TO ALL THE HATERS: I've had the old Brigadier for years and just this week the battery is shot. Yes its alittle slow and the old camera is weak but I've put this thing thru hell and back. That's why I ordered this new DuraForce Pro. Well I should say an upgrade thru Verison for $00.00. But if the old one didn't hold up I wouldn't go with it. Plus I liked the smaller size, 5.37" X 2.69". This one is 1/2" taller X 1/4 wider but I'll take it. If it holds up like the Brigg did then I'm more than happy.
Hi i'm from Malaysia. Is there any store in Malaysia which sells this phone? I really would want to know because it seema like a really good phone and i'd definitely would want to know which stores over to go to buy it.
AnonD-345215, 22 Dec 2016I'm from Malaysia and I was using this phone about 1 month and its awesome device for me. I lo... moreBro which store you bought the phone in Malaysia? And honestly is the phone really good as they say?
this phone is the final nail in the coffin for me for kyocera..not only does the battery life suk.. so does the screen and overal OS responsiveness... battery will be dead by 3pm with ocasional use...the sluggishnes of the phone is a big issue..often times while typing a stutter will cause multiple letters being typed... "kyyocerrra iss a huunkk of shiiit"..
likewise a delay can cause accidental clicks on web pages and apps.. the phone IS quite tough and the speaker IS loud... also the camera is awesome...but I myself am put off by its sluggishness and frustrating delay..
I typed this on my duraforce/brigadier .. which actually is a solid phone..it doesnt offer a great cam or awesome DPI but it does fit bill for rugged and loud with better battery life than the PRO.. IMO you might want to just buy a samsung S5 active and a decent case, also an extra battery and a stand alone battery charger..S5 isnt really loud SO if you work in or around heavy equipment it might not be best option.. if you dont care to sacrifice screen size and cam quality the Duraforce/brigadier is loud and bat decent... DO NOT BUY THE PRO AT FULL COST its simply not worth it.
Had the phone a month, have the screen protector but bent over, was on my knees and it popped out of front pocket, landed flat face down from two feet and screen is shattered. It's heavy and a lot less durable than my 7 in an otter box. Wasted money and now wishing I had my seven back. The reception is pathetic and battery goes quick, too quick. Again don't buy it and save your money.
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.