Kyocera DuraForce Pro

4.7/10 AVG.
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Specs summary


The Kyocera DuraForce Pro's screen is 5 inches with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution.


There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952 Octa core 1.5 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system (OS).

13+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 13+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 5+ megapixels resolution.

32 GB

Internal memory is 32 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3240 mAh battery. Kyocera's performance ratings are 19 days standby time, 1200 minutes (2G), 442 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

The Kyocera DuraForce Pro is a fully rugged smartphone for those who want power and protection all in one package.

- Eric M. Zeman , Phone Scoop 

Reviews (4.7/10 Avg. rating)


Very durable and truly waterproof, but design could be better

from SlashGear
It’s readily apparent that Kyocera put a lot of thought into this phone — it truly is an ultra-durable unit, but one that, at times, feels premium. You don’t have to sacrifice on the security front, for example, thanks to the fingerprint sensor. The phone is truly waterproof, unlike some competing ‘waterproof’ models, and the screen is crisp, bright, and highly saturated... Full review
PC Magazine

Excellent combination of price, features, and performance

from PC Magazine
The Kyocera DuraForce Pro is the best rugged phone on Verizon, with solid specs and unique features for a relatively affordable price... Full review
Tom's Guide

Unbreakable exterior with a blah battery

from Tom's Guide
The Kyocera DuraForce Pro is one of the toughest, most durable phones you can get right now, but its camera and battery aren't great... Full review
Phone Scoop

A capable, rugged Android smartphone for outdoor types who demand a lot from their hardware

from Phone Scoop
Kyocera assembled a compelling handset in the DuraForce Pro. The phone is fully rugged, yet compact enough that it's easy to use on a day-to-day basis. The design is still chunkier than your average metal-and-glass slab (it's comparable to an iPhone 7 in an OtterBox case), but the extreme protection from water, dust, drops, and heat/cold is well worth the trade-off... Full review

Worst phone I've ever owned

Terrible phone within the first month of owning it the screen broke. Software is very slow per freezes up. I owned my S3 for 3 years and never had a broken screen for that matter I've never broken a cell phone screen on my life till I bought this rugged phone lol seriously don't waste your money.... More

Terrible phone within the first month of owning it the screen broke. Software is very slow per freezes up. I owned my S3 for 3 years and never had a broken screen for that matter I've never broken a cell phone screen on my life till I bought this rugged phone lol seriously don't waste your money. It does have a pro tether speaker is awesome but everything else less than desirable.


will not stop running letter together, type the letter lets say B it will contuine to type that letter.

Can't put in pocket without touchscreen jumping to another menu 
Can't put in pocket without touchscreen jumping to another menu  Less

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Full Specs

Release date August 31, 2016
Regions available USA
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
1700/1900/700/2100 /800/850/1800/2600 MHz
SIM Card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 6.0 Marshmallow

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952 Octa core 1.5 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
32 GB
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.67 W/kg
Body: 0.68 W/kg
Languages Chinese, English, French, Spanish
Manufacturer Warranty 2 Years
Accessories Included Data Cable, Manual, USB Power Adapter
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3240 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Yes
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time 339 minutes
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 442 minutes
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
1200 minutes (2G)
Standby Time Up to: 19 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 14.8 x 7.3 x 1.3 cm
(5.8 x 2.9 x 0.5 in)
Weight 230 grams
(8.1 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged Design Yes
IP Rating IP 68
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel Density 441 pixels
Size 5 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML, HTML 5
Browser Google Android
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) Yes
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Main Camera  
Aperture ƒ/2
Resolution 13+ megapixels
Dual Lens Yes
Zoom 4x digital
Flash Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Effects, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, Dual camera feature (2 MP 2nd camera), HDR, Scenes, Slow motion recording
Video Recording Formats MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera  
Resolution 5+ megapixels
Zoom Yes
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, AMR-WB, WAV, QCP, OGG, AMR-NB
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
Additional Comments
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