Thursday 2nd February 2017 by Vane Núñez in Mobile Accessories.
DuraForce is an attractively priced ruggedized phone that offers performance and features that match typical midrange Android smartphones.
The Android Marshmallow handset is powered by a 1.5GHz eight-core Snapdragon processor and a non-removable 3,240mAh battery . It has 32GB of internal storage (with the option to expand up to 256GB with a microSD card) and 2GB of RAM.
The Kyocera Duraforce Pro is a chunky, rubbery affair, measuring in at 5.39 by 2.78 by 0.55 inches (HWD) and 7.06 ounces.
The phone is shockproof, drop-proof, and dustproof, with certifications to IP68 (waterproof up to 30 minutes, to a depth of 2 meters) and Military Standard 810G for protection against dust, shock, vibration, temperature extremes, blowing rain, low pressure, solar radiation, salt fog, humidity, immersion, temperature shock and icing/freezing rain
Loud, dual front facing speakers allow you to hear clearly in noisy situations and facilitate listening to music and watching videos.
It has three cameras. In addition to the front-facing shooter, the back has a 13- and 5-megapixel camera. And while the former features a standard lens, the 5-megapixel rear camera is an “action camera,” which has a wider 135-degree lens and can record 1,920×1,080-pixel video.
It is also secured with a biometric fingerprint sensor to help make sure what is yours stays that way.
The DuraForce Pro became available at AT&T on the 31st of August and recently became available at Verizon as well. You can have a DuraForce Pro for $408 which seems a little expensive when taking its predecessor into account. However, interested buyers can make use of Verizon’s financing scheme, which allows you to pay $17 per month for two years.