Specs summary

Screen
4.5"

The Kyocera DuraForce's screen is 4.5 inches with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.4 GHz

There is a Qualcomm MSM8928 Snapdragon 400 Quad core 1.4 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system (OS).

Camera
8+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 8+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 2+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
16 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3100mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3100 mAh battery. Kyocera's performance ratings are 21 days standby time, 1020 minutes (2G), minutes (3G).



The DuraForce is a rugged handset from Kyocera that can survive a significant amount of abuse without blinking.

- Eric M. Zeman , Phone Scoop 

Reviews (3.8/10 Avg. rating)


Phone Scoop

It's worth a look if you need a durable Android smartphone

from Phone Scoop

The DuraForce is a great entry from Kyocera. It fills a nice role in the rugged handset lineup at AT&T. It's a really tough device that looks good enough to use anywhere and everywhere without fear.

The device is well designed and made. The screen is good, and so are calls, data speeds, and battery life. I was pleased with the comfortable size of the phone, which makes it easy to use one-handed. Its ability to handle abuse and a dunking performed flawlessly....

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The DuraForce is a great entry from Kyocera. It fills a nice role in the rugged handset lineup at AT&T. It's a really tough device that looks good enough to use anywhere and everywhere without fear.

The device is well designed and made. The screen is good, and so are calls, data speeds, and battery life. I was pleased with the comfortable size of the phone, which makes it easy to use one-handed. Its ability to handle abuse and a dunking performed flawlessly.

Kyocera's Android skin is light enough that it won't mar the experience at all. All of Google's standard services and apps are present and accounted for, but so is a ridiculous amount of bloatware. Even so, essentials like messaging, browsing, and email are all functional and useful. The camera software is usable and I was surprised at how good the resulting images were. Pair this with the other media apps and you have a solid entertainment device in hand.

If you're in the market for a rugged phone that can pass as a normal phone, the DuraForce is your best option on AT&T's network.

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PC Magazine

An adventure-ready Android smartphone

from PC Magazine

Ruggedized smartphones run the gamut from the flagship-level performance and svelte construction of a phone like the Galaxy S5 Active, to oversized, ultra-rugged devices like the Sonim XP7. The Kyocera DuraForce sits at a nice middle ground, offering extreme durability in a package that mostly re...More

Ruggedized smartphones run the gamut from the flagship-level performance and svelte construction of a phone like the Galaxy S5 Active, to oversized, ultra-rugged devices like the Sonim XP7. The Kyocera DuraForce sits at a nice middle ground, offering extreme durability in a package that mostly resembles and functions like your typical Android smartphone. And at just $50 on contract, it's a better deal than either of those aforementioned phones; the S5 Active goes for $200 on contract, while the Sonim XP7 is only available unlocked for $579. While I would have liked to see the sapphire crystal carry over from the Verizon Brigadier, the Kyocera DuraForce is still a great option for construction workers and adventure junkies alike.

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Ry

Almost as good as a 7 year old samsung

After one year of usage, can honestly say this is a terrible device. Previous (and still often used while the duraforce is in for repairs) phone was a Samsung rugby smartphone, in comparison the duraforce is heavier, has less battery life, lower real world performance and poorer display. Especially poor is the limited adjustability of screen brightness (can't go too dim or bright), it's failure to work with any type of glove, even the smallest amount of debris on the screen confusing the touch sensors, and it's buttery soft screen. The extremely hot battery while using the device is a bonus for cold climates though, since you can't wear gloves while using it. Kyocera support and warranty is awful, unless you are doing a PhD on "kicking the can down the road". They will basically run you out of warranty by holding and then returning a still not fixed device. Don't buy, even a basic old smartphone is better (and just as survivable.

After one year of usage, can honestly say this is a terrible device. Previous (and still often used while the duraforce is in for repairs) phone was a Samsung rugby smartphone, in comparison the duraforce is heavier, has less battery life, lower real world performance and poorer display. Especially poor is the limited adjustability of screen brightness (can't go too dim or bright), it's failure to work with any type of glove, even the smallest amount of debris on the screen confusing the touch sensors, and it's buttery soft screen. The extremely hot battery while using the device is a bonus for cold climates though, since you can't wear gloves while using it. Kyocera support and warranty is awful, unless you are doing a PhD on "kicking the can down the road". They will basically run you out of warranty by holding and then returning a still not fixed device. Don't buy, even a basic old smartphone is better (and just as survivable.

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Ed

steer clear, not as advertised

battery life is no were near what they advertise . spec says 24 days on stand by , my actual stand by time was 1 1/2 days . talk time was specked at 21 hours my actual talk time was 45 minute . with white back ground and gray text it was near impossible to read text or contacts out side , the only t...More
battery life is no were near what they advertise . spec says 24 days on stand by , my actual stand by time was 1 1/2 days . talk time was specked at 21 hours my actual talk time was 45 minute . with white back ground and gray text it was near impossible to read text or contacts out side , the only thing i found good was the ringer volume, and the speaker phone . i advise you to steer clear of this phone . i return the phone to telus with in a week of phurchase Less

Jeff

I agree 100% with Ed Big waste if money.

Dudley

Don't buy

Slow, bad at taking pictures, and the screen breaks easy
donna

It's sturdy and durableNot even our truck drivers will

Durable enough for our most rugged truck drivers


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Full Specs

Overview
Release date November 7, 2014
Regions available USA, Canada
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/700/2100 /850/2600 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.4.2 KitKat

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Processor Qualcomm MSM8928 Snapdragon 400 Quad core 1.4 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 16 GB
RAM 2 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.48 W/kg
Body: 1.56 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Data Cable, Manual, Standard Battery, USB Power Adapter
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3100 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time 1020 minutes
3G Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 21 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 13.7 x 7.1 x 1.4 cm (5.4 x 2.8 x 0.6 in)
Weight 200 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 68
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels
Pixel density 326 pixels
Size 4.5 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
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, Impact-resistant touchscreen, Glove friendly 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 No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
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 Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, Google Talk
Push-to-talk (PTT) Yes
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallett Yes
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Brightness control, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Image stabilization, HDR, Auto exposure
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WAV
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
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types 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 -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Kyocera E6560

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