Okay. So I'm now on my second DuraForce Pro in less than four months.
I can say without a shadow of a doubt, I do. It recommend this phone. Please be careful with it if you currently have one. Just had to pull the manufacturer's warranty on my phone because it decided to start smoking and nearly catch on fire after plugging it in.
It is rugged which is why I bought it to begin with. Haven't had an issue with cracked screens and I drop it frequently. The camera is absolute shit. It's slow and the battery might as well be non-existent. I tend to get no more than about 5 hours battery life out of my phone.
Do not recommend.
I bought five of the Duraforce Pro phones in Feb 2017. All are still working and when I force stop some of the Verizon software, They even work well. The battery life is a little low compared to some other models and the Duraforce does get hot while charging (sealed battery) but if you put it in front of and air vent while charging, it will charge pretty quick. As for the speed of the device, remove the bloatware. Mine runs as fast as any samsung, just have to keep the open apps down.
lol. worthless piece of crap.- seems to have good random access memory. 3gb.
AnonD-733219, 25 Jan 2018Yeah, I have the DuraForce Pro. I'm seeing a lot about shattered screens. Maybe I'm lucky or ... moreI'm surprised 2 c so many negative reviews I'm currently still using my duraforce pro and will b going to the 2 shortly and that's only due to the battery and charging port I've abused this phone for over a year it was given to me used and I can't tell u how many times I've droped this phone off ladders stepped on it droped in the pool I even left it on top of my car it skidded down the road when I stopped Idk how many times I thaught for sure I killed it but nothing sure it's kind of slow camera kind of sucks but as far as durability this is the best phone I've ever had I've killed 3 galaxy actives and so many other phones but I can't kill this one sure its got a few battle scars but still running strong and even as old as it is I can still make it through a work day without a charge
I have had my pro for over a year & half and love it, Full charge lasts me a full 7 day week with 30% left. The sapphire screen needs no protection and has zero flaws after being dropped many times. Don't understand all the bad reviews, I've owned IPhones and Galaxys plus the active line and the Duraforce Pro is WAY WAY better in every way. I had the Brigadier and that was also great quality and very tough, would of kept it if it would take a larger capacity micro sd, The Pro takes a 256gb with the internal 32gb and for now that works for me. I will wait a year or so for the price of the Duraforce Pro 2 to come down and have 64gb internal and 512gb sd plus the camera lense is now sapphire like the screen (Verizon only AT&T is Dragontrail) Anyway I love my Pro and have had zero issues in over a year & half
Anonymous, 15 Aug 2019This phone is a monumental piece of shit!! Crappy battery life, crappy camera, everything abou... moreI just bought this KYOCERA duraforce pro 2 because I liked the first generation. However they did something to the second generation. I've had this phone 4 days and I'm about to smash this worthless piece of crap. And she KYOCERA for even selling this. I have so many issues it's unreal. freezing, Bluetooth, keyboard hitbox issues, camera is worth less, battery barely makes it 8 hours, screen won't scroll randomly and also won't let me scroll it just scrolls back up. It came with so much pre installed junk and you can't uninstall half of it. Or disable it. I "upgraded" my 16GB Galaxy J7 to this which is LITERALLY TWICE THE PRICE and OMG. I can't do anything on it.
This phone is a monumental piece of shit!! Crappy battery life, crappy camera, everything about this phone is shit! And don't believe them for a second when they tell you that the screen is "crack proof" that is a flat out lie! Avoid this phone like the plague!!! I'm about to get a new phone and will probably make a video of me smashing the Duraforce pro with a hammer with a big smile on my face.
Used it for about 2 weeks,it's really good.A little overheat but because I'm playing video games so no problem,just put it in the freezer of my fridge then out it will be fine.I'm using the samsung wireless charger it's worked so no problem with the wireless charging.Gaming is great,some old gameloft wapstore games worked like a charm because someone fixed them,some are not working because of the resolution,chipset bla bla,besides their new games work fine.Camera?I think these rugged phone will not have a good camera but i think the photos quailty is still good in some scenes but sometimes it's bad,this camera lens is not sapphire like the pro 2 but it's not important.Hope that I can buy the pro 2 in the future
Chrissy, 08 Feb 2019 I have a turbo 2 , may I ask why u hate it? And what u recommend instead? I drop my phone al... moreWhat wireless charger you got, I have tried alot of wireless charger but it doesn't work with the Kyocera Phone. email me the model of wireless charger thanks, email@example.com
Chrissy, 08 Feb 2019 I have a turbo 2 , may I ask why u hate it? And what u recommend instead? I drop my phone al... moreWhat wireless charger you got, I have tried alot of wireless charger but it doesn't work with the Kyocera Phone.
I don't like the Duraforce Pro,it has never kept a charge, it overheats. It's been 11/2 yr frustration. Verizon failed to help on 2 attempts. I'll be paying off soon, can't wait!
Anonymous, 02 Sep 2018If you had a Droid Turbo 2, you'll hate this phone. I'm going back to Motorola. I have a turbo 2 , may I ask why u hate it? And what u recommend instead? I drop my phone alot love the camera and wireless charging . And nothing seem to compare 3 years later :(
And since then, (according to GSMArena) Kyocera has not released another phone. Good riddance!!!
If you had a Droid Turbo 2, you'll hate this phone. I'm going back to Motorola.
Time travalaz, 17 Dec 2017I've jus gotten the dura force but the camera is horrible I'm fr Jamaica and I've used alot of... moreI have the DuraForce and Duraforce Pro. The photo quality is awful, but there is a free and easy fix. Download Open Camera from Google Play. It now take wonderful pictures. Enjoy.
Bought the Kyocera Duraforce E6762. Within the first year, the soundboard went. I leave the phone in my vehicle during the day. I went for the more expensive phone as I do construction. I was still under warranty, so we sent it back for repair. Now, at almost 15 months total of owning this phone, I have the same exact problem. The soundboard once again is going. As in last time, I have to put it on speaker to hear. And, even with that, the sound is garbled and sketchy. I need my phone for work. I called and they said it is no longer under warranty and I would pay upwards to $145.00!! to have it fixed. I told them that it is a recurring issue that started within the first year. Why would I pay to have the same issue fixed, when apparently, it will happen again in the next few months? I also told them that I paid decent money for a rugged phone. When, in all reality, it is still a cheap phone as far as the insides are concerned. I would just as soon buy a basic flip phone. I will not be getting another of these. Oh, on another note, I was going to something on the screen and when I tapped it, the screen shattered. I didn't drop it or abuse it. Just doing what you normally do. Yeah, not covered. So why are people getting this?? So, yeah, bad review from me.
I am currently using the second one of this device as the first i gave away to my brother.
I just went through some of the comment/opinion from other consumer.
Yes the camera is not that good as i expected, but i totally understand that because it's a rugged phone.
So far so good with the battery compare to my Honor 8. Everyday i come home from work i still always have 70-85% of battery life, when at the same time my Honor 8 never has more than 30%.
Charging is slower than Honor 8 i noticed that, but also it's a bigger capacity. so i don't complain.
Performance is not that bad compare to the new model of the rugged phone. i have this phone for more than a year now, and it still get the job done as expected.
The design, I love it! It's manly design. I think Sumsung might actually copied the Programmable Key for their Bixby bottom.
Speaker is very good.
Overall, i would always pick up a phone that has similar design.
Just like every kyocera phone...that battery takes a shit. Quik charge is down to a trickle. Tried all the little tips and tricks that even kyocera provided. Nothing unless I want to spend money and send it away for 3 weeks