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Kyocera DuraForce Pro Featured in Best Rugged

Kyocera DuraForce Pro
5"
1080 x 1920 pixels
13 MP
5 MP front
Qualcomm Snapdragon 617
Octa-core, 1500 MHz
RAM: 2 GB
BATTERY: 3240 mAh
MEMORY: 32 GB + MicroSD
Announced: Aug 10, 2016
Market status: Released
Release date: Aug 31, 2016
Features: Fingerprint Lightweight Thin LTE Rugged NFC Dual SIM

US carrier availability

Available: Verizon, AT&T, Sprint

Pros

  • Water-resistant phone

Cons

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Description

The Kyocera Duraforce Pro is special: it's the world's first rugged smartphone to pack a "super wide view" action camera. Next to a regular 13 MP rear camera, the Duraforce Pro has a 135-degree action camera that can shoot 1080p video in pretty much any conditions (including underwater, and in slow motion). In case you're wondering, 4K video is not an option. The new Kyocera handset is IP68-certified and meets the Military Standard 810G. Action camera and ruggedness aside, the Duraforce Pro is a decent mid-range smartphone. It runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow, sports a 5-inch impact-resistant 1080p display, and is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 617 processor. Other features include LTE connectivity, fingerprint scanner (embedded in the power button), 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of expandable storage space, and a pretty generous 3240 mAh battery (with wireless charging support). There's also a 5 MP camera on the front.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android (6.0)
  • Dimensions:
    • 5.84 x 2.80 x 0.51 inches (148.3 x 71.1 x 13 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 8.1 oz (230 g)
      the average is 5.4 oz (154 g)
  • Features:
    • Fingerprint (touch)
  • Rugged:
      • Water, Dust, Shock, Vibration, Temperature, Humidity resistant
    • IP certified:
      • IP 68
    • MIL-STD-810 certified:
      • Yes
  • Colors:
    • Black

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 5.0 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 441 ppi
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 65.33 %
  • Features:
    • Scratch-resistant glass (Sapphire Shield), Light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 13 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Aperture size:

      Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

      • F2.0
    • Hardware Features:
      • Dual-camera, Autofocus
    • Software Features:
      • Digital image stabilization, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
    • Settings:
      • Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets
    • Shooting Modes:
      • Burst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Effects
  • Camcorder:
      • 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)
    • Features:
      • Time-lapse video, Video calling, Video sharing
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 5 megapixels

Hardware

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 8952
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Octa-core, 1500 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
  • Graphics processor:
      • Adreno 405
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 2 GB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 32 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 256 GB

Battery

  • Capacity:
    • 3240 mAh
  • Type:
    • Not user replaceable, Li - Ion
  • Wireless charging:
    • Built-in (Powermat)
  • Talk time:
    • 20.00 hours
      the average is 24 h (1453 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 19.0 days (456 hours)
      the average is 19 days (467 h)
  • Music playback:
    • 62.00 hours

Multimedia

  • Mirroring:
    • Wireless screen share
  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Radio:
      • FM
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Stereo speakers
  • Additional microphone(s):
      • for Noise cancellation

Cellular

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 20, 29
  • Data:
    • LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA
  • Nano SIM:
    • Yes
  • HD Voice:
    • Yes
  • VoLTE:
    • Yes

Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
  • Notifications:
    • Service lights, Haptic feedback
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M3, T4
  • Other features:
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD, Push-to-Talk
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.2
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS, A-GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation
  • Other:
    • NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 10 Aug 2016

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 11 Aug 2016
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        V65E6820 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 0.77 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 0.60 W/kg
    • Product Specific Use:
      • 1.20 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.54 W/kg

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

This device is also known as Kyocera E6820


Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Kyocera DuraForce Pro

(for Verizon)

differences:

  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 3 GB RAM

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