- Eric M. Zeman , Phone Scoop
The DuraForce is a rugged handset from Kyocera that can survive a significant amount of abuse without blinking.
Reviews (3.8/10 Avg. rating)
It's worth a look if you need a durable Android smartphone
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... Full review
An adventure-ready Android smartphone
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 cryst... Full review
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. Especial... More
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.Less
steer clear, not as advertised
It's sturdy and durableNot even our truck drivers will
Manuals / User Guides
- Kyocera DuraForce Manual (PDF)
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