Verizon's Kyocera Brigadier might be tougher than you

For Verizon users that need a truly rugged phone on the go, the Kyocera Brigadier is now ready to roll. Available for $99 on a two-year contract, $19.99 a month on Edge, or just $399 outright, the Brigadier features a 4.5–inch "Sapphire Shield" display and is completely dust proof, shock proof and waterproof. It's IP68 certification will keep it safe and sound, and you can even type on it while wearing gloves thanks to the Glove and Wet Touchscreen Operation feature.

The Brigadier is running Android 4.4 KitKat and sporting a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with 1.4GHz quad–core processor. 16GB of internal storage here with up to 32GB microSD card. There is also a 2MP front camera, 8MP rear camera, Qi charging and NFC. It also has a large 3100mAh battery to keep things up and running all day long.

You can snag the Kyocera Brigadier now from Verizon's site.

Do you need a hardcore phone like the Brigadier? Will you be picking on up? Sound off in the comments!


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Kyocera Brigadier brings affordable ruggedness and a sapphire display to Verizon


You say 19.99 on Next, is this also on AT&T or did you mean Edge?

Why do these rugged phones always have low end specs? A ton of people want something built to take some abuse that will also perform well. (performance is not going to come from Casio though)

Probably cost. If all the budget goes on armour for the exterior, they have to skimp on internal hardware. Not to mention if it does get destroyed it's not so expensive to replace.

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This phone is mostly for people in the industrial field, and there is nothing wrong with the specs, it runs Kitkat , the processor is powerful enough for your day to day operations, it is water proof, shock resistant, extreme heat resistant, and it sports a tough sapphire screen with 720p, for $400 off contract it is a good deal.

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This won't be a high-volume seller. If VZW doesn't think they stand to make much money selling Qi charging kits, they don't have much interest in pushing to have a device ship without it.

Yes.No 4G though. I suggest you buy it and out it on VZW prepaid for 4G.
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