15, 2019 at 5:05 pm

I just bought a flip phone in 2017. am I mad?

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