Would not recommend this phone to anyone. I went out looking for a durable phone to replace my Samsung Rugby Pro, which i had for three years, and came across this one. It is no where close to the quality of the samsung. It is slow compared to any modern phone and it is anything but durable. It has taken one tumble onto the ground from waist height and sustained multiple chips and scuffs throughout it. The samsung has fallen from twice that height and never chipped once. I am considering going back to the old samsung because i have doubts if this will last multiple months, let alone years.
I have deployed over 100 of these into my fleet. We used them to replace GS5 and GS6 models that have been broken. They're fairly durable. 2GB ram and SD617 is a little shy, considering that Kyocera's GUI is heavier than it's Samsung and Motorola counterparts. User interface can be sluggish at times. Plays most (NOT ALL) games with ease. Overall, it's really the best option for someone who's looking for essential functionality with enhanced durability. Especially on VZW or AT&T.
ee, 12 Jan 2017Can you face time or video call with this fone? Skype mobile
I'm from Malaysia and I was using this phone about 1 month and its awesome device for me. I love it !!!
SD card, 11 Aug 2016It won't have SD card like any action camera does yet it wants to rival those?It has expandable memory
Got it for Verizon, had for a week but so far very happy (coming from iphone 5s user). Excellent HD screen, touch response is pretty good, camera is excellent, wifi connects quick and speeds are good, reception is OK, not great but not any worse than my previous 5s had.Tried T-mobile SIM in it but I don't think it likes it;(
Qi charging works like a charm (got aftermarket base with good reviews and so far no issues) and you save the seal on the charging port by not opening it constantly. Compare to my second line Galaxy S5 interface on this feels faster and snappier. It does have some weight for it but also feels like a very solid built phone. No issues with getting and using apps from the store. Ordered glass protector for it just in case but screen doesn't have any scratches yet and I work in construction with no case and in my pocket in and out constantly.
SD card, 11 Aug 2016It won't have SD card like any action camera does yet it wants to rival those?Has a Micro sd. Lol
Very nice phone, but it cannot be purchased other than AT&T with SIM unlocked. I am locate Asia.
SD card, 11 Aug 2016It won't have SD card like any action camera does yet it wants to rival those?It does have an expandable SD card, up to 256GB.
SD card, 11 Aug 2016It won't have SD card like any action camera does yet it wants to rival those?It does have an SD card slot.
cracka, 18 Aug 2016just needs an external antenna port and it would be a sweet device That is very unlikely on a modern smart phone, would be nice if it had. Would look cool too. 8-)
I love it! I've had a HTC m8 one for two years and since I changed jobs to bring outside in the elements I needed a change of phones. I was honestly looking at the galaxy active, but there was no way I was gonna waste that much money for something like that. Then I noticed this just came out, I remembered a friend has the flip phone version for 6 years so I decided to get this. Best decision ever.
Two points I want to make. Until this year I have always been sold on Windows OS and being with T-Mobile for years was limited on phone choice. That all changed when I switched to AT&T this past spring. I now have my work phone (HTC M-8 with Windows 10) and my weekend/play phone (Kyocera Duaraforce with Android 5.1).
Needless to say my first experience with android has been phenomenal and love my Kyocera Duraforce to a point I now extend my use of my Duraforce past the weekend on occasions. I had made a decision some time ago to switch permanently to Kyocera but I did not want the phablet that came out this year. The Kyocera Pro will make that transition easier for me to switch to Android permanently. I look forward to the release date.