|Battery||3240 mAh LiIon|
Talk: 20 hours max.
Standby: 456 hours max.
|Camera||Resolution: 13+ megapixel |
auto-focus, LED flash / HDR, panorama, night mode, sports mode, timer, underwater mode
|Data||Technology: LTE (Cat 6)|
|Dimensions||5.84 x 2.89 x 0.51 in 148 x 73 x 13 mm|
|Display||5 in diagonal, 16:9|
Full HD 1080 x 1920 pixels
441 ppi approx.
Type: LCD (TFT/TFD)
|Extra Camera||Type: wide-angle |
135-degree lens, 5 megapixel, fixed-focus
|FCC IDs||V65E6820 approved Aug 11, 2016|
V65E6810 approved Aug 11, 2016
|Fast Charging||Standard: QuickCharge 2.0|
|Fingerprint Reader||in lock button on side|
|Front/Selfie Camera||Resolution: 5-megapixel|
|Headphone Jack (3.5mm)||Yes|
|Hearing Aid Compatible||Rating: M4, T3 (mostly tele-coil compatible) |
Verizon version rated M3, T3
|Language Options||Languages Supported: English, Spanish, French, Chinese|
|Memory Card Slot||Card Type: microSD |
up to 200 GB
|Modes||LTE 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 12 / 20 / 29|
WCDMA 1 / 2 / 4 / 5 / 8
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 LTE 4G
band 1 / 2100 MHz IMT (Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania, Brazil, India, Israel)
band 2 / 1900 MHz PCS (Americas)
band 3 / 1800 MHz DCS (Europe, Asia, Africa)
band 4 / 1700 MHz AWS (Americas)
band 5 / 850 MHz Cellular (Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel)
band 7 / 2600 MHz IMT-E (Canada, South America, Europe, Asia)
band 12 / 700 MHz Lower 700 (USA (AT&T, T-Mobile, regional))
band 20 / 800 MHz EU Digital Dividend (Europe)
band 29 / 700 MHz Lower 700 (USA (AT&T))
WCDMA 3G / 4G
band 1 (I) / 2100 MHz IMT (Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania, Brazil, India, Israel)
band 2 (II) / 1900 MHz PCS (Americas)
band 4 (IV) / 1700 MHz AWS (Americas)
band 5 (V) / 850 MHz Cellular (Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel)
band 8 (VIII) / 900 MHz (Europe, Asia, Africa)
850 MHz / band 5 Cellular (Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel)
900 MHz / band 8 (Europe, Asia, Africa)
1800 MHz / band 3 DCS (Europe, Asia, Africa)
1900 MHz / band 2 PCS (Americas)
E6820 (AT&T) shown / E6810 (Verizon) has CDMA and LTE 13 in place of LTE 12 / E6830 (Sprint) has CDMA and LTE 25/26/41 in place of LTE 7/20/29
|OS / Platform||Android version 6.0|
|Processor||1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952|
2 GB RAM
3GB on Verizon version
|Ruggedized||MIL-STD 810G for dust, shock, vibration, temperature extremes, blowing rain, low pressure, solar radiation, salt fog, humidity and immersion, temperature shock, icing freezing rain|
|SIM card size||Nano 4FF|
|Storage/Internal Memory||32 GB raw hardware|
21 GB available to user
Expandable via memory card
|Touch Screen||Type: Capacitive |
works through gloves and when wet / Sapphire Shield glass on Verizon version
|Video Capture||Resolution: 1080p HD |
slow motion, time-lapse modes
|Waterproof/Water Resistance||Rating: IPX8 (SCUBA) |
up to 2 meters for 30 minutes / washable (not harmed by soap)
|Weight||8.1 oz 230 g|
|Wi-Fi||Version(s): 802.11 a,ac,b,g,n|
|Wireless Charging||supports both Qi and PMA standards|
The Kyocera DuraForce Pro has been rated 0.0 out of 5 stars by users.
While I feel like tech wise I'm taking a step back with this phone, I also feel like I don't have much of a choice. I need a phone that is dust, drop, and water resistant, and I won't buy another Samsung phone, I've had too many issues with them overheating and shorting out.
The performance on this phone is comparable an HTC One m8 or galaxy s5 (2.5 year old flagships). So if you only do basic things it'll be fine, if not a bit stuttery from time to time.
The major issue I have is that the touch screen sucks. It's great that you can use it when wet, but when I'm typing, I have to apply a very specific amount of pressure or I get nonsense when I'm swiping, or I get multiple presses when I'm tapping. Not always, but usually. Also while scrolling it tends to select things without my consent.
One more annoying thing is that I was happy it had wireless charging because I don't want to fiddle with ports (it's a pain in the dark), but this phone uses powermat instead of Qi which makes it a lot less useful. There are literally only a handful of accessories available while Qi has probably a thousand. Annoying.
The good: the camera is decent, wide angle is awesome, it's truly waterproof (I have used it underwater), I take it hiking or in the snow and don't worry when I pull it out even if it's raining or snowing, and the screen is pretty good. The software is pretty good, too.
The battery life isn't great, it's okay.
Also promotional materials claimed this phone would support action mounts but there is no evidence of there being one now or in the future. An email to Kyocera went unanswered.
Bottom line is that the keyboard is unacceptable. I'm hoping it's a fluke and i will exchange it. If it is better on the next one I'll update my review. Otherwise the phone is good but test the keyboard for a couple of days to see if it works for you.